When you move to a new town or city one of the first things on your “to-do” list should be to find a good family dentist, one that will be able to treat all the members of your household whatever their dental issue may be.

Take the advice of the people that you trust when it comes to getting the recommendations you’ll need to make an informed decision about a dentist who will be a good fit for your family’s needs.

Location, location, location! It’s something to consider when choosing your family dentist. If the dentist’s office is conveniently located and easy to access without having to tackle heavy traffic or change routes along the way, you will be more apt to be sure to get to appointments on time. At the same time check out the availability of the dentist’s office schedule. It is important that his office hours coincide with your busy work and school agendas.

A family dentist will stress prevention over treatment. His main concern will be to take care of the overall oral health of his patients so that any concerns that may come up can be handled in the earliest stages. Experience is always a factor. You’ll feel better knowing that the dentist who is caring for you and your children has performed the procedures frequently and with a good success record.

The office should welcome you for a meet and greet session before the first appointment is set. You will want to be introduced to the office staff and see for yourself that the environment is family friendly. This will be the time for you to ask about things like sedation techniques, how emergencies are handled and how far ahead appointments need to be lined up.

On the practical side, insurance plans and payment policies should definitely be addressed beforehand so that there will be no misunderstandings later. Will the office send out reminders about upcoming appointments and how often will regular visits be scheduled are some other things you’ll want to find out about.

Contact Spokane Valley Dentistry for the highest quality family dental care. Call (500) 926-262.