Frequently Asked Questions
People often have a number of questions about dentistry and our Dental Clinic. We’ve decided share some of the more popular ones.
At what age should I start bringing my child to the dentist?
It’s never too early to have your child get accustomed to the dentist. That being said, we would like to see children by their first birthday or 6 months after the first tooth as come through, whichever occurs first.
How often should I see the dentist?
Healthy children, teens and adults should see a dentist for a regular checkup and cleaning once every six months. If you have certain health conditions, or are prone to dental diseases, you may need to visit us more often.
What should I bring to my first appointment?
You should bring any dental insurance information you might have, as well a list of medications you’re on, allergies and other medical conditions you might have.
Are children’s dental visits covered by Nova Scotia’s MSI?
Some dental procedures are covered for children under the age of 15. Please consult the Nova Scotia Children’s Oral Health Program for more information.
What insurance plans do Silver and Dobbin accept and is direct billing an option?
We accept most major health insurance carries (Atlantic Blue Cross, Claims Secure, Great West Life, Manulife, Sunlife, etc) and provide direct billing as well.
Do you have a cancellation fee?
Yes. Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be subject to our cancellation fee.
What payment options do you accept?
We offer an array of payment options; including cash, debit card, cheque as well as MasterCard and Visa.