When you go to a dentist, you expect the dentist to provide you with the best care possible.  Unfortunately, many dentists choose to use different equipment, material and techniques from each other.  The patient doesn’t know what works best so they rely on the dentist’s decisions and sometimes the level of care the patient receives is not what works best long term.  Even the dentist must often rely on a dental company’s research or product claims when he/she chooses to use certain materials.  It is always better to use materials that are widely accepted because they have a long history of success in the oral environment.  New products which tout new advantages to their use, are risky because they have not yet withstood the test of time.  There are some third party companies that test dental products and make recommendations to the dentist regarding the safety and effectiveness of new dental products.  It is a good idea for a dentist to check with the product evaluators before using new products.  When choosing a dentist a patient should go to a dentist who has an office that is up to date with modern equipment, uses modern materials and modern up to date techniques. Cutting corners and using materials that have not been adequately tested is not fair to the patient.  Since patients do not have the background to evaluate the dentist’s choice of materials or techniques, they should review written and video testimonials of patients who are happy with the dentist they are about to choose.  We large number of very happy patients at Springs Dental in Saratoga Springs.  This is evidenced by all of the nearly 100 patient video testimonials on our You Tube channel.  You can see our patient testimonials by clicking on the “You Tube” link on our website, SaratogaSpringsDentalCare.com