Picking a Good Dentist.

Maintaining oral health is paramount to keeping up with your overall health. Choosing a good dentist is important because you want a dentist that listens directly to your concerns and is able to accurately and articulately solve any oral health issues, hopefully well before they surface. Finding the best dentist to suit your needs can be somewhat perplexing and intimidating. Thankfully, there are various boxes to tick for individual dentists that can hopefully assist you in making the right choice.

When you are hunting for a dentist, whether it be a new one or your first one, it is good to keep in mind that your personal care is exactly what it is: it’s personal to you! Knowing this can alleviate some of the stress you may be having with respect to choosing which one is best for you. Firstly, choose a dentist that you are comfortable with because the dentist you choose may well become your life-long oral health partner; hence, the importance to choose a dentist that you like and respect (and vice-versa). Here are some pointers that should steer you in the right direction when choosing one:


When you are faced with symptoms such constant jaw pain, severe toothache or bleeding gums, it is easy to assume automatically that you should see any dentist. Unfortunately, it might be wrong to assume this because different dentists specialise in different kind of procedures. Therefore, if you have a specific dental need e.g. when you require a root canal, it is important to make sure that the dentist you choose has proper training and specialises in the given procedure.

Visiting a general dentist is the first step towards knowing the kind of treatment you actually require. A general dentist will analyse your dental needs and determine the best dental treatment of you. If the treatment required is outside their area of speciality, you will (hopefully) be referred to an appropriate specialist.


Training is another important factor you should consider that will help you make an informed decision. As a rule of thumb, an ideal dentist should have relevant clinical experience and training for the dental procedure in question. They will always give credible advice on how to take good care of your oral health and you’ll get helpful tips on proper care and maintenance of your oral health.

Highly trained dentists will always be attending relevant conferences and even educational workshops. This means that you’ll get the latest, state-of-the-art services because such dentists keep abreast with the latest developments in the industry.


Apart from specialty and training, it is also important to consider their location. Are there offices located near your home or your workplace? Choosing a dentist that is conveniently located near your home is beneficial especially in case there comes a time when you have a dental emergency.

Office Hours

Location is not the only factor that takes care of convenience. The hours at which your dentist works should also play a focal role in offering you convenience. Do they have evening hours? Do they operate during the weekends? Or are they 24 hours and available for emergencies outside their office hours?

If our article speaks out to you – please do not hesitate to give our clinic at Dentist Canberra a call on 02 6189 2839 and our bubbly receptionists can schedule your first appointment with one of our highly qualified dentists.

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