Why a Poway Dentist is better than a Dental Chain

Poway and Rancho Bernardo, CA

Are you looking for a new dentist to care for you and your family’s dental care needs? Maybe you just moved to Poway, or your insurance has changed; whatever the reason, finding the right dentist is an important decision. A simple online search can make finding a new dentist seem overwhelming. We want to point out why visiting a Poway dentist like Dr. Nicol Cook is better than a dental chain.

Seeing a local dentist allows you to establish a relationship

At a local dental office in Rancho Bernardo, you can build a relationship with your dentist and the dental team. By contrast, if you start going to a corporate dental chain, creating such a relationship is more difficult, if not impossible. Dentists who work for a chain are expected to serve many patients each day—sometimes rotating among numerous patients simultaneously. Dentists who work for a chain also have a higher likelihood of leaving, either due to burnout or another opportunity, increasing the chance you’ll see an unfamiliar face when you return for repeat appointments. Choosing a local dentist in Poway means choosing consistency. Dr. Cook will be a familiar, stabilizing presence, and many of the members of her team have worked at her practice for years.

A local dentist’s top priority is patient care, not profit

Dental chains are owned by corporations—venture capitalists who focus on maximize profit. It can make patients feel like treatment recommendations are based primarily on what will generate the most revenue. At Smiles by Dr. Cook, we always put our patients first. We recommend the treatment that’s best for you, not what’s best for our bottom line. Plus, like any small business, word of mouth is the best advertising we can get—and that’s only possible by providing excellent care and good results for our patients.

Smiles by Dr. Cook, a privately owned dental office, is backed by decades of experience

Dental chains tend to have a higher turnover rate with doctors and the dental care team. You can never be sure of what you will get when you return for your next appointment. Dr. Cook possesses decades of experience serving patients just like you. She also has pursued continuing education opportunities in specialties such as neuromuscular dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. This includes becoming an LVI Fellow, a designation achieved through the Las Vegas Institute, which is considered the finest institution in the country for post-graduate dental education.

At a dental chain, the dentists aren’t always in charge

Dental chains often are affiliated with a corporation, and answers to someone else. This can impact all kinds of decisions, including those related to patient care. Don’t let someone who’s concerned more with profit determine what’s best for you and your family’s oral health. By choosing a local dentist in Poway like Dr. Cook, you’ll know that she is fully in control of what happens in her practice because she is the sole owner. Plus, she will make many of those treatment decisions working with you through consultations.

Your hometown dentist in Poway

Many people get nervous about the prospect of going to the dentist. At Smiles by Dr. Cook, we want you to feel comfortable and confident. That’s why we strive to create a welcoming atmosphere for every patient who visits our dental office in Poway, while also receiving the highest possible level of care. If you’re looking for a new dentist and would like to learn more or schedule an appointment, please call (858) 673-0141 or contact Smiles by Dr. Cook today. We welcome patients in Poway and Rancho Bernardo, California.

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