Do you need a dentist in Calgary? Finding the right dentist can be difficult, so our dentists are here today to help you make the right decision.
A good dentist will be well-known in their community. Inquire with family, friends, and coworkers about the dentists they use, and then research their recommendations - online reviews are excellent for this.
You may also contact your local or provincial dental society for a list of practicing dentists in your area.
Personal Rapport & Comfort Level
Because your relationship with your dentist is so important, one of the most important factors to consider is whether you'll be comfortable with this person. Consider the following during your initial consultation or appointment with a new dentist:
Do they take the time to listen to you as you explain symptoms and ask questions? Do you have fears or anxieties you’d be comfortable expressing, and do they answer your questions about procedures you’ll need effectively? Does the dentist seem to hear and understand your concerns?
Specialties, Services & Emergency Care
Dental technology advancements have enabled many dentists to provide a wide range of services. Do the dentists you're considering provide a full range of services, including preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry? What about medical emergencies?
If you or a family member has a specific oral health issue, it may be useful to choose a dentist who specializes in that area.
Location & Office Hours
Is your new dentist close to home or work? How about public transit? If you drive, is parking convenient? Are there hours convenient for you?
It is critical to ensure that your dental office can accommodate patients with special needs. This is an important aspect of comprehensive dental care, from physical accessibility to dental sedation services.
Costs & Money Matters
Costs frequently vary by practice. Is your dentist adhering to the most recent Dental Association Fee Guide for your province? Do they accept your insurance and can they electronically file your insurance claim?
Are there multiple payment options (personal checks, credit cards, interest-free payment plans)?
While your health is the most important factor, money is also an issue. Don’t hesitate to ask for an estimate for any procedures. Our administrative team is always here to address any questions or concerns you may have.
How does the office manage appointment scheduling, reminders, cancellations and other issues?
Is the dental office clean and orderly? Are the receptionists/administrative team welcoming?
Can you come in before your first appointment to help you make a decision? We welcome patients to visit Arbour Lake Dental at a pre-arranged time to get to know our office. We are proud of our friendly team and clean, well-organized workplace. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
The Dentist’s Approach to Care
When it comes to selecting a dentist, it's also important to ensure that your new dentist shares your values. Speak with the dentist about his or her approach to dentist-patient relationships and whether you two are a good fit.
Welcoming new patients in Calgary
Our dentists and team are always happy to welcome new patients to our office. If you are looking for a new dentist in Calgary, we hope you’ll consider us!