Top 10 Things You Should Know

Before Choosing A Dentist

Dear Friend,

Whether you are considering dental care for yourself or for a family member, you are in the right place. Finding a dentist that is the right fit for you and your family is an important first step toward starting your best smile journey. Every dentist has unique training and experience to offer their patients. I strive to offer the best dental treatment to
each and every person that visits LuxeSmile Dentistry. Our team is dedicated to your well-being and comfort. At LuxeSmile Dentistry, we use the latest technological innovations and up-to-date treatments to provide the best in patient care.

I put together this report to aid you in choosing a dentist that you can feel comfortable with throughout your dental care experience. After reading this report, you should feel at ease in asking these questions when visiting a dentist, you are considering for the first time.

To You and Your Best Smile,
Dr. Will Burghardt

1: Do They Have Extensive Experience?

It is important to work with a dentist who has extensive experience transforming smiles. An experienced dentist will be able to consult with you confidently and offer you the best treatment options for your specific dental needs. You should be able to have confidence in the dentist and their team so that you can relax and receive your treatment in the most efficient manner possible.
Dr. Will Burghardt has treated over 2,500 beautiful smiles serving the Boston south shore community as a dentist. Dr. Burghardt is dedicated to providing the right mix of personal care, up-to-date technology and continuing education to his patients. His team consists of experienced, state-certified professionals trained in modern dental care practices and the latest techniques. You can feel confident that you will be treated with care and concern and you can ask any questions that you have along the way.

2: Do The Offer Preventive Cleanings?

Many dentists will offer routine cleanings as part of their cycle of appointments for you to keep. The standard routine cleaning will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and finish up with a flossing, a polish, and a rinse. Does this routine cleaning actually prevent future tooth decay and gum disease? Or –is it simply cleaning up what has been missed by your
toothbrush?

At LuxeSmile Dentistry, our cleanings are preventive cleanings rather than routine cleanings. At preventive cleanings, you will have the plaque and tartar removed from your teeth, however, the hygienist will identify what habits in your daily routine need to be adjusted, rather than simply telling you to “floss more.” Your gums will also be thoroughly checked for gum disease and help you devise a plan to heal and prevent gum disease if your gums are considered at-risk.

Additionally, your teeth are checked for cavities and spots where cavities are likely to form if you don’t take preventive action. Dr. Burghardt believes that cleanings should be more than routine, they should help prevent unsavory conditions in your mouth and ultimately save you time and money in the future.

3: Do They Have Virtually No Wait Times?

With your daily schedule, it is inconvenient to experience for long wait times. Deciding to get dental care shouldn’t mean disrupting your entire routine, which is why accommodating dentists implement flexibility in scheduling their appointments including short wait times and even same day appointments. With our world’s fast-paced and rapidly-changing technology, these scheduling options are necessary for any successful dental office to run efficiently.

LuxeSmile Dentistry offers virtually no wait times! We understand that your time is extremely valuable and should be respected during each appointment. Our practice is very efficient and works to get you in to your appointment on time!

4: Do They Have Same Day Appointments Available?

Once you have decided to get dental care or transform your smile, you shouldn’t have to be put on a long waiting list just for an appointment or consultation. If you contact a dental practice and they can’t give you an appointment until weeks after your call, chances are that they have already overbooked to cover cancellations. What that means for you is that even when you can get in to see the dentist, you will walk into a filled waiting room and your appointment will be brief and rushed. Who has time for that kind of inconvenience? When you are ready to schedule your appointment, you shouldn’t have to wait days or weeks to get the dental care you need. 

LuxeSmile Dentistry wants you to feel at ease from the very first call. We want you to realize that you and your best smile are our first priority. We can often schedule your appointment for the same day and work around your work or school schedule to find a time that is good for you or your loved one. When you are ready to schedule your appointment, call LuxeSmile Dentistry at 781.319.0070.

5: Do They Offer Same Day Braces?

Many dentists do not even offer orthodontic treatment as an option. You will likely find that most dentists will only refer out to orthodontists for any type of smile transformation treatment. Ultimately, this is inconvenient for you to start a new relationship with an orthodontist, keeping a separate schedule of appointments between your orthodontist and your dentist. 

Not only can you get braces at Luxe Smile Dentistry, but you can also get them the same day! Same-day braces are one of the unique features that LuxeSmile Dentistry offers to their patients. Depending on which treatment plan you choose, you may be able to walk out of the office on the same day with your braces on! Contact us now at 781.319.0070 to make your appointment for your Luxe Smile Assessment.

