How to Find A Gay Friendly Dentist

January 17, 2022, DentalProMax

How to Find A Gay Friendly Dentist
How to Find A Gay Friendly Dentist

The LGBTQ community is often overlooked when it comes to dental care. With the ever-growing population of LGBT people, it’s important that dentists are willing and able to provide proper dental treatment for them.

LGBT dental service is a dental practice that specializes in the care of LGBT people. This type of dental service is needed because the LGBT population has different oral health needs than the general population.

A few ways you can find a gay-friendly dentist: ask your friends, search online, or visit a website and ask other members of LGBT community.

Does your dentist need to know about your sexual orientation?

It is entirely up to you if you choose to tell your dentist about your sexual orientation, gender identity or trans status. However, it may be help your dentist if they are aware of your identity as many gay patients have health needs that non-LGBT patients don’t have. So if you do give your dental team more details about yourself, it may help them to treat you more effectively.

Telling your team about yourself will mean they are less likely to make assumptions about the gender of your partner or ask inappropriate questions about your life. It may also make you feel more confident that you are receiving the best care and the most appropriate treatment for you.

It is also helpful if the dental team know about any concerns or anxieties you may have, so that they can help you to feel at ease.

Sexual orientation in dentistry

Sexual orientation is an important factor in the dental field because it can affect how a patient feels about their dentist. There are many people who are uncomfortable with dentists who are of the same sex as themselves.

The dental field has been slow to address this issue, but there have been some recent steps in the right direction. The American Dental Association (ADA) released a statement acknowledging that sexual orientation can be an important factor for patients when choosing a dentist. They also stated that it is up to each individual dentist to decide whether or not they want to discuss their sexual orientation with their patients.

There is also research being done on how to make dentistry more inclusive for everyone, including those with disabilities and the LGBTQ+ community.


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