How to Choose the Right Johannesburg Dentist for your Family

How to Choose the Right Johannesburg Dentist for your Family

If you have medical insurance with dental coverage, the first place to start looking for a family dentist in Johannesburg is your plan book. You can also go online to your medical aid’s website to get the most current list of dentists in the plan. If you are one of the many South Africans who either doesn’t have a medical aid (or whose insurance plan doesn’t include dental treatments), you will need to find a dentist that is not only qualified and professional – but also affordable.

Once you have a list of Johannesburg dentists, start investigating them to make the best choice. Check their credentials, references, equipment, appointment wait times and anything else that is important to you.

Their equipment should be state of the art in both technology and technique, and a must is to have digital x-ray technology for you to see on the screen in the examining room. Check with the office to see that all the assistants and hygienists are current in training.

When looking for a family dentist, they need to be suited (with regards to qualifications, office environment and personality) for the very young and very old, and have flexible scheduling to accommodate the school day. Especially helpful is simultaneous appointments for several family members at the same time.

Some offices have aromatherapy and hot towels and music. Find out about booking an appointment in advance and what cancelling and rescheduling entails as far as payments and fees. Also ask about billing and payment plans.

Visit the office or take advantage of a free consultation if they offer this service. Ask lots of questions look around at the offices for cleanliness, aesthetic appeal and staff friendliness.

If you are interested in any specialty dentistry in the future, check that the procedure is done there and what experience the Johannesburg dentist has in that field, what methods the use and if any references or testimonials are available. Usually a dentist has a website that you can check out also.

If you are looking for a family dentist in Johannesburg, contact Dr Cerny today!

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