If you’re in the market for a new dentist, for whatever reason, you might be wondering what you should be looking for. We’ve put together this easy-to-follow checklist for when you’re trying to find a new dentist here in beautiful Newcastle.
Cleanliness and safety. This, perhaps, should be the most important thing you’re to look for when you’re in the market for a new dentist. How clean and organised is the office? Do they adhere to strict infection control guidelines?
Modern equipment. Does the dentist offer the latest equipment to ensure they’re able to give the best care possible?
Service. Does the dentist offer treatment for people with disabilities, and gold standard prevention and maintenance plans? Do they care about their patients?
Attentiveness. As with any doctor, your dentist should be well aware of your medical history. Did s/he, or someone in his/her office, take a full record of your medical history, or request your records from your previous dentist?
Emergencies. It happens to the best of us: we have a dental emergency, such as a bad accident that results in broken teeth. Ask how would your new dentist handle those emergencies. Does s/he have a plan in place for preventative or emergency care?
Health Fund Claims. Can the dentist offer on the spot health fund claims?
Membership. More than anything, your new dentist should belong to the Australian Dental Association.
These are just a few of the many thing you should be looking for when you’re in the market for a new dentist. For more information about us and our services, contact us today.