1. Personal Recommendations
This is probably the best way to find a good dental clinic. Talk to friends, family, co-workers and neighbors about your tooth ache and ask them for recommendations. The people you trust will provide you with information on good oral surgeons they know or at least direct you on where you can get more information.
2. Professional recommendations
Like with any other industry, health care professionals tend to know each other. You can therefore get a recommendation for a good oral surgeon from your pharmacist or doctor. Such will know who’s who in dentistry within the city. If you have moved from other city and had another dentist, ask him to recommend one in Sydney that you can go to.
3. Search the internet
If all else fails, search through the internet for dentists listed within easy reach. Check their credentials. Do they offer the services you need? What does their websites say about their qualifications? Are they registered?
4. Narrow down your choices
You may have come up with a list of various dentists within the area. It is now time to narrow down your choices. The following questions are great for this purpose:
Is she/he a specialist? Does he/she offer the services that you are looking for as well as others? It is best to go to a dentist that offers comprehensive service.
Is the dentist under registration with the Australian Dental Association or the Dental Board or Australia? Check the online lists of registered dentists to find out for sure.
5. Visit the dental practice
Visit the dental practices of the dentists you are interested in. Discuss your problem as well as the estimated cost of treatment. You should schedule a consultation with no dental work. This is a fact-finding mission to help you make a decision.
Finding the right dentist will ensure that you get the best possible treatment. Start your search early. Do not wait for an emergency situation.