Important factors to consider when choosing a dentist in Southend on sea

Published on 22/04/2015

Important factors to consider when choosing a dentist in Southend on sea

When you are looking for a new dentist in Southend on sea there are a number of factors which should be taken in to consideration.

These include:


When looking for a dentist in Southend on sea, location of the practice can make a big difference to the ease with which you can attend appointments. It is necessary to consider its location in relation to home and work, whether there is parking available on site or whether you will need to walk some distance to the surgery and any other accessibility issues you may require.

Opening Hours

Dental offices are no longer restricted to only working 9am-5pm and more and more are able to offer evening and weekend appointments to fit in with your schedule.
Practices may also be able to book appointments so the whole family can attend together to save many repeated visits. Also, ensure that the dentist has a contact number for emergencies outside office hours.

At Leigh Dental Centre we can offer both evening and weekend appointments to fit your busy schedules and if required we will make every effort to book appointments for the whole family together.

Services Offered

When considering a new dentist it is a good idea to have a look at the range of dental services provided at the dental practice. There is now a much greater focus on prevention and cosmetic dental treatments. Before joining make sure you are aware of what the practice is able to offer in-house and where you would be referred for any additional treatment needs.

Infection Control Procedures

All dental practices are bound by the rules of Health Technical Memorandum 01 – 05 and will be able to explain all the procedures they put in place to ensure that instruments are sterile and the surgeries cleaned between patients. This provides strict rules and guidance on how all instruments are sterilised in between patients and how surgeries are cleaned to ensure that there is no risk of cross-contamination. You can see the results of our latest CQC inspection online.

Fees & Financing 

When searching for a dentist in Southend on sea, the fees charged should be considered last. Although private dental fees may seem expensive, the above factors may outweigh the cost of dentistry. Many practices are also able to offer dental payment plans that allow you to spread the cost of your dental treatment each month.

Dentists at Leigh Dental Centre are committed to delivering the exceptional care your family deserves. Mr Shah has put together a team of dentists, hygienists and nurses who have a broad range of skills to care for any oral health issues you may have. Our dentists have over 70 years of combined experience between them so you are in good hands at Leigh Dental Centre.

We are able to offer a wide range of dental treatments including cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, teeth straightening and teeth whitening. For our nervous patients, we are also able to offer treatments under sedation.

For our current fees and payment plans please see our fees page.

To learn more about Leigh Dental Centre, experienced dentist in Southend and to book your consultation appointment do not hesitate to contact the surgery today on 01702 472929.