Dentists in Edmonton
You would think that finding a dentist in Edmonton would be a fairly simple thing, and it can be if you know what to look for. There are lots of Edmonton dentists, so you have plenty of options to choose from, but that in itself can be a problem. There is no possible way that you could try out every single dentist in Edmonton before you make your selection, so you are going to have to base your decision on something else.
Most people choose there dentist either by asking their friends about their dentist, or by randomly picking a name out of the Yellow Pages. This can be an acceptable way to find a dentist but it may not be a great option. Many people have started using the internet as a way to find a dentist. There are lots of websites that offer reviews of Edmonton dentists, but it really isn't a good idea to base your decision off of a website review. The problem with all of these approaches is that a dentist who is good for one person isn't necessarily good for another. Choosing a dentist is a personal thing, you will want to make sure that you find one you are comfortable with.
The internet or referrals from friends are a good way to narrow down your options, but you are going to need to actually talk to the dentist yourself and make sure he is a good fit for you. You will probably want to ask him about his qualifications, there aren't a lot of unlicensed dentists in Edmonton so you can probably assume he graduated from dental school. You may however want to ask about where he went to dental school and how long he has been in practice. These days no dentist provides every procedure, there are a lot of specialized procedures, so you will want to make sure a dentist you are considering provides any procedures that you may require. You will also want to ask about his training and experience to provide these procedures.
An important factor in selecting a dentist is going to be location, it should not be the primary concern but for most people it will be a major one. Nobody wants to have to drive all over Edmonton just to see their dentist so you are going to want to choose one that is close to where you live or work. The hours that the practice is open may be another factor that you want to consider. A lot of Edmonton dentists are now opening early in the morning or staying open into the evening so that patients can schedule their dental appointments around their work schedule.