5 tips to find a great dentist! – For cosmetic dentistry, invisalign, and implants.

5 tips to find a great dentist! – For cosmetic dentistry, invisalign, and implants.

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what’s up guys this is dr. o for
innovative dental today I am super excited to share with you something I
think it’s gonna really help you out in trying to find a dentist and I’m gonna
share with you the five things you should consider as you seek out your
next dentist I’m hopeful that a lot of you already have an awesome dentist and
if you do fantastic obviously you’re a step ahead as far as
some of you trust and can really value to help you maintain your oral health
but there’s a ton of people according to the questions that we’ve been getting
the emails and we’ve been getting in our practice that they’re wanting me to help
them seek out and find a dentist in their community and I wanted to give
some basically five tips that will help you do this I feel that will will give
you a good dentist that you can trust I understand the anxiety that that people
are going through when they’re trying to pick a dentist I mean you’re definitely
trusting a complete stranger with something as intimate as your mouth and
trying to decide is it going to be a good scenario or am I gonna know they’re
gonna listen to me are they going to give me the best care you know maybe
you’re seeking some cosmetic dentistry and that’s even another step of trust
right because you’re not just asking for somebody to do a few fillings you’re
asking somebody to hey don’t mess up my grille you know and that’s that’s even
another level of trust that I think is a difficult hurdle for people to get over
when they go to a dental practice or a new office and a new facility with
today’s discussion I’m hopefully gonna help you navigate that obviously I wish
I could help everybody make that decision heck I wish everybody would
come to innovative dental I mean we’re a great practice here we hopefully
practice what we preach so the five tips hopefully we’re nailing those and
delivering that type of five-star customer service and value to our
patients I really feel like we do but these things are really going to be
important to consider as you find your next dentist or your first dentist
maybe it’s your first one first one number one on the list is got to be
reviews and reputation thank God we live in this market where we can go online
and something I mean I won’t even go to a
restaurant typically if I’m not familiar with what their online reviews are maybe
what a friend is said about them and so first thing you want to do before you go
to a dental practice is get online you have a tool right in your hand probably
or your smartphone and you can see what their reputation is are the reviews
online I would not go to much just by the overall score so like for example
Google has a five-star scoring system and I I think that’s great but more
important than that is quantity of reviews and the number of detailed
comments that are specific to maybe some procedures or care that you’re seeking
so that’s important to me when you’re trying to decide if you’re gonna trust a
place with maybe maybe it’s aligning teeth their braces or Invisalign care or
maybe it’s an implant you know search through the comments find somebody who’s
gotten an implant there who raves about the way that they do implants and then
so do your research first and foremost don’t go to practice that you haven’t
found out what their reputation is online and you feel good about it and
then reputation in the community so ask your friends your coworkers are a great
source right so somebody’s sitting next to you or that’s something that you work
alongside all day they probably have it in us and if they don’t maybe you guys
helped find one together that you trust so that’s my first first tip definitely
reviews and reputation now on to our second tip on how to find an awesome
dentist and that would be photos and video you know I you wouldn’t even think
about touring a home that you want to buy or buying a car with some other
things you might look at photos of you know clothing I mean if you’re gonna
shop online you want to see good quality clothing and all of that’s important
because photos document what that company is delivering to their client we
take photos of everything matter of fact they have a little joke in our practice
if yet didn’t take a quality photo and never happen and so what that means for
us is that we want to capture what we do for people because we’re always a trying
to prove it and B want to show other people
how we might be able to help them so photos are really important it should
be on their website social media I mean how do I help you find somebody and not
mess around and find some offices that you might go dang it this was not what I
was looking for and I think ruling out the fact that they have quality photos
that document the care they give whether it’s a smile photo whether it’s
lifestyle photos of the people that their patients we try to and all of our
marketing be extremely genuine and clear that these are our patients they’re
