The Dental Exam – The exam consists, in part, of the dentist looking inside your mouth. In the past, you may not have ever realized an exam was taking place. Perhaps you thought the dentist was checking the work the hygienist had just completed.

How to Find a Dentist – Choosing a dentist and taking care of your oral health is a personal decision. You want a dentist you can talk to, learn from and feel good about visiting. It is best no to wait until a toothache or another emergency hits. Find a dentist as soon as you move to a new area.

Your Dental Health Care Team – Each member of your dental health team plays an important role.

How Not to See Your Dentist (more than necessary) – Good preventive oral care at home can save you money—it can also save your teeth, freshen your breath, and improve your oral and overall health.

Understanding Co-payment – Co-payment—also called co-insurance—is the portion of the bill that is your own responsibility. It's the most common way for dental plans to limit their costs, thereby providing various plans with an assortment of benefits and price points for the purchaser to choose.

Are You Covered? – Like many Canadians, you may have a dental plan through your employer, union or provincial government. This fact sheet may help you understand your plan if you're paying for dental care on your own.