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Selecting the right Dentist for you and your family

When it comes to selecting a dentist, you will need to carry out some research so as to settle on one that is perfect for you and your household.  Location is also very important and if you live in and around the Checkendon, South Oxfordshire, our location will be ideal for the sake of convenience.  Here are some pointers to look out for as you pick and choose:

Reputation – it goes without saying that the best dental practice in and around Henley-on-Thames, Reading and surrounding areas of Checkendon should have a great reputation. In order to find out about a dentist as well as the history of their practice, you can start by visiting their website. There you may find a section of what their clients have to say about them.  Of course, you may not find any criticism here so you should search for other online reviews where you are more likely to get candid opinions without fear or favour.

Check with the Dental Boards & Organisations – It is important to ensure that you are dealing with a licensed dentist and not a quack, so check if they are listed with the dental board. You may also be able to find out if there are any claims that have been brought up to the dentist you are considering.

Get referrals – One of the best ways to find the best choice is to ask around. Ask your family and friends who their dentist is.  You can also do this with any neighbours that you have befriended.  You may find that the same name keeps coming up or there may be several trusted dentists for you to choose from.  Many times, if people are not happy with the work a dentist has done, they will not recommend him or her.

Carry out interviews – You are hiring! It is important that you interview either the dental practice or the dentist himself in order to know more about the services they offer. By making a call, you can learn a lot by asking appropriate questions. Some of the questions to ask include where the dentist went to school, duration of practice, and the field of practice, the number of staff working for him or her and also how long the staff have been there.

Be satisfied – When selecting a dentist in Reading, Checkendon area, it is important that you are satisfied that he or she will be able to meet your needs and those of your family if you have one. It all comes down to your individual needs being met so be sure not to short-change yourself.

Call Byways Dental Practice today on 01491 680412

 

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