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5 Factors to Consider While Choosing a New Dentist

1. Does your Dentist meet all your needs?

There are number of factors that come into play when it comes to selecting a new dentist. First and fore-most it is important to research the extent of training and clinical experience that a prospective dentist has, specifically with regards to speciality procedures. For example, not all dentists are trained in performing a full range of cosmetic, endodontic and restorative procedures. In such cases they provide referral, which might not be a very convenient option. If you are looking for a specific treatment option, it is imperative that you enquire whether the practice caters to it. A good example would be, you may have seen an advertisement for Invisalign and are interested. Although your dentist may offer an invisible braces solution similar in function and quality to Invisalign, he/ she may not be certified Invisalign provider. Therefore, it is necessary to research, what you are looking for and whether the practice can provide that during your research for a new dentist. Lincoln dental near Templestowe is equipped to provide most of the procedures, with experienced dentists that provide Invisalign, cosmetic, restorative and endodontic treatment options

2. Does the practice have after hours and weekend appointments?

Dental emergencies can strike at any time. Therefore, it is important that the dentist offers flexible after-hours and weekend appointments. Lincoln Dental is open until 6 on Monday, Wednesday and until 2:00 pm on Saturday.

3. Is the practice affordable and convenient?

It is important that your prospective dental practice works with most dental insurances , has affordable payment plans available, provides a treatment plan for the patients to prepare and know what to expect and submit insurance claims immediately at the appointment.  Lincoln Dental accepts most of the insurance, via HICAPS on the appointment day, provides flexible Denticare payment plans and is a preferred provide for HCF, NiB and smile. We also believe in quality and continuous improvement, with accreditation for one of our location and in the process of accreditation for Bulleen location

4. Are you anxious or nervous when it is time to go to the dentist?

Many people feel nervous and anxious when it is time to go to the dentist. It is important to find a practice that makes you feel comfortable. One great way is to determine this is to visit the practice prior to making an appointment to get a feel of the atmosphere and the patient services the practice provides. During the visit, you can enquire what the practice can do to make you feel comfortable and less anxious. We at Lincoln Dental clinic near Templestowe believe in patient comfort and prioritize excellent patient care and comfort over everything. You will leave the clinic feeling good, comfortable and confident after your dental appointment.

5. Is your practice easily accessible?

Logistics is perhaps one of the most easily overlooked factor while choosing a dentist. Look for a practice that is close to your house or work, provides convenient hours for your schedule, has accessible parking and is close to public transportation and provides interpretation if English Is not your first language.

Getting started from here

When you know what features to look for and what questions to ask finding a dentist won’t be daunting. Lincoln Dental near Templestowe answers all the questions that arise while looking for a dental practice like expertise, finances, emergency care, comfort and logistics. With two convenient locations at Bulleen and Forest Hill, we specialize in patient care and are experts in the field. Just as we are dedicated to clinical expertise, we are highly committed to provide patient centred care and services.


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