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OTTAWA DENTISTRY AT ITS BEST
Dental Docs has the services you need in one location. We are a group of general dentists that gives every patient access to any dentist in case of an emergency.
Choose from one of our many excellent services
The Canadian Dental Association encourages the assessment of children by a dentist within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth or by one year of age. The goal is to educate the parents regarding disease prevention (especially cavity prevention) during the first years of life. In most cases, a check-up every six months will allow your child's dentist to detect problems early.
It is recommended that your child visits the dentist by age two or three, when all of the baby teeth have come in.
Here are 3 main reasons to take your child for a dental check-up:
● You can find out if the cleaning you do at home is adequate.
● Your dentist can detect problems when they are minor and treat them quickly.
● Your child can learn that going to the dentist helps prevent problems and will establish a relationship with the dentist and his team. This will eliminate any fear that the child might have.
As your child grows, your dentist will want to take x-rays. X-rays are important to diagnose decay between the teeth and determine if teeth are erupting normally. Your child's dentist may also talk to you about fluoride.
Fluoride and sealants are also proven treatments that can have positive effects on childrens oral health.
-Amalgams are not used at our clinic (white fillings only)
-Hygienists are experienced with young children
-We have a kids play area and a salt water fish tank
COMPREHENSIVE ORAL EXAMINATIONS
At the first visit, our new patients will receive a comprehensive oral examination (COE).
The COE is a thorough examination of your head and neck, teeth, gums, mouth, and a jaw joint assessment. There is a review of your medical history and how it relates to your dental health.
It is a physical from your shoulders up that gives the dentist baseline data to determine if your oral health is improving, deteriorating or remaining stable.
At the COE appointment a treatment plan is determined and estimates for treatment are given if required.
Information from the COE is reviewed at regular intervals usually every 6 to 9 months at hygiene visits. It is also a tool for you to make an informed decision about your oral health and understand the benefit of treatment options.
The COE is usually repeated every 5 years to update the data completely.
Come experience our C.O.E. Our thorough oral exam goes way far beyond the profession’s requirements. We will provide you with a clear picture of your oral health.
Proper dental care is an important part of healthy living. Good oral hygiene (brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and avoiding sugary foods and drinks) plays a large part in maintaining dental health, but regular dental checkups are also important.
A dental check-up is a once-or-twice yearly procedure designed to detect tooth decay and assess all dental problems before they become emergencies. The check-up has two parts: a scaling and dental prophylaxis performed by a dental hygienist and an exam performed by a dentist.
If the exam reveals any problems, such as cavities, further dental treatment may be required. Usually, these treatments are performed by the dentist doing the exam.
The dental hygienist will:
● Update your medical and dental history. Take prescribed dental radiographs.
● Assess the condition of your teeth and gums and discuss your oral health concerns.
● Scale the teeth and remove tartar, stains, polish the teeth and do a fluoride remineralisation treatment.
● Provide a dental hygiene treatment plan that considers disease prevention to achieve optimal health.
● Assist you in ways to maintain your oral health.
● Explain how dental hygiene care can help maintain a healthy mouth and body.
What to expect from dental hygiene care:
You can expect to receive quality preventive oral hygiene care from a health professional who is registered with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO).
Dental Implants are small, titanium, screw-shaped threaded cylinders that are placed into the bone arches of the mouth. They are used to replace one or many missing teeth, or to stabilize dentures. Titanium is used in other operations such as knee or hip replacements - so it is a proven surgical component. A crown, with the look, feel, and function of a natural tooth is then affixed to an abutment which is connected to the implant.
What are the benefits of implants?
● There is a significant improvement in the overall quality of life for patients who have implant-supported
or retained dentures, as opposed to standard or conventional (free-floating) dentures.
● Implants maintain, or realign facial structure and profile, and preserve bone.
● Dental Implants are easy to clean, and do not decay.
● Implants help to preserve adjacent natural teeth. With an implant-supported bridge, there is no need to
stress or traumatize adjacent natural teeth in order to hold the bridge in place. Traditional removable
partial dentures also place stress forces on the remaining natural teeth.
