Your Markham Dentists https://www.markvilledental.com/ en Dr. Victor Jacob https://www.markvilledental.com/team/dr-victor-jacob <span>Dr. Victor Jacob</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Tue, 07/09/2019 - 10:22</span> <div><div class="border-div"><img class="float-left teamimg mb-2 mr-2 rec-img" alt="Dr. Victor Jacob" src="/files/images/team/dr-victor-jacob.jpg"></div> <p>Dr. Victor Jacob graduated from the University of Toronto in 1982 and interned for one year in general practice residency with the Faculty of Dentistry at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto General Hospital and the University of Toronto Mobile Dental Clinic for the Disabled.</p> <p>Dr. Jacob has been in private practice since 1983 providing all aspects of family dental care. He has developed a keen interest in comprehensive dental restoration including implant supported crown and bridge rehabilitation, enjoying the challenges of treatment planning for excellence in dental function and aesthetics. Dr. Jacob is using digital dentistry, specifically the Cerec System, allowing single appointment ceramic crowns in most cases, without the need for impressions.</p> <p>Dr. Jacob is a member of the Canadian and Ontario Dental Associations, the Crown and Bridge Study Club. He regularly attends continuing education programs to maintain the highest standards for patients in his care. You are invited to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Jacob to discuss your smile.</p> <p>In his spare time Dr. Jacob enjoys cycling, camping, skiing (cross country and alpine), cooking and gardening.</p></div> Tue, 09 Jul 2019 15:22:14 +0000 admin 37 at https://www.markvilledental.com Special Needs Dental Care in Markham https://www.markvilledental.com/services/special-needs-dental-care-markham <span>Special Needs Dental Care in Markham</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Fri, 12/14/2018 - 10:05</span> <div><p>We provide specialized dental care services for patients living with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome and other physical, developmental, sensory, behavioural, cognitive, or emotional impairments.</p> <div class="text-center text-sm-left"> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Responsive image" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-special-needs.jpg"> </div> <p>Our primary focus is managing stress and gaining our patient’s trust. Our team has experience and training in caring for patients with special needs, and we have adapted our office environment to be a sensory friendly safe-space.</p> <h3 class="mt-3 mb-1">The First Appointment</h3> <p>We try to keep the first appointment short and positive. Our main goal for the first appointment is communication. We’ll review the patient’s needs, discuss any accommodations that are needed, and develop a treatment plan. We can also help caregivers with tips on how to prepare for appointments and provide after-treatment care.</p> <h3 class="mt-3 mb-1">Auditory Impairments</h3> <p>For patients with auditory impairments or auditory processing disorder we minimize background and environmental noise. We ensure that the patient is able to hear and understand what we are saying.</p> <h3 class="mt-3 mb-1">Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)</h3> <p>Familiarity is key for patients living with ASD. To make patients comfortable the team members, examination room, and dental setup will be the same for every appointment.</p> <p>We try to make appointments short and positive, and we use rewards and reinforcements when and where they are needed. Morning appointments are usually best. Patients are rested and they have the rest of the day to relax and calm down from the appointment.</p> <p>We’ll review the patient’s medical history to determine the level of support required and any triggers. Using this information, we’ll adapt our treatment and avoid or minimize triggers and other stressors. During treatment, our team wear headlamps instead of using a bright overhead light, and we ensure that instruments are kept out of site. We’ll monitor background noise in the office and we provide a quiet room if it’s needed. Calming background music is available.</p> <p>We use the “tell-show-do” method during treatment. Before we start a procedure, we’ll explain it step-by-step and encourage the patient to ask questions. During the procedure, we’ll continue to explain what we are doing, and we may use a mirror so the patient can watch if they desire.</p> <p>Some patients benefit from a desensitizing introductory appointment to help them become comfortable with our office. This appointment can include a tour of the dental office, letting the patient look at the equipment and instruments we may use during their treatment, and a short oral examination.</p> <h3 class="mt-3 mb-1">Cerebral Palsy</h3> <p>For patients with cerebral palsy we provide head and neck supports while they are in the chair. If the patient requires treatment in their wheel chair, we can provide a backboard or head/neck pillows for support.</p> <p>Our team members will watch for patterns in the patient’s movements and try to blend their own movements around them.