By Isabelle Morin
Oral hygiene is a very prickly thing that we often take for granted. Just brushing your teeth isn’t enough to keep your gums and teeth healthy (as many dentists on TV say) — so when emergencies come up, here are your options for the best oral surgeons in Calgary.
Regular dental check-ups and maintenance can be difficult to integrate in our daily lives, but it’s something that we need to learn to stay healthy. We should make regular appointments to our dentists to make sure our oral health is great.
Oral surgeons don’t only do surgery. They can give you great advice to prevent surgery from happening, too.
But when you do need surgery, they’ll keep you safe, and restore your smile in a jiffy! Check out the best oral surgeons in Calgary so you know where to go.
1. Steve Bureau Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
|SERVICES||Steve Bureau services|
|ADDRESS||Market Mall Professional Building|
Suite 104, 4935 – 40th Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta, T3A 2N1Southcentre Office Tower
Suite 405, 11012 MacLeod Trail SE
Calgary, Alberta, T2J 3V1
|CONTACT DETAILS||Calgary Office Phone Number: 403-286-2551|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon – Thu: 7:30 am – 3:00 pm|
Fri: 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Steve Bureau Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery gives a full scope of oral and maxillofacial services. They diagnose every kind of dental issue you can have like tooth transplants, facial trauma, and others.
They also specialise in wisdom tooth removals, and IV sedation while giving you a peaceful and safe surgical experience. These are what you’d expect from one of the best oral surgeons in Calgary.
- Accepts insurance and applies a strict financial policy to keep your budget safe and guarantee good results
- Experts at wisdom tooth removal
Here’s a review for Steve Bureau:
“I am totally impressed with Dr. Steve Bureau and staff. During my initial consultation with Dr. Bureau I received all of the information I needed prior to my dental surgery.
The surgery itself totally exceeded my expectation. I expected lots of pain with my tooth extraction but surprisingly enough I did not experience any pain at all. I was put under for the procedure and did not remember anything until I woke up in the recovery room.
I obtained antibiotics and pain meds in advance which made the recovery process go very smoothly.
I would certainly recommend Dr. Bureau to family and friends if they needed dental surgery.
I would like to thank Dr. Todd Donnelly for referring me to Dr. Bureau for the extraction.”
Here’s another one:
“I can’t say enough about how great my experience at Dr. Steve Bureau’s office was. I am 30 years old and finally gathered up the courage to get my wisdom teeth out after many years of my dentist recommending it. I was really nervous because my bottom wisdom teeth were impacted and close to the nerve, so I knew I’d likely need to go under general anesthesia. I am terrified of needle and all medical things really, so I didn’t think I could go through with it! But when my wisdom teeth started to cause lots of discomfort (headaches mostly), I knew I had to get them removed. So I asked my dentist for a referral, and they sent me to Dr. Bureau for a consultation.
The office is very comfortable, clean, and professional. The front desk staff is very friendly and approachable, and they are very helpful with health insurance questions and estimates! My consultation was informative and helped put my mind at ease. Dr. Bureau explained the procedure thoroughly, and I didn’t feel rushed or silly for being nervous. They were very understanding.
Nevertheless, when I went in for my surgery a few months later, I was still very anxious. I had done way too much googling beforehand and was stressing myself out. I was prescribed a couple 0.5mg Ativan to calm my nerves, which helped a lot (would highly recommend)!! The gal at the front desk was so sweet & understanding. She reassured me everything would be fine & had such a calming voice! She was very kind. When it was time to go in, I was ready!! They used a gas to put me to sleep initially, and then they inserted an IV when I was passed out. I am really glad they did it this way because IVs freak me out, lol! I took 3 inhales of the gas and was out like a light! When I woke up, it was all over, and much easier than I had worked up in my head! They gave me a tasty popsicle and a fancy ice pack headband, and I felt so brave! Haha!
