Need help finding a Sheffield dentist? Whether you’ve just moved to Sheffield or are a steel city native, finding a dentist can be challenging. Many practices have long waiting lists, and some have even decided to stop taking on new patients altogether.
Here are five questions to ask when looking for a dentist in Sheffield.
What to look for in a Sheffield dentist
How long is their waiting list?
When you find a dentist you think might be suitable, the first question to ask is whether or not they’re taking on new patients. If they are, ask if there’s a waiting list and, if so, how long it is.
Many dentists have a waiting list before you can even become a patient, so you could be waiting a long time before you get an appointment. This isn’t ideal if your check-up is overdue, and it means you’ll probably need to schedule appointments many weeks or even months in advance.
At Mola Dental, we’re accepting new patients and can offer an off-peak appointment in as little as ten days.
Do you feel comfortable?
What are your first impressions of the dental practice? If you receive a warm and friendly welcome when you walk in, the receptionist is happy to answer your questions, and the practice itself looks clean and tidy; it’s a good sign.
A professional website and active social media accounts show the practice is happy to invest time and money into building relationships with patients and providing them with the best possible experience.
You want a dentist who will take the time to get to know you and make you feel comfortable when discussing any concerns about your oral health. This is even more important if you have a dental phobia or if visiting the dentist makes you nervous.
At Mola Dental, we specialise in helping nervous patients feel comfortable and confident when attending check-ups and having treatment.
Are they in a convenient location?
Consider how you’ll get to the dentist. For example, if you drive it’s important there’s a car park, so you aren’t late for your appointment due to being unable to find a parking space.
Think about when you’re likely to attend appointments. Choosing a practice near your office makes it easy to attend during the day or after work, whereas if you want to visit at weekends, one near your home might be more appropriate.
Mola Dental is based at the Archer Road retail park in Millhouses, Sheffield. It has a large car park and is easy to access from Sheffield, Chesterfield, and the surrounding areas. There’s a Sainsbury’s, Aldi, Costa and a pharmacy nearby, so you can even pick up some essentials or run errands when you come for an appointment.
What services do they provide?
Private dental surgeries offer a wide range of treatments, many of which aren’t offered by NHS dentists.
If you’re looking for cosmetic dentistry, such as teeth whitening, veneers, facial aesthetics, and Invisalign, make sure you check whether the practice provides this service. It’s also worth checking reviews of the surgery to learn about patient experiences of both general and cosmetic procedures.
At Mola Dental, we’re proud to offer not only general dentistry treatments but cosmetic services, too, including Invisalign, Composite Bonding and Veneers. We also have a facial aesthetics practitioner, Fran, who has over 20 years of experience and can offer a range of facial aesthetic treatments.
Do they offer dental plans?
A common misconception of private dentistry is that it is expensive, but this isn’t always the case. Most practices offer a range of dental plans to suit different needs and budgets, and these usually include regular check-ups and discounted treatment.
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Want to join Mola Dental? We’re accepting new patients, and registering is quick and easy.
Simply get in touch to register your details and book an appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon.