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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VELscope cancer screenings

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Oral cancer is a serious concern – something of which Dr. Stephen Gaines and the staff at Sherwood Dental are very aware. Cases of oral cancer are on the rise, even in nonsmokers. Oral cancer progresses to claim the lives of many victims; however, there is a high survival rate with early detection. For the best possible outcomes, regular oral cancer screenings are recommended for all adults. In addition to normal preventative care and oral examinations for any visible abnormalities, Sherwood Dental offers VELscope cancer screenings as an additional safety measure for early detection of oral cancer.

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We value every patient who chooses us for their oral healthcare. Because we take that responsibility seriously, we have chosen to provide VELscope cancer screenings. We view this as just one of the ways in which we fulfill our commitment to provide the patient with the latest and most innovative technologies available in the field of dentistry and oral health. We have chosen to invest in this technology for our practice in order to be able to provide even more support for the early detection of oral cancer, when combined with our conventional examination methods.

The VELscope is a handheld, wireless device that provides fluorescence to oral mucous membranes, illuminating areas of abnormality that may not be visible to the naked eye. This can be crucial in discovering potentially precancerous tissues that exist below the surface, which would likely go undetected at this point without this type of screening.

Patients considering the VELscope screening should be aware that the cost can be compared to the expense of the standard x-rays taken at regular checkups. This is very affordable considering the potentially life-saving information that can be gathered via this procedure. The examination is very brief and pain-free for patients.

What our patients say about VELscope cancer screenings

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I feel the crew at Sherwood Dental have the best interest of my teeth at heart. They are always looking for ways to insure these old teeth of mine will last as long as possible. Keep up the good work.
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We hope that our patients choose us because of our commitment to partner with them for their oral health, as well as to contribute to their total body wellness whenever possible.

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.

Be sure to request the VELscope cancer screening annually as part of your routine professional care.
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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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