Choosing a dentist can be as stressful for some as actually going to the dentist. Below are some suggestions about what to consider when selecting a dentist. We’d also suggest asking a friend or relative or the local branch of the Academy of General Dentistry for a recommendation.
Ask about the extent of the dentist’s training and clinical experience in performing the specific procedure you require. For example, not all dentists are trained in specific cosmetic dentistry procedures. In addition, certain procedures, such as a veneer, may serve both an aesthetic and functional need.
Ask about the type of emergency care offered. For example, is the dentist available after hours and on weekends?
Inquire about patient comforts, such as pre-medication or nitrous oxide, and amenities such as music or heating pads.
Ask about the types of professional dental societies the dentist is affiliated with. Some organizations require dentists to take continuing education classes to keep them up-to-date on the latest procedures and technological advances in the field. Check for societies that require their members to complete ongoing continuing education.
Inquire about the use of dental lasers as an alternative to traditional dental tools such as tooth drilling and scalpels.
We are trained in all aspects of dentistry and have advanced training in cosmetic, sedation, emergency, and implant dentistry.
We work with a team of great specialists. When referring to a specialist, we will help to make the appointment and ensure that costs and dental insurance benefits are coordinated.
We review costs prior to treatment and discuss possible payments. We want your dental care to be affordable . If something ends up being more complicated than anticipated, we will let you know before proceeding or include it in the costs. We don’t like surprises. Our treatment estimates are guaranteed. Once we tell you what your portion will be, it will never be more. Sometimes it’s less.
We provide 24/7 Emergency Dental Care for our patients.
We offer sedation dentistry and many other amenities to ensure your comfort.
We’re active members of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Utah Dental Association, and a few others. We are continuing education junkies and stay current with the most current and effective dental treatments.
We have a soft tissue (gum) laser. We also use digital x-rays, electronic patient records, and the most highly independently-reviewed and studied materials.
We understand your concern about the cost of dental treatment in Salt Lake City and we want to be an affordable dentist. Dentistry can be expensive. We can help.
That’s a good question. The answer is, “Probably.” There are hundreds of dental insurance companies that offer multiple plans. The plans change every year. It’s nearly impossible for us to keep track of every program, but we do our best.
We strive to work with patients with nearly every plan.
Before your visit, we will call your insurance company for you and find out how you can use your dental benefits in our office. If we learn that we can’t accept your insurance or that we can, but with some limitations, we will call you prior to your appointment.
We have many patients that choose to see us even though we don’t “accept” their insurance. The care we provide, for them, is worth the extra cost. The reason that we don’t accept every dental insurance plan is that some plan’s fees are so low that it would not allow us to provide long-lasting treatment that feels good and looks great in a kind, safe, and comfortable environment.
So, the best way to find out about your plan is to check the list below or call and give us the details, and we’ll find out for you.
At Legacy Dental, we accept the following:
With evening and Saturday dental appointments and an on-call 24-hour emergency dentist, we’re trying to be Salt Lake City’s most convenient dental office.
We do our best to make your dental treatment as convenient as possible. We are general dentists, who can provide a wide range of services including root canals, dentures, cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, crowns, bridges, veneers, periodontal treatment, wisdom teeth removal, and preventive dentistry. This means more than likely you can get all your needed dental care in our office.
Here are some conveniences we provide:
We care about you. Whatever led to your current condition, we’re here to help. We became dentists to help people just like you. Every day we see patients that are embarrassed about what has happened to their teeth and successfully help them. We don’t judge. We just want to help.
With over 40 years of combined experience, we’ve helped a lot of people just like you to eat comfortably, and smile proudly after years of being unable to do so.
We realize many people avoid the dentist because of fear or anxiety and cost. We offer sedation dentistry. We do our best to provide affordable dentistry that fits your budget too.
We’d love to help you.
‘‘They are thorough and gentle and never force procedures that cause discomfort. Dr. Campbell explains his assessment clearly and gives me an active role in deciding treatment. They also make scheduling easy and give me lots of reminders as my appointment draws near.’’
South Salt Lake City
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