Moving to the Bay Area? Here’s how to find a Dentist

finding a new dentist in the bay area

finding a new dentist in the bay areaSan Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA

The Bay Area is thriving. Whether you’re talking about Oakland, San Francisco, Marin, or any of the surrounding suburbs, people continue to flock to this region. The Bay Area population has grown at a higher rate than any other part of the state, by 8.5 percent since 2010! If you’re one of these new arrivals, then on behalf of everyone at Glen Park Dental, welcome! You might still be working on the logistics of your move, or just now settling in your new home. But, don’t neglect your oral care! Get started now on finding the right dentist for you and your family. Glen Park Dental is here to help with these five tips.

Tip 1) Ask for referrals

The process of finding a new dentist after moving to San Francisco can be made much easier if you touch base with your current dentist. Your dentist already knows you, your oral health, and your dental needs. They may be able to recommend a provider in your new area, or connect with other dentists to get some suggestions on finding a dentist when you move.

Tip 2) Certifications make a difference

Did you know that most dentists who currently practice in the United States are members of the American Dental Association? If you see a dentist who belongs to the ADA, you know you’re seeing a practitioner who follows a strict code of ethics. When choosing an ADA certified dentist, you can be sure you will receive honest care, high-quality treatment, treated fairly, and build a trustworthy relationship with the dentist of your choosing.

Tip 3) Find out what current patients think

This might sound difficult considering you just moved to a new place and may not know many people. But, you can hop online and do some research. Google is a good place to see honest reviews from patients. These reviews also can provide insight on aspects of a dentist’s practice that have nothing to do with the actual techniques of dentistry: things like how the staff interacts with patients, the atmosphere of the office, the payment policies, and even parking information.

Tip 4) Be aware of your family’s dental needs

If you’ve been going to the dentist as recommended, you already should have a pretty good handle on the level of care you need. If you or one of your loved ones has been diagnosed with sleep apnea or TMJ disorder, you know you’ll need a dentist who works in one of those specialty areas. If you have young children, you’ll want to find a family dentist that can serve the needs of every member of your household. You also may want to consider finding a dentist who also offers orthodontic treatment if you have older children or adolescents. Glen Park Dental prides itself on being a comprehensive dental practice; we offer services in cosmetic dentistry, sleep apnea dentistry, and neuromuscular dentistry while also having the experience and patience to work with children of any age.

Tip 5) Transfer your dental records

Your dental records will bring your new dentist up to speed right away—especially if you’ve been going for a check-up every six months as advised by the American Dental Association. Have your former dentist transfer your records, and your new dentist will have a much easier time identifying any problems or issues that may need special treatments.

Moving is a hassle, but finding a new dentist in San Francisco doesn’t have to be. You can trust the team at Glen Park Dental to meet all of your needs. To schedule a consultation or arrange a tour of our office, call (415) 585-1500.

Glen Park Dental currently is accepting new patients from the areas of Marin, Oakland, and San Francisco, California.

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