The dentist you choose is going to be a partner in your long-term oral health. You need to ensure you find the right one. With the tips here you can easily find a great local dentist that accepts your insurance.


The first step to finding a great dentist is to ask people you know for recommendations. While asking family and friends is a given, you should also ask your co-workers. This is especially true if you have dental insurance through your employer. There is a good chance that person will provide quality care and will also accept your insurance plan.

Insurance Websites

Your dental insurance website will provide you with a list of dentists closest to your location.  The websites will ask for your address or zip code and then provide a list local dentists alphabetically. You should now have a list of at least 5-8 local dentists that accept your insurance coverage.

Call Each Potential Dentist

Narrow down your options by calling these potential dentists. Confirm that they accept your insurance, and ask how much you’ll pay for your regular 6 month checkups and exams.

Make sure the dentist provides the dental services you need. Some dentists have specialties or only work with children or adults. Choosing a family dentist is usually a safe option because they typically provide a wide range of general dental services for both adults and children.

Ask if the dental office offers emergency services. It’s always a good idea to work with a local dentist that provides emergency services just in case. Cross any dentists off your list that didn’t meet your needs and move on to the next step.

Dentists Reviews

When you’re researching the business, you’re looking out for a couple of important things;

Click the link to the practice’s website and look over the website – you can learn a lot about a dental practice from their website.

Look for any ratings and reviews on Google, Yelp, and Healthgrades. Read the reviews and see what previous patients have said about the dentist and their office. Look for a dentist with a 4-5 star reviews across multiple directory sites.

Book Your Appointment

The final step is to call their office, ask any final questions, confirm one more time that they accept your insurance, and then book your appointment.

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