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Our Patient’s best interest first and foremost, govern all our decisions and actions.

At Georgian Dental® our passion is to nurture and uplift the human spirit with holistic dentistry for whole body health. A big part of that mission is always acting on decisions that place our patient’s best interest at the forefront, ahead of everything else. The health and safety of our friend and families is of utmost importance to The Professionals at Georgian Dental®.

To that end, we accede to our Governing Organizations to define the protocols that will help ensure the health and safety of our patients, the Georgian Dental® Professionals and our families. The Governing Organizations that guide us are: The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU), The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO), The College of Dental Hygienist of Ontario (CDHO) and the Ontario Dental Association (ODA). All dentists in Ontario look to these governing bodies to provide clear, precise, realistic and consistent standards on Infection Prevention and Control in the Dental Clinic environment.

The Professionals at Georgian Dental® are constantly training, servicing and upgrading our equipment and always looking for better and safer products for our patients and our Professionals.  For example, we are constantly improving our Georgian Dental® Sterilization Quality Assurance Directives (SQuAD) to meet and exceed the standards set forth by those Governing Organizations. To ensure complete sterilization of all our dental instruments SQuAD, employs daily biological spore testing, chemical indicator packs to ensure optimal sterilization temperatures are reached, chemical indicator strips in every single sterilization pack, used in every sterilization cycle, and our unique Sterilized Instrument Tracking System that enables us to pinpoint the precise day and sterilization cycle run for every single instrument, that was used on every single patient. Cross contamination hazards are a very serious and potentially life-threatening matter that we will not tolerate, and we will continue to do our utmost to ensure that our patients can continue to put their trust in the Professionals at Georgian Dental® Orillia.

If you have any questions about our protocols and procedures regarding infection control, please email us at administrator@orilliadentist.com, or call us at 705-325-1765, we’re here to help.

Georgian Dental® Free Dentistry Event

Dr. Tan and his crew are proud once again to provide free dentistry for a day for the city of ORILLIA. This year, SMILES ON US 2016 (SOU) will be held at Georgian Dental® ORILLIA on Saturday June 11th 2016, starting at 8:00am to 2:00pm EST. Georgian Dental® Orillia will host SOU at 20 Diana drive. Orillia, Ontario. L3V 3E3. Smiles On Us is a grassroots, non-profit event dedicated to providing free dental care to those who need it. Every year, the crew from Georgian Dental® will donate their time and expertise and resources with the help of sponsors and local businesses.Georgian Dental® Orillia’s free dentistry event is happening Saturday June 11th 2016.

Smiles On Us 2015 statistics achieved by the team at Georgian Dental®

In 2015, the crew of Georgian Dental® Barrie helped to deliver free fillings, free simple extractions and free dental hygiene therapy in their historic downtown Barrie location at the corner of Bayfield Street and Wellington Street. During SOU 2015, over 67 patients were provided with free dental care, including simple extractions, simple fillings and holistic flouride free dental hygiene therapy. Georgian Dental® has given back almost $100,000.00 dollars in free dental care to the communities they practice in to date. Hundreds upon hundreds of passionate volunteer hours goes into the planning and execution of these events by some very incredible people.

Click Here For more information on Smiles On Us 2016.

The page link contains highlight photos of the SOU 2015 event, downloadable flyers and SOU 2016 event information. You can help by sharink the link and the  free downloadable flyers with friends and family who are in need of dental care but who may not have access to quality holistic dental care. A short video containing the highlights of some of the incredible reactions from patients whom were seen at Smiles On US 2015 is available on YouTube.

Georgian Dental® provides holistic dental care for whole body health. To find Barrie dentist for scheduled dental care in Barrie, call Georgian Dental® Barrie: (705)739-6725. To reach Orillia Dentist for scheduled dental care in Orillia, telephone: (705)-325-1765. We’ll help you Get Your Smile In Style!®

Contrary to what most want to believe, Mother’s Day is not a statutory holiday. Mother’s Day is celebrated in Canada during the month of May. Specifically, Mother’s Day is always celebrated annually on the second Sunday in May. This year, Mother’s Day occurs on May 8th, 2016. Mother’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world during other mother months such as March. Should you make the mistake of celebrating Canada’s Mother’s Day in March – be thankful that you celebrated it too early, rather than too late… THAT would really get you in hot water with mom. Read More

Get Your Smile In StyleTwo things in life are said to be certain, (and especially with the high morbidity rate of Oral Cancer for Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April); death and taxes. When it comes to taxes and dentistry, the most common question I get is this: “Are my dental health care investments considered ‘Medical Expenses’ when filing Income taxes?”

