Choosing a dentist is a critical decision for your oral and general health. It is a particularly important decision if you haven’t had treatment in a while, or need a lot of treatment. Even if you merely looking for a new general dentist for your regular checkups, why would you spend your hard-earned money on a dental team that isn’t absolutely wonderful?
There are many dental offices to choose from in the Moonee Ponds area, so making the choice might seem daunting. But here at Innovative Dental we want to make it easier for you by giving you some things to keep in mind when finding a great dentist. We hope you have a good search, and also hope you choose us at Innovative Dental!
Here are Some Things to Consider
- How convenient is the dental office’s location?
- Do the office hours suit your work schedules?
- What kind of technology do they used in the treatment?
- How much are their treatment fees?
- What happens if you encounter an emergency? And what emergency care services do the dental practice offer?
- What are the available payment options?
- Is the dentist comfortable dealing with dental anxieties? How do they handle nervous patients?
- Do they keep up to date with latest techniques and contemporary dental practices?
- Where did the dentist and the rest of the dental team receive their education and training?
- Will the dentist check your children too?
- Do they emphasise “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 Do Your Research
The Web is Your Friend. Google dentists! Your peers on the web will have something to say. But not all reviews are created equal – look for a review that includes a storyline. A “general??? review that does not get into details is not much help.
Pro Tip: Also use Google to see exactly where dentist’s offices are and if parking is available.
Ask for a recommendation from friends, family, or work mates. Make sure they have used all of the dentist’s services. But the word of someone you trust is always a good choice.
Visit! Drop by the dental practice and ask to take a look at the environment of the office, including their surgery room. Check the cleanliness of the room. Interact with the staff to see how welcoming they are. Most of all, make sure the dentist and dental assistant wear protective clothing as well as disposable gloves.
Pay attention to your dentist’s availability. How easy is appointment making? Are there different slots to choose from? When you get to the office, do you have to wait a long time to get treated? In some cases, going to a good dentist means sacrificing some of your time; however, if you have the option, it is always better to go to a dentist who is easy to use.
Choose Convenience & Competence with Innovative Dental
Choosing a dentist is a combination of finding the right dentist, with the right skills, and in the right place. Innovative Dental is “right??? on all counts!
Our office and practice is modern and well-maintained, and we welcome patients of all ages. Our youngest visitors will find plenty of toys in our comfortable TV room! Innovative Dental prides itself on offering excellence in dental care, but we also care greatly about patient education and preventative dentistry. When you visit us, we always allow plenty of time to explain any treatments, and to answer any questions you may have so you can make an informed choice about your dental care.
Our dental practice also has the latest technology to help achieve the highest standards of patient care. We cutting edge tools like digital dental x-rays and intra-oral cameras. Our expert staff is well trained and keeps current on dental practices and technologies.
For convenience, Innovative Dental can’t be beat. We are located near the CityLink Toll Road, are close to transport, and free street parking is available.
Innovative Dental offers FREE consultation for cosmetic, teeth whitening and dental implants. For more information, visit our special offers page or call us on (03) 9346 8333 today!