www.stationdentaloffice.ca https://www.stationdentaloffice.ca/ en Oral Cancer in Kitchener https://www.stationdentaloffice.ca/services/oral-cancer-kitchener <span>Oral Cancer in Kitchener</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Thu, 08/29/2019 - 11:39</span> <div><h2 class="h3">Prevention is your first line of defence</h2> <p>Oral cancer is the 13th most common cancer in Canada and results from abnormal cell growth in the mouth, lips, tongue and throat. Oral cancer can occur at any age, but people who are 45 or older are at greater risk. Certain behaviours, such as smoking, can greatly increase your risk of getting oral cancer. </p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Burgundy and ivory ribbon" src="/files/images/mainimages/oral-cancer.jpg"> <h2 class="h3">Signs and symptoms</h2> <ul class="list"> <li>White or dark red patches in your mouth, or on your lips or tongue</li> <li>Lumps or changes in the texture or colour of the mouth tissues</li> <li>Bleeding or numbness in the mouth; sores or patches that do not heal</li> <li>Difficulty swallowing; changes in taste or tongue sensation</li> </ul> <p>Regular visits to the dentist can help keep your mouth healthy and will allow for early detection, which is often vital in fighting the disease. Simple visual screening techniques done by one of our dentists or hygienists have been known to be one of the most effective ways to achieve early diagnosis. If oral cancer is suspected, we will perform some in-depth screening that includes a biopsy of tissue from the suspected area.</p> <p>Treatment usually involves surgical removal of the cancerous lesion. Chemotherapy or radiation treatments may also be recommended.</p> <p>If you have any questions about oral cancer, diagnosis or treatment, call us today.</p></div> Thu, 29 Aug 2019 15:39:44 +0000 admin 37 at https://www.stationdentaloffice.ca Root Canals in Kitchener https://www.stationdentaloffice.ca/services/root-canals-kitchener <span>Root Canals in Kitchener</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Thu, 08/29/2019 - 11:36</span> <div><h2 class="h3">Getting to the root of the problem</h2> <p>Are you experiencing a lot of pain in one tooth? You may need a root canal. If tooth decay is left untreated it can often lead to an infection in the nerve, which can be very painful. A successful root canal treatment will let you keep the tooth rather than having to pull it out. </p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="X-ray of mouth" src="/files/images/mainimages/endodontics.jpg"> <p> The space inside the hard layers of a tooth is known as the root canal system, and is filled with soft dental pulp made of nerves and blood vessels. When this pulp gets infected and the tooth is abscessed it is important that you get it treated right away to prevent more serious dental health problems. A root canal is the process of removing the infected or dead pulp from your tooth.</p> <p>Our staff are highly skilled and will treat you with a root canal procedure in 1 -2 appointments. If you are in pain or want to learn more about the procedure, please call us today to book an appointment.</p></div> Thu, 29 Aug 2019 15:36:27 +0000 admin 36 at https://www.stationdentaloffice.ca Orthodontics in Kitchener https://www.stationdentaloffice.ca/services/orthodontics-kitchener <span>Orthodontics in Kitchener</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Thu, 08/29/2019 - 11:33</span> <div><h2 class="h3">Straightening your teeth will improve your health </h2> <p>If you need to correct your bite or if your teeth are crooked, orthodontics can help align and straighten your teeth and improve your oral health. Braces straighten teeth by applying even pressure on them over a longer period of time. Depending on the severity of the problem, treatment times can range from 6 months to 2 years. </p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Woman inserting clear aligner" src="/files/images/mainimages/invisalign.jpg"> <p> Braces are offered in the traditional metal with elastics style or the new Invisalign style. Invisalign braces are nearly invisible, removable aligners that are changed every two weeks. Each aligner is individually moulded to fit your teeth to create a perfect fit each time. Invisalign are braces that won’t change your appearance or disrupt your day-to-day life.</p> <p>Depending on the kind of braces you are a candidate for, you may be required to follow some specific care instructions. Braces often provide good hiding spaces for bits of food and can cause an increase risk of decay. Your dentist has your oral health as a top priority and will tell you how to keep your teeth healthy while you are wearing braces.</p> <p>If you are curious about braces in Kitchener, call us today and we will answer any question you may have.</p></div> Thu, 29 Aug 2019 15:33:16 +0000 admin 35 at https://www.stationdentaloffice.ca Dr. Amy Cao https://www.stationdentaloffice.ca/team/dr-amy-cao <span>Dr. Amy Cao</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Thu, 08/29/2019 - 10:53</span> <div><img class="float-right mb-2 ml-2" alt="Dr. Amy Cao" src="/files/images/team/dr-cao-chair.jpg"> <p>Dr. Amy Cao graduated from the University of Sydney Faculty of Dentistry in Australia, earning the Rudolf Gunz Medal award for proficiency in knowledge and clinical work in all aspects of her final year. She also completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Western Ontario with an honours double major in Biology and Medical Sciences.