Independent Dentists providing the right care that patients deserve
Urban Dental joins Independent Dentist Network
When it comes to the health of you and your smile, who you choose as a dentist is critical in ensuring long term optimal oral health and wellbeing. Health funds and larger corporate groups are gaining increasing control over what treatment options are provided and to who, unfortunately patients are the ones who are suffering. National network of successful independent dentists, Independent Dentist Network (IDN) offers patients a refreshing alternative, ensuring they are able to receive the right dental treatment they deserve from an independent dentist they are comfortable with. Urban Dental is proud to have joined IDN and provides independent dental care to the local community.
Independent Dentist Network (IDN) was established in response to health funds and corporate entities becoming increasingly involved in the management and ownership of dental practices. Founder and Managing Director of IDN, Mervin Saultry recognised the “need to unite independent dentists nationwide to allow easy access for the public to find high quality independent dental practitioners that they can trust”.
Why choose an independent dentist?
Primarily, Independent dentists are free from external control influences of health funds and corporate entities. This freedom allows Independent dentists to ensure their patients receive the most appropriate treatment options for themselves and their family.
Independent Dentists offer full freedom of choice in treatment options resulting in the most optimal outcome for patients. Treatment decisions reached between patient and dentist are not restricted to, or compromised by, third party clinical direction.
When a patient chooses an independent dentist, they know their treatment plan will be based on sound clinical evidence and advice that is uniquely formulated to suit individual needs. The relationship between patient, dentist and treatment is not influenced by forecasts, targets or budgets.
Practice Principal of Urban Dental, Dr Tony Hughes highlights that a key benefit for patients offered by Independent dentists is consistency of care. Dr Tony Hughes explains that “when you visit an independent dentist, you will receive a consistent level of professional care every time from a dentist who has a thorough knowledge of you and your oral health history”. It is the consistency of care and reliability of service provided by local independent dentists that sets them apart. Visiting your local Independent dentist will never be preceded by wondering who will be my dentist today?
Independent Dentist Network members are also actively involved in their local community. Many of the members are currently supporting local sports clubs and charities and go above and beyond to support their local residents and organisations. As local community members independent dentists are passionate about helping their community grow and flourish.
Irrespective of what health funds attempt to dictate, independent dentists strive to ensure consistency of treatment and care for all patients no matter what health fund or level. “For us its about providing quality treatment to all patients and providing the right care that they deserve” states Dr Hughes.
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