|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Beach Ave. or Burrard St. Bus|
|Cross Street |||Burrard St.|
|Mon-Fri: 7:30AM - 6:30PM (except Wed: 7:30AM – 7:30PM); Specialists in on Sat from 7:30AM - 4PM (oral surgeon) and 9AM - 4PM (endodontist)|
Profile Last Updated: May 26, 2008
AARM’s dentists take an academic approach to their profession. That means that most of their partners teach or attend study clubs regularly. This is no small advantage to the patient. Old-fashioned dentistry is the stuff of many horror stories, not always without justification. Progressive and actively educated dentists are now providing better and more comfortable treatment for patients. AARM ensures this quality treatment not only by the quality of its people but also with its excellent facilities. It maintains six locations, four of them in downtown Vancouver, designed for ultimate customer comfort.
Specialized and Flexible
Performing both common dental procedures as well as specialized treatments, many of which use cutting-edge technology, AARM is well-rounded. Dentists use modern composite fillings, whiten teeth with light-curing technology and do porcelain inlays and veneers every day. They also perform dentistry for the whole family. At one of their locations (Beach Ave.) they have a GP who handles oral surgery and implants. For root canal surgery and similar procedures an endodontist (basically a root canal specialist) is on hand. AARM is also quite flexible; you can book same-day appointments and specialists can often be seen on weekends. AARM is also relatively easy on the pocket. They accept all major insurance plans and allow assignment. They also don’t demand credit up front.
Keeping Customers Educated—and Entertained
AARAM is big on both customer comfort and education. There are televisions and DVD players in operating rooms playing both educational and entertaining films (i.e. the kind you’d rent at the video store). The former are very informative, explaining common dental procedures. Many people have trouble simply understanding terminology, so it can help a lot in getting them up to speed. Internet access is also available while you wait.