Sherwood Dental....

We are open for business! Welcome Back!!!

We have missed seeing the smiling faces of our patients for what has felt like forever. The decision back in March to close Sherwood Dental due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as unprecedented as it was, was not taken lightly and was absolutely necessary for the safety of our team, our patients, and the community around us.

Our doctors, hygienists, assistants and administration team are very proud of how Sherwood Dental's preventative and minimally invasive philosophies of dental treatment and oral healthcare have kept so many of you free from emergency or urgent need while we have been unable to see patients in person.

Having gone above and beyond the most current guidelines for dental offices in Ontario (RCDSO) by implementing extra enhanced measures and aerosol management equipment, Sherwood Dental is open and ready to provide the complete level of care that our patients have been accustomed to for so many years.

Our focus at Sherwood Dental has always been one of striving to exceed our patients' expectations. As such, we have gone to great lengths and meticulous planning to assure that our patients and our team are in an environment that keeps everyone safe and healthy at all times. From the moment that you enter our office, during the time of your treatment, and until the moment that you leave, our enhanced protocols and specialized equipment will be in place for your added protection.

We are happy and excited again to be doing what we love to everyone with their oral healthcare needs and enjoy the time that we get to spend with all of our wonderful patients.

Looking forward to seeing your smiles really soon.

Stay well and healthy,
Dr. Gaines and your Sherwood Dental Team

See Our Enhanced Measures COVID-19 Screening Form
Children's Dentistry Oakville - Phone Icon New Patients please call: (844) 951-8855 | SD Patients please call: 905-829-1414
2892 South Sheridan Way, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 7L4 | Directions

Children’s Dentistry

Children's Dentistry Oakville - Children’s Dentistry

At Sherwood Dental, we emphasize the importance of proper oral care for all ages. Preventative care is a vital part of dental health, and good habits formed early will have a positive impact. In order to establish a solid foundation for professional dental care, we take the steps necessary to make dental visits comfortable and welcoming for all of our patients, including children. Parents and children alike will appreciate the careful consideration given to making the earliest interactions with our dentists and our hygienists pleasant ones.

This will make a child familiar with the staff and the surroundings, and allow us to monitor a child’s development from the very start. We view this as an opportunity to partner with families in educating and coaching children from an early age on the importance of oral care, good nutrition and helping them learn effective brushing and flossing techniques.

How to Keep Baby's Mouth Clean

How to Keep Baby's Mouth Clean

By the age of three, most children will have their entire set of 20 primary teeth. Care at this stage is vital to protect the development of the permanent teeth. By setting the example from the earliest age, we seek to foster a relationship of trust and comfort among the children, their parents, and our dental staff that will serve everyone well through childhood, the teen years, and into adulthood.

It is important to emphasize that while preventative care may be perceived by some as optional, it is actually very vital to preserving dental health and preventing complex issues. Professional cleanings and examinations are tools for catching developing problems early and being able to resolve them before they progress further. Regular preventative care means fewer dental procedures for patients, and that means less expense overall for parents.

Dr. Stephen Gaines

Sherwood Dental

Dr. Stephen Gaines

Lead 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.

What our patients say about Children's Dentistry Treatment

Children's Dentistry Oakville - Left Quote
My family and I really enjoy going to the dentist and I'm glad I found your office around 12 years ago. The atmosphere is beautiful and the staff is really friendly and accommodating. The hygienists and Dr. Gaines make us feel really comfortable no matter what the procedure is being done. My son Cody just had his first cavities fixed, 6 of them to be exact, he was so scared before hand, but Dr. Gaines made him feel like a pro and he was so proud of himself afterwards. I know that when my family and I come there, we are in great hands. I'm sorry I can't think of anything to help the office improve, I'm just happy to be a part of Sherwood Dental Oakville and thank you guys for doing what you do.
Children's Dentistry Oakville - Right Quote
Originally Posted on Google logo

We welcome any questions regarding dental visits, oral care, teeth friendly nutrition and healthy oral development for your children, or any member of the family. Scheduling appointments for the entire family reconfirms the importance of such care to children, and allows them to observe their parent making dental care a priority, as well.

We look forward to the opportunity to establish a relationship that will contribute to giving your child the best oral health and smile possible.
CALL US TODAY (844) 951-8855 Or

Children's Dentistry Oakville - Left Quote


Jenn L

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!

Originally posted on
Google logo
Angie A

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.

Originally posted on
Google logo
Jesse V

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.

Originally posted on
Google logo
Children's Dentistry Oakville - Right Quote
More Success Stories
Have a question?

Related Articles


Call to schedule your comfortable consultation with Dr. Stephen Gaines
Call Now (844) 951-8855
Request An Appointment