How to Find a Dentist in Maine

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Contact the Maine Dental Association at (207) 622-7900 and ask for a list of dental professionals in your area.

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Ask friends, neighbors and co-workers for recommendations. Ask what they like about their dentists and the office.

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Schedule a consultation. Question the dentist and staff about how dental emergencies are handled, types of procedures that can be completed in-office, their commitment to continuing dental education and memberships in rofessional associations.

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Set up an appointment for a general exam. This typically consists of a cleaning, x-rays and medical health history.

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Observe the atmosphere in the office during your visit. Dental offices should be clean and orderly; the dental team should be friendly, professional and considerate of your comfort and time. Staff should also provide information about pricing and payment plans before treatment is scheduled.

Tips and Warnings

  • Consider interviewing several dentists prior to making a selection.
  • Maine residents in need of charitable or low-cost dental care can contact the Maine Department of Health and Human Services at (207) 287-3267 for assistance. Or call the Academy of General Dentistry at (888) 243-3368 for a Maine referral.