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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Preventative Hygiene

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As dental professionals, we understand the role that preventative care plays in protecting the health of teeth and gums. Sometimes, convincing patients of that is a bit more difficult. Patients can contribute to their oral health by making healthy food choices, and by maintaining proper oral hygiene at home, including brushing and flossing. Also vital to oral health is regularly-scheduled professional dental visits. This provides an opportunity for cleaning where brushing and flossing may have missed, as well as examination by trained professionals. This aspect can be invaluable for catching developing problems early and resolving them before they become more severe.

Sherwood Dental cares for patients with products and services designed to preserve their good health. This will decrease the need for many restorative and perhaps even cosmetic dental services in the future. Despite the best of care, concerns can and do still present themselves; but with our prompt and attentive care, we will have you back to yourself, quickly and on the most minimally invasive way possible. By visiting us on a regular basis and not waiting for an emergency to arise, these instances should be few and far between.

How to Brush

How to Brush

Preventative hygiene delivers benefits to teeth and gums by preserving healthy oral structure, and decreasing risk factors for other conditions and diseases throughout the body. Professional cleanings is the only way to remove harmful tartar that can accumulate under and along the gum line that would ultimately lead to gum disease, as well as other complications. Examinations allow us to detect and address wear, cracks, or decay before they progress to a painful condition.

What our patients say about Preventative Hygiene

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Dentists of my past have made it miserable to get my teeth cleaned so because of that my dental Hygiene suffered until I went to Sherwood Dental. They fixed me up and are a delight to go back to every time. Great staff, great atmosphere, honest and to the point, very professional I highly recommend.
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We utilize digital x-ray technology for safe and thorough evaluation of teeth above and below the gum line. Through placement of a small sensor, images are collected and instantly fed to a computer to provide more complete information for the dentist. This aids in accurate diagnosis and exposes patients to less radiation than traditional methods. These digital images can be enhanced for greater detail and stored easily for further assessments.

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.


We believe that by working together on preventative oral hygiene, we will be able to assist you in enjoying a lifetime of beauty and health.
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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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