What to look for in a new dental practice?

In this month’s blog we are looking at those areas you should look at when choosing a new dentist. Unlike when registering with a doctor you are not linked to any specific catchment area, of course you will still what to choose a practice that is convenient and easy to access, so you can attend for appointments without too much disruption, but remember that you have a choice when choosing a dentist, and that the closest may not be the best.

At College Dental Surgeries, we make things easy, clearly explaining how to register with us and offering transparent services. So, if you’re looking for the best dental care Maidstone has to offer, consider the following when choosing your dentist:


When choosing a dentist, one of the first thing that comes to mind is location. You don’t want to be travelling too far for your appointments, be sure to not only consider those that are close to home, but also those that are close to work or close to your children’s schools.


All dentists have to be registered with the Care Quality Commission and the General Dental Council. These are legal requirements. Here at College Dental Surgeries, we are also registered with the British Dental Association and Denplan which helps us to ensure that you will get high quality dental care from highly skilled dentists in a clean and comfortable environment.

Surgery Hours

Make sure the practice’s business hours fit around your schedule. Here at College Dental Surgeries our reception team will work hard to book all your appointments at times to suit you and where possible we will book families in for appointments together.

Dental Care Payment Plans

All good dentists will list treatment prices on their website, in fact, you can find the College Dental Surgeries price list here.

At College Dental Surgeries, we offer a variety of different payment plans for private patients – helping make dental care more affordable. Information about our Denplan price plans can be found on our website.

Dental Treatments Available

At College Dental Surgeries, we not only cover all your general dentistry needs, we also offer Cosmetic dental treatments, like Teeth Whitening,Veneers, Dental implants and Clear Braces to enhance our dental care services.

With a focus on preventive dental care, the team at College Dental Surgeries aim to help you keep your teeth as healthy as possible for as long as possible.

Emergency Treatment

We don’t always have control over what happens to our teeth – which is why it pays to go to a dentist that offers emergency dental care. Accidents happen, and when they do, emergency dental care offers that reassurance.

At College Dental Surgeries, we aim to see all patients within 24 hours for an emergency appointment at our Maidstone practice.

Seek a recommendation

Whether it is a family member, friend, or colleague, seeking a personal recommendation will make your decision much easier, and give you the confidence and peace of mind that you’re putting your dental health in competent hands.

If you are looking for a new dentist in Maidstone, call College Dental Surgeries on 01622 752340 to book your consultation today.