</p> <p>Dr. Cao is committed to providing patient-centered care, and has experience working in general dentistry, pediatrics, aged care, and emergency treatment. She believes that creating a friendly and comfortable environment is just as important as delivering exceptional dental services for each and every patient.</p> <p>After living in Sydney, Australia for a number of years, Dr. Cao is excited to be back in the Kitchener-Waterloo region where she grew up. Outside of dentistry, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, and exploring new cafes in search of a good cup of coffee!</p></div> Thu, 29 Aug 2019 14:53:07 +0000 admin 33 at https://www.stationdentaloffice.ca Dr. Maher Naji https://www.stationdentaloffice.ca/team/dr-maher-naji <span>Dr. Maher Naji</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Thu, 08/29/2019 - 10:51</span> <div><img class="float-right mb-2 ml-2" alt="Dr. Maher Naji" src="/files/images/team/dr-naji-chair.jpg"> <p>Dr. Maher Naji has more than twenty five years of experience in dental surgery. He successfully completed the American and Canadian board certification.</p> <p>Dr. Naji successfully completed one year of extensive training in the field of Implant Dentistry in Atlanta, Georgia. He then completed a comprehensive training maxi-course program in oral rehabilitation and received his training and certification in intravenous sedation and advanced cardiac life support.</p> <p>Dr. Naji is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and has completed different courses in the surgical extraction of wisdom teeth, endodontic therapy for root canals, periodontal surgery, cosmetic dentistry, laser dentistry, and Invisalign orthodontic clear aligners.</p> <p>Dr. Naji is the owner of Station Dental since May 2018 and also is the owner of Pine Valley Dental Centre, 211 Marycroft Ave, Woodbridge, ON. He focuses his practice on providing the highest standards of care, comfort, and accessibility.</p> <p>Dr. Naji is fluent in both English, Arabic, and Romanian, and in his free time he enjoys swimming and playing soccer. Dr. Naji and his wife have four kids. He looks forward to treating your dental needs, and makes it his mission to provide you a smile with lasting impressions.</p></div> Thu, 29 Aug 2019 14:51:39 +0000 admin 34 at https://www.stationdentaloffice.ca Sedation Dentistry in Kitchener https://www.stationdentaloffice.ca/services/sedation-dentistry-kitchener <span>Sedation Dentistry in Kitchener</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:25</span> <div><h2 class="h3">Keeping you calm while we restore your smile</h2> <p>For some people, going to the dentist can be the source of great anxiety. But at out practice in Kitchener, we strive to ensure that your visits are good ones and use sedation dentistry to help you relax. Sedation dentistry is a process that is used to establish an easy and calm state for your dental procedures and can be administered in a variety of ways.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Woman with Pillow" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-sedation.jpg"> <p>Our office offers you two sedation options. Oral sedation dentistry is the most commonly used technique. You are required to take 1-2 pills prior to your visit and will be sedated for several hours after taking the pills. Many people prefer this option because it does not involve needles. Oral sedatives should not be confused as an anaesthesia and often and anaesthetic may still be required.</p> <h2 class="h3">Oral Sedation is best used for</h2> <ul class="list"> <li>Ceramic Crowns</li> <li>Cosmetic veneers</li> <li>Dental implants</li> </ul> <p>We also offer nitrous oxide as an option for sedation dentistry in Kitchener. Nitrous, or laughing gas, is breathed in and will quickly put you in an euphoric state. Depending on the concentration and length of use, you can experience up to 4 levels of sedation starting with a tingling sensation and ending with increased sleepiness.</p> <p>We want your experience with us to be a good one and by providing you with quality Kitchener sedation dentistry ensures that we can do that. If you are afraid to visit us, we are here to help you relax, so call and book your appointment today.</p> </div> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:25:42 +0000 admin 30 at https://www.stationdentaloffice.ca Dr. Paul MacKenzie https://www.stationdentaloffice.ca/team/dr-paul-mackenzie <span>Dr. Paul MacKenzie</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:57</span> <div><img class="float-right mb-2 ml-2" alt="Dr. Paul MacKenzie" src="/files/images/team/dr-mackenzie-chair.jpg"> <p>Dr. Paul MacKenzie is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario's Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. He was born and raised in Kitchener Ontario and obtained an honours bachelor of science degree in Chemistry from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to becoming a dentist, Dr. MacKenzie taught high school chemistry and mathematics in Waterloo Region for several years.</p> <p>Dr. MacKenzie has enjoyed working with Dr. Charles Zhang in performing general dentistry for patients of all ages since 2008. As a result of his teaching experience, Dr. MacKenzie enjoys a friendly, clear communication with his patients so they may feel at ease in the dental chair.</p> <p>Away from the office, Dr. MacKenzie enjoys playing church music on the piano, listening to orchestral film music and grilling and smoking all kinds of delicious meats and vegetables on his charcoal barbecues. He lives in Kitchener with his wife, Sophie, and their sons Timothy and Jasper.