When looking for a new dental office, or even when contemplating whether to stay with your current office, many people are faced with the choice between the High Tech! office, and the Why Tech? office. Some practices will have invested in the equipment and training necessary to stay on the leading edge of dental techniques and materials, while others will have reasoned that what they’ve been doing for decades still works just fine. So how to make that choice for a dentist if you’re the prospective patient?
As a “dental shopper” you must try to determine for yourself whether there’s really any value in all that seemingly expensive technology or whether “your father’s Oldsmobile” really is good enough. Here are a few considerations to take into account when trying to figure this out for yourself:
First, new materials and techniques often really do enable you to receive a dental treatment that was never possible before, or perhaps faster and more comfortable treatment. Second, a dentist who uses the latest technologies is sure to have been taking continuing education courses on something other than how to stay ahead of the IRS. Third, a dentist who has these technologies in his or her office has made a commitment to invest in the well-being of his or her patients rather than just in the next golf vacation or a bigger boat.
At New Concept Dental we have committed ourselves to the use of all the best that modern, high-tech dentistry has to offer. We know that there are dentists out there still doing good work in the absence of these technologies, but how will YOU know who they are?