Your First Visit
Looking for a new dentist in Halifax? Our dentists are always welcoming new patients to our downtown dental clinic.
Relax. You're in Good Hands.
Our friendly and experienced dental team is always happy to welcome new patients into our dental family, and we're dedicated to making each visit you have with us a comfortable, efficient one.
We want to take the stress out of visiting the dentist for you by helping you be prepared for your appointment ahead of time, working at your pace while you're with us, answering all your questions, and giving you the tools and information you need to keep your smile healthy between visits, too.
Your First Visit
Find out what to expect during your first visit with us by reading through the steps below.
On the day of your first appointment, please arrive about 10 minutes early to fill out any necessary forms. If you prefer, you can fill out the New Patient Form ahead of time below. You'll wait for your appointment to begin in our reception area, where you'll find plenty to read, free wifi, and comfortable chairs.
Your first appointment will take about an hour. Before the cleaning and checkup begins, you and your dentist will discuss your medical history and oral health needs. Your dentist will then complete a thorough examination of your gums, teeth, bite and jaws, as well as a professional cleaning. The exam will include a series of dental x-rays and photos, and an oral cancer screening.
Based on your medical history and exam, your dentist will create a dental treatment plan for you, with hygiene and preventive care as the primary focus. During your appointment, please don't hesitate to ask your dentist or hygienist any questions you may have about your dental health and treatment options.
Scotia Dental FAQs
Read these frequently asked questions to learn what to expect at our dental clinic.
- What kind of approach does your dental team take to patient care?
Our dentists and support team take a preventive approach to care, with a focus on hygiene and ongoing maintenance.
We strongly believe that patients who are well informed about their dental health are better equipped to maintain it in the long run. For this reason, patient education plays a key role in our approach as well.
- How can I book an appointment?
To book a dental appointment, please contact our office during regular business hours. If you prefer, you can also book your next appointment while you're here at the office.
If you have a dental emergency, please call us straight away, and we'll do our best to make room in our schedule to see you.
- How do I cancel or reschedule an appointment?
If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please call us or talk to us in person. The sooner you can let us know about the change of plans, the better. Knowing well in advance will allow us to open up the space in our schedule for other patients who might need it.
- Do you offer appointment reminders?
A day or two before your appointment, you will receive automated phone, text or email appointment reminders from us. If you must cancel or reschedule an appointment, please call us as soon as possible to let us know.
- Do you offer direct insurance billing?
Scotia Dental is pleased to accept most insurance plans. Please bring your insurance information with you to your appointment, and we will be happy to submit your claim to your insurance company on your behalf.
- Does your team speak languages other than English?
Yes, in addition to English, we are proud to offer services in Arabic, Mandarin, French, Hindi, Telegu, and Farsi.
- My family is very busy. Can we book our appointments at the same time?
Of course! We accept whole-family appointment booking for your convenience. Just contact our office, and we'll arrange a time that works for everyone.
- Do you offer dental services for kids?
Certainly! Our friendly dentists and team love working with kids, and we offer a range of dental services to meet their unique dental health needs.
- What teeth whitening options do you offer?
Our dentists can offer patients both in-office or at-home professional whitening treatments, depending on their needs and time constraints.
- What orthodontic treatments do you offer?
Our Halifax dental clinic offers Invisalign clear orthodontic aligners as an alternative to traditional metal braces for adults and teens with misaligned teeth.
- I'm really nervous about my appointment. Can you help?
We know how stressful dental appointments can be for some of our patients. Our friendly and compassionate team has a variety of systems and practices in place to help you relax during your appointments, and get the care you need.
- I grind my teeth in my sleep. How can you help?
Our dentists offer custom made night guards to help protect your teeth and provide relief for the symptoms of bruxism.
- What should I do if I have a dental emergency?
If you need immediate dental care, contact our office straight away during our regular business hours, and we'll make every effort to see you as soon as possible.
Call Us Now: (902) 444-8550
New Patient Form
To save some time at your first appointment fill out our New Patient Form below.
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Now Accepting New Patients
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Hours of Operation
- Monday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Tuesday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Wednesday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Thursday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Friday: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed