Emergency Dental Services – There in a Pinch

Many people already have their own personal dentist who they know and trust. But, have you ever considered for a moment what would happen if you needed dental care and your dentist was on vacation, totally booked up, or out of the office. What would you do? You may have had an unexpected accident and need immediate assistance that cannot wait days! This is the reason why some places offer “emergency dental services.”

Several months ago me and a couple friends were playing hockey. One of them got hit with a puck and it broke one of his tooth. This happened at 9 o’clock at night so MOST dental offices were not open. What was he to do? He found an emergency dentist in Tukwilla who was able to take care of it for him and fix his tooth.

There are some conventional dental offices that offer this service and some places that actually specialize in this niche. These offices make it possible for people to be able to get any dental procedure taken care of after most places close down or it is the weekends. It does not require an appointment and all you have to usually do it call them. Having to wait a day, or maybe several days, can be painful. Or what if you crack a tooth and need to do a sales presentation the next day?

If you have a little bit of time you might want to put a local emergency dentist in your list of contacts or Rolodex. This is a service that the majority of people do not think about until they actually need it. Go online, write down some companies that offer this, and check some online reviews about them. You do not want to be searching online for one when you have blood gushing out of your mouth and you are in serious pain. Take five minutes out of your day and give some a call. Talk to them and ask their rates. See what the procedure is should you need them. You will be glad you did.

The In’s & Out’s of Dental Services Terminology

R4 is the Kodak practice management software developed by Practice Works and the one used to handle all patient details and carry out many of the tasks needed to run the practice.

Head dental nurse: is responsible for training and for the work standards of the other dental nurses. S/he is responsible for the stock and reports to the practice manager.

Practice manager: each practice has a designated manager responsible for overall management who reports to the principal dentist.

Principal dentist: every practice has a principal (head) dentist who has overall responsibility for the practice and who reports to the director of dental services.

Quick reference manual: contains the fee guide, lab list, internal referral list and other day-to-day information.

The practice centre manual – contains most of the concepts, systems and details of the day to day management of the practice.

1.4 The Offer

Dentistry is being marketed with increasing sophistication. We should always aim to be the market leader in this approach and we are continuously evolving our techniques in order to retain and improve our patient loyalty. Here are some elements of our approach:

Treating patients as people. That means taking the time to listen to their needs and communicating the options available to them.

Our treatment of nervous patients. We provide a range of options, including the use of holistic dentistry, sedation and even general anaesthetic. Critical to appealing to nervous patients is the ability to listen and put the patient at ease, while all the time remaining humble. This takes time.

The best standards of care and treatment we can deliver.

To accommodate our patients as comprehensively as possible we have arranged three fee scales. This is our offer:

Friends and Family

A discounted fee scale with 10-50% saving on the standard rate.

Standard

Our regular fee scale, which is reviewed on a quarterly basis.

Superior

An exceptional standard of service using World Class laboratories, for the discerning patient. Fees are calculated at a multiple of 3 times the laboratory bill. Superior standard can only be offered if a full explanation is given to the patient of the reason for the cost.

Note:

Our work is guaranteed for three years.

All disciplines are available through Advance Dental Services including orthodontics, minor oral surgery and implants, with referrals where necessary.

Insurance Dental Cover: peace of mind and easy payments (TBA).

Easy payment terms, including credit cards and five months interest free credit (TBA).

All the dentists share our commitment to continuing professional development, strict attention to cross infection control and health and safety legislation and guidelines, and the development of a team approach.

Painless comfortable dentistry carried out with minimum intervention and aesthetic results in mind.

The fee for our initial consultation is 19 pounds sterling including all necessary x-rays.

1.6 USPs

In order to offer an attractive service to our patients, it is necessary for them to clearly see the benefits of registering with us. The company has a number of very positive, individual traits that are particularly attractive to patients. These are known as unique selling points (USPs). It is important that we make our patients aware of these attributes. Our USPs are; the nervous patient scheme, the text reminder and the offer of appointments at short notice/convenient times.

Cosmetic Dental Services

When people think of the dentist, the first few things that come to mind are simply getting your teeth cleaned, or getting a cavity filled. What doesn’t come to mind are all the different types of popular cosmetic dental services a professional and trusted dentist can perform on your teeth. Plastic surgery has become very popular in our society today, which translates all the way to making your teeth look their best. A person’s smile is something everyone notices very quickly, so it is one thing you want to take care of, and have looking great.

There are many different types of cosmetic dental surgeries and services that can be performed on someone. From bleaching a person’s teeth, to reshaping a person’s teeth, many procedures can be done to make that perfect smile. You can buy teeth whitening solutions in most stores pretty easily, but for the best possible results, going to a dentist for a bleaching procedure is what is recommended. Other cosmetic services a dentist might offer are putting in a fake tooth in place of a missing tooth. A miss tooth in someone’s smile can really alter the way you look, so getting a dental bridge procedure would be the way to look your best.

The cheapest and best bang for your dollar procedure you might get from a dentist is still teeth whitening. Dentist’s have really mastered this, and can make your teeth look very bright, white, and brand new. On top of making your smile look better, going to a dentist for cosmetic dental work can also help the functionality of your teeth, which is killing two birds with one stone.