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How to Find the Best Dentist – Agawam, MA

Finding the Right Dentist for You

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Whether you’re new in town, or just in need of a change, you’re probably looking for the best dentist. It can be difficult to choose with all the options, so how do you know which practice is right for you? We assure you that you can find everything you’re looking for here at Lifetime Dental of Agawam. However, we also wanted to include some of the most significant factors to keep in mind during your search.

Training & Education

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The first place to start your search is to check out the potential dentist’s background. Where did they get their dental degree? Do they pursue advanced continuing education with reputable groups like the Dawson Center or Spear group? Do they have advanced awards such as the MAGD that demonstrate the commitment to the profession of dentistry? These are questions to ask during your search.

Dr. Michitti is recognized as a “Top 1% Dentist” for achieving Mastership status in the Academy of General Dentistry. In addition, he has completed courses at the prestigious Dawson Academy in Florida. Plus, he has completed over 1,000 hours of continuing education courses.

Advanced Technology & Clean Office

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The best dentist isn’t so great if they don’t utilize the latest technology. State-of-the-art dental instruments lead to more comfortable, efficient, safe, and precise treatments. You should also make sure that the office is clean, sterilized, and safe.

 At Lifetime Dental of Agawam, Dr. Michitti uses all-digital X-rays, air abrasion, laser dentistry, and more to make each of your visits as enjoyable and effective as possible. Plus, our dental instruments are kept in sterilized packs, and we take extra safety precautions in between appointments to ensure that patients and staff are safe.

Emphasis on Prevention

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While looking for the best dentist, it’s important to find someone who truly cares about your oral and overall health. Preventive checkups and cleanings are vital, but does your potential dentist provide thorough examinations for issues like gum disease and oral cancer? Dr. Michitti understands that gum disease can be discreet, but it causes serious issues. That’s why he checks for this common problem during your routine visits. He also provides oral cancer screenings, making your regular appointments potentially lifesaving.

Locally Owned & Operated

When it comes to who you trust with your smile, you should know whether or not the office in question is locally owned and operated. Is the dentist independent of a large corporate chain? Many times, the dentists working in these types of offices have no control over the quality of labs and materials that they use. The dentist who diagnosed the problems may not be the same dentist who treats you. Additionally, there tends to be higher rates of dentists coming and going in these offices and quality is not a focus. By choosing Lifetime Dental of Agawam, you can have complete confidence that Dr. Michitti will always be there to help—no matter how big or small your dental issue is. He proudly owns and operates his practice here in Feeding Hills!


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