dentist-icon
Good Dentist
How do I know that a dentist is a good dentist? What are the criteria I should look for when I go to a dentist to be able to decide if he is a good dentist? Whenever I visit a dentist, I am always concerned if he is charging me more than what I am supposed to pay, whether he is a good dentist. I have had bad experiences with dentists in the past and so I am not able to trust dentists anymore. Please help!
37 Views v

Answers (5)

Like the answers? Consult privately with the doctor of your choice

If your problems are solved then dentist is good . Look in dentistry we have many types of materials available and technique of doing treatment . Cheap dental treatment can only be done by Chinese materials and if instruments are sterilised then it’s difficult to provide cheap treatment.
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
1/1 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?

Didn't find the answer you are looking for?

Talk to experienced dentist online and get your health questions answered in just 5 minutes.

doctor profile image doctor profile image doctor profile image doctor profile image +124
Consult with a dentist
Online now
Your experience will determine about the dentists behavior and nature towards you. Otherwise these are some qualities to look for, in a doctor.. a) good communicator b) Look for hygiene c)chief complaint resolved or not d) polite or rude e) soft spoken or not
Next Steps
talk to better dentist. call me
Health Tips
you cannot determine the nature at first but the first impression will tell you a lot
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
1/1 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Hello dear Please be calm See if iam a patient I can determine a good dentist on the basis of following things- Ability to understand the problem Good behaviour and empathy Reasonable fees Availability  during emergency condition ( dental only) Cooperative Accessible Quality work These are my expectations from any dentist. They can vary from patient to patient and dentist to dentist Hope you got your answer
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
1/1 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
If you have this type problem then always consult three dentists and decide.
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
2/2 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Hi, Even though I am a dentist this is a very difficult question to answer.I am sorry to hear that you have had bad experiences in the past which have made you less trusting of dentists.While there is the odd bad apple a vast majority of dentists are good people trying to do the best they can for their patients in a trying environment like the oral cavity.
Next Steps
As you have had bad experiences before one of the best ways is to get multiple referrals from friends and acquaintances.If many people you know have had a good experiences with a particular dentist then your chances of a positive experience is also high.Once you shortlist a dentist make an appointment and pay him/her a visit.Check out the cleanliness and staff behaviour.Does the dentist make you feel comfortable, takes time and listens and answers your doubts without using complicated jargon?Does he/she explain the treatment and costs in detail?All these factors taken together will help you make a decision .Best of luck
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
0/1 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
Disclaimer : The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.
Disclaimer : The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.