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

Learn more about the value of oral health and preventive dentistry with Oakville, ON, dentists


Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry at Sherwood Dental in Oakville Area

Keeping your teeth clean and healthy is a must, and making sure that they are cleaned routinely is required for those in the Oakville, ON area, Sherwood Dental and Drs. Stephen Gaines and Arti Patel can help you get your routine cleaning and ensure that your teeth are in great shape with oral health and preventive dentistry.

Why are dental cleanings and evaluations important?

Countless patients who do not visit their dentist routinely practice what is known as “reactive dentistry.” That means that a problem occurs before they seek the assistance of a dental provider. Instead, there is another way to ensure oral health and wellness over one’s lifetime with preventive dentistry. Preventive dentistry is a more proactive approach to one’s oral health. Instead of waiting for a problem to arise, preventive dentistry allows the patient to see the dentist regularly for examinations and cleanings to keep issues from occurring. It is key to a healthy smile, as it can be used in catching problems in their earliest stages—when they are more manageable and less costly to treat! Preventive dentistry keeps smiles healthy while addressing any issues that can occur quickly and easily.

What happens if a cavity is found during cleaning or examination?

The earlier a cavity is found and treated, the less expensive and damaging it will be. When a cavity is spotted, the dentist will recommend a dental filling to stop the decay and seal the tooth from bacteria, which leads to later infections. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical to maintaining as much of the natural smile as possible over one’s lifetime.
We are here to help you get the perfect smile.
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How often should I visit the dentist?

It is highly recommended that patients of all ages visit their dentist every six months for a cleaning and evaluation at Sherwood Dental with Drs. Stephen Gaines and Arti Patel.

Schedule your cleaning and evaluation today

Regular visits to Drs. Stephen Gaines and Arti Patel are critical to ensuring a healthy smile for life! If you want more information on cleanings, evaluations, and other preventive dentistry solutions, connect with the team at Sherwood Dental of Oakville, ON, today. You can reach our office at 844-951-8855 to schedule an appointment 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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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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