Parents often default to the same practitioners who have been treating them or with whom they have a long-standing relationship. But what if that isn’t the case? You may not have seen a dentist yourself for several years or you may be new to the community. If you narrow your search to isolate for practitioners who treat children, you’re likely to come up with pediatric dentists and family dentists.
Family dentists have characteristics similar to pediatric dentists in that they see many young patients and cater to their needs like a pediatric dentist, but a family dentist adults at any age. This makes a family dental practice ideal for many families.
Your family dentist wants to have the pleasure of partnering for your health over the long-term. With any new patient relationship, we take the time to develop rapport and gain trust. Family dentists have excellent chair-side manner which puts their patients at ease, and staff is chosen for their ability to work effectively with children and those with special needs.
We recommend that parents get their children started with a dental practice early, since we can begin developing a trusting relationship in our earliest interactions. We want our littlest patients to look forward to seeing us! Your dentist will take the opportunity to remind children of the importance of brushing and flossing and often spends time coaching parents on how best to care for their child’s teeth.
Looking to get in touch?
Lotus Dental Wellness is always happy to accept new patients, from individuals to families to people just visiting the area. We also offer Emergency Same-Day Appointments for those experiencing dental emergencies. Lotus Dental Wellness follows the Alberta Dental Fee Guide and offer direct billing for convenience. We look forward to seeing your smile!
Parents benefit from a family dental practice, since their ability to treat patients of all ages allows them to consolidate the number of health care team members their family works with. Since family practices aim to make clinic visits as efficient as possible for their families, each member of the family can have their checkups and cleanings performed on the same day. While this extends the length of your family’s visit, the whole family’s preventative maintenance is complete in one trip.
Care & Authenticity
Your family deserves the best from every professional in their lives, and interactions should not feel rigid or transactional. We focus on getting to know our patients and ensuring that they feel at ease to express concerns and ask questions.
If you have questions about this or other services offered by our general dentists, contact our clinic today.