people we have helped smile these are actual treatments we do and so our
videos and our photos hopefully do that it’s one reason this channel is created
I mean my goal in this channel is to reach out and help people see what
innovative dental really is all about how that we’re really interested in
helping people even if you can’t come to our practice or you have an awesome
practice that you go to whether you live in Springfield or not
we just want to be a helper and educator a leader in trying to help people make
good decisions when it comes to their oral health and that’s our passion not
just providing smiles but helping people get the best for their for their smile
and that’s really what the min this video is about so hopefully this is
helping you tip number two make sure that you go to a practice or rule out
practices that don’t document the care that they provide and choose practices
that could give you a very confident level of hey this is what it looks like
before we saw this patient and it looked like look at what we were able to do for
them and hopefully if you had a similar condition we should be able to do
something similar for you right so now you’re gaining some confidence that hey
they’ve just they’ve done this before this isn’t their first time that should
be able to give you the confidence to walk in the door and trust them with
something as important and as precious as your smile I got 23 people are gonna
shout amen to this one the third tip and deciding which practice to go to would
be the team every dentist is going to hopefully be
able to confidently deliver you this is what I can do I can show you how I want
to help you and hopefully they can diagnose and provide care they’re going
to talk well about hopefully what they can deliver I mean shoot it would be
kind of a bad deal if you came in here and I’m like yeah I don’t I don’t know
if I’m gonna do very good at what you’re asking me to do right now what you
cannot and what’s very difficult to fake is the team’s enthusiasm and
understanding for the care that people are getting and what I mean by that is
generally people are good they don’t want to promote something they don’t
feel is good and the team is going to know if the care that is being provided
is good so if you are calling up and they don’t seem super excited about what
they’re doing at that practice that would be a big concern or if they’re not
very confident on how to explain what they’re doing if you call their practice
and you ask about dental implants all of our team is going to be able to give you
a pretty decent understanding of our process and how we can help people do
that same thing with cosmetic veneers you call up a practice and you’re
thinking hey I want to change my smile and they’re like you know yeah I’m not
quite sure how we do that the doctor will maybe have to go over all of that
and I get that there’s some the doctor should be giving you like the treatment
plan but the team should be able to give you some sort of understanding if you
ask questions in detail about a procedure that you’re wanting to go
forward with so hopefully that helps you understand the team is such an integral
part of providing excellent care and they are gonna find it difficult to fake
or mislead the the patients there with enthusiasm or with an understanding of
what they do and so I would say you know you call up and ask a few questions
about what you want they should feel it confidently enthusiastically and
hopefully and you can even sense a smile I know that our team laughs on the phone
I love it I walk by the phone and I’ve got some of these girls that work for
innovative tunnel they’re just so amazing they laugh they’re engaging with
patients they never met and they’re excited about just the opportunity to
meet them you want to call a practice that does
that and when you get there you want to get that same vibe so the team doesn’t
just start with the phone call right so you come into the practice and you’re in
our office or any other office if that front desk is it smiling I walk out you
know I’m just being real if you walk into a practice and that front office is
not smiling to see you and excited that you came you’re looking at something
that’s probably you’re probably anxious about and you’re probably nervous right
and you’ve maybe taken a lot of courage to even get in your car that morning and
drive to the dental practice and you satin let the the parking lot I’ve heard
all the stories all right patients get here and they sit in the parking lot and
they’re just anxious about going in and I can totally sympathize with you guys
and I get that is a huge trust thing to do that and then finally muster up
enough courage to trust somebody and you go in their front door and then
everybody’s distracted nobody cares about you being there and they’re not
smiling so I would get out first thing now they’re smiling and they’re happy to
see you and they’re were prepared for you now that’s a totally different
feeling and trust me our team spends a ton of time preparing for each one of
our patients so that we know who you are the best we can by sending out surveys
