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     We at the Brooklin Dental Center would like to welcome you to our practice and look forward to having a long and enjoyable relationship with you. Our dental practice was established over 30 years ago to serve the people of Brooklin and surrounding areas. Since 1991 Dr. Austin Saldanha had been the sole dentist at our office. He graduated in 1989 from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry and worked for 2 years in Toronto before coming to Brooklin. Dr. Saldanha along with his family live in Brooklin and are very active in the community.          Dr. Saldanha is very active with the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO).

     We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to some of the services we provide. We emphasize prevention and encourage our patients to get regular check-ups and cleaning. We follow a very strict infection control program. In addition to all the regular dental procedures, we do cosmetic dentistry including tooth coloured full porcelain crowns and fillings, various teeth whitening (bleaching) procedures and wherever possible we will use tooth coloured resin restorations instead of silver amalgam on posterior (back) teeth . Due to the nature and location of the restoration this might not always be possible. If you have a preference for a certain type of filling material please discuss this with the doctor before the procedure. We also desensitize teeth that are sensitive to temperature (including areas of gum recession, abrasions from the toothbrush or wear from grinding).We offer Laughing Gas (Nitrous Oxide) to make patents more comfortable if needed.

     Teeth whitening has become a very popular procedure. Please fell free to ask us about whitening your teeth! Dr. Saldanha does offers his patients Orthodontics using Invisalign. He has been using Invisalign for many years and will provide a free consultation if you want to find out if your a good candidate.Our full time hygienist Monika is very conscientious and is constantly updating her dental skills and knowledge. Monika treats all our patients like family making them feel comfortable in a relaxing environment. For patients that need extensive work, we will carry out their treatment plan in phases. We welcome any suggestions or enquiries you may have of the above mentioned procedures.

     If you have dental insurance coverage it is your responsibility to check and inform us if the suggested procedures are covered and any limitations that your policy may have. We will be more than happy to give you a written estimate and also submit it to your insurance company.We will accept payment directly from your insurance provider and at the end of your appointment you can pay the difference, if there is any associated with your plan.

     We try to confirm all appointments at least a day ahead but due to our patient's busy schedules we cannot always get in touch with everyone. We require at least 48 hours notice if you need to change or cancel your appointment. Should we not hear from you of your need to cancel/reschedule your appointment there will be a charge of $80.00 for each half hour missed. We are sure that like all our existing patients you will have no problems advising us on your need to change appointments.

     If you have had X-Rays at your previous dentist (within the last 3 years) please make arrangements for them to be forwarded to our office before your initial appointment. Pease advise us of any medical problems in advance of your appointment (eg. Heart murmur, Pacemaker, Allergies to local anaesthetic). If you are taking any medications, please bring an up-to-date list of all your medications to your first dental appointment. If you take Nitroglycerine (for Angina) or Ventolin (for asthma) or Epipen (for allergies), please bring them along for all your dental appointments. Again if you have any questions please feel free to call us at anytime 

Looking forward to meeting you.

Dr. A. Saldanha                                                                                                                                                               DDS


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