</p> <h3 class="mt-3 mb-1">Down’s Syndrome</h3> <p>We use the “tell-show-do” method during treatment. Before we start a procedure, we’ll explain it step-by-step and encourage the patient to ask questions. During the procedure, we’ll continue to explain what we are doing, and we may use a mirror so the patient can watch if they desire.</p> <p>Some patients benefit from a desensitizing introductory appointment to help them become comfortable with our office. This appointment can include a tour of the dental office, letting the patient look at the equipment and instruments we may use during their treatment, and a short oral examination.</p> <p>We try to make appointments short and positive, and we use rewards and reinforcements when and where they are needed. Morning appointments are usually best. Patients are rested and they have the rest of the day to relax and calm down from the appointment.</p></div> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:05:51 +0000 admin 34 at https://www.markvilledental.com Endodontics in Markham https://www.markvilledental.com/services/endodontics-markham <span>Endodontics in Markham</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Fri, 12/14/2018 - 10:05</span> <div><p>Are you experiencing a lot of pain in one tooth? You may need a kind of dentistry that is highly specialized, called Endodontics. Endodontics takes care of the pulp and biological materials that are inside your teeth.</p> <div class="text-center text-sm-left"> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Responsive image" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-endo.jpg"> </div> <h3 class="mt-2">Related Videos</h3> <div class="row mb-2"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/cusp/root_canal"></div></div> </div> <p>The space inside the hard layers of enamel 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 can undergo a root canal in 1 -2 visits. If you are in pain or want to learn more about the procedure, please call us today to book an appointment.</p></div> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:05:22 +0000 admin 33 at https://www.markvilledental.com Orthodontics in Markham https://www.markvilledental.com/services/orthodontics-markham <span>Orthodontics in Markham</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Fri, 12/14/2018 - 10:03</span> <div><p>Did you know that correcting your bite and straightening your teeth will improve your general health. Because we want you to live a happy and healthy lifestyle we proudly offer our patients the very best in orthodontics.</p> <div class="text-center text-sm-left"> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Responsive image" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-ortho.jpg"> </div> <h3 class="mt-2">Related Videos</h3> <div class="row mb-2"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="ortho/problems/overview"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="ortho/braces/align"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="ortho/appliances/maintaining_space"></div></div> </div> <p>Braces straighten teeth by applying even pressure over a longer period of time. Depending on the severity of the problem treatment times can range between 6 months to 2 years.</p> <p>We have two options for braces - the traditional metal style or Invisalign braces. Invisalign braces are removable aligners that are changed every two weeks and are virtually invisible. Each aligner is made to fit your teeth creating a perfect fit each time.</p> <p>Braces provide good hiding places for bits of food and can increase your risk of decay. Your dentist will give you specific care instructions to ensure that you maintain good oral health while you undergo treatment. </p></div> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:03:58 +0000 admin 32 at https://www.markvilledental.com Dr. Andreea Popescu-Rallis https://www.markvilledental.com/team/dr-andreea-popescu-rallis <span>Dr. Andreea Popescu-Rallis</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:21</span> <div><div class="border-div"><img class="float-left teamimg mb-2 mr-2 rec-img" alt="Dr. Andreea Popescu-Rallis" src="/files/images/team/dr-andreea-popescu-rallis.jpg"></div> <p>Dr. Andreea Popescu-Rallis attended the University of Toronto where she completed an Honors Bachelor of Science, specializing in Life Sciences. Continuing at University of Toronto, she completed her Master of Science, focusing in neuroscience. She then pursued her Doctor of Dental Surgery, also at University of Toronto, where she graduated with honors in 2016.</p> <p>In the last year of her dental studies, Dr. Andreea completed a 2 week elective program in Moose Factory, Weeneebayko General Hospital where she experienced firsthand, the joy of working with patients of need and the experience of living in the isolated local community of aboriginal people.</p> <p>Dr. Andreea enjoys all aspects of general dentistry including restorations, extractions, root canal therapy, pediatrics, crown and bridge treatments. Her gentle touch and calming personality allow even the most anxious and overwhelming patients to enjoy their experience at the dental office.