that we are going to engage you as a person first and a patient second and
that’s really important so the team is going to be the ones doing that that is
not me right I’m not going to be at the front door greeting you when you come in
but team’s going to do that and they need
doing that with enthusiasm and passion for the fact that they know why they
went to work that day and that’s to change people’s lives with the power of
a smile hopefully that helps you understand why a team is super valuable
and really needs to be an integral part of a decision to trust a dental practice
with your smile that hopefully I gets us now through point number three point
number four is technology while I believe technology is awesome and it
definitely changes lives it’s not everything but if a practice doesn’t
want to invest in technology I would be a little concerned about where their
heart is in providing the best for their patients because technology allows us to
do that and the way I think about investing at innovative dental or our
whole team thinks about it is can we impact patients lives if we invest in
this technology can we improve the care can we change their experience can we
drastically improve the quality the health and the overall pain experience
and just the whole whole deal with our patients can we make something
drastically unique and different than that they’ve not experienced or are
expecting and if that answer is yes then we are onboard technology should be
invested and for the purpose of improving people’s lives not purely
because it’s a thought of how can I make money and what’s my return on investment
and I can tell you you can you can get the sense of that with an office that
spends a lot of money on newer technology because I can tell you
they’re not gonna make it all back immediately they’re gonna have to do it
for years and years maybe decades to get it back and so in the meantime the
enjoyment and the passion for providing the best is what drove that decision to
invest in that technology and I truly feel like if you want to pick an office
that is going to give you the latest in dentistry make sure you check out their
technology on their website and ask about it when they
it should be a prevalent part of what they do for their patients where’s your
fourth point technology the last one is my favorite because I just had a patient
today said I just got a bad gut feeling about this the last office I went to and
just like I didn’t feel good my gut hurt I just was like I got to trust my god
I’m not gonna go there she drives from a couple hours away to
get care here because she trusted her gut that she needed to leave the
practice and the care that she was getting wasn’t the best and that’s what
I say in the last one is number five tip number five is trust the vibe or the gut
so listen to your internal voice right if you walk in and your whole experience
you are feeling good confident the team is energetic
the environment is positive people are smiling you know that what you’re
getting is gonna be the best then you’re you’re gonna kind of get the vibe that
you know these people are legit and they’re gonna be awesome and I can trust
them and they’re not in it just to see me as a number and get me in and out the
door but they’re gonna invest their time and and make something unique for me
that’s a totally different vibe that you get and you wouldn’t buy a car from a
car salesman if you didn’t get a good vibe from them why would you trust your
smile veneer work implants how would you trust anybody that you don’t get a good
vibe from so recap tip number one is reviews and reputation two would be
photos three would be team four would be technology and the final one is trust
the vibe well my hope is that this video really helps a bunch of people find the
right dentist for their oral health and that they’re gonna find somebody who’s
gonna have a good connection with them take good care of their teeth give them
the best help them smile for the rest of their life and if it did if this video
was helpful and you find a dentist based off this video please leave something in
the comments give a thumbs up let me know that this is working because I want
to you helped more people but man it’s nice to
hear that it’s making a difference for some people and you know if you’re
seeking a dentist the maybe for cosmetic ministry
don’t let distance keep you from coming to innovative dental we have a program
called smiles than reach that helps relieve that challenge of distance and
get you here to our practice and gives you a smile in a single visit and allows
you to return home with considerable cost savings especially in many markets
so check us out it’s called smiles and rage if you’re interested definitely
give us a call it’s eight eight nine four seven four six you can also go to
our website ID Springfield com please give this a like you know smash
the thumbs up button if that’s something you’re into comment below I’d love to
hear your thoughts and maybe some of their ideas about videos that you would
want me to make and until next time keep smiling

