Choosing a new dentist can be a challenge for many individuals. You want to be sure that you’re making the right choice for yourself and your family. Going through questions to ask your new dentist will help make you more confident about the choice you’re making.
1) Are you in-network for my insurance company?
This is one of the most critical questions to ask a new dental provider. Your goal is to choose a dentist who meets the rest of your needs who is also covered by your insurance. At Stratman Family Dentistry, we accept most insurance plans and will do everything we can to help you maximize your benefits, including submitting your claims electronically and tracking as well as following up on your claims. Don’t have insurance? Don’t worry! We have payment plans and accept CareCredit for our uninsured or underinsured patients.
2) What payment options do you have?
Many dental procedures aren’t covered 100% by your dental insurance. Before you decide on a dentist, make sure that your new dentist has payment options that work for you. To cover your additional expenses, if any, we take credit cards and you can also cover your expenses easily with CareCredit, a patient financing card that may have lower interest rates than normal credit cards.
3) How do you handle…?
Chances are, you have specific concerns about sitting in the dentist’s chair. Do you need a dentist who is prepared to handle children so that you can use one dentist for your entire family? Do you have high anxiety about sitting in the dentist’s chair? Make sure you ask your dentist all of those important questions before you head in for your first appointment. At Stratman Family Dentistry, we offer complete dental care for all ages. Whether you need restorative or preventive care, we have you covered.
4) What type of technology does your office use?
Using the latest technology ensures that you get the best treatment for your teeth, from regular cleanings to fillings and other issues. We use digital X-rays and pain-free dentistry to ensure you get the most accurate and precise diagnosis.
5) Does your office focus on patient service?
You want a dentist’s office that runs on time and spends the energy necessary to make sure you’re getting the care you need. By working with a dentist who understands your busy schedule, you’re able to take care of routine dental issues without having to worry about the logistics. At Stratman Family Dentistry, our dental office welcomes emergency appointments and we have extended hours on Wednesday to fit your busy schedule.
If you’re looking for a dentist who combines the latest technology in the field with a patient-focused attitude, look no further! Contact us today to learn more about our office and how we can help fill your dental needs.