One way or another, we all need to see a dentist, yet having an qualified dentist can be the difference between dental disaster and perfect oral health.
So, what should you look for in a dental practice?
Here at Dr. Sachdeva’s Dental Surgery, we are happy to offer you a couple of tips that can help you in locating the perfect Wantirna South dentist for you, your loved ones, and your family.
Here are Some Questions to Ask
- Are the location and hours of the dentist convenient for you?
- Are their facilities and tools cutting edge?
- Is information provided about all fees and payment plans before treatment is scheduled?
- How do they handle emergencies?
- What are the available payment options?
- Can the dentist handle anxious or sensitive patients?
- Where was the dentist educated and trained?
- Do they keep up to date with latest techniques and contemporary dental practices?
- Will the dentist check your children too?
- Do they emphasize “preventive dental care,” “gentle care”, and “family dental care?”
Your list may vary, depending on your situation, but these are good starting questions.
How to Narrow Your Choices Down
Ask for Recommendations. Begin by asking friends and family for recommendations. They are often the best source of information on dentists because they are most likely to give you an honest answer. If you want a recommendation with more ‘authority’ ask your pharmacist or physician.
Online Reviews. Various sites including Yelp and Google collect feedback from patients. But remember that one bad review doesn’t make a dentist bad — you have to read several reviews to see the bigger picture. Also, don’t trust general reviews, instead look for reviews with specific details.
Check the Dentist’s Accreditation and Specialities. After you’ve narrowed your search down, be sure to research the accreditation and specialities of your remaining choices to ensure that they match your needs.
Consider the Office Atmosphere and Location. Check out the atmosphere in his or her office. Dentists should have a welcoming waiting room and friendly staff. If you have children, look for an practice filled with bright colours and activities.
Location is also important. Driving across town to get to a good dentist, especially if you only plan to go twice per year for a checkup, isn’t horrible. But if you’re going to be making multiple trips to the dentist, it’s probably a better idea to choose a practice closer to home.
Find Out the Policies. Not all dentists have the same policies. You need to check everything. Discover how billing works. Talk about lateness or rescheduling policies.
Give the Dentist a Test Run. Going to the dentist is about the experience. So, you should look for a dentist that makes the experience easy. You need a friendly dentist that smiles and explains exams and procedures before they happen. One way to find a good dentist is to give them a try. If you have a bad experience there is no reason you should have to go back.
Convenient, Competent Care at Dr. Sachdeva’s Dental Surgery
Dr. Sachdeva’s Dental Surgery is conveniently located on Stud Road near Burwood Highway in Wantirna South. We are on public transport lines and offer free and convenient parking.
We offer late afternoon and early evening hours, same day dental emergency treatment, and you can contact us by phone or on our convenient online contact form.
If you are looking for a dental surgery where the dentist takes time to find out exactly what your concerns are, what your desires are, and who makes decisions based on what you indicate, then our office is the one for you.
Our technology is unsurpassed including “One-stop” Cerec restoration and SNAP Dental Imaging Software. Our training is similarly top-notch.
We understand the difference a compassionate staff and relaxing atmosphere can make on your dental experience, and we take the time to get to know all of our patients on a personal level.
#1. Book online now
#2. Call (03) 9800 2338
#3. Visit us at 287 Stud Road in Wantirna South