Dr. Alida Andersen

7 Years
Experience

Locations

The Richmond Dental Centre
294 Richmond St. East, Suite 101
Toronto, Ontario
Tue 8:00 am - 2:00 pm  
Wed 8:00 am - 2:00 pm  
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm  

Biography

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.

Offered Services 8 Services

Bonding Bridges / Dentures Crown / Cap Filling Root Canal Tooth Extraction Veneers Whitening

Bonding Bridges / Dentures Crown / Cap Filling Root Canal Tooth Extraction Veneers Whitening

Languages Spoken

English Farsi

Most Helpful Reviews (629)

  • Excellent
    Reviewed on November 17th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    All the staff was very friendly, informative, qualified and respectful. Very modern equipment. This is an excellent dental facility.
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  • Easy, relaxed and comfortable.
    Reviewed on October 25th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Had a great time during this visit. Felt like I was in good hands! I've never had such a positive experience at a dentist before.
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  • Good
    Reviewed on September 17th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Very helpful and satisfying service. It was informative for me as the X-rays were explained to me in details.
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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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  • Relaxed, attentive environment
    Reviewed on August 4th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    As someone who struggles with going to the dentist, every single person in the office did their best to put me at ease and explain every step of the process. Friendly, professional staff and beautiful facility! Highly recommended.
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  • Good experience with a competent dentist
    Reviewed on August 2nd, 2016  •  Verified patient
    I chose this clinic because of the outstanding ratings on this site - and I did not get disappointed. She was very friendly, competent and gave a fair assessment without pushing for treatments that may not be necessary. I would definitely recommend Dr. Andersen.
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  • First Opencare Dental Appointment
    Reviewed on July 29th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    The Richmond Dental Centre was fantastic, professional, accommodating, considerate and very friendly. They took the time to talk to me to make sure my insurance would cover everything rather than just book me in and me face a unexpected bill at the end. They also took the time needed to complete all the procedures and cleaning, even though this mean running over by 6 minutes. A fantastic dental centre and I already have my next two appointments booked!
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  • Great Dentist
    Reviewed on July 12th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Andersen has been incredibly helpful. For once, I don't feel like a dentist is trying to convince me to do something I don't need to do. She takes her time and helps you understand what the options are, and what she will be doing. She was especially respectful that I do not have insurance, and could not thank her enough for her. Would recommend to friends.
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  • Great experience with dental staff
    Reviewed on June 24th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Andersen was excellent as was her dental assistant Caroline and the hygienist I saw, Jess. The front desk staff was lacking in customer service/patient care skill however but the overall experience was great because of the three people mentioned above.
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  • Had a great time!
    Reviewed on June 6th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Alida is very friendly and helpful. She took the time to walk me through the x-rays and photographs and did an amazing job explaining what's happening. She demonstrated brushing and flossing techniques to make sure I understood. I had a great time!
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  • Never have I had a better 'fillings' experience
    Reviewed on May 21st, 2016  •  Verified patient
    I cannot express enough how much Alida cares about her patients. While maintaining her extraordinary attention to detail and problem resolution, she has an incredible ability to balance out allotted times for appointments and getting the work done. I had several fillings and some additional work to be done (removal of a wisdom tooth), and was taken aback by the quality of the fillings and how many of them she managed to do in my 2 hour slot. As you can imagine, it can get quite tiring sitting in a chair while holding your mouth open. This is where Alida's approach to dental shines the most - at times perhaps we feel rude, or even annoying when we require attention or feel uncomfortable. Alida and her team know when you'll become tired even before you do, and take strides to make the experience as enjoyable as possible. It's difficult to describe the incredible teamwork that goes on within this office, but I encourage everyone to at least pay them a visit to see for themselves. Happy teeth!
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  • Incredible
    Reviewed on April 20th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Wow, where to start. I have nothing but positive things to say about this office and the staff that make it up. They truly care about the health and well-being of their patients. Incredibly helpful, thorough, and knowledgeable - you will not regret making an appointment with them. Dr. Alida Andersen is brilliant - from problem resolution to prevention, she does not miss a beat and definitely goes out of her way to go the extra mile for her patients. Extremely looking forward to my next visit.
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  • Very thorough and knowledgeable
    Reviewed on April 7th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    I found Dr Andersen based on the match that Opencare had recommended for me. After reading all the positive reviews, I wanted to give her a try (as was looking for a new dentist). I found her professional and caring with calm demeanor. I also did not find her judgmental of my dental health (which I am conscious of). She was very thorough with her examination, and explained everything to me in a way I can understand, went over my questions and did not try to up-sell me stuff!! But most of all, what I really appreciated was, not only she went over details of my mouth, but also noticed that I am getting too much sun which is effecting my lips! she explained to me what that meant and made me aware of the warning sign my body is showing me! I am definitely more conscious of getting too much sun now as well! I will be going back to her again and do recommend her!
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  • Dr. Andersen saved my tooth and knows how to deal with my anxiety!
    Reviewed on March 10th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    I have more than dental anxiety, I have extreme phobia of going to the dentist! I lose nights of sleep before going to the dentist.. my previous dental experiences scarred me for life.. and it;s safe to say those deep scars are slowly healing thanks to the most gentle, caring and kind dentist, Dr Alida. She has been so patient with me every time I have visited her, she is so understanding of my fear and she gives me time I need to relax and feel comfortable. without rushing me, making me feel bad or ashamed. She saved my tooth when we thought there was no or very little hope. She is just a wonderful dentist and most important a wonderful person. Her assistant Carolyn in also very kind and helps me in possess of feeling comfortable. Thank you so much for slowly helping me gain back the heath of my teeth, and a nice smile.
