Visiting the Dentist
Your dentist is the doctor of the mouth. Dentists are highly trained and qualified to diagnose and treat dental disease. Just like your family doctor, your dentist may work in partnership with a dental specialist to provide you with the best care possible.
Dental disease is largely preventable and regular examinations by your dentist play an important role in maintaining good health.
Visit our YouTube Channel to watch a video on the importance of regular dental exams.
If treatment is required sedation or general anesthesia may be used depending on a few factors: the nature of your treatment; your level of anxiety; and your overall health and medical history. Discuss the sedation options with your dentist to make an informed decision for your health.
If you are looking for a dentist in your area accepting patients, visit Find a Dentist; a complete list of licensed practising dentists in BC can be found through the College of Dental Surgeons of BC.
There are a number of reduced cost clinics throughout BC.