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Precision Periodontics Vancouver | Dr. Ivy Wu Dentist in Vancouver

Precision Periodontics Vancouver | Dr. Ivy Wu Dentist in Vancouver

Welcome to Precision Periodontics

Dr. Ivy Wu is a board-certified periodontist on West Broadway in Vancouver, B.C. We specialize in advanced treatment of periodontal diseases and dental-implant related services. We listen to your needs because it is our goal to provide personalized dental care through modern approach in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.

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London Square Dental Centre | Dr. Ikbal Virji

London Square Dental Centre | Dr. Ikbal Virji

Welcome to London Square Dental Centre

Established in Vancouver, Family Dental Practice offering General and Cosmetic Dentistry for the whole family. Dr. Virji has been practicing for over 30 years.
Dr. Ikbal Virji graduated from the University of Bristol in Great Britain in 1978, following which he practised in Newfoundland for eight years.Following his move to BC, Dr. Virji established a family practice in Vancouver, where he especially enjoys doing pediatric dentistry.He was a member of a crown and bridge study club prior to joining VDDS.Dr. Virji has recently contributed a successful two year term as Treasurer on the VDDS Board.He and his wife Rozy have three children, and most of his leisure time is spent with family activities.

Our Services

General Dentistry
Composite Fillings
Root Canal Therapy
Denture
Inlay Restorations
Onlay Restorations
Bite Guards
Family Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentistry
Crowns and Bridges
Teeth Whitening
Zoom Whitening
Porcelain Veneers
Lumineers
Porcelain Crowns
Cerec Dentistry
Cleaning and Prevention
Dental Exams and Cleanings
Dental X-Rays
Oral Cancer Screening
Orthodontics
TMJ
Endodontics
Cracked Teeth Treatment
Root Canal Treatment
Oral Surgery
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Laser Dentistry
Pediatric Dentistry

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Align Technology Inc.- Invisalign system

Align Technology Inc.- Invisalign system

Who We Are

Align Technology is a global medical device company that pioneered the invisible orthodontics market with the introduction of the Invisalign system in 1999. Today, we develop innovative, technology-rich products such as Invisalign system of clear aligner treatments, the iTero scanner and OrthoCAD services to help dental professionals achieve the clinical results they expect and deliver effective, cutting-edge dental options to their patients.

Since our inception, Align has always set the bar for leadership and change in our industry by constantly innovating to bring new and better solutions to doctors and their patients.

Founded in 1997, Align received FDA clearance in 1998 and began its first commercial sales of Invisalign to U.S. orthodontists in 1999. In 2000, Align launched its first U.S. national consumer advertising campaign and a year later introduced Invisalign to the European market, launching the company’s first phase of international expansion. By late 2001, Align had manufactured one million unique clear aligners.

In 2002, Invisalign was made available to general practitioner dentists and in mid-2003, leading dental schools began adding Invisalign to their curriculum.

In 2005, Align introduced Invisalign Express (now Invisalign Express 10), a lower priced solution for less complex orthodontic cases, launched Invisalign in Japan, and achieved a manufacturing milestone of 15 million unique clear aligners.

In 2007, Align added distribution partners in Asia Pacific and Latin America, and introduced Vivera® retainers.

In 2008, Align launched two new treatment options – Invisalign Teen® and Invisalign Assist® – with features to help doctors treat teen patients and streamline treatment planning and case monitoring support for Invisalign doctors who want additional treatment support.

In 2010, Align introduced Invisalign G3, a revolutionary set of innovations engineered to deliver even better clinical results, with Precision Cuts designed to make it easier to treat Class II & III patients with Invisalign, SmartForce® features for more predictable tooth movements, and new ClinCheck 3.0 software designed to reduce ClinCheck® treatment plan revisions. Align also added a new distribution partner for the smaller country markets in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and launched Invisalign Lite, a lower priced solution for less complex orthodontic cases, internationally.

In 2011, Align acquired Cadent Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of 3D digital scanning solutions for orthodontics and dentistry, and makers of the iTero™ and iOC™ scanning systems and OrthoCAD digital services. The combination of Align’s and Cadent’s technologies and capabilities creates greater growth opportunities for Align by bringing innovative new Invisalign treatment tools to customers and by extending the value of intra-oral scanning in dental practices. Intra-oral scanning systems provide a dental “chair-side” platform for accessing valuable digital diagnosis and treatment tools, with potential for enhancing accuracy of records, treatment efficiency, and the overall patient experience. The use of digital technologies such as CAD/CAM for restorative dentistry or in-office restorations has been growing rapidly and intra-oral scanning is a critical part of enabling these new digital technologies and procedures in dental practices.

