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Medically Reviewed By: Dr. Ryan Clagett

Smiling Model with Glasses Holding Mug With a MustacheWe all know how stressful it can be to try to find the perfect doctor—of any kind. Especially if you’re new to Kentucky, and you have to start all over with an entirely new healthcare team, or if you suddenly find yourself in an oral health care crisis and you need specialized gum treatment or dental implants quickly.

It’s easy to be tempted to do a quick search on Google for the “best periodontist in Kentucky” or ask for recommendations on Facebook, but the truth is, you should choose a periodontist with a positive reputation and who makes you feel safe and comfortable. In this blog, we’ll talk more about why choosing the right periodontist is important and how you can make the ideal choice for your needs.

Choose a Periodontist Who Is Board-Certified

First and foremost, it is important that the periodontist you choose is board-certified. Be sure you visit their website to check their credentials and ensure they have the qualifications needed to treat your oral health condition properly.

At Derby City Dental Specialists in Kentucky, Dr. Clagett is a board-certified periodontist with many degrees and certifications.

Choose a Periodontist Who Makes You Feel Safe and Comfortable

Not only should you consider the training and education of a periodontist when making your choice, but you should also consider their bedside manner and demeanor.

When you meet with a periodontist, note how they make you feel. Do you feel safe, welcomed, and comfortable? Or do they make you feel inadequate, uneducated, or uneasy?

How you feel when you’re around a periodontist is a very important aspect to consider when choosing the right professional. If you don’t feel confident and safe with them, then you won’t feel confident in their ability to provide you with the results you want.

Dr. Clagett has built his entire practice around the care and comfort of his patients. The doctor-patient relationship is an important one to him, which is why he takes great care to make everyone feel welcomed when they come to Derby City Dental Specialists.

Choose a Periodontist Who Comes Recommended

While you shouldn’t base your final decision solely on Google’s recommendation, or the recommendations you get from friends, this is still an important part of finding the right periodontist for your needs. Asking around gives you a place to start. And if your friends and family have had a good (or bad) experience with a Kentucky periodontist, they’ll let you know.

Dr. Clagett has built a positive reputation within the medical community and with his past periodontal patients. Not only can you see positive reviews on his website, but Google and Yelp boast of his amazing bedside manner and beautiful results.

Dr. Clagett Is the Right Periodontist for You

Day in and day out, Dr. Clagett looks forward to helping his patients regain the functionality and aesthetics of their smiles. He and his team get to change lives every day, and there’s nothing more rewarding than that.

Browse through testimonials of Dr. Clagett and his team for first-hand accounts of what patients experienced during their treatment.

Who Are We?

Derby City Dental Specialists strives to provide the latest best practices and advanced techniques for placing dental implants and treating periodontal disease while aligning care with each patient’s specific needs and goals in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

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What Problem Do We Solve for Our Patients?

Through implant dentistry and diverse gum treatments, we can replace missing teeth, stop the spread of gum disease, and create a healthier, stronger, natural-looking smile. Smile makeovers can correct imperfections and improve overall comfort and confidence.

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How We Solve These Problems for Our Patients

Dr. Clagett consults with each patient to understand their concerns and goals, then develops a customized treatment plan to achieve desired results. His extensive training in the field enables him to deliver innovative care.

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