Lifetime Smiles Dental Hygiene Clinic in Calgary is about to turn 3 years old. wow – what a 3 years it has been.
People are still discovering that seeking treatment in a Dental Hygiene Clinic is an option. We have had excellent feedback from our clients. Many are happy to have found an affordable dental cleaning in Calgary, especially those who have moved from other provinces and experienced sticker shock here in booming Alberta.
Have 3 years been smooth sailing? No, not completely. Directly billing to dental insurance and dealing with dental insurance companies mistakes has been challenging and cause for revamping of billing policies, but we feel we have a great system now. Our clinic has staff, overhead costs and we provide a high quality service, so while we are very generous, we still need to be compensated.
Our goal setting out was to make it EASY. EASY for someone to have “just a dental cleaning” if that is what they want and need. We aren’t “selling” elective dental treatments, but can certainly discuss required treatment, and answer questions about dental procedures. EASY for those who work to book an appointment – thus the evening and Saturday hours. EASY for families to fit dental healthcare in their budget – so no cost Happy Visits for those up to age 3 years and a Sports mouth guard program for life. EASY for those who can’t pay the bill upfront and then get reimbursed by dental insurance by directing billing the insurance company. EASY for those with a dentist in a different geographic area – we have taken digital x-rays and intraoral photos and sent to dentists across Canada, USA, and even Columbia for our patients.
When services are required outside our clinic we put patients in touch with programs and services that can meet their needs but still the cost of dentistry often is the barrier – this has NOT BEEN EASY. We have great working relationships with Dentists, Orthodontists as well as a range of other dental specialists. Through prevention of dental disease, and education we hope to reduce the need for costly treatments – so we continue to focus on Education and Prevention.
We have given back by participating in various dental missions world wide, as well as to the local community by participating every year in A Gift From The Heart – a day of no cost dentistry.
Very proud to say that we have NOT RAISED OUR FEES since opening 3 years ago !!!
Thank you to all our clients who spread the word and support the concept of a Dental Hygiene Clinic – because of your support all of this has been possible! THANK YOU