Family Dental Group
4021 Miller Road, Flint, MI 48507

Finding a Dentist: Here’s What You Need to Know

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Regular dental visits are key to preventing future oral disease and tooth loss. The relationship between you and your dentist affects the quality of your care, so when you move to a new area, or decide to change dentists, knowing how to find a dentist who meets your needs is important. Be prepared to invest some time in finding the right match. The American Dental Association (ADA) suggests using the Find-a-Dentist feature at MouthHealthy.org to locate affordable dentists in your area. You can also ask family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, doctors, and other healthcare professionals for recommendations, or contact your state dental society for help. Dental care is personal matter, so it’s wise to visit several dentists before making your selection. By the end of the first visit, you should be able to answer the following questions and consider their implications.

  • Are the office hours and appointment times convenient?
  • Can you get to the office easily from home or work?
  • Is the office and exam area clean and organized?
  • Was your dental history and medical information recorded to a permanent file?
  • Does the dentist practice and recommend preventative care?
  • How does the dentist handle emergencies when the office isn’t open?
  • Did you receive clear information about fees and payments before your treatment?
  • Is the dentist a member of the ADA?

DDS vs. DMD: Don’t Let the Letters Confuse You

A dentist with the title “DDS” is a Doctor of Dental Surgery, while one listed as a “DMD” is a Doctor of Dental Medicine. The two degrees are essentially the same. Both dentists have received identical education and training and are held to the same strict standards.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Flint, call Family Dental Group today at (810) 515-8952 or make an appointment.

Family Dental Group offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Flint. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Family Dental Group, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Family Dental Group.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Fast, professional, no excessive waiting, great value.
Joseph W.
Excellent experience, timely and painless
Deborah K.
Pleasant experience, staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Chris W.
Great job.
Keith L.
Love it there :)
Melissa J.
Excellent service with professional, friendly staff! Felt comfortable and at peace with the process. You know they are there to help you! Thank you!
Darwin W.
The girl that cleaned my teeth was very nice. I was pleased. I didn't expect to pay as much as I had too but I needed medication.
Dorothy A.
Shannon was great. I was having a difficult procedure done, and normal anesthetics don't work for long for me. She immediately stopped and got a […]
Brea G.
Angie is awesome !!!
Chris W.
Every one truly does go out of their way to help you!
Laura J.
The staff is friendly and funny from ortho to regular dentistry. I always have great experiences!
Kiera T.
my experience was great ; the staff is very professional yet easy to talk to. thank you kelly for a nice cleaning job.
Cosme C.
The best experience.
Mary H.
Very friendly staff. Was able to get me in the same day for an emergency.
Katrina R.
I Love FDG
Melissa J.
Everyone is helpful and caring.
Loren W.
Fast, on time,& Complete!
Donald L.
Dr Farber really cares about his patients that was the easiest root canal I've ever had done. I definitely have found me a great dentist. The entire […]
Phillip W.
I received your usual competent professional service.
Carol H.
A very thorough yet gentle cleaning.
Patricia S.
I was very empresses with the service I recieved. I came in 2 hours early for my appointment, because I got the times confused. Instead of telling me […]
Michael C.
Dr. Madany and his team are first class. He is a perfectionist and takes great pride in the quality of his work.
William N.
Cheryl is always friendly and very professional....love Family Dental
Juanita H.
Everyone was very professional and very nice.
Keith L.
Best dental experience I've ever had
Laura S.
Dr. Farber helped me out quite a bit and he's very easy to go and see.
Michael O.
Friendly Staff from Receptionist through Doctor Jim and Check out.
Mark S.
Great as usual
William D.
I felt right at home. Very good and friendly dentists, hygienists, desk clerk, etc. Very good hospitality and home-like settings. Good hours also. I […]
Garry M.
I have only had my initial visit, but if the rest of my visits are anything like the first one, this will be the first dentist office I have truly […]
Connie B.
The service is great and everyone is very polite, nice and caring.
Kimberly Y.
great staff. put me at ease.
Toby D.
Professional service delivered in a caring non-threatening manner.
Gary P.
Friendly and efficient.
Vera W.
A professional practice which provides quality dentistry services and customer service.
Hannah W.
This place is a great place to go. If you want a place where almost everything is done under one roof then this is the place to go
Bradley L.
All around great service from everyone.
Catrina S.
This was the best experience I have ever had with multiple extractions. I would recommend you to anyone and everyone I can! Thank you!
Misty O.
Wonderful, I was referred by a friend, so far so good. Dr. Butcher is wonderful .
Kathy R.
I use to go to the dentist office when I was younger & decided to give it a try. I was amaze at the service. It was great & on time... I'm a working […]
Malinda N.
Always excellent
Steven Y.
my experience is always excellent and the doctors and staff are always pleasant
Ellen D.
I've been going here for years and each and every time I've went, I've had excellent customer service and very knowledgeable staff. I would highly […]
Dexter J.
I always have an excellent experience with Dr. Butcher.
Stephanie E.
From the greeting at front desk to the check out desk, it was all good.
Pamela R.
Dr. Farber is the best and the staff is very friendly and helpful.
Marilyn B.
Excellent dental work on recent visit.
Carl S.
Awesome experience, staff and doctor! Dr. Farber is so nice and experienced. The staff reflects the same.
Kelly S.
You guys are fantastic! Everyone is super friendly and helpful. I really appreciate that everything was explained to me before surgery and when I […]
Hillary D.
I have a great rapport with my hygienist. She is thorough, informative and "doesn't hurt too much." She has a great personality and I trust her work […]
Patricia S.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (810) 515-8952
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