Alberta is the most expensive place to get dental care in Canada. In the past 10 years, fees for dental services have climbed 56%, and Alberta is the most expensive place in Canada to care for your pearly whites.
Bruce Yaholnitsky is a Calgary dentist and a director for the Alberta Dental Association and College who gave several reasons for our high costs:
Lee Kinasewich, Summit Benefits managing partner, says: "You need to know what exactly is covered by your plan, including how often you can visit your dentist, how many units of scaling are included, and educate yourself on the fee guide set out by your insurance company so you can compare that against a dentist's fees."
No set fee schedule in Alberta
Because the Alberta Dental Association does not regulate fees, each dental office sets its own prices. Each insurance company also sets their own fee guide. What does this mean for you as a patient?