Talbot Clinic

Warminster Rd, Bath BA2 6SH
01225 426 222
Emergencies 07802 760 780

Choosing the Right Dentist for Yourself

Here are some of our top tips for choosing the right dentist:

Before you start:

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.

Making Contact

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?

Your first visit