TIPS TO FINDING A REPUTABLE DENTIST IN CANCUN OR ANYWHERE
Article by Marisela Morales, DDS
Mexico Cosmetic Dentist
Here at Sunset Dental Cancun we understand how daunting it can seem when patients are looking for a reputable Dental Clinic outside their home town and even outside their Country. With so many Dental Clinics offering the very best and Miracle results who is really telling the truth? well while there are many great dentists about Sunset Dental Cancun has put together these following tips to help prospective patients choose a clinic they are comfortable with but above all one that they can trust and receive everything they are promised! Dentistry should have a positive impact on Patients lives and improve the health and well-being, this is paramount so check your options and good luck:
- REPUTATION Use the tools that are easily available to you, check the internet for the name of the clinic or doctor make sure you are completely happy.
Ask your friends, neighbors, co-workers, family doctor or previous dentist for their recommendation.
If travelling Will your dentist be located near your hotel, you do not want to be sitting in a dentist chair for long periods of time and then have to travel miles to rest.Ask about the availability of after-hours emergency services.
Consider the friendliness and helpfulness of the dentist and his/her staff. Are they willing to answer your questions and readily provide information?
Is the practice clean, tidy and hygienic? If you have questions on infection control are they answered? Are instruments sterilized? Do staff wear gloves and masks, and offer you protective eyewear?
Does the dentist appreciate that your time is important, allowing, of course, for the unpredictability of some procedures, e.g. emergencies?
Does your dentist take interest in your medical and dental history and listen to your concerns about having dental treatment?
Does the dentist examine all your teeth and your gums thoroughly and regularly?
OPTIONS & ESTIMATES
Does the dentist present you with treatment options and explain them so that you understand? Does the dentist give you pre-treatment cost estimates and inform you of variations as they occur?
Does the dentist have a long-term view of your dental health -
- TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS If you are uneasy about a dentist you have met, go with your instincts and find another. You should be relaxed and comfortable around your dentist.
- PREVIOUS PATIENTS Ask to speak to or contact previous patients about their experiences, what the clinic was like, the care and work they received also the follow-up services they had.