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The Top 5 Qualities of a Family Dentist

June 10, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drshick @ 4:26 pm
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Searching for the right family dentist in Millburn means you have a lot of options. It may be difficult to choose who will be the best fit for your entire family’s needs. While there may be some specific attributes you are looking for, there are some universal traits that your dentist should have. In this post, you’ll learn about the top 5 qualities of a family dentist.

What You Should Look For

Keep these desirable aspects in mind when reviewing your dental options near Millburn. However, make sure to always trust your instincts and put your family’s comfort first.


A dentist with many years of experience is more likely to be well-equipped to address your family’s every need. Research your prospective dentists’ pasts and see which school they attended and if they’ve completed any continuing education courses. A dentist who stays at the forefront of the profession will best suit your family’s changing needs.  

Offered Services

It’s important to choose a dentist who offers a multitude of services to meet the needs of each member of your family. Review the offered services and see if they can address the special needs of both children and the elderly. Consider if the dentist does more than general checkups and cleanings, including cosmetic services that adult family members may desire.

References and Reviews

It never hurts to ask family, friends and coworkers (specifically those with their own families) for a referral. Local family blogs, forums and social media pages can also contain solid recommendations. Checking a practitioner’s online reviews may also be helpful. Pay close attention to testimonials from patients who received the same services that you are interested in.

Location and Hours

Make sure that the dental office is in a convenient location from your family’s home, work and/or school. Review the office’s hours and see if they offer extended or weekend hours. It’s important to ensure that a dentist will allow parallel appointments to make scheduling easy for your entire family.


If a dentist is perfectly qualified for your family’s needs but doesn’t feel like the right fit for you, don’t feel hesitant to choose a different practitioner. It’s important to choose someone who makes your entire family feel safe and at ease. This includes the rest of office’s staff as well.

Major decisions for your family such as moving or buying a new car require careful consideration and thorough research. Your choice in a family dentist should be just as important. Millburn family dentist Dr. Robert Shick would be happy to treat your entire family under one roof.

About the Author

Dr. Robert Shick offers comprehensive dental care for the entire family. His team at Dental Charm offers services ranging from pediatric checkups to teeth whitening. Dr. Shick’s hard work has been recognized by the 2015 Patient’s Choice Award for Dentistry (New York, NY). If you have further questions about his services, he can be reached through his website or at 973-921-9097.

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