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Patient Reviews



I have been looking for a dentist for my partner and I for quite some time, and I am so happy we found "Dr. Nick" and his committed team at Lawrence West Dental.

Going to the densest is expensive, even with dental coverage. So I am concerned about how each appointment is going to affect my family's finances. Here is what I liked from a financial standpoint:
  1. My partner is covered by BlueCross. The office worked directly with the insurance company and we only got charged the amount we are responsible for (versus some other dentist where you pay the full amount upfront and then get reimbursed by your insurer later).
  2. I am covered by the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and it is always a pain as most dentist don't like or don't know how to work with them. While Dr. Nick's office didn't know the specifics on how to work directly with INAC (I was actually asked by Lisa to bring in this information, but I forgot it the day of my appointment). Frieda reiterated multiple times that when I get home I should send her this information and she will figure it out on their end, so that next time I go in it will be straightforward. Very uncommon, as I am often left to figure it out myself and/or paying upfront and seeking reimbursement later.
  3. They care about our insurance coverage. I talked with Frieda about our coverage, and she kept notes so that we are not booking procedures when we reach the end of our yearly coverage that could wait a few months until it is again covered by our insurance.
  4. We did not get sold what we didn't need. For example, I had slightly receding gums on one tooth. Dr. Nick laid out my options so I could make an informed decision. But at the end of the day he suggested that we just wait and that I try not to brush my teeth so hard... Pretty great considering a few years ago another dentist recommended that my partner get a root canal when we later found out that he didn't actually need one when we got a second opinion! That is extreme. But it also seems like dentists are always trying to sell you something and it drives me crazy. Needless to say I am so happy to have landed at this clinic. I feel like anything was an up-sell, and on the contrary they actually cared about my pocket book.
Neither of us like going to the dentist and are "anxious" patients. But we both felt at ease in their clinic, and on both visits we were so happy with all of the staff. Here are some main points:

  1. Everyone has a big smile on their face, and truly tries to bring a positive "vibe" to your visit. This matters, as I am normally not the most pleasant person on days when I have to go to the dentist. And having a great environment to walk into actually really helps.
  2. While I was waiting for my partner on our first visit, I loved how they knew each of their patients by name and would often ask about their family. A true community dentist clinic!
  3. The hygienist, Tonya, was very gentle! But also very thorough. She was so friendly and professional and I'll definitely ask to have her again!
  4. There are TV's in each room, which was great for me. I normally bring my iPod and try to just go to a "happy place" as I hate going to the dentist so much! But the combination of skilled and friendly staff and TV's to "zone out" to made the appointment fly by.
  5. Very punctual both times we have been there.
  6. While we don't have kids, I saw a lot of people bring their children. I liked that and figure if a dentist can work with kids who squirm around, he is probably going to do alright on me if I just sit still! (He did better than alright by the way). Also, all the staff were really children friendly. Definitely a dentist that we can "grow" with when we have children.
  7. I don't remember there being that "dentist smell". I HATE that smell, and even when I walk by a dentist office in the mall and get a whiff of it the hairs on the back of my neck start to stand up! But their clinic was very clean. And it either didn't have that smell, or it did and because I felt so at ease it didn't bother me... Either way, I am happy! :)
  8. Parking is available for free right next to the building. Always a bonus for the days that you are just going to make your appointment on time and don't have time to circle the block looking for a spot.
I hope this helps. All-in-all very happy and we will be going back, and recommending to friends looking for a new dentist.

My life long fear of going to the dentist could not be put off any longer...My brother recommended me to Dr. Nick. He raved about his superior cosmetic dentistry and warm friendly staff. I had broken a front tooth and needed to see a dentist as soon as possible to have it repaired. The receptionist got me in immediately. I was greeted promptly and they were very courteous and friendly. Without realizing, my fear of the dentist was passed on to my children for no good reason. As a result, they were seeing a specialist for many years. My positive experience has lead me to bring my kids in to see Dr. Nick as well. No need to bring them to the specialist when you have Dr. Nick and his professional team servicing my cosmetic and family needs.
-Anonymous

Recently moved to the North York area and was looking for a new dentist. I found Lawrence West Dental on Google. I was really impressed with the reviews and felt like I knew Dr. Nick and his team. Conveniently located near Yorkdale Mall, evening hours were available, free parking was a bonus and they directly billed my insurance. Great staff, great services.Two thumbs up for Lawrence West Dental!
-Anonymous

Great experience at Lawrence West Dental- Dr.Nick B is great! The office is very welcoming and clean. The entire staff is courteous and very accommodating especially when it comes to scheduling appointments for me. The email reminders from Lisa and Freda are definitely a huge bonus given my very busy lifestyle I've recommended them frequently and will continue to do so. Keep up the great work!
-Anonymous

