Dr. Dean W. Higson

Dr. Dean W. Higson

BSc (Hon), DDS

Office: 780-532-4661

Meet Dean

A Local Dentist in Grande Prairie, AB

Born in Edmonton, and growing up in Fort McMurray, Dr. Higson is proud of his Alberta roots. He graduated from the University of Alberta, where he received both his undergrad and dental certification before heading north to settle in Grande Prairie. Dr. Higson opened Higson Dental Group with the desire to serve the people of Grande Prairie, and over the past 21 years, he has established himself as one of the community’s most trusted dental practitioners and has provided dedicated care for the teeth of local families every step of the way. He continues to evolve in his field and further his education so he can offer the most advanced treatments in cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, and dental implants; striving to be one of the best dentists in Grande Prairie.

A Family Dentist in Grande Prairie You Can Trust

A true family man, Dr. Higson and his wife, Mandy, are junior high sweethearts! They’ve been together for over 30 years and raised three children who are now all grown up and pursuing their own dreams. Vaila works chairside as a dental assistant at Higson Dental Group, Maron is attending the School of Dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan, and Schael is beginning his pre-professional studies after a five-year career in the WHL.

Work and family have always been a passion for Dr. Higson. When he is not at the Higson Dental Group office, he regularly attends educational lectures, spends time with his family, and explores what life is like without the kids at home. Some of his other favorite pastimes include fishing, quadding, investing, and business ventures outside of dentistry.

Dr. Higson provides services as a general dentist at Higson Dental Group Grande Prairie and is reviewed highly by his patients.

He is proud to be chosen as one of the three best dentists in Grande Prairie.

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4.9 out of 5 based on 529 reviews

And check out what Alexis had to say about us on Google.

“Awesome dentist office. Gentle, friendly, professional. My kids enjoy their visit. And I trust Dr Dean too. You can feel comfortable knowing you won’t be pressured into unnecessary procedures. And of course clean and sterile.”

5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
(September 13, 2017)

FAQ For A Family Dentist

🦷 Do I Need To Visit The Dentist Every Six Months?
  • Six months is simply a guideline for people to follow, but every person is different and their oral health is different. Depending on the healthiness of your teeth and gums you may need to visit your local family dentist more often, or possibly every 9-12 months if your teeth are in good shape and you aren’t experiencing any issues.
🦷 When Should I Bring My Child To Visit The Dentist For The First Time?
  • Early care for teeth will lead to better oral health in the long run. Making a trip to the dentist a regular occurrence from early on will also help to improve your child’s comfort level with the dentist. We recommend an initial assessment with a family dentist in your area around the one-year-old mark.
🦷 What Should I Consider When Choosing A Family Dentist?
  • Choosing the best family dentist for your family can be a difficult task. When arranging an initial visit to pick a family dentist you should look at, how easy is it to book an appointment, what are the wait times like? How neat and clean is the office, how organized is it? How well does the dentist explain everything he or she is doing? Is my family comfortable with the staff, how friendly and understanding are they? And does the dentist have a good reputation in the area?