Just like your family doctor, your dentist may work with dental specialists to provide you with the best care possible.Learn more »
Prevent problems early. Your child's first dental visit should occur by age one or within six months of when you see the first tooth.Learn more »
Dental care during pregnancy is not only safe, regular dental visits support your health and your baby's.Learn more »
Most dental disease is preventable—starting with these five steps to take at home.Learn more »
Clenching or grinding your teeth (often at night) may be the reason and can also cause damage to your teeth and jaw.Learn more »
Your dentist may recommend a number of treatment options to replace missing teeth, such as a denture.Learn more »
The traditional dental team consists of a dentist, a dental hygienist, one or more dental assistants and one or more receptionists and office managers.
Dental Assistants assist the dentist while the dentist is treating the patient. Dental Assistants who are certified with the BC College of Oral Health Professionals may be directed by the dentist to carry out certain procedures on patients, including:
Office managers and receptionists are vital members of the dental team and are the "face and smile" of the office. They schedule patients, look after website content, do electronic billing, manage charts and month-end reports, and assist patients with dental insurance claim forms.
Dental hygienists are trained in oral hygiene procedures which they may undertake in the dental office, including:
Dentists and certified dental specialists are highly trained, skilled professionals, and are the leaders of the dental team within a dental office. The dentist is the only member of the dental team qualified to diagnose and treat dental disease and will perform many familiar procedures.