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Why Switching Dentists Makes Sense


If you’ve recently moved, had a change in your familial status, or are simply looking for a different dental experience, you may want to consider switching dentists. Good news is, changing dentists is an easy process. We’ve provided a list of the most common reasons why people make the switch to help you determine if it’s the right decision for you.

You Need Direct Billing

You’re busy, and sometimes just making it to your dentist appointment on time can be a challenge, let alone filling out insurance forms. Not to mention, paying for dental care upfront and having to wait weeks to be reimbursed by cheque is old-school – and a real drain on your finances!

If you need the convenience of direct billing, switching to a dental office that provides this service will save you time, stress and money.

You Need Convenience

If you have difficulty fitting your routine dentist appointments into your busy work schedule or family life, a dental office that offers extended hours outside of the regular Monday to Friday business hours, such as evenings and weekends, can make booking your appointments a lot easier and will enhance future dental experiences.

At Dawson Dental, our Patient Center and select regional offices are open 7 days a week.

You Have Moved

If you’ve recently relocated to a new area, for example the opposite end of town, the commute to visit your current dentist could eat up valuable time. If this is the case, you might want to save yourself some mileage by looking for a dentist that is more conveniently located and easily accessible.

For most of our patients, there is a Dawson Dental location within 15 minutes from home. Visit our Locations page to find the office nearest you.

Your Familial Status Has Changed

If you’ve gotten married or started a family, booking medical appointments can turn into quite the juggling act. It’s undoubtedly easier for all members of the household to see the same dentist. As they grow, your children may require different types of dental work. You might be looking to improve your own smile by having some cosmetic dental work done. Find a dental office that will offer a wide range of services to satisfy everyone in your family. There will be no need to make multiple appointments with a couple of professionals to meet everyone’s needs.

Your Dentist Has Retired or Moved to Another Office

Just like anyone else, dentists retire, move away, and even change career paths, forcing you to find an alternative. In that case, it’s good to keep an open mind. Depending on your previous situation, you might even enjoy the benefit of a modern facility that offers additional perks and services (such as Wi-Fi, a kid’s playroom, or sedation options) to make your visit, and your family’s visit, more enjoyable.

Do Whatever Feels Right to You When Deciding When it’s Time to Switch Dentists

It’s important to note that no two people are alike. Everyone has different expectations from their dentist, and any healthcare provider for that matter. You invest lots of time and energy in building a relationship with your dentist so it’s important to find someone you feel comfortable with and who is a good fit for you. Open communication between you and your dentist is vital and will really help build that rapport. 

Think about your lifestyle, needs and expectations of care. Consider the convenience factor of everything from location, to booking hours and billing procedures, and then do what feels right to you, whether that’s staying where you are, or making a change.