www.woodlawndental.ca https://www.woodlawndental.ca/ en Dr. Santana Rooyakkers https://www.woodlawndental.ca/team/dr-santana-rooyakkers <span>Dr. Santana Rooyakkers</span> <span><span>admin</span></span> <span><time datetime="2020-12-07T16:37:02-06:00" title="Monday, December 7, 2020 - 16:37">Mon, 12/07/2020 - 16:37</time> </span> <div><div class="border-div"><img class="float-left teamimg mb-2 mr-2 rec-img" alt="Dr. Santana Rooyakkers" src="/files/images/team/Dr-Santana-Rooyakkers.jpg?v=2" /></div> <p>Originally from Cape Breton, Dr. Santana stayed close to home attending St. Francis Xavier University where she graduated in 2011 with her BSc in Biology and Chemistry. Following her undergraduate degree, she moved to Montreal where she studied dentistry at McGill University graduating with her Doctorate in Dental Medicine in 2016.</p> <p>Upon graduation, Santana finished at the top of her class with awards in restorative dentistry, endodontics, and leadership. Eager to continue learning, Santana completed the General Practice Residency program at Dalhousie University in 2017 where she gained experience in dental surgery and complex restorative cases. During her time at Dal she also received training in sedation and pediatric dentistry. Since completing her residency, Dr. Santana has worked in emergency dentistry as well as private practice.</p> <p>Dr. Santana prides herself in offering high quality comprehensive care and continues to take courses on implant dentistry and periodontal therapy. She enjoys working with patients to achieve optimal dental health and esthetics. She is particularly interested in prosthodontics; fabricating crowns, veneers, bridges and dentures.</p> <p>She’s a member of the Canadian Dental Association and Nova Scotia Dental Association. Santana is board certified to perform conscious sedation and is certified in advanced cardiac life support to provide a safe and comfortable patient experience.</p> <p>When not practicing dentistry, Santana enjoys spending time with her family. She is an avid equestrian and spends as much time outdoors as our Nova Scotia weather permits!</p></div> Mon, 07 Dec 2020 22:37:02 +0000 admin 36 at https://www.woodlawndental.ca Endodontics in Dartmouth https://www.woodlawndental.ca/services/endodontics-dartmouth <span>Endodontics in Dartmouth</span> <span><span>admin</span></span> <span><time datetime="2018-12-21T10:18:12-06:00" title="Friday, December 21, 2018 - 10:18">Fri, 12/21/2018 - 10:18</time> </span> <div><p>If the soft tissue inside one of your teeth gets infected it can lead to complications such as a gum infection or an abscess forming around the root of the tooth. If left untreated this can lead to the tooth being lost. Our dentists can save the tooth by removing the infection through root canal treatment.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Man experiencing tooth pain" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-endodontics.jpg" /><h3 class="mt-2">Related Videos</h3> <div class="row mb-2"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/root_canal"></div></div> </div> <p>Since the soft tissue, called the pulp, is exposed if the tooth is damaged by injury or decay, we usually perform root canal treatment on damaged teeth to save them. In this procedure, we remove the pulp from the tooth and seal the tooth to prevent further decay.</p> <p>Normally the tooth can then be restored with a dental crown or a filling.</p></div> Fri, 21 Dec 2018 16:18:12 +0000 admin 32 at https://www.woodlawndental.ca Orthodontics in Dartmouth https://www.woodlawndental.ca/services/orthodontics-dartmouth <span>Orthodontics in Dartmouth</span> <span><span>admin</span></span> <span><time datetime="2018-12-21T10:03:29-06:00" title="Friday, December 21, 2018 - 10:03">Fri, 12/21/2018 - 10:03</time> </span> <div><h2>Invisalign</h2> <p>The traditional treatment for crooked teeth or occlusion issues such as overbite has been metal braces. Invisalign provides an alternative – clear plastic aligners that can be removed when needed and which are almost invisible while they’re being worn. Patients who aren’t comfortable with the thought of wearing braces may prefer Invisalign.</p> <video class="img-fluid mb-2" src="/files/invisalign.mp4" controls></video> <p>Orthodontic treatment involves repositioning the teeth into proper alignment. Invisalign works the same way as braces but instead of wires and elastics it uses plastic aligners that you wear over your teeth. The aligners are designed to gently realign your teeth as you wear them. The aligners are changed regularly with each new set being slightly different so over time your teeth are guided back into the right positions.</p> <p>Invisalign treatment takes approximately two years, depending on your situation.</p> <h2>Metal Braces</h2> <p>Metal braces are the traditional method of straightening teeth and remain an effective treatment option. Depending on the type and amount of correction you require, the treatment period is approximately two years. You will need to visit our office regularly so we can check your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your braces. </p></div> Fri, 21 Dec 2018 16:03:29 +0000 admin 31 at https://www.woodlawndental.ca Sedation Dentistry in Dartmouth https://www.woodlawndental.ca/services/sedation-dentistry-dartmouth <span>Sedation Dentistry in Dartmouth</span> <span><span>admin</span></span> <span><time datetime="2018-12-11T11:25:42-06:00" title="Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 11:25">Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:25</time> </span> <div><div class="text-center text-sm-left"> <p>Many patients feel anxious about a visit to the dentist, but for some patients the anxiety can be overwhelming. We provide sedation dentistry to help patients stay calm and relaxed during their appointment with us. Options include oral sedatives that you take prior to your appointment and nitrous oxide gas (laughing gas) that we can give you in our office. We can adjust the level of sedative to suit your individual needs.