How to Choose the Best Hutchinson Dentist
Finding a new dentist whether you’re new to the area or just need a new office can be a struggle. Locating an office should be easy enough. You’ll find several in Hutchinson and the surrounding communities but finding the best Hutchinson dentist to care for your unique oral health care needs can be a little more complicated. Before you choose a practice, we encourage you to take some time to review the information on this page. At the Hutchinson dentistry office of Grant D. Ringler, DDS, we are proud to offer exceptional dental care that exceeds the highest patient expectations. If you want to learn more about our office before determining that we’re the Best Hutchinson dentist for your family, give us a call today. One of our friendly dental team members will be happy to answer any questions you may have or schedule a consultation appointment, so you can visit with us in person.
Learn More About the Dentist’s Clinical Focus & Experience
While general dentists all receive similar basic training during their doctoral studies, most dentists continue to learn more through continuing education courses and seminars. In many cases, the dentist focuses on specific treatments, methods, and technologies that they are interested in. Finding a dentist whose clinical focus and experience align with your dental care needs is essential to ensure you receive the quality care you deserve.
At the Hutchinson dental office of Dr. Ringler, we have four skilled dentists. Dr. Ringler has offered exceptional dental care for Hutchinson patients since 1988. In the past three decades, he has completed numerous hours of continuing education courses, and he has training and experience with a variety of advanced dental treatments, including root canal therapy, oral surgery, occlusal equilibration, and conscious sedation.
A lifelong patient of Dr. Ringler, Dr. Melissa Barnhart decided she wanted to continue his legacy of gentle, attentive dental care right here in Hutchinson. She fell in love with the dental field as a child in the dentist’s office, so it’s no surprise that she is passionate about helping kids learn to love visiting the dentist.
We actually have two Dr. Barnhart’s in our office. Dr. Melissa’s husband, Dr. Justin Barnhart, also offers outstanding dental care for our patients. He loves helping patients develop great at-home hygiene routines, so they can achieve and maintain their healthiest smiles. He loves working with patients of all ages
Dr. Erik Grant is a skilled general dentist who loves offering restorative dentistry services. He is dedicated to providing stress and pain free dental services for even the most complex cases. He loves working in partnership with patients to develop a comprehensive treatment plan to meet all of their oral health care needs.
Learn More About the dental Team
As important as it is to find the right dentist, it is just as important to find the best dental team. A dentist is only as good as his or her team. With the right dental team, the entire dentistry office environment can change. Getting to know the team may be a little more difficult before you visit, but many dental practices offer team bios on their sites. You can read more about our dedicated dentistry team members before you visit. The friendly team would also be happy to help you with any questions over the phone or by giving you a tour of the office.
Get to Know the Office Environment & Available Treatment Technology
It can be difficult to know what to expect from a dental office before you visit, but many dental practices provide online office tours to help patients prepare for their first appointments. In many cases, you can also call to schedule a consultation appointment or a tour of the office. You’ll want to find a clean practice where you feel comfortable. You can take a tour of Dr. Ringler’s office online, and we encourage patients to visit us in person to help them decided whether or not our practice is the right one for their families.
Explore the Available Dental Services
While the right dentist’s office is about more than just the treatments, you’re there to receive dental care. You’ll need to find an office that provides the dental services you need. Many general dentists refer patients out for even the least advanced treatments. Others try to offer too many services and patients end up receiving lower quality care. Like Goldilocks, you should be searching for a dental office that provides an array of services that are just right. At Dr. Ringler’s office, our team of dentists provide a wide range of dentistry services, and all of or treatment plans are completely personalized to meet your unique oral health care needs. We offer a variety preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services, as well as more advanced treatments, including:
- Root canal therapy
- Wisdom tooth extraction
- Implant supported tooth replacement
- Periodontal therapy and maintenance for gum disease sufferers
- Advanced dental sedation options
Ask to See the Results of Dental Care
Do you know the old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words?” When it comes to finding a dentist who offers quality dental care, this statement is completely accurate. Many dentists offer online galleries that include before and after photos of their actual patients. These images can show you exactly the caliber of dentistry services available. You can see the results of our dental care services in our online smile gallery. We are also happy to show you before and after images related to your specific dental care needs during a treatment consultation in our office.
Find a Dentist Who Takes Your Insurance
Many patients base their entire dental office decision on whether or not a dentist takes their insurance. While we don’t encourage patients to make this big decision based solely on insurance, it is definitely a factor that needs to be considered. Many dentists will post their insurance policies online, and your insurer’s website will likely also provide resources to find in-network dentists. Dr. Ringler and his Hutchinson dentistry team are happy to process and file dental insurance claims to help patients maximize their benefits. We also offer in-network coverage for patients with BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas, Aetna, and Delta Dental insurance plans. Our team also works with CareCredit and Lending Club on a regular basis to help patients receive low and no interest financing to spread the cost of care out over several months of treatment.