Are you looking for a dentist in Delta? Finding the right dentist can be a tricky task, so today our dentists are offering some advice on how to make a good selection.
A good dentist will have a solid reputation in their community. Ask family, friends and coworkers about the dentists they see and research their suggestions yourself – online reviews are a great tool for finding a dentist.
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; it's important to feel comfortable with this person. After your initial consultation or first appointment with a new dentist, ask yourself the following:
- Did they take the time to listen to you as you explain symptoms and ask questions?
- Did you feel comfortable expressing any anxieties or concerns you had?
- Did they answer your questions in a way you were satisfied with?
- Do you feel comfortable returning for further dental work?
Specialties, Services & Emergency Care
Advances in dental technology have allowed many dentists to offer a wide range of services. Does the dentist you are considering offer comprehensive services, including preventive, restorative and cosmetic treatments? What 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 home or work? How about public transit? If you drive, is parking convenient? Are their hours convenient for you?
For patients with disabilities, it’s important to make sure that your dental office can accommodate them. From physical accessibility to dental sedation services, this is an important aspect of comprehensive dental care.
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)?
While your health is the most important factor, your personal budget must also be considered. Don’t hesitate to ask for an estimate for any procedures.
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 visit before making your first appointment to help you make a final decision?
At North Delta Dental Professionals, we are happy to have patients visit at a pre-scheduled time to get to know our office. We are proud of our friendly team and clean, organized environment. We look forward to answering any questions you may have.
The Dentist’s Approach to Care
When it comes to choosing a dentist, it’s also important to confirm that your new dentist has the same values you do. Talk to the dentist to learn about their approach to their dentist-patient relationships, and whether you two would be a good match.
Welcoming New Patients in Delta
Our dentists and team are always happy to welcome new patients to our office. If you are looking for a new dentist in Delta, we hope you’ll consider us!