</p> <p>She is a member of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Ontario Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. When away from the office, she loves spending time with her husband, daughter and soon to be, second daughter (joining us in June 2018). She enjoys nature, spending time at the cottage, biking, playing sports and always willing to try something new.</p> </div> Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:21:17 +0000 admin 31 at https://www.markvilledental.com Sedation Dentistry in Markham https://www.markvilledental.com/services/sedation-dentistry-markham <span>Sedation Dentistry in Markham</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:25</span> <div><div class="text-center text-sm-left"> <p>A trip to the dentist can be stressful for some patients. Because your dental health is so important, we provide options for sedation dentistry to help you relax. Our sedation options include oral sedatives, intravenous (IV) sedation, nitrous oxide, and general sedation. </p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Responsive image" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-sed.jpg" <p>Oral sedatives are prescription medication that you take prior to your appointment. They provide a moderate level of sedation. IV sedation is administered with an intravenous drip and provides a high level of sedation similar to a deep sleep. Nitrous Oxide sedation, also known as “laughing gas,” is administered with a mask that fits over your mouth and nose. It provides a euphoric level of sedation that wears off quickly.</p> <p>General sedation puts you in a deep sleep. You won’t be aware of your treatment while it’s happening. </p> <p>All sedatives can impair your ability to drive and you may feel the effects of the medication for up to 24 hours following your appointment. We strongly recommend that you arrange a ride home and have someone stay with you at home for at least a day.</p> </div> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:25:42 +0000 admin 30 at https://www.markvilledental.com Dental Emergencies in Markham https://www.markvilledental.com/services/dental-emergencies-markham <span>Dental Emergencies in Markham</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:24</span> <div><p>Get immediate emergency dental treatment at our Markham office. We provide same-day emergency appointments and new patients are welcome.</p> <p>To manage pain and swelling you may wish to try over the counter pain medication. A cold compress or ice pack applied near the affected area can also provide relief.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Responsive image" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-emergencies.jpg"> <p>For broken or knocked out teeth or damaged restorations (including lost fillings) remove all the broken pieces from your mouth to prevent choking. If you break off or lose a tooth, there’s a chance the tooth can be restored. Bring the broken pieces to our office for your emergency appointment. You can either place the pieces in your mouth between your cheek and your gums, or you can put them in a glass of cold milk or water.</p> <p>If you are unable to reach our office, or if your emergency is after hours, go to your nearest emergency room.</p></div> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:24:45 +0000 admin 29 at https://www.markvilledental.com Dr. Zahra Damji https://www.markvilledental.com/team/dr-zahra-damji <span>Dr. Zahra Damji</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:57</span> <div><div class="border-div"><img class="float-left teamimg mb-2 mr-2 rec-img" alt="Dr. Zahra Damji" src="/files/images/team/dr-zahra-damji.jpg"></div> <p>Dr. Zahra Damji graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry in 2000. Prior to pursuing a career in dentistry, Dr. Damji completed an Honors Bachelors of Science program with a Major in Life Sciences. Over the years Dr. Zahra Damji has enjoyed providing a variety of dental services ranging from basic restorative dentistry to endodontics, orthodontics and cosmetic procedures. She especially enjoys working with children and has developed a special interest in orthodontics. Dr. Zahra Damji pursued a continuing education program and graduated from the Faculty of Orthodontics Research and Education in 2010. In addition, Dr. Zahra Damji also is certified to provide dental services under light sedation for those nervous patients.</p> <p>Dr. Zahra Damji is an active member in good standing with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, member of the Ontario Dental Association, member of the Abulcasis Dental Alliance of Canada, and attends monthly study group sessions with Toronto Crown and Bridge and Faculty of Orthodontics Study Group.</p> <p>Although Dr. Zahra Damji’s professional passion is dentistry, her personal passion is her family. She loves to spend time with her husband and two young boys. She loves to travel, is an avid reader and enjoys bike riding in the summer time. One of Dr. Zahra’s long term goals is to serve in a professional capacity in a third world country. Her hope is to travel around the world and help those in need in remote areas of the world where dental services are not readily available.