In mid-2011, Align launched the Invisalign system in the People’s Republic of China –offering Invisalign Full, Invisalign Teen and Vivera Retainers directly to Invisalign-trained orthodontists.

Align Technology is headquartered in San Jose, California with offices worldwide. The Invisalign system is offered in more than 45 countries and has been used to treat more than 1.5 million patients. The iTero and iOC scanning systems, available in over 20 countries, are open architecture systems which allow for compatibility with multiple laboratory-based CAD/CAM milling systems and 1,200 dental labs.

 

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Atlantis Dental

Atlantis Dental

Atlantis Dental uses state-of-the art technology to ensure that your dental procedure is safe, effective, comfortable, fast and affordable. With computerized, laser dentistry, and leading-edge treatment options: we have what you need.

From pain-free restorative dentistry to smile makeovers, Atlantis Dental has all of your oral health needs taken care of.

  • Click here to learn about our Cosmetic Dentistry Services
  • Click here to learn about Advanced Restorative treatment
  • Click here to learn about our Preventative Dentistry
  • Click here to learn about our Sleep Dentistry solution
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Crescent Park Dental

Crescent Park Dental

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Dr. Alisa Lange’s practice has been valued in our family friendly community for over 15 years. Together with her associates, she is committed to providing optimum care to her patients and growth through the expansion of new services to meet all oral health care needs. Dr. Lange is dedicated to education and ongoing training thereby demonstrating her passion for dentistry.

Our Office offers you:

  • An accredited dental team providing professional individualized care .
  • A patient centered philosophy.
  • A modern clinic with a comfortable and relaxing environment.
  • A full range of treatment services allowing our patients to choose the right option for them.
  • Attentive listening skills.
  • Neighbourhood convenience.
  • Services

    Bonding

    Bonding is used to restore teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or misarranged. In some cases, it’s used as an alternative to veneers.

    How Does It Work?
    The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. A curing light is used to set the material and then it is trimmed, smoothed, and polished to a natural appearance. The procedure can usually be done in one visit.

    Considerations
    The bonding procedure can significantly improve the appearance of your teeth and often be completed in a single office visit. However, the composite material used is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel, and is more likely to stain, chip or break than natural teeth.

    Crown restorations

    A tooth that has been compromised by repeated fillings or root canal therapy may need to be crowned. The tooth is prepared by reducing it in all dimensions. An impression is taken and sent to a dental laboratory for a metal or porcelain crown to be fabricated. On your second visit the crown is cemented onto your own tooth with a tight seal. Teeth with crowns should last many years with proper periodontal care.
    While it is possible to have a crown fabricated in one visit with a specialized machine we feel a custom made crown fabricated by a skilled dental technician is a better choice for our patients.

    Implants
    Perhaps you want to improve your smile; to look healthier and younger, or add to your self-confidence. Maybe an accident has caused a loss of teeth. Could be you are dealing with loose, uncomfortable dentures, or failed bridgework. Or perhaps years of dental problems, worn teeth or failed restorations have made speaking and eating more difficult.

    • Dental implants are like a second chance at having natural teeth.
    • Dental implants are embedded in your jaw like the roots of natural teeth, a permanent addition to your mouth.
    • Once your implant is placed and healed they will provide an anchor allowing you to close the gaps from missing teeth with a crown or anchor custom-fit dentures and partials for unsurpassed stability and comfort.
    • These are as easy to care for as natural teeth, and thoroughly comfortable for eating and talking.
    • The beauty of dental implants are they act like natural teeth; but they do not decay, get gum disease and are never sensitive requiring a root canal.
    • Today, there are patents who have been successfully wearing implant supported teeth for as long as 30 years.
    • Whatever your need for cosmetic or functional improvement, Dr. Lange and associates can restore the look and feel of your original, natural teeth. Their approach balances the importance of function and comfort with aesthetic appeal. Whenever possible the doctors recommend early treatment to avoid more invasive procedures down the road.

    Dr. Lange and associates pride themselves in practicing with a conservative approach, always considering what’s best for their patients’ long-term oral and general health.

    Inlay/onlay

    When more than half of the tooth’s biting surface is damaged, we may use an inlay or onlay. These are made of porcelain, gold or composite resin.

    The inlay or onlay pieces are bonded to the damaged area of the tooth. An inlay, which is similar to a filling, is used inside the cusp tips of the tooth. An onlay is a more substantial reconstruction, similar to the inlay but extending out over one or more of the cusps of the tooth.

