Dental One Associates of Dunwoody
5901-B Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30328

How to pick a dentist after you move into a new town

How to pick a dentist after you move into a new town.

With all of the hustle and bustle that comes with moving your family into a new hometown, you'll certainly have plenty to do after you move into your new abode. Along with unpacking all of your worldly possessions, settling on a new interior design and getting your kids acclimated to their new community, there are a variety of tasks you'll need to undertake to ensure the long-term health and well-being of your loved ones. Finding a dentist is certainly among the top of your list of priorities, as proper care for you and your family's teeth can prevent a wide range of future health problems. However, finding one of these physicians can be difficult in a place that is still quite foreign to you, so consider the following tips to narrow down your search and find a doctor you can trust with your family's dental health.

Ask your friends and neighbors
As you get to know people in your neighborhood, at your kids' school and other social situations, don't be hesitant to ask for recommendations about dentists and other doctors in the area. These individuals may be able to provide a wealth of personal experiences and other important information that can give you insight into a dentist's standard of care and how he or she handles a practice.

Go through your insurance company
Finding a dentist that will work with your family's healthcare plan is a major consideration and can help you narrow down your search significantly. Consider visiting your insurance company's website for a listing of dentists in your area that will accept your form of insurance. While these websites usually don't get into specifics, such as standard of care, patient reviews and other information, it can give you a great starting point to find physicians in your geographic area that will be convenient for your needs.

Set up consultations
You can learn a lot about your future dentist by stopping into his or her office and simply sitting down for a conversation, reported KnowYourTeeth.com. Bring along a copy of your family's dental history, as well as a list of important questions. For instance, inquire about the dental procedures that are done in the office, as opposed to those which may have to be outsourced to a different doctor. Additionally, it may be wise to ask about your dentist's medical history, whether or not he or she is a member of the American Dental Association or the Academy of General Dentistry. These are great starting points to consider before you begin to delve into more intensive questions.

Study your dentist's demeanor
Many people have a fear of the dentist's office, and if your kids don't exactly have a favorable view of the place, it may be advisable to find a dentist that has experience working with all age groups. A family-friendly dentist who can make a regular teeth cleaning a fun experience is a rare treat for parents, who can help meet their kids' oral care needs without having to give their loved ones a pep talk every time they head into the office. After all, your new dentist will most likely handle your family's dental needs for years to come, so knowing that you have a friendly, affable person to see every few months will make the experience less of a chore.

Choosing the right dentist is a major decision for your family's overall well-being, but if you take your time and weigh the pros and cons of each one of these professionals, you can find an individual that is more than capable of handling your family's requirements.

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I have been very happy at Dunwoody Dental
Pamela H.
Great experience. Great staff. Everyone was very professional and nice.
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Excellent service, everyone was very nice, especially the women working at the front desk (I don't remember her name), she was very professional and […]
Sarita F.
Always great work and great service! I will continue to come to Dunwoody-Dental One Associates!
Cara S.
Hats off to Dr. Johnson & the staff for going above & beyond in customer care!
Gloria E.
Love this practice! Dr Johnson and staff are awesome!
Keyona H.
Friendly, highly professional.
Robert C.
I had dental work done at Dental One Associates about two weeks ago. I must say that I was very impressed with Dr. Johnson's calming demeanor and […]
Cara S.
I love going here. Everyone is nice and professional.
Brittany B.
Excellent service and pain management.
Timothy R.
The staff is professional and friendly. The office is nice and has a home like feel. Everyone is happy to answer any questions and respond quickly.
Anonymous
Very helpful staff and they made me confortable. They were understanding of my needle phobia and did their best to make me confortable.
Leandra C.
Excellent experience!!!! Professionals, caring, take the time to talk to patients, pain free :o)
Claudia B.
Awesome, efficient cleaning and advice!
Christina C.
Dr. Johnson & his staff are excellent!I would refer anyone to Dunwoody Dental.
Christopher B.
Great experience! The office very caring and went above and beyond to make me comfortable. Very knowlegable staff. Great Job by everyone.
Michele H.
I viewed the whole schedulingprocedure; the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff (especially Nadine, Maddie,My) as excellent. They worked hard […]
Megan D.
Dental One -Dunwoody is professional, friedly and forward thinking. They understand your schedule conflicts and put the patient first in all areas of […]
James M.
I've never met such an enthusiastic and friendly staff!
Nikki M.
It was a great experience!! They took care of me and gave me the best service for my hard earned dollar!!!!
Robert L.
Wonderful staff!!! I was pleased with the service,
Monica R.
The office was extremely welcoming and friendly! The hygienist was very reassuring and Dr. Johnson took his time and provided education necessary to […]
Dana C.
I had come in for a second opinion and received one that was informative and a lot less expensive than the first one I got. Everyone was excellent, […]
Deborah G.
Excellent staff and the Drs are very friendly and concern about you.
Cesar Y.
Never have to wait long and very friendly staff.
Pamela H.
Very professional and caring. Impeccable service from Dr. Johnson and his staff.
Marsha T.
extreamly friendly office staff..great dentist..
Renee M.
Excellent service. Wonderful staff.
Tella B.
Professional establishment and service was very good.
Rowan P.
Best Dentist group I've ever been to. I truly enjoy my visits. Wouldn't think of using anyone else for my dental work.
Stacy L.
Great Dentist, Dr Johnson and staff.
Michael C.
Loved how all personnel made me feel, safe and welcomed. They explained to me what was going on and what needed to be done. I would recommend this […]
Renee R.
Great work with no discomfort or pain
Tony C.
My appt was at 3pm. I was seen at 3pm. The reception staff for courteous and polite. The hygienist was personable and asked questions. I was also […]
D'ablo H.
Very helpful and trustworthy. The Doctor seems to really care about his patients.
Mitchell W.
Wonderful experience
Aida A.
The staff is exceptional. I had the unpleasant experience of witnessing an irate patient scream and yell at the front desk staff. However, everyone […]
Chartel H.
The staff members at Dr. Johnson's office are amazing. They are friendly, knowledgeable and caring. My whole family from ages 3 to 50 go to see Dr. […]
Anonymous
Great Service, quick, efficient, and communicative.
John C.
Warm and professional.
James V.
Everybody in the clinic were excellent and it has been as such every single time I have been there. The Dr and specially Mya were excellent to me.
Marc D.
The best experience ever I have a big fear of dentist . And they made me feel relax at home and at ease very pleasant from the receptionist to the […]
Kimberly D.
I have had a great experience so far. Very transparent and communicative with any procedures that need to be done outside of a cleaning and general […]
Eric B.
Dr. Johnson was patient and gentle. I can barely tell I have a filling. Thank you!
Latonia O.
Hard to give a full 5 stars when the dentist usually means pain! No offense but going to dentist is not my favorite thing to do. But Dr. Johnson is […]
Camille T.
The staff, dentist and hygienist were professional and kind.
Alejandro A.
Always professional and courteous. I was seen on time and able to get out in a timely manner. Would recommend!
D'ablo H.
Less than a 2 minute wait before being escorted to a dental chair. The staff was helpful and informative and answered all of my questions. The deep […]
Rodney W.
My experience here is always a pleasant and professional one! Keep up the excellent job that the whole office provide!
Glorialane G.
no complaints!
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  • Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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