Finding a dental care provider that speaks Spanish is extremely important for our culturally diverse population. Unfortunately, in many cases it is somewhat difficult to do. Some dental offices may only have one staff member that is fluent in Spanish, making it difficult for them to communicate effectively with all of their patients.
Having a dental office with several team members who are fluent in Spanish is the best way to provide personalized, attentive care to all of the practice’s patients. From calling the office to schedule an appointment, delivering the treatment, to explaining personalized treatment plans, Spanish speaking patients appreciate being able to communicate clearly with their care provider without the need of a 3rd person to interpret.
While translators are nice to have, it can sometimes create an impersonal level of care that compromises a patient’s sense of privacy. When a team can communicate directly with the patients, dental providers show that they respect the privacy and cultural diversity of their patients. This helps the office to better meet the needs of their patients; knowing that they are providing individualized care that exceeds their needs or expectations.
Your Spanish speaking dentist and his or her dental team are equipped to meet all of your care needs, from financing, arranging insurance payments, to discussing a wide variety of treatment options. Finding a dentist that meets these needs shouldn’t be a luxury; it should be a requirement. By your dentist offering bilingual services, you can expect a more attentive, individualized level of care that goes beyond what you would receive in an office that is not equipped to communicate in other languages. Bilingual dental care providers are quickly becoming a requirement for many people entering the field of dentistry, and patients are enjoying the benefits!
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