The thought of finding a new dentist can be quite daunting, particularly if you have been comfortable with the same dentist for any length of time.
Whether you have moved to a new area, had an unpleasant experience elsewhere or just fancy a change the process of finding a new dentist is rarely an easier one.
We have written this guide to try and give you a few hints and tips of what to look for when searching for a new dentist to make sure you chose a practice and a dentist that suits your individual needs.
Get the gossip......
The most effective way to find a good dentist is to speak to friends and family. A personal recommendation is the best means of finding out exactly what it is like to be a patient at any given practice. The personal experience of those closest to you can be an invaluable tool in determining whether or not you would be comfortable with a particular dentist.
The internet is your best friend.....
In today's digital world you can find out almost anything online. This applies to dentists as well. Most dental practice's have an online presence and can be found in social platforms such as Facebook and Google+. These sites give patients the opportunity to leave reviews which can be a great indication of what you can expect from a practice. You could also check out the NHS Choices website which also allows public reviews. A good practice will have an easy to navigate, informative website that should tell you everything you need to know about them.
Pop in and say hi.....
So you've asked around, looked online and you think you've found a great practice now's the time to put it to the test. Pop in and speak to them about becoming a new patient. Talk to them about your needs, ask to have a look around and get a feeling for whether or not you like the place. You shouldn't feel pressured to join or book an appointment and you should be given all the relevant information such as a price list and practice information. You should be given the opportunity to ask questions and even go away and think about things before scheduling an appointment.
100% of patients asked would recommend Birchfield!
At Birchfield we will always warmly welcome prospective patients and give them all the information they need. We pride ourselves on offering an outstanding level of service and we'd be thrilled to see you at the practice. Please feel free to check out the New Patient section of our website or visit google+ or Facebook to read our recent reviews.
If you have any questions or would like more information about Birchfield please don't hesitate to get in touch or call 01425 615080.
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