Finding A Dentist

tjorgenson's picture

What are the best ways to find a good dentist in my home town?  I have been to several dentists in my area in the last several months and have spent alot of money on consultations basically.  I have several procedures that I need done and before I shell out more money on procedures I want to make sure that I have a competent dentist that I comfortable with and can trust to make decisions in my best long-term interest.  Any advice.....I live in Orlando, FL

Paper Clip's picture

I think this web site will have a dentist directory very soon, but mean while have you tried www.1800dentist.com ?

they  seem to be doing a pretty good job.

let me know how it goes...

Anonymous's picture

1-800-dentist is an advertising agency and only lists the dentists who pay. In other words, it is far from unbiased.

I like two sites that use the same database www.webdentistry.com and www.smilefinder.com. They claim to have more than 180,000 dental practices in their database but I haven't had a chance to count them. :-)

The American Dental Association's website www.ada.org is also good but gives very little information about the doctors other than you know they are members of the ADA. Then again, who isn't?

BTW I believe the smilefinder database can be licensed from a company called Mediadontics...so maybe someone would want to contact them. It'd be a lot easier than building one from scratch.

Tony's picture

This is the site that I used to find my dentist. It gave me a list of dentists close to my zip code and it was pretty fast. They have dental health articles and a cool design of the website in general.

www.smileconnection.com
Anonymous's picture

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adrianatan1's picture

I live in New York City.  I am looking for an oral surgeon, who could do a bone graft for a dental implant.  If anyone has a bone graft done in New York City and is very happy with the result, please let me know.  Thank you.