If you’ve ever moved from one place to another, you know some important things can slip through the cracks in transition. During an appointment recently, a patient shared that he is moving away soon. Although we’re sad to see him leave, we encouraged him not to let caring for his smile get lost in the hustle and bustle of the move. Then, he asked, “How can I find a high-quality dentist in Orange Park?”
In this patient’s case, we were able to recommend a trustworthy dentist nearby. We’re confident Dr. Matthew Nawrocki can give this patient the same exceptional care that he has received from us. However, this patient’s question got us wondering what we would look for if we were moving to a new area and searching for a dental practice to call home. Below are some of the most important features that will ensure that your next dental home gives you the same level of quality that you’ve enjoyed here at Brown & Nawrocki.
If you have dental insurance benefits at work, you want to make sure that you choose a dental office that is in-network. When you call to schedule your visit, you can ask them about your specific plan. Even if the practice is not in-network with your insurance, you can ask whether the practice’s team is willing to work with you. For example, if they will file claims on your behalf, you can still save time, effort, and money!
Sometimes, even those who have a healthy oral lifestyle can experience a dental emergency. Whether you have a severe toothache or you chip a tooth playing a pickup game of football, you want to know you have a local resource to turn to for help when you need it most. Does the emergency dentist have same-day appointments available? Is the practice open during convenient times? These are important questions to ask before a dental emergency strikes.
Let’s face it. Not every practice has multiple dentists and specialists like we do here, but do you really want to travel from practice to practice for each member of the family? You need a dental office that caters to patients of all ages—that way, everyone can feel comfortable. From young children all the way through aging grandparents, make sure your prospective practice can meet all your family members’ needs in one convenient location.
Although we hate to see any patient move away from our area, we know how important it is to have easy access to dental healthcare. If you are moving to a new place, make sure you find a practice that has these features, and you’ll be sure to feel right at home.
About the Practice
At Brown & Nawrocki, we are proud to have two skilled providers: Dr. Andrew Nawrocki and Dr. Kimberly Dennis. Each brings years of advanced training and clinical experience, and they share a passion for providing a positive dental visit for every patient. If you would like to schedule an appointment or if you have questions about finding a new dental home, you can contact Brown & Nawrocki by clicking here.