There are many reasons why it is important to find the right dentist where you live and individuals are finding it incredibly difficult to find a good dentist where they are located. Often people will travel large distances to get to the dentist of their choice. Once you find the right dentist you trust, you are unlikely to go elsewhere. Here at Stourbridge Dental & Implant Clinic, we have patients who even travel from Ireland or Wales to get their dental treatment done by us as they have had such a fantastic experience.
So how do you find the perfect dentist in Stourbridge?
There are many factors to consider when finding your perfect dentist and how to locate them.
Speak to people that live locally in Stourbridge
Ask friends and family that you know that may live in the area if they have a dentist they can recommend and rave about. Often these are the people you trust the most and if they have had an exceptional experience they will love to tell you about it. Many of our patients often refer patients to us. We are extremely proud that many of our new patients come from past recommendations.
How much experience does the dentist have?
Due to the capabilities of online search engines and the vast array of information that is available to individuals these days, it is easier to access details of the qualifications and experience of dentists. Look up the clinician’s education and experience. Has the clinician been on many postgraduate courses etc. and are they affiliated with any dental associations? If a dentist is committed to their profession and wanted to expand their knowledge, they will usually continue some form of ongoing postgraduate training to ensure they have the most up-to-date knowledge regarding their expertise in the field.
Check the dental clinic’s website and online to see what others have said about them when they have visited for treatment. It is common practice for people to now start to post Google reviews, facebook reviews etc. to let others know whether they had a good experience at the dentist. Read the detail in the reviews to see what they liked about visiting that particular dentist or what they didn’t like. Here at Stourbridge Dental and Implant Clinic, we have more than 100 five-star Google reviews and many other reviews on social media.
Treatments offered at the clinic
What treatment are you looking to have? Has the clinic you are looking at or researching done many cases for the type of treatment you are searching for? Also, what is often quite lovely to see is the patients they have already treated. You can often see many ‘before and afters’ of treatments that have been carried out. Look on their website and social media platforms such as Instagram and facebook. At Stourbridge Dental and Implant Clinic, we offer most treatments, from simple things like regular checkups and hygiene visits to more advanced dentistry such as teeth straightening and dental implants. Our clinicians have vast experience in their area of dentistry and we only select clinicians who are highly experienced in their field as we want to build trust in our long-term relationship. The clinicians also often have to work closely together to achieve their patient’s perfect smile, for example, it may be that you need some orthodontic treatment first and then also some implant work after your orthodontic treatment.
For extremely nervous patients we also often sedation, which will ensure that patients are comfortable during their journey with us.
The patient journey
When visiting a dentist, particularly if you are visiting a private clinic which can occasionally be expensive, you want to ensure you visit a clinic which provides you with an excellent patient experience as well as comfort and luxury. It is not just about the treatment that is involved and the expertise of the dentist, but also about the way you are treated when you enter the clinic, and the entire patient journey. At Stourbridge Dental and Implant Clinic, we offer free consultations with our treatment coordinator. She will be your first point of call at the clinic. She will listen to your concerns and wishes and also discuss your past experiences at the dentist and ensure that you have the best possible journey at the clinic. Nothing is too much to ask for here and you must get the most exceptional care. Many of our current patients will describe the team as if they were just their friends! They love visiting and we also have some patients who want to simply pop in to say hello as they have built such a good relationship with us.
Often dentistry is considered to be costly, however, it is a major part of your health. When considering a dentist, see if they offer suitable payment plans and finance if you need to spread the cost of your treatment. At Stourbridge Dental and Implant Clinic, we offer various methods of payment which will suit your needs. Our treatment coordinators Rhiann and Casey would be happy to discuss these with you.
If you would like to book a FREE consultation with us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly reception team here in Stourbridge the West Midlands.