How to choose the right dentist for you and your family
Ten Questions to help you make the right decision and find a dentist you can trust.
Who you choose as your dentist is a very important decision, after all you are putting your smile and oral health in their hands.
When you are looking for a new dentist, you are hopefully searching for more than someone to just clean your teeth. Optimal dental health is crucial for overall health and wellbeing and your dentist plays an integral role in helping you to achieve this.
So, if you have recently moved to the Central Coast or are looking for a new dentist, see below some important questions to ask when choosing the right Central Coast dentist for you and your family.
Questions to help choose the right Central Coast dentist:
1. Is the dental practice convenient and accessible?
Regular visits are key to a healthy smile, so start with the basics and what best suits your lifestyle and dental care needs.
- Is the practice easy to get to from your home or work?
- Do they have convenient opening hours?
- Is their ample and free parking available?
2. Are they taking new patients?
This will help refine your search from the get-go, enquire as to whether the dentists are taking new patients and when they have availabilities open. The Central Cost dentists at Warnervale Dental are pleased to be able to accommodate and welcome new patients
3. Do they offer the dental treatment services you need?
It is important that you find a Central Coast dentist who can provide the dental treatment you require and is highly experienced and skilled in that area.
Warnervale Dental are one of the leaders in All on 4 dental implants on the Central Coast and is one of the few practices on the Central Coast to provide All on 4, the revolutionary dental technique that offers an innovative and effective permanent solution to missing teeth. Warnervale has partnered with Nobel BioCare to become an accredited All-on-4® surgery and is the largest supplier on the Central Coast!
Find out more about All on 4 dental implants
4. Do they use up-to-date technology and equipment?
Over the last 25 years, dentistry has seen an explosion of digital technologies that dramatically improve quality of care.
Developments in dental technology and innovation have been effectively applied into Warnervale Dental and will continue to remain an underpinning commitment of the practice to be at the forefront providing the most advanced treatment techniques, equipment, and technologies for our patients. Find out more about digital dentistry.
5. What ongoing education and training does the team undergo?
Continual advances in clinical and administrative technology mean dentists and their staff need to regularly update their skills to meet the needs and expectations of the industry and their patients.
When choosing the right Central Coast dentist for you it is important to consider their qualifications and credentials. This can help you to determine whether the dentist has the necessary skills, experience, and training to provide reliable oral healthcare.
The highly experienced and driven Central Coast dentists at Warnervale Dental have made it a point to never stop learning, Dr David Bassal the team are continuously enrolled in courses taking in new methods and utilising cutting- edge technology to deliver the best possible results particularly with the use of digital medical advancements. They pride themselves on being a dentist you can trust.
6. Are they friendly, caring, and gentle?
A visit to the dentist is not high on most people’s list of favourite things to do. For most patients it’s not just about the clinical side of their treatment but also the personalised experience offered by the dentist and their team. The team at Warnervale Dental make it their top priority to ensure all their patients feel comfortable and reassured. There are also several dental sedation and sleep dentistry options to further put patients at ease.
7. Is the environment clean and modern?
If the surroundings are clean, fresh, and modern, and the environment is inviting, chances are the same can be said for the equipment and care provided.
Warnervale Dental provide comprehensive dental treatment in their state-of-the-art facilities in a stunning fresh practice.
8. Are they genuinely interested in my health and my experience?
Your oral health directly correlates with your overall health, achieving healthy teeth and gums for life is a long- term goal that is essential for optimal health and wellbeing.
- Are they concerned about my general health situation?
- Do they conduct oral cancer screening?
- Do they thoroughly check for gum disease and decay?
- Do they have x ray facilities onsite?
9. Are they transparent and open about cost?
Being suitably informed and updated on what costs to expect is important for most people when selecting a health care provider of choice. Ask for a treatment plan that has all the costs and make sure you can understand it.
10. Do they have a hygiene department and a preventive care program?
A practice where you can see a hygienist or Oral Health Therapists on a regular basis is one of the most important factors in maintaining healthy teeth and gums. At Warnervale Dental, our caring and gentle Oral Health Therapist, Georgia Littler is here to hold your hand throughout your oral health care journey.
Bonus tip- Ask others for recommendations!
There is nothing more trusted than word of mouth referrals. Ask family, friends, neighbours, or colleagues what they like about their dentist and where they go for dental care or ask your health care professional for a referral.
Find out more about why more patients choose Warnervale Dental here
You may not look forward to going to the dentist, but these questions can help you to choose the right Central Coast dentist for you and build the foundations for a long- term relationship with a dentist you can trust.
If you have any queries or concerns, the team at Warnervale Dental are here to help and are happy to answer all questions no matter how big or small. Call us today on 02) 4392 0990.
Warnervale Dental – a dentist you can trust