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 do...help 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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Patients in Oakville, ON ask, what is laser dentistry and how does it contribute to healthy smiles?

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Dr. Stephen Gaines is a dentist at Sherwood Dental in Oakville, ON who understands the importance of having the right tool for the job. When it comes to dental work, having the right tool has its advantages. Many patients who live in the area of Oakville, ON and who are seeking healthy smiles may want to take the time to learn about the advanced instruments used in our practice. This includes options such as laser dentistry.

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry is a field of dental work that uses laser instruments to achieve a healthier smile. Lasers have been used for many years in the medical field and continue to play an important role in treatments. Lasers can also be used in dentistry to ensure precision solutions. Laser light can be utilized for both soft and hard tissue treatments.

Soft tissue – procedures which involve the soft tissues can be addressed using laser dentistry. The soft tissues may include the gums and skin inside the mouth. Lasers are often used to treat unhealthy soft tissues, most notably for gum disease and periodontitis. Additionally, lasers are commonly used in contouring the gums, removing tissues for cosmetic purposes. The soft tissues of the mouth bleed much less when the doctor uses laser devices versus more traditional cutting methods.

Hard tissue – in addition to being used for the treatment of soft tissues, patients may also use laser devices to address areas of hard tissue. Hard tissue lasers are utilized for procedures that involve bone and teeth. The lasers treat and target the specific area without damaging the surrounding healthy tissues and structures. The most common ways in which lasers are used in the treatment of the smile is to prepare for fillings, dental bonding, or root canals. Patients often heal faster and experience much less pain and bleeding when dentists utilize laser instruments.

Is laser dentistry right for me?

During a consultation appointment, Dr. Stephen Gaines of Sherwood Dental will evaluate a patient to determine if lasers can be used to obtain the treatments patients need. Our professionals provide laser treatments for a variety of purposes and speaking to a dental provider is the best way to learn about all the options available and any alternatives.
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Is laser dentistry affordable?

Laser dentistry is not only affordable, but it is the most desired method of treatment for both hard and soft tissues. Dr. Stephen Gaines is pleased to provide laser dentistry at an affordable cost. Patients who have extensive dental work completed and are unable to pay for their treatment in full at the time of their procedure can ask the front office team about financing arrangements. The front office of Sherwood Dental provides information for patients to help them arrange a payment plan that works for their budget and dental needs. Our team wants patients to obtain the care they need without having to worry about the cost of necessary services.

Is laser dentistry safe?

Is laser dentistry safe in Oakville area
Absolutely! At Sherwood Dental, we are committed to providing patients with real-world, advanced solutions to improve their dental health and wellness—as well as the cosmetics of their teeth and gums. Dr. Stephen Gaines has extensive experience and training in the use of laser instruments and uses them each day to help patients address common dental concerns. We use the proper tools for the specific treatments needed to ensure the results patients expect.

What are other services available at Sherwood Dental?

Our team provides a wide selection of treatments for patients in the community of Oakville, Ontario. We provide general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry solutions for new and existing patients to ensure proper oral health care and a lifetime of beautiful smiles!

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Stephen Gaines today!

At Sherwood Dental, we work directly with patients in the area of Oakville, ON who are interested in services for the smile. If you are interested in learning more about laser dentistry and how it can keep your smile healthy and beautiful, we encourage you to book an appointment by calling our front office team at (844) 951-8855. We are available to assist patients and families in the community at our state-of-the-art facility, located at 2892 South Sheridan Way.
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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