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Dental and Oral Health (Seniors)

Finding a Good Dentist

01/27/2000

Question:

I am trying to choose a new dentist because the one I have has not been responsive to my questions.

What are some of the ways to find a good dentist, what questions would you ask him or her?

Thanks

Answer:

Call your local Society of the State Dental Board and ask for a referral. Word of mouth however remains the most traditional way of referrals. You may ask questions related to Board Certification if the dentist is a specialist, also you may ask about how many years of experience the dentist may have.

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Response by:

Abdel Rahim   Mohammad, DDS, MS, MPH, FAAOM, FACD Abdel Rahim Mohammad, DDS, MS, MPH, FAAOM, FACD
Clinical Professor of Geriatrics
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University