Finding the right dental provider to meet your family’s needs is important, and also challenging. There are a multitude of things to consider, and you want to find someone who can build rapport with all members of your family.
The basic question is, “how do I find a great dentist or dental practice in the Toorak area?” And at Simply Smiles Dental we understand how critical this question is to your health, and that of your family. Every dentist claims they perform excellent, economical treatment but it is up to you to discover the best choice.
So, what makes a good dentist? Basically, you want a dentist with a good reputation who can take care of all your dental needs. But there are also other factors to consider when choosing a dentist. These factors include experience, convenience, comfort, and personal service.
To help you find a perfect dentist in Toorak, we here at Simply Smiles Dental are happy to provide you with some important factors to consider when you choosing or changing one.
Then we look forward to seeing you in our office!
How to Find Potential Dentists
Ask people you know and trust for recommendations. This is the simplest technique of all – just ask someone you trust. You can ask family members, friends, even your doctor or pharmacist. If you are moving, ask your current dentist for a recommendation in your new area.
Use the Internet. Tools like Google and Yelp can be a great place to read others’ opinions about a dentist, as well as discover information about them. Remember that no one is perfect, so a single bad review shouldn’t stop you from considering a particular practice. In general, you should look for reviews that are specific and tell stories about experiences: These reviews tend to be more honest.
Take a look at the dentist’s website and blog. A dental website represents the picture the dentist wants to give you. Use it to read patient reviews, view pictures of the office or videos explaining procedures, or read the dentist’s blog. Usually, the website will also contain important information on the dentist’s qualifications and experience.
Some Things to Consider When Choosing a Dentist
Location. If all other things are equal, a closer dentist is better. You can use Google, or other mapping tools to check locations.
Hours of Operation. If your life is busy, you should look for a dentist that offers longer hours of operation. Some dentists offer evening and weekend hours..
Services Offered. The more services a dentist offers, the more convenient it is for you and your family.
Atmosphere. A clean, inviting, and comfortable dental clinic is the right choice. When you do visit, ask if you can see the working area. Visit the restroom – if it isn’t clean it could be a bad sign.
Health and Cleanliness. The dental clinic is subject to rules, regulations, and laws. Be certain the clinic follows relevant governmental and industry standards.
Office Policy and Procedures. Ask about office policies and procedures. Ask what to expect if you miss or are late for appointments. Acceptance of insurance and payments plans are two other important policy issues.
Fees. This is an important factor when you are ready to choose the dentist who “fits the bill”. Ask the support staff for prices, or check them if they are on the web
Staff. Visiting the dentist can cause anxiety. But polite, welcoming, and professional staff can make your dental experience a better one.
The Simply Smiles Dental Answer!
If you are looking for the best combination of convenience, skill, care, and reasonable cost in the Toorak area, Simply Smiles Dental is your answer! Our practice has been designed with patient comfort in mind to ensure that your dental experience is pleasurable.
Our dentistry is patient centered. We listen and then we listen some more. Our reputation for treating nervous patients has been built on this caring approach to dentistry.
We accept Major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, and Diners, and offer financing through CareCredit and Mediplan.
We are a Medibank and HCF Members Choice Dentist as well as an HCF Members Choice Dentist.
Our Special Offers
At Simply Smiles Dental in Toorak, our goal is to make quality dental care affordable. We encourage you to take advantage of our latest offers such as:
- Teeth whitening special offer
- Free Inman Aligner consultation
- Free dental implants consultation
To find out more, visit our special offers page or contact us now on (03) 9826 2220 or make an appointment online.