General Practice Dentists

General practice dentists (general practitioners) provide a wide variety of dental procedures including all or most of the following:

  • Complete dental examinations and diagnosis of disease including x-rays
  • Preventive dentistry (e.g. cleanings, oral hygiene instruction, fluoride treatments, fissure sealants)
  • Restorative dentistry (e.g. fillings, crowns, veneers, bridges, dentures, implants)
  • Endodontic treatment (e.g. root canal)
  • Periodontal treatment (e.g. gum treatment)
  • Surgical treatment (e.g. extracting teeth, oral surgery)
  • Orthodontics (correcting the of alignment of teeth)
  • Cosmetic treatments (including bleaching of teeth)

Occasionally a general practitioner will recommend that a patient be referred to a dental specialist. For example, if he or she determines that the treatment required is complex enough to require the additional expertise of a dentist who has taken extra training to specialize in a particular area of dentistry.

Find a dentist:

Visit Find a Dentist for a list of dentists accepting new patients; a complete list of licensed practising dentists in BC can be found through the College of Dental Surgeons of BC.