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

Oakville, ON patients can obtain results from oral cancer screening services with area dental practice.


Dental Oral Cancer Screening Services Near Me In Oakville ON Area
Like most people, you probably do not anticipate cancer developing somewhere in your mouth. But unfortunately, oral cancer does occur in a great many people. However, this cancer, when caught early, has an excellent prognosis for elimination. For this reason, dental appointments for oral exams and tooth cleaning are vital at least every six months. Preventative dentistry is the best option for all our patients. At Sherwood Dental in Oakville, ON, we stress the importance of oral cancer screening services during every routine dental appointment.

The signs and symptoms of oral cancer

If you notice lumps or bumps anywhere inside your mouth or swelling or thickening of the cheek, gums, or tongue, you need to make a dental appointment as soon as possible. Do not wait one more minute for a dental appointment if you see any other signs of oral cancer, as follows:
  • Rough spots
  • White or reddish specks or patches anywhere in the mouth
  • Unexplained bleeding or numbness in or around the mouth
  • Sores on your face, in your mouth, or on your neck for two weeks or more
  • Ear pain
  • Chronic hoarse or sore throat
  • Voice changes
  • Weight loss
  • Teeth changes
  • Chronic pain in the mouth
It is dangerous to your health and wellbeing to self-diagnose. Instead, please allow your dentist to diagnose and treat any dental issues, including your oral cancer screening.

Who is more at risk of developing oral cancer?

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The risk of oral cancer is much higher in patients who have certain habits, such as alcohol abuse or those who chew or smoke tobacco. However, these are not the only factors to take into consideration when determining one’s risk. This is why it is critical that everyone screen for oral cancer regularly.

Call Drs. Stephen Gaines and Arti Patel today

At Sherwood Dental in Oakville, ON, we are committed to helping patients maintain healthy smiles free from oral cancer. If you are interested in oral cancer screening services in the community, we invite you to book a consultation appointment with our dentists to learn more. Call (844) 951-8855 to schedule an appointment at our facility, conveniently located at 2892 South Sheridan Way. We are open to new and established patients in and around the community.
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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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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