Whether you are in need of a new dentist because the dentist you have been seeing since you were a little kid is retiring, or because you haven't been to a dentist's office in years and the pain you're suffering from in your teeth is too unbearable to tolerate, there are many ways you can go about finding a new dentist.
The wonderful thing about living in a urban place is that there are plenty of dentist locations to choose from. That's one of the benefits of living in a big city or town, as there's never a shortage of whatever you need, such as dentists.
One way to go about finding a dentist is to cold call dental clinics and ask if they're accepting new patients. You'll more than likely come to find that many of the dentists are accepting new patients, so you shouldn't have much trouble getting a dentist that way. However, some people don't want to be treated by a dentist they don't know much about. That's a valid concern to have, and if you feel that way, you can always ask around for a referral.
Turn to your friends, family members, and co-workers, to ask them for a dental referral. You should be able to get the names of a dentist or two in the area that will be willing to bring you in for an examination and consultation. There's nothing that will bind you to being treated by that dentist, as it gives you a chance to feel them out, and see if you want to be treated by them. It also gives them an opportunity to see what kind of dental care you require, and provide you with treatment options.
If for whatever reason, you can't get a referral you should take your search to the Internet. We use the Internet for everything nowadays, and finding a dentist is just one more thing we can add to the list. By searching for dentists online you're giving yourself a chance to scope out the dental scene, without having to actually take any time out of your day to go visit offices.
With a quick online search using the greater Toronto area as the location, we were able to find these dentists within seconds. You can tell quite a lot about the practice just from their website name:
UptownYongeDental.com, located on Yonge Street in Toronto
SunriseKidsDental.com, focusing on pediatric dentistry
DrNguyenDental.com, a small office with just one dentist
When searching for a dentist online you'll be presented with a large number of search results, so make sure you take the time to go over them carefully. Visit any websites that come up in the search, to see what types of services are offered, where they are located, how much they charge, and if any testimonials are provided on their websites. You should be able to get enough information to make an informed decision, and from there all you have to do is make an appointment.