</p></div> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:57:54 +0000 admin 28 at https://www.stationdentaloffice.ca Dr. Charles Zhang https://www.stationdentaloffice.ca/team/dr-charles-zhang <span>Dr. Charles Zhang</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:11</span> <div><img class="float-right mb-2 ml-2" alt="Dr. Charles Zhang" src="/files/images/team/dr-zhang-chair.jpg"> <p>Dr. Charles Zhang is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario's Faculty of Dentistry. Prior to coming to Canada, he completed a five year residence in anaesthesiology in China. His Master of Science degree in pharmacology was completed at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Zhang has published 11 research articles (Click here to see a list of articles he published) and was the recipient of several awards (Click here to see list of awards).</p> <p>After starting to practice dentistry in the Niagara area in 1996, Dr. Zhang moved to Waterloo where he has been serving this community since the year 2000.</p> <p>Dr. Zhang believes in prevention in clinical dentistry, emphasizing regular dental visits to maintain oral health and to find problems at an early stage.</p> <p>Dr. Zhang loves all aspects of dentistry and continuously updates his knowledge and skills to serve his patients better. He is a certified provider of Invisalign, which is a system that uses clear removable aligners to straighten teeth without braces. He has also mastered the technique of Lumineers, which are non-invasive porcelain veneers to improve the aesthetics of discoloured or crooked teeth. The complete procedure for implant treatment is also provided in his practice.</p> <p>Dr. Charles Zhang strives to become a gentle, friendly, understanding and caring dentist. He will listen to your concerns and do his best to treat your dental problems.</p> <p>During his spare time, Dr. Zhang enjoys reading books, watching operas, and playing a Chinese musical instrument called the Guzheng. <a href="/node/32">(Click here to see his favourite Guzheng songs)</a>.</p></div> Tue, 04 Dec 2018 17:11:05 +0000 admin 27 at https://www.stationdentaloffice.ca Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Kitchener https://www.stationdentaloffice.ca/services/wisdom-teeth-extraction-kitchener <span>Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Kitchener</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Mon, 10/22/2018 - 11:57</span> <div><h2 class="h3">Helping to keep your smile perfect</h2> <p>What are commonly known as wisdom teeth are actually unnecessary third molars located in the very back of your jaw. Wisdom teeth usually come much later than the rest of your teeth, appearing between the ages of 17 and 25. Often, there isn’t enough space for them to come in and you may require wisdom teeth removal to prevent future health problems. </p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Wisdom Teeth Closeup" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-wisdom.jpg"> <h2 class="h3 mt-2">Related Videos</h2> <div class="row mb-2"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/wisdom/about"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/wisdom/extraction"></div></div> </div> <p> Extraction usually happens for one of two reasons: The tooth, or teeth are already impacted or they could cause serious problems if they are left in. During a wisdom tooth removal procedure you will be sedated, either locally or with a general anaesthetic. The dentist will then open up the gum tissue over the tooth, separate any connecting tissue and remove the tooth.</p> <p>Wisdom tooth removal is important in preventative care for good dental health. It can also relieve aches and pains that are related to having an impacted tooth. If you need to have a wisdom tooth removal procedure done, we are here to help you. Call to book an appointment today.</p></div> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:57:55 +0000 admin 25 at https://www.stationdentaloffice.ca Sports Guards in Kitchener https://www.stationdentaloffice.ca/services/sports-guards-kitchener <span>Sports Guards in Kitchener</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Mon, 10/22/2018 - 11:55</span> <div><h2 class="h3">Keeping your teeth safe</h2> <p>The two most common ways people injure their teeth is through sports and by grinding or clenching them at night while they sleep. Having a properly fitting guard or bite appliance will help ensure the safety of your teeth and lessen the damage done to them.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Mouth Guards" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-guard.jpg"> <p>Bite appliances are recommended if you experience grinding or clenching of the teeth, also known as “bruxism”, while you sleep. Bruxism can cause chipped teeth, damaged fillings, painful headaches and can even lead to tooth loss. Wearing a guard while you sleep can help prevent damage and subsequent pain.</p> <p>Sport guards are vital to ensuring the safety of your teeth while enjoying your favourite sport. It only takes an instant to damage your smile, but we can properly fit athletes with sports guards that will help prevent injury.</p> <p>Call us today to learn more about sport guards and bite appliances.</p> </div> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:55:42 +0000 admin 24 at https://www.stationdentaloffice.ca