We are delighted to welcome new patients to our Halifax dental office and offer multi-lingual services so you can get the dental care you need. Here is what you can expect at your first appointment.
Your First Visit
Before your first appointment at our office, please arrive about 10 minutes early so that you have time to fill out any necessary forms. You'll wait for your appointment in our reception area, where you'll find plenty of reading materials and comfortable chairs.
Expect to spend about 90 minutes at your first appointment. To start, you and your dentist will review your medical history and oral health needs. Your dentist will then conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, jaws, and bite before taking a series of photos and x-rays. An oral cancer screening will also be completed.
Your dentist will create a customized dental treatment plan for you based on your medical history and exam. The hygienist or dentist will also answer any questions you may have about your dental health and treatment options.
Read these frequently asked questions to learn what to expect at your first visit to our dental clinic.
- What amenities does your clinic feature?
Our dental clinic features a variety of amenities to make your visit more enjoyable, including our convenient location and free parking.
When you arrive, you'll meet our friendly reception staff and be able to relax in our comfortable seating area while you wait. We are accessible via public transit and provide wheelchair accessible areas.
- How can I book an appointment?
Please contact our office during our regular business hours to schedule a dental appointment. You can also book your next appointment during your visit.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call us immediately, and we'll do our best to make room in our schedule to see you.
- How do I cancel or reschedule an appointment?
To cancel or reschedule an appointment, please
If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please call us or talk to us in person, rather than emailing. The sooner you notify us about the change of plans, the better. Knowing well in advance will free us to open space in our schedule for another patient.
- Do you offer appointment reminders?
In the days before your appointment, we will send an automated appointment reminder by either phone or email. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please call us as soon as possible to notify us.
- Do you offer direct insurance billing?
We ask that all patients read through and understand their insurance policies. At Spryfield Dentistry, we accept most insurance plans and offer direct billing. On your first appointment, please bring your insurance information with you, and we will be happy to submit your claim to your insurance company directly.
- Do you offer multiple payment methods?
We offer multiple payment methods, including cash, cheque, debit, or credit card.
- Do you provide services in any language other than English?
Yes, we also provide our dental services in Persian and Malay, so you can understand every aspect of your oral and dental care.
- Do you offer evening or weekend hours?
We understand that booking dental appointments during regular business and school hours can be difficult for our patients. For your convenience, we offer evening and weekend hours so you and your family can get the dental care you need. Our office hours are:
Monday: 9:00 am ‐ 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am ‐ 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am ‐ 3:00 pm
Please note: We are closed every second Friday.
- My family is pressed for time. Can we book our appointments at the same time?
Of course! We are delighted to offer whole-family appointment bookings for your convenience. Just contact our office, and we'd be happy to arrange a time that works for everyone.