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At Sherwood Dental we believe that a healthy smile is important to a first impression, and conveys much of who you are as a person. We are committed to providing our patients with great dental care that goes beyond the basics found in so many places. Our goal, first and foremost, is to partner with our patients in preventative care, as we believe that this is ideal. We want to educate our patients in effective oral hygiene, as well as to encourage regular visits for professional cleanings and examinations. This gives us the opportunity to detect issues at their earliest stage in order to avoid complex issues in the future.

We understand that oral health plays a large role in a patient’s overall health, and we strive to perform our role well. Our patients have access to some of the finest technologies available in the field of modern dentistry. We are constantly researching and learning about the products and services that we can offer to provide a high level of care to our patients. We make investments into equipment, as well as training, to be able to offer innovations that result in positive outcomes for our patients.
While prevention comes first, we maintain a full menu of restorative and cosmetic services to cover the comprehensive needs of dental patients of all ages. Sometimes, despite the most pristine care, situations arise that call for these services. Our commitment to minimally-invasive dentistry means that the most conservative treatment options are used in order to effectively treat the needs of patients, while preserving as much natural oral structure as possible.

We listen to our patients, and consider their input into their treatment plans. Each member of our staff seeks to provide compassionate and friendly service with a personal touch. We invite you to spend some time exploring our website to learn more about Sherwood Dental and the services we offer. We are conveniently located in Oakville, and accept patients from all surrounding areas. Please call us with any questions you may have, or to schedule your next visit. We hope to have you visit us very soon.
Dr. Stephen Gaines

Dr. Stephen Gaines

Dr. Arti Patel

Dr. Arti Patel

Sherwood Dental

Owner dentist Dr. Stephen Gaines is an authority on restorative, cosmetic, rehabilitative, and laser dentistry. Having graduated from the University of Toronto, he earned his dental degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry (1997). He follows continuing education courses to keep up with dentistry developments. He’s a lecturer, trainer and Fellow and Founding Member of the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry.

Dr. Arti Patel has extensive clinical experience in cosmetic/restorative dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, and pediatric dentistry.

Dr. Gaines with Dr. Arti Patel at a charity fundraiser event

Dr. Stephen Gaines and Dr. Arti Patel representing Sherwood Dental at the Casino Night Fundraiser for the Grant Crosbie Family Lounge at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. A special thank you to Karen Harrington for all the hard work that goes into making a great night like we had.

Thank you to our patient Wendy Watt-Visintini for connecting us with such a great cause in our Oakville community.

A shout out to Teckler our wonderful dealer at the Sherwood​ Dental sponsored blackjack table. Losing money (for a great cause) was never so much fun! end the evening...our very own Dr. Patel won the big raffle prize....the autographed P.K. Subban Habs jersey.... Congratulations Dr. P!!!!!

Dr. Gaines and Dr. Patel are all smiles as Sherwood Dental proudly co-sponsors this charity fundraising event supporting the Oakville community.
Sherwood Dental Charity Fundraiser Event 2018
Sherwood Dental is the official dentist for the Toronto Argonauts!

Sherwood Dental, the team dentists for the Toronto Argonauts, welcomes the

Grey Cup! Sherwood Dental is the official dentist for the Toronto Argonauts! Dr. Gaines and Dr. Patel welcome the Grey Cup for a victorious 2017 season.


What takes place during a crown restoration at Sherwood Dental.

When tooth decay damages a cusp, a crown restoration is required. The decay in any previous filling must first be removed to prepare the tooth for any restoration. New filling is then placed to support the crown. The tooth is then prepared to accept a crown restoration, impressions are taken to model the exact shape required for the crown. A temporary crown is made and inserted until the final crown until the final crown is ready! The finally crown is customized, made at the dental lab. Your dentist will tell you how long this process takes and schedule a time to insert the final crown restoration. When the final crown is ready, the temporary crown is removed and the final crown restoration is cemented in place. Your dentist or hygiene will be able to answer any further questions you have about the procedure.

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The staff at Sherwood Dental have always been awesome. I never have to wait more than a few minutes for my appt, they are very prompt and efficient. They also always try to resolve my issues the first time I mention them. I feel that Dr. Gaines does not perform procedures that are not necessary, just to make money, as he has honestly told me before that I do not need certain things, when my previous dentist told me that I did (and Dr. Gaines told me why my other dentist may have suggested it, and why he did not necessary agree). Love these guys!

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Fabulous Dental Practice - First off they value your time as much as you do. The entire team is happy to work there, which shows in the way they treat the clients. The equipment is top notch. I'm very happy even if they find a cavity.

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About as much fun you can have with going to the dentist. The professional and caring attitude of the dentists, hygienists, and office staff make you feel like part of their family. And if you and the Argonauts are lucky, you might get to see the Grey Cup along with a few players they look after.

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