3 Things to consider when choosing your General Dentist

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Choosing your general dentist is vital for both your dental health and your smile. If you’re looking for a new general dentist either on a short term or long term basis, you’re advised to do your research first before making a choice. Here’s how to choose a general dentist:

1. Check qualification

Education and qualification should always come first when trying to narrow down your options to just one dentist. Ensure your dentist is qualified by requesting to see their papers and licensing for their business.

Any dentist in the US is either a doctor of dental surgery (DMS) or doctor of dental medicine (DMD). The two degrees provide proof that the doctor has undergone two years of pre-dental college and another four in undergraduate training in dentistry.

2. Reputation

There is no better person to approach if you want to learn about a dentist than someone they have served. Review sites provide the best platform to meet clients and learn about prospective dentists and their history with clients.

Choose the dentist with a good balance of a number of reviews and a number of positive reviews. You may also want to check star ratings to help you narrow down your options further.

3. Location and working hours

Dental office location should matter when choosing a general dentist for you and your family.

Choose the general dentist located closest to your home to make it easy to schedule appointments you can honor, and in time. Working days and hours should also be when you have the time to pay the office a visit. The dentist should also be willing to alter their program to accommodate your schedule.

Forest Family Dentistry is a dental clinic in San Jose that offers a vast range of dental care services for adults and children. Call us today at 408-993-1008 to inquire about our services.

Welcome to our San Jose dental blog!

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Who Are We?

At Forest Dentistry, we are committed to ensuring your oral health is in excellent condition. We make this possible by offering a variety of procedures that all aim to improve or enhance your mouth’s well-being.

We offer a multitude of dental services including:

  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Implant Dentistry
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Dental Cleanings
  • Digital X-rays and Exams

Meet the Doctors

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Meet Dr. Hieu Dao, DDS, San Jose Dentist

Background and Credentials

Dr. Hieu Dao graduated from UOP in 1994 and has been in private practice since. His strength includes treating gum diseases and dental extraction. His hobbies include tennis and music.

Meet Dr. Hieu Dao, DDS, San Jose Dentist

Background and Credentials

Dr. Dan Thao Nguyen graduated from the University of Pacific (UOP) in 1993. Afterward, she taught at UOP dental school for another ten years. Her strength includes implant planning and placement, esthetic through Invisalign and cosmetic technique and material, and pediatric dentistry. An accomplished tennis player, her other interests include interior design, ballroom dancing and arts and crafts.

What Every Patient Can Expect

At our practice, every patient can expect to be treated with prompt service that meets their specified appointment time. Every patient can also expect a comfortable experience. We take pride in providing quality, efficient, and personalized dental care.