Beginning a new chapter in your life is so exciting! In the same breath, there are many factors of your life that you must adjust. After moving to a new area, you may have to renew your license in another state, find a new job, and most importantly get your health care in order. It is important to make this a priority so that in the case of an emergency, you’re not asking yourself, “Where can I find a dentist in Franklin?!” Our team at P.S. Smiles understands how some patients can feel overwhelmed when starting over. We are here to make your hunt for the perfect dentist less daunting, and hopefully get you set up with a stress-free first appointment with our office! We have laid out the ultimate guide to finding an awesome dentist that’s just right for you.
How much experience does my new dentist have?
We first recommend reviewing your potential dentist’s website. There should be critical information that can be found online before booking your first appointment. It is always in the best interest to work with dentists that have extensive practice and education in their field. Not only will your doctor be knowledgeable about the treatments and procedures that are best for you, but he or she will have hands on experience working with various patients and a wide range of dental issues. Dr. Paige Prather completed her undergraduate at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University, earned her doctor of dental surgery from the Ohio State University School of Dentistry, and has continued her education in advanced treatment methods during her practice.
What kind of memberships or affiliations does my dentist hold?
One of the best memberships to look for is a dentist that is associated with the American Dental Association (ADA). It is also wise to look at your state board for dental health to see if your dentist meets your state standards. In our office, Dr. Prather holds memberships with ADA, Nashville Dental Society, Tennessee Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Wow! You can tell that our dentist is an active member in the dental community!
What services does my dentist offer?
You can tell whether a dentist is truly invested in providing you the best care with what types of services are offered. Your dentist should be concerned for your overall health, not just your oral health. By P.S. Smiles offering services in preventive dentistry, we show that we are working with you to prevent health problems in the future. We also offer restorative and cosmetic services to patient’s that wish to fix their smiles. We also have sedation dentistry available for anxious patients that don’t feel comfortable visiting the dentist. Everyone can receive the dental care they deserve.
What do other people say about my dentist?
When you’re conducting your research, take notice to whether they have a review page or smile gallery. These are actual people explaining their own experiences with their practice. Check out our smile gallery and reviews page to see all the great experiences our patients have had!
Does their schedule work with yours?
If you need emergency dental care, it is important to have a dentist near you. Also, consider the office hours and if your day to day schedule meshes well with theirs. Feel free to review our office hours, contact information, and locate our office in Franklin. Call in today to schedule your first appointment with either Dr. Himanshu Patel or Dr. Paige Prather.