Visiting a dentist for routine dental care is a proactive way to maintain your smile and indeed your overall well-being. Vancouver BC has a wealth of dental practices and clinics from which to choose. Whether you have a tooth ache or just need a regular check-up or cleaning, you don’t have to travel far to find competent dental care.
Dental Health Important to overall health
Believe it or not, the state of your mouth has a lot to do with your overall health. One look under a microscope at a single drop of your saliva can tell your doctor a lot about the state of your body. Many conditions manifest as mouth lesions or other oral problems and symptoms, which can be helpful in uncovering the early signs of systemic diseases like diabetes or even AIDS. Also, problems with your teeth and gums can cause or exacerbate heart disease. With all the potential ways your oral health can impact your bodily health, finding a good dentist is crucial. But how do you find the right one and one conveniently located close to you? To help, we’ve compiled three sites ranked on a scale from 1 to 5, 5 being the best, to help you find a great dentist or dental surgeon in Vancouver, BC.
Now to the Sites…
Opencare (https://www.opencare.com/dentists/vancouver-bc) claims to help you “Find the Top Dentists and Dentistry Offices” in Vancouver. Opencare was founded in 2012 with the stated vision is to change the way patients and health providers interact through an innovative and a streamlined appointment booking platform. It’s a good platform, too. We tried it and were impressed with how it quickly cycled us through a series of specific and relevant questions designed to match us with a dentist in our area that also accepts our insurance plan.
Clean navigation and clear info make for an excellent user experience
Questions included How long has it been seen you’ve been to the dentist? Are you nervous about seeing a dentist and do you prefer a male or female practitioner? The results include a photo of your dentist and a map that lets you know where and how far you must travel to the dentist’s office.
Overall rating 3.50 out of 5
Site navigation 4
Overall design 4
Agent Support 3
Search Function 3
123dentist.com (https://www.123dentist.com). There’s one word for how awesome this site is: appointment concierge. Different and very helpful. Click on it right from the nav bar, and connect instantly with a live operator. Even better, the appointment concierge service is available daily from 9 am to 8 pm to help you access a local dentist that’s right for you.
Wonderfully interactive site without being too busy or overwhelming
You can also search for a dentist by location and availability, service offered, and even what language they speak. You have got to love a site that presents myriad options that are easy to access straight from the nav bar. The graphics and photos of smiling dental professionals are nice too.
Overall rating 4 out of 5
Site navigation 4
Overall design 3
Agent Support 4.5
Search Function 4.5
The third and final site on our list is BC Dental or Your Dental Health.ca
(https://www.bcdental.org). Run by the British Columbia Dental Association, this site is comprehensive and enables you to run a targeted search to return the best options possible. You can search for the type of dentist, languages spoken in the office, sedation techniques, type of procedure and appointment hours. You can even access emergency care if required. The site design isn’t the best aesthetically, but it has a good navigation bar and helpful content including an FAQ.
Comprehensive search option to help narrow options quickly
Overall rating 2.87 out of 5
Site navigation 2
Overall design 3.5
Agent Support 4
Search Function 2
The importance of dental health is something far too many of us take for granted. Finding a good dentist is an endeavor best approached with as much effort and gravity as one would use to select a family doctor. Vancouver BC is fortunate to have an array of excellent dental professionals from which to choose. We hope this brief survey gave you some idea of available sites that will not only help you find a skilled, well-qualified dental professional but offer a great user experience. Happy searching and choose well!