When choosing a good dentist, you have several decisions to make. Does this dentist offer the services my family needs? What are the doctor’s qualifications? Do they accept emergency patients? Take your insurance?
By asking these questions, you can find many good dentists that fit your family’s needs. But you invest a lot in your family’s oral health, so they deserve more than just a good dentist – they deserve a great dentist.
What Makes a Great Dentist Great?
It turns out that many of the qualities that make a dentist great have less to do with skill and knowledge than they do with “chairside manner." Here are three of the qualities we've identified that we believe represent a great dentist:
- A great dentist is interested in you, not just your teeth. They take time to get to know you and put you at ease. Building a relationship with you helps develop mutual trust and respect, and opens up the door to a friendly, long-term relationship.
- A great dentist listens to your concerns and answers all your questions patiently. Nobody expects you to be an expert on oral health, so you want to feel comfortable opening up about your concerns and asking for more information about a particular procedure.
- A great dentist doesn’t rush through your appointment. You don’t want a dentist who rushes in and out of the treatment room while they tend to other patients. The focus should be on you, your concerns, and your needs.
We Look Forward to Meeting You!
If you are looking for a top dentist in Birmingham, AL who addresses all these needs and provides the highest standard of care, please call Cook Family Dentistry. We think you will find that we go above and beyond the usual standards to provide the best dental care possible.