No matter whether you’re a nervous patient or not, finding a dentist that you can trust to deliver expert care shouldn’t be difficult. We’ve compiled some top tips to help you find a dentist that will deliver great patient care.
General Dental Council
Firstly, it should be noted that all dentists should be registered with the General Dental Council, a regulatory body that monitors all dental professionals in the UK.
The Care Quality Commission carries out inspections of health and social care services at least once every five years, and reports their findings publically. You can search for a company and the CQC findings by heading over to their website. The key five things the CQC inspects for are whether a service is safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.
Reviews are a great way to hear opinions from other people about a product or service. If you want to find out more about a dental practice before booking an appointment, consider checking them out on social media and Google. Both social media and Google my Business allow business owners to respond to reviews and engage with their audience, so you should be able to get a feel for how they treat their patients on these platforms.
If you are considering a particular treatment, many dental practices will offer a free consultation, allowing you to get to know the staff and the surroundings before you sign up.
If you are not considering any particular treatment, but would still like to see the practice in person before signing up, you could always take a trip down to the dentist and speak with the receptionist about their availability for new patients. There is no obligation for you to sign up on that day and you could simply take a leaflet about their treatments or membership plan and save your decision for another day.
Love-Teeth Dental Practice
We take pride in the high level of patient care we provide and continuously strive to improve our range of services. If you are looking to register at a new dental practice, we welcome you to give our friendly team a call, come down and see us or register online.