How do I find a good dentist?

Here are some ways to find a dentist:

  • The Ontario Dental Association has an online Find a Dentist service. Type in your postal code or city to find a list of 5 dentists in your area. You can do the search many times to see different lists of dentists in your area.
  • Look online to find dentists in your area.
  • Some local hospitals have dental clinic programs.

You may also be eligible for community dental programs.

When you choose a dentist, you might think about:

  • Does the dentist answer your questions clearly?
  • Does the dentist explain your options for treatment?
  • Does the dentist tell you what the all the costs will be before you start treatment?
  • Can you pay a lower price if you do not have dental insurance?

Both the Ontario Dental Association and the Canadian Dental Association have information about what you can expect from a dentist and general tips about caring for your teeth and gums.

Some dentists also offer specialized services such as orthodontics, which involves straightening teeth and jaws (often with "braces").

For More Information

  • Ontario Dental Association - Has information about what you can expect from a dentist and general tips about caring for your teeth and gums.
  • Canadian Dental Association - Has information about what you can expect from a dentist and general tips about caring for your teeth and gums.
Last updated: August 18, 2016 4001226