What to Look for in Adelaide Dentists
Great dentists are hard to find, which is why the best ones usually have full patients’ lists. If you and your family happen to be in the care of one of the better Adelaide dentists count yourself very lucky indeed. If, on the other hand, you are still in the process of screening Adelaide dentists, then this post should provide you with some guidelines, or at the very least make you smile. In this article, we take a not-too-serious view of what you should be looking for in Adelaide dentists.
Some of the previous posts have discussed the various qualifications you should be looking for in an Adelaide dentist. We have covered everything from educational and professional attainment, to bedside (chairside?) manner, clinic hours, and emergency dental care. This time, we get into the heart of what really matters. When it comes to dentists, what should you really be looking for?
Adelaide Dentists Tips
1. Small hands
Because a dentist really needs to get in there when doing dental work, having a dentist with small hands can spell the difference between comfort and pain. I mean, let’s face it, if you have a dentist with big hands, you really have to stretch your jaws that much bigger. That can really suck, especially when having your molars attended to.
2. Non-hairy arms
This is rather self-explanatory, and it somewhat related to the criterion mentioned above.
3. Good hygiene
A dentist maintains a necessary close distance with a patient while working. This can make any hygiene issues like body odour take on a new significance. Go figure.
4. Pleasant-smelling hands
Dental work violates personal space, and a dentist with hands that smells iffy really takes the cake. I know, I know, they wear gloves when working but still, the worst odours can somehow find their way through your nostrils. Trust me.
5. Good taste in music
Unlike surgeons who can play whatever music they choose without the patient being none the wiser, the same cannot really be said about dentists. The choice of music when doing clinical duty is something not really included in dental school curriculum but it should be.
6. Current magazine subscriptions
The dentist’s waiting room is an antechamber where patients sit in dread as they await their turn. All I’m saying is that the wait could be made more bearable if I get to read about the latest celebrity trash instead of old celebrity trash.