Our Ongoing Research
Things That Make Us Go Hmm…?
Our Current Research Projects
In March 2020, COVID-19 brought the dental world to a screeching halt! On our return to practice, new rules and safety measures were introduced. One of which was the introduction of a fallow time between one patient to the next.
We have partnered with the Department of Engineering at McMaster University to analyze the number of particles in the air of our operatories before, during, and after our dental procedures to quantify the time it takes for the particles to be cleared from the air by our negative pressure HVAC units.
We are using sophisticated particle counters in our dental hygiene operatories and measuring the air quality when we are working alone and with a dental hygiene assistant.
Predictors of Periodontal Outcomes 5-10 Years after Initial Treatment
A ‘deep cleaning’ is the primary treatment option for patients with periodontal disease. After this inital deep cleaning, patients continue to visit our team of dental hygienists for periodontal maintenance appointments at intervals that are individualized to them.
Having been treating patients with periodontal disease in the Niagara Region since 2004, we have a deep roster of patients that we can learn a lot from!
In partnership with Brock University, this study is investigating what lifestyle factors influence our periodontal health. It’s long been known that there is a direct link between our oral and overall health. But, we want to quantify which of the lifestyle factors, from physical exercise and nutrition to hormonal status, age, and smoking status are predictive of periodontal health?
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We are Open! Despite recent lockdown measures put in place across the province of Ontario, our clinic provides an essential service and thus remains open to see and treat patients. We have extensive COVID-19 protocols in place to ensure that we maintain a safe space...
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Our office is happy to announce our re-opening after a shutdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We will be calling all of our patients to confirm their upcoming appointments with our team.
165 Highway 20 W, Suite 1 Fonthill, Ontario, L0S 1E5
The Current Hours of our Office are:
Monday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 4:00pm