You know how important regular dental visits are to your overall oral health.
But maybe you’ve recently moved, or you just aren’t happy with the level of service you’re getting at your current dentist’s office.
When you’re looking for a new dental practice, you need to make sure you follow a few basic steps to ensure your teeth are in the right hands.
From the online Classifieds to asking for references, this post will tell you what you need to know.
Check The Classifieds
Though relying on word of mouth (no pun intended) to help you find a good dental practice sometimes works, a friend’s dentist might not be able to treat your specific issues.
For example, are you looking for more cosmetic procedures like Invisalign or porcelain veneers? If so, you’ll need to search a little harder.
The best place to start your search is an online Classifieds site. You’ll be able to connect with lots of different local dentists. This means you’ll have a wide variety to choose from, instead of having to go with the first available option.
So, how can you narrow down your options?
Ask For References
Now that you have a list of a few possible dentists in your area, it’s time to start doing your research.
Begin by asking for a list of references of past and current patients. Talk to these references to ensure you’re getting the full story. While testimonials on a website are sometimes helpful, practices aren’t exactly going to put reviews from unhappy patients online.
Ask if the dentists were on time, how they handled patient care, how the billing process worked, and if they have experience with your needs.
Once you’ve narrowed down your list, it’s time to head to the internet!
Look At Their Website
Unfortunately, this is a step we see far too many people skip when they’re looking for a quality dental practice.
But checking out a practice’s website is important for several reasons.
First of all, you get a more detailed look at the specific services they offer. You’ll also be able to see a list of their credentials, such as education background and the number of years they’ve been in practice.
You should also take a careful look at any blogs a dentist has. This will give you a great idea of whether or not they’re truly an authority in the dental industry. The care a practice puts into their website is usually indicative of how they’ll treat their patients.
If a dentist’s website doesn’t have contact information or education credentials clearly listed, it’s not a good sign.
Need To Advertise Your Dental Practice?
Maybe you’re not looking for a dentist at all! Perhaps you’re actually a dental practice that hasn’t had too much luck with your current methods of advertising.
It’s time to list your services in online directories and on Classifieds websites.
That’s where we can help.
Our easy-to-use Classifieds site can help you to broaden your market and connect with people who are directly interested in what you have to offer.
Spend some time on our website to learn how easy it is to post an ad. Don’t forget to check out our blog to learn how to write a compelling post, and much more!