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Patient under sedation" src="/files/images/sedation.jpg" /><p>Note that oral sedatives may leave you legally impaired and unable to drive. Please arrange a ride home from our office.</p> </div></div> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:25:42 +0000 admin 30 at https://www.woodlawndental.ca Dr. Erica Doucet https://www.woodlawndental.ca/team/dr-erica-doucet <span>Dr. Erica Doucet</span> <span><span>admin</span></span> <span><time datetime="2018-12-11T10:57:54-06:00" title="Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 10:57">Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:57</time> </span> <div><div class="border-div"><img class="float-left teamimg mb-2 mr-2 rec-img" alt="Responsive image" src="/files/images/team/Dr-Erica-Doucet.jpg?v=2" /></div> <p>Dr. Doucet has a passion for dentistry. She’s committed to providing gentle, quality care for her patients. She also takes care to provide her patients with all the information about their care in easy to understand language so they can make informed decisions about their dental health care. She has a special way with children, and loves connecting with her young patients when they come to see her. </p> <p>Dr. Doucet is a small town girl at heart. She grew up in rural communities around Fredericton and went to the University of New Brunswick, where she received her BSc in Biology and Chemistry. She went on to attend Dalhousie University and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2004. Dr. Doucet’s passion for the art and science of dentistry continues today: she has taken extensive continuing education in orthodontics, sleep apnea, pharmacology, implants, endodontics, and pediatric dentistry.</p> <p>She’s a member of the Canadian Dental Association, the Nova Scotia Dental Association, and the Halifax County Dental Society (President 2010/2011). She’s certified in Nitrous Oxide, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Invisalign, and Minimal Tooth Movement.</p> <p>Dr. Doucet is very active and enjoys cycling, skiing, running, trail running, and playing the banjo. In 2008 she cycled from Halifax to Texas to raise money for cancer research with the Tony Griffin Foundation (Give to Live). She’s the proud mother of two energetic boys, Oliver and Winston, and is married to the love of her life, Tim Brooks. </p></div> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:57:54 +0000 admin 28 at https://www.woodlawndental.ca Dr. Mark MacPherson https://www.woodlawndental.ca/team/dr-mark-macpherson <span>Dr. Mark MacPherson</span> <span><span>admin</span></span> <span><time datetime="2018-12-04T11:11:05-06:00" title="Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 11:11">Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:11</time> </span> <div><div class="border-div"><img class="float-left teamimg mb-2 mr-2 rec-img" alt="Responsive image" src="/files/images/team/Dr-Mark-MacPherson.jpg" /></div> <p>Dr. MacPherson was born and raised in Bedford. He went to St. Francis Xavier University, graduating with a BSc in Biology in 2009, and then attended McGill University, where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2014. At McGill he was awarded the SUNSTAR Gum Award for the highest academic standing in fourth year and the 3M ESPE Student Clinical Award for excellence in the use of restorative materials.</p> <p>After graduation, Dr. MacPherson returned to Halifax and completed a General Practice Residency at Dalhousie University. His residency gave him the opportunity to practice dentistry in a hospital, where he focused on oral surgery and emergency dentistry for adults and children. When he completed his residency he joined Woodlawn Dental Centre as an associate. He became a partner in the practice in 2017.</p> <p>His areas of interest are sedation dentistry and working with anxious patients. He enjoys performing a wide range of procedures to restore patients’ smiles, such as root canal treatment, cosmetic work, crowns and bridges, restoring dental implants and extraction of wisdom teeth. Dr. MacPherson keeps his skills sharp by taking continuing education and has completed training in emergency dentistry, oral and nitrous oxide sedation, pediatric care, and esthetic dentistry.</p> <p>He is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, the Nova Scotia Dental Association, and the Halifax County Dental Society. He’s certified with Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support.</p> <p>Outside the office he plays golf and hockey (Habs fan) and loves spending time with his wife, Ann, and their daughter and twin boys.</p> </div> Tue, 04 Dec 2018 17:11:05 +0000 admin 27 at https://www.woodlawndental.ca Wisdom Teeth in Dartmouth https://www.woodlawndental.ca/services/wisdom-teeth-dartmouth <span>Wisdom Teeth in Dartmouth</span> <span><span>admin</span></span> <span><time datetime="2018-10-22T10:57:55-05:00" title="Monday, October 22, 2018 - 10:57">Mon, 10/22/2018 - 10:57</time> </span> <div><p>When your wisdom teeth, the last of your adult teeth, begin to grow, they can often run out of room. When this happens the wisdom teeth can bump into other teeth and cause an impaction, or they can grow incorrectly and cause issues with your gums or other teeth. Normally we remove wisdom teeth that show signs of growing incorrectly.