The American Dental Association offers some welcome advice for choosing a dentist in Anchorage. We have already talked about how word of mouth is an important factor in how many people find a dentist. Here are some things you should look for in an Anchorage dentist:
Location is always a factor when choosing a dentist. If you live in the Anchorage Alaska area, there are many options, and most locations are not too far out of the way. While location plays an important role in convenience, many people are willing to drive a little farther for a better experience with their Anchorage dentist.
Relationship is a strong factor. Your Anchorage dentist should be approachable, and should make you feel comfortable when you are in the dentist chair. After all, your Anchorage dentist will be working very close with you to help you achieve a high level of oral hygiene; you most certainly will want to have a good, professional, comfortable relationship with your dentist and the dental office staff.
Specialty is another important factor in choosing a dentist in Anchorage. Some dentists specialize in cosmetic dentistry. Others specialize in corrective dentistry such as braces. Depending on your need, you may select a local Anchorage dentist who can solve your immediate concern. Bare in mind, however, that it is good to have a general dentist who can maintain your dental history and work with you to through the years.
If you are looking for a dentist in Anchorage, please come by and speak with me. I can address your interest in any of these critical areas, and will be happy to introduce you to Excellence In Dentistry.
I look forward to meeting you.
-Dr. Kirk Johnson, DDS