● Implant-supported crowns and bridges have a longer functioning life than conventional crowns and
bridges placed over natural tooth structure.
● Implants help to prevent the appearance of premature aging due to bone loss. Osteoporosis can
accelerate bone loss with patients using standard or conventional dentures.
● Patients who wear conventional full dentures often experience difficulty eating, speaking and smiling.
Implant-supported dentures virtually eliminate embarrassing denture slippage. The implants "anchor"
● Implants are cost effective when taking into account the functioning life of the implant
For more information go to www.biohorizons.com/patients.aspx
Our implant dentists are graduates of the Misch International Implant Institute.The most thorough implant training available in Canada and the US.
We carry all the neccessary equipment for every implant type approved by Health Canada.
The dentists at DentalDocs perform a variety of comprehensive procedures including extractions (primary, permanent and wisdom teeth). Soft tissue surgeries include gum grafting, frenectomy, gum re-contouring and connective tissue .Hard tissue surgeries include bone grafting, tooth socket preservation and the placement of dental implants.
Implants are placed by dentists who are I.C.O.I fellows (International Congress of Oral Implantologists)
State-of-the-art- surgical and sterilization equipment is used.
What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. Crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder to keep clean, are at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease, and cause extra stress on the chewing muscles that can lead to headaches, TMJ syndrome and neck, shoulder and back pain. Teeth that are crooked or not in the right place can also detract from one's appearance.
Children today tend to get braces at a much earlier age. It's not uncommon for a patient as young as 7 or earlier to begin orthodontic treatment. It is recommended that all children receive an orthodontic screening by age 7. Permanent teeth generally begin to come in at age 6 or 7, and it is at this point in a child's oral development that orthodontic problems become apparent. At this age, tooth development and jaw growth have not been completed, so certain conditions, like crowding, are easier to address. Before permanent teeth have come in, it may be possible to help teeth to erupt (emerge through the gums) into their proper positions. Early intervention takes advantage of the fact that a child's jaw is still growing. There's a better chance that the adult teeth will emerge naturally where they should if the proper appliance was given at an early stage.
Adults and Braces: Why are more adults getting braces?
As braces have become less bulky and visible in recent years, more and more adults are wearing them, for a variety of reasons. Some adults want to correct problems with their teeth or jaws before they cause serious or further damage. Others want to feel better about their appearance by addressing longstanding cosmetic concerns.
We do in house orthodontics with the latest braces techniques including:
Ice bracket innovation, Highspeed Braces, Invisalign, Innovation R, Innovation C, Damon.
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic that are bonded to the visible part of the tooth to improve its appearance and enhance strength. They are highly resistant to permanent staining from coffee, tea or even cigarette smoking.
● Rebuild broken or chipped teeth
● Replace unsightly stained or washed out fillings
● Lighten discoloured teeth
● Reshape crooked teeth
● Close spaces between the teeth (diastemas)
● Whiten dark yellow or stained teeth
Porcelain veneers can achieve a tenacious bond to the tooth, resulting in a "life like" appearance with the strength, beauty and durability only porcelain restoration can afford.
We do in-house custom shades for all our cosmetic cases at no extra charge.
A lab technician will create life-like veneers to match the subtle hues and shades in your teeth.
ROOT CANAL THERAPY
Despite the stories you may have heard, the reputation of pain that some people associate with having a root canal is really not deserved. For the majority of people who undergo this treatment the experience itself would be comparable to having a filling replaced.
When Root Canal Treatment is Needed
The pulp inside a tooth can be damaged by cracks in the tooth, deep cavities or accidents. Germs (or bacteria) can get into the tooth and lead to infected tooth pulp. This situation may cause pain and/or swelling. Sometimes, the pulp becomes infected or dies, but does not cause any pain.
Your dentist may notice:
• Changes in the colour of the tooth,
• Changes in your gums, or
• Changes picked up by a dental x-ray.
