FOLLOW JAY'S JOURNEY TO A BRIGHTER, HEALTHIER SMILE!
Follow along with us as we work with Jay to give him the smile he’s always wanted. This Journey will show you what you can expect when you trust LifeSmiles with your oral health. From easing your nerves and anxiety so you can fall asleep in the chair, to giving you the smile you can be proud of. Let the journey begin!
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DOES THE CLINIC HOURS FIT YOUR SCHEDULE?Your dental appointment should be able to work around your schedule. Taking off work or school for dental services shouldn't be the only option. LifeSmiles Dental Corp is open when you need them, 6 days a week including early mornings and late evenings.
HOW FAR IS THE DENTAL CLINIC?Does location really matter? Of course! The location can change your appointment from a one hour turn-over-time to a three hour trip. Especially if you have to consider buses, rush hour traffic, and/or if you're traveling with kids. LifeSmiles Dental has 6 convenient locations across Manitoba, with multiple clinics in Winnipeg.
HAVE YOU CHECKED THEIR REVIEWS?Always, always, always check a dentists online reviews! Reviews are a reliable source and will give you intel on how the clinic is operated. Google My Business, Facebook Reviews, and Yelp are great sources.
DO THEY PRACTICE PAIN-FREE DENTISTRY?LifeSmiles Dental Corp offers nitrous oxide and oral sedation to manage your pain and stress levels or you can go the traditional route of local anesthetic and still feel no pain. When you visit our clinic, please mention if you suffer from anxiety or are generally nervous about dental procedures. We will come up with the best plan of action, to make you feel the most comfortable.
HOW DOES THE DENTAL CLINIC HANDLE INSURANCE?Financial surprises aren't usually fun. If your dentist or the administrator is being vague about fees or their insurance procedure, it's a red flag. Don't continue with services until you know the breakdown of costs. At LifeSmiles Dental before we start a procedure we'll give you a cost-estimate so that you know approximately how much the treatment fees will cost. If you like, once we have a treatment plan and the cost we can check with your insurance company to see what is covered. This way we can submit your claim to your insurance company immediately if we have all the information we need. Sometimes, if this information isn't readily available, you'll have the choice of either delaying treatment until we have 100% of the information or beginning treatment right away on a pay-as-you-go basis. In order to make this decision easier, a LifeSmiles Treatment Coordinator will be happy to take the time to go over your insurance coverage and give you a better idea of what your best payment approach might be. Please contact us for more information.
WHAT IF YOUR INSURANCE DOESN’T COVER THE DENTAL WORK YOU NEED?They should have alternate financing options. LifeSmiles has several different interest-free payment plans to make it easier for you to get your dental work done when you need it.
DOES THE DETNAL CLINIC HAVE AMPLE FREE PARKING?You shouldn’t have to pay for parking for the privilege of going to get your dental work done. LifeSmiles offers free parking at our various locations. Most of our locations are near major bus routes as well.
DO THEY EXPLAIN YOUR INSURANCE COVERAGE AND HOW IT WORKS TO YOU, OR DO YOU HAVE TO EXPLAIN IT TO THEM?"LifeSmiles has a dedicated treatment coordinator to help you understand your insurance, including what it covers and how it works.
CAN THEIR DENTISTS FIT EMERGENCY PATIENTS IN IF YOU CHIP A TOOTH, LOSE A FILLING, HAVE SEVERE PAIN, ETC.?"If a clinic only has 1 or 2 dentists, they will have trouble fitting in a real emergency. LifeSmiles has 5 dentists on staff and can usually handle your situation that same day.
DO YOU HAVE TO GO ELSEWHERE TO GET MUCH OF YOUR DENTAL WORK DONE?If a convenient location is important, do you want to drive all over the city to get your dental work completed? LifeSmiles has lots of dentists on staff, each providing their own experience and expertise. This allows us to perform almost all of the oral health procedures you will require. Together, we bring over 50 years of experience to your dental care.
DOES THE DENTIST'S SUPPORT STAFF SHOW SINCERE CARE FOR YOUR COMFORT AND WELLBEING?Some of your time will be spent with staff other than the dentist. Their skill and attitude can greatly affect your dental experience. At LifeSmiles, our support staff will make your visit as comfortable as possible.
ASK ABOUT THEIR TECHNOLOGYDental equipment and technology is always evolving, don't be shy to ask how advance a clinic is. For example, LifeSmile's newly installed digital X-ray reduces radiation! We are one of the first offices in South Winnipeg to offer this service. We even offer state-of-the-art sterilization practices and laser whitening dentistry. These perks aren't available at every clinic, so it's always best to double check.