Taking regular trips to the dentist is one of the great practices of maintaining your teeth in top shape. So if you’ve just moved to Bangkok, finding a reputable dentist should be top on your to-do-list. But nowadays, there are dozens of dental clinics and dental specialists in Bangkok, and choosing the right one can be like digging a minefield. They all offer enticing services and discounted prices, making the decision even harder. Other than that, there are several Bangkok dental clinics that are not legitimate and are offering unprofessional services that you need to be wary of.
So, how can you be able to tell if a dental clinic will offer quality, cost-effective and personalized services that you need? Below are some of the most important factors you need to put into consideration when looking for a dental clinic.
Experience and Expertise
The experience and expertise of the dentist and other health professionals working at the dental clinic will significantly affect the outcome of your treatment. A dentist who is experienced is in a better position to handle even a complicated case because he has been exposed to a wide variety of dental problems over the years.
But experience is not all – a good dentist can only maintain his expertise by keeping himself updated with the latest technologies in the industry. Make sure that the dental specialist you choose attends continued dental education courses, conferences and seminars. A good clinic should provide detailed biographies on their website.
The Clinic’s Reputation
Most Bangkok dental clinics provide online reviews and testimonials for potential customers. Don’t overlook them – read as many reviews and testimonials as possible. They will not only help you figure out the kind of services to expect, but you will also be informed if they offer the type of service you are looking for. Also, if a clinic is recommended by more than three people, then it is likely to be an excellent choice and is worth trying.
Safety, Hygiene, Materials and Equipment
You don’t want to leave the clinic with an infection on top of your current dental problem. This might be the result of visiting a dental clinic that doesn’t use proper hygiene measures. Make sure you ask about the clinic’s sterilization protocol. Do they use autoclaves for sterilization of used tools? How do they store sterile instruments? How do they dispose gloves, tumblers, syringes and needles? Get all this information before you choose a dental clinic.
Other than that, it’s important to assess the type of equipment used at the clinic. Choose a facility that uses state of the art dental equipment that’s able to simplify complex procedures and deliver excellent results.
There are many Bangkok dental clinics with luxurious equipment and experienced staff but lack good customer care. Call your prospective dental clinic and talk to the front office. How do they address you? You may even visit the facility and see how their patients are being treated. Better yet, talk to patients who visit the clinic and ask them if they are satisfied with the services.Read more