Five Suggestions for Finding a Pediatric Dentist

Finding a new dentist when you need one can be very difficult. Looking for a good kids’ dentist is even more complicated. A regular dentist may choose to treat children, but that doesn’t mean he or she is a pediatric dentist. The American Dental Association (ADA) has a different accreditation for a pediatric dentist. This means that the tests and standards that a doctor must take and follow are specifically geared to treating children.

That said, every pediatric dentist is different. One might be great for the needs and personalities of one family but not work well with another. Finding a good kids’ dentist for your family may take a little research on your part, but it will be well worth the effort. Following are five suggestions to help your search for pediatric dentistry in Simi Valley.

  • Ask your pediatrician.
  • Get references from friends.
  • Check online resources.
  • Look at reviews online.
  • Visit the office.

Ask Your Pediatrician

A great resource is your children’s pediatrician. Their doctor and nursing staff will be familiar with your children’s specific needs and personalities. With that information they might be able to give a good recommendation.

Get References from Friends

Check with friends and coworkers who have children. Find out who they go to, who they have gone to, and who they would avoid. Ask specific questions about what a particular dentist does that they like and dislike.

Check Online Resources

There are online resources that have a list of pediatric dentists. For instance, a great resource is the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Their website has a search feature that will pull up a list of doctors affiliated with their association in your area.

Look at Online Reviews

Before you settle on a specific doctor, check the online reviews. Individuals often leave very valuable feedback about their experiences with a certain dentist. Because these reviews are fairly anonymous, they can contain valuable information.

Visit the Office

Finally, as part of your search for pediatric dentistry in Simi Valley, go visit the clinic or office that you are interested in. Make an appointment to meet the staff and doctor. Go prepared with a list of questions that will help you determine proper fit.

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  1. i’m recommending the pedia dentist of basty, wife sya ng orthosurgeon na friend ko. Dra Ludette Herrera UP grad sya :) waltermart munoz clinic nya clinica dentale manila

  2. I agree with the references from friends/family. Our Pedia dentist is a colleague of my brother. My daughter doesn’t want anyone for a dentist aside from her. They call each other Friend lol.

  3. Great tips. It’s really advisable to go to someone at least your friends know for long already so you won’t be disappointed and you know your kid is at good hands :)

  4. to be honest, it’s really hard to find a pediatric dentist on our place. There are few but it’s good if you knew them personally.

  5. Mansi Padhya says

    Being very honest, I like this post about great suggestion about Finding a Pediatric Dentist. I like this great sound !!!

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