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Tips for Choosing a New Family Dentist

October 29, 2018
Posted By: Dr Amir Kiaee
Multi-Generational Family | Family Dentist Pascoe Vale

If you are like many people in Glenroy, VIC, the only time you think about going to the dentist is when you wake up during the night with a toothache, or you lose a filling in the midst of eating a biscuit.

An emergency is not the best time to go looking for a dentist—especially since you should be seeing a dentist twice each year for checkups and cleans. Take some time to find the right dentist for your family and visit the clinic regularly, and you might be able to avoid emergencies altogether. But where should you start?

Ask for Recommendations

You have probably asked friends and family what hairdresser or mechanic they might recommend, so why not ask them about their dentist? If they like their dentist, you probably will too.

If you are moving to a new location, ask your current dentist if they know anyone in your new town.

What to Look For

Once you have a list of potential candidates, keep these points in mind:

  • Location. A dentist who is conveniently located near your home, work or school means you are more likely to keep up with regular bookings.
  • Services. Do they offer the type of services you and your family are likely to need? Do they participate in government schemes such as the Child Dental Benefits Schedule or others?
  • Accreditation. This lets you know the clinic has met internationally recognised standards of care.

Once you have visited the dentist for the first time, take a few moments to evaluate the experience. Did you feel comfortable? Was the clinic clean and modern? Was the team friendly? Were your concerns addressed?

Your New Family Dentist

We are always accepting new patients, and we invite you to call our Glenroy, VIC surgery when you are searching for a dentist to take care of your family’s oral health.

Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.