Here are some of our top tips for choosing the right dentist:
Decide whether you want a dentist near work or home.
Ask your friends and family for a recommendation.
Enquire online for dentists – you can use the BDA ‘find a dentist’ website to search for a dentist in your local area.
Consider your first visit as an experiment
Is the receptionist confident and helpful?
Do you feel your concerns are addressed, especially if you are an anxious patient?
Is the practice accommodating – does it offer extended hours and weekend appointments?
Were you able to speak to the dentist directly or offered a call back?
Is there a personal contact for emergencies – and not simply an answer machine?