It is important to take time and do the necessary research when choosing a family dentist. Bloomfield Hills residents can take advantage of our services at Scott J Owens DDS and Family Dentistry. We understand the importance of personalized attention and focus on what we need to do to provide high-quality dental care.
Factors to Consider
A dentist should be close to either home or work, depending on which will facilitate scheduling visits and arriving on time. At Scott J Owens DDS Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we serve those who either live or work in the area of Bloomfield Hills.
The dental office should accept your dental insurance and offer the ability to pay by personal checks, credit cards or offer payment plans as many dental plans require partial payment by the patient.
Being comfortable with the dentist and feeling that you can discuss symptoms, ask questions and that your concerns are being heard and understood is of primary importance. Not being afraid to ask for pain medication or for more detailed information about a procedure are also significant considerations.
Finally, you should verify professional qualifications such as whether the dentist is licensed, his or her academic background, professional affiliations, and hours of experience in certain specialized procedures.
At Scott J Owens DDS Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, our Drs. Scott J Owens DDS have over 200 hours of continuing education credits and warm and friendly personalities.
Finding a Dentist
When looking for a dentist, there are several types of people that can be called. Friends and members of the family are a great resource. They can provide more personal details regarding the personality of the providers and office staff. You can ask your physician as well if you are between dentists.
You can also call your dental insurance company as it will have the names and contact information for dentists in your area who are covered by their plan. Your state dental association is another resource as those who are members of the state association are typically members of the American Dental Association.
Finally, dental schools in your area can be a good resource. They usually have clinics that accept new patients and offer high-quality dental care. Routine care is provided by dental students and residents so for more complicated procedures, you can always see us at Scott J Owens DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentistry.