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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Obtain an oral cancer screening with our dentists at Oakville, ON area practice

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Oral Cancer Screening Dentist at Sherwood Dental in Oakville ON Area

Oral cancer is one of the many cancers that can impact patients. Although it appears to get much less attention than other cancers, such as skin cancer or breast cancer, that doesn’t mean that it is nothing to worry about. Oral cancer is estimated to be responsible for killing one person each hour of every day, and that’s only in the United States. Around the world, these numbers are considerably higher when considering the world population. Many cases of oral cancer are not caught until they’ve advanced, which makes oral cancer screenings with our Oakville, ON area dentists incredibly important.

Who is at risk of developing oral cancer?

While oral cancer is known for affecting patients over the age of 40, it can still be a problem for the younger generation. There are several risk factors for patients to take into consideration when it comes to the likelihood of someone developing oral cancer in their lifetime. Some risks include patients who:

  • Have HPV16 (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Are over the age of 40
  • Are or have been long-time tobacco users
  • Are moderate to heavy drinkers of alcohol
  • Have genetic factors and a hereditary predisposition
  • Have had skin cancer on the lips or near the mouth

How is oral cancer detected?

At Sherwood Dental, Drs. Stephen Gaines and Arti Patel offer comprehensive oral cancer screenings to evaluate patients and catch signs of cancer early enough for successful intervention. During routine appointments and special oral cancer screenings, our team will evaluate all areas of the mouth to look for signs of cancer. This includes the inside of the mouth, underneath the tongue, and around the throat. Our team is looking for unusual sores or red and white patches that may be indicative of oral cancer. If an area of concern is found, a biopsy is taken and sent to a laboratory for further evaluation and a definitive diagnosis.

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Schedule your oral cancer screening today

Patients in the area of Oakville, ON who are interested in obtaining an oral cancer screening appointment can call the office of Sherwood Dental at 844-951-8855 and visit at 2892 South Sheridan Way. Our team is readily available for new and current patients and can assist with general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry solutions.
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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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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