A trustworthy reputation in the community is a sign of a good dentist. Inquire about the dentists your friends, family, and coworkers use, and look into your own recommendations - online reviews are excellent 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
Because your relationship with your dentist is so important, one of the most important factors to consider is whether or not you'll feel at ease with this person. Consider the following points during your initial consultation or appointment with a new dentist:
Do they listen to you when you explain your symptoms and ask questions? Do you have any fears or anxieties that you'd be willing to express, and do they effectively answer your questions about the procedures you'll need? Does it appear that the dentist hears and understands your concerns?
Specialties, Services & Emergency Care
Numerous dentists can now provide a wide range of services thanks to advancements in dental technology. Do the dentists you are thinking about provide a full range of services, such as preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures? What about medical emergencies?
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?
It is critical to ensure that your dental office can accommodate patients with special needs. This is an important aspect of comprehensive dental care, from physical accessibility to dental sedation services.
Costs & Money Matters
Costs are frequently practice-specific. Does your dentist follow the province's current Dental Association Fee Guide? Do they accept your insurance, and do they have the capability of filing an electronic insurance claim.
Are there multiple payment options (personal checks, credit cards, interest-free payment plans)?
While your health is the most important consideration, money is also an issue. Don't be afraid to request an estimate for any procedures. Our administrative team is always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
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?
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 West Mall Dental 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
When it comes to selecting a dentist, it's also critical to ensure that your new dentist shares your values. Talk to the dentist about how he or she handles dentist-patient relationships and whether you two are a good fit.
Welcoming new patients in Etobicoke
Our dentists and team are always happy to welcome new patients to our office. If you are looking for a new dentist in Etobicoke, we hope you’ll consider us!