Dr. Winter is a great dentist! And I would know I have had work done by at least a dozen dentists… (I’ve moved a lot and had major major dental work done.)
When I first moved to Vancouver my husband and I selected him because of how he came across on his website as being a “gentle” dentist and being very conscious about offering great dental care.
I have needed more serious dental work done (many many crowns and root canals) so I was referred to UBC by a specialist, but I still come to Dr. Winter when I need some general dentistry.
This past weekend I had some excruciating pain in a lower molar that had an infection and it was causing problems with my bite being too high so it was suggested I get it taken out. The Dr.’s I see at UBC were not available this week and I could not wait any longer.
Dr. Winter’s staff remembered me and my husband and said they’d see what they could do and got me in right away.
I really have to thank them for saving me. I was in so much pain I could not even chew on the opposite side of my mouth there was so much inflammation and infection that caused shooting and lasting pain. I asked them if I could get the tooth extracted as it was going to be very very costly to save and it was already causing problems with my bite and proving difficult to keep a crown on. (The other work I need done is already very costly so I did not want to add to the pile.)
I was done in 30 minutes after freezing and having the tooth extracted. Dr. Winter wanted to make sure I was very numb and comfortable and gave me extra freezing when I asked.
The ladies that work with him are great too. They are very friendly and everyone works well together as a whole team. I like that the office is small and close knit, and not a giant sprawling office with tons of dentists and dental hygienists who treat you like a number.
My husband just went last week for a cleaning and was very happy with it as well. Dr. Winter was happy he was taking such good care of his teeth, but noticed my husband was probably over cleaning and using mouthwash more often than he should. So he gave him some suggestions to keep his teeth in good condition without overdoing it.
If I had any general dental needs I would gladly return to Dr. Winter. I will probably still see him for cleanings and checkups once my other extensive work is done at UBC, even though I’ve recently moved to Surrey.
I can’t thank him and his team enough for being so kind to me today and saving me from so much pain. It was really nice that they remembered me even though I hadn’t been in almost a year after a general consultation.
Dentist visits can sometimes be very unpleasant, but not with Dr. Winter. It’s really nice to feel taken care of and he and his team add that special personal touch with having a smaller dental practice.