67 thoughts on “5 tips to find a great dentist! – For cosmetic dentistry, invisalign, and implants.”

  1. Are you done with your invisalign treatment? I just started mine and you're definitely right about it being a weight loss thing too. I like to snack throughout the day and it drives me crazy that I cant do that now, Im constantly thinking about food but I cant have any haha.

  2. Good point about making the money back on technology…I am positive this is the reason many offices don't constantly upgrade.

  3. Omg please help! I live in Phoenix and I need cosmetic dentist so bad! I chipped my front tooth (not badly at all!) But my dentist who I trusted said there was nothing he could do and he said I had to get a crown. The chip did not hurt was about 1/4 the width of the tooth a just about a millimeter and a half high… I stupidly got the crown and now it doesn’t fit at all it is so irritating in the back and is too big. What do I do!!! I’m literally freaking out and looking at tickets to go to Switzerland for stem cells!!! I am so upset and I know it’s just a tooth but it’s my tooth!! Do your have anyone in the Phoenix that can help!

  4. So hello, dr.O. I’m 26 yrs old and my mom has always said I had weak teeth and I have lots decay cavities on my chewing teeth? The front looks fine..we’ll.. I need braces but if my teeth are sensitive, can I still get braces and if my chewing teeth are bad, without having to implant, what can I do? I’m kind of scared that I might have to take all my teeth out and I’m so young…but my teeth looks lot worse when you take the pic..

  5. ugh i want to come to innovative dental so badly but i live in florida :,( … all of my family lives in st. louis though so hopefully i can swing by someday!

  6. Just about everybody I know has been recently told by their dentist that they have gum recession and they need periodontal work A.S.A.P.! I'm sure there were always cases that called for this treatment but I can't help wonder why now EVERYBODY is being told they need this. it really makes me question if this is just something that is a big money maker for the practice and that they are advising people to get unnecessary procedures. I only say that because so many people are needing this. I had to have just one tooth's gum done and that was awful. They cut the roof of my mouth for the material so there were two wounds. it took about two or three months for everything to get back to normal where I could feel comfortable with solid foods. I can't imagine how horrible it is for people to go through this procedure on all four quadrants! Just shoot me it I ever need that! Anyways do you think there is something that is causing so many people to need this work or do you think it is possibly being over used in cases where it may not really be needed. Maybe insurance companies are now paying for this were they didn't before. Just wondering.

  7. How about here in the Philippines I don't know were to go to a dental clinic just like yours having cared for the patients oral health, some of the dentist here is not caring sometimes a teeth that can be save they will extract it 😞

  8. Damn, I'd travel to USA just to get dental work from you. It's so rare that you see such energetic and honest people. I can see that you're really just trying to improve people's dental health. The success you get at your clinic is well deserved.

  9. Do you have office in Houston, TX or any recommended dentist in Houston? I need to do about 5 crowns for my mouth but haven’t found any trustable office after watching your video.

    Thank you

  10. Man I don't want my grill messed up! 😂😂😆😆 So here's my deal Dr. Olson, I have some issues going on and I would really love to send you some photos of my teeth to get your opinion on what to do. I have an appointment on Wednesday with a new dentist. How would I get those to you for advice, I know it's hard without xrays, but I had a bad dental appt few weeks ago and not going back there, the entire first appointment was a nightmare and on one tooth i asked what was going on and he said "I DON'T KNOW!" and that was after xrays. The exam wasn't finished, no treatment plan, he wanted me to come back for something else then he would finish exam! Never in my life have I had that happen and I am already a wreck about this, Lol! HELP I need guidance!!! This is amazing btw that you are really trying to help people everywhere and taking the time to do it! Many Blessings will come your way! Maybe you can open a clinic here in the Tampa area, preferably Madeira Beach one day 😊😊Thank you in advance

  11. Haha im here from Springfield, Illinois!! Soon to be dental assistant!! I start my classes for it in July!!

  12. Im so glad you posted this video i haven't been to the dentist for a cleaning in year's because the last dentist i went to hit a artery pulling out a moler stuck cotton in my mouth flipped me up in the dentist chair said ok your all set. I endid up in the emergency room i guess he cut in to my sines also hit a artery .now for all these year's of course i have a 😱 so my teeth became worse! .i need a dentist like you .thank you for all you do for people you are the best & i see that you love what you do this is so important & life if you are confident then the patron will be confident !!! Super job Dr o !!!!! 😀✌✌

  13. Dr. O I really enjoy your videos!! I wish there was a dentist in my area that gives as much information as you! Your awesome! And very handsome☺️ thank you for all the information I’m looking to get a few implants in the near future.

  14. You might be overstating the importance of excitement and enthusiasm. You are describing and outgoing person not necessarily a competant person. When I find a place that requires all their employees to be extroverts I'm afraid they are trying to make up for lack of something more important.

  15. I totally agree with you about technology & the vibe. I used to go to a dentist that used old school X-ray, you had to go somewhere else to get extractions, crowns/bridges etc were done elsewhere. The office looked old & not inviting whatsoever. Also, the dentist wasn’t very friendly. I have no clue why I went there for a number of years, but I’m glad I finally found a great dentist. He had really good reviews & images I was able to look at before I decided to switch. The first time I visited, the staff was super nice, the doctor was nice & informative, they made a complete dental plan for me. I also loved how they made the office warm and inviting, as opposed to the closed in rooms of my former dentist’s office.

