Going to a dentist can be challenging on its own and when you need to do so in a foreign country, it might become even more daunting.
The medical and dental needs of an expatriate can differ from that of a local patient in the information that is required.
We have listed a few simple approaches to finding a dentist suited to your dental health needs, should you find yourself far from home and require dental care.
These tips will not only help to get you the required dental care, but might also help alleviate your worries. Whether it is maintaining a healthy set of teeth, attaining your dream smile or getting a root canal done, choosing the right dentist is the key to good dental health.
Book a Consultation
The best way to determine if a particular dentist is suitable is to visit him or her in the clinic. After you have shortlisted the preferred dentist, book an appointment with the dentist.
You are advised to ask as many questions as possible and see how the dentist answers them. By the end of the consultation, you should feel well-informed about the dental treatment or tips you are looking for. You should look out for the dentist, the full range of services available and the clinic itself.
You must consider a few things before finalizing the dentist. How well does the dentist explain various treatments? Are you comfortable with the dentist? Does the dentist provide alternative treatment options?
If you are looking for a dentist for your child, is the dentist comfortable in handling kids? Is he or she patient in responding to your queries?
You must request for and be provided with a detailed treatment plan inclusive of the relevant costs.
Relevant Experience & Required Skill
Once the consultation is done, do you think you are comfortable with the dentist? All general dentists in Singapore are qualified and registered to perform routine dental procedures. However, you may wish to consult a specialist, depending on the service you are looking for.
You can read about the dentist’s experience and skills to make an informed decision. Regular dental visits are mandatory to maintain good dental health and hygiene. You must be comfortable with your dentist and have confidence in his or her abilities to facilitate a long term relationship.
Choosing the right doctor or dentist whom you can trust and be comfortable with is of utmost importance. Even if you do not suffer from any dental health issues at this point, you may need a dentist in the future. Also, routine dental visits to ascertain your oral health is a better approach to oral health care.
Emergency dental care can be expensive and can cause you financial worries and take a toll on your health and well-being. As an expatriate, it is essential to be comfortable in your surroundings and have faith in the healthcare provider.
Finding the right dentist to suit the needs of you and your family is also equally important. You may have young children or elderly parents requiring dental care. Dental issues are varied in nature and require different approaches or interventions depending on the case.
Are you an expatriate looking for clinics providing expat dental services? Book a consultation with Nuffield Dental to fix an appointment with us.