How to Choose the Right Dentist for You

Are you looking for a dentist and are a bit overwhelmed with making a decision? Here, our Edmonton dentists share some tips to help you choose the right dentist for you.

Reputation in the Community

A good dentist will have built up a solid reputation within their community. Ask family, friends, and coworkers about the dentists they see and research their suggestions yourself – online reviews are great for this.

Comfort Level & Communication

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 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?

Services Offered

Advances in dental technology have allowed many dentists to offer a wide range of services. Do the dentists 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 there hours convenient for you?

Accessibility

For patients with special needs, 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 & 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)?

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.

Appointment Scheduling

How does the office manage appointment scheduling, reminders, cancellations, and other issues?

The Office Setting

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? We are happy to have patients visit Riverbend Family Dental Care at a pre-scheduled time so you can 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 his or her approach to their dentist-patient relationships, and whether you two would be a good match.

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!

If you’d like to book an initial dental exam at Riverbend Family Dental Care, contact our office today.

Book an appointment at Riverbend Family Dental Care today.

We look forward to seeing your smile!

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Location

Riverbend Family Dental Care
14711 40 Ave NW Edmonton AB T6R 1N1 CA

Phone Number

(780) 468-6937

Hours of Operation

  • Monday:08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Tuesday:08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Wednesday:08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Thursday:08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Friday:08:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Saturday:08:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Sunday:Closed
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