Dental One Associates of Kennesaw
2616 George Busbee Parkway NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144

What to Consider When Choosing a New Dentist

Dentist Selection

When searching for a new dentist, you need to know exactly what you are looking for. Are you seeking a specialty dentist for a particular issue or are you new in town and need an affordable dentist for your family? Finding a local dentist that ideally suits your needs is never as simple as choosing a name from a sheet of paper. You need to know the facts: the dentist’s qualifications, hours of operation, and any specialties. Plus, you want to know that you and your family will feel comfortable, not only with the environment of the office, but with the dental care team, too. Use these tips to find the perfect dentist in your area.

8 Tips for Choosing the Right Dentist

Everyone has different reasons for seeking a dentist. Some have overcome dental fears and are ready to get their oral health in order. Others may be suffering from conditions that have deteriorated their oral health and require a specialist. New families may need to find a pediatric dentist or a family-friendly dentist who is experienced with children. Someone in a new city may just need to find a new dentist. Or, you may want a special procedure that calls for cosmetic dentistry experts. Whatever you need, there is the right dentist for you nearby.

Do an online search for “Find a dentist near me” or “local dentists.” Read the reviews and collect data on your top choices, then ask trusted friends and neighbors or even your doctor for recommendations. When you find preferred practices, set up an appointment on the phone or in-person and inquire:

  1. Ask how long the practice has been in operation and/or how long the dentist has been in practice.
  2. Learn more about the dentist’s education and training. Where did he or she attend school? If a specialist, where did he or she complete residency and additional training for his or her expertise? Does he or she pursue continuing education to stay up to date?
  3. Ask what procedures the dentist performs. Ask about anesthesia: which form he or she is certified to administer and what procedures it is used for.
  4. If the dentist meets some of your needs in regards to services, but not all, find out what the referral process is in the event you need more specialized care.
  5. Ask about the hours of operation of the office. Does the office have emergency dental care hours/appointments?
  6. Does the dentist treat only adults or families, as well?
  7. What are the costs? Are there payment plans? Does the dentist accept insurance?
  8. Do you like the environment? Is the office staff friendly? Is everything neat and organized? Is it clean and sterile? Does the staff use gloves and wash their hands? Is the dentist friendly and caring?

Your dental care is a partnership between you and your dental care team. It is important to find somewhere you are comfortable and where you like the staff and the dentist. Take your time, do your research, ask questions, and don’t be afraid to continue your search until you find the right fit. This is about your health.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Kennesaw, call Dental One Associates of Kennesaw today at (404) 381-1480 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Kennesaw. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Kennesaw, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Kennesaw.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Excellent work. I fully expected a lot of pain. but 26 hours after all the work by Dr Smith and his aid (sorry about the memory loss) I do not have […]
John J.
I have been extremely satisfied with the services I've received with this office in the last two months. thank you to everyone that's been there in […]
Tracy W.
The people are great and knowledgeable. I just wish the work can a little more affordable.
Terrance A.
I must honestly say that I was considering changing dental offices due to a prior experience with a former staff member. However, after my visit […]
Letisha M.
My visit was wonderful, dentistry has become so innovative.
Kyesha S.
Very clean facility and cheerful people. A good experience.
Diane T.
The staff at Kennesaw Dental One was excellent. They really know what they're doing.
Don M.
Have a couple of more procedures to go, but so far, my dental work has gone as planned and the work (including an extraction) has been painless.
Anonymous
The facility is clean, people are friendly.
Carlton J.
Mary at front desk is very polite and cheerful. Dr smith and assistants were very informative on my consult and then my procedure was great. I felt […]
Donna Y.
I want to commend Dr. Jimenez and Alana for going above and be on to take care of my dental needs before going on my vacation to New York yesterday.
Larry A.
I am an long-time patient of Dr. Smith. It broke my heart when he left Coast Dental and I am so very happy to have located him. As usual I received […]
Nancy D.
I had a dental emergency and the dentist I normally go to would not fit me in last minute. I called Dental One and they were able to get me in and […]
Anonymous
Best service and staff in Georgia!
David C.
No waiting, excellent service, friendly staff
Sue W.
Prompt professional and courteous service
Richard P.
I really like the new Dental Hygienist. Well she's new to me since I haven't been in a while. I felt like she was very thorough unlike some of the […]
Patrice B.
Dental One Kennesaw currently has a great team: Dr. Craig Smith, expert hygienist LauraJean Forbes, gifted dental assistants Stacy and Daniel. I was […]
Anonymous
Dr Smith was very helpful explaining solutions for my dental problems.
Nancy W.
Good experience. Great customer service.
Vicki B.
Very professional and kind.
Mary A.
The staff was amazing, very friendly. Dr. Smith and his assistant Stacey were great. I know I made the right decision to make Dental One my place to […]
Brenda T.
I have high anxiety regarding dental care. Dr. Smith and Tech Daniel did a tremendous job of taking the time to explain my procedure and make sure I […]
Anonymous
Laura Jean Tirico is the best dental hygienist around. I highly recommend her. She has been cleaning my teeth for years and I'm always completely […]
Bruce E.
I was very pleased with the adodonist Jeannette Jimenez I didn't have any pain during or after the root canal procedure.
Rodney U.
Everyone was very pleasant and my procedure was handled quick and efficient.
Fredrick P.
Very friendly staff. Everyone was very nice including the dentist.
Lusila L.
The personnel are always friendly and helpful, the location is central and easy.
Marie H.
Efficient, competent, friendly, helpful. We go for the quality of care provided by Dr. C. Smith and Hygenist, Laura T. but the entire experience is […]
Anonymous
Great Staff and explained everything in a non confusing way.
Joseph H.
Love Dr Smith and staff. I experienced no pain and would never consider using another dentist other than Dr. Smith. If he were to ever leave Dental […]
Lisa H.
Excellent service and staff.
Mary A.
A+++ courteous, professional and caring!
Anonymous
The health of my teeth is much better now that I am having regular check ups. I now have a bridge and cavities have been filled. I feel more […]
Richard W.
Everyone in the office is kind, and seems to know what they are doing.
Gayla G.
Really nice and friendly. Best dentist I've ever been to.
Jessica H.
Very friendly & courteous front office staff. Making appts is easy. The dental assistant was very knowledgeable as was the dentist Dr. Smith. I am […]
Patricia W.
First time I had two tempory crowns put in at same time. DR Smith was very proffresional along with his staff. Made me feel very much at ease. Thanks […]
Warren S.
Great!!! Mouth feels great after having temp crowns put in! Well informed what they where doing. Dr. Smith and his assistant where wonderful!
Michael Y.
BEST DENTIST AND STAFF I HAVE EVER HAD.
Jessica C.
Wonderful staff! Very pleasant appointment.
Alaric(aj) J.
Excellent patient care from front office all the way to the dentist.
Warren S.
I had a great time at my appointment. Always make me feel comfortable.
Jamie J.
Had a great experience with Dr. Smith and his staff.
Jose R.
Our Dentist was very personable, engaging and open to answer our questions; even the children. So, thank you. You are of exceptional service and […]
Sidnei O.
Dr. Smith and Stacy are attuned to the patient , efficient and personable.
Marie H.
The staff is very friendly and thorough when providing a service.
Dora H.
Very friendly staff. Very professional. The last couple of visits to my previous dentist had felt like dealing with high pressure sales force. The […]
Keith G.
Very friendly, on-time and profient service. Couldn't ask for much more. Great job Dental One!
John K.
I would highly recommend Dental one Kennesaw to anyone in need of a dentist. Dr. Craig Smith and his staff do a great job and make what I dread […]
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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