6 Factors To Consider When Choosing An Oral Surgeon

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If you’re on the hunt for the best oral surgeons in Northern Virginia to perform your surgery, we’re here to help!  

Whether you need to have your wisdom teeth pulled, dental implants placed, or you’re looking to get rid of a gummy smile, finding the right oral surgeon is the most important decision you can make.  

Virginia Advanced Surgical Arts wants you to be confident in your choice of oral surgeon, so we’ve put together a list of 6 factors to consider when making that decision. 

What Does Your General Dentist Say? 

Most men and women in Northern Virginia have a general dentist they’ve been seeing for years. And when you find a dentist you trust, their opinion matters. Before making a decision on an oral surgeon to perform your procedure, first, ask your general dentist for a referral.  

Every day, our oral surgeons see patients who have been referred to them by general dentists from all over the area and even the country. Because of our expertise and exceptional care, we are some of the most trusted and sought-after oral surgeons among peers. 

Is The Oral Surgeon In-Network With Your Insurance? 

Make sure you check the details of your insurance coverage before you schedule your oral surgery. You should know if your procedure is covered by your medical insurance or your dental insurance, and whether or not the oral surgeon you choose is in-network with your carrier.  

If you find the thought of dealing with your insurance company daunting, our staff can help you get the answers you need to all of your insurance questions. For your convenience, we’ve listed some insurance companies we’ve worked accepted in the past: 

  • Aetna 
  • Cigna 
  • Connection Dental 
  • Delta Dental 
  • DenteMax 
  • MetLife 
  • GEHA 

And not to worry! If you are unable to use insurance for your procedure, our office accepts cash, check, credit card, and provides payment plans through CareCredit. 

What Are The Credentials Of Your Prospective Oral Surgeon? 

Most oral surgeons will have all of their credentials listed on their website. If you come across a prospective oral surgeon and you can’t seem to find out where they graduated from, or what type of certifications they have, you should move on – immediately. 

Our oral surgeons, Dr. Vigliante, Dr. Gocke, and Dr. McAdams believe in full transparency and provide all of our credentials online for easy access for all of his prospective patients. 

What Do The Online Reviews Say? 

For patients, the nice thing about online reviews is that they are most often independent of the provider. This means that the oral surgeon you are researching doesn’t have the ability to remove negative reviews.  

If you come across more negative reviews than positive, take that as a sign to mark that oral surgeon off your list.  

Do You Feel Comfortable When You Meet With Your Prospective Oral Surgeon One-On-One? 

Lastly, you should always meet with your prospective oral surgeon one-on-one before making a decision. During your initial consultation, you will be able to tell whether or not you feel comfortable with the doctor. Bedside manner and kindness go a long way in building trust with clients, and our oral surgeons pride themselves on the hospitality each member of their staff extends to all patients.  

We’re Here For You 

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect oral surgeon for your upcoming procedure, look no further than the oral surgeons at Virginia Advanced Surgical Arts. Not only are we well-versed in every type of oral surgery, but our credentials and bedside manner speak for themselves. 

If you’d like to meet with any of our providers for your one-on-one appointment, call Virginia Advanced Surgical Arts’ McLean office at (703) 263-8834, Reston office at (571) 595-3223, or Potomac office at (703) 723-5366, and a member of the team will be happy to schedule an appointment for you.