Do you prefer randomly selecting a new dental clinic or conducting your research first? Either way, visiting a new dentist before booking an appointment can be highly beneficial. Here are three reasons why.
1. Gage Comfort Level
Sometimes you walk into a workplace and immediately feel comfortable with your surroundings. You sense a positive atmosphere and perceive the level of service to be high quality. Other times, you feel unwelcome and disconnected. Visiting a dental clinic before scheduling an appointment enables you to:
- Interact with and learn about the team
- Evaluate the quality of services
- Assess overall professionalism
Essentially, appraising a dental clinic allows you to gage your comfort level with the staff, environment, technology and practices.
2. Build Confidence
If you feel comfortable during your initial visit, you’ll have a greater sense of confidence in the treatment abilities of your dentist. Confidence is a critical component of forming a trusting relationship, which can lead to effective ongoing oral care.
Consider a positive relationship between a patient and general doctor. The patient will have confidence in the doctor’s ability to examine, diagnose and treat ailments, resulting in a long-term alliance. The same is true in the dental field. Confidence in your dentist to assist with oral health creates the potential for continued care.
3. Minimize Fear
Suffer from a deep-rooted fear of dental visits? Speaking with team members before booking an appointment allows you to minimize fears. Many people are afraid of dental tools and treatments, but discussing your concerns with a dentist and hearing their feedback prior to a clinical appointment may ease your worries.
Meet Our Team
The Design Dentistry team focuses on patient-centered care, and we want to give you an opportunity to feel comfortable in our clinic and confident in our abilities. Your initial visit will help you learn what we’re all about and set the foundation for comfort and confidence. Stop by during office hours or schedule a meet and greet with our team. We look forward to meeting you!
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Learn more about our office, staff, and dentists. A meet-and-greet is perfect for those families looking for their perfect dental clinic.