How to Find the Right Family Dentist

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Finding the right family dentist is essential for your oral health. Doing so will help create a healthy, trusting relationship with a dental crew you can rely on. Going to a single office for all your oral health needs can familiarize them with your dental history and habits, add a layer of convenience, and increase their accessibility.

This is why we encourage everyone to research when looking for a new dentist. Find out their qualifications, learn what services they offer, check out their reviews, and gather whatever additional information you need to make a decision. Everybody looking for a family dentist has different wants and needs, so it’s important for you to determine yours. 

What To Look For

Qualifications & Credentials

Learning about a potential family dentist’s history and credentials can make or break a first impression without even saying a word. For example, when you look at someone’s resume and see that they have graduated from a prestigious school like Harvard, Stanford, or Johns Hopkins University, the first thing many people might think is how impressive that is. The same can be said for dentists, especially if they have schools like Columbia University College of Dental Medicine or UCSF School of Dentistry on their resumes. 

Seeing their history and how long they have been in the industry are major indicators of whether customers are spending their time and money there. With today’s technology, we can look at their reviews on Yelp or Google, which is something that a lot of people look for in terms of qualifications and credentials. 

Services Provided

Dentists provide many essential services, such as teeth cleaning, fillings, and root canals. However, some dentists offer more specialized services such as Invisalign, dental implants, and CEREC dental crowns. Your current dentist may already provide these services, but ask yourself who has better tools, practices, and team members. Do they offer better-quality products for fillings, crowns, veneers, and other dental procedures? The type of services provided is important, but so is the quality of those services.


The environment is another factor to include when choosing the best dentist for you. Whether you call in and have some questions or walk in and talk to the receptionists, the way they treat you when they first meet you can reflect the type of environment the dentist wants to create. If you can walk around and get a short tour, you will notice and experience the facility’s energy and aesthetic. This does not mean they are the perfect dentist for you, but by seeing how other dentists, dentist assistants, and their patients treat each other, it can be evident what type of environment the dentist creates. This might help you see how they will care for you and your family. If the facilities are not clean, up-to-date, or organized, you might wonder, “How can they take care of my teeth if they can’t manage or keep their office clean?”

Referrals & Reviews

When choosing a restaurant for dinner, people tend to look at the reviews and ask friends for suggestions. When we ask for reviews from people we trust or who have been (in this case) patients, we receive firsthand experience and, hopefully, an honest opinion. This will give you some information that you can only experience if you decide to become a customer.


One of the most important aspects that many families research when choosing a family dentist is the convenience of the dentist’s office. Do they take your insurance? Where is the office located in relation to your home, office, or school? Do their office hours align with when you would need an appointment? If none of the answers are convenient for you and your schedule, it might be time to look elsewhere.

Make an Appointment with Eubanks Family Dental 

No dental practice is perfect, and there are always going to be comparisons between one dental practice to another. But at Eubanks Family Dental, our customers are our number one priority. We try our best to help you with your oral health goals and are intent on creating a customized care program to help you avoid dental issues. At the same time, we want to make the office as welcoming and warm as possible, with questions and conversations encouraged. Contact us today to request an appointment or to have your questions answered!

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