If you wait until you have an emergency before you find a dentist, then you are doing your teeth and oral health a disservice.
But, as with most medical professionals, there is no ‘one size fits all’. A dentist in Mascot might offer treatments that others are satisfied with, but might not have what it takes to become your ideal dental practitioner, fit to service both you and your family’s teeth.
So what qualities make a dentist? As a highly regarded dental practice in Mascot, our highly experienced team know the do's and don’ts of dentistry. Read on below to see how we can meet your needs.
Location and working hours
Working hours are something else you should factor in. More often than not, we extend our working hours during emergencies and are willing to come in on our ‘off’ days if urgent dental care is needed. Life is demanding, and people with commitments during the week cannot always make appointments within the nine a.m. to five p.m. timeframe. You have hit gold if you can find a dentist in Mascot flexible with time and willing to stay an extra hour or two in the evenings or over weekends when your schedule frees up.
Finding treatments which are affordable is an important goal, but you should also find out whether the clinic you have in mind accepts your dental insurance.
Something else you should inquire about is whether the practice offers more than one or more payment plans.
Our dentists at Healthy Smile Clinic will provide your with detailed cost estimates. With this knowledge you can check whether your insurance might cover some or all of the charges. We’ll always explain proposed costs to you and are happy to answer any questions you may have about your treatment plan.
Rapport and Empathy
Often, people undersell the need for rapport by thinking that a highly skilled dentist is enough, if he or she gets the job done adequately.
But a cold and compassionless dentist can cause a fear of the dentist in children and adults alike. All it takes is one single disconcerting experience for a person to develop dental anxiety, turning a harmless trip to the dentist in the future into a highly stressful experience.
At Healthy Smile Clinic in Mascot we pride ourselves on our friendly and caring approach to treating our patients. On top of your dentist having above-average interpersonal skills, you should feel comfortable opening up to them about your dental issues, without fear of judgement. They will potentially be administering invasive procedures, so you need to be sure to trust their abilities and skills.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.