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How to Choose a Family Dentist for Life

August 9, 2011
Posted By: Dr. Roberto Monteagudo
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Finding a quality dental provider is one of the top decisions that families soon make when moving into a new area, or if circumstances such as job changes and insurance policies require switching health providers. It can be difficult to choose an oral health professional from a list of providers whom you have never seen before.

Ask Around

The first thing to do when choosing a family dentistry provider is to ask friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, and doctors to see if they have a preference as to what oral health specialist they choose to see.

The reputation of oral health providers in their community plays one of the largest roles in attracting potential patients to dental offices. Word of mouth referrals is one of the top reasons that patients choose their family dentistry providers. Because WisconsinSmiles a world-class dental facility, our reputation speaks for itself, as well as from our patients. We offer state-of-the-art dental procedures and specialties to our patients in our own office, allowing our patients to receive advanced dental care without the need to see other oral health providers.

Determine What Type of Dentist You Want

While general dentists are qualified to offer almost every aspect of dental care, there are dental professionals that specialize in certain types of oral health therapies. The ADA specialties offered in dentistry are:

- Pediatric Dentistry – specializing in dental care for children and adolescents.
- Oral Surgery – performing surgical removal of teeth and tissues in the mouth.
- Orthodontics – specializing in braces and the movement of teeth.
- Endodontics – specialists who perform root canals.
- Prosthodontics – dentures, partials, and mouth rehabilitation specialists.
- Periodontics – Advanced care of gum disease and the supporting structures.

Family Dentistry practices are a wonderful option for individuals and families alike because most dental procedures can be completed in one location. Roberto Monteagudo, DDS’s family practice in West Allis, WI is able to meet the oral health needs of his patients, who come to him at every age. Because family dentistry practices offer a wide variety of dental procedures to their patients, it makes it easier to achieve the oral health treatment needs for every member of the family. That means fewer referrals to other practices for dental treatment because Dr. Monteagudo offers so many specialties right in his own West Allis, WI office.

Insurance Coverage

Check with your insurance company to determine what family dentistry providers are available in your area and which are covered under your policy. This will help to narrow down the final choices when it comes to deciding what office to visit for your first oral health appointment.

While factors such as dental insurance plans have a role in deciding whom to choose as your family dentistry provider, they may not restrict your choice entirely. Some types of dental insurance plans will allow a little flex room when it comes to finding a local provider for your family to see. Certain types of dental insurance plans may simply reimburse dental fees on a different fee schedule to oral health providers that are not in your network.

WisconsinSmiles is happy to work with you and your dental insurance provider to utilize your dental insurance benefits to meet your individual oral health care needs. Dental insurance coverage should never be the determining factor for patients that require dental treatment. Because finances can sometimes restrict what types of services patients may be able to have completed, Dr. Monteagudo’s office offers 3rd party payment plans at his West Allis, WI practice. These payment plans allow Dr. Roberto Monteagudo’s patients to achieve their optimum oral health and a flexible way to pay for any extra expenses that insurance does not cover.

Make An Appointment

Nothing helps to choose an oral health provider easier than visiting their office. Are the hours and location convenient to West Allis, WI residents? Is the staff courteous and the office clean? Does the dentist seem genuinely concerned with your oral health?

By having all of your dental treatment completed at the office of Roberto Monteagudo, DDS, he is able to establish a relationship with you and understand your individual dental needs as they relate to your oral health. Because each person has different goals and expectations of their dental treatment and oral health, seeing Dr Monteagudo for all of your dental visits can help you attain your specific dental health desires.

It helps to have an oral health professional with whom you have established a relationship with, should any dental emergency arise. No one enjoys having an emergency, dental or otherwise, where you must visit a health professional that you’ve never met before. At Dr. Roberto Monteagudo’s family dentistry practice, you can rest assured that we are here to meet the individual needs and concerns of each one of his patients. As Dr. Monteagudo gets to know you over time through routine preventative care, he can understand your goals and ideals toward your own personal oral health needs. Dental treatment will be tailored to your own personal ideals and expectations for the smile that you want to achieve. Because his practice performs so many dental specialties in-house, such as sedation dentistry, implants, and in-house generated crowns, all of your records will be in Dr. Roberto Monteagudo’s West Allis practice and you won’t need them sent anywhere else.

At the family dentistry practice of Dr. Roberto Monteagudo, DDS in West Allis, WI, we are committed to partnering with each of our patients to offer them quality, compassionate dental care that meets every individual's needs, young and old alike. We look forward to meeting you and having you join Dr. Monteagudo’s family dentistry practice.


Metropolitan Denver Dental Society – “How to be a wise dental consumer” published by the ADA. 


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