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
One of the most crucial factors to take into account is whether you will feel comfortable with this person because your relationship with your dentist is important. Think about the following during your initial consultation or appointment with a new dentist:
Do they give you their full attention as you describe your symptoms and pose inquiries? Do they effectively address your questions about the procedures you'll need and do you feel comfortable expressing any fears or anxieties you may have? Does the dentist seem to be listening to and understanding your worries?
Specialties, Services & Emergency Care
A wide variety of dental services are now available thanks to technological advancements. Do the dental offices you're thinking about providing a full range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic procedures? How about emergency care?
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 where you live or work? How about taking the bus? Is it easy to park if you drive? Do the times fit your schedule?
Making sure your dental office can accommodate patients with special needs is crucial. This is a crucial component of receiving comprehensive dental care, from accessibility to sedation dentistry services.
Costs & Money Matters
By practice, prices frequently change. Does the Dental Association Fee Guide for your province currently apply to your dentist? Can they submit an electronic insurance claim for you and do they accept your insurance?
Are there multiple payment options (personal checks, credit cards, interest-free payment plans)?
Your health is the most important factor, but money is also a concern. Never be afraid to request an estimate for any procedures. Any questions or issues you may have can be handled by our administrative team whenever they arise.
How does the office handle scheduling, rescheduling, cancelling, and other issues?
Is the dental office clean and orderly? Are the receptionists/administrative team welcoming?
To help you decide, is it possible to stop by before your initial appointment? In order for you to get to know our office, we are happy to have patients stop by Green Bank Hunt Club at a prearranged time. Our welcoming team and spotless, well-organized workplace are two things we are proud of. Inquiries are welcome, and we look forward to responding.
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 Ottawa
New patients are always welcome at our office, and our dentists and staff are always welcoming. We hope you'll give us a shot if you're looking for a new dentist in Ottawa!