5 Tips For Finding a New Dentist

Are you on the lookout for a new dentist? Perhaps you’ve recently moved to a new area, or maybe your current dentist is closing their doors. Whatever your reason, we think these helpful tips will get you started in the right direction as you begin your search!


  1. Know what you’re looking for: Write out a list of all the things you’re looking for in a new dental clinic. Other than finding a dentist who takes your insurance, what else is important? Should they have a reputation for giving quality dental care? Should it be a kids dental clinic with a fun atmosphere? Write it all down and keep it in mind as you search.

  2. Ask your insurance provider: Call your insurance provider for a list of approved dentists in your area. If you use Medicaid, call the the Medicaid Help Line at 1-800-362-8312 for a list of dentists.

  3. Get recommendations from co-workers, family, and friends: Ask the people who know you best to recommend a good family dentist in your area. Also, consider asking people in your online social media circles to recommend a dentist in your area as well.

  4. Ask your doctor or pharmacist: Your family doctor or pharmacist will surely know at least one dentist and will be happy to refer you. The only question is if they will meet all the requirements on your wishlist.

  5. Use smart search terms: When hunting for a dentist online, the key is to be specific. For example, if you’re looking for a low income dental care provider who accepts Medicaid, type in “medicaid dentist” and your zip code or city into the search box. If you’d like to find a dentist close to your old dentist’s location, use the zipcode of your old dental office in your searches. The more specific you are with your search terms, the quicker you’ll find what you’re looking for.

Kool Smiles offers affordable, quality dental care for the whole family in a fun, kid-friendly environment! We accept almost all forms of dental insurance, including Medicaid and Tricare. To find a Kool Smiles office in your area, click here or call 877-455-3207 to make an appointment today!

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