Are you one of the millions of Americans out there who don’t particularly look forward to going to the dentist? It’s incredibly common to have some type of phobia or another when visiting the dental clinic. Whether it was because of a particularly bad experience in the past or it’s just something that has always given you anxiety, the truth is that this fear can stop people from getting the help they need.

The good news is that at Cottonwood Park Dental, our goal is to provide each and every one of our patients with a positive experience. No matter what your past is like or what type of work you need done, you can expect us to offer dental care that is affordable. We customize our approach to suit your specific needs to ensure that you always get exactly the care that you need. 

That’s why in today’s post we’d like to share a few of the qualities that we think people should look for in a dentist. As we mentioned above, making the decision about which clinic to visit can be a tough one. So what qualities should your dentist have? Keep reading to find out!

Your Dentist Should Be…


First and foremost, you should look for a staff that puts you at ease. For example, if you call to schedule an appointment and the person who answers the phone seems eager to get your information and get off the line, you might want to look elsewhere. Sure, every office gets busy from time to time, but if you’re a person who has had a bad experience in the past, chances are that this team isn’t going to do what they can to put you at ease.

Our advice? Call ahead to the clinic you’re considering choosing and ask if there’s someone available for you to speak with. Let them know about your specific situation and ask any questions you may have. If you’re satisfied, go ahead and book your appointment.

Fortunately, at Cottonwood Park Dental, we pride ourselves on having one of the friendliest teams around. Each and every member of our staff is dedicated to treating patients with compassionate and friendly care.


When it comes to dentistry, experience matters. After all, you don’t want to go to the dentist only to have to be referred to a specialist for something else. That’s why we offer a number of different services. From cosmetic dentistry to crowns, we can pretty much do it all.

Whether you’re in need of teeth whitening, dental cleanings, or even Invisalign braces, we have you covered. Our doctors are both experienced and knowledgeable in a wide variety of different topics. This ensures that no matter the reason for your visit, you can get the care you need.


Not everyone is made of money, and not all employers offer dental insurance. At Cottonwood Park Dental, we totally understand that. It’s why we offer a new patient special that includes x-rays, an exam, and a cleaning for $92 (if you don’t have dental insurance). We also offer $500 towards your Invisalign treatment and complimentary cosmetic dentistry consultations. 

In other words, we strive to make sure that the treatments we offer are affordable because we truly want everyone to have the happiest, healthiest mouth that they can possibly have. 

The Richardson Family Dental Clinic You Can Trust

No matter what type of experience you’ve had in the past or what you’re looking for in a dentist, we think you’ll be pleased with Cottonwood Park Dental. We specialize in family dentistry, so whether you’re interested in setting up an appointment for yourself or you plan to bring in the whole family, we’d love to hear from you!

If it’s been awhile since you’ve been in for a checkup, there’s no need to feel ashamed. Our friendly staff will help to get you up to speed on everything. At the end of the day, our biggest goal is simply to offer the best care we can to anyone who needs it.

Ready to see us? We are ready to meet you! Schedule an appointment today and rest assured that you’re in good hands at Cottonwood Park Dental.