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Why Do Dental Goals Matter?

Posted on 9/21/2021 by Office of Dr. James A. Krippaehne
Why Do Dental Goals Matter?As with anything in life, if you want to be successful, it is important to identify goals to reach a measure of success. Similarly, in dentistry, it is important for the patient to think about what they want to get out of their relationship with their dental professional. If you do not choose to have any goals for your dentist, you may not ask any questions at your initial appointment to help you understand if that dentist is a good match for you. Not all dentists have the same range of experience or expertise.

Common Dental Goals

While dental patients around the world want their dentists to accept all insurance policies and always be flexible if you miss an appointment, there may be higher goals for you to consider. If you are looking for a new dentist in the area, you might want to ask them about how long they have been in practice. Most often, an experienced dentist will be more connected to other professionals they could refer you to if you need it. In addition, an experienced dentist may have a broader range of dental knowledge. If they have been in the area for a while, you could also ask patients if this dentist has gained their trust and loyalty.

You may also want to ask if your dentist offers financing options. Can you pay upfront and receive a discount? You will also want to know if they send appointment reminders or summaries of dental procedures you received while in their office.

Come to Our Office for a Dental Exam

Think about your dental goals before you come to our office. We would be happy to discuss with you our dental philosophy and answer any questions you have about our dental practice. We look forward to meeting you and helping you have a beautiful and functional smile.
We believe in educating patients about their treatment options and listening to their questions and concerns.
We focus on prevention so that you keep your smile healthy. We provide excellent comfortable care for all procedures.
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