If you are moving to a new location, check with your current dentist to see if he/she can give you a referral for a dentist in the area where you will be relocating.
If you are looking for a new dentist in your current area, good sources to ask for referrals are:
- Family members
- Co workers
- Church members
- Your physician
- Your pharmacist
You can also check the online dentist directories to find out information, addresses and phone numbers of dentists in your area or the area in which you are interested in.
- The location of the dental office
- Availability of appointment times and office hours
- After hours emergency care
- Is the dentist a member of a state or national dental society?
Of course, these are just a few factors to consider. Take your time and write down what is important to you. You also might have to visit several dentists before you find one that you are comfortable with, but there is nothing wrong with that.
Finding a new dentist is something to take seriously and it is also completely acceptable to change dentists if you are not happy with your current one.