Dental One Associates of Marietta
1275 Powers Ferry Road, Suite 10, Marietta, GA 30067

How to pick a dentist after you move into a new town

How to pick a dentist after you move into a new town.

With all of the hustle and bustle that comes with moving your family into a new hometown, you'll certainly have plenty to do after you move into your new abode. Along with unpacking all of your worldly possessions, settling on a new interior design and getting your kids acclimated to their new community, there are a variety of tasks you'll need to undertake to ensure the long-term health and well-being of your loved ones. Finding a dentist is certainly among the top of your list of priorities, as proper care for you and your family's teeth can prevent a wide range of future health problems. However, finding one of these physicians can be difficult in a place that is still quite foreign to you, so consider the following tips to narrow down your search and find a doctor you can trust with your family's dental health.

Ask your friends and neighbors
As you get to know people in your neighborhood, at your kids' school and other social situations, don't be hesitant to ask for recommendations about dentists and other doctors in the area. These individuals may be able to provide a wealth of personal experiences and other important information that can give you insight into a dentist's standard of care and how he or she handles a practice.

Go through your insurance company
Finding a dentist that will work with your family's healthcare plan is a major consideration and can help you narrow down your search significantly. Consider visiting your insurance company's website for a listing of dentists in your area that will accept your form of insurance. While these websites usually don't get into specifics, such as standard of care, patient reviews and other information, it can give you a great starting point to find physicians in your geographic area that will be convenient for your needs.

Set up consultations
You can learn a lot about your future dentist by stopping into his or her office and simply sitting down for a conversation, reported KnowYourTeeth.com. Bring along a copy of your family's dental history, as well as a list of important questions. For instance, inquire about the dental procedures that are done in the office, as opposed to those which may have to be outsourced to a different doctor. Additionally, it may be wise to ask about your dentist's medical history, whether or not he or she is a member of the American Dental Association or the Academy of General Dentistry. These are great starting points to consider before you begin to delve into more intensive questions.

Study your dentist's demeanor
Many people have a fear of the dentist's office, and if your kids don't exactly have a favorable view of the place, it may be advisable to find a dentist that has experience working with all age groups. A family-friendly dentist who can make a regular teeth cleaning a fun experience is a rare treat for parents, who can help meet their kids' oral care needs without having to give their loved ones a pep talk every time they head into the office. After all, your new dentist will most likely handle your family's dental needs for years to come, so knowing that you have a friendly, affable person to see every few months will make the experience less of a chore.

Choosing the right dentist is a major decision for your family's overall well-being, but if you take your time and weigh the pros and cons of each one of these professionals, you can find an individual that is more than capable of handling your family's requirements.

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This visit was for a cleaning. Alisa was my new dental hygienist and she did a great job.
James R.
I came in for a deep cleaning/scaling. The doctor (Dr. Johnson) assisted with any questions that I had, numbed my gums to prepare for the pain. The […]
Terin B.
Dr. Carden and Shiela are great.
Robert W.
Very professional and kind people.
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Great customer service and the doctor really did well by explaining everything I needed to know.
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Dr Carden is the best!
Robert B.
I was nervous about having two tooth pulled and DR. Choy was awesome putting me at ease all during the procedure.
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Great staff and love their work
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As usual. a very good experience.
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I am so glad to have found Dental One Associates they are the most friendly group of people I have ever met. And the work they do on you they make […]
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Courteous, professional, friendly staff. Did not have a moment where I felt uncomfortable.
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I searched for years to find a dentist I was comfortable with and four years ago I found it in Dr. Carden. He has made my numerous visits as painless […]
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I really like the staff at Dental one , I just wish the prices were a little lower....
Helen A.
The staff is very kind. Dr. Randall is thorough.
Demond M.
Great servuce
David M.
very accomodating as usual. good group!
Thomas K.
At first I was a little nervous because my insurance wasn't verified. I reschedule my last appointment because of the same thing and was told when I […]
Akeeya S.
I had Dr. Nguyen as my dentist and he is fantastic! His workers were also so sweet! The prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is great! I am going […]
Amira M.
Jozett is marvelous!
Carla B.
As always superb service and craftsmanship by all.
Robert M.
Every person I have dealt with at this office has treated me with care and concern. They are professionals in every way. I feel as though they are […]
David F.
good hygienist and dentist
Demetrius L.
I felt really nervous going in but the assistant was very nice. The x-rays were painless except for a few but she added a piece of gauze which […]
Crystalin T.
good visit.
Keith H.
Service was great!
Rhonda W.
Friendly staff and Dr. Johnson is great!
Kimberly R.
About as pleasant of an experience as a trip to the Dentist can be. Only feedback is that when I confirm with you via you text message, please don't […]
Chad M.
Very good experience there! Very thorough cleaning & exam....everyone is very friendly and helpful!
Claudia S.
Great experience, very informative throughout the process of my root canal. Very patient but quick. Little to no waiting.
Destiny W.
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Svetlana P.
Jozette rocks!
Carla B.
Staff was very friendly
Stephon T.
The young lady names Tanisha ( hopefully the spelling is close) was very prompt in taking me back for my appointment. She had the task of replacing […]
Barbara B.
As always my trip to the Dentist was pleasant and totally non stressful.
Michael T.
Jozett is awesome. Very professional and knows her craft.
Terry V.
Staff is pleasant, appointments are typically convenient to my work schedule, and dental plans are created specific to your personal dental needs […]
Teresa B.
I was annoyed that my hygienist was no longer there and I waited longer than usual. Andrea was superb though. Dr. Carden is pretty amazing, too.
Kyshia C.
Very professional and personable at the same time.
Panayiotis M.
Very satisfied with Dental One Associates.
David M.
Jozett and Dr. Meyerson are amazingly talented, brilliant in their profession & take their time to be kind and gentle. I'm so grateful to have found […]
Pam A.
I spent 4.5 hours there yesterday and everyone involved in my care was very caring and concerned about how I was doing the entire appointment.
Vickye P.
enjoyed the services and the folks as usual. been a patient for over 20 years.
Arthur G.
they took time to educate me on my condition and they were very pleasant . i found a dental office that i would keep.
Lyndeshia P.
Very good experience!
Anonymous
great service and great people!!!!!
Corie B.
They were very quick and made it completely painless. I love my dentist. He is very nice, helpful and good at his job. They weren't trying to sell me […]
Megan W.
Very simple and easy for a root canal, I was expecting a long time to be there and was not at all in and out within an hour
Cindy F.
Great Job!!!!
Corie B.
Great staff and Dr Randell was great! My dental procedure went smooth with no pain (root canal).
Shannon M.
The staff is very courteous, professional and gentle. Dr. Nguyen has worked on two crowns and a cavity with great bedside manner and skill.
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