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Why choose our dentist

Have you ever wondered what motivates a patient’s search for a top dentist in Orpington? The qualities that a dentist in Orpington holds directly tie into the quality of care and patient experience you receive. It is more crucial than many patients believe necessary, to spend the extra effort and time in finding that dentist in Orpington that is the right fit for you.

At Cray Dental Care, we do all we can, to elevate the patient experience because we know that a positive experience goes a long way to ensuring patients stay proactive when it comes to their oral healthcare needs.

Dental anxieties are one of the more common problems experienced that keep patients away from professional dental care and a poor prior dental experience is just one of the reasons that contribute to the problem. To lessen the likelihood of an unpleasant experience, there are a number of traits to look out for when choosing to partner with a dental practitioner. We take a look at what some of the more important must-have traits are in this post.


Desirable traits to look for in a dentist


You will want to prioritise a dental practitioner who is a good listener. It is only when you find yourself not being heard or your problem not addressed that listening becomes an important trait to care about in one’s healthcare practitioner. Good listening skills are essential to provide a good patient experience which is why we take great care to listen to the needs of our patients.


The next desirable trait is being trustworthy. Our patients look to us to be open and honest in all our dealings with them. Through ongoing professional training and the investment in progressive techniques and the latest dental equipment, we are able to provide an accurate diagnosis and offer appropriate efficacious treatment plans. We respect our patients enough to only offer them the care that they need – there is no bullying them into treatments and procedures that are unnecessary.


It may not need to be stated but your chosen dentist should carry all the right credentials – a complete set would include qualifications, training and practical experience in a wide range of treatment areas. It is handy to have a dental practice that is your one-stop-shop for all your dental care needs so looking for one that covers general dentistry, preventive care, cosmetic and restorative dentistry is a priority.


You will want a dentist that favours modern dental techniques as such a dental practitioner inspires more confidence. Modern dental techniques work towards aiming for a higher level of accuracy in diagnosis, improving the effectiveness of treatments and streamlining processes and procedures. We acknowledge how important our patients’ time is to them and so look at ways that save them time and money too.


Make Cray Dental Care your dental practice of choice. We offer a refurbished dental practice designed to cater for patients’ dental and facial enhancement needs. For dental care that is communicative, patient-centred and compassionate, reach out to our friendly dental team.