Alberta has some of the highest dental fees in Canada which is why we have a lot if dental offices. Since there are so many, it can be challenging to determine which dentist in NW Calgary is the best one for you. The great things about having so many options is that you can find a truly great dentist, but it also means a bit more effort to sift through the options.
It’s also important to note that what one person thinks is an exceptional dentist isn’t always the case for the next person. What you need in a dentist and dental clinic changes depending on your personal oral health, if you have a family, if you have benefits and so many other factors.
Here are some things to consider when choosing a dentist in NW Calgary:
-What type of dental care do you need?
-Are there any specialized services you require such a orthodontics or endodontics?
-What personality traits or approach is important to you?
-Do you have children?
-What type of benefits do you have?
-Do you need payment options?
-Location - Is close to home, school or work best for your schedule?
-Hours of Operation - Do you need evening and weekend appointments?
Once you have a good idea of what you need, here are some tips to find it:
1. Ask around. Look for friends, family or colleagues that moight have similar needs to those of you and your family. Ask them who they see to find out if any referral options could be a good fit for your needs.
2. Check out websites. An excellent way to find out what a dental clinic is all about is their website. It’s like an expanded brochure and will tell you what they offer, their hours, flexibility and if they have specialities that you require.
3. Check Google reviews and rating. This information can tell you a lot about what the dentist is like and how it is to deal with their clinic overall. If you notice a very high or lower rating, check through a few comments to find out why. Sometimes there was a problem that is now addressed or simply one disgruntled person who brought down the whole rating. Look for signs that concerns are addressed and that improvements have been made.
4. Meet and Greet. Book a meet and greet with any clinic you’re considering before you book your first appointment. This way you have a no risk opportunity to visit the clinic, ensure it’s conveniently located and convenient to get to, meet the staff and get a sense if it’s a good fit.
There are many clinics in Callgary to explore so choosing the right one for you can take a bit of time. Poke around until you have a few great options and then visit them to ensure what you have heard and read resonates and works for you. Often you know just by a quick gut feeling and assessment what will be a good fit for you.
When you’re looking for a new dentist in NW Calgary, take your time and you’ll be glad you did!