My Husband & I love this Dentist office. It was the first Dentist office we joined as newlyweds, and now with our own growing family we are very happy to know that our family will be very well taken care of. Very friendly staff, Dr. Nick is amazing.The location is very convenient with lots of parking and great hours of operations. Always an enjoyable visit. My experience was amazing!
-Anonymous

I have been searching for a new dentist in Toronto for years. After a few bad run-ins, I have been obviously quite sceptical. Dr.Nick Babatsikos and his staff are an amazing team. They work together systematically and efficiently! I went in for for my initial dental exam x-rays and cleaning. Their level of professionalism,skill, communication and friendliness helped me feel sooooo relaxed! From time to time, the front desk staff and I had good conversation and laughed, but when it was time to get to business, they focused and got the job done in a timely manner. Their care and concern for my health and comfort was natural and not forced. They billed my insurance directly all I had to do is pay the portion which my insurance did not cover. No more headaches going to the dentist they take care of everything. It took me a very long time to find the best dentist .....I am glad I finally found Dr. Nick Babatsikos. He's an amazing dentist, there is no need to search any more. If you are looking for a dentist, I strongly recommend for you to visit the Lawrence West Dental office, even for a consultation, you'll be satisfied.
-Anonymous

A great first impression! Dr.Nick Babatsikos and his friendly and knowledgeable staff are a true model of what a dental office should be! I would have to say that of all the dental offices I have been to....Dr. Nick Babatsikos and the Lawrence West Dental Team are by far the best. Dr.Nick is a wonderful dentist he did some really amazing dental work for me. He has restored my faith in dentistry Thanks to Dr.Nicks attention to detail and very meticulous personality....I'm all smiles!! I've got my confidence back. My experience was amazing. I am so grateful to have done my due diligence in researching to find the best Dental Surgeon for me.
-Anonymous

Dr. Nick is very friendly with a lovely bedside manner. He has a great sense of humour and he has a very kind disposition which makes communication with him very easy. He is an excellent listener and he has provided me with the professional advise that was in my best interest. The administrative team at the Lawrence West Dental clinic were absolutely wonderful. Lisa and Alicia were so accommodating and understanding. These ladies were a wonderful liaison between myself and Dr. Nick. What a wonderful team to compliment Dr. Babatsikos!
-Anonymous

Dr.Nick Babatsikos is a highly skilled dental surgeon. He is very honest and ethical. My only regret is ....that it took me so long to find him. Dr. Babatsikos is a true credit to his profession and I highly recommend him for any Dental procedures that anyone is considering. -Anonymous

Hands down... Lawrence West Dental in North York is the best experience you will ever have at the dentist! Every office member at this office is knowledgeable and extremly friendly and professional. You are truly taken care of here! Dr.Nick never cuts corners when it comes to your dental health, he's also great about not recommending extra, unnecessary work just to make you pay more. On my very first visit, I showed up with an emergency root canal and the assistant took me in straight away. While they were working on my teeth, I actually FELL ASLEEP because I was so comfortable. Just can't go wrong with these guys...
-Anonymous

I highly recommend Dr.Nick Babatsikos at Lawrence West Dental. A good friend of mine and his wife have been seeing Dr. Nick for the last three years and they recommended him to me. I called Lawrence West Dental and spoke with Lisa. She was very friendly and very accommodating. Their office was easily accessible from all the highways. The hygienist Dorothy did a great job on my cleaning and I have decided to leave my old dentist and stick with Dr.Nick! I have done one filling so far and a bridge. Great experience!
-Anonymous

LOVE DR. NICK AND HIS STAFF. GREAT TEAM AT LAWRENCE WEST DENTAL! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
-Anonymous

Great first impression! Dr.Nick Babatsikos & his staff are a true model of what a dental office should be! Of all the dental offices I have been to Dr. Nick is by far the best! Dr.Nick is a wonderful dentist he restored my smile. Thanks to Dr.Nick's attention to detail & very meticulous personality, I've got my confidence back. My experience was above adn beyond amazing Dr. Nick is very friendly, he has a great sense of humour & a very kind disposition which makes communication with him very easy. He's an excellent listener and provided me with professional advise that was in my best interest. His amazing team were a wonderful liaison between myself & Dr. Nick. What a wonderful team to compliment Dr. Babatsikos! Dr.Nick Babatsikos is a highly skilled dental surgeon. He is very honest and ethical. My only regret is ....that it took me so long to find him. Dr. Babatsikos is a true credit to his profession and I highly recommend him for any Dental procedures that anyone is considering.
-Anonymous

