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Finding a Quality Dentist in London

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Finding a Quality Dentist in London

Whether you are moving to London to live, or you are working in the city and want to find a London dentist that is conveniently located so you don’t need to go out of your way to receive dental treatment, then there are a few simple steps that you can take to find the most professional dental surgery to suit your needs.

Check out their dental training

The first thing you should do when considering a new London dentist is to learn about their dental training. Just about every dental surgery will have their own website that will be filled with information about the dental services they offer.

Look past what dental treatments they advertise on their website and search out information about what degrees, certifications and specialist training the dental surgeons have undertaken. Most dentist websites will be happy to display this information and show that their team of dentists are keeping up to date with modern treatment techniques and new advances.

Alarm bells should be ringing should you be unable to find any credible information about their qualifications and training, but also if their certifications are coming from non-recognisable or reliable sources.

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Memberships of registered professional bodies

Another good check to perform is to look on their website to see if they are members of recognised professional medical dental bodies. Look for accreditations from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), General Dental Council or the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry etc. GlowDental is a fine example of a leading London dentist with professional accreditations and outstanding patient reviews.

The professional standards mentioned above will ensure that you are dealing with a trusted dentist that provides safe and fair treatment. You can dig a little deeper by visiting the CQC website to view the results of the last inspection undertaken by them for the dental surgeries you are interested in.

Patient testimonials and reviews

It is a good idea to not only check the dentists website for patient reviews, but to look at Facebook and Google for patient reviews too. Having consistently good reviews across different platforms is a good sign that you are dealing with a trustworthy dentist.

Reading patient reviews will give you a good insight into more than their general level of service. If you have a particular treatment in mind, then you can check reviews from patients who have had this treatment with the dentist to get a feel of how well they performed.

Open and honest pricing system

It can be difficult for dentists to quote you an actual price for a dental procedure simply because the amount of treatment an individual may need can vary considerably. Most dental clinics in London will be able to clearly display their prices for fixed treatments either on their website or in their surgery waiting rooms. However, for more specialised treatments and cosmetic procedures, your price will depend on your results from a thorough oral examination.

Many dental treatments will vary in price depending on the amount of work needed, but your dentist will be able to confirm minimum dental charges for cosmetic procedures so you can get an idea about how much it will cost to have your teeth straightened, or receive teeth whitening treatments etc.

Finding a Quality Dentist in London

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