Your oral health is too important to hand to just any dental practice. At Galleria Dental Arts, Drs. Wahab, Solarte and Grover want you to choose a highly qualified and trustworthy dentist in Manassas to care for your teeth and gums. Here are some tips as you journey through the selection process.
Explore Who is Available
Before you choose a dentist, look into what dentists practice in your area. Will they meet all of your family’s dental needs? Read doctor’s practice website; it should offer information on credentials, experience, services and pursuit of continuing education courses. Also, you can look at online rating sites such as Healthgrades.com for a wealth of information on individual dentists and reviews from real-life patients.
For instance, at Galleria Dental Arts, Drs. Wahab, Solarte and Grover possess an exceptional skillset, meeting preventive, restorative and cosmetic needs. They belong to professional organizations (the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, to name just one), and they are diligent about pursuing continuing education credits to keep skills up to date. The doctors each have their own areas of expertise, too:
- Wahab: implant dentistry
- Solarte: orthodontics and Invisalign
- Grover: gum disease
In addition, try to get a referral from a trusted friend, coworker or relative. Ask about their dental care, particularly if they have used services you may need. For example, is your co-worker satisfied with the crowns he had done? Is your neighbor happy with the orthodontics her teenager received? Reliable people will recommend a reliable dentist.
Go for a Visit
How the dental office operates is a good indication of how the dentist operates. Your family deserves a dentist with a compassionate heart, who is available to answer questions and who treats emergencies promptly.
Why not ask for an office tour with your prospective dentist? Ask yourself, Is this dentist near enough to me–my home, my place of employment, my kids’ schools? Is the office atmosphere friendly and welcoming? Are the support staff respectful of my time? If you have young children, are they accommodating to the needs of the littlest of patients? What about the fearful patient–does the dentist offer sedation dentistry (Galleria Dental Arts offers nitrous oxide and oral sedation)?
Additionally, are the appointment hours convenient? What are the financing options for more costly procedures such as dental implants and orthodontics? For example, Galleria Dental Arts offers Care Credit to qualified patients. The practice accepts many major insurances and even features a special dental savings program if you have no coverage.
Look at Services
With preventive treatments such as cleanings, digital x-rays and comprehensive oral exams readily available, what else does the dentist offer? Look for:
- Gum disease therapy
- Root canal therapy
- Crown and bridge
- Dental implants and implant-supported dentures
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Porcelain veneers
- Professional teeth whitening ( for instance, Galleria Dental Arts offers Zoom! Whitening)
- Composite resin bonding
- Nightguards and athletic mouthguards
- Traditional orthodontics
- Emergency dental care
Think, and Then Decide
Look at all aspects of dental care before making a selection. After you do your research, we’re sure you’ll agree that Galleria Dental Arts meets your requirements for a great dental practice. Contact the friendly office staff today for an appointment.