For more than seven years, Healthy Smile Dental Hygiene’s registered dental hygienist Isabel Da Silva has been living out her dream of working one-on-one with patients inside her private practice. Her exuberance for such specialties as teeth whitening, oral cancer screenings, and pit and fissure sealant applications has led her to share her expertise by teaching at dental hygiene schools and serving as a clinic coordinator at Medix School in Brampton. Efficient and organized, Isabel’s office keeps waiting to a minimum, preventing bored patients from organizing thumb twirling Battle Royales.
Treatments at Physiomed range from ancient to practically futuristic. When it comes to time-tested techniques, the team’s acupuncture and Chinese medicine methods help ease patient ailments in a more traditional manner. On the other end of the spectrum, patients can choose shockwave therapy to relieve joint and muscle pain with energy waves traveling faster than the speed of sound. For patients making lifestyle changes, the clinic’s naturopathy practice combines dietary changes with homeopathy to keep bodies humming. Other therapies are grouped by their intended effect, with clinicians offering auto-injury and sport-specific treatments to aid specific wellness goals.
Absolute Dental Hygiene Associates' team composed of hygienists, a dentist, and a denturist searches for cavities, installs implant-supported dentures, and replaces decay with tooth-coloured fillings inside an office cushioned by spa-like amenities. Patients watch flat-screen televisions, lie on aromatherapy pillows, and dip their hands in warm, scented paraffin baths during dental treatments. Before their appointments, they can relax in front of the office's electric fireplace, which burns kindling from electric trees, and sip coffee, tea, or juice.
At Islington/Bloor Dentist, Dr. Roger Avila and his team of dentists, hygienists, and specialists aim to avoid complex dental operations. They aren’t shirking their duties, though—rather, the staffers are focused on preventing problems through patient education. They take the time to construct custom home-care programs for their clients after thorough examinations, teaching them to continually safeguard their health.
While patients are in the office, the specialists provide preventative care by safeguarding against tooth decay with plastic sealant, or catching problems in their earliest stages with x-rays. Should more intensive services be needed, advanced dental technology allows them to restore smiles with crowns, veneers and implants, rather than filling in gaps with miniature marshmallows. Further underscoring the importance of patient education, the staff can consult in Spanish, Portuguese, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese, as well as English.
No matter which of Polar Dental Centers’ five full-service offices a client visits, the friendly staff and doctors strive to provide a high standard of care. That's because each dentist is certified in a range of specialized treatment, including cosmetic dentistry, gum disease treatment, and teeth straightening. The centres also administer emergency care to deal with with intense pain or dumb, wisdom-less molars.
Like many children, Joanna Wisniewska was scared of the dentist when she was young. After she moved to Canada, however, a series of positive interactions with her dentists and hygienists showed her that teeth cleaning need not be a scary experience. Dedicating herself to helping people overcome their anxiety about dentistry, she started a career as a hygienist. Now at the head of her own office, JW Dental Hygiene, she brings her caring chair-side manner to services that include exams, whitening, and calming down screaming uvulas.