A good dentist will be well-known in their neighbourhood. Research the dentists your friends, family, and coworkers recommend by asking them about their experiences with them. Online reviews are a great resource 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 you'll be comfortable with this person. Consider the following during your initial consultation or appointment with a new dentist:
Do they give you their full attention as you describe your symptoms and pose inquiries? Do they effectively address your questions about the procedures you'll need and do you feel comfortable expressing any fears or anxieties you may have? Does the dentist seem to be listening to and understanding your worries?
Specialties, Services & Emergency Care
Advances in dental technology have enabled many dentists to provide a wide range of services. Do the dentists you're considering provide a full range of services, including preventive, restorative, and cosmetic treatments? What about emergency care?
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?
Make certain that your dental office can accommodate patients with special needs. This is a crucial element of receiving comprehensive dental care, from physical accessibility to dental sedation services.
Costs & Money Matters
Costs vary widely depending on the practice. Is your dentist adhering to your province's current Dental Association Fee Guide? Do they accept your insurance, and do they have the ability to file your insurance claim electronically?
Are there multiple payment options (personal checks, credit cards, interest-free payment plans)?
Your health is the most crucial aspect, but money is also a concern. Never be afraid to request a cost estimate for any procedures. Our administrative staff is available at all times to answer your queries or address your concerns.
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?
Can you come in before your first appointment to help you make a decision? We welcome patients to visit Brooklyn Dental at a pre-arranged time to get to know our office. We are proud of our friendly team and clean, well-organized workplace. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
The Dentist’s Approach to Care
Verify that your new dentist shares the same values as you when making your dentist selection. To find out how the dentist views their patient-dentist relationships and to determine whether you two are a good fit, speak with the dentist.
Welcoming new patients in Brooklyn
Our dentists and team are always happy to welcome new patients to our office. If you are looking for a new dentist in Brooklyn, we hope you’ll consider us!