  16. Very informative! Can you make a Video about how to eliminate the caries bacteria in the mouth and what good oral hygiene actually includes?

  17. My son went to a dentist that my husband and I went to. We didn't know at the time that he pulled out almost all of my teeth and 8 of my husbands while most of our teeth didn't need to be removed. They pulled out 5 of my sons teeth after they discussed 2 teeth that they didn't touch. When we finally realized how bad he had done. He had been fired and the dental group and they refused to see us again. My son is way to young to have been left with no functional teeth, because of the teeth he pulled an left. He can't smile or eat. Thanks for your tips. I wish he could see you.

  18. Thank you so much this has been very very helpful… I have been to countless dentist that just errrr…I am Still searching….. Hopefully this coming up week I'll find that one dentist… Everything u have said was so on point… Thank you…..

  19. 👍👍 I'm coming to see you doctor!!! When I first watched you on your other videos , I can feel that you know what you're doing and I can feel that I can trust you! 😁🙏 That's why I don't mind driving an extra miles to come and get help from you doc!!! Right now my top and bottom teeth do not line up correctly and I can't chew! I also keep biting on my lips when I chewed! I need several implants, because I just have 5 teeth removed, plus I lost my upper parture denture and I'm depressed! Please help!!!😫😢😭

  20. Doctor, i just want some idea, about how long do I have to wait to get the implants after I have my teeth pulled? Thank you.

  21. For cosmetic dentistry, the lack of portfolios makes me very wary. And when websites seem low-quality, it makes those practices seem as though they'd be less modern/excellent.

  22. I'm actually going to be leaving my dentist!! I been going to them for years only because it was close to home while my other doctors were closer to work!! I can't stand most of the ppl there including one of the dentists! That receptionist is a doozy!! I had to nicely check them a couple of times!! Ican count on one hand how many people are decent!! I wish you guys were here in NYC!! BTW do you guys know of a practice here in NYC that you can recommend??!!

  23. I'm learning so much from watching your channel. Thank you so much for sharing all your knowledge, it truly has been helpful. I have a lot to think about before my scheduled first root canal. IF I decide to go down that route, would you recommend going to a specialist or your regular dentist for the root canal? My dentist recommended a specialist and then later stated I could have the root canal done at her office. I was a bit confused as to why she changed her mind. I asked her and she stated the specialist charge way more than she would, but I'm not too concerned about the cost more than I am about the success of the root canal. I am scared out of my mind about this whole thing, and honestly, I have no idea what to do. After watching, Root Cause on Netflix, I am so scared to have a root canal. Have you seen this documentary? Please share your thoughts on it if you have.

  24. I have been looking for a Dentist for a Year!!!
    You were Articulating what I was feeling and not being able to Express.
    The Five Points are Excellent.
    Thanks for bringing Quality of Care to the Dental Industry

  25. I have so much anxiety now after seeing a dentist that made it seem like I was going to lose my teeth the next day because she said I have gum recession and would need a deep cleaning that would cost 600 dollars AFTER insurance. I then went to another dentist and they said I was still able to do a regular cleaning and that I should just go back in 6 months to see where I was. I’m just so confused and stressed out I obviously don’t want to lose my teeth and I don’t know what to believe. My anxiety is through the roof I’m so scared to get another opinion now. Could you please please make a video on this topic of gum recession?? I wish I could just go see you. God bless you!

  26. can you do a video on what you do to confront the fear of needles? I am absolutely terrified of needles, and I have overcome the fear probably about 75%, where I can take a shot in the arm, or a blood draw or an iv, but I am terrified of getting one in the mouth. I keep giving my current office chances to help me over come this fear but time and time again, i am disappointed, and it sucks because i already have an account there, and pay for their services, and I dont want to leave, especially if it will cost me more to leave.

  27. most of the tips are about the publicity: the reviews are normally not quality all the time about the dental pratice even the image are not always true. Yeah, it's sure to find a office with a good review, but dont rely too much on that. The only tips is to find a good dentist is try to meet him and listen to him to see if he can explain sincerely to what u need, not what he needs in your mounth

  28. Hey Dr. O. Wondering what would be better in the long run. For a 34yr old. Implants and trying to salvage a few teeth or getting them all ripped out and doing All on 4?