6: Do They Have a Consultative Approach?

Some dentists only offer you a single treatment option without any discussion. They may promote a single product or service to you without an explanation or providing any other treatment options. If you find that your dentist is unwilling to explain their recommendation or is pushing a particular treatment, be sure to seek a second opinion.

Dr. Burghardt will happily consult with you when making recommendations to ensure that you feel comfortable and  onfident about your treatment options. Dental care benefits are explained before any treatment starts, along with how the treatment will best benefit your smile or dental health. Your treatment is ultimately in your hands; however, LuxeSmile Dentistry will partner our experience and expertise with you to help you make an informed decision.

7: Do They Offer a Complimentary Consultation?

Your first appointment for braces should be free of charge. During your initial examination and consultation, you have the
opportunity to ask any questions that you have prepared and to acquaint yourself with the doctor and other team members.
This consultation should include a digital xray, a complete examination, and a comprehensive consultation. Essentially, the x-ray helps the dentist in determining your ideal treatment.

The Luxe Smile Assessment is completely complimentary and with no-obligation on your part. Dr. Burghardt doesn’t believe
that you should have to pay just to find out if his office is the right fit for your family for orthodontics. At LuxeSmile Dentistry, our first orthodontic appointment includes a complete examination, a comprehensive consultation, and digital x-rays. You will have plenty of time to discuss any questions or concerns you have with Dr. Burghardt directly.

8: Do They Offer Evening & Weekend Appointments?

You may be familiar with dentists and doctors offering very inflexible “bank” hours that coincide with your work or school schedule. That can make scheduling appointments very inconvenient for you, often needing to sacrifice a portion of your day (and your pay) to keep a dental appointment. If your dentist values your time and ultimately you as a patient, they will ensure you can get an appointment at a time that works for your schedule.

At LuxeSmile Dentistry, you will have the option of evening and weekend appointments for your convenience! Dr. Burghardt and his team value your time and want to ensure your dental appointments are convenient and not a hindrance to your schedule or your life. You should always be able to conveniently schedule appointments without disrupting your day-to-day life!

9: Do They Have a Friendly, Inviting Team?

While you are considering options for dentists, you should also meet the team. The atmosphere in the office is created by the dentist and their team when you visit. The practice environment does vary from one office to another and depends on the doctor’s personal preferences. Be sure to find a dental practice that makes you feel welcomed. 

At LuxeSmile Dentistry, we are committed to making you feel welcome and comfortable each time you visit. Our goal is to make sure you have the best possible experience with each of our team members at your appointment. Your privacy and confidentiality is important to us and you are welcome to have a family member join you during your visit. Our team prides ourselves on our friendliness and positive attitude to ensure you enjoy each visit. We want you to feel special.

10: Do They Utilize The Latest In Dental Technology?

Many dentists can at least offer cleanings, fillings, and other general dentistry basics. However, if you have a dental emergency that requires an extraction, root canal, crown, or implant, you are often referred to another dentist that specializes in your needed solution. Most dentists simply do not have the space to accommodate an all-service facility. 

LuxeSmile Dentistry understands the importance of innovative dental treatments. In order to provide you the most effective and efficient dental treatment available your LuxeSmile dental team keep up with the latest in modern dental technologies. This includes Cerec dentistry, 3D Conebeam, digital x-rays, and a smile simulator. For you, this means a healthier, brighter smile.

Bonus: Do They Offer Flexible Payment Options and Accept Most Insurances?

I understand this report was supposed to be the “top ten things you should know” but covering the cost of treatment is a very important question for patients. It is a common concern for patients who have dental insurance whether their insurance will cover all or part of their dental care. Knowing how much your insurance will cover and how much you will need to pay out-of-pocket will help you budget for your treatment.

LuxeSmile Dentistry will help you maximize your insurance benefits and/or your flexible spending account if you wish. The highest priority in your decision should be the quality of the dentist, office and treatment. Affordability is important, but cost should not be the deciding factor when it comes to investing in your smile. It is possible that your insurance will not cover all or most of your dental treatment and you will need to find a payment plan. LuxeSmile Dentistry will help you look into payment plans to help you finance your family’s treatment. We accept most insurances, offer family discounts, and flexible payment options for you to consider. At LuxeSmile Dentistry, our goal is for you to achieve your ideal dental health and a perfect smile