How to Choose the Right Dentist for You

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Are you on the hunt for a dentist in the Winnipeg area? Finding the right dentist can be difficult, thats why our Academy Dental Group dentists are sharing tips that can make your search easier.

Reputation

The dentist you choose should have a good reputation in the community. Start your search by asking your friends, family and coworkers which dentists they go to and conduct an internet search of their suggestions– online reviews are great for determining which dentists are higher rated in your area.

You may also contact your local or provincial dental society for a list of practicing dentists near you.

Personal Rapport & Comfort Level

The relationship you have with your dentist is important, making it one of the most essential things to consider. Ask yourself, do you feel comfortable with this person. During your initial consultation or appointment with a new dentist, consider the the following:

Do they take the time to listen to you as you explain symptoms and ask questions? Does the dentist seem to hear and understand your concerns? Do you have fears or anxieties you’d be comfortable expressing, and do they answer your questions about procedures you’ll need effectively? 

Specialties, Services & Emergency Care

Advances in dental technology have allowed many dentists to offer a wide variety of services. Does the dentist you are considering offer comprehensive services, such as preventive, restorative and cosmetic treatments? What about emergency care?

If you or a family member has a specific oral health condition, it might be convenient to select a dentist who specializes in that area.

Location & Office Hours

Are there opening hours convenient for you? Is the new dentist close to your home or work? If you drive, is parking convenient/ free? Can you access them by public transit? 

Accessibility

For patients that have 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 for different practices usually vary. Does the dentist follow the current Dental Association Fee Guide for your province? Do they accept your insurance and will they file your insurance claim electronically?

Are there multiple payment options including personal checks, credit cards or interest-free payment plans?

While your health is the most important factor, money can also be a complication. Do not hesitate to ask for an estimate for any procedures. Our administrative team at  Academy Dental Group in Winnipeg is always here to address any questions or concerns you may have.

Scheduling

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

The Office

Is the dental office clean and orderly? Are the receptionists/administrative team welcoming?

Can you visit the office before making your first appointment, to help you make a final decision? We at Academy Dental Group  are happy to have you visit at a pre-scheduled time so you can get to know our office. We are proud to have a friendly team and organized, clean environment. We are glad to answer any questions you have.

The Dentist’s Approach to Care

When selecting a dentist it is crucial that your new dentist has the same values as you. 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

Our dental team is always happy to welcome new patients. If you are searching for a dentist in Winnipeg, please consider us!

If you wish to schedule a tour of our Academy Dental Group office or want to schedule a consultation, contact us today.

Our dentists are accepting new patients.

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