It’s more than normal to have questions about your oral health – whether it’s regarding the dentist you’re visiting or your smile specifically. At Dental Impressions, our entire team is here to help you find the answers! You can always give us a call or bring any questions you have to us at your next appointment. Otherwise, you can learn more by reading on.
What level of education is required to be a dentist?
Becoming a dentist begins by earning a bachelor’s degree (which is often in a major that focuses heavily on math and science). After graduation, they must be accepted to one of 67 accredited dental schools in the U.S. At this point, they will undergo three years of both classroom and hands-on training, which will give them the keen eye and experience needed to treat patients.
Even after earning their Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or Doctor of Dental Sciences (DDS), the dentist’s studies are far from over. To maintain their license, they must pursue numerous continuing education hours (although the exact number is determined by the state).
How can I find a female dentist?
If you’re looking for a female dentist in Mesquite, then you have a few options, including asking friends and family for their recommendations. However, if you’re already here, then you’ll be happy to know that our team at Dental Impressions is led by a passionate, talented, and highly trained female dentist, Dr. Walia. If you’d like to learn more about her, you’re welcome to read her bio on our website. Otherwise, you can always schedule an appointment and get to know her better in person!
How much does a dental checkup & cleaning cost in Mesquite?
The cost of your dental checkup and cleaning varies depending on a few things specific to you, including if you have dental insurance or if it’s been more than a year since your last X-rays were taken. With that said, we always do our best to be as transparent as possible about the price so you aren’t taken off guard at the end of your appointment.
Note: if you are looking for a more specific number, the average price of a dental checkup and cleaning in the U.S. is between $200 and $350. However, as mentioned above, that’s not necessarily the price you will pay, especially since we offer multiple financial solutions, including our very own in-house membership plan.
What do you do if you can't afford a dentist?
If you’re a bit concerned about the cost of your care, talk to our team instead of assuming that taking care of your teeth is too expensive. After all, we offer multiple financial solutions to our patients, starting with dental insurance and flexible financing and extending to our in-house membership plan and periodic special offers. There’s a very good chance that one of these options will be able to get you the treatment you need at a price you can afford.