When you establish a family, you should start seeing a family dentist as soon as feasible. Everyone should have a family dentist they can visit at least once a year to have their teeth cleaned. Some dentists cater to a specific demographic and may refuse to see families. If your dentist is one of these dentists, or if you don’t have a family dentist, here are some suggestions to help you find one. The Dentistry Collective, San Diego is an excellent resource for this.


Make some inquiries. Because some dentists do not promote which groups they accept, you may need to call them and ask what they take. After you’ve phoned all of the dentists in your area, you can start narrowing down your options by considering other aspects that influence your decision. If you have dental insurance and choose a dentist in your network, for example, you are likely to pay nothing out of pocket for standard yearly cleanings and x-rays, and just a small amount out of pocket for any operations. If you see a dentist who isn’t in your network, you could end up paying the same amount as someone who doesn’t have any insurance at all.

The next step is to look up the dentist’s office hours. Occasionally, a dentist who is open at the hours that you require is available. If you work a day shift and your children are in school, you may need to miss work and take them out of class to make a dentist appointment, so find out what hours they keep as well. Some dentists are even open on Saturdays, making going to the dentist even more convenient. Those who work nights and weekends may not be able to take time off when they have a scheduled appointment.

You’ll want to check with the dentist to see how much dental treatment they can do in their office. When a dentist is a general dentist, he or she may refer patients to other dentists who are trained in aesthetic dentistry. This can be more costly and time consuming, especially if you must travel a considerable distance to get there. It’s critical that you find a family dentist that can also perform cosmetic operations. If you have children, for example, you may require braces when they get older, so make sure the family dentist you choose can provide this service in their practise.

Contact Info

The Dentistry Collective
11610 Iberia Pl STE 202, San Diego, CA 92128
Phone no:  (858) 451-2555