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12 years experience

About

Dr. Alida Andersen is a caring and devoted dentist. She works hard to provide the highest quality and standard of dental care, using the latest technology for her patients. Dr. Andersen completed her Honours in Bachelors of Science degree (B.Sc. Honours) from the University of Toronto in 2005. She then received her degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at University of Western Ontario in 2009. Besides her professional achievements, she has always believed in maintaining a balanced lifestyle, which has led to her numerous involvements in her community during the past several years.

Why should patients choose you as their provider instead of others in the area?

-Thorough and comprehensive examination and treatment - Patient education and involvement in their oral health - Patient care and comfort - Conservative dentistry - Emphasis on preventative measures To me, dentistry is a lot more than taking care of patient's oral health. As important as that is, of course, treating the patient as a whole individual is the key. I see each of my patients as a person with a unique situation, personality and needs. Therefore, I try to help each individual achieve his/her oral health goals in a way that is most suitable for him/her. For instance, once I do an examination on a patient, I relay all the information and make him/her aware of the dental and oral findings. Then, I explain different options of treatment (if any) and, together with the patient, we come up with the best dental treatment that is most suitable, while considering all factors. The patients are well aware of all the work I do. They get the chance to ask questions, go over concerns, and are involved in making a difference with their dental health. There are no secrets and rarely ever any unforeseen surprises. My priorities are to ensure each patient is taken care of as best as possible, and to provide top quality and the most comprehensive dental treatment, while keeping the patient as comfortable and happy as possible.

What are the top 3 treatments that you focus on?

All areas of dentistry, including (but not limited to): comprehensive or emergency exams; direct restorations, crowns and bridges; endodontics (root canal treatments)

What are you proud of in your practice?

For many people, going to the dentist in not a pleasant experience for many different reasons: fear of pain, unexpected treatments, cost, etc. We're used to hearing the common statement "I don't like going to the dentist". Over the years, I have been able to change the view and dental experience of many anxious patients - those whose bad dental experiences have left them with deep fear and dislike of going to see a dentist. One of the things I am most proud of, is seeing the transformation of negative feelings, distrust and fear, into positive interactions. Erasing those deep fears, gaining patient's trust, making them relax and comfortable, and seeing them leave with a big smile on their faces, is truly rewarding. Many of my patients have conveyed their positive experience by their high score ratings, or referring their family members and friends to our clinic - which is always a great compliment.

Frequently asked questions

Where is Dr. Alida Andersen's office located?

Dr. Alida Andersen's office is in Toronto, ON.

What services does Dr. Alida Andersen offer?

Dr. Alida Andersen offers Bonding, Bridges / Dentures, Crown / Cap and more. Learn more about Dr. Alida Andersen's services on Opencare or book your appointment today.

Education & Certifications

Education
Education
Doctor of Dental Surgery
University of Western Ontario
Education
Education
Bsc. Integrative Biology
University of Toronto
Certification
Certification
Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
Jan 11, 2010

