Searching for the right dentist for you and your family can be a bit overwhelming – you want to make sure that you get the best care possible from the very first visit. Here are three things to look for in a new dentist to help you make this important decision!
#1 – Good Patient Reviews
When looking for a dentist, ask your friends, coworkers, and family for recommendations. Once you have the list narrowed down, check out patient reviews online and on the dentist’s site. Is the staff friendly? Are they good with children? Is the office clean? Are patients satisfied? You can learn a lot from reviews. At Hampton Dental Associates we have over 500 five star reviews! We strive to have all of our patients appreciate a 5 star experience.
#2 – Impressive Before and After Pictures
The ideal dentist will help you to keep your teeth clean and healthy, but they will also be able to provide any cosmetic or reconstructive procedures (such as veneers or dental implants) should you need or want one. Check their website for before and after patient pictures to see what kind of work they have done in the past. We have the largest before and after photo library in the State! Dr. Winter lectures on all facets of implant and reconstructive dentistry and he and his associates are happy to review photos and discuss what is right for you and your family member.
#3 — A Commitment to Ongoing Education
You probably don’t put much thought into how educated your dentist is, but of course this is important! But besides graduating from dental school, it is also important that they continue their education beyond this. There are always new advancements in dentistry, but in order for patients to benefit from these, your dentist has to be an expert in all of them.
You should know that Dr. Richard Winter is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry. This means he has had over 1,000 hours of continuing education, and he has passed a rigorous Fellowship test. And Dr. Winter ensures that all the dentists in his office keep up with their education, too, by providing a monthly in-service so that they stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and technologies in dentistry. This helps to ensure that Hampton Dental Associates patients get the best care possible! Dr. Winter is one of only 600 dentists to get their board certification i the American Board of Oral Implantologists/Implant Dentists. This required an 8 hour written and 6 hour oral board defense. He is also a Diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and has other fellowships and Mastership awards. Feel free to read his articles and his biography at www.hamptondentalassociates.com for extensive information and informative articles and Ask the Dentist questions!
Are you looking for a new dentist? Contact Hampton Dental Associates in Milwaukee – we are sure you will decide we are the right dental office for you and your family. Call (414) 464-9021!