At any given time, there are lots of people looking for a new dentist. Common reasons include moving to a new city, a long-time dentist retiring, or simply getting back to the Dentist after a layoff from dental care. Well, it certainly helps that we live in the "information era". Specifically, we can quickly and seamlessly gather tons of information on a given topic. It helps us to choose service providers. It helps us to choose Doctors and Dentists.
Despite all of this information, many still use quick internet searches to locate service providers. Often, a top priority is proximity. In a busy world, people value convenience. This is one of the reasons that "dentist near me" is one of the top 3 search terms used to locate a Dentist on Google. Previously, my Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Family Dentist post explored the many ways in which Dentists differ. These differences underscore the importance of thinking about what you want in a Dentist. Our region is home to some of the very best Dentists you will find anywhere - but we're all a little different. So think about what is important to you and then let those things guide your search. You can do far better than simply searching for a "dentist near me".
You can find out about a lot of the factors listed above by requesting a "Meet & Greet" consult with a prospective Dentist. Do this at a few offices. The time you spend doing this will be well worth it in the long run!
Don't just search for a "dentist near me", look for the best dentist for you. Use the information I've provided above to guide a high quality search for a new Family Dentist. You'll be more likely to find an office that suits you and satisfies your priorities. We're not all the same. And the best Dentist for one person may not be the best Dentist for another.
This article is meant to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Kitchener Dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a dental condition or treatment.