Frequently Asked Questions
The first adult appointment will be scheduled with a dentist rather than a hygienist at West Hartford Family Dental. This allows a comprehensive evaluation to be completed for you and to make sure you will receive the most appropriate level of care. We want to spend some time getting to know each of our dental patients here in West Hartford and understand your dental goals – so we ensure enough time to do a complete assessment and diagnosis, and answer your questions. The only exception is for children, who may be scheduled with a hygienist first.
If your schedule is flexible, we should be able to see you in our West Hartford dental office within two weeks for non-urgent new patient exams. If you have an emergency, please let us know as soon as possible – during our normal patient hours, you will be seen that day. Our West Hartford dentists are prepared to handle most emergencies during the course of the day.
Our West Hartford dentists are highly trained, but since dentistry is constantly changing, they regularly attend continuing education courses and conferences that focus on technological advances and also belong to a variety of professional organizations like the American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry. Our dentists are familiar with the latest journal articles and research. If you have questions about a procedure or treatment that you have heard about, ask your dentist at West Hartford Family Dental – who will be happy to answer!
The DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) and DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) are the same degrees. The difference is only in the initials; the education and degrees are the same. Here at West Hartford Family Dental, all of our dentists have a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.
How soon can you get here? If you have an emergency, please let us know as soon as possible – during our normal patient hours, you will be seen that day. Our West Hartford CT dental office is prepared to handle most emergencies during the course of the day.
Yes, we are accepting new dental patients in West Hartford. We look forward to helping you improve and maintain your smile! And, we also welcome new emergency patients during regular hours. We won’t judge the circumstances – we’ll do everything we can to resolve your problem and get you out of pain! Contact our West Hartford Dental team for your family dentistry today!