How to choose a sedation dentist in Harrisonburg, Virginia
How can you make a wise choice when choosing a dentist who will take care of your precious smile in a way that is relaxing and effective for both parties? Dr. Kenneth Eye II recently told me a few key requirements before making an appointment for sedation dentistry.
Key #1: Do they care about you or about the money?
Make an appointment for a consultation with to meet and get to know the doctor personally. Usually this is can be an initial consultation and oral examination, but it doesn’t have to be. You can simply call and say you are looking for a new dentist in the area and request to set up a quick 15-minute appointment with the doctor to learn about their philosophy and get a feel for them.
All doctors and dentists have different personalities, training, values, interests, and agendas. Determining if they care about you both professionally and personally is the most important thing to consider.
Key #2: What does their office say about them?
When the appointment day came, how did the dental practice look? Was it clean and well taken care of, or was it unwelcoming and stuffy?
You can tell a lot about a dentist and the people working there by examining their work area. The conditions of their surroundings is a clear sign of the level of care they place in their work and the comfort of their patients.
“If I were you, I would only go to a sedation dentist that had a clean and inviting office.”
-Dr. Kenneth Eye II
Key #3: Are they certified to practice sedation dentistry in Harrisonburg, VA?
You want someone who is well qualified and comfortable doing sedation dentistry in Harrisonburg, VA.
Most of your neighbors don’t know that in Virginia, a permit is required to perform oral sedation at the moderate sedation level.
To find out if your sedation dentist is qualified to perform “sleep dentistry” (to induce a relaxed state while you get your dentistry done worry-free), ask a few questions.
Inquire about the dentist’s credentials, where he/she trained in sedation dentistry, and whether or not he/she is certified in Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
Lastly, find out how many oral sedation procedures the dentist has performed and their success rate.
Meet your new sedation dentist in Harrisonburg, VA
I can tell you of one dentist who checked out outstandingly on all 4 points I was looking for.
Dr. Kenneth R. Eye II from Exceptional Smiles Family Dentistry. Their wonderfully gentle and caring team offers sedation dentistry in Harrisonburg, VA.
Visit Dr. Eye II’s biography page to view his heavyweight qualifications and experience as a sedation dentist.
They are now accepting new sedation dentistry patients, so I would try to schedule that initial visit if I were you before they are booked.
Call 540-434-5500 to schedule an appointment.
Article written by: Michelle King
Photo at beginning from photoshoot of Exceptional Smiles by C. King Photography, edited by Exceptional Smiles.