Michael D. Sheffield, DMD

Dentist - Fort Myers

5150 Mason Corbin Court, Suite 1, Fort Myers, FL 33907

(239) 334-3636

Choosing a Dentist

Begin the Search

Call 877-2X-A-YEAR (877/292-9327). Or, ask for recommendations. Family, friends, neighbors or co-workers can be excellent sources, and can refer you to a dentist they feel comfortable visiting. Ask your family physician or local pharmacist. If you are moving, your current dentist may be able to make a recommendation, or write your local or state dental society. Ask your sources:

  • What do they like about the office?
  • What do they like about the dentist?

Start With a Consultation

Call or visit more than one dentist before making a decision. During a consultation, the dental office can be viewed and time can be taken to talk to the dentist about treatment options and treatment plans. This involves a great deal of communication. Do not hesitate to ask questions. Make sure you feel comfortable with the dentist and office atmosphere before scheduling an appointment.

  • Does the dentist belong to a dental organization?
  • Do they take continuing education?
  • What dental procedures are completed in-office?
  • What procedures will be referred out?
  • Are they up-to-date with latest procedures?

Note Office Environment

It is important to develop a feel for the office atmosphere, especially if more than one family member will be visiting the dentist. Note your reaction to the welcoming reception.

Is staff personable?

  • Do they spend enough time and answer your questions?
  • Do they accommodate your schedule?
  • Is there an office emergency line? Can they schedule emergencies the same day or the next day?

The Appointment

After the consultation, set up an appointment for a general exam, which consists of a cleaning, x-rays and medical health history. A good initial visit is a good indicator that the dental office may match you and your family's needs.

  • Is the dentist and dental staff personable?
  • Do they spend enough time and answer questions?
  • Do they run on schedule and not make you wait too long?
  • Do they ask your medical history?
  • Do they demonstrate professionalism at all time?
  • Are they honest, patient and compassionate?


Find Us

5150 Mason Corbin Ct. Suite #1 Fort Myers, FL 33907

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