How to Find a Dentist – Herndon, VA

How to Find a
Dentist in Herndon

If you’re new to Herndon, finding a dentist may fall to the bottom of your to-do list, but don’t let it stay there. You may be overwhelmed by the number of local dental offices, but there are some simple ways to find the right dentistry practice for you and your family. At Cosmetic & Orthodontic Family Dentistry, our Herndon dentist and team want to help patients find the right dental office home. Please don’t hesitate to call our team if you have questions or want to schedule a consultation. Our friendly dentist and caring dentistry team will be happy to help. On this page, you’ll find information about our office as well as guidance to help you find the best practice for you and your family.


Make a List

The number one piece of advice we offer patients who are looking for a new dental office is – don’t go with the first practice you see online or that you drive past on your way to work. It can be tempting to just visit any office, but studies show that patients who enjoy visiting their dentist’s office are much more likely to maintain their healthy smiles. Finding the right dental practice home can mean the difference between a lifetime of flawless smiles and a life filled with unpleasant oral health issues. Before doing research on every dental office in Herndon, start by asking for recommendations from trusted family members, friends, and coworkers. This can be a great way to create a shortlist of potential offices. If you’re brand new to the area and just don’t have anyone you trust to provide a good recommendation, online reviews are another great option. When unsolicited, these reviews can offer real insight into the patient experience in a specific office.

At Cosmetic & Orthodontic Family Dentistry, we go above and beyond to establish relationships with our patients founded on trust and respect. We are lucky enough to have kind patients who take the time to leave us reviews. We love hearing from our patients that they appreciate our hard work and love their healthy smiles, and we hope you’ll take a few moments to read some of these patient reviews before scheduling your appointment. It means a lot to us that we can create a positive dental experience, and we love to share our patient feedback.


Get to Know the Dentist & Team

It’s important to find a dentist and team that have the necessary training and experience to offer safe, effective dental care. However, the most skilled dentist may not make you feel comfortable during treatment, and if the team members never learn your name, a great dentist may not be enough either. If you’ve ever had a bad experience at a dental office, you likely know that it doesn’t have as much to do with the actual treatments as you might assume. In fact, patients who choose to leave dental offices typically do so because they don’t like the way they’re treated. It can be difficult to determine what to expect from the dentist and team by reading online bios or looking at a website. Many patients schedule consultation visits to get a feel for the practice and team before scheduling treatment. It’s important that you take the time to find a dental team who will deliver your necessary dentistry services in an office where you’ll always feel welcome and right at home.

At Cosmetic & Orthodontic Family Dentistry, our Herndon Dentist, Nazila Ganji, DDS, offers more than 20 years of experience helping patients achieve all of their oral health goals. In addition to her dedication to continuing education to stay at the forefront of her field, Dr. Ganji truly cares about patients. She always takes the time to develop relationships and make sure you are comfortable asking questions as well as communicating with her about any concerns or dental care needs. In addition to being a caring dentist, our long-time dental team members have worked hard to establish friendly relationships with patients. From remembering to wish you a happy birthday to asking about your family, we truly care about helping patients lead healthy, happy lives.


Review the Available Services

Most general dentistry practices will provide similar treatment options. However, if you know you’ll need a specific service, you should make sure the practice offers the treatments you’ll need. Patients with gum disease may want to find an office that can deliver advanced periodontal therapies, and parents may want to find a family dental office that can accommodate their children. Whatever your dental care needs, the Cosmetic & Orthodontic Family Dentistry team offers quality dental services to exceed the highest patient expectations. Our skilled dentist in Herndon offers a wide range of cosmetic, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services to keep you smiling.


Ask to See Real Results

If you’re planning for advanced cosmetic, restorative, or orthodontic treatments, it can be a struggle to envision the results possible with each option. Even the most talented dentists may not be able to accurately describe these advanced treatments. Lucky for patients, as the old adage goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Most dentists keep before and after images of their patients on hand to help during the treatment planning process. If you would like to see some of Dr. Ganji’s dramatic smile transformations, you can explore our smile gallery online. We’ll also be happy to review additional images and cases with you during your consultation appointment. Our goal is to make sure patients feel 100% confident in their treatment choices before we begin and looking at pictures of some of our happy patients is a great way to make sure you achieve the desired results.


Explore the Insurance & Financing Options

If you invest in dental insurance, it’s important that you find a dental practice that will help you make the most of these benefits. Many practices post their dental insurance policies online, so you’ll be able to find this information easily. If you don’t see information about dental insurance online, make sure you talk to the dentist and team during your first appointment. If you have a big treatment coming up, you may also want to ask about financing options. Many practices work with third-party financiers to help patients fit their necessary treatments into almost any budget. At Cosmetic & Orthodontic Family Dentistry, we offer new patients information about insurance and financing online. However, we know that the cost of treatment is one of the top reasons people give for avoiding their dental office visits, so we also take the time to answer questions and walk you through the potential costs of your treatment options. Clarity is our goal, and we never want you to feel blindsided by unforeseen treatment costs. We are happy to process and file dental insurance claims for most providers, and we are in-network with many PPO benefit plans. Our team also works with CareCredit to provide low and no-interest payment plans for qualified patients. Please don’t hesitate to ask about your insurance coverage or financing options with our team during your visit or give us a call if you think of something after you leave. We’re always happy to help.