Most people find a practice they like at a young age and over time this becomes their regular dentist. But when you have to move away, or change practice for another reason, finding a new one can seem pretty difficult.
But that’s where this helpful guide comes in. Here are a few handy hints to make finding a new dental team a little easier for you.
A good place to begin is to plug your address along with ‘Stevenage dentist’ into a search engine and you should get enough good results. Yelp or Google Maps is a great way to find one that suits you, as both offer location-based results. So, you can filter out practices that might be a little too hard to get to or would cost you too much in transport. It also lets you eliminate ones that might be out of your price range or are poorly reviewed.
Ideally you want to get as many results as you can, that way you have more options to pick from that better suit your needs.
Research your choices
After making your choice it can’t be stressed enough how important it is that you do your research on the practice you’re picking. Try to see if there are any reviews on their website or the search engine that’s being used, that way you can gauge how good your choice will be.
You should also try to see if the practice or their dental team have any awards or accolades praising their performance. Finally, if you can, try to find out their fees for various treatments ahead of time, as this allows you to find the best value for money for your teeth.
Contact the practice
Perhaps one of the most important things you can do is to contact the practice and talk to the team there. Most places have a phone, email or even an online chat option for contact and once you open a dialogue you will be able to find out if the team can help you with what you need.
It’s also a great way to compare prices and find out about treatments that might only be advertised in the practice.
Visit the practice
One final tip to help with picking a practice is pretty simple, just go in and visit the place.
You will need to anyway once you decide to get registered but going in beforehand will let you see how they operate; how clean the place is and how friendly the staff are. Visiting the practice also allows you to get a good impression of their service from your fellow patients. Although, that doesn’t mean you should go around the waiting room grilling everyone that’s there for their personal review. Use common sense, strike up a conversation if you can and try to get an honest opinion of the place.
As you can see, finding a new dental practice isn’t as hard as you might think. So, the next time you’re trying to find a new team to help you keep your smile looking great, just keep a few of these handy hints in mind.