If a great deal of dental work is needed, your dentist can tell from your exam and x-rays that the pulp of the tooth is not likely to survive. In all these cases, root canal treatment can ease or prevent symptoms, and save the tooth.
In most cases a crown will be recommended because chewing puts a great deal of force on your teeth so covering up the root canal tooth would be the best way to protect it.
We use high tech rotary instruments with torque control minimize the need for hand files. The root canal filing is applied using high tech heating devices.
We use the most modern and the safest digital x-rays.
The Zoom in-office whitening system will make your teeth dramatically whiter. It is a scientifically advanced, patent pending, tooth whitening procedure that is safe, effective and fast.
The convenience of Zoom in comparison to days of wearing trays or strips makes it a perfect choice for the busy individual.
Why Tooth Whitening?
Clean white teeth go a long way in helping you make that initial positive impression both in your personal and professional life. As people age, their teeth age too, and years of coffee, tea, red wine, certain fruits and smoking can add up on your teeth to dull the color.
DentalDocs has the latest Zoom whitening technology as well as other brand name home whitening options. Our lab fabricated whitening trays are custom made with the most accurate technology.
Biostar Mini is used for tray fabrication (better than conventional vacuums used in other offices). For more information about Zoom Whitening please log on to: www.zoomnow.com
SLEEP APNEA & SNORING
Sleep Apnea is a dangerous and progressive sleep disorder (it gets worse as you age). Not only does sleep apnea result in sleep deprivation, it also can threaten your life.
Signs and symptoms that can alert you to sleep apnea are:
● Frequent cessation of breathing (apnea) during sleep. Your sleep partner may notice repeated silences from your side of the bed.
● Choking, gasping, or gagging during sleep to get air into the lungs.
● Loud snoring
● Waking up sweating during the night
● Feeling un-refreshed in the morning after a night’s sleep
● Headaches upon awakening
● Daytime sleepiness, including falling asleep at inappropriate times, such as while driving or at work
● Rapid weight gain
● Memory loss and learning difficulties
● Short attention span
● Poor judgment
● Personality changes
At DentalDocs, our dentists have all received specific training in this area. Snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea can be treated with dental appliances specifically designed for your needs.
Dentures, or removable prosthetic devices, are made to replace some or all of the natural teeth. Dentures can be a wonderful boost to your appearance and self-confidence. With the evolution of Implant technology dentures feel more natural, comfortable, and allow patients to enjoy more of their favourite foods.
We provide an in-house lab for quick repairs and adjustments on your dentures or partial dentures. This service is usually done the same day.
At Dentaldocs, we are very proud of the quality and variety of care we offer to restore your teeth. We use only the highest quality filling materials and bonding agents that are research-proven.
For the replacement of large fillings our patients love our one visit partial crowns (onlays) or full ceramic crowns called CEREC.
We also use a wide variety of products for complex crown and bridgework and in most cases we use metal-free materials such as state-of-the-art Emax or zirconium.
Our progressive in-house dental laboratory provides our patients with custom shading to achieve optimal esthetics
GUM RECESSION TREATMENT
Gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue along the gum line. When this occurs the root of the tooth becomes exposed.
Since healthy gums are essential for a healthy mouth, getting gum recession treated is important.
The technique used at DentalDocs to treat gum recession is the CHAO Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST). In this technique there is no grafts, no sutures and no incisions. A small hole is made with a needle which allows the dentist access to gently loosen the gum tissue to cover the exposed roots. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissues. There is very little discomfort with this technique with a fast recovery and a natural looking long lasting result.
DentalDocs was the first office in the Ottawa area to perform this technique.
SLEEP APNEA SOLUTIONS
OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS
When it comes to your health, you should only rely on somebody you can trust. Our highly qualified team of Doctors has the dental experience and expertise necessary to provide an unmatched level of care that will exceed your expectations. As an owner-operated facility, our patients’ health and well-being is our top priority.
