Dr. Tim Barter
General Dentist and Member of the Higson Dental Group Team
Dr. Tim Barter grew up in Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador. After high school he attended and graduated from St. Francis Xavier University, in Nova Scotia in 1990 with a Diploma in engineering. He continued on to Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he graduated in 1994 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery and joined the military.
His military career spanned 20 years and included stints in Germany working for NATO, North Carolina for advanced surgical training, and culminated with a nine month deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan where he worked in a multinational field hospital treating wounded soldiers. Dr. Barter retired from active military service in 2010, settling in to Edmonton and has since been providing dental surgical care to Albertans throughout the province. He enjoys golf, hockey, travel and aviation
Dr. Barter provides services as a general dentist at Higson Dental Group.
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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?