How to Find a New Dentist in Arlington

March 13, 2017

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Your current dentist is providing adequate care, but do you really want to settle for just adequate? Get exceptional dental care from Dr. James T. Gray. With his credentials, technically precise care and exceptional chairside manner, you need not look anywhere else for a new dentist in the Arlington area. Learn what you should look for in an outstanding dental care provider.

It Starts with the Right Training

When searching for a new family dentist in Arlington, first consider his or her training. Check out the practice website or an online rating service such as for information on where your prospective dentist went to school, how many years he or she has been in practice and what kinds of services are offered.

For instance, the dentist should have attended a fully accredited dental school. Also, he or she should be members of professional organizations such as the American Dental Society as these associations show an interest in peer accountability and professional development. Additionally, the new dentist should have annual continuing education credits above and beyond the  required minimum. Dr. Gray is an active participant in the CEREC study club and the ITI (Implant Team International) study club in Dallas to keep abreast of the latest technologies in chairside restorations and dental implants.

What Others are Saying is Important

In addition, look into what other people are saying about their dentists. Personal referral from a coworker or neighbor is worth a lot as people only will recommend health care providers they truly trust and like, Ask your friend questions such as:

  • Is the staff friendly?
  • Does the doctor offer the orthodontic services my teen needs?
  • Is the office technology up to date with digital x-rays and sedation dentistry options?
  • Are the office hours convenient for your family schedule?
  • Does the practice take your dental insurance, and do they offer financing options such as Care Credit?

Additionally, look for patient reviews on Facebook, Google+ and Angie’s List. They provide a wealth of information from real patients who go to the dentist you are considering.

What Does the Dentist Offer?

Your new dentist should offer a complete menu of preventive, restorative and cosmetic services, serving the needs of children through seniors.  He or she should emphasize prevention through cleanings, six-month exams, plastic sealants, customized mouthguards for TMJ and sleep apnea.

Regarding restorations, you deserve premiere treatments when problems crop up–services such as:

  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Same-day crowns, inlays and onlays
  • Dental implant restorations and implant-supported dentures
  • Conventional bridgework and dentures
  • Periodontal therapy with tooth scaling and state of the art soft tissue lasers

Plus, don’t forget your cosmetic needs. Your smile says a lot about your personality,  and you want a dentist who will help you look your best. When looking for a new dentist, inquire about:

  • Invisalign clear braces
  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Composite resin bonding
  • Porcelain veneers

Would You Like an Office Tour?

Dr. Gray and his friendly staff welcome new patients all the time, and they look forward to being your new dental practice. If you’d like to stop in to talk, please contact the office to arrange an appointment. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions and show you around.