Dr. John Kokkinakis was born in Montreal. He attended Marianopolis College and then McGill University where he obtained a B.Sc. in Human Anatomy (1984) followed by his Doctorate in Dental Surgery (D.D.S) in 1986 where upon graduation he received the Dr. James Mc Cutcheon Medal for outstanding leadership, scholarship and professional achievement.
During his dental training at McGill University, Dr. Kokkinakis enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces. Upon graduation from the dental program he was promoted to the rank of Captain and posted to Ottawa South as a Dental Officer where he served for 3 years. During his military career, he received training in forensic dentistry and was appointed Forensic Dental Officer for the Ottawa area.
In 1987, Dr. Kokkinakis began his private practice at Place D'Orleans Dental Office. He enjoys all fields of dentistry including endodontics (root canals), dentures, esthetic dentistry (including veneers, all ceramic crowns, bridges and zoom whitening), basic restorative and paedodontics (children). Dr Kokkinakis has not stood still with his continuing dental education since dental school. He has trained and now also provides treatment in orthodontics (Invisalign, functional orthopedic appliances, braces), TMJ dysfunction, CEREC (same day ceramic crowns and onlays), laser treatment, sleep apnea and implant restorations. His most recent certification was for the treatment of gingival recession (receding gums) using the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique. He is a member of the Ottawa Dental Society, the Ontario Dental Association and the International Association for Orthodontics.
Dr. Kokkinakis is married and has 3 wonderful children, a daughter and boy/girl twins. He enjoys his work, his family life and several sports such as cycling, scuba diving, cross-country and downhill skiing, ice hockey, weight training and golfing. For many years now, he’s been involved in coaching local teams in hockey and competitive soccer. He also enjoys cruising on his motorcycle. Dr. Kokkinakis is fluent in English, French and Greek.
Dr. George Barlas was born in Athens, Greece. He grew up in Montreal, Quebec where he attended Vanier College and then McGill University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Immunology in 1991 with First Class Honors. After graduation, he joined McGill’s Faculty of Dentistry where he studied for the next four years receiving his D.D.S. degree in 1995.
Dr. Barlas has been practicing Dentistry for nearly 20 years in Ottawa and continues to devote a substantial amount of time keeping up with the latest technology and developments in the dental field. While he practices all aspects of Dentistry including root canals, crowns, bridges, dentures, simple fillings and Cerec onlays. He has also developed a strong interest in Functional Orthodontics, TMJ dysfunctions and Sleep Apnea, to which he devotes numerous hours advancing his professional education in these areas.
He enjoys spending most of his spare time with his family of three children and his lovely wife. Outside of his busy Dental practice, his interests include golfing and ice hockey.
Dr. Marc Beaupré was born and raised in North Bay, Ontario. After graduating from École Secondaire Algonquin he received the Queen's matriculation scholarship and pursued his studies in Life Sciences at Queen's University in Kingston. After completing his Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in 1998 he went on to study dentistry at Université Laval in Quebec City. In 2002 he received his Doctorate (DMD) degree and was the recipient of the university's Pierre Fauchard Academy Award.
Dr. Beaupré has been involved in organized dentistry for several years including sitting on the Board of Governors and Committee on Education of the Canadian Dental Association. He is an active member of the Canadian Dental Association, Ontario Dental Association and a member in good standing with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. He also is also a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, an active member of the International Association of Orthodontists and an affiliate member of the American Dental Association.
Dr. Beaupré has been with DentalDocs (formerly Place D'Orleans Dental Office) since 2003. He has attended mini residency programs on esthetic dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, CAD/CAM dentistry and surgical implant placement. He has received Invisalign® , CEREC®, Odyssey® diode laser and ZOOM® training in Canada and the United States. Since 2003, Dr. Beaupré has trained with international experts in orthodontics and implant dentistry including Dr Rondeau, Dr Litt and Dr. Carl Misch.
Dr. Beaupré is married to Dr. Nadine Laplante, his university sweetheart. They reside on the outskirts of Orleans in Prescott-Russell with their daughters Penelope and Rosalie. Dr. Beaupré enjoys cross country skiing, scuba diving and squash. He is fluent in French and English and continues to welcome new patients to his practice.
