faq, the dental practice, newton, iowa

At The Dental Practice, helping you feel relaxed and comfortable is our highest priority. We understand that you may have questions regarding your symptoms and treatment plan.

There is truly no shortage of questions our patients ask us every day! To help ease your mind prior to visiting our dentist office, we’ve compiled a list of some common questions we get asked.

Call our office at 641-792-2780 if you have any additional questions.

How does Dr. Rabedeaux keep up to date on all the current dental techniques and materials?

Dentistry is not just Dr. Rabedeaux’s job. It is also his passion. He regularly attends educational seminars to stay current on the changes that are occurring in the dental field. He is also involved with many dental groups and societies. Dr. Rabedeaux is part of the adjunct faculty and lectures at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Dr. Rabedeaux obtained his Masters Degree from the Academy of General Dentistry. Less than 1% of dentists receive this degree in their lifetime.

What makes you different from any other dental office I could go to in the Newton area?

Our priority has always been to provide a great environment for each of our patients. We listen to your concerns and are dedicated to helping you achieve the smile you have always dreamed of. Our office is equipped with state-of-the-art tools, and our staff cares about your well-being. Our dedication to our patients truly sets us apart from other dental offices.

What should I do if I have a dental emergency?

Call our office at 641-792-2780.

What is your policy when it comes to canceling an appointment?

Once you make an appointment at our office, that time is exclusively reserved for you. If for some reason, you can no longer make your appointment, we ask that you call with a 24-hour notice to reschedule your appointment. This helps us keep a well-run office and lets us know if we can fill your original time and assist those who need to be seen.

How do I know when I need to come in for another cleaning?

We recommend having a routine dental cleaning at least every six months. Depending on your oral health, we may recommend more frequent appointments. We will schedule your next appointment before you leave our office. We will make sure to follow up with a card in the mail reminding you of your appointment date as it approaches. We will also give you a call with a reminder a few days before your appointment. If you prefer a text or email reminder, please let us know.

At what age should my child start going to the dentist?

We recommend bringing your child to the dentist by age two. Early visits to the dentist give your child an advantage. They will learn proper oral care tips that they will keep with them as they grow. During their visits, we will be able to determine if your child has any dental issues early on. We’ll also be able to give them the proper treatment to fix it.

We now perform sleep apnea testing for kids at The Dental Practice. We recommend bringing your child in for a full examination of their mouth, jaws, tonsils, and airways. Learn more about sleep apnea testing and contact the office to schedule a pediatric visit.

How can I improve my smile?

The answer to this question is different for every person! Your smile is as unique as you are. Each person has a different set of individual needs, which is why we recommend coming in for a consultation appointment. That way, Dr. Rabedeaux can recommend what he believes is best for your mouth. We offer a wide range of restorative and cosmetic services to help you achieve the smile you have always dreamed of!

Have additional questions? Call 641-792-2780

The Dental Practice
1919 1st Ave E
Newton, Iowa 50208

Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Closed Saturday & Sunday