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Top 18 things to look for in a new
dentist
It is a good idea to have a dentist selected before you have a dental emergency.
Toothaches and dental pain are usually at their worst in the middle of the night, so regular
dental visits are important because routine maintence is always cheaper and more
convenient then repairing large, painful and expensive problems. Your dentist will take
x-rays to look for problems that you can not see or feel.
1. When the dentist is available, is it convenient for your schedule? – does the office
have early morning hours, evening hours or Friday hours
2. Does the dentist have the latest technology to ensure the best results and patient
care.
3. Provides excellent personalized dental care to patients
4. Provides a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to the patients needs, wants and
circumstances
5. Provides a no cost initial examination and necessary x-rays so that patients do not
have to use their resources to find out what dental problems they have, the
resources can be used to fix whatever dental problems they may have
6. Is there a discount for payment in full by either cash or check
7. Are there 12 month no interest financing plans available on approved credit
8. Are there testimonials from current patients describing their experiences
available
9. Does the dentist have a strong commitment to continuing dental education
10. Dentist trained to deal with medical emergencies basic life support (BLS) and
advanced cardiac life support (ACLS)
11. Dental office is properly equipped to deal with medical emergencies : automated
external defibulator (AED), up to date medical emergency kit and oxygen tanks
12. Dentist provides computer patient education so patients can understand and be
comfortable with needed dental procedures
13. Up to date sterilization procedures, all equipment is autoclaved or disposable
14. Type of emergency care offered. Is the dentist available by phone after hours and
on weekends
15. Dental costs are determined prior to treatment
16. Are there options to deal with dental anxiety such as nitrous oxide laughing gas to
IV sedation
17. Dentist stands behind the work performed by providing a written warranty
18. Dentist is able to perform a wide variety of dental procedures with a high degree
of expertise so you do not have to be referred out to other offices for each
procedure.
Scott E. Shamblott, DDS, FAGD, FDOCS is a general and family dentist at Shamblott
Family Dentistry in Hopkins, MN. Dr. Shamblott practices sedation dentistry or sleep
dentistry using a Nurse Anesthetist to provide the appointment of your dreams.
Shamblott Family Dentistry provides same day emergency dental care appointments so
you can get out of pain TODAY. All new patients receive a FREE examination and
necessary X-rays. Visit http://www.shamblottfamilydentistry.com/ for more information
and great special offers.


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