8th January 2020
What to look for in a private dentist
More and more people are choosing a private dentist than ever before. But what should you look for when choosing one? As a private dentist in Long Eaton, Nottingham, we’re well-placed to give advice on making that all-important choice. In this post, we’ll share our knowledge while shining a spotlight on private care. Read on for our tips.
1. Training and qualifications
Your dentist should be a member of the General Dental Council (GDC) and the practice should be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which are both UK regulatory bodies in the industry. We are with the CQC and all our dentists are members of the GCD. Checking this information before registering at a private dental practice will help ensure you get the right level of care.
2. Clear pricing and services
Before registering, get an idea of treatment costs. At AJ Moore, we provide a detailed treatment plan, which breaks down our pricing and services, helping you plan in advance. Some dentists offer specialist services – we offer cosmetic dentistry alongside our routine procedures, such as teeth whitening and veneers.
3. A friendly, professional team
One of the best ways to get a feel for the quality of care at your chosen practice is to talk to your dental team. Members should be willing to chat through your treatment and any questions you might have, so you can make an informed decision about your care. We’re an independent family dental practice, with almost 60 years’ experience, and pride ourselves on being positive and approachable, helping you to feel comfortable at all times. It can also help to read online reviews – we have lots of patient testimonials that show our high level of care.
4. A Flexible practice
Location, opening hours and emergency procedures are key, and knowing these will help when you need to book an appointment. We aim to offer emergency appointments within 24 hours of being contacted* and will make every effort to see you on the same day, if this is possible.
Finally, here are a few advantages of choosing to go to a private dentist, all of which we offer here at AJ Moore, Nottingham:
– Appointments at times to suit you
– Wider selection of treatments
– Higher-quality treatments
– Clear pricing, with no hidden extras
– Faster emergency treatment, with no waiting list