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How To Choose a Dentist


Maybe you’re new in town, or maybe you just need a change. There are any number of reasons why you might be in the market for a new dentist.

What do you want from a new dentist? More than someone who will check you for any new cavities, and clean your teeth twice a year. It’s important to feel good about the dentist you entrust with your teeth. “Your dental health is such a vital part of your overall health,” says Dr. Cathy Taylor-Osborne, an ADA dentist based in Kansas. “It’s important for every patient to have a dental home.”

Some important considerations:

  • Convenience. One of the first things to find out about a practice you’re considering is, do their office hours fit your schedule? More and more practices have extended hours: into the evening, and on weekends. These are great for people with busy lives (which is just about everyone) and for dental emergencies.
  • Insurance. Your selection of a dentist may come down to whether the practice is in your network. Some plans, for example, limit your choices to members of an HMO network.
  • Accessibility. Where is the practice located? A dentist who is a short drive from home is great. On the other hand, doctor-patient communication is essential. It may be worth a longer drive if you feel a rapport with a dentist.
  • Crown Council. Is the dentist a member of the Crown Council? Member dentists offer a host of specialties, and are passionately committed to excellence. They are also dedicated to continuing education, to charitable dentistry, and to being active and engaged members of the communities they serve.

Your dental health is critical to your overall health, and the dentist you choose becomes an essential part of your health care team. As you weigh your options, remember you want a dentist you can turn to with confidence for all of your health issues.

Dr. Taylor-Osborne quote: https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/dental-care-concerns/how-to-choose-a-dentist


Smiles for Life, 2018


It is one of the greatest win-win scenarios you can imagine: Crown Council’s Smiles for Life Foundation, and its annual campaign to raise money for dental care for some of the world’s neediest children.

From now through June, hundreds of Crown Council dental practices throughout North America are taking part in a special fundraiser. If you go to a participating dentist for a discounted teeth whitening, you’ll come away with more than just a dazzling smile. You’ll also know that you are supporting a very worthy cause.

You won’t pay the dentist for your whitening; participating dentists are donating their time. Instead, make a check out directly to the Smiles for Life Foundation. Half of the proceeds go to the dental practice’s local charity partner, and the rest goes to Smiles for Life. From there, it goes to children’s charities the world over. Underprivileged kids will receive much-needed, professional dental care.

Over the last twenty years, Crown Council’s Smiles for Life Foundation and Smiles for Hope have raised more than $40 million, benefitting hundreds of children’s charities. Along with partners at Esperanza International, the foundation also sponsors annual trips to the Dominican Republic. And with partners at Choice Humanitarian, there are also annual trips to Guatemala. Crown Council member dentists provide desperately needed dental care to the impoverished children.

Find out more about the Crown Council’s teeth whitening fundraiser, or find a participating dental practice near you.

Ultradent, the maker of Boost and Opalescence®, is donating the teeth whitening materials.

Crown Council member practices are dental professionals committed to excellence, to continuing education, and to giving back. No matter what type of treatment you need, if you choose an active Crown Council member dentist, you’ll know that you are in good hands.