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Welcome back to Burloak Centre Dentistry
We're thrilled to share good news with you! We were given the go ahead by regulatory authorities allowing us to resume seeing patients at the office for all dental appointments. This includes fillings, crowns, hygiene, orthodontics, Invisalign, cosmetic procedures, dentures, etc.

We've made significant changes to how we manage patient flow and our office protocols for patient treatment - all with the sole purpose of ensuring you and your dental team remain safe by minimizing the risk of spreading the virus. These changes include physical barriers, allowing one person in the waiting room at a time, closed treatment rooms when required, air purifiers, enhanced PPE for patients and staff, and more.

There are new guidelines for patients as well. These include pre-screening before your appointment, hand hygiene, wearing a mask, and maintaining physical distancing. Details will be shared with you before your visit and also on our new COVID/Patient Safety page on our website.

We're excited about the changes to make your visit as safe and convenient as possible.

Our team is contacting all patients to reschedule missed appointments. If you need an appointment immediately, kindly contact the office at 905.581.4436, and we'll get you in as soon as possible. As you can imagine, we have a backlog of cancelled appointments from mid-March and your continued patience and understanding is truly appreciated as we get back and into a new routine at the clinic.
Thank-you for your patience, understanding, and words of support during the closure. We can't wait to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

Dr Tuli, Dr. Jha, and the rest of the team at Burloak Centre Dentistry

New Patients & Emergencies Welcome! 905.581.4436
Burloak Centre Dentistry - Location 3513 Wyecroft Rd, Unit H4, Oakville, ON L6L 0B6

Early detection with VELscope oral cancer screenings in Oakville

Oral cancer can be life-threatening, but when it is caught at the earliest stages, it is often treatable with a simple surgery. The dental team at Burloak Centre Dentistry offers oral cancer screenings using VELscope as part of your routine checkup so we can detect cancerous cells as soon as possible.

Signs and risk factors for oral cancer

Oral cancer describes a wide range of cancers in the mouth, throat, or jaw. Patients with oral cancer may have wounds on the lips or in the mouth that do not heal, white or red lesions, loose teeth, ear or mouth pain, and difficulty swallowing. However, many of the early signs of oral cancer can go undetected without regular screening.

Risk factors for oral cancer include smoking and other tobacco products, alcohol consumption, HPV, sun exposure, and genetic factors. Patients who have developed oral cancer previously are also at a heightened risk. While most oral cancers are diagnosed in patients over 50, more and more cases are found in younger patients, and there has been a significant increase in cases without traditional risk factors. Routine screenings, even at a young age, are crucial for protecting your health.

Benefits of VELscope

Oral cancer screenings can be easily completed during your routine hygiene visits. VELscope screenings take as little as two minutes to complete, and they significantly improve the dentist’s ability to detect abnormalities in the soft tissues of your mouth. This handheld device uses fluorescent light to excite the tissues in your mouth, highlighting abnormal tissues for easy detection. When combined with a traditional manual exam, your dentist can detect malignant cells before they have had the chance to spread to other parts of your body, making treatment much easier.

If your dentist detects something unusual, it is not always a cause for worry. They may recommend a biopsy or continue to monitor the area with symptoms. If we do find evidence of oral cancer, we will help you work with your health care provider to get prompt treatment. To learn more about oral cancer screenings and other preventative care, contact our office in Oakville today at 905.581.4436.
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Dr. Shefali Tuli | Burloak Centre Dentistry

With a passion to serve others while maintaining the highest quality of care at her practice, Dr. Shefali Tuli ensures that her patients receive the best treatments available. She and her team take pride in providing dental services to patients of all ages.

A graduate from the University of Western Ontario, she is the head of dentistry and owner of Burloak Centre Dentistry. She is renowned for her skill and wealth of knowledge, along with her innate ability to create a warm and trustworthy atmosphere for her patients.
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