Family Dental Group
4021 Miller Road, Flint, MI 48507

Which Dentist is Right for You?

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Routine visits to the dentist are an essential part of any plan to keep teeth and gums healthy and to prevent oral health issues well into the future. Because the relationship you establish with a dentist is an important one, it pays to take great care in order to select a practice that is well suited to your specific needs and those of every member of your family. If you have long wondered how to find a dentist that is right for you, the following information should prove valuable.

The American Dental Association (ADA) has compiled some useful tips that can help you begin developing a list of qualified dentists in your area. First, you can visit MouthHealthy.org and take advantage of the ADA’s Find-a-Dentist function. It is also wise to solicit personal recommendations from friends, family, and colleagues. Your personal physician or local pharmacist may also be willing to provide you with referrals to affordable dentists.

Narrowing the list of potential candidates can be challenging, and it makes sense to speak to several dentists before you make your final choice. Not every practice is a good fit for every patient, so it is important to consider things such as proximity of the office to your home or business, whether the practice has office hours that suit your schedule, and whether you find the environment to be neat and clean. Try to learn more about each dentist’s philosophy when it comes to preventive dentistry to see if it meshes well with your own.

Take the time to ask questions about fee schedules for common procedures and whether or not the office is willing to establish payment plans for particularly costly or unexpected dental work. Determining whether your dental insurance plan is accepted by a prospective office is also an essential task.

When comparing affordable dentists in Flint, you may be wondering if there is a significant distinction between practitioners with “DMD” (Doctor of Dental Medicine) and “DDS” (Doctor of Dental Surgery) after their names. Rest assured that they are essentially the same designation, and that dentists with either credential have completed the same degree of study and clinical training and have passed stringent written exams and licensing requirements. Furthermore, dentists must complete continuing education classes throughout their careers in order to stay abreast of treatment innovations and techniques.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist 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.

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Angie is awesome !!!
Chris W.
Dr. Farber helped me out quite a bit and he's very easy to go and see.
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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 […]
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The service is great and everyone is very polite, nice and caring.
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Everyone is helpful and caring.
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Dr. Madany and his team are first class. He is a perfectionist and takes great pride in the quality of his work.
William N.
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Keith L.
The best experience.
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Joseph W.
A very thorough yet gentle cleaning.
Patricia S.
From the greeting at front desk to the check out desk, it was all good.
Pamela R.
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 […]
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Friendly and efficient.
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Melissa J.
Cheryl is always friendly and very professional....love Family Dental
Juanita H.
I always have an excellent experience with Dr. Butcher.
Stephanie E.
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 […]
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Donald L.
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Melissa J.
Excellent dental work on recent visit.
Carl S.
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.
Every one truly does go out of their way to help you!
Laura J.
my experience is always excellent and the doctors and staff are always pleasant
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Best dental experience I've ever had
Laura S.
A professional practice which provides quality dentistry services and customer service.
Hannah W.
All around great service from everyone.
Catrina S.
Wonderful, I was referred by a friend, so far so good. Dr. Butcher is wonderful .
Kathy R.
Dr. Farber is the best and the staff is very friendly and helpful.
Marilyn B.
my experience was great ; the staff is very professional yet easy to talk to. thank you kelly for a nice cleaning job.
Cosme C.
I received your usual competent professional service.
Carol H.
great staff. put me at ease.
Toby D.
The staff is friendly and funny from ortho to regular dentistry. I always have great experiences!
Kiera T.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Awesome experience, staff and doctor! Dr. Farber is so nice and experienced. The staff reflects the same.
Kelly S.
Always excellent
Steven Y.
Pleasant experience, staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Chris W.
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.
Excellent experience, timely and painless
Deborah K.
You guys are fantastic! Everyone is super friendly and helpful. I really appreciate that everything was explained to me before surgery and when I […]
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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 […]
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  • 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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