Coming into a new community can be exciting but at the same time there is so much to do. Hopefully you will get to know people who can help. Neighbors and co-workers can introduce you to the amenities in the area and may be able to refer you to medical and dental professionals as well.

Finding a family dentist will be a top priority. Getting a few names from personal recommendations or on the American Dental Association website, will give you a head start. From there you can do your own homework and find the practice that will make the best dental home for you and your family members.

You can get a good overview of a dental practice from their website. See a list of the services that they specialize in as well as office hours, contact information and directions to the location. Some will include testimonials from current patients which you may find have something in common with your own concerns. Those who practice cosmetic dentistry may include a “gallery page” showing the results of their work. Seeing images of successful outcomes can be encouraging especially if you may be considering having a similar procedure. A well designed website will acquaint you with the dentist and his associates by letting you read a little about their backgrounds including educational degrees, specific accomplishments and community involvement.

When you’ve finished your research and think you may have found the dentist that could be just the right fit for your family, call the office to set up a time for an actual visit to the facility.

Take this opportunity to meet the office staff, introduce yourself to the dentists, the hygienists and any other associates. Make a list of questions to ask while you’re there.

When you visit the website of Spokane Valley Dentistry you will be able to read what to expect from your first visit. You can enter your information on the new patient form or call 509-926-6261 to schedule.