Larry Porteous Family Dentistry Industry Info

(510) 761-6916
665 Parker Ave
Rodeo, CA 94572
Larry Porteous D.D.S.
When choosing a new dental practice for you and your family, take some time to learn everything you can about the dentist.

“You definitely want to know the background and experience of your dentist,” advises Larry Porteous Family Dentistry’s Linda Porteous, RDH. But it shouldn’t end there. Some other important things to consider:

• Are the dentist and staff willing to take the time to answer all your questions and concerns?
• What kind of services do they provide?
• Do they accept patients of all ages?
• Is the facility pleasant and comfortable?
• Is the company’s policy to give you the pros and cons of any recommended treatment? Will it offer you treatment options?
• What would your financial responsibilities be? Do they accept personal checks, insurance or credit cards? Are there any financing options?
• What are the office hours? Are they convenient for you and your family?
• How are off-hour emergencies handled? Is there a “back-up” dentist who’s on call if your dentist is on vacation or out of town?
• Do office personnel practice up-to-date sterilization techniques?
• Is the staff friendly and well-trained? • There are always new things being developed in the field of dentistry. Is the dentist keeping up with all the latest information and technology?

By doing a little homework, you can ensure you and your family get the courteous and professional care you deserve.