How To Select a Dentist
Taking Action: If You Are Not Happy With Your Child’s Dentist
Step One: Speak up. Dissatisfaction in dentistry usually is a problem of communication, not clinical care. If you did not like – or did not understand – some aspect of your child’s care, talk to the dentist about it. You deserve to be heard, and the dentist deserves the opportunity to listen. Often a parent’s concerns can be resolved through a heart-to-heart talk.
Step Two: Consider a second opinion. You should be confident about your child’s dental treatment. If a second opinion will help you feel more comfortable, then you should certainly seek one.
Step Three: Call your local dental society. The dental profession offers a free service called peer review. Your case can be carefully reviewed by a highly qualified board, typically consisting of dentists, hygienists and members of the public.