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Patient Testimonial

Patient Testimonial

We love seeing our patients smile – especially the nervous ones.

Watch this video to hear a testimonial from a patient of our that was nervous prior to coming for their dental appointment. 

Be proud of your smile!

Need a new dentist in West Edmonton? Schedule a meet-and-greet to learn how we can help design your smile!

How to Find & Choose a New Dentist

How to Find & Choose a New Dentist

Is it time to find a new dentist? Are you ready to start your search, but unsure of the first step? Here’s a useful guide for finding and choosing a new dentist.

Why You Need a New Dentist

There are several reasons why you may be thinking, “Out with the old, in with the new.” Perhaps you’re looking for higher quality care, which requires a dentist that utilizes best practices, personalized treatment plans and modern equipment. Improved customer service may also be a factor. If you feel unwelcome and uncomfortable during dental appointments, it’s time to find a patient-centered clinic that puts your mind at ease.

Changing needs and circumstances also warrant a search for a new dentist. You may require specialized treatments or are relocating to a different area. It’s more practical to search for a clinic that offers specific services or one that is conveniently situated in your new neighborhood.

Steps for Finding a New Dentist

The easiest first step is to consult with Google. Simply search “dentist near me” on your smartphone, tablet or computer and Google will provide you with a list of prospective clinics. Secondly, ask your network if they’ve received treatment at any of the clinics on your list. This is an optional step, but gathering feedback from trusted family members, friends and co-workers can add value to your search. You can even ask your current dentist for recommendations or a referral.

The next step is to schedule meet-and-greets with your top contenders. Visiting clinics and meeting dental teams will allow you to determine whether they are welcoming, professional and patient-centered. There’s nothing like a positive first impression to point you in the right direction.

How to Choose a Dentist

There are a few key factors you should consider when choosing a new dentist:

  • Customer-centered attitude. Is the dentist concerned about your oral and general well being? Is the team welcoming and friendly?
  • Educational background and best practices. What credentials does the dentist have? Is the dental team regularly educated about best practices, treatment options, effective tools, etc.?
  • Clinic appearance. Is the space clean? Does it look like a professional environment?
  • Convenience. Is the clinic located close to your home or workplace? Will the office hours work with your schedule?

Keep these points in mind when choosing the best dentist for you.

What Happens Next?

So, you’ve completed the process of finding and choosing a new dentist. What happens next? You should schedule an introductory appointment with the clinic, which should include the following:

  • Comprehensive oral check-up
  • New patient record creation
  • Book next appointment

About Donsdale Dental

With more than 30 years of combined experience, you’re in good hands with the Donsdale Dental team. We offer general dental services using the latest technologies and best practices to ensure you have an outstanding dental experience. Our caring and knowledgeable team is excited to meet you! Stop by and say hello when you’re in the area or call today to schedule a meet-and-greet.

Be proud of your smile!

Need a new dentist in West Edmonton? Schedule a meet-and-greet to learn how we can help design your smile!

Smile your way to increased productivity

Smile your way to increased productivity

Welcome to the first in our 7 Days of Smiling series of posts. Our mission is to promote the simple and profound act of smiling more 🙂

As our lives get busier and busier, we’re always looking for the next “productivity hack” – something that will allow us to do more in less time for increased productivity.

There are countless numbers of apps for your phone that promise to make you more efficient. However, one of the simplest things you can do to increase your productivity is to smile more.

Taking a “smile break” has the effect of focusing your attention on something other than your task at hand. This small mental break is critical to increasing your productivity as it allows you to work longer and reduce the burnt-out feeling at the end of the day.

The pomodoro technique is a great way to incorporate breaks into your work day. Combining smile breaks with pomodoro is a great way to supercharge your productivity!

Try taking smile breaks for the next 7 days and let us know how it worked for you.

 

Be proud of your smile!

Need a new dentist in West Edmonton? Schedule a meet-and-greet to learn how we can help design your smile!

Our doors are open!

Our doors are open!

We’re thrilled to announce that our doors are now open. If you’re looking for a dentist in West Edmonton, come visit us to learn about our services and to meet our staff.

We’re opening soon

We’re opening soon

Our brand new clinic is opening soon. We’ll update you here with all the construction and design details.