What is important to you when seeking dental care? Training, experience, and customer service are just some of the thing you might consider. The following are some common factors that most people look for when choosing a dental professional.
Customer Service - A friendly staff who delivers personal attention to patients who visit their practice is high on the list of things people appreciate. Seeing the dentist can be stressful for some, and the quality of a practice’s customer service sets the tone for your entire experience.
Waiting Time - No one wants to sit in a waiting room for long. The message that is sent by a dental practice that sees you when they schedule you to be seen is that the entire dental office values your time and you as a whole.
Amenities - During your short time in the waiting room, many things can affect your comfort: the temperature of the room, available magazines or children’s activities, water to drink, TV, music, and the overall ambience, including the attitude of the staff, will contribute significantly to your feelings of security at the dentist.
In the Dentist’s Chair - Timeliness matters in the operatory as it does in the waiting room, and it can be a matter of preference. You may want a quick visit or one that can allow the dentist to get as much work done as possible. Good communication and flexibility on the dentists’ part are vital to a good patient-dentist relationship.
Comfort - A gentle approach and a warm blanket may be all that some patients need to relax. For others, sedation or nitrous oxide is a necessity. Whether a dentist provides sedation for enhanced comfort may matter to you if you are used to being sedated for dental procedures.
Experience and Training - It doesn’t hurt to check the website page that describes the dentist’s training and years of experience. Here you can also see what his or her specialties are.
Be sure to ask your new dentist about any of these considerations or check their website for information before scheduling your appointment.
If you are seeking a dentist in Tuscaloosa, call David Scott today!
At the Tuscaloosa dental office of David Scott, we value your time and comfort, offering warm blankets, eye pillows, and a choice of sedation options. When visiting our dental practice, feel free to let us know how to make you more comfortable – we are always looking for ways to improve our patients’ experience.