Whether you’re a new parent, you’ve recently moved to Jupiter, or you’re just ready to make a change and need a new pediatric dentist for your kids, the process of finding the right doctor can feel intimidating and stressful. But it doesn’t have to be! Here are some things to keep in mind to make your search for a pediatric dentist in Jupiter as simple and smooth as possible:
This is a great place to start if you have friends and family in the area. Chances are, some of them have kids of their own and already have a preferred pediatric dentist. Contact some of your friends and family to see if they have any experience with pediatric dentists in your area.
Asking for recommendations is a great option because you can learn more about how well the dentist works with both kids and parents.
If you’ve had no luck getting recommendations, you can also do some online research. Local pediatric dentists are sure to have a website you can look at, and reviews on websites like Yelp, Google Reviews and Facebook. With a bit of online research, you’ll find plenty of potential candidates.
If you are specifically looking for a pediatric dentist (not a general or family dentist), make sure that your top picks are qualified and certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD). Pediatric dentists are more specialized in providing dental care for kids. They undergo 2-3 years of additional training after dental school, focusing on treating children and teenagers. Pediatric dentists work exclusively with kids, making them more qualified to care for your little one’s teeth.
Once you have a list of candidates, visit dental offices and bring your child with you. An office visit lets you get more information about the practice and the dentist. You’ll get a feel for how child-friendly the office is, have some conversations with the dentists and staff, and learn more about the advanced technology used to treat patients.
Most pediatric offices in Jupiter are happy to set up office tours for new patients who want to learn more about the practice. Bringing your child along will help you see how the staff and the dentist respond to your little one. You can also get your child’s opinion about the dentist, which can be quite valuable!
At The Little Royals, we’re always accepting new patients. We would be thrilled to meet your little one, and learn more about your family and your pediatric dental needs. Schedule an office visit and a consultation with Dr. Sal and Dr. Yasi by giving us a call today at (561) 510-1450, or stop by our office at 600 Heritage Drive, Suite 110, Jupiter, FL 33458.