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At Bathurst College Dentistry we work tirelessly to alleviate dental anxiety and fear. Giving your family the most comfortable and effortless dental experience possible. The overwhelming fear of dental appointments can be a common cause of anxiety. Many children and adults alike visualize a drill-wielding man in a white coat just waiting to cause pain and remove teeth. The reality, however, is quite different. The comfort, relaxation and happiness of the patient are embedded deep at the heart of Bathurst College Dentistry. Our front office staff, dentists and hygienists will do whatever they can to reduce anxiety, allay fears and provide painless, quick treatments. There are also a wide variety of safe anesthetics available to eliminate pain and reduce anxiety during routine appointments. Our goal, at Bathurst College Dentistry is to create an environment where you feel at home and excited to visit us, every time. We are a team that pays attention to detail and continually strives to meeting and exceeding your dental health expectations.

How to overcome dental anxiety?

Dental anxiety and fear can become completely overwhelming. It is estimated that as many as 35 million people do not visit the dental office at all because they are too afraid. Receiving regular dental checkups and cleanings is incredibly important. Having regular routine checkups is the easiest way to maintain excellent oral hygiene and reduce the need for more complex treatments.

What is so special about our team?

At Bathurst College Dentistry we pay special attention to providing you with individualised care that addresses your dental anxiety and fears. At your first visit we recommend a provider that will deliver individualized care to you and your family, make the experience enjoyable.


1) Talk to us.

Here are some tips to help reduce dental fear and anxiety: Remember that your dentist is not a mind reader. Though it can be hard to talk about your fears with a stranger, the dentist can take extra precautions during visits if fears and anxiety are communicated.

2) Bring bluetooth, wireless earbuds.

Music acts as a relaxant and drowns out any fear-producing noises from the dental treatments. Listening to calming music throughout the appointment will help to reduce anxiety.

3) Agree on a signal.

Many people are afraid that the dentist will not know they are in significant pain during the appointment and will carry on the procedure regardless. The best way to solve this problem is to agree on a “stop” hand signal with the dentist. Both parties can easily understand signals like raising the hand or tapping on the chair.

4) Periodically ask to look in the mirror.

Not being able to see what is happening can increase anxiety and make the imagination run wild. Watching the progress of a procedure can help keep reality at the forefront of the mind.

5) Sedation options.

In special situations, if there is no other way to cope, sedation offers an excellent option for many people. Speak with our BCD team to confirm what (if any), sedation options are available. There are several types of sedation, but the general premise behind them is the same: the patient regains their faculties after treatment is complete. We look forward to addressing all your dental fears and treating you with love, respect, and kindness at Bathurst College Dentistry. To schedule appointments for you and your family please call us today at 416 925–0154. Email: You can book family appointments in person by visiting us at 474 College Street, Suite 103 Toronto, Ontario M6G 1A4