Welcome back to Sherway Dentistry.

We're thrilled to share good news with you! We were given the go ahead by regulatory authorities allowing us to resume seeing patients at the office for all dental appointments. This includes fillings, crowns, hygiene, orthodontics, Invisalign, cosmetic procedures, dentures, etc.

We've made significant changes to how we manage patient flow and our office protocols for patient treatment - all with the sole purpose of ensuring you and your dental team remain safe by minimizing the risk of spreading the virus. These changes include physical barriers, allowing one person in the waiting room at a time, closed treatment rooms when required, air purifiers, enhanced PPE for patients and staff, and more.

There are new guidelines for patients as well. These include pre-screening before your appointment, hand hygiene, wearing a mask, and maintaining physical distancing. Details will be shared with you before your visit and also on our new COVID/Patient Safety page on our website.

We're excited about the changes to make your visit as safe and convenient as possible.

Our team is contacting all patients to reschedule missed appointments. If you need an appointment immediately, kindly contact the office at 416.639.2546, and we'll get you in as soon as possible. As you can imagine, we have a backlog of cancelled appointments from mid-March and your continued patience and understanding is truly appreciated as we get back and into a new routine at the clinic.


Thank-you for your patience, understanding, and words of support during the closure. We can't wait to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

Dr Tuli, Dr Pavelic, Dr Haroun, Cori, and the rest of the team at Sherway Dentistry

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VELscope® Oral Cancer Screening

While detecting and treating dental conditions such as cavities and gum disease are top priorities to dentists and their patients, statistics on oral cancer suggest that routine screening for this condition is very important. Each year, as many as 30,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed. Deaths linked to oral cancer amount to about 8,000 annually. While there are several risk factors for oral cancer, as much as 25 percent of diagnosed cases have none, and many of these cases involve individuals younger than 40.

Mortality associated with various types of cancer, including colon cancer and cervical cancer, has improved a great deal. Oral cancer, on the other hand, has not improved in terms of survival rates for the past fifty years. The key to survival is early detection, and we believe the earliest possible detection for oral cancer comes from the use of accurate technology. At sherway dentistry in Etobicoke, patients can expect oral cancer screening that goes beyond the traditional manual examination of the head and neck. Dr. Tuli is happy to provide an examination of mucosal tissues using the precision VELscope® device.

VELscope® helps your dentist see mucosal tissues with greater clarity. This is because this device allows viewing of tissue under fluorescence, or blue light. White light, even with magnification, allows the dentist to see surface tissue only. Blue light, on the other hand, has an exciting effect on tissues that cause them to "light up" when healthy. Unhealthy cells, in white light, look no different from healthy cells. Under fluorescence, unhealthy cells in potentially diseased tissue will not light up. Next to healthy, glowing tissue, unhealthy tissue will look very dark and alert the dental team that further testing is needed to identify the primary concern.

Oral cancer screenings can significantly improve the survival rate for identified disease. Once unhealthy tissues can be identified with magnification and physical examination alone, disease has become more invasive and concerning. VELscope® adds only a minute or two to the routine dental examination and gives us early information that can lead to successful treatment.

Sherway dentistry offers a wide range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic services. VELscope® oral cancer screening is included in your routine check-up at no additional cost.


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