Dental One Associates of Westminster
412 Malcolm Drive, Suite 100, Westminster, MD 21157

Selecting a Dentist Who’s Right for Your Needs

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Healthy teeth and gums ensure a great smile, and your oral health can directly affect your general health, so finding the right dentist to manage your family’s oral care is important. It can also be a monumental task when you don’t know how to start. Although it’s not difficult to find an affordable dentist who is accepting new patients, selecting a dentist for your personal needs is a different story. Some dentists may not accept your dental plan. Others may have inflexible office hours. If you need specialized care, some dentists may not be qualified to handle your case. Fortunately, there are ways to make selecting a dentist a little easier. Here are some great tips to get you started.

Know the Types of Dentists

The first thing to know is that dentists whose titles designate them as doctors of dental surgery (DDS) and those who are known as doctors of dental medicine (DMD) have the exact same qualifications and training. A general dentist may also be called a family or cosmetic dentist. These titles do not reflect official dental specialties. If you are experiencing common symptoms such as tooth or jaw pain, minor bleeding, tooth injury or cavities, you probably don’t need to consult a specialist. A general dentist can assess your specific needs after a comprehensive exam. He or she may be able to perform treatments like wisdom tooth extractions and restorative procedures that specialists also perform.

Ask Prospective Dentists the Right Questions

Ask each prospective practitioner the following questions before selecting a dentist:

  • What training and experience do you have?
  • What advanced technologies or equipment do you use?
  • What kinds of sedation do you offer?
  • How are after-hours or weekend emergencies handled?
  • Which dental insurance plans do you accept?

To find out more about local dentists and dental clinics, contact your local dental associations, and read online reviews. Family member, friends, neighbors, and coworkers may also be valuable sources of information when selecting a dentist.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Westminster, call Dental One Associates of Westminster today at (410) 970-0292 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Westminster. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Westminster, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Westminster.

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I’ve been a patient here for about 18 months now. I have had cavities filled, wisdom teeth removed, and sudden tooth pain examined. I used to be terrified to visit the dentist. After 8 years I […]
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I have had nothing but a positive experience with all of the front office staff, dental assistants, and doctors. The other plus is that most of our family’s dental needs can be taken care of at the […]
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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