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5 Tips to Help You Find the Best Dentist in Renton

If you’re new to Renton or one of the surrounding communities, we know that finding a dental office may not be at the top of your to do list, but make sure it’s on the list somewhere. Visiting the dentist twice a year for dental exams is essential to keep your smile whole and healthy for life, but if you’re not happy with your dental team, you are less likely to keep up with these important dentistry appointments. At SDK Dental Care, our Renton dentist, Sam DK Kim, DMD, and our entire team are dedicated to creating a positive patient experience for everyone we treat. Whether you’re a young professional in need of oral health care for yourself or you’re in need of a dental practice that can accommodate your whole family, it’s time to call our office to schedule an appointment. Keep reading to find out more about some of the important factors that may impact your dental care experience.

1 – Qualifications & Education

Man in dental chair smiling at dentistThis one may seem obvious, but it never hurts to check the qualifications of your dental professionals. To provide safe, effective dentistry services, your dentist should at the very least have completed doctoral work in dentistry. If you’re in need of a specific treatment, you may also want to find a dentist who has advanced training in this area. If you don’t see your dentist’s qualifications online, don’t hesitate to reach out to the office to find out more. Dr. Kim is a military veteran who holds a doctor of dental medicine, and he obtained certification as a prosthodontist upon completing a three year residency program. Dr. Kim regularly completes continuing education hours each year to stay up to date on all the latest in the field. 

2 – Comfort & Convenience

Smiling woman in dental chair giving thumbs upYou want to find an office where you feel welcome and that can provide treatment that fits your schedule. This may be more difficult to pin down, but many dental offices provide information about their patient experience online. You can also schedule a non-treatment consultation appointment in order to visit the practice before you commit. For your convenience, we are happy to accept appointments until 6 pm Monday through Saturday, making dental care fit even the busiest schedules. Our state-of-the-art dentistry practice makes even the most advanced dental care safe and comfortable.

3 – Comprehensive Care

Man in dental chair looking at smile in mirrorThe majority of general dentistry practices will offer some variety of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services. While smaller practices typically refer out for even seemingly basic treatments, larger dental offices can make you feel unwelcome or uncomfortable. At SDK Dental, we offer the intimate atmosphere of a small practice paired with the advanced dental treatments available from larger offices. With years of advanced training and experience under his belt, Dr. Kim is able to provide a number of more advanced treatments, including:

  • Children’s and family dentistry for patients of all ages
  • Dental implant tooth replacement
  • Complete cosmetic dentistry smile makeovers
  • Root canal therapy
  • Tooth extraction, including wisdom tooth removal
  • Advanced gum disease therapies, including Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique treatment
  • TMJ/TMD therapy
  • Advanced prosthodontics
  • Same day emergency dentistry services

4 – Rave Reviews

Happy senior woman pointing to her beautiful smileOne great way to learn about what it’s truly like to visit a dental practice is to read online reviews. When patients give their honest feedback about what it’s like to visit a dentist, potential patients will have an opportunity to hear what it’s really like to sit in the dental chair. At SDK Dental, we’re proud of the work we do, and our patients are kind enough to leave us numerous reviews. Please read some of these reviews to learn more about what it’s like to visit our Renton dental team.

5 – Insurance & Financing Options

If you invest in dental insurance, you should find a dental office that will accept your benefit plan. To ensure the maximum coverage and lowest out of pocket costs, you may want to consider visiting an in-network dentist. When you need more advanced treatments, it may be important for you to discuss possible financing options. At SDK Dental, we are happy to process and file claims for almost any dental insurance providers, and we are an in-network office with the majority of local insurers. We work with CareCredit to offer low and no interest payment plans for qualified patients who want to spread out the cost of their dental care.