Most Helpful Reviews
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  • Reviewed on September 4th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Alida was so lovely. I haven't been to the dentist in 2+ years, and it was my first time having an apt in Canada, so she shared some flossing tips and tricks with me, and also explained the process of my next appointments etc.
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  • Reviewed on September 3rd, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Dr Andersen was amazing. It's been a few years since I've been to a dentist and she made me feel at ease. She explained things to me in a way no dentist has before. And we worked outa plan for my next few visits. All the hygienists were also very friendly and professional. Their COVID-19 procedures also made me feel comfortable with the whole experience.
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  • Reviewed on August 27th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Andersen totally client-centred, checks in frequently to make sure you're comfortable, and makes sure you know your full options for treatment with no pushiness. As a healthcare provider myself, these things are really important to me. It's also saying something that I can give a 5-star review, because unfortunately during my first visit, the internet was down (on the provider's end). It which was clearly difficult for the clinic to navigate as it affected all their operating systems, but despite that, they were so professional, apologetic, and made sure I got the care I need. I went back for two fillings which I'm always little anxious about, but Dr. Andersen is very skilled and gentle - and efficient. All COVID-19 protocols are also clearly followed and I felt very safe.
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  • Reviewed on March 2nd, 2020  •  Verified patient
    I was seen by Sara and Dr. Park. I really liked both of them - I found they had great bedside manner and were generally great to deal with, and there was no pressuring towards services that I don’t need.
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  • Reviewed on January 28th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    I haven't been to a dentist in a very long time, and I was very nervous. Dr. Andersen was kind and patient, and explained everything to me clearly, and made suggestions for my future dental care. I also had a cleaning after my first appointment which was excellent - the hygienist was kinda, gentle, and often asked how I was doing. I will not hesitate to return to Dr. Andersen or recommend her to others looking for a dentist!
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  • Reviewed on October 30th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Really great, refreshing experience. Didn’t feel pressure to get a bunch of things done and communication was transparent and Easy to understand. I’m actually looking forward to going back, which is CRAZY.
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  • Reviewed on October 15th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Andersen was incredibly patient, kind, and thorough. Highly recommend her and her office, as the staff were great from start to finish. Best experience I have had in a Dentist office in a long time.
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  • Reviewed on September 19th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    I had an excellent initial appointment with Dr. Alida Andersen. She was very professional and thorough with the checkup, explained issues and potential approaches with me, made me feel comfortable and informed and provided recommendations. I'm very happy with my experience so far and highly recommend.
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  • Reviewed on August 27th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Dr Andersen is great! She is friendly, kind, really comprehensive, doesn’t take ages like other dentists do, and talks you through your exam and all your options. I definitely recommend seeing her!
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  • Reviewed on August 11th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    The exam was super thorough. I felt that she explained what she was doing and her findings much better than previous dentists. She showed me the xrays and exactly what she was concerned about. Everyone was friendly and patient. The hygienist was patient and accommodating and checked in to see if things were causing pain. They were willing to work around what my insurance would cover. Overall a great experience.
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  • Reviewed on August 11th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Andersen was detailed and thorough. Uses technical terms, but explains this in detail when asked. Nice clinic, very thoughtful in offering TVs on the ceiling along with Netflix to keep patients engaged during appointment.
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  • Reviewed on July 31st, 2019  •  Verified patient
    She was very thorough, kind and explanatory. I appreciated her telling me what was happening and ensuring I understood every aspect of the procedure. I felt that she took her time and was careful about giving me a diagnosis that wasn’t just a money grab.
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  • Reviewed on July 3rd, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Alida Andersen was fantastic. She took the time to walk me through the x-rays and her notes, explain everything in detail and make sure I understand what's going on with my oral hygiene.
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  • Reviewed on June 21st, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Very kind and knowledgeable dentist. Took the time to carefully examine my teeth and explain the state of my oral health and areas for improvement. Also a big focus on preventative dental care, which I appreciated! Netflix on big TVs during appointment also a huge plus!
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  • Reviewed on June 1st, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Dr Andersen is extremely professional and approachable. She took the time to explain my dental exam results and educate me about what she saw. I’ve never known so much about teeth, let alone mine!
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  • Reviewed on April 18th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Anderson is amazing! Very nice, attentive and professional. I came in for an emergency first to remove a broken tooth. Friendly staff helped me remove my broken tooth in an he and helped me check my insurance coverage. I had a good experience so I booked a regular exam and cleaning the following month. Will def recommend to my friends!
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  • Reviewed on October 16th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr Anderson and team were absolutely lovely. I was nervous going back after so long since seeing a dentist but she made it easy and explained everything. The team was very thorough and the bonus of watching Netflix the whole time was fun.
