There’s such a long list of things to do when moving to a new part of the city. Yes, it’s possible to hang onto old professional relationships, but every year getting from one side of the city takes longer, no matter whether people drive, use the bus, the train, the ferry or a mixture. So, when it comes to dental matters, it can be simple, even if it’s a wrench, to cut the ties and find a new dentist in Erskineville.
Having made the decision to start afresh and register with a dentist in Erskineville, the dilemma remains of what to look for in this new relationship, which most people hope will last for years. It takes time to build up trust with various professionals, including dentists, who get to see people at their most vulnerable. So, how to go about setting criteria to help narrow down the search for a new dentist. There are plenty to choose from in the Erskineville area, including the Healthy Smile Centre.
The best thing to do is to start with an online search and from that draw up a short list of clinics to visit in person. It’s impossible to really get a feel for the place or its staff without visiting them, or maybe even have a consultation.
Here are a few things to be on the lookout for when doing an online search:
This can be hard to assess online but read any testimonials. Look at how long the practice has been going and if it has won any awards and what for.
Many people are scared of the dentist. Has the dentist received special training in connecting with and taking care of nervous patients?
Does the dentist in Erskineville offer the right services? Dental needs change as people grow. Young children need different services than older adults. Does the practice offer services for the whole family or is it more geared to one demographic, such as cosmetic dentistry for younger adults?
Is it a holistic practice?
Some dentists see the teeth and mouth as part of the whole-body system than completely separate. Does the dentist have a way of doing things that resonate?