A good dentist will be well-known in their neighbourhood. Research the dentists your friends, family, and coworkers recommend by asking them about their experiences with them. Online reviews are a great resource 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
Your relationship with your dentist is an important one, so one of the most essential things to consider is whether you’ll feel comfortable with this person. During your initial consultation or appointment with a new dentist, consider the following:
Do they listen to you as you describe your symptoms and pose inquiries? Do they effectively address your questions about the procedures you'll need and do you have any fears or anxieties you'd be willing to express? Does the dental professional seem to hear and comprehend your worries?
Specialties, Services & Emergency Care
Numerous dentists can now provide a wide range of services thanks to advancements in dental technology. Do the dentists you are thinking about providing a full range of services, such as preventive, restorative, and cosmetic procedures? 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's crucial to confirm that your dental office can accommodate patients with special needs. This is a crucial component of comprehensive dental care, from physical accessibility to dental sedation services.
Costs & Money Matters
Costs often vary by practice. Does your dentist follow the current Dental Association Fee Guide for your province? Do they accept your insurance and can they file your insurance claim electronically?
Are there multiple payment options (personal checks, credit cards, interest-free payment plans)?
Your health is the most crucial aspect, but money is also a concern. Never be afraid to request a cost estimate for any procedures. Our administrative staff is available at all times to answer your queries or address your concerns.
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 stop by before your initial appointment to help you make up your mind? We welcome clients to come to Highmoor Dental at a pre-arranged time to get to know our office. We take great pride in our amiable staff and spotless, well-organized workplace. We are eager to address any queries you may have.
The Dentist’s Approach to Care
It's critical to confirm that the dentist you select shares your values when making this decision. Ask the dentist about their philosophy of patient-dentist relationships to determine if the two of you are a good fit.
Welcoming new patients in Edmonton
Our dentists and team are always happy to welcome new patients to our office. If you are looking for a new dentist in Edmonton, we hope you’ll consider us!