So you search for a dentist in Google by typing ‘dentist near me’ and a list pops up.
What do you do next? How do you choose from the list?
Is what’s on your screen a true representation of dentist near you? Or are the results sponsored content?
From all the dental clinics that pop up how do you know which one is better than the other?
Unless a friend or colleague has referred a dentist to you, what you are relying on is their web presence.
To put it quite simply how do you know if they are any good?
You need to do some investigative work. As a start, an accreditation symbol is a good indicator that the practice is serious about offering the best dental services possible.
Why is that? Because they have voluntarily taken themselves through the accreditation process.
Private dental practices are not required to go through this process.
In short, Practice Accreditation means that the practice has undergone a process to meet a strict set of standards. It lets you know that they are committed to continuously improving the safety and quality of the care they deliver to you, the patient.
How do they maintain these standards? Through constant review and training.
Next, look through the practice’s website. Do they offer the services you are after? What is there preventative dentistry like?
Are you able to book online?
Finally, contact the practice. Is the person on the other side of the phone helpful? Are they able to answer your questions?
Hopefully, your investigations help you find a dental clinic you are happy with, and the Dental Practice Accreditation symbol has helped.
At Dentist on Collins we take accreditation seriously, in fact, we first went through the accreditation process when it was first introduced in Victoria.
We continue to stand by our Mission Statement
We look at practice accreditation as helping us maintain the high-quality care that we have always given to all our patients.
Basically we use it as a checklist, to make sure that everything is as it should be.
Our aim is to provide you and your family with the safest, most up-to-date dental experience possible.
At Dentist on Collins, we provide a continual improvement while maintaining a high standard of dental care.