My husband had picked up my prescriptions from the pharmacy in the building while I was in surgery — again, everything was so organized! The lovely people at the reception area gave me some more information and sent me home with everything I needed (gauze, syringe, information booklet, receipts for the insurance providers, etc.). Everyone was so helpful.
After the procedure, I healing up very nicely! The first 2-3 days were the most swollen, but the fancy ice pack headband helped with that! Eat lots of soft food, like apple sauce & mashed potatoes, and follow all aftercare instructions, and you should be good! :)”
2. Face Forward Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
|SERVICES||Wisdom tooth removal, dental extractions, dental implants, etc.|
|ADDRESS||#104, 31 Royal Vista Place NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3R 0N2|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Email: [email protected]|
Phone: (403) 374-6977
Fax: (403) 374-6980
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Thursday: 9:00am to 5:00pm|
Friday: 7:30am to 3:30pm
Saturday: by appointment only
Face Forward OMS (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) is focused on catering to the specific needs of all their patients. They are dedicated to establishing rapport and easing you into the surgical process.
They make sure that your dental experience will be comfortable, affordable and done quickly.
Face Forward has the best oral surgeons in Calgary. They will keep you in the know and always ask for your opinion and consent.
- Provides a complete set of dental services like facial aesthetics and tooth removals
- Has afterhours emergency dental service hotline
Here’s a review from one of Face Forward’s clients:
“I was referred to Dr.Darichuk by my dentist for a spot on my lip. I was lucky enough to get an appointment the same week. Which is great since I was anxious to find out what it maybe.
The office is new and plenty of parking right in front. As soon as I walked in I felt right at home. The girls at the front were so warm and welcoming. They provided me forms to fill out and then I waited for my appointment. When it was time, a nurse came out and brought me to one of the rooms. I will admit this place is huge and they have quiet the cool gadgets and equipment. The nurse and I spoke and she got me pre-prepped for the Dr.
When the Dr did arrive we sat and chatted first on why I was there and any concerns I had. He really listed and h didnt seem rushed. Even knowing that his waiting room was very busy and full. He did a very through examination and provide me lots of information. He also showed me pictures on the big screen in the room of things to look for and what things look like that can be a concern (moles, sun damage etc etc). Dr Darichuk was very knowledgeable, personable and very kind. Even though my appointment turned out great he didnt treat it as no big deal or that I was wasting his time. He still spent the time and put me at ease. The money I spent for this appointment (which was not covered by insurance) was well worth it. A+
Everyone I encountered at this office was fantastic.I encountered 4 employees and 1 Dr in this visit and all were outstanding. All very friendly and took the time. No rush and no feeling you weren’t important or your concern wasn’t important. They treated everyone the same, no matter what your appointment was for.
This office is very busy and I believe you require a referral letter from your Dr to be a patient, as I did. Thanks Face Forward.”
Here’s another one:
“Due to negligence on my part, and my morbid fear of dentists, a 30+ year old filling fell out about 18 months ago. Because there was no pain at the time, I let it go. About a month ago, that neglect finally caught up with me and forced me to see a dentist (a new one, but that’s the subject of another review). I was told that there was too much gone and that it couldn’t be saved, so I was referred to Face Forward.
I should say that about 4 years ago, I had another molar removed by a general dentist and it did not go well. It took about 45 minutes and was not pleasant. So I went with more than a bit of apprehension.
However, my apprehension was sadly misplaced. The room was set up not unlike a medical surgery, lots of hard surfaces easy to keep clean. The place has 3 or 4 of these with one having its own extremely competent assistant. The surgeon went from theatre to theatre doing his thing.
After I was prepped and “profoundly frozen”, the surgeon came in to do his thing. 6 minutes later it always all over. What a difference a specialist makes! I still can’t believe it was finished that quickly.
The only quibble I have is that they make you pay up front and then send the paperwork into the insurance company.
As far as the facility and work is concerned, highly recommended.”
