Dr. Francis La Couvee


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Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 19 reviews. Dr. Francis La Couvee has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Dentist-related: cavities, gum disease, teeth cleaning, dental care, gingivitis
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
27/09/13 SYSTEM: Accepting New Patients changed to "Y" 
RID: 2537665
21/01/13 5 5 5 5 Great dentist,makes you feel at ease! He's very confident and knowledgable !  Respond
RID: 2480445
22/11/12 5 5 5 5 I have had the pleasure of being Dr LaCouvee's patient for over 20 years and I have found that not only is he an incredibly caring, kind, gentle and sensitive dentist, he is extremely knowledgeable and current in his practise. Additionally, his staff are always pleasant, thoughtful and courteous. I highly recommend Dr LaCouvee and his staff and do so at every chance I have!! Thank you for all your care over the years.  Respond
RID: 2446097
14/10/12 3 4 2 2 At first, all was well, certainly a Great bedside manner. You always get a reassuring touch, smile. However when my gums started to recede very shortly after having an expensive ceramic crown done, and the crown started to show dark at the top, not much was said about removing it or fixing it. Later a couple of white fillings rotted underneath and both the crown and fillings were replaced by another, better dentist and I am happy to say all is well and the receding gums have returned to health again. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 2040256
17/04/12 5 5 5 5 Was terrified of going to the dentist until I met Francis. He is gentle and excellent at what he does. I look forward to seeing the dentist now!  Respond
RID: 1808521
27/03/12 5 5 5 5 I've been seeing Dr Lacouve for some years. I have found the surgery to be extremely efficient, almost space age in appearance,with staff second to none.The Dr is also most amiable, very knowlegable, easy to talk to and on time.The best dentist I've been to in my 67 years.  Respond
27/09/10 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 901785
01/06/09 5 5 5 5 Greatest dentist and office team ever! What can I say that already hasn't been said. All the other comments paint a great picture of exactly how it is and feels to get dental work done by Francis. I never liked going to the dentist before going to Abutus but now look forward to it every time! And to think the first I went was by accident because I got the directions wrong. Best mistake I ever made. Now my wife and I travel over two hours for our appointments cause we moved and it's definately well worth it. The most comfortable dental experience ever! Arbutus dental clinic desrves more than the five stars aloud with this rating. You won't find anything better!  Respond
RID: 729263
24/11/08 5 5 5 5 It really doesn't get any better than this. From the very moment you step into Dr. La Couvee's Dental Clinic, you know you are in for a professional, caring, attentive, and wonderful experience. I have never felt so at ease in a Dentist's office! Dr. La Couvee himself immediately instills an air of calm in you and explains everything very well. It almost makes you look forward to going to the dentist, as I know it did for me! Not enough praise can be sent to this man and his gracious professional staff; they truly are exemplary!  Respond
RID: 661009
09/08/08 5 5 5 5 I am so happy that friend's referred me to Dr. Lacouvee. His staff are happy and pleasant and so is he. I wish he had been my dentist years ago.  Respond
RID: 641451
17/07/08 5 5 5 5 Excellent dentist in EVERY way, his staff, facility, his skill level etc Franis is THE BEST !!!  Respond
RID: 469573
21/12/07 5 5 5 5 I've been fortunate to have had two previous wonderful dentists in my life but still Francis tops them. I became his patient even before he opened his own clinic. At Arbutus, he has created something very special. You're made to feel welcome the moment you walk in the door. All the staff are as exemplary as he. The waiting area is comfortable and user friendly...even a phone is available for convenience. But it's the humanity I love best about Francis. He's a stellar dentist but his interest in people is what makes him shine. He once treated a friend of mine, who was dying, in his home and gave him the dignity of still being able to eat. He also visited my mother in a care facility, just before Christmas, when her capped front tooth fell off. The repair lasted the remaining 5 months of Mom's life. I, too, have recommended Francis to many others, all of whom have been as delighted as I to have such a magnificent professional in our community. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 403163
13/09/07 5 5 5 5 Explained everything he was about to do, which had never beeen explained by another dentist. Great staff. Great atmosphere in the office. Wonderul supporter of community  Respond
RID: 392909
27/08/07 5 5 5 5 This is an exceptionally run operation from staff, to technicians to Francis himself. Although extremely busy, you never feel rushed. When Francis is with you he gives you his complete attention. His friendly, gentle manner makes it easy to relax.When I ran into a medical emergency in his office he was calm, caring and even offered to drive me home. I have recomemnded him to many people looking for a good dentist. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 377419
01/08/07 5 5 5 5 Best dentist we've ever had. Friendly staff, no pressure to get work done you can't afford at the time. Always manage to squeeze you in if it's an emergency.  Respond
RID: 370430
20/07/07 5 5 5 5 Excellent knowledge, good customer service, no pressure to fix what ain't broke but gives all the advise and options up front, uses postive feedback and makes you feel ok about lapses. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 341894
10/06/07 5 5 5 I went the first time with a problem from other dentists that I didn't want to have with this new one. That is to get lectured about how to floss. Great mirth when I brought this up as a "no no" in our partnership. And that must have gone on my chart because I never got this hassle again. I do note great charting in other ways. There are certain watch and wait things going on, and these are brought up to review each time. I like to be known. The surroundings of the office are beautiful too. I like watching the news while my mouth is being scoured!  Respond
RID: 319637
15/05/07 5 5 5 Absolutely wonderful dentist, excellent staff, very comfortable surroundings. Dr. Lacouvee even called me at home the next day to see how I was doing after a large root canal! 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 294933
23/04/07 5 5 5 A breath of fresh air...highly knowledgable and informative....great people skills. Excellent dealing with fear and young people.  Respond
RID: 199189
14/03/07 5 5 5 Dr. LaCouvee is friendly, courteous and very helpful. What I like is he is not afraid to refer you to a specialist if he feels your situation needs a second opinion, as with a very serious problem with a root canal I was having. I have been seeing Dr. Lacouvee since he first arrived in Qualicum Beach and have total respect and confidence in him.  Respond
RID: 195042
13/03/07 5 5 5 Dr. Lacouvee is a great dentist! Has excellent staff and always follows up on his patients and work done.The best dentist and dental experience I've ever had.His office and patient areas are first rate, very comfortable and clean, with some extra touches that make going to the dentist ..almost pleasant. Aside from the tv's in the ceiling and the headphones+remote to hear either tv or radio,the glass wall to an outside but private view, the best thing is the staff.They are very professional,whether it be a clinical or office related matter. Dr. Lacouvee himself is one of the nicest guys you could ever meet. Friendly, and very caring about the work he's performing.I couldn't recommend a better health professional of any type.  Respond