  29. Dr. O of Innovative Dental, thanks for the information & the advice!
    And, I have to say, these tips are also applicable for seeking out a good doctor! And if these tips are true of dentistry, how much more serious it is with regard to medical practices that deal with vital organs & life-sustaining systems of the body?
    This is not to say dentistry is not in & of itself a major thing for maintaining or gaining health, but you know what I'm saying. One will most likely be able to survive a visit to a not so good dentistry office & without losing much more than dollars not well spent, but very many people with major health problems & even some with minor never get to tell the tale of having visited a doctor's office violating the tips you ask would-be patients to consider while others live with tragic ramifications to tell a tale that never ought to have been formed in the first place.
    I cannot help but tell this. I started going to a new primary care doctor just a couple or so months ago &, unbelievably, one of the preliminary forms I was handed to fill out had a section that said something like, "Have you ever used any of these substances," & then followed "Marijuana," "LSD," etc, & guess what? Every single box was checkmarked already by some prior person! Probably this occurred because the office staff just proceeded to make copies of the said sheet without noticing that these boxes had already been checkmarked! I drew a big "X" over it all, because I've never been a drug abuser in my life (I don't even like to have to take medication), never been a smoker (cannot even stand the smell of tobacco, etc), & never been a lover of alcohol (I talk against it every chance I get, oft using Proverbs 20:1 & also the later part of Proverbs 23, among others, to warn or to discourage people from it). Then I brought it to the front desk's attention.
    After this, they did an ultrasound on me with a technician brought in from an establishment they contract for such, I guess, & my results paperwork came back with a different "DOB" & "Age" showing on it, believe it or not!
    One major lesson of these stories? A person should never just be signing off on things in paperwork without first reading & asking questions as to what they are signing off on, & also pay attention to print apart from paperwork to sign off on.

  30. I live in Tallahassee, Fl and all the dentists are shady and do unnecessary dental work when I feel like they could have saved the teeth. I would love to go here!

  31. i dont need the loop music specialythis hi damit cant concentrate and listen , what a bad habbit all vids havev

  32. A point is to find not only enthusiams but also compassionate and won't go mental when they see you shaking like a leaf,but will be gentle and do it in such a manner you won't need to spend even more money. Regarding,techonolgy,I wanted to ask . What of piezzo technology? What i heard its efficent and the post recovery is better.

  33. Doc I have a question lets say you have started Invisalign through a local dentist but your still not getting the results you want can you switch over to a orthodontist to finish your treatment?

  34. You are so right about the “gut” feeling. Everything started nicely with the dentist I chose, but something changed. There had been a couple little things I thought didn’t seem right, but I just let it go because the office staff was so wonderful. But then something changed during my last visit. The dentist seemed “off.” I didn’t want to have to start all over again by trying to find a new dentist. But I was going to be spending a lot of money for crowns and a bridge. It’s a scary thing to hand over thousands of dollars for dental work just on my upper teeth. I was literally having anxiety about how my last visit went. I finally decided I wasn’t going back. Now I have to find someone else, but I felt so much better after I made my decision. If I feel better after telling the office I’m not going back, there’s has to be a good reason I feel relieved.

  35. PLEASE DISPENSE W/ THE BACKING TRACK…
    What this video is saying is valuable, simple stuff that people do need to hear.
    Take it from me, I've worked on Madison Ave. at Young & Rubicam & know a little bit about what sells.
    The spokesman is dynamic enough to keep the audience invested without perpetual noise on a loop, cheesy loop at that:))

  36. Check the licensing board for complaints. Check the dental school they went to. Word of mouth. Age and experience. Get two or more opinions on what work needs to be done and the cost. I went to one dentist who said I needed seven crowns and wanted to charge $20,000. Another dentist said I only needed two crowns and charged $2000. A lot of dentistry is subjective. Do your homework.

  37. 11 dentists didn't love this video so far. LOL. Good information. I'm looking for a good dentist for crowns/veneers in the Phoenix area.

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