    Both restorations require two appointments to complete the procedure. While the inlay/onlay is being fabricated at the dental lab, the dentist will apply a temporary sealant to protect your tooth.

    Considerations
    Traditional fillings can reduce the strength of a natural tooth by up to 50%. Inlays and onlays are bonded directly to the tooth using a special high strength resin which can actually increase the strength of a tooth by up to 75%. In some cases, where the damage to the tooth is not extensive enough to merit an entire crown, onlays can provide a very good alternative.

    Veneers

    Teeth that are chipped, cracked, worn, spaced unevenly, crowded, or severely stained can often be transformed with porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that bond directly to the front of the surface of your anterior (front) teeth. Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill and attention to cosmetic detail. The result is a natural, beautiful smile.

    Will They Look Like Natural Teeth?
    When bonded to the teeth, the ultra thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or wine stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.

    How durable are Porcelain veneers?
    With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for over a decade. Refraining from using your veneers as tools to cut and open things will prolong their life, and if accidental breakage or damage occurs, it is usually possible to repair only the veneer involved.

    Endodontic Therapy

    Natural teeth are meant to last a lifetime. Even if one of your teeth becomes injured or diseased, it can often be saved through a dental procedure known as Endodontic therapy. Years ago, when the interior pulp of a tooth became damaged or diseased, the only solution was to extract the tooth. Now, it is often possible to save such teeth through Endodontic treatment, more commonly known as root canal therapy. With proper care, teeth that have been saved through root canal therapy can last as long as your remaining natural teeth, as long as the tooth is properly restored afterwards by your dentist.

    Invisible Braces
    Invisalign can give you the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted and no one can tell you’re wearing them. They are removable and virtually invisible. The Invisalign System is a series of clear orthodontic appliances, called aligners that allow you to straighten your teeth without having to wear traditional braces. Each pair of aligners in the series is worn in two week increments. This moves the teeth in small steps to the desired final position.

    The Invisalign System is an alternative to braces for patients who have full adult dentition and complete jaw growth, and it is effective on a broad range of cases. Our doctors can determine if you are a good candidate during an exam.

    Porcelain Fillings
    Old unsightly silver fillings can now be replaced with esthetic filling materials such as resins and porcelains. This type of restoration matches your natural tooth color and is esthetically pleasing.

     

    Oral Cancer

    Crescent Park Dental is committed to providing optimum care to our patients which includes information about their general health. Oral cancer rates are on the rise and these categories of people are at higher risk:

    • Women under 40 years of age – related to the HPV virus
    • Metastasis from other sites; primarily breast, colon ad lung cancer
    • Men under the age of 40 – related to chewing tobacco use
    • Today 25% of oral cancer presents in younger people with no history of tobacco or alcohol use

    Less than half of patients diagnosed survive three years therefore early detection is important!

    Following our commitment to offer preventative care, we offer an annual Velscope Cancer screening test. This screening can be performed by the hygienist at one of your hygiene appointments or booked separately. The cost is $35 and is covered by some plans.

    Trust Crescent Park Dental to provide the best oral care possible.
    Be proactive and have yourself screened on your next visit.

    Orthodontics

    Anyone can appreciate that a smile can bridge a gap between any two individuals; it has been said that a pretty smile can even disarm the strongest of opponents in any argument!

    At Crescent Park Dental we offer two options to our patients; traditional orthodontics with metal bands and wires, and Invisalign™ a new, innovative, clear retainer system. The ease of wearing clear retainers and the lack of bands and brackets makes it a popular choice for many patients. Both work well in the appropriate situation.

    Orthodontic treatment or tooth straightening is a detailed science used to align teeth for functional and aesthetic purposes.  In many cases, orthodontic treatment is often associated with children and teens but what if you didn’t get the orthodontic treatments you required when you were younger?  The great news is that you are not too old to improve your oral health with the benefits of Orthodontics.  Orthodontic treatment can be used successfully on children, teens and adults providing functional benefits with bite, improved hygiene, comfort and aesthetics.  We also find that our patients experience an enhanced self-confidence because of their straightened teeth and more beautiful smile.

    If you are considering orthodontics for yourself or one of your children, Dr. Alisa Lange has been creating beautiful smiles with orthodontic treatment for many years. While she is not a certified orthodontist, she has taken a specialty program and ongoing training which enables her to provide orthodontic treatment on appropriate cases.  Her work is supervised by a resident orthodontist at the University of British Columbia.
    Dr. Lange’s fees and evening hours make her Orthodontic skills attractive to many patients.

