Welcome to Slave Lake Dental
Looking for a dentist in Slave Lake? We're accepting new patients! Learn more about our clinic and what you can expect during your first visit, along with payment and financing options.Request Appointment
Your First Visit
Please arrive about 10 minutes early so that you have enough time to complete any required forms. You can fill out a New Patient form at your first appointment, or download, complete, and bring it with you.
To begin, your dentist will review your medical and dental history, then complete a comprehensive dental exam.
Your exam will include a detailed examination of your teeth, gums, jaw and bite, an oral cancer screening and any required x-rays.
A long-term, customized dental treatment plan will be created for you based on your history and examination.
There will also be time to ask any questions you have regarding your oral health and treatment options.
A customized treatment plan is essential to a patient's continued oral health as it takes into account their individual needs, conditions and health status.
Because every patient is different, levels of care required may vary. Regardless of your needs, we look forward to serving you.
Insurance & Financing
At Slave Lake Dental, we'll help you navigate our options for payment, direct billing to insurance companies and financing so you can focus on getting the dental care you need.
- Direct Billing to Insurance
For your convenience, offer direct billing for most insurance plans. We can submit your insurance claim electronically, leading to faster reimbursement, without the need for signatures or paper forms.
Our administrative team can help you understand your insurance plan better and can also send estimates to your insurance company prior to starting any major treatments.
Please bring your insurance plan information to your appointment.
- Financing Through PayBright or Dentalcard
Slave Lake Dental offers financing options through PayBright and/or Dentalcard to help you manage your dental payments at an affordable and comfortable pace. Both of these companies offer convenient third-party financing options so that you can finance the dental care you need now - at an affordable rate.
STEP 1 Apply Online
STEP 2 Receive Decision
Once you've received the credit decision, with your dental clinic to finalize the payment plan through either PayBright or Dentalcard.
STEP 3 Make Payments
Make payments as agreed based on the terms in your financing plan.
- Payment Methods
Any co-pays or amounts not covered by insurance are your responsibility, and must be paid at the time of your appointment.
We accept payment by debit or credit card.
Slave Lake Dental accepts new patient referrals from other dental offices, dental professionals, physicians and health units. We can provide your patient with a wide range of needed treatments right here in our office.
Live Tour of Slave Lake Dental
Read the FAQs to learn more about what to expect at Slave Lake Dental.
- What features does your clinic offer?
Our clinic offers a number of features, including:
- Convenient Location
- Free On-site Parking
- Same-Day Appointments
- Multiple Appointment Bookings for Families
- Automated and Phone Call Appointment Reminders
- What are your Complimentary Patient Comfort Menu and Patient Services features?
Complimentary Patient Comfort Menu:
Disposable slippers; fresh fruit & granola bars, water bottles; infused water; juice; coffee, tea and hot chocolate; toothbrushes; tooth paste and floss; lip balm; ear plugs; eye mask; stress balls; blanket; neck warmer; relaxing music; paraffin hand wax treatment; free wi-fi.
Complimentary Patient Services:
Patient Dental Insurance Benefits Check; financial estimate for any treatments, direct billing to dental insurance; Invisalign Consultation; Denture Consultation.
- Which communities do you serve?
In addition to Slave Lake, we serve several communities throughout northern Alberta, including High Prairie, Wabasca/Desmaris, Widewater community, Canyon Creek community, Peerless Lake, Joussard, Gift Lake, Faust, Atikameg, Red Earth Creek, La Crete, Driftpile, Kinuso, Grouard, Smith and Enilda.
- At what age should I bring my child to the dentist?
Although each child is different, we typically recommend bringing your child for their first dental appointment at one to two years old. And, bring them with you when you come to the dentist - this gives them the opportunity to get to know us before it's their turn for a visit - and definitely before they are feeling pain or discomfort.
Introducing our young patients gradually to dental treatment encourages them to become great patients who are at ease in the dentist's chair. By the time they are three or four, they'll have many positive dental experiences.
- How often should I get my teeth cleaned?
For kids, depending on their age, we recommend exams and cleanings every six months - more frequently than adults, as their developing teeth change a lot in their formative years, and are more prone to cavities.
For adults, we assess your gums and teeth and make recommendations based on your present condition. This may change over time. For example, we may recommend appointments for every six months at one visit, but if your condition worsens, you may need to come more frequently. Exams should happen at least once yearly for adults.
When it comes to what's covered by insurance, many plans provide more cleaning benefits than we can use in one visit per year, so many times the visits are covered. Our insurance experts at the front desk will be happy to look at your benefits plan and let you know what's covered.
- Does your dentist just look at your teeth?
Our patients are sometimes surprised when we discuss their gums, face, jaw and surrounding structures. You will also receive a free oral health cancer screening and a review of your overall oral health.
We look for any abnormalities or conditions that may be damaging to your teeth, for example: cavities, decay or deterioration. During a hygiene visit, they ensure dental restorations are in good condition and search for cavities. They use x-rays to see in between your teeth, where cavities typically start. Regular visits can mean the difference between getting a small filling or more extensive dental work, such as a root canal.
- How can I book an appointment?
Please contact our office during our regular business hours to book an appointment at Slave Lake Dental,
- How do I cancel or reschedule an appointment?
To cancel or reschedule an appointment, please call us. Please notify us of any change in plans as soon as possible, so we can offer the space in our schedule to another patient.
- Do you offer appointment reminders?
In the days prior to your appointment, you will receive automated phone appointment reminders from us. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please call us as soon as possible to notify us.
- Does your clinic have on-site parking?
Yes, free on-site parking is available for all our patients.
Support for Anxious Patients
Do you experience fear or anxiety around dental appointments? This is very common, however, it can prevent people from receiving the dental care they need. If this sounds familiar, not to worry.
Our team at Slave Lake Dental has a number of practices in place, including dental sedation options, to help you relax during your appointments.