Our Mission Statement
We are first and foremost your resource for oral health advice and treatment. Our mission is to provide you with world-class dental treatment and be a partner in enabling you to realize your long-term oral health desires.
By achieving a trusting relationship with you, we aim to be more than just another stop in a busy schedule; we want to be the dental office in Barrie that you never want to leave.
Dentistry is an ever-evolving art and science. We will provide you with up-to-date and evidence-based recommendations coupled with the skill to provide a healthy, comfortable and aesthetic smile that will stand the test of time.
Ultimately, we want you to feel that this isn’t just any dentist’s office in Barrie; it’s your dental home. We want you to feel comfortable and confident enough that you would unreservedly recommend us to any of your family and friends.
One of the bedrocks of sound dentistry is of course technical excellence. In order to maximize the longevity of any filling, crown, bridge, veneer, implant, denture, or even to maintain the health of your periodontium (gums and underlying ligaments and bone), we must meet certain biological objectives. That means that the fit of everything must be tight, the margins must be smooth, the anatomy must be accurate, and the bacteria need to be removed.
The goal is to provide you with the longest-lasting, most aesthetic dental services we can. Does that mean that our fillings should last forever? Nothing lasts forever, but accurate, precise work is your best bet.
It’s not enough to perform good quality, technically-sound dentistry. It’s also important to determine what work is actually warranted, and what will likely last the longest. Our best guide is to follow the evidence, and as such we aim to be current in our journal reading and pursuit of continuing dental education.
When we make recommendations, as far as we are able, it is with the weight of evidence and experience. In other words, no matter how well it’s done, outdated dentistry is not going to give you the best longevity or aesthetics.
It’s your mouth. You need to know what’s being done with it. That’s why we strive to educate you instead of just telling you what needs to be done. By having you understand the status of your mouth, you will be able to make informed decisions for yourself, no matter who gives you advice and no matter which Barrie dentist you visit.
You may have seen this statement frequently: “We accept direct payment from most insurance companies,” or words to that effect. You will definitely not see that from us, and proudly so. We believe that accepting direct payment generates too much confusion, and blurs the perception of insurance coverage versus your actual dental needs.
Our focus is on your oral health, and keeping the accounting straightforward prevents us from needing to untangle insurance issues. Here’s how it works: we do dental work for you. You pay us. Your insurance plan reimburses you whatever it’s supposed to. (Simple; hair and stomach lining are retained.)
We don’t ever want you to feel abandoned when it comes to decision-making or understanding your dentistry. The experience you should have is one where we try to hold your hand throughout the time you spend at our Barrie dentist office.
We understand that trying to understand dentistry is somewhat like going to a foreign restaurant where you are unfamiliar with the menu, food, customs, and utensils. We will be that waiter that explains everything to you and guides you through a great meal.