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Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski transformed his experience in the dental chair into a moment of epiphany. What did you learn unexpectedly at your last dental visit? leave your comments below!

Dr. Adam Tan and the dentists at Georgian Dental® cherishes serendipity and loves to help our patients discover something new about their oral health every day. If you the Barrie dentist at Georgian Dental® Barrie or Orillia Dentist at Georgian Dental®  Orillia can help you, call today. For Orillia, call (705)325-1765. For Barrie, call (705)739-2087. We’ll help you Get Your Smile In Style!®

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

It’s April already! So often spring tends to be the time when I notice that the local gyms become less crowded once again and most new years resolutions start to fall off on the rails. If you haven’t already checked out my book recommendation One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way by Maurer Ph.D., Robert (2014) Paperback Read More

Georgian Dental Training Day 2016

2016 Bi-Annual Training Meeting

On April the first, 2016, Georgian Dental® Barrie and Georgian Dental® Orillia partnered with Image Dental Labs in Barrie, Ontario for a day of training and upgrading to make the experience for our patients even better. Read More

Cost of orthodontics getting you down? Here’s step by step instructions on how to do your own clear braces! (Informational purposes only) Read More

Why Is Dark Chocolate Good for You? Thank Your Microbes.

Chocolate is always a favourite topic for us at Georgian Dental®, and what better reason to bring up a good article on chocolate than on Easter! Here then is a killer combo; scientific evidence! Chocolates! Scientific Evidence involving chocolates! Happy Easter! Read More

Younger Next Year

Two ways to keep your New Years Resolution on Health

March happens to be the last month of the first quarter of ~Date.Year~ when Gym attendance and New Years Resolutions start to fall by the wayside. Here are two kick your butt books from Chris Crowley that could help maintain your resolve. Chris’s first book has been around for a while and is highly motivational. His newest publication is geared towards women and should be just a big of a boost for readers. Read More

A patient from Georgian Dental® Barrie inquired about the use of scuba diving masks over braces. The answer is “Yes, but.” Read More

Mercury Filling Infographic Read More

Surgical extractions involve the removal of a tooth after elevation of a soft tissue flap, removal of bone with or without sectioning of the tooth. At times, surgical extractions may be less traumatic and more conservative than non-surgical extractions.

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The Georgian Dental® Parent’s Snow Day Survival Guide

School’s closed – now what? That’s what many working parents have to contend with when their school-aged children have an unexpected snow day. Don’t let it stress you out. There are things you can do that’ll reduce the impact these kinds of days will have on your day. Read More

How does orthodontic tooth movement impact endodontic treatment and the outcome?

Teeth undergoing orthodontic tooth movement may require endodontic treatment which could be related or unrelated to orthodontic treatment.

However, it is always preferable to try to foresee and treat the tooth endodontically prior to beginning orthodontics for some of the following reasons: Read More

As we get closer to March/April and warmer weather, it will be useful to predict where the Zika virus pandemic will spread. Due to the Aedes aegypti mosquito being the main vector for the virus, the range of the Zika pandemic should mimic the Aedes aegypti global distribution.

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Which one should you avoid?

One of the things that we agonize over, especially in our clinic is sanitation and hygiene. With the number of frequent handwashings required during a typical day, the use of an appropriate handsoap is critical – drying out the natural oils can cause hands to dry and crack, opening up sores that will enable invasion of pathogens and increasing the risk contracting communicable diseases. Read More

What if the people around you for whom you cared about could not understand you. How would you tell them that you care for them. What if their language of love was completely foreign to how you communicated? Read More

Special Update: Zika Virus

Presently, Orillia and Barrie residents are relatively safe from the Zika Virus due to our winter and, local transmission in Ontario is not possible because Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes are not native to Ontario and the province’s Aedes species are not known to transmit Zika virus. (Public Health Ontario) Read More

Much has been written about the detrimental effects of soda against dental health. High fructose corn syrup and acidic carbonation act in unison to provide a fuel source for pathogenic microbes and lowered pH triggering demineralization in dental enamel. This unfortunate effect hasn’t eroded our love for carbonated beverages… until now. Read More