Dr. Ray Alavanja
Dr. Mystie Pieters
Dr. Robert Pieters

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Monday- Thursday 7:00am- 8:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

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Choosing a New Dentist

Looking for a new dentist can be a bit of a chore. There are numerous factors to consider, and you may not know where to begin or who to ask. And when you do find a new dental practice, it may not have everything you need, or you may find it difficult to fit into its limited hours.

Before you start your search, it’s a good idea to brush up on how to narrow down your choices and what to look for in a new dentist.

How Can You Find a Great Dentist?

When you’re searching for a new dental practice, don’t be afraid to ask around. Talk to trusted family members and friends, and ask them what they appreciate about their dentist and what they don’t like. Be sure to discuss different aspects of the practice, such as payment options and available services.

You can also look at online reviews to gather more information. When you’ve whittled down your choices to about one or two practices, call and ask questions, and then schedule a consultation so you can get a feel for what the practice is like as a whole.

What Should You Consider When Choosing a Dentist?

People have busy lives and busy jobs, so it’s important to ensure a dentist can easily fit into your hectic schedule. Check the practice’s hours and see if they work for you and your daily routine, and look for a dentist that isn’t too far from where you live. You should also find a dentist who can easily accommodate dental emergencies.

While it’s important to know if a dentist will accept your insurance, it’s also a good idea to ask about costs. Dental expenses can vary from practice to practice.

One of the most significant factors to consider is if you’re comfortable with the dentist and the staff. You should feel like you can easily ask questions and that the staff will listen to your concerns. You should also feel comfortable with the dental practice’s expertise. The staff should be able to answer any of your questions quickly and thoroughly, and you should feel confident in their skills.

Why Should You Choose Our Dental Practice?

Our family dentistry has served Schererville, IN; Chesterton, IN; and the surrounding areas for over 20 years, and our staff regularly attends trainings to stay up to date on dental practices. Our three dentists are members of the Chicago Dental Society, the Indiana Dental Association, the Northwest Indiana Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.

To better accommodate our patients, we have two locations in Chesterton, IN, and Schererville, IN. We also maintain convenient hours so you won’t have to worry about planning around your work schedule and daily activities.

We’re open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, and we’re open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays. If you’re only available on weekends, we can schedule you in on a Saturday if necessary. And if you have an emergency, we’ll promptly get you in and taken care of.

If you’re worried about cost, we aim to offer affordable services for our patients, and we also provide coupons and other offers to help you save money and get the dental treatment you need.

To schedule an appointment or consultation, contact us today.

Schererville Family Dentistry

1050 Caroline Ave
Schererville, IN 46375
Phone: Call or Text Us: 219.322.3232

Chesterton Family Dentistry

751 East Porter Ave, Suite 1
Chesterton, IN 46304
Call or Text Us: 219.929.9289