What to look for when choosing a dentist in Southend

Published on 06/02/2018

Are you new to the area? Looking for a new dentist?

In this month’s blog we look at the key factors to consider when looking for a dentist in Southend

1. Location

When looking for a dentist in Southend, the location of the practice can make a big difference to the likelihood of you attending for regular appointments. You should consider the practice location in relation to work, home and if necessary your children’s school. Leigh Dental Centre is easily accessible by car, rail and bus. Parking is also available close to the surgery, helping to make sure your journey to see us is as stress free as possible.

2. Hours

The team at Leigh Dental Centre know that it can be hard to fit dental appointments in around work and other commitments. We can offer appointments Monday to Saturday, so we will be able to offer you an appointment at a time to suit you. We also offer longer appointments so that the whole family can attend together, ensuring that no-one’s oral health is neglected. Leigh Dental Centre offers an effective out of hours service should you have a problem outside of normal working hours.

3. Infection Control Procedures

All dental practices are now governed by Care Quality Commission in the same way hospitals are and are bound by the rules of the Health Technical Memorandum 01 – 05. 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.

4. Services

When looking for a new dentist it is important to consider the range of services that they are able to offer. Over the past few years there has been a change in the way dentists work with much greater emphasis on preventative and cosmetic dentistry. Here 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. We are also able to offer treatment to nervous patients and those with dental phobias using dental sedation.

5. Fees

Leigh Dental Centre is a private practice and our current list of fees can be found on our website. We are also able to offer 0% finance and Denplan payment plans to help you spread the cost of your routine dentistry.

If you would like to find out more about joining Leigh Dental Centre, call today on 01702 472929 and book an appointment.

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