Are you new to the area or just looking for a new dental office and wondering: “Where is the closest qualified dentist near me?” A quick google search for Norman and the greater OKC metro area will return hundreds of results. So how do you pick one?
The first step is online reviews. Reviews can’t tell you everything that there is to know about a dental practice. Still, they can give you an excellent overall picture of the average patient’s experience, and experience matters. And it’s the first step for many people these days:
According to an article published by Inc.com:
91% of people read online reviews
84% of people trust online reviews as much as friends
68% percent of people form an opinion after reading between one and six online reviews
Read Online Reviews
Online reviews are as close as you can get to a recommendation from a person who has experienced a visit to this office. If many patients have had good experiences in the past, it’s likely that your family will have a positive experience as well. Potential patients can browse detailed Google and Facebook reviews to get an idea of what being a patient at Tecumseh Ridge Dental is about.
Read Reviews With A Critical Eye
You still should look at reviews with a critical eye. Are there only positive reviews, but you still can’t get a good feeling about what it is like to visit a specific dentist or the atmosphere in their office? This may mean that this dentist is adequate but are they a good fit for you?
If you spot one or two terrible reviews among countless great reviews, does it mean someone is a horrible dentist? Probably not. This may be the feedback of a customer who didn’t get their way or simply wasn’t a good fit for the practice. There is always more than one side to a story. That’s why it may be worth reading the dentist practice’s responses? Are they professional and courteous? Is a practice simply ignoring their reviews?
If you notice a pattern – good or bad – in the reviews, it is something you should take note of.
Does The Review Match Your First Impression?
Once you narrow your search down to a few options and call or visit the practice, does your first interaction with the staff or dentist match what you read online? Are they as friendly as others have said? Did they answer your questions clearly? If for whatever reason, your impression of the office doesn’t match the online reviews, you should most certainly trust your gut and move on to a different office.
Will You Give Us A Review?
If you are an existing patient at Tecumseh Ridge Dental, please tell us how we did. We appreciate your trust. Please take a minute to review us on one of the following platforms. Simply click on one of the links below and share your experience with us.