Dr nick and his team are wonderful! I was always scared to get any cavities done and always had to be frozen! Dr nick is the only one that managed to do my fillings without a needle! He is the greatest! Now our whole family has been seeing him for many years now ! Keep up the great work you guys! Love the atmosphere people and dr nick!!
-Anonymous

If you're looking for a family dentist you couldn't find a better one than Dr. Nick and his team. The only thing I'm upset about is that I didn't find him sooner.
-Anonymous

We have been going to Dr. Nick for 10 years now and even though we moved to Barrie 2 years ago, we didn't change to another dentist because you just don't find any better. Even when I'm rushing in late like a mad woman, they always let me take time to catch my breath and are never upset. The care, friendliness and jokes keep us coming back.
-Anonymous

I have been seeing Dr. Nick for about 2 years. His staff and himself are great and friendly...They truly make you feel like family and his workmanship is awsome...I would recommend him any time and to everybody...they (the staff and himeself) true bend over back words, and but a smile on your face...Thank you Dr. Nick...keep up the great work.
-Anonymous

My family and I visit Dr. Nick twice a year and my little ones (5 yrs, and twin 2.5 yrs) love going to the dentist! Thanks Dr. Nick for a great job :)
-Anonymous

About 10 years ago I got poreclain veneers to improve my smile. I am very grateful to Dr. Nick . This surgery changed my life. I love my smile and to smile.
-Anonymous

No one likes going to the dentist, but the staff at Lawrence West Dental always makes the experience so positive! Even the kids look forward to it!! Thank you :) - Your office has always been a friendly/comfortable environment from day 1 when we came to your office, where you make us all feel part of your family. Always with a smile on your faces to welcome everyone. Keep up the great work.
-Anonymous


During a very stressful time while my husband was battling a terminal illness and having many problems with his teeth he was given special consideration. For that I am especially grateful!
-Anonymous


Funny enough I actually look forward to my cleaning visits, and i never was a dentist appointment fan, but this office makes it so much enjoyable. Plus Dr. Nick is hilarious. Such a fun doctor.
-Anonymous


Everybody is friendly and always welcoming with a sweet smile. I have no doubt of referring you to my friends and family.
-Anonymous


I recently got married, 2 weeks before I wanted an appointment for a polish, Lisa went above and beyond to try and get me in but my busy schedule didn't work. She did try to give me 2 dates but on both I had wedding commitments. Thank you for all your help, very much appreciated.
-Anonymous


Excellent service right from the reception desk to dental care. Dr. Nick outdoes any dental care I've experienced anywhere else!
-Anonymous


We have been going to Lawrence West Dental for over 10 years. Dr. Nick is in my opinion one of the best. He always make you feel at ease no matter the severity. The staff is also very helpful through the dental process. There is no other dental office like it.
-Anonymous


Pleasant atmosphere, smiles and best off, all the give away bags with toothpaste and a toothbrush and the very end of the dental work.
-Anonymous


The only thing I'm pissed about is I didn't find your practice sooner.
-Anonymous


I've been to a few dentists in the past but this had been the best dentist/dental office I've been to. My friend had been bugging me for years to come to her dentist but it was a little to far for me. After a bad experience I had with a previous dental office I decided to try the Lawrence west dental office and I haven't looked back since. The staff are awesome, always friendly and willing to assist. I have a 6 years old daughter who hate dentist and ever since I brought her there she always asking when are we going back. I referred my husband, brother and also told friend. I was telling a friend of mines I used to work with about the place and how awesome they was because she has a son who's the same age as my daughter. I'm telling her about a dental office she should go to because it's wonderful and she's telling me the same, only to realized that we were talking about the same place and that she has been going to Lawrence dental for years. It was hilarious. My biggest regret is not going to the this dental office when my friend had told me about it.
-Anonymous


We feel that we visit our family whenever we have a dental appointment. Thank you for always being accommodating, professional and courteous.**************Happy Holidays and Happy New Year 2013********
-Anonymous


From the first time I visited your office I was very pleased with my experience. Also my family, and friends too. Thank you, keep up the good work you and your staff.
-Anonymous


My family and I have had and still have great visits at the dentist office, well it is because of Dr. Nick and his staff. When we visit, the staff is always smiling and willing to answer any questions and concerns if any. I love our reminder phone calls makes my life easier, the emails are awesome because when I send people I always say you can trust Dr. Nick Babatiskos, hours are great, clean office and a great comfortable atmosphere. Our family loves to visit your office. Thanks a billion, you've helped our family keep a great smile. Regards.
-Anonymous

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