5 Things to Look for When Choosing a New Dentist in El Paso

First Things First: Reviews

Our patients say it all. Checking the dentist’s GoogleFacebook and website for reviews is the best place to start. You can see what experiences patients have had at their practice over the years. If the reviews are overwhelmingly positive, and Green Family Dental’s reviews are, you know you’re headed in the right direction! 

Cost and Insurance

Cost should never be a barrier to quality dental care. Before picking a dentist, check that your insurance is covered and that they offer affordable dental care services. Don’t have dental insurance? No problem. Many dentists, like Green Family Dental, offer  Dental Savings Plans  to help you get the dental care you need at a price you can afford.

​If you want to see a dentist that comes highly recommended by a friend or family member but is out of your network, call the practice and ask if they submit claims to all insurance providers. Most do, so it is worth asking before eliminating this practice from your list.

Referrals from Friends and Family

Friends and family members are a great resource. They can tell you about the personality of the dentist and office staff, and answer questions. Here are some good questions to ask your friend or family members:

  • Does the dentist explain treatment options well?
  • How long will you be sitting in the waiting room for?
  • Do you feel comfortable asking the dentist or staff questions?
  • How does the office handle dental emergencies?
  • Are they open on Saturdays?
  • How are bills handled?
  • If you are moving, ask your current dentist if they can recommend a dentist near your new home.
  • Your physician may also be able to provide some names of good dentists.

Location and Hours

​Choose a dentist close to home or work. This will make it easier to schedule visits and to arrive on time. Also, make sure that the dental office is open on the days and at the times when you are able to schedule an appointment. Green Family Dental is conveniently open on Saturdays for people in the El Paso area that are busy working during the weekdays.

State of the Art Technology

Quality of care has dramatically increased in the past couple decades with the proliferation of new technologies. Especially with X-rays, which are the crucial component in diagnosing your oral health. Some X-ray machines can deliver a large dose of radiation to unsuspecting patients. Green Family Dental uses digital X-ray technology with 90% less radiation exposure than normal X-ray machines.  We also use the latest in dental implant & denture technology.