Dr. Pierre Maranger was born and raised in Northern Ontario. He is the fourth child from a family of six children. He received his elementary school education in French, and he graduated high school from St-Charles College in Sudbury Ontario as an Ontario Scholar.
Following high school, he attended the U.W.O where he graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacology. He then attended the prestigious McGill University where he received his D.D.S degree in 1986. Dr. Maranger is a member of the Ontario Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association and the International Association for Orthodontics and a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologist, affiliate member of the A.D.A.
Over the past 25 years, he has attended numerous courses and seminars in dental continuing education.
His areas of special interest in dentistry include orthodontics, cosmetic, complex restorative, Cerec and implant dentistry.
Dr. Maranger is married to his University sweetheart Karen and they are the loving parents of 3 active children.
Like most parents, he spends most of his free time involved in family activities. He also has a passion for activities involving wood and water, both frozen and unfrozen.
His hobbies include antique furniture restoration, log home construction and sports such as hockey, alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snow boarding, white water canoeing, fishing, waterskiing, scuba diving and wakeboarding.
Standard of Care
Our goal is to deliver optimal results while providing the highest level of compassion and professionalism. We use the latest technology, state-of-the-art sterilization techniques, hospital-grade operatory rooms, digital xrays and ultrasonic equipment to ensure our patients receive the highest level of care possible. When it comes to our patients, we don’t settle for anything but the best.
At DentalDocs, we go above and beyond to ensure the comfort and safety of each and every one of our patients. All of our procedures are performed with the highest of standards for cleanliness and patient care. Our expert staff’s commitment to ongoing education, combined with our state-of-the-art facilities ensure that your family’s safety is in the best possible hands.
Our modern, state-of-the-art facilities reflect our dedication to the highest standard of care for our patients. From the moment you walk in our doors, you’ll feel comfortable and at ease knowing that your oral health is in expert hands. We’re happy to offer free parking and extended office hours to further add to your experience with us!
3012 St Joseph Blvd
Orleans, ON, K1E 1E1
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Do we accept payment from insurance company?
Our office will gladly submit your claim electronically on your behalf, resulting in payment within one week. However due to the privacy act, many insurance companies will not forward payment to the dentist. We will require payment at the time services are rendered and accept a variety of payments: cash, MasterCard, Visa and American Express, but you will receive your cheque from the insurance company long before you receive your credit card statement.
Our fees are charged in accordance with the current Ontario Dental Association fee guide. Our office keeps abreast of the latest insurance trends to help you maximize your insurance benefits.
Your insurance or dental plan is a contract between your employer (or you) and a dental insurance company. Benefits received are based on the terms of the contract negotiated between your employer and the dental insurance company, not your dental office. These benefits may or may not cover your specific dental requirements for a complete result. Please remember that you are ultimately responsible for all expenses incurred. We urge you to read your individual policy carefully and be fully aware of your coverage and any limitations of the benefits provided.
Our team will be pleased to assist you in any way possible and all efforts will be made to accommodate your schedule. If you are unable to keep an appointment, we ask that you kindly provide us with 2 working days notice. This courtesy, on your part, will make it possible to give your appointment to another patient in need of care.
We realize emergencies do happen, but we can not emphasize enough, our appreciation to our valued patients for keeping their scheduled appointment. Failure to give 2 working days notice may result in a financial charge to your account.
We make every effort to stay on time at our office. Please be aware if you are late for your scheduled appointment we may need to reschedule you to ensure our patients who arrive on time, be seen on time.
Our promise is to provide you with the highest quality dental care in a safe and caring environment. In order to do this, we use the most current periodontal procedures, instruments, medications and sterilization techniques.
We use barrier techniques such as disposable gloves, which are changed for every patient. We use autoclave sterilization for all instruments prior to dental examination and treatment. Our sterilizers are regularly maintained and tested.
You can be assured that our team has been specifically trained on sterilization procedures and their importance.