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Barrie Dentistry: Dr. Elston Wong’s favourite dentist joke, or, It’s funny because it’s true.

Patient: How much to have this tooth pulled?

Dentist: $200.

Patient: $200 for just a few minutes of work?

Dentist: I can extract it very slowly, if you like.

General dentistry in Barrie, Ontario has no excuse not to be excellent – there is too much science, continuing education, technology, specialist support and laboratory resources that it is hard not to do a great job.  Combine all of the above with some topical humour, exemplary service, and an office with which you can develop a comfortable long-term relationship (and if you’re lucky, experience the alarming extent of Dr. Wong’s Simpsons enthusiasm), then you have a good a good idea of the kind of dental office we’re trying to create here.

When we look at your mouth, we are not only “tooth fixers”.  Our specialty is the mouth, and that means making sure everything inside and around it is healthy:  teeth, gums, soft tissues such as the tongue and palate, and because proper tooth function involves the jaw joints and muscles, we have to look at those as well.  It also means that we have a role in making everything look good – tooth alignment, gum display and symmetry, and even lip aesthetics.  If you’re even wondering if we can handle something, it’s definitely worth asking the question.

Our dentistry is aimed for the long term.  Although nobody can predict their lifespan, our goal is to have all of our patients chewing comfortably until eating is no longer a requirement, and having an attractive smile until smiling is not necessary.  This process starts right at the beginning of oral development, and continues with seriousness and thoughtfulness until the end of one’s chewing days.

When you see us, we will try to provide the best care we can, but it is contingent on only one thing: you.  If you are serious about your oral health, put in the effort to maintain it, we can make a beautiful partnership.

So we come full circle: we hear people complain about the cost of dentistry because they don’t understand the effort required to provide world-class service.  When one understands the risks of not having any dentistry, the cost is not so great after all.  After all, good health doesn’t cost, it pays.

Contact us for great jokes and entertainment.  Or, failing that, at least some quality dentistry.  We’d love to be your general dentist in Barrie.

Dr. Elston Wong Portrait

About Dr. Elston Wong

Dr. Elston Wong completed his dental degree at The University of Toronto in 1999 before arriving in Barrie in 2002. After graduating, he continued to learn everything he could about dentistry. Now he has taken the time to share important information for anyone to read.

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