Friday, August 7, 2009

How Do You Choose a Dentist?

The most reasonable explanation would be to continue going to the one you went to before you were married. Well, our fabulous dentist does not take our insurance anymore and we had to find an alternative. We had no idea how to find a dentist...until a coupon came in the mail offering free dinner and a movie for 2 if you go to their dentist. We were sold. That is how we make grown-up decisions. We can be bought by material things.

45 comments:

Heather said...

LOL I would love if my dentist gave out dinner. That is def a great way to make an adult decision!!!

Holly said...

That is a great way to choose a new dentist!!

Katie said...

oh my gosh---i am SO like that now that i'm an 'adult'...i figure, what the heck!
a coupon's a coupon ;)

xo
k

New England Girl said...

hahaha... girl, I would be the SAME way! No shame in getting some benefits from giving them your business! :)

jen + ryan said...

so true...so true.

Erin said...

LOL! I would be sold too :)
Have a fantastic weekend!

LyndsAU said...

ask around and see who people like and dislike :) that's always how I choose dentists!! But give that Dr a try, i mean heck he bought you dinner :) haha

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

LOL. That's funny. The dental hygienist in me totally approves this tactic!

Lauren Kelly said...

Girl, I am sooooo with you. If there's food and movies involved, I'd be sold too!!!! Who says you always have to be grown up??? haha!!!

Megan said...

Sounds like a good way to choose a dentist to me! :-)

short southern momma said...

That is too funny!! Looks like everyone gets something out of that sweet deal!

Taryn said...

ha- good luck with that.

THE Stephanie said...

Hey, works for me!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

haha! i hope they're great=)!

Sunshinemeg said...

I love that! Great way to pick one out! HAhaha.

Mrs. Potts said...

Dinner and a movie would totally buy me over too!

Lucy Marie said...

Even if I didn't have teeth, I would go to that dentist if they were offering dinner and a movie. You'd be stupid not to.

Brett Alexandra said...

hahaha, NICE!

Lauren said...

Haha!!! WOOO for coupons! (even from the dentist)

Gwen said...

I think my dentist (as wonderful as he is) should offer me free dinner because of all the referrals I've given to him. LOL!!! XOXO

The Pink Chick said...

Sounds like a great way to choose a dentist! My dentist used to be one of my Dad's high school students, and he is really cute! :)

Lil' Woman said...

lol..that's the way to go..wine and dine me! :)

Cristina said...

I would have done the same thing! Take advantage of the freebie, and then if you don't like him/her after your first cleaning then just ask around for recommendations :)

Mrs. Cup said...

That is hilarious! We just moved and had to find a new dentist too. We have some friends who go to a dentist who has someone on staff who gives you a hand/arm massage while you're getting your teeth cleaned. Yes, please! That's how we make our grown up decisions...two for the price of one! HA!

d.a.r. said...

LOL! I love it! I went to a super crappy dentist, and then ended up having my endodontist refer me to someone AMAAAAZING after my scary root canal. She has been spectacular. Which is good, since I have been there over 18 times in the last 8 months!

Sarah said...

We chose our dentist because they were giving out $400 whitening trays and goop. They also have flat screen tv's in every room with satelite TV/DVDs and they give you monster noise cancelling earphones and sunglasses if you have a lot of work done.

Marissa {sparkles and fate} said...

That is awesome!!

Justine said...

Haha, so funny!! I hate going to the dentist, but I think I would go if they gave me that kind of insentive! :) Who cares about clean and healthy teeth, I want dinner and a movie! :) Haha juuuust kidding!! (Well, kind of, but not really ;) )

Ashley said...

I would not be surprised if that alone totally sold my husband on a dentist too! Anything to get a good deal or something for free :)

I'm all about making adult decisions in the most fun way possible ;)

Perfectly Pleasant said...

haha, that's great! I mean you won't know until you try them at least once so you might as well get the goodies! I picked my dentist because his name made me laugh... Dr. Plunkett.

Jenny.Lee said...

LOL! That's awesome!

warmfuzzies said...

Oh my I laughed when I read this. that is very funny. I would have said from asking around and getting word of mouth but your way is more fun!!

Demara said...

Wow that's an odd ad. But hey it worx!

I'm still looking for a Dentist too...because the Dentist I had for the first 20 years of my life is retired :(

Since he retired when I was 20 you can imagine how long its been since I've been...eek!

I'll be 30 next year...and I don't have dental insurance...just have to have the cash and go in...grr...(:

AmyT said...

ugghhhh I'm about to have to go through the same thing - finding a good one for the kiddos...not to mention having to get braces for my oldest...I dread it!!!

Jessica said...

I would have done the exact same thing! lol

Pleasant Drive said...

I'm with you. I can be bought, if the price is right.

In this wonderful life... said...

haha what can one do? coupons can help! :)

pocket full of pink said...

That's hilarious! I would soooo be sold on going to this new dentist too!!

katie + bret said...

was it a sugary dinner so you would HAVE to go to the dentist? ;)

sarah said...

Dude. I want to find a dentist like that.

Meg said...

ahahaha....this cracked me up! ;) I love it! :D

Katie said...

HA! Love it! That is smart of that dentist!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Is there a better way?!?

Taren said...

i want that dentist. i would cheat on my dentist with your dentist.

Jules said...

Do you know what is so funny about that? I found my dentist through a coupon too (over 10 years ago). I still go to him and love everyone there. I hope the same goes for your new dentist!