What To Look for In A New Dentist

Posted Jul 4th, 2019

What To Look for In A New Dentist

Your relationship with your dentist is an important factor in your long term oral health. Here, our Calgary dentists review the factors that you should consider when looking for a new dentist.

Reputation

A good dentist will have developed a good reputation. Ask co-workers, friends, and family about their experiences with their dentists, and research their suggestions by checking the dentist’s reputation through online reviews.

Personal Rapport

An important factor to consider when choosing a dentist is whether you feel at ease with that person. Do you feel able to describe your symptoms in detail and ask questions? Do you feel comfortable expressing your fear or anxiety about a procedure? Do you feel like the dentist listens to and understands your concerns?

Being able to communicate well with your dentist is essential when it comes to making sure that your oral health is effectively taken care of. Our general dentists at Deer Valley Dental Care would be glad to meet with you and get to know you to help you make your decision.

A Complete Range Of Services

A general dentist who offers a comprehensive range of services will always be a good choice, because you will be able to access all the services you might need under one roof.

Confirm that the general dentist you are considering offers comprehensive services including preventive, restorative, cosmetic and orthodontic treatments. Will they be able to see your whole family? Can they refer you to a trusted specialist, should the need arise?

Location & Office Hours

Choosing a dentist whose office location is close to your home or workplace will make regular appointments for checkups and cleaning much more convenient. Ensure that the office has evening and weekend hours as well, so that you don't have to worry about leaving work or rearranging your schedule for your dental appointments.

Deer Valley Dental Care is open late and on Saturdays and Sundays. We'd be happy to work with you to book an appointment to suit your schedule.

Costs

Costs and payment management may vary by practice, so this is something that you will want to consider. Does the dentist's office follow the current Alberta Dental Association & College Fee Guide?

Can they file your insurance claim electronically? Do they offer multiple payment options (credit cards, personal checks, payment plans)?

Your health is the most important factor, but costs matter too. Our administrative team would be more than happy to guide you through any questions or concerns you may have.

The Office

If you are looking for a new dentist, you should visit any dental office you are considering to make sure that everything is clean and orderly.

You are welcome to visit Deer Valley Dental Care in Calgary at a pre-scheduled time to get to know our office. We take great pride in our clean and organized office, and our friendly team will be happy to chat with you, and answer your questions about our practice.

Accessibility

For those with special needs, it is important to establish that your new dental office can accommodate them. Our Calgary dental team offers dental sedation services for patients with anxiety, for those with a low pain threshold, and for those with disabilities or health issues that make treatment without sedation difficult or uncomfortable.

Emergency Care

Before choosing a dental practice, make sure that they will be available to help you in an emergency.

Our Calgary general dentists provide same-day appointments for dental emergencies, so we can ease your pain and have you feeling better as soon as possible.

The Dentist's Approach to Care

It’s important to find out if your new dentist has the same values you do when it comes to dental treatment, and the dentist-patient relationship. Talk to the dentist to learn about his or her approach, and whether you’re a good match!

The general dentists at Deer Valley Dental Care in Calgary are accepting new patients! Contact us today to book an initial consultation.

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