To All Of Our Sherwood Dental Patients,

Due to the circumstances related to COVID-19 and our desire to do anything we can to reduce any potential risks to our patients, our staff, and the surrounding community, Sherwood Dental will remain closed indefinitely and until further notice in accordance with the orders for continued personal distancing measures as laid out by the province. Please continue to check our website and office voicemail message for future updates.

We will happily plan to reschedule any appointments that have been or will be affected by our closure as soon as the current public heath situation is resolved.

We ask that all of you, our Sherwood Dental family, please be healthy and safe and follow the social distancing recommendations and the personal sanitization recommendations as laid out by our provincial health authorities.

Along with everyone world-wide, we look forward to life becoming “normal” again as soon as possible.

Dr. Stephen Gaines and the Sherwood Dental Team
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Treating hard tissue with lasers improves dentistry in our Oakville, ON office

If you have ever had a cavity filled, you may remember the awful sound of the dental drill, or the anxiety you felt about getting shots of local anesthetic. Dental procedures that require tooth reduction can now be much more comfortable thanks to hard tissue lasers. In fact, some people are now using the term "no-shot dentistry" to describe the laser experience. At Sherwood Dental in Oakville, ON, patients are pleased to see that we have invested in the technologies that prioritize comfort, and we are proud of our ability to offer this service.

What is so special about laser dentistry?

When you visit the dentist with a problem, chances are you are already experiencing a certain amount of discomfort. The last thing you really want, even if it may be necessary, is to endure shots and the vibration of the dental drill. Laser dentistry is also referred to as micro-dentistry, and it replaces the need for drilling in many cases. In addition to creating more comfort, this technology enables us to treat several teeth in one sitting, rather than having you come back for more shots and drilling. Lasers are precise, which minimizes disruption of surrounding tissue, while they also efficiently prepare surface structure for the filling material.

The process is simple and quick. To remove decayed structure, the appropriate laser is passed over the diseased part of the tooth. Because lasers work with heat, we create comfort with water to cool the treatment area. It's that easy. Having removed decay and prepared the tooth in one step, we shorten the time you need to sit in the chair waiting for your tooth to be restored. Also, if no anesthetic is needed with laser treatment, there is no lingering numbness while the medication wears off.

In addition to treating decay with hard tissue laser technology, we may also incorporate this modality in other procedures that require us to modify tooth structure, such as root canal therapy. At the heart of our dental practice is the desire to keep you comfortable and satisfied with the end result, as well as the overall experience. To schedule your visit, call (844) 951-8855.
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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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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