What Is Family Dentistry?

A dentist who has made a commitment to treating all patients, regardless of age or gender, can be referred to as a family dentist or family practitioner. Similar to family dentistry is general dentistry. The main difference between the two is that some general dentists have age limits on the patients they will see, usually preferring only to work on adults. If you are looking for a dentist in Champaign, IL, who can see to the basic dental care of your entire family, regardless of age, look no further than family dentists Drs. Eric Martin and Nick Sabbia.

Why Should You Choose A Family Dentist?

Because family dentistry requires a wide range of treatment options in order to serve the needs of patients of all ages, most dental concerns can be treated right in our office. Our family dentists will take an interest in your overall health and well-being in order to provide you with the most appropriate treatments for you. It’s also convenient to be able to schedule multiple family member’s appointments at the same time, saving yourself trips back and forth.

What Should You Look For in a Family Dentist?

When choosing a family dentist, there are many factors to consider. Finding a competent, qualified dentist who not only earns your trust, but also puts you and your family members at ease, is very important, but not always easy.

A family dentist:

  • Needs great communication skills-must be able to educate patients of all ages and stages of life about various dental habits, procedures, and conditions, as well as being able to understand patient’s concerns and questions
  • must be knowledgeable and skilled in a wide range of dental techniques and procedures in order to treat patients of all ages. Children’s dentistry is often quite different from that for geriatric patients, and a family dentist has to know how to encourage the right habits, as well as which things to look for, in to each age group.
  • provides continuity of care and can’t be outgrown like a pediatric dentist

Dr. Eric Martin and Dr. Nick Sabbia-Your Champaign, IL, Family Dentists

Providing quality dental care for patients of all ages is our commitment at W. Eric Martin, DDS, PC. As family dentists, we stress that preventive care can help our patients to avoid many problems. However, we have invested in state-of-the-art technologies such as intra-oral cameras, digital x-rays, and CEREC One-Visit Crowns to provide excellent care to all of our patients when problems do arise. Whatever your needs, we are your full service Champaign, IL, family dentist practice. Call us today at (217) 355-9997 to find out more about how Dr. W. Eric Martin and Dr. Nick Sabbia can help meet your family’s dental goals. We look forward to meeting you!