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

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2892 South Sheridan Way, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 7L4 | Directions

Dental care for children available at Oakville, Ontario practice


Dental Care for Children Available at Oakville, Ontario Area
Drs. Stephen Gaines and Arti Patel are dedicated dental providers who understand the importance of a healthy smile. This includes starting children off with a proper foundation. At Sherwood Dental, we stress with our patients how important oral health is and how proper hygiene habits can extend the lifespan of teeth and reduce the risk of infection and decay. This includes educating children! Our practice in Oakville, Ontario offers dental services for not only adults but children as well, allowing children to fully understand the importance of proper dental health and development at a young age.

When should my child see the dentist?

The providers at Sherwood Dental in Oakville encourage parents to seek dental care for children around the ages of 3-4 years old. At this point, our dental team will evaluate their mouth and educate parents on how to reduce the risk of childhood caries (cavities) and the formation of periodontal disease. After the initial appointment, patients should return with their children every six months for a cleaning. During these appointments, the dentist may also provide fluoride applications or sealants to add an extra layer of protection against cavities and disease.

What can I do to protect my child’s smile?

Even though the primary teeth are lost over the years to make way for permanent teeth, it is still vital for parents to take care of these teeth and build a foundation of proper oral health habits. Below are a few tips in protecting a baby’s or child’s teeth:
  • Avoid putting the baby to bed with a bottle of milk or juice
  • Use a wet rag to wipe the teeth and gums after eating
  • Avoid a diet high in sugars or acidic drinks or foods
  • Help children learn how to brush and floss as age-appropriate
  • Ensure your child is seen by a dentist every six months
We are here to help you get the perfect smile.
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Are you searching for a dental practice ‘near me’ that can assist the entire family?

Contact Drs. Stephen Gaines and Arti Patel of Sherwood Dental today to schedule an appointment. Our practice is located at 2892 South Sheridan Way in Oakville, Ontario and can be reached by phone at 844-951-8855. We are always open to accepting new patients and families seeking comprehensive, quality dental care with a dedicated team of providers.
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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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