Finding a Dentist you can Trust

"trust" spelled with scrabble tilesIn reaching beyond our immediate circle to search for topics that are important to people, the team at your Federal Way dentist office found many people leery and un-trusting of dentists.

Some asked:

  • “How can you find a dentist you can trust because I have had horrible experiences in the past?”
  • “Why do some dentists do “unnecessary” treatment?”
As a dentist in Federal Way, Dr. Lee and her team put ethics above all else….every dentist should.  Dr. Lee feels that this is the only way to build a long-lasting partnership with each of her patients.
In seeking a dentist, Dr. Lee’s best advice is to ask friends, family and co-workers for referrals.  They will be honest with you about who they like or who they have had poor experiences with.  With friends, they are friends for a reason.  Hopefully one of the reasons is trusting them.
The team at your family dentist in Federal Way also suggests doing your own research.  We are very fortunate to live in a day and age where online reviews are so easily found.  Dr. Lee and her team also suggest going a step further and utilizing the State of Washington website for checking the credentials of providers in the state.  The website is http://www.doh.wa.gov/.  Once on the site, you would choose licenses, permits, and certificates.  From there you will see on the right hand side a tab for provider credential search.  This allows you to see that their license is current.  It will also allow you to see if any actions have ever been taken against that provider.
Dr. Lee is blessed to be able to have a smaller, more intimate team.  If you venture to a large office, check the credentials of any provider you will be seeing.
Beyond on-line reviews, a simple Google search of a providers name can provide a wealth of information, good and/or bad.
Partner-ship spelled with puzzle piecesOnce you have chosen a provider, it is as much up to you as it is the provider to build a true “partnership”.  Communication is the key.  If you have questions that are not answered, ASK THEM!  If you have a concern, VOICE IT!  The team at Avalon Family Dentistry, your dentist in Federal Way, will do everything within their power to make each and every experience the best possible.  However, we are not mind readers.  If there is something we can do to take your experience from “OK” to amazing, that is what we want to do!
Our goal is to build relationships and partnerships with our patients that last their life!  No one likes change and the team at Avalon Family Dentistry wants to be your dentist for life!

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