Choosing a Family Dentist

July 22, 2020

Whether you’re a new parent, have recently moved to the area, or are just looking for a new dentist in Terre Haute, we know that finding a family dentist can feel overwhelming. Nothing is more important than your family’s health, and deciding on a dentist can seem like a daunting task. The team at Vivid Smiles is here with expert advice when it comes to how to choose the best family dentist for you and your loved ones: 

Evaluate Your Prospective Dentist’s Training & Credentials

One of the first things you should do when looking for a dentist is evaluate the credentials and training of your prospective family dentist. Look for any specializations that they may have. Do they have experience with a special type of treatment, like endodontics or dental implants? When did they graduate from dental school? How much experience do they have in their field?

Usually, you can find all of this information on the dentist’s website. Evaluate their experience and qualifications, and you’ll have a much better sense of whether or not they are a good fit for you and your family. 

Want to learn more about Dr. Roshini Durga Paruchuri and Dr. Jacob Philip? Call our office to schedule an interview or check out more info about our office and our team.

Look For A Wide Range Of Dental Services

As a rule, it’s a good idea to work with a dentist who offers a wide variety of in-house dental services, such as crowns, dentures, periodontal care, and other common services. If your dentist can handle the majority of your dental needs without referring you to another dentist, you’ll save both time and money – and you won’t have to drive across town to see another dentist. 

At Vivid Smiles, we offer comprehensive treatments for patients of all ages and stages of dental health. We treat everyone at our office, from toddlers to grandparents, and you can always trust that we will provide highly personalized care.

Take A Look At Reviews & Testimonials

The next step you should take is to look at reviews and testimonials. You can usually find reviews on the dentist’s website, and also on platforms like Google Reviews and Yelp!. Take a good look at these reviews and try to find testimonials from every age range, including kids. This will help you learn more about the level of service you can expect from the dentist. 

Tour The Office To Get An Inside Look  

If there is an online gallery of office pictures, you can take a look at the office and look at its features and amenities, such as :

  • A kids corner to keep your kids entertained while they wait
  • Coffee stations
  • Blankets
  • Entertainment like TVs with Netflix, etc.

You can also call most offices to take an in-person tour if you want to see it for yourself. Look for these kinds of comfort features and amenities. You want to work with a family dentist who is dedicated to keeping you and your family comfortable when you come in for an appointment. 

Looking for a Family Dentist in Terre Haute? Call Us Today!

Our dentists, Dr. Roshini Durga Paruchuri and Dr. Jacob Philip, are both highly-qualified family dentists. With years of experience and an office equipped with the latest dental technology, we’re here to help. Give us a call at (812) 803-2340 to get started, or stop by our office at 2512 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47803.