If you’ve been looking for dental treatment in London, you already know how hard it is to find a trusted practice. Creating a checklist will help you feel more comfortable when making your selection. But which steps should you include in that list?
Here are five important factors to consider when comparing dentists in the East London area.
How much will the treatment cost?
Price shouldn’t be the only deciding factor when choosing a dentist. But it still matters. Take time to compare local practices by looking at their websites or phoning directly. You may want to request an itemised list that breaks down treatment costs individually. With over 41,000 dental practitioners registered in the UK as of 2020, you should be able to find one that’s suitable.
Can they supply case studies?
Genuine case studies can help relieve the common sense of apprehension some feel when looking for a dentist or dental hygienist in London. So don’t be afraid to ask for examples when narrowing down your list of prospective providers. If your dentist can’t supply case studies, ask for testimonials instead – which will help you make your booking with confidence.
Could you work with their team?
Even if your chosen practice boasts glowing credentials and a fair pricing structure, you’ll need to get on well with its front of house team. Could you raise a complaint without breaking a sweat – or would you be afraid of a frosty response? Customer service matters as much as references and cost, so take this into consideration before making your choice.
Is their technology up-to-date?
Perhaps you’ve found a dentist in Moorgate that ticks all the right boxes. If so, ask them what technology they use. Knowing which x-ray machines, fillings, and lasers your practice has invested in will help you feel more confident.
What lead bodies do they belong to?
Find out what qualifications your dentists have. Are they members of the Royal College of Surgeons and is the practice registered with the General Dental Council? This information should be freely available on the practice’s website (usually on its About Us page).