dentistIf you are looking for a dentist in London, who is recognised for their professionalism and excellence, there are some easy ways to check them out. Every dentist in the UK has to be registered with the General Dental Council, and there you will find full details of their qualifications and postgraduate training. All you have to do is go to the dentist’s website and you will find some information about them, usually with a picture, and their General Dental Council number. You take this number and their name and use them to search on the GDC website.

Take Graham Tinkler, for example. He focuses on straightening people’s teeth with the Invisalign system. When you go to his website, you will see he has a tab with his name on. Click on that and you get to a page all about Dr Tinkler, including his GDC number.

Dig Deeper

So, now that you have checked that your dentist is bona fide. How do you make sure that they are really great at what they do? Well, first of all take a good, long read of their website. Most dentists, such as Dr Tinkler, will have testimonials from satisfied customers. You can have a read of them. These days many dentists also have video testimonials, in which customers can say so much more than they can in writing, and you can get a truer picture of their veracity, based on tone of voice and body language.

Certainly, the customer on Dr Tinkler’s website, who is Invisalign’s four millionth customer, seems overjoyed with his treatment and with the results too.

Now that you have checked out the website, it is also a good idea to check out the dentist in person. After all you are entrusting this person with your pearly whites and while these are one body part that can be replaced quite easily, we’d all far rather hang on to the originals. So, pop in for a chat. If you are after a particular treatment, you can go for a consultation, and, depending on the treatment and the dentist, this may be free. You can also ask friends who have had the same treatment for recommendations.