The Dental Center of Granger
12840 SR 23, Granger, IN 46530

Checklist for Finding a New Dentist

Dentist Selection

Visiting your dentist regularly is a key component in keeping your healthy smile for life. If you relocate, you’ll need to know how to find a dentist who can meet your needs and deliver the best care. The American Dental Association (ADA) suggests asking neighbors, coworkers, family, and friends if they can suggest affordable dentists in your area. If they can’t, ask your former dentist or your doctor for recommendations. You can also contact your local or state dental societies for help with finding providers or low-cost care options. Before making a final selection, visit several dentists. During your first visit, you should be able to answer the important questions listed below; the answers can help you decide if a dentist is right for you.

  1. Are the office hours and appointment times convenient?
  2. Can you get to the office easily from home or work?
  3. Is the office and exam area clean and organized?
  4. Did someone record your medical and dental history during the visit?
  5. Does the dentist practice and recommend preventative care?
  6. How does the dentist handle emergencies when the office isn’t open?
  7. Were you given clear information about treatment fees and payment options before any procedures were performed?
  8. Is the dentist a member of the ADA?

DMD vs. DDS: Don’t Let the Letters Confuse You

A dentist with the letters “DDS” is a “Doctor of Dental Surgery,” while one listed as a “DMD” is a “Doctor of Dental Medicine.” The two degrees are essentially the same. Both dentists have received identical education and training and are held to the same strict standards.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Granger, call The Dental Center of Granger today at (574) 807-0438 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Granger. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Granger, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at The Dental Center of Granger.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Nice people and they did a good job!
Mirna R.
I’ve been a patient for greater then 20 years. First because they were conveniently located to my home but I’ve stayed due to the excellent care. Dr Douglas and the staff are always professional […]
Don C.
Dr. Douglas and staff are true professionals!
Todd N.
Exceptional service by Cheryl
Alex M.
every is always very friendly and they do a great job. I enjoy my experience when I am there.
Robyn P.
So happy to have Dr Cochran back. He is always so caring about his patients.
Barbara W.
Location, staff is nice and dentist is thorough.
Linda H.
My hygienist was very sweet and helpful! She was very thorough and answered all of my questions and made my appointment quick and easy.
Jenae L.
Dental assistant Kelsie did a great job.
Andrew C.
Very friendly staff-candy the dental technician is just super
Benjamin W.
Great and friendly service.
Jaime B.
Great place, really make you feel comfortable.
Highway J.
Everyone is so kind, caring and friendly!
Courtney H.
Got me in the next day and replaced a filling that was broken.
Annette M.
Every thing went smoothly and (my teeth) had improved from the last time I was there. Can’t ask for more…..
Frances W.
Great people and excellent work
Brian N.
Number of times I’ve been to office for dentures, always courteous and conscious of my needs. Great people to have working on you.
Gary S.
Nice place. Everyone there is very friendly. They really try to make you comfortable
Frank S.
Quality service and personal touch. Made me feel like I was the most important person there.
Patrick B.
Well priced and great service,I have been going to a local place in town and he was almost three times the price. You guys were very well priced and Dr. C was great….
Rick H.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (574) 807-0438
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