Find A Dentist When You Move
How To Find The Right Dentist in Chicago Suburbs
New to the Chicago area? Moving to another area is an exciting time, but it certainly comes with its challenges and lists of things to do. In addition to unpacking and getting acquainted with your new hometown, you will also need to select another dental practice for your family. We understand that you have many choices when trying to find a dentist in Chicago. Here are a few ways to find a reputable, experienced dentist in your local neighborhood to make your transition easy.
Check With Your Insurance Company
An easy way to start a dentist search in your local area is to check with your insurance company. Start with its website or call for a listing of dentists located in your neighborhood and in your insurance network. Similarly, you can visit the American Dental Association’s website and use its dentist finder tool to generate a list of reputable ADA member dentists in your Chicago suburb. Whether your new home is in Wheaton, Lombard, Downers Grove or Bolingbrook, dentists can be filtered by your ZIP code, street address, distance from your home and specialty to help you narrow selections that best match your family’s dental needs.
Ask For Recommendations
Word-of-mouth referrals are some of the best ways to find local services when you move to another place — dentists included. If you aren’t moving far, your current dentist may be able to give you a referral for a dentist in your neighborhood. This can be especially useful if you are in the middle of treatment and need to have your services transferred to another practice so not to delay the treatment process.
You can also ask friends, neighbors and co-workers in your new community for suggestions. If someone you talk to has a particularly solid review about the dentist he or she sees, then that practice may be worth calling or visiting to learn more.
Do Your Homework
The Internet can be an excellent tool for learning more about prospective dentists in your new hometown. Once you have created a list of prospective dental practices in your Chicago suburb, visit their websites to learn more about the practice and what services they offer. As you research the practice, consider these important questions to ensure that you find the perfect match for you and your family:
- What are your office hours? Do you offer emergency dental care?
- What services do you offer? Do you specialize in any areas, like pediatric dentistry?
- Will you accept my insurance?
- How do you stay on top of new dental developments and continuing education?
- What differentiates your practice from others in the Chicago area?
Set Up Time to Meet the Dentist
After you’ve done your research and have selected a few prospective dental practices that meet your criteria for dental care, schedule an initial consultation at each of their offices. The initial meeting with a dentist will be one of the most important ones that you have. During this appointment, get to know the dentist, staff and office. Bring your dental records and a list of questions for the dentist. Is the office clean and inviting? How welcoming and helpful is the staff? Will your children feel comfortable here? How personable is the dentist? Take all of these factors into consideration when deciding whether or not the practice would be a good fit for you and your family.
At Grove Dental, we’d be happy to schedule time to meet with you and your family. Come tour one of our four convenient office locations featuring the latest in dental technologies and comfort-enhancing amenities. Meet our dentists and staff, and learn more about the many services available within our multispecialty practice. We’re always accepting new patients!
Grove Dental — Your Neighborhood Dentist in Downers Grove, Bolingbrook, Lombard and Wheaton
With convenient locations in Downers Grove, Bolingbrook, Lombard and Wheaton, Grove Dental is your local, comprehensive dental office in Chicago. We are able to manage everything from general checkups and oral surgeries to your kids’ orthodontics and your smile-enhancing cosmetic services. With more than 30 passionate dentists and specialists on staff, and convenient appointment times available six days per week, Grove Dental provides quality dental care in your neighborhood catered to your family’s schedule.
Contact Grove Dental today to learn more, and take the first step toward joining our dental family.