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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As yet another verification that they are among the leaders in their area in the dental field, Sherwood Dental has undergone the requirements to become a certified provider for the Oravital System. This certification demonstrates their commitment to offer their patients the latest and most innovative technologies proven to offer significant benefits for oral health and overall wellbeing. The System is a sensitive DNA test that gives the dental provider a complete picture of the elements that are at work in a patient’s mouth.

The Oravital System is a tool to diagnose and establish a treatment plan to eliminate factors that contribute to oral infections, such as gingivitis, gum disease, and halitosis. The Oravital System consists of a multistep process, as follows:

  • Screening – Collecting bacterial samples from a patient’s mouth. These are sent out for analysis in order to identify bacteria that may be contributing to the oral health conditions.
  • Treatment – Once harmful bacteria are identified, antibiotics and antimicrobial solutions can be provided to eliminate those germs. This takes place over a period of about two weeks with use of the agent.
  • Evaluation – Follow-up to reevaluate gum health.
  • Maintenance – Regular oral hygiene and professional dental appointments to keep mouth healthy. Daily use of the prescribed Oravital rinse will assist in the prevention of recurring problems.
  • Reevaluation – A yearly follow-up Oravital microbial test to check the balance of bacteria in the patient’s mouth. With this step, problems can be corrected before they advance.

The mouth is a breeding ground for all types of bacteria. Maintaining a healthy balance of bacteria contributes to a patient’s overall body health and decreases the risk factors for other health conditions.

What our patients say about Oravital

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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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Patients of the Oravital System show significant reductions in the following areas within about two weeks of beginning the treatment:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Periodontal pockets
  • Bad breath
  • Oral infections
  • Systemic risks due to oral condition
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.

For more information, or to schedule your own Oravital Screening, call Sherwood Dental today. Testing is safe, simple, and noninvasive, and provides effective treatment for bothersome bad breath and various stages of gum disease.
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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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