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Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program

As you may have heard, the Ontario Government has announced a Seniors’ Dental care program for low income seniors. To take advantage of the program you must be over 65 years of age and meet the income requirements: an annual net income of $19,300 or less for a single senior, a combined annual net income […]


It’s that time of year again where kids gather with their handmade or store-bought costumes. Neighbors are scrambling for last minute treats to be given away. Every street will be busy with little pumpkins and witches with broomsticks this Halloween. We will give you some safety tips so that you can all enjoy the tricks […]

Toothpaste: How can we use thee, let us count the ways…

    Toothpaste doesn’t get the credit that it deserves.  People generally use toothpaste to clean their teeth and as such, it is a highly engineered task specific oriented product. The ingredients for all tooth paste contain three main ones: abrasives, fluoride, and detergents along with 20%–42% water. Specialized toothpastes also contain a variety of […]

ISDAM- International Society for Dental Anxiety Management

ISDAM Congress Glasgow 2019August 22 and 23rd the ISDAM had its first formal congress in Glasgow Scotland. Not only was it truly informative and covered a broad spectrum of current management techniques, but also those being developing for the future. I had the pleasure and distinction of being one of the presenters at the Congress […]


Summer’s here. That means outdoor activities. When exercising and participating in sports a warm up is a good idea, so it is with outdoor summer activities if we want to avoid injury or worse. Forbes magazine concluded that more injuries occur during summer and especially with mundane activities. Stats Canada found that the most injury prone […]

Travel, Technology and Healthcare

Recently I had the privilege of speaking at the Hypnosis: New Generation conference in Budapest. We took some extra time and went to Vienna for a few days. Unfortunately one of our party became seriously ill requiring medical attention. This is when the challenges of travel in a foreign country become daunting. Healthcare here at […]

Victoria Day – Victorian Dentistry

Victoria Day, 24- weekend is the second most notable event next to Mother’s Day celebrated  in May. So in the interest of the Queen’s birthday, we thought it would be interesting to compare Victorian dentistry to today. Victoria reigned from 1837 – 1901. Not too many people like to visit the dentist, but back then […]

Hypnosis: A Life Skill

Recently, I returned from the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis in San Antonio where I had the pleasure of presenting to a multidisciplinary group. Most folks have one of several possible responses to clinical hypnosis – disbelief, skepticism, bemusement (as in they had an experience in Vegas or a frat party) […]

Alcohol & Your Mouth

March is known for many things – the Ides, the spring Equinox, but the most remarkable is St. Patrick’s Day. And St. Patrick’s Day is known for its green beer! A little tipple may be good for you, but what about a lot? The usual risks of cognitive impairment, addiction, and cirrhosis are fairly well […]

Pet’s Dental Health Month

It should be no surprise that February is Pet Dental Health Month. After all, it has the Groundhog prognosticating about seasons and climate. Groundhogs hibernate and likely have morning breath when they stick their heads out of their dens looking for shadows and such. Does your pet’s breathe smell badly? Is your pet chewing slowly; […]