    When a need for orthodontics is identified, the process involves the following stages:
    Orthodontic records are taken in office;

    • X-rays and photographs are produced through patient attendance at Crescent Park Dental and/or  Wilson Radiographic Center
    • If we are considering Invisalign™ your records will be sent to them to determine if you are a candidate
    • A presentation is made to the patient, in the case of a minor, the parent or guardian will also be in attendance. This consultation includes a detailed diagnosis, treatment proposal and cost estimate
    • Financial arrangements are finalized; payment schedules are available for orthodontic treatment.
    • Routine check-ups are required and generally occur every 3 weeks or more frequently if a band or bracket needs to be replaced

    A proper home care routine and compliance with the instructions provided by your Crescent Park Dental team are critical for the successful completion of any orthodontic procedure. If you have any questions please contact our office and ask to speak to Debbie, she is our Orthodontic Department Coordinator.  You will see her smiling face from the first consultation, through every check-up until you have successfully completed the retainer phase of treatment.  Her caring manner and years of experience will ensure a positive result!

    • Initial consultation to determine if the patient is a suitable candidate can be scheduled at minimal cost
    • Crescent Park Dental offers programs to work with parents and insurance providers to ensure that parents are able to comfortably commit to the costs associated with orthodontic treatment
    • Evening hours are available to accommodate after school appointments however some appointments may need to be scheduled during the day
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Dr. Kari Stein and Dr. Tim Seto Pediatric Dentists

Dr. Kari Stein and Dr. Tim Seto Pediatric Dentists

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Dr. Kari Stein and Dr. Tim Seto

Dr. Kari Stein and Dr. Tim Seto are registered Pediatric Dentists and fellows of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. We hope you enjoy your visit to our website. Dr. Stein and Dr. Tim Seto and our wonderful team are here to help you with any questions or concerns you might have.
Please feel free to browse through Dentists Directory Canada and contact us if you have further inquiries.

Our Services

  • Digital X-rays (70% less radiation than regular dental x-rays)
  • Preventive dental care
  • Composite (tooth-colored) fillings
  • Composite bonding (to repair broken or discolored front teeth, close spaces, etc.)
  • Full-mouth reconstruction for badly decayed teeth
  • Eruption Guidance Appliances
  • Myofunctional appliances for oral habits
  • Interceptive Orthodontics
  • Space Maintenance
  • Nitrous Oxide conscious sedation
  • Conscious oral sedation
  • General Anesthesia
  • Preventive Sealants
  • Diet and Nutritional Counseling
  • Fluoride analysis and supplementation
  • Infant Oral Health Care
  • Mouth Guards
  • Trauma and Dental Emergencies
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Dr. Helena Proszanski Dental Office

Dr. Helena Proszanski Dental Office

  • Posted: Jan 04, 2014
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Dr. Helena Proszanski

Dr. Helena Proszanski is a cosmetic and general family dentist. She was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. Dr. Proszanski was accepted directly from C.E.G.E.P. into the faculty of dentistry at McGill University where she obtained her degree in 1984. She has been practicing in Ottawa, Ontario, since 1985.

Dr. Helena Proszanski is committed to continuing education and regularly attends dental seminars and conventions. Working with her patients, by understanding their goals of treatment, she develops treatment plans based on proven methods and techniques. Optimal dental health and esthetics are always considered when making these treatment decisions.

Dr. Proszanski is a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons, Ontario Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association and the Ottawa Dental Society.

Services

Preventive Dentistry

Oral examination – Diagnosis of decay with the aide of a Spectra
Oral cancer screening
Occlusal exam
Periodontal exam
TMJ exam
Cleaning
Fluoride treatments
Dental Sealants
Nightguards
Mouthguards
Patient education

Restorative Cosmetic Services

Restorations (filling of cavities)
Porcelain veneers
Porcelain inlays, onlays
Crowns and bridges including the restoration of implants
Dentures

Endodontics

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Kamatovic Orthodontics

Kamatovic Orthodontics

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Dr. Michael Kamatovic

A native of Fort Erie, Ontario, Dr. Kamatovic received his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from Yale University, his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) from University of Pennsylvania, and his Master of Science Degree (M.Sc.) from University of Toronto. He achieved Board Fellowship with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (FRCD-C).

As a Certified Orthodontist, Dr. Kamatovic completed an additional 3 years of University residency training in Orthodontics after dental school. It only those that complete this training that can call themselves an Orthodontist. It is this training that allows him to provide the best orthodontic results for his patient

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