Like a primary care physician, most of the population will choose a dental clinic and remain loyal to that clinic for a significant period of time. A report by the American Dental Association found that the average dental practice has a patient retention rate of around 80%. That is a very high percentage of patients who will continue to return to the same clinic.
The longevity of this relationship can make choosing your dental clinic somewhat tricky as you want to find more than just a dentist. You want to find a dental home.
Find Your Dental Home
Maybe you are unfamiliar with the term “dental home,” but this simply refers to a dental clinic offering much more than your standard cleanings and dental work. The concept of a dental home is rooted in the idea that regular dental visits and preventive care can help maintain good oral health, prevent dental problems, and detect dental issues early on when they are easier and less expensive to treat.
A dental home is more than just a place to go when you have a toothache or need a dental procedure. A long-term relationship between a patient and a dental practice is built on trust, communication, and personalized care.
At Bassett Creek Dental, we pride ourselves in being more than a dental clinic; we want to be your dental home. We not only aim to provide comprehensive and ongoing dental care for patients of all ages while doing our best to be your one-stop-shop for all things dental-related, but we take the time to get to know everyone who walks through our doors.
Our Staff Makes our Clinic Feel Like Home
Our team is composed of dentists, hygienists, assistants, and admins who understand that the dentist makes a lot of people nervous, and in fact, many flat-out dread going to the dentist. A survey conducted by Delta Dental found that 42% of Americans do not see a dentist as often as they would like because of anxiety or fear.
Now imagine if you fall into that category of fearing the dentist if you had a dentist or hygienist who acknowledged that fear—got to know you as a person. Took the time to communicate and used subtle tactics to relieve that anxiety. This may change your view entirely.
The Benefits of a Dental Home
A dental home can help you establish good oral health habits, maintain healthy teeth and gums, and prevent dental problems. Regular visits to your dental home can also help you catch dental issues early on before they become more serious and require more extensive and costly treatment. Plus, our team is full of colorful personalities that will make your experience fun, even if the procedures are not the most enjoyable. Book your visit today: 763.546.1301.