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Finding the Right Dentist for Your Family

October 26, 2018
Posted By: Dr Jean Francois Cohen
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Finding the right family dentist for your family in Darwin can be a daunting task. It’s something that might be on your to-do list, but busy family life gets in the way. The next thing you know, you’re clutching the side of your mouth in pain and heading to the first dentist with whom you can get an appointment. You might be in even more pain once you get an unexpected dental bill.

Or perhaps you’ve turned to the internet in your search for the ideal dentist for your family only to find that it’s tough to differentiate one dental surgery from another—not to mention there are many from which to choose.

How can you stay focused in your search for a good, affordable dentist who can take care of your family long-term? Here are some tips for sifting through your options.

First: Ask for Recommendations

The same way in which you are likely to find your next hairdresser is to ask your friends, family, and work colleagues for their suggestions. Find out if they have had work other than cleans done so you can get an accurate picture of the dentist’s competence.

If you are moving interstate or into a new area, ask your current dentist who they’d recommend. The dental world is a small one, and there is a good chance they will know of someone worth the recommendation.

Second: Visit the Dental Surgery Yourself

Once you have narrowed down your choice of dentists, schedule a booking for a check-up and clean. After your first appointment, ask yourself a few questions:

  • Was everything explained to me in a satisfactory manner? A good dentist will take your concerns seriously and ensure you fully understand any treatment recommendations.
  • Did I feel comfortable while I was there? Go with your instincts; they are rarely wrong.
  • Was I quoted treatment prices that seemed fair? Although we don't recommend price shopping for dental treatment, you should feel that you are paying fair market value for good quality treatment.
  • What sort of qualifications did the dentist have? This is particularly important if you are looking for specialized treatment such as dental implants.

We Welcome New Patients at Our Darwin Clinic

When you are looking for a dentist to take good care of your family, we invite you to contact our Darwin dental clinic. Our friendly team looks forward to helping you maintain a lifetime of beautiful smiles.