</p> <h3 class="mt-3">Dr. Zahra Damji is a member of the following groups</h3> <div class="d-flex align-items-center my-2"> <img class="img-logo-horizontal mr-3" src="/files/images/logos/oda.png" alt="Ontario Dental Association logo"> <img class="img-logo-horizontal" src="/files/images/logos/tcbsc.png" alt="Toronto Crown & Bridge Study Club logo"> </div></div> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:57:54 +0000 admin 28 at https://www.markvilledental.com Dr. Rahim Damji https://www.markvilledental.com/team/dr-rahim-damji <span>Dr. Rahim Damji</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:11</span> <div><div class="border-div"><img class="float-left teamimg mb-2 mr-2 rec-img" alt="Dr. Rahim Damji" src="/files/images/team/dr-rahim-damji.jpg"></div> <p>Dr. Rahim Damji graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry in 2000. Prior to dental school, Dr. Damji pursued an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree also from the University of Toronto. As part of his dental training, Dr. Damji spent two months at the Allegheny General Hospital’s Oral and Maxillofacial Department. Here, he worked with several renowned Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons in a variety of head and neck trauma cases. He subsequently was selected as resident of general dentistry at Sunnybrook Hospital upon graduation from dental school. Through this residency, Dr. Damji received advanced training in Oral Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, and gained experience working on severely medically compromised patients. Most notably, Dr. Damji graduated from The Misch International Implant Institute in 2012 and went on to become a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Since then, Dr. Damji has gone on to take advanced courses in implantology with Dr. Michael Pikos, utilizing the all-on-four system. In addition to becoming skilled in implantology, Dr. Damji has also participated in advanced soft tissue grafting courses to treat severe periodontal disorders. Most recently, in 2014, Dr. Damji became certified in the administration of IV Moderate Sedation at the University of Toronto and now performs complex dental surgeries under sedation. Dr. Damji currently is the owner of two practices, Markville Dental in Markham and Pringle Creek Dental in Whitby.</p> <p>Dr. Damji is also actively involved in the dental community serving as the President of the Abulcasis National Dental Alliance. Under Dr. Damji’s leadership, the alliance has provided continuing education conferences, mentorship programs, and has donated dental instruments for dental students in developing countries. Dr. Damji has a deep desire to provide his dental service and education to less fortunate societies in East Africa and Central Asia. Dr. Damji belongs to the Ontario Dental Association and the Toronto Crown and Bridge Study Club.</p> <p>During his spare time, Dr. Damji loves to spend time with his wife, Dr. Zahra Damji, and his two young boys. Dr. Damji is an avid skier and enjoys playing baseball and hockey.</p> <h3 class="mt-3">Dr. Rahim Damji is a member of the following groups</h3> <div class="d-flex align-items-center my-2"> <a href="/files/icoi-press-release.pdf"><img class="img-logo-horizontal mr-3" src="/files/images/logos/icoi.png" alt="International Congress of Oral Implantologists logo"></a> <img class="img-logo-horizontal mr-3" src="/files/images/logos/oda.png" alt="Ontario Dental Association logo"> <img class="img-logo-horizontal" src="/files/images/logos/tcbsc.png" alt="Toronto Crown & Bridge Study Club logo"> </div> <p><a href="/files/icoi-press-release.pdf">Read ICOI press release.</a></p></div> Tue, 04 Dec 2018 17:11:05 +0000 admin 27 at https://www.markvilledental.com Wisdom Teeth in Markham https://www.markvilledental.com/services/wisdom-teeth-markham <span>Wisdom Teeth in Markham</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Mon, 10/22/2018 - 10:57</span> <div><p>Wisdom teeth are unnecessary third molars located at the very back of your mouth, and usually come in later than the rest of your teeth. As the amount of space in your mouth is limited, there is often little to no room left for these teeth to develop property. If left in, they can become impacted, causing pain and other health issues. To prevent this from happening we are here to extract those unnecessary teeth.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Responsive image" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-wisdom.jpg"> <h3 class="mt-2">Related Videos</h3> <div class="row mb-2"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/wisdom/about"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/wisdom/extraction"></div></div> </div> <p>It is important to consider that as you age, the bone becomes more dense, potentially leading to unnecessary pain and impacting your life. It is important to have your wisdom teeth removed when your body is young and will be able to heal faster.</p></div> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:57:55 +0000 admin 25 at https://www.markvilledental.com