3. Foundation Oral Surgery
|SERVICES||Foundation Oral Surgery procedures|
|WEBSITE||Foundation Oral Surgery|
|ADDRESS||100, 628 12th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday: 10:00am–4:00pm|
Foundation Oral Surgery provides dental services with you in mind. They have facilities that are accredited by the Non-Hospital Surgical Facility, allowing them to do the full scope of oral surgeries in-house.
They show their care in all of their oral services by giving you a competitive fee that can be covered by your insurance. This genuine patient care and concern easily makes them one of the best oral surgeons in Calgary.
- Has accredited dental facilities that can practice the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery
- Affordable fees
Here’s a review from one of Foundation Oral Surgery’s clients:
“I was diagnosed with an adeoma on my palette and dr Vincelli removed the growth surgically. He sent it for a biopsy and had not been sent any results for an abnormally long period of time. He contacted the lab on his own time while vacationing with his family and gave me the results over the phone from his hotel. I was incredibly thankful to him and will always remember him as one of the people who remains in my mind.”
Here’s another one:
“The staff are really warm and nice at this clinic and Dr Kevin is great. I was referred to him by my dentist and he did a great job removing the roots of my tooth which was already broke. He cleaned up tooth filling from my sinus cavity as well which was the result of a very bad root canal. I am happy now… I recommend him to anyone who wants to not be scared of a dentist”
4. Mission Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
|SERVICES||Wisdom teeth removal, jaw surgery, impacted canines, dental implants, etc.|
|ADDRESS||702, 2303 4th Street SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2S7|
|CONTACT DETAILS||403.244.3678 | 403.228.7833|
|OPERATING HOURS||MONDAY – THURSDAY 8:00am – 4:00pm|
FRIDAY 8:00am – 3:00pm
Mission Oral Surgery knows that surgery is a difficult and overwhelming thing, and they do their best to ease you into the process. So they can get you that confident smile that you’ve always deserved!
They provide great oral and facial surgery. With a friendly team and good equipment, they give you clarity and they help in your decision before surgeries.
They also guarantee that you’ll be satisfied because they house some of the best oral surgeons in Calgary.
- Specializes in providing world-class oral and facial surgery
- Gives you an easy scheduling process
Here’s one review for Mission Oral Surgery:
“Had my wisdom teeth extracted by dr goos. Staff are friendly and reassuring and everything was explained to me properly. They also accommodated my tight schedule and I’m very thankful for that. I was absolutely scared because one of my tooth was close to my nerve but he was so good at comforting and reassuring that you can truly trust him. I highly recommend this office. Would definitely come back for any oral surgery I would need.”
Here’s another one:
“I had my wisdom teeth removed 1 month ago at Mission Oral Surgery, the teeth themselves were extremely difficult to extract but i had the best possible recovery and had the best care at this office. I had never had any dental work done before and was extremely nervous. The receptionist Courtney and the assistants Jessie and Ashley were all so comforting. Dr. Goos couldn’t have done a better job, I work in general Dental and after 6 years of being in and out of offices, this service was spectacular. I would give 10 stars if I could !”
5. Harker, Chan & Associates
|SERVICES||Harker, Chan & Associates services|
|WEBSITE||Harker, Chan & Associates|
|ADDRESS||Suite #190, 4000 Glenmore Court SE, Calgary AB, T2C 5R8|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403)-879-9167 | (403) 236-9016|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday: 07:00 am – 07:00 pm|
Tuesday: 07:00 am – 08:00 pm
Wednesday: 07:00 am – 05:00 pm
Thursday: 07:00 am – 05:00 pm
Friday: 07:00 am – 03:00 pm
Saturday: 09:00 am – 01:00 pm
Harker, Chan and Associates provides a comprehensive and patient-oriented approach to dental care. Their treatment plans are handcrafted to cater to the specialised cases of each patient.
They assure their patients that they’ll get the treatment they need, all in one place. The dental services that they provide range from cleaning jobs to full on mouth restorations.
They’re a one-stop shop hosting some of the best oral surgeons in Calgary!