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  • Reviewed on October 11th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    I had a great experience at my first appointment today. Dr. Andersen really took the time to explain to me any issues I was having and recommended a very conservative plan of attack. There was no pressure and I felt very confident that her recommendations were really in my best interest and in the interest of preserving my teeth.
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  • Reviewed on August 7th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Anderson is absolutely amazing is so knowledgeable in what she does. Not only that she take the time to get to know you and explain things to you so you feel comfortable with the procedures and everything that's happening but she's so thorough and she pays attention to every little detail. Her work is amazing her personality is just beautiful and attitude towards her work is inspiring definitely felt so comfortable and not anxious compared to other than science who made me want to cry in the chair from anxiety highly recommend her she's absolutely wonderful
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  • The most comfortable dental appointment
    Reviewed on June 5th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    The whole clinic looks pretty clean and new. Dr. Alida Andersen is soft spoken and gentle. After two different appointments with her, I am really satisfied with the works and the entire experience. I am less nervous and feel more comfortable with my dental health.
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  • Very pleasant and straightforward.
    Reviewed on April 29th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Alida was honest with me when I visited her for a technical treatment. She suggested that I do not proceed with treatment and recommended visiting the orthodontist who initially treated me, instead. Her reasoning was that it may create a larger impact if something was off; I appreciated her honesty and she did not charge me for the consultation.
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  • Dr. Anderson was extremely professional, kind, and thoughtful, making me feel comfortable throughout the visit, helping me understand any outcomes, and was tactful and thoughtful about financial considerations without prompting.
    Reviewed on March 15th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Anderson was extremely professional, kind, and thoughtful. She made me feel comfortable during the examination checking in to ensure I was ok every minute or so. Afterwards, she thoroughly explained all outcomes and recommendations without making me feel patronized or lectured (unfortunately an experience I have had elsewhere). It was an especially nice touch that she talked about prioritizing treatment to ensure it would be covered by my insurance this year, even though I didn't mention this was a priority--this made me feel that she is especially conscientious about patient's concerns and anxieties. Her thoughtfulness has made me significantly more comfortable and less anxious towards dental care.
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  • Very comfortable.
    Reviewed on May 18th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    It was a very friendly establishment. Great neighbourhood. Everyone was really kind and professional. There are tv's on the roof and you can watch Netflix like a king while they clean your teeth 10/10
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  • Great dentist and amazing person
    Reviewed on April 19th, 2017
    Dr. Andersen is the first dentist I met since moving to Canada and I must say it was a very pleasant visit as I am very afraid of dentist, but she has changed that. Her overall personality was warm and welcoming which made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. She walked me through the procedure and explained in details what she was doing. She was very patient and considerate of my feeling during my procedures. I can confidently say that she will be my dentist for a long time and I will definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
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  • Pleasant
    Reviewed on January 26th, 2017
    Dr. Andersen was very nice and she explained to me everything she was doing which made me feel very comfortable. I've always been afraid of going to the dentist but after visiting her I may have a change of heart.
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  • A great and caring dentist!
    Reviewed on January 9th, 2017
    I booked with Dr. Andersen through open care based on her good reviews. I was impressed with her level of care and professionalism and her thorough exam right from start. But wanted to wait after my treatments were done before writing any review! I can now write with confidence that I do agree that she is a great dentist. She took great care of not only my teeth, but addressed my dental anxiety. She is the first and only dentist that I feel least/almost no anxious with. She is patient, detailed in her work. She spent a lot of time with me to keep me feel comfortable and not rush!! Over the last few visits with her, I gained more and more trust in her. I do recommend her to any friends or family.
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  • She was great!
    Reviewed on September 27th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Knowledgeable, friendly, helpful. Dr Andersen knows what she is doing and doesn't try to upsell you. The clinic is very nice, with friendly staff, a clean, open space and Netflix on big Tvs above the treatment chairs. I'll be returning.
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  • Clean, efficient, modern and organized.
    Reviewed on September 19th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Impressed with how integrated the onboarding experience was as a new patient. Everything is digital. Everybody is super friendly, understanding, patient and willing to explain things even when you don't ask. The level of care is uncompromising on quality. Superb first impression.
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  • First check up with Alida
    Reviewed on September 14th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    She was great! She explained to me the xrays and offered recommendations for next steps. She has an assitant who does all the xray work and then analyses the photos with you together so you can visualize and better understand.
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  • Excellent
    Reviewed on September 6th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Andersen is a very nice person and a knowledgeable doctor. I surely recommend her for anyone looking for a dentist. Tbe clinic is very clean and the ceiling screen is a nice addition. The whole team is amazing.
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