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Responsive image" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-wisdom.jpg" /><h3 class="mt-2">Related Videos</h3> <div class="row mb-2"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/wisdom/about"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/wisdom/extraction"></div></div> </div> <p>Because the wisdom teeth are below your gums, they need to be removed by surgery. We make incisions in your gums over the wisdom teeth and then remove them through the incision. After the operation we close the incisions with sutures.</p> <p>You may feel pain and discomfort after your surgery. We’ll provide post-operative care to help you manage discomfort and swelling.</p> </div> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:57:55 +0000 admin 25 at https://www.woodlawndental.ca Guards, Bite Appliances in Dartmouth https://www.woodlawndental.ca/services/guards-bite-appliances-dartmouth <span>Guards, Bite Appliances in Dartmouth</span> <span><span>admin</span></span> <span><time datetime="2018-10-22T10:55:42-05:00" title="Monday, October 22, 2018 - 10:55">Mon, 10/22/2018 - 10:55</time> </span> <div><p>Sports mouthguards and bite appliances both prevent your teeth from damage. Guards are used during sports where there’s a chance you may receive an impact to your mouth, and they prevent your teeth from being broken or knocked out. Bite appliances are worn while you sleep to prevent you from grinding and damaging your teeth.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Responsive image" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-guard.jpg" /><p>Our custom made guards and appliances are made to fit your mouth. Designed to be comfortable, they protect your teeth without interfering with your game or your sleep.</p> </div> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:55:42 +0000 admin 24 at https://www.woodlawndental.ca TMJ in Dartmouth https://www.woodlawndental.ca/services/tmj-dartmouth <span>TMJ in Dartmouth</span> <span><span>admin</span></span> <span><time datetime="2018-10-22T10:01:17-05:00" title="Monday, October 22, 2018 - 10:01">Mon, 10/22/2018 - 10:01</time> </span> <div><p>Many people can be affected by TMJ without realizing it. This common condition, caused by inflammation in the soft joints of your jaw, can cause headaches, chronic pain in your face and mouth, trouble breathing or chewing, and difficulty opening your mouth.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Responsive image" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-tmj.jpg" /><p>TMJ can be caused by many factors, including stress, misaligned teeth or clenching teeth, chewing gum, or anything else that puts stress on the joints of your jaw. Treatment involves finding the source of the stress and also treating the inflammation to reduce the symptoms. Patients have found relief through oral appliances, medication, stretches, physiotherapy, orthodontic treatment and massage.</p> </div> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:01:17 +0000 admin 23 at https://www.woodlawndental.ca Restorations in Dartmouth https://www.woodlawndental.ca/services/restorations-dartmouth <span>Restorations in Dartmouth</span> <span><span>admin</span></span> <span><time datetime="2018-10-19T14:59:38-05:00" title="Friday, October 19, 2018 - 14:59">Fri, 10/19/2018 - 14:59</time> </span> <div><p>Damage to your teeth can be distressing. Whether it’s from decay or an injury, we can restore your smile with dental restorations. Most of our restorations are available in tooth-coloured material so your smile will look good as new!</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Responsive image" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-restorations.jpg" /><h3 class="mt-2">Related Videos</h3> <div class="row mb-2"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/crown"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/filling"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/inlay_onlay"></div></div> </div> <h3 class="mt-3 mb-1">Fillings</h3> <p>Cavities in your teeth are caused by decay. If the cavity gets deep enough it can cause a toothache and it can put the pulp of the tooth at risk of infection. Fillings restore the tooth by filling the cavity and protecting the tooth from further damage.</p> <h3 class="mt-3 mb-1">Crowns</h3> <p>Dental crowns, or caps, are artificial teeth that fit over natural teeth. Crowns restore teeth that are badly damaged by injury or decay and they are also used to restore teeth after root canal treatment. Crowns can be made from metal or tooth-coloured ceramic or porcelain.</p> <h3 class="mt-3 mb-1">Inlays</h3> <p>Sometimes a tooth is too badly damaged to be restored with a filling but doesn’t need to be restored with a crown. For these teeth we may recommend inlays. Inlays are made in a dental laboratory and placed within the damaged tooth to restore its function and strengthen it.</p> <h3 class="mt-3 mb-1">Onlays</h3> <p>Onlays are a special type of inlay that is used to restore the biting surfaces of molars. These areas, called the cusps, must withstand the pressure of chewing so onlays are designed to be very strong.</p> <h3 class="mt-3 mb-1">Bridges</h3> <p>A dental bridge is a replacement tooth that is attached to your natural teeth. They’re used to restore one or more missing teeth. Bridges can be attached by a variety of methods, depending on the location of the tooth to be restored. The replacement tooth is designed and shaded to match your natural teeth once the bridge is placed.</p> <h3 class="mt-3">More Related Videos</h3> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/root_canal"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/extraction"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/about"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/cusp/crown_lengthening"></div></div> </div> </div> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:59:38 +0000 admin 19 at https://www.woodlawndental.ca