Regular cleanings and checkups are part of your first line of defense against dental health issues, so naturally you want to have the best dentist possible. What should you look for? If you’re new in town, or have been looking around for a new dentist, Deborah McNeil-Amorteguy DDS in San Luis Obisbo CA suggests the following.
- Location and Office Hours: It’s a little like real estate – location, location, location! Choosing a dentist that is near to where you live or work is important, since it makes it easier to make and keep your appointments. On the other hand, it is not the only consideration; some dentists may be worth driving a little further. Their office hours may be better suited to your schedule. Our practice is conveniently located in San Luis Obispo CA, serves patients in Morro Bay, Pismo Beach, and Arroyo Grande, and is open Mondays through Wednesdays from 8:30AM to 5:00 PM, and Thursdays from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
- Chair-side Manner: This is one of the more important considerations. You want to feel comfortable with the person you are trusting with your smile. Do they explain any symptoms you have, and procedures they want to do? Do they listen to your concerns and answer all of your questions? Our team members are trained in direct communication and providing a judgment-free atmosphere. We can help prepare a customized dental plan that takes into account your unique needs and considerations.
- Qualifications: You can get information about a dentist’s qualifications from your local dental society or your insurer. It’s also a good idea to see what special qualifications your dentist may have. Dr. McNeil-Amorteguy, our team leader and principal dentist, graduated from University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and is a member of both the Kois Center, Advancing Dentistry through Science, and The Dawson Center For Advanced Dental Study.
Once you’ve done your homework, ask around. What do family and friends say? What about online reviews? Regular checkups at the dentist are essential to any good dental health regimen, and at Deborah McNeil-Amorteguy DDS in San Luis Obisbo CA, we are always honored to be part of the equation. Patient trust is everything to us! Our services include general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!