There can be any one of several reasons why you might be looking for a new dentist. The most obvious is that you have moved to a new town or city. Another reason could be that you were unhappy with the service your previous dentist was providing. Whether it is these or another motive, to find a new dentist, and more importantly, the right dentist for you, it means considering several factors. Ten of them are listed below, along with the reason they are so important.
Qualifications / Accreditations – Quite simply, you want to ensure that your new dentist is fully qualified and holds all the mandatory qualifications, training, and accreditation necessary to treat dental patients, especially yourself, safely and effectively.
What Range Of Dental Services Do They Provide? – This may be influenced by what you believe your future dental care needs might be. A dental practice that provides a broad range of services means that they are more likely to offer those which you may need at a later date.
What Do Their Reviews And Testimonials Say? – Reading the reviews and testimonials of those who already use a dentist you are considering is helpful. You should not expect them all to be 100% positive (in reality that would seem dodgy) but certainly, the vast majority of them should be.
Do You Know Someone Who Already Uses Them? – The best feedback on a potential dentist is from someone you know who already uses them. That would allow you to question them on the levels of service, the cleanliness of the surgery and the professionalism of the support staff.