Gentle Dental of New Baltimore
35521 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore, MI 48047

How to Find a Dentist

Dentist Selection

Finding a dentist for your family can seem like a difficult task. How do you find an affordable dentist who does their job well and cares as much as you do about the health of your family? A quick online search of local dentists shows mere words on a page, but you need more. And you can get more information—you just have to know the right questions to ask. The American Dental Association (ADA) wants to help you find the perfect dentist in your area to care for your oral healthcare needs. Use this list from experts to find a quality dentist anywhere life may take you.

Who to Ask About Finding Local Dentists

  • Get to know your neighbors and coworkers and ask for recommendations from people who you identify with and are familiar with the area. If you have family in the area, get their recommendations.
  • If you have a relationship with a local physician or pharmacy, ask for their recommendations for local dentists.
  • If you are in the process of moving, ask your current dentist if he or she has any recommendations or connections to put you in touch with local dentists at your new destination.
  • Contact the state or local dental society, which may be found on ADA.org or in the telephone book under “dentists” or “associations.”
  • Search online for “find a dentist near me” or “local dentists” and read the reviews of offices in your area. Gather information and inquire further about your top choices with friends, family, and coworkers.
  • Before you make a firm decision, visit the dental offices you are deciding among. Get a feel for the ambiance, the friendliness of the staff and, if possible, the dentist. Your comfort level with the environment is a big part of how you will feel about your routine visits.

Questions for Determining the Right Dentist

Your dentist is someone you need to be comfortable with; after all, you are partners in your oral healthcare. You not only want to find a dentist near you, but you need to find someone who genuinely cares about the health of you and your family and someone that you don’t mind visiting at least twice per year. Ask these questions  when considering local dentists:

  • Dental Office Hours: Are they convenient for your schedule? Does the dentist have emergency hours available too?
  • Missed Appointments: What is the dental office’s policy on missed appointments?
  • Location: Is the dentist easy to get to from work, home, and your child’s school?
  • Expertise & Experience: Where was your dentist educated? Where did he or she complete training? How often does the dentist attend continuing education opportunities?
  • Scope of Practice: What are the dentist’s views on preventive dentistry? Wisdom teeth? Orthodontics?
  • Anesthesia: Is the dentist certified to administer anesthesia? If so, which forms? Does the dentist offer anesthesia for comfort and relaxation during complex visits or only for specific procedures?
  • Costs: Is information about pricing, fees and payment plan offered up front when the treatment is scheduled? If not, what are the prices of common procedures, such as basic cleaning, oral exams, full-mouth x-rays, and cavity fillings?
  • Insurance: Does the dental office accept insurance? If so, which plans? What is covered by your plan?
  • The Environment & Staff: Does the office appear to be clean and organized? Do all surfaces and equipment in the treatment room appear clean? Is the dental staff helpful and willing to answer your questions? Do you observe the dentist and staff wearing gloves and other protective gear during actual patient treatment?

It is important to take your time and perform complete research. Don’t just choose any dentist, choose a dental care office that has your best interests in mind and makes you feel comfortable every time you visit.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in New Baltimore, call Gentle Dental of New Baltimore today at (586) 933-5521 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in New Baltimore. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of New Baltimore, 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 Gentle Dental of New Baltimore.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Have been a patient for long time. No problem getting appointments. I appreciate the honesty I receive about work that needs to be done. All options […]
Gary F.
They listen and were very patient with me! Outstanding care and service!
Lynn J.
Excellent, friendly treatment..
Herb G.
Polite personal care. Staff takes the time to explain issues and help decide the best options and treatments available.
Arlene A.
I am always happy with my hygienist/visit, she is very thorough.
Karen H.
Great staff friendly and fast. Very pleased.
Samanth F.
Appointments run as scheduled. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.
Anonymous
It was great as usual! Love the staff!
Peggy C.
professional
Thomas B.
Informative, efficient, and friendly
Thomas S.
friendly and competent staff
James H.
Very caring and prompt.
John G.
All the staff at the New Baltimore office are always friendly, kind, and caring. Would highly recommend them.
Gianna G.
They were fast and thorough
Rosa F.
Awsome as always. Staff and doctor are incredible and do such an amazing job. Recommend them all the time.
Tambri M.
Was very please with the cooperation with the dentist and the nurse. I would refer the dentist to other people. Dentist called me the next day to see […]
Shirley R.
They are always professional.
Randy S.
Everyone at this office is awesome. Very happy with the services.
Christina R.
Everbody concerned.On time!
John G.
Everyone at Gentle Dental are very nice people. Monica, was great with the deep scaling of my tooth. Dr. is awesome. Thank you to all.
Christina R.
Everyone at Gentle Dental is always pleasant and professional.
Robert H.
Everyone is so friendly and professional at the New Baltimore Office!
Sue T.
everyone is friendly and concerned about any concerns you may have. Been going there for years and its always been a friendly experience.
Joann W.
Excellent service as always, friendly staff and happy with results. :)
Matthew Y.
I felt everyone was very nice. I hate coming to the dentist(opps sorry) and everyone was so nice it made the visit easier. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fran W.
Very Gentle :)
Tammy S.
On time and price for service very fair.
John G.
Other than waiting a little in waiting room. Everything was great! Friendly efficient and painless.
Rosa F.
My experience was amazing I have to say I love this dental office!!
Jesiqua B.
I always have a good experience, very nice atmosphere and friendly staff
Sonja C.
Staff and Doctor care excellent.
John G.
I got an appointment within 10 mins of calling & I didn't have to wait long at all to see the dentist. Best service I receive in a long time from […]
Karri G.
Great work!
Timothy M.
I'm very pleased with the way everything went.
Patricia H.
As always, the staff are incredibly pleasant and helpful
Janice L.
Good experience and always friendly staff.
Rylee M.
I had bad experiences with lousy dentist's for years! Since I've been coming here I have had nothing but a great experience! I will never go to […]
Kirk O.
Gentle Dental has taken care of my teeth for quit awhile. I'm very satisfied by their care.
Laura Z.
Everyone at Gentle Dental Bay is great!
Stephanie C.
I am always at ease no matter what type of dental work im getting done, from extractions to root canal my fears and anxiety are all addressed and […]
Andre Y.
Dr. Wajeeh is the most skilled general dentist I've ever seen!
Joseph M.
Always friendly and professional!
Janice L.
Great staff & dentist!
Sarah L.
As usual, all staff is courteous, kind and professional.
Sandy G.
WONDERFUL CREW, ALWAYS PLEASANT, QUALITY WORK.
James H.
Pleasant experience would be very hard to find s better place.
Ronald S.
Denist is a true professional. He is also very friendly and the staff is also very nice
Anonymous
Staff are always courteous and friendly. They display sincere concern for their patients.
Sandy G.
every step was explained and each question answered.
Betty C.
I absolutely would recommend your office to everyone. I loved the staff and the doc and the prices are very affordable.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (586) 933-5521
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