- Has been serving Calgary for 40 years
- Provides full-scale oral and dental services
Here’s a review of Harker Chan and Associates:
“That’s right, I’m going to review my dentist.
First, some background: I like beer. I especially like beer out of a bottle. This past Saturday I was enjoying said beverage when I banged my false front tooth on the bottle and knocked it out (classy, I know). This is not the first time this has happened. For those of you who know me, this particular tooth was bonded with a fake at the budding age of 6 when a friends’ little brother threw a step ladder at me, and, in 1999; in a coffee cup incident; it was knocked loose and rebonded again.
I have been going to Harker Chan and Associates for about three years and I called Dr. Harker about correcting my sudden hillbilliness Sunday morning. He graciously answered even though I called a personal number and offered to come in early the next day to get me fixed. I was in and out of his office in a half hour.
To say that this man is anything short of a perfectionist would be an understatement. He is quick, professional and knows his work. His portfolio of veneered teeth is impressive; I have seen few veneers that look so natural.
Now I can’t review the entire practice without also talking about Dr. Chan (Dr. Chan is my regular doctor there, who rocks ps, but Dr. Harker has worked on my false tooth before and is the cosmetic surgeon, hence my call to him). Dr. Chan is prompt, lively and professional. When I was slated to have my wisdom teeth removed; without sedation, Dr. Chan had me back at work in less than a day. This guy knows his dental surgery.
These men have ground, filled, bonded, poked and prodded my teeth for three years and I’m always relaxed in their chair. Their staff is friendly, smart and all have a very gentile touch.”
I recommend either doctor to anyone looking for a new dentist.”
Here’s another one:
“I am a long-time ( 20 – 30 years) patient of Dr. Harker and he always makes me feel comfortable and safe. His motto is that he caters to cowards and I have always been a coward when it comes to dentist offices. I had some bad experiences when I was young. However, Dr. Harker works very hard to make you feel at ease and keeps everything that he does pain free. I have only good things to say about Dr. Harker and his office. Thanks Dr. Harker for keeping my teeth looking great.”
6. Forest Lawn Dental Centre
|SERVICES||Forest Lawn Dental Centre services|
|WEBSITE||Forest Lawn Dental Centre|
|ADDRESS||3617 – 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0R8|
|CONTACT DETAILS||403‑248‑7778 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Tuesday: 12:00 pm – 07:00 pm|
Wednesday to Friday: 09:30 am – 07:00 pm
Saturday: 09:00 am – 04:00 pm
Proudly servicing the Calgary area for more than 16 years, Forest Lawn Dental Centre is a family practice that offers general and cosmetic dentistry services for all your family’s needs. Dr. Sandhu and his team strives to create a child-friendly environment, so they can accommodate the needs of patients of all ages.
Whether you require an oral surgery, a root canal, or dentures, you can expect to be treated with the utmost in respect and professionalism while you’re there. Rest easy knowing that they’ll provide you with a personalized dental care plan to suit your specific needs and lifestyle during your initial visit and exam.
- Personalized dental care
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Family and general dentistry
Here’s a review of Forest Lawn Dental Centre:
“Good quality of service – 3xcellenr customer service as they keep track your record and keep you up to date about your insurance payments appointment next schedule etc. Lkmiyed parking due to ongoing construction (expansion international highway) reasonable price with highly professionals certified doctors and technicians.”
Here’s another one:
“I HATE going to the dentist… but forest lawn dental is the best! The staff and doctor are always so kind and do a great job I highly recommend going here I will never go to another dentist”
Oral hygiene needs professional care and constant maintenance. It’s a great step towards a great smile and stylish looks!
Keep your pearly whites shining through regular visits to your dentist. And if you ever need surgery, visit only the best oral surgeons in Calgary for a guaranteed smile afterwards!
By the way, if your dentist says that after the surgery, you might need braces, visit the best braces in Calgary so you will have more doctors to choose from. Find clinics and doctors who specialise in their field so that you never have to worry!