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Do your dental insurance benefits expire on December 31?

November 24, 2014

If your dental insurance benefits renew on January 1st of each year be sure to maximize your dental insurance benefits for the current year by booking an appointment before your benefits expire for the current year.

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Why I became a dentist

November 24, 2014

I worked as a dental receptionist, dental assistant, and dental hygienist before making the big decision to apply to the dental program at the University of Toronto. As a dental assistant I would sit across from the dentist and watch patients clearly experiencing pain and discomfort and think “there must be a better way to […]

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Cosmetic Dentistry

June 11, 2013

Cosmetic dentistry is a very popular term that is used by many dentists to distinguish themselves from other general dental practitioners. I take exception to the use of this term as I feel that all dental treatment needs to be of the highest functional and cosmetic calibre. Certainly, dental treatment that is done especially on […]

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Dental Anxiety Assessment

October 21, 2011

The assessment of dental anxiety is the most important aspect of treating dental anxiety. Often patients will report a generalized “I just don’t like the dentist”. These reactions must be explored carefully and the exact nature/cause/source of the anxiety has to be identified in order to then correctly establish the treatment modalities for addressing the […]

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Why am I so Scared of the Dentist?

June 20, 2011

The causes of dental anxiety can be simply categorized as those resulting from a direct experience or an indirect experience. DIRECT EXPERIENCES Research has shown that dental fear generally starts in childhood (85%) and the dentist’s professional behaviour/interpersonal behaviour was the most important cause. When fear was acquired in adult years pain was the most […]

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Dental Anxiety Introduction

May 13, 2011

Definitions Dental anxiety is a highly prevalent condition affecting approximately 30% of the population. Dental anxiety can be distinguished from dental fear and phobia by the way our mind and body react. Dental fear is an individual’s emotional response to a perceived threat or danger. It includes negative thoughts and physiological changes such as increased […]

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