There are many options when it comes to choosing a dentist.
Especially if you are living in London where there are so many talented cosmetic dentists and orthodontists to pick from.
This can sometimes be overwhelming, and if you do have to change dentist for any reason, it can be hard to know where to start.
There are thousands of dentists offering the same procedures for similar prices, so it is hard to make a decision on which clinics you can truly trust.
Research provided by Statista shows that approximately 35,000 dentists were employed in the UK in 2018.
However, we want to emphasise that just because two clinics are offering the same treatment, doesn’t mean they are using the same quality of materials and equipment.
And it definitely doesn’t mean their dentists have the same qualifications and experience.
Although it is hard to know how good a dentist is until you have actually had treatment with them, there are some general factors you can keep in mind for guidance when considering what dentist to choose…
If your family, friends or colleagues have used a dentist before and you have seen the results firsthand, you will feel more comfortable choosing to have treatment with a reliable dentist.
Similarly, if your family cannot recommend a trustworthy dentist, your doctor can offer you a referral to someone who is certified.
2. Before and after testimonials
The second best option after referrals, most dentists will have a before and after page on their website where you can see for yourself patients’ treatment results.
It is basically a requirement that all dentists will have completed at least five years of study at dental schools before qualifying to practice.
However, some dentists go above and beyond this.
Our principle experienced dentist Paul Abrahams has been practising for over 21 years and is a board member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD), which means he is responsible for organising its national conference.
It is important for dentists to stay involved with organisations such as the BACD post-graduation because it means they stay involved in current debates and improvements within the dentistry field.
Another way to decipher if a dentist is a reliable option is to visit their practice or read their patient reviews.
When you come to the practice you will get an idea about cleanliness, professionalism and how personable the staff are.
These are all important factors in making sure your future treatments will be as comfortable and efficient as possible.
So, why choose Smile More Dental Care?
We have a highly-experienced and professional, expert team which is lead by our head dentist, Dr Paul Abrahams who has over 20 years of experience in the field.
We hold all of our team to the highest of standards, and have an effective complaints procedure so any issues will be targeted and resolved so we always have happy patients!
Dr Paul Abrahams is the principal dentist at SmileMore and has worked in North London for 21 years providing general and cosmetic dental care.
Dr Paul Abrahams heads up the SmileMore Dental Care team. He qualified at Guys Dental Hospital in 1989, and has undertaken extensive postgraduate studies in cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry since.