How to Choose a Dentist

Trusting your dentist is important, and it can be difficult to find a dentist that fits you and your family. Despite the dentist you end up choosing, there are certain requirements that should be met before choosing a dentist. To help you find the right dentist, be sure to keep the following items in mind:

  1. Education.

    It takes about eight years to complete an undergraduate degree and a dental degree. While degrees are important, some of the most trustworthy and enjoyable dentists continue their education through residency programs, certification programs, advanced and specific training’s, lectures, etc. Dentists who have continued their education and continue to do so will most likely be the best fit for you. Dr. K. Cheyn Gunnerson has been continuing his education since completing his degree and stays up-to-date with the latest dental treatments and technology to give you the care you deserve.

  2. Convenience.

    Are you looking for a dentist that is close to home? What about appointment flexibility? What are their hours of operation? These are important questions to help find a dentist that fits your logistical needs. Gunnerson Dental works with your schedule to ensure that we can care for your dental needs when it is convenient for you. We are also pleased to serve all of southern Utah County, providing care for patients both near and far.

  3. Personal Comfort.

    Perhaps one of the most important things to consider when choosing a dentist is how you feel during your visits. Do you feel comfortable enough to explain symptoms, problems, or ask questions? If you are taking your children there, do they feel comfortable? In addition to these questions, it is important that you feel that your dentist takes interest in your concerns and understands what kind of treatments and results you’re looking for. Dr. K. Cheyn Gunnerson and our team at Gunnerson Dental strive to not only make you feel good about your smile but to make you feel good about yourself. We love our patients and strive to provide excellent dental care by caring about you as a person first.

  4. Cost and Insurance.

    Before choosing a dentist, it is important to know that their practice accepts your insurance. To learn if your insurance is accepted, contact your insurance company to learn more about your coverage options, as your insurance company will have a more thorough knowledge of your coverage plan than the dental office. It is also important to know what benefits your insurance actually includes before visiting the dentist. Gunnerson Dental will gladly bill your insurance company on your behalf. However, please be aware that any portion of the fee that is not covered by insurance is your responsibility to pay. Gunnerson Dental accepts most insurances and other forms of payment. We also provide an in-house Dental Savings Plan to help you get the dental care you deserve without worry about the cost. You can learn more about the details of this plan by contacting our front office.

  5. Recommendations.

    A great way to find a dentist is to ask family, friends, and coworkers about their own dentists. By getting others’ first-hand experiences, you can get a feel for different dentists without having to experience them all yourself. You may also want to ask for a list of dentists who are members of the American Dental Association (ADA) and your local dental society. Dr. K. Cheyn Gunnerson is a member of four dental associations and academies, and he is actively involved with his community.

Our team at Gunnerson Dental wishes that your search for the right dentist is one without frustration or anxiety. We strive to give each patient personalized dental care to achieve a healthy smile they will be proud of. Our helpful and friendly team is here to ensure that your visits go smoothly and that you get the most out of our affordable, comprehensive dental care. Call our office at 801-658-0102 or stop by today to visit with our team and to find out whether our experienced dentist in Payson, Utah, is right for you.