Finding a Dentist
Finding a dentist shouldn't be a daunting task. There are plenty of resources available to you, especially on the internet; and a quick Google search for Calgary Dentists will yield a long list of potential candidates along with reviews and locations as well. You can access provincial Dental Association websites for help finding a qualified and registered dentist in your area. But finding any dentist and finding the right dentist for you are not the same endeavor; so, here are some tips that will make finding a good dentist easier.
If you're planning a move to a new city or within your current city and you want to find a dentist closer to your home, the first person you can speak to is your current dentist. S/he will often be able to give you a referral; and nothing is better than a referral from a trusted dentist. If however your current dentist cannot offer a referral, you should speak to family members, friends, coworkers or even other medical professionals about a dentist they trust.
Before you decide on a particular dentist, it will be well worth your time to meet and interview several potential candidates. Obviously, you want to choose a dentist with an excellent service history and extensive experience, but you also want to choose somebody with whom you can build a good rapport. Since you'll likely be seeing this medical professional at least twice a year for the foreseeable future, finding a dentist should be as much about personal comfort as professional skill. Moreover, visiting potential dentists' offices will allow you to review their facilities. You can make sure they operate a clean and organized clinic with professional dental staff. You should also make a list of questions that you would like to ask such as dentist availability (i.e. will you be able to get an appointment that is convenient and timely), office hours, services offered, and whether they offer after hours emergency care. Another factor that will likely determine which dentist you ultimately choose is whether they will accept your insurance provider. Some dental offices require that you pay up front, while others will bill insurance companies directly.
Published on May 20, 2013
Since you'll likely be seeing this medical professional at least twice a year for the foreseeable future, finding a dentist should be as muc...