Finding a dentist

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Finding a dentist

  1. 1. Finding a Dentist
  2. 2. Finding a dentist shouldnt be a daunting task.There are plenty of resources available toyou, especially on the internet; and aquick Google search for Calgary Dentistswill yield a long list of potential candidatesalong with reviews and locations as well.You can access provincial DentalAssociation websites for help finding aqualified and registered dentist in yourarea. But finding any dentist and findingthe right dentist for you are not the sameendeavor; so, here are some tips that willmake finding a good dentist easier.
  3. 3. If youre planning a move to a new city or within your current city and you wantto find a dentist closer to your home, the first person you can speak to isyour current dentist. S/he will often be able to give you a referral; andnothing is better than a referral from a trusted dentist. If however yourcurrent dentist cannot offer a referral, you should speak to family members,friends, coworkers or even other medical professionals about a dentist theytrust.
  4. 4. Before you decide on a particular dentist, it will be well worth your time to meetand interview several potential candidates. Obviously, you want to choose adentist with an excellent service history and extensive experience, but you alsowant to choose somebody with whom you can build a good rapport. Sinceyoull likely be seeing this medical professional at least twice a year for theforeseeable future, finding a dentist should be as much about personalcomfort 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 professionaldental staff. You should also make a list of questions that you would like to asksuch as dentist availability (i.e. will you be able to get an appointment that isconvenient and timely), office hours, services offered, and whether they offerafter hours emergency care. Another factor that will likely determine whichdentist you ultimately choose is whether they will accept your insuranceprovider. Some dental offices require that you pay up front, while others will billinsurance companies directly.

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