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How to Choose the Right Dentist for You

Are you looking for a dentist in Scarborough? Finding the right dentist can be a tricky task, so today our dentists are offering some advice on how to make the right choice.

Reputation

A good dentist will be well-known in their community. Inquire with family, friends, and coworkers about the dentists they use, and then research their 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

Your relationship with your dentist is an important one, so one of the most essential things to consider is whether you’ll feel comfortable with this person. During your initial consultation or appointment with a new dentist, consider the following:

Do they listen to you as you describe your symptoms and ask questions? Do you have any fears or anxieties that you'd be comfortable expressing, and do they effectively answer your questions about the procedures you'll need? Is it clear that the dentist hears and understands your concerns?

Specialties, Services & Emergency Care

Dental technology advancements 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 dentistry? 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?

Accessibility

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 often vary by practice. Does your dentist follow the current Dental Association Fee Guide for your province? Do they accept your insurance and can they file your insurance claim electronically?

Are there multiple payment options (personal checks, credit cards, interest-free payment plans)?

While your health is the most important consideration, money is also a consideration. Do not be afraid to request an estimate for any procedures. Our administrative team is always available to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have.

Scheduling

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

The Office

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 Markham Steeles Dental Centre 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

When it comes to selecting a dentist, it's also important to ensure that your new dentist shares your values. Speak with the dentist about his or her approach to dentist-patient relationships and whether you two are a good fit.

Welcoming new patients in Scarborough

Our dentists and team are always happy to welcome new patients to our office. If you are looking for a new dentist in Scarborough, we hope you’ll consider us!

If you’d like to book an office tour or an initial dental exam at Markham Steeles Dental Centre, please contact us.

New Patients Always Welcome!

If you are looking for a dentist in Scarborough, please consider our conveniently located office at the corner of Markham & Steeles. Our caring, professional staff is here to serve the dental care needs of you and your entire family.

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Contact our Scarborough Office

Give us a call to book your next appointment, or if you have questions about our hours, services or fees!

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Location & Office Hours

Conveniently located in the Walmart at Markham and Steeles, we're open late to serve the needs of your family.

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Our Dentists & Dental Team

Our team proudly serves the Scarborough community in English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Arabic.

Book your next dental appointment today!

Our team at Markham Steeles Dental Centre are welcoming new patients to our Scarborough dental office. Whether you need a cleaning, dental filling, root canal or other dental services, we can help. Call or email us to book an appointment today!

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