There is no easy way to find the right dentist and a reliable practice. However, when looking for a change, be sure to seek out a dentist with whom you are comfortable and to whom you can easily discuss your dental concerns when visiting.
Ideas for Finding a New Dentist
Recommendations – try to ask around. You can ask friends, relatives, neighbours, co-workers or even your physician for any recommendations. They may be able to help you.
Referrals – if you are relocating to a new area ask your current dentist for any recommendations or suggestions he might have about a reliable dental practice.
Reviews – Customer reviews help a lot. Read reviews and testimonials on sites such as Google, Facebook, and WOMO.com
Communicate – phone the clinic to experience their level of customer service and their phone manner when chatting to prospective new clients.
Dental appointment – schedule an appointment and check out the clinic for yourself. If you like what you see and the overall ambiance is good, then take that as a positive sign.
Go online – one of the most convenient ways to look for a good dentist in the area is to shop around online. Check the practice’s website and pay attention to their smile galleries, patient testimonials and their “About Us” and “Our Team” page.
Things to Consider Before Making a Final Choice
- The dentist’s office hours (Will it suit your work/school schedules?)
- The location of the clinic (Is it convenient for you?)
- The dentist’s training
- The dentist’s emphasis on preventative dentistry techniques
- The dentist’s certification to undertake anaesthesia
- Emergency care (Will the dentist or a member of the team be able to see you in case of dental emergency?)
- Availability of their schedule of fees or the ability of the dentist to offer a realistic estimate of a treatment plan before it starts
- Do any penalties apply if you miss an appointment?
If you visit the dentist for the first time, don’t miss the chance of making some observations about their environment – how they welcome patients and keep them comfortable while waiting in the lounge. They should have a strict regimen when it comes to cleanliness and hygiene, and the practitioners should be wearing the appropriate clothing during procedures. Once you’ve chosen a suitable dentist and practice, stick with them.
Trusted Dentist in Glen Waverley
If you’ve relocated to another town or you are simply not happy with your current dentist, then it’s time to find a new one. EK Dental Surgery is a trusted dental practice in Glen Waverley. Our doctors and staff are warm, friendly, experienced people. We ensure your personal comfort, and we provide solutions to address any anxieties you may have about particular dental procedures. Also, financial plans, treatment options, and special schedules are tailor-made for you.
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Book your appointment online or call us on (03) 9887 8787 today.
EK Dental Surgery is conveniently located on Springvale Road in Glen Waverley.
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