Family Dentist

Family Dentist in Delhi, OH
Family Dentist Delhi, OH

Finding a new family dentist in Cincinnati or Hamilton County can be tricky, especially if you have recently moved to the area. A big city offers plenty of options when it comes to healthcare providers, but not all dentists are right for you and your household. Follow these tips on choosing a family dentist and learn how Dr. Unger can meet your needs.

What is a family dentist?

General dentistry and family dentistry are very similar. The main difference is that a general dentist may limit his or her practice to young and middle-aged adults. Others may focus on an even narrower age group. For example, a pedodontist, or pediatric dentist, treats children only. A gerodontist, or geriatric dentist, focus on elderly patients, whose oral care needs are quite different from those of people in other age brackets.

As a family dentist, Dr. Unger treats everyone from kids to seniors.

Dental Training

Family dentists and general dentists receive many years of education and training to earn their degree. Both professionals generally must attend a four-year college and earn a bachelor’s degree before moving on to dental school.

The candidate must pass the Dental Admission Test for admission to dental school. After three to six years of graduate school, the final step is to pass the National Board Dental Examination. Once the student fulfills all these requirements, the new dentist receives a doctor of dental surgery or doctor of dental medicine.

You are always welcome to ask Dr. Unger and his assistants about their training, certifications, memberships, and experience.

Choosing a Dentist for Your Family

When you choose a family dentist, you are choosing a long-term dental care provider. It is similar to choosing a primary care physician. A dentist monitors your dental health and oral hygiene efforts throughout your lifetime. Consider the following when deciding which dentist is right for you and your household:

The Dentist and Staff

Look for a dentist who can adjust his or her bedside manner to suit young and old patients. Be sure that the hygienists and receptionists have the same flexibility and courtesy, especially when working with patients with special needs.

Dr. Unger and his staff are prepared to cater to everyone in your family.

Services and Availability

Ask which services the dentist offers and which are typically referred to a specialist. Find out how the dentist handles or refers emergency dental situations. Additionally, check the office hours and be sure that the schedule aligns with yours.

Dr. Unger offers early morning appointments as well as weekend appointments by special arrangement. Please see the home page for days and hours of operation.