5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Dentist
- August 12, 2015
The relationship between you and your dentist can make all the difference in achieving and maintaining great oral health. If you dread going to the dentist out of fear or distrust, you will often talk yourself out of getting the care that you need. Or if you find someone who can take care of your basic dental appointments, you may have to look for another dentist down the road who is qualified to handle more complex issues. At Gentle Dental Care, we are confident that Dr. Thomas Peltzer and our staff have the passion for meaningful patient care and the expertise to meet all of your dental needs, no matter how simple or complicated they may be.
1. Is the Dentist Qualified to Practice the Full Spectrum of Dentistry?
Dr. Peltzer and our team of professionals are passionate about prevention of dental problems, with regular dental cleanings, exams, and vigilant maintenance. Dr. Peltzer has also had extensive training and experience including the specialties of cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, anesthesia, laser dentistry, and oral surgery. He is recognized nationally for being at the top of his field. As Connecticut’s sedation dentist, Dr. Peltzer is honored to be a member of the prestigious American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists. He also serves as a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology as well as the Academy of Laser Dentistry. Dr. Peltzer has the distinct honor of having achieved a Fellowship in Dental Anesthesiology and was chosen as one of America’s Top Dentists in 2011, 2012, and 2013 by The Consumers’ Research Council of America for Dental Excellence.
2. Does the Dentist Stay Up-to-Date with the Latest Tools and Technology?
Dr. Peltzer is always learning and continuously exceeds continuing education requirements, staying on the cutting edge of current and future technology and dental procedures. Our office is equipped with the latest tools including digital X-rays, high-quality Dentrix customer software, an intraoral camera, laser technology, rotary endodontic hand tools, and computers and monitors in all of our treatment rooms. We use today’s technology and procedures to make you comfortable, while offering the best and least invasive solutions to meet your dental needs.
3. How Does the Dentist Make Me Feel?
It is so important to trust every person who helps you manage your health care. You need a team who can communicate well and listen to you, so you are fully informed about your options and can make wise decisions. When it comes to dentistry, most people want to know that their dentist cares about their comfort as well as long-lasting results. Dr. Peltzer is especially sensitive to the needs of fearful patients, dedicating himself to practicing painless and stress-free dentistry.
4. Can the Dentist Meet My Needs for the Long Term?
When looking for a dentist, it is important to think ahead. If the time comes for cosmetic enhancements, dental implants, or oral surgery, it is much more convenient to have a dentist available who can perform more complex procedures. It is especially comforting when you can rely on a professional you already know and trust. Dr. Peltzer and our staff are qualified and experienced to provide complete dental care in one convenient location.
5. Does the Dentist Have a Good Reputation for Outstanding Results?
Not only does Dr. Peltzer have documented recognition by his professional peers, but Gentle Dental Care also has a tremendously positive reputation in the community for quality customer service and excellent dental work. Visit our Smile Gallery to see some of the outstanding results of our work, or check out our Patient Testimonials page to hear about the experiences of our patients with Dr. Peltzer and our staff.
If you are looking for a practice that you can count on for all of your dental care, the choice is clear. Dr. Peltzer and the team at Gentle Dental Care are here for you, from preventive care to cosmetic dentistry to full-mouth reconstruction. We also have the ability to put you at ease, offering comfort options, including full sedation and non-surgical alternatives. To see all of the ways we are an excellent choice for dentistry, browse our new website or contact us to make an appointment and see for yourself! Use our online form or call 860-479-2397. We will be happy to answer any other questions you may have and get you in to see Dr. Peltzer!