Our Blog section is created by Basinview Dental Centre for our patients to keep up-to-date on various events and promotion offerings. We hope you enjoy it and look forward to reading your comments!

Welcome Michelle!

August 28, 2012 | Posted General Information

All of us at Basinview Dental Centre would like to extend a warm welcome to the newest member of our team, Michelle Isles. Michelle is a local resident of Digby and brings to our team a welcoming smile and energetic attitude. Please join us in welcoming Michelle to her new position as Basinview Dental Centre's office administrator. If you would like to make an appointment or have any questions about our services, insurance coverage, etc., please feel free to contact Michelle at 245-3535, or send her an email at

Manulife Insurance Update

August 08, 2012 | Posted Insurance

Manulife Financial has made a change to insurance coverage regarding scaling (or "cleaning") for individuals under the age of 19. They feel that these individuals do not develop calculus to the extent of an adult and therefore will only cover scaling to a limited amount based solely on age and not individual need. This will have a dramatic affect on the coverage that many patients will have when it comes time for their hygiene to be completed.

It is very rare for individuals over the age of 10 to not require scaling to remove the hard calculus deposits that develop on all of our teeth. Some individuals require more scaling than others depending on their rate at which they develop calculus, their oral hygiene habits, manual dexterity, diet, amount of crowding in their teeth, etc.

If you are a patient and you have Manulife insurance, please feel free to contact their customer service at 1-888-844-8889 and they will answer any questions you may have.

Dr. Haslam


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