How To Choose The Right Dentist

Choosing Your Dentist Tri-Cities, WA

Choosing the right dentist is just as important as any other medical decision you have to make. Good dental hygiene alone is no substitute for regular checkups with a dentist. In your search for the right dentist, you’ll want to start with the basics! Ask yourself these questions:

  • Is their office close to your home or work?
  • Do they have hours that fit your schedule?
  • How do they handle emergency dental care?

Researching Dentists

Now that you’ve gone over some of the basic questions, it’s time to get into the research! You’ll want to check if your dentist is a member of the ADA. The American Dental Association exists to power the profession of dentistry and to assist our members in advancing the overall oral health of their patients. They also have an awesome Find-a-Dentist tool that will allow you to look for dentists by location, name, and specialty!

Another simple resource is to ask the people in your community! Whether it’s your neighbor, friends, or other medical professionals, this will provide you with a good starting list of names you can trust. Once you’ve got your base list, it’s important to spend time and get to know your dentist! At Southridge Dental, Dr. Sean Simper wants to have a great relationship with each one of his patients – this way it feels more like you’re visiting a friend instead of getting a check-up. It’s important that you feel comfortable with your dentist but also that they provide high quality treatment and respect your time.

Dental Financing & Insurance

Something to consider when choosing a dentist is whether or not they accept your insurance. At Southridge Dental, we are preferred providers with most dental insurances for adults and children. Feel free to reach out to us directly to get our comprehensive list! We also work directly with CareCredit to help with any financing need.

In additional to financing and traditional insurance, Southridge Dental offers the Southridge Smiles Membership. The Southridge Smiles Membership is a way for our patients to get discounts on our services and save money! Memberships are active for 12 months starting the day you join. Our plan is simple and straightforward: there are no deductibles, no limits, and no waiting periods! Also with our plan, you are entitled to the following each year your membership is active:

  • 2-4 cleanings per year depending on membership type (Child, Standard or Periodontal)
  • 2 examinations per year
  • All necessary x-rays
  • 2 emergency visit exams per year during normal business hours (including prescription and necessary x-rays)
  • In office fluoride treatments (2-4 per year)

There are no limitations on visits and how much money you can save!!

Southridge Dental Is The Right Choice For You

At Southridge Dental, we always put our patient first but don’t just take our word for it! Check out our reviews on Facebook and Google to see what our patients have to say about us. Call today to schedule an appointment to meet our talented team of dentists and hygienists. (509) 581-0081

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