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  • Professional, friendly, considerate dentist
    Reviewed on February 24th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Alida Andersen is a professional, friendly, considerate dentist and she takes the time to explain procedures in advance and results of any examinations. All the staff at the Richmond Dental Centre are friendly and courteous. I am five months pregnant and had to get some cavity fillings. I was hesitant about getting anesthetics because of the baby and Dr. Andersen was sensitive to that. She gave me the choice to get it before the work or if it got too painful, to get it then. I chose not to take the anesthetics and the procedure was painless. I had an excellent experience at the Richmond Dental Centre and would highly recommend Dr. Anderson.
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  • Found my new dentist
    Reviewed on February 3rd, 2016  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Alida and support staff made my first visit as perfect as a visit to a dentist could be. Facilities were clean, staff were professional and friendly. Thorough and knowledgeable and gentle I give..5⭐️
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  • Patient, kind, thorough, competent
    Reviewed on January 29th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    I recently broke a tooth and, being new to Toronto, asked my friends family and colleagues to recommend a dentist. My son was the most enthusiastic, labeling his dentist as young, professional, knowledgeable and well skilled in the most current techniques and technologies, and important for him… "she consults with you at every step of the process - describing options available prior to treatment and keeping you informed during a procedure". I booked an appointment with Dr. Alida Andersen and was very impressed with her patient, calm, competent demeanour. She is highly skilled and uses the most modern technologies and equipment (especially important to me is the use of modern x-Ray imaging equipment emitting minimal x-Rays). Her dental assistant, Carolyn is also highly competent, well skilled, patient, considerate and communicative. Dr. Andersen makes every effort to ensure your comfort during a procedure. She is patient, kind, thorough, competent and, ultimately takes the "nervousness" out of your (or my) visit to the dentists office. I would highly recommend Dr. Alida Andersen and am grateful that I have found such a highly skilled dentist to look after my dental needs.
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  • Impressive dental visit
    Reviewed on January 7th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    It was the most comprehensive dental check up I ever had! Dr Andersen was very thorough, took time to explain and go over details. She also did a great job with my little one. You can see she is good with children and had my daughter responding very well too her. Clean and modern clinic. Friendly staff. Great first time impression.
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  • Best of the best
    Reviewed on January 6th, 2016  •  Verified patient
    What a great dental experience! This was my first visit to Dr. Alida. She is professional, efficient and skilled and I had forgotten how painfree dental work can and should be. Wow! Great experience Thanks Dr. Alida
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  • a great experience even for an anxious patient
    Reviewed on December 26th, 2015  •  Verified patient
    I am happy to write a review for Dr. Andersen as she has really changed my dental experience. Since I was young, I've had to go see the dentist more regularly than others and it has always made me extremely anxious and uneasy. I am always very nervous because I'm anticipating the pain, even when it's not painful. I've been a patient of Dr. Andersen for about a year now. She understands my anxiety and allows me to be jumpy and cringe, which means I don't have to try to hide my reaction. Over this period of time, the trust I've developed, her extra care, and her precision has slowly helped me ease when going in. On my last visit, I actually fell asleep on the dental chair and believe me I never thought that would happen. Her work is great and she does everything with a lot of care.
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  • Quality care
    Reviewed on December 17th, 2015  •  Verified patient
    I have had several appointments at The Richmond Dental Centre this fall and with each visit I was treated not as a number but as a person. The entire staff have made me feel very comfortable and they are always courteous and polite. Dr. Andersen and Jess always make sure I am not feeling any discomfort when they are treating me and counts for a lot when you are having dental procedures done. I would recommend Dr. Andersen and Jess to anyone looking for top quality dental care with a human touch.
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  • The most humane dentist
    Reviewed on December 9th, 2015  •  Verified patient
    The most humane dentist I have ever encountered! Although it was my first time with Dr Andersen, she made me feel so well taken care of. In this distressed situation, she conveyed to me that she is not about $, but actually best care for her patient. It's not every day that people go out of their way to truly help you, and she did. Thank you!
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  • A fantastic dentist
    Reviewed on December 1st, 2015  •  Verified patient
    Always a great experience at this clinic! Dr. Alida Andersen has been my primary dentist for several years, who has always made sure that I’m at best hands and well taken care of. She is professional, caring and knowledgeable. She has performed excellent treatments over the years, and has made continuous efforts to ensure my well-being when it comes to dental health. I also have had a great experience with Dr Poulos, who did a wonderful job with one of my dental treatments with great results. Their assistant Carolin is also great and they all make a wonderful team. Highly recommend this clinic to friends and family.
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  • Competent and thorough
    Reviewed on December 1st, 2015  •  Verified patient
    I have seen Dr. Andersen for regular check-ups over the past few years. She is professional, pays close attention to details, and feels very present. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a dentist who is highly competent and thorough.
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  • Thorough and comfortable
    Reviewed on November 23rd, 2015  •  Verified patient
    What a wonderful experience! Dr. Alida was very thorough with her examination and I appreciate her chairside manner. I walked away feeling very confident in the care I have received! She focused on my concerns and made sure I was well informed of my options!
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  • Clean, modern, beautiful office and amazing staff
    Reviewed on November 18th, 2015  •  Verified patient
    I can only speak to the front-desk staff & dental hygienist and not the doctor herself but based on my first visit I would say clean, modern, beautiful office and amazing staff. Extremely friendly, professional, efficient and welcoming. Really enjoyed the visit and left well educated.
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