How to Choose a Great Dentist: Read Patient Reviews

If you had asked me 15 years ago how to find a good dentist, I would have suggested asking your friends and neighbors for a recommendation. Now, in the age of the Internet, you can read reviews online from the comfort of your own home.

If you want to find out what it’s like to be a patient in a specific dental office, I highly recommend reading reviews written by past patients. However, I do have one strong caution: be sure that you place special emphasis on independent review sites like doctoroogle.com that cannot be easily manipulated or seeded with fake positive reviews. Unfortunately, that is today’s reality.

Also, be aware that even apparently impartial review sites like Yelp have been accused of manipulating reviews to favor subscribers who pay Yelp for a listing service. One way to make sure you are looking at a representative sample of reviews is to look for a high number of reviews for a dental office. High ratings by several dozen patients is much more significant than high ratings by just a few individuals.

If you would like to read reviews posted by my patients, go to this link: www.doctor-oogle.com/kansascity. I’m happy to say we are the # 1 rated office in Kansas City!

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