How to Find a Dentist
All practicing dentists in Nova Scotia are listed in alphabetical order in the Yellow Pages (printed book or online) under “Dentists.”
The NSDA does not keep a list of practices accepting new patients, nor can it refer a member of the public to a particular dentist. Patients are encouraged to call individual practices to confirm if they accept new patients and offer the services you require.
Choosing a dentist and taking care of your oral health is a personal decision. You want a dentist you are comfortable talking with, learning from and feel good about visiting. Here are some ideas on how to find a dentist:
- Ask family, friends, neighbours or co-workers for suggestions
- Get a referral from your family doctor or local pharmacist
- If you’re moving, ask for a referral from your current dental practice
- Check the Yellow Pages
Search Nova Scotia Dentist, Your Location for dental offices in your area
Or browse by location in the
Provincial Dental Boards list of Licensed Dentists in Nova Scotia (effective july2013).
How to Be a Wise Dental Consumer
Whether you’re choosing a new dentist or have been seeing the same one since you were a child, it’s always helpful to think about making sure you are getting the right service to suit your needs. Here are some things to consider:
- Is the dental office easy to get to from your home or office?
- Is there an appointment schedule that works for you?
- Is your dentist open to discussing treatment options?
- Is information provided about fees and payment plans before treatment?
- Does the dentist or hygienist explain techniques to prevent dental problems?
- Do you take the time to ask questions and take notes about your health concerns?