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How to find a great dentist

There is much to celebrate about the great choice of dental practitioners available, but this does present a headache of a different kind – how to tell one dentist in West Byfleet from another. After all, in our experience in the dental industry, we at Byfleet Dental Boutique have found that not just any dental practitioner will do for our patients.

Patients have caught onto the fact that it takes a special kind of dentist in West Byfleet to offer that extraordinary level of patient care and a positive dental experience. Another reason why patients may want to be a bit more discerning in their choice is that having a positive dental experience makes it less likely that they will suffer from dental phobia. Dental phobic patients are found to be at greater risk of experiencing pain or discomfort from a dental emergency or dreaded dental disease.


The best approach to finding a great dentist in West Byfleet


The first thing to do before picking up the phone and ringing every dental practice in the local area is the crucially important task of knowing what specifically are the desirable traits a dentist should have. Some patients may rate experience above all else, some may desire a compassionate listener or a good communicator and others may look for a welcoming dental environment or the nearest available dental clinic.


Once a list of desirable traits has been drawn up, it is then time to narrow down the list of selected dentists. To put together this list of suitable dental practitioners, go-to sources of information include asking trusted friends, family and colleagues about who tends to their dental needs and searching dental databases and networks.


The next stage is the interview, which can either be done in person by visiting the dental clinic and speaking to the staff or via a phone call. For a more quick and efficient interview stage, have a list of questions on hand. It is far easier to make an informed choice by comparing the responses of each dental clinic to the questions asked. For instance, if a patient prioritises sedation dental techniques, then asking about this feature will point the patient in the direction of those dental clinics that offer them.


Visiting a dental clinic in person obviously requires more time and effort, but there are distinct advantages to be gained by doing so. The first is the opportunity to gain an idea of the dental atmosphere. Cold and unfriendly settings can heighten a patient’s fear of visiting the dentist. On the other hand, well-informed staff and a pleasant and tidy reception area can do much to put anxieties at ease.


Good dental health is a lifelong journey, so it is worth taking the time and effort to choose the right dentist to avoid lengthy delays in receiving quality dental care. At Byfleet Dental Boutique, we have long enjoyed a favourable reputation in the dental industry for the excellent level of care we give to our patients. Why not place your dental health in the capable hands of our friendly, well-experienced dentists by scheduling your next oral health checkup with us?