Identify the Perfect Dentist for Your Family

dca-blog_how-to-find-a-dentist-you-and-family

For many, seeing a dentist on a regular basis is a challenging prospect simply because they do not know how to go about finding the right one. Trust and confidence are key elements in relationships with any healthcare provider, and that is surely the case when it comes to dentists. If you are among those who have wondered how to find a dentist you love, fear not. The following tips will help you identify a dentist perfectly suited to your needs.

The American Dental Association (ADA) has compiled a list of handy pointers that can make finding qualified, affordable dentists in your area a much easier task than you might have imagined. A simple first step to take is to ask your family members, friends, and colleagues for personal recommendations. You can also ask your physician or pharmacist for the names of dental professionals they know and respect. Contacting local or state dental societies can also be a terrific source for finding dentists in Peoria.

Once you have collected several recommendations, it really does pay to make some comparisons among different dentists before making a final choice. Because the goal is to establish a long-term relationship with your dentist, finding the right fit is critical. Ask questions about the dentist’s educational background, training, and participation in continuing education. Discuss office hours to ensure that they are convenient for your personal schedule. Try to learn about each prospective dentist’s approach to preventive dentistry.

It is also important to consider the financial aspect of any potential relationship with a dentist. Therefore, you need to verify that the offices you are considering accept your dental insurance, are willing to offer payment plans when necessary and are willing to provide free estimates for common procedures.

Ultimately, you need find a dentist who offers an office environment in which you are comfortable. Friendly, efficient professionals who are willing to answer questions are extremely important, particularly if you have anxiety about visiting the dentist. If you or your child have special needs that require a specialized approach, be sure to verify that any prospective office is able to accommodate them. By following these few simple steps, it really is possible to find a dentist in Peoria you can build a lasting relationship with, keeping your teeth and gums healthy well into the future.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Peoria, call Maple Shade Dental Group today at (855) 979-3356 or make an appointment.

Maple Shade Dental Group offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Peoria. With 3 affiliated practices throughout Illinois, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Maple Shade Dental Group, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Maple Shade Dental Group.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Staff was extremely friendly.
Daylyn W.
Jen helped our daughter relax and have a fun time while getting her cleaning. She even praised her for taking better care of her teeth this time. I believe this helps my daughter’s confidence.
Audrey H.
Very quick, friendly, wonderful service.
Ryan D.
I received great care from my dental hygienist.
William S.
Always have a good experience
Kristen C.
Cassie was my hygienist and she did an awesome job in cleaning my teeth. Dr. Weiss came in for a check-up and he was very nice and thorough.
Sharon W.
Great hygienist. She is awesome. Makes it convenient for my schedule.
Gregory G.
Friendly and awesome staff. I am always satisfied with my treatment/cleaning. Highly recommended dental office!
Babette R.
The friendly efficient staff. I have a great deal of confidence with the treatment I received.
Dorene E.
Everyone is awesome and very efficient.
Tia V.
Friendly people, great service provided and I always leave with a smile!
Dana B.
Dr. Shanahan’ work is top notch and his manner is very kind and considerate. I think Stephanie was the dental assistant’s name and she was fantastic. She kept me apprised of what was […]
Bonnie I.
The office is well organized, the staff are highly competent and the wait time is always minimal. The office sends email reminder of appointment as well as phone calls to confirm one is able to keep […]
Laura N.
Love everything about my visit! Professional- courteous – patient -thorough! Will definitely recommend !
Michelle G.
What a GREAT dental office!! The staff & doctors are wonderful & caring professionals. Every time I go there it feels like visiting family. If you are looking for a dental office that cares […]
Deborah P.
The dental hygienist was very knowledgeable and nice. Made me feel very comfortable.
Matthew G.
Makes me feel like I’m family…service goes beyond than just dental care.
Cuong L.
Overall happy with the treatment and comfort experienced with each visit.
Mike S.
We love Cassie!!! She is so friendly and great at her job! She is the reason we keep coming back! :)
Kristen L.
Staff is wonderful and service was excellent!
Kimberly D.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
    Get in touch:
    • Phone: (855) 979-3356