While dentistry may offer endless dental care options, one Niles dentist suggests 5 “must” qualities to seek
Dentistry offers many options for treatment, maintenance, cleaning, as well as cosmetic dental procedures and implants, so much so it can be very confusing. Niles Dentist Specialist Dr Dorothy Anasinski, however, suggests 5 basic standards for selecting a dentist or periodontist.
1. Patients should be able to consult a specialist without obligation
According to Dr Anasinski, patients should have the opportunity to find out about their condition and treatment options without pressure or obligation, which is best expressed by offering some sort of consultation with no financial barriers. This provides open communication without financial worry for patients, allowing them to make informed decisions without pressure.
2. A team approach is better than off-site collaboration
Though the team care concept is not new, dentists, periodontists and other specialists have not typically collaborated as teams. Collaborative teams have been shown to be more effective, working together on one patient in one location. In the ideal, patients should have the opportunity to experience the results of team care and the benefits it can provide.
3. Holistic treatment options are important
As wellness-based and holistic care continue to skyrocket in popularity, no longer are they “alternative” methods, nor can they be ignored. Dentistry is no exception. Having a dentist, periodontist or other specialist who offers options to fold holistic dental procedures into patients’ health protocols is of utmost importance and should be insisted upon.
4. Implants are meant to be for life and should be in the hands of a specialist
An implant is a lifetime commitment. It is meant to be permanent. This makes it a major life decision for those considering it. Most people who are not in the dental or medial field have a mere cursory knowledge of dental implants and therefore may lack confidence in investment in them. Putting the task of education and technique in the hands of a specialist then becomes a must and can make all the difference in the benefits implants can bring to those who really need them.
5. Financial arrangements should be available for all budgets
While health should come first, in the present economic climate, budgets can be tight, and healthcare can take a back seat to other more pressing expenses. Certain expenditures may be out of reach for many, dental procedures no exception. While, above all, the patient’s needs for treatment are top priority, making them affordable is a must. Financial circumstances should not create a barrier to getting the work needed and therefore should be worked from every angle to make the procedures possible.
While there are many criteria for selecting a good dentist or periodontist, there are these 5 basic standards which can be used as guidelines, not just because one Niles dentist said so, but because they are logical. Having open communication without pressure or obligation, with a team of specialists in collaboration, doors can be opened to top care, especially when it includes holistic treatment options. And, with implants which will be used for life in the hands of a specialist as well as financial possibilities for a wide variety of budgets, quality dental and periodontal procedures become possible.
At Dental Specialists of Niles, these 5 qualities are the foundation of the advantages offered to patients. Find out about possibilities for your care through a no-obligation consultation with a specialist, free of charge.