There are many things to consider when looking for the right dentist and dental practice for you and your family. Here is a helpful list of points which will help your decision.
In order to work legally in the UK, all dentists, dental nurses, dental technicians etc must be registered with the General Dental Council (GDC). This is an organisation with regulates and governs all dental professionals. Alongside this, all practices my be CQC ( Care Quality Commission) inspected and registered.
All dentists must hold a dental degree in order to be legally practicing dentistry. Dentists can also seek further education and qualifications in various aspects of the profession. In order to provide and keep up to date with the latest techniques and treatments, continues professional development and courses are required. A good dentist will have evidence of this
3. Practice Standards
The dental practice should be spacious, immaculately clean, comfortable and welcoming. A practice should have a calming atmosphere to keep patients at ease and relaxed throughout procedures.The practice should be open and honest about its prices and always provide a written treatment plan and cost estimate.
4. Practice technology
A dentist who is up to date with modern methods will use up to date technology: special dental cameras, computer generated X-ray images, dental lasers etc