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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

every adult can benefit from oral cancer screening, offered in our Oakville dental office

Cancer screenings are routine in the medical setting. Likewise, dental patients do well to receive oral cancer screening from their dentist on an annual basis. This adjunct to the routine dental examination is beneficial even for those who have not noticed an obvious abnormality. Early detection is key to the treatment of oral cancer, a condition that affects tens of thousands of people each year.

The unfortunate statistics for oral cancer include prognosis of no more than five years for more than fifty percent of new cases. Patients of Burloak Centre Dentistry benefit from our routine performance of oral cancer screening during dental checkup visits in our Oakville office. Additionally, any bumps, sores, or abnormalities in tissue should be examined right away.

Risk factors for oral cancer

The obvious risk factors for oral cancer are tobacco and alcohol use.

Tobacco

Many who are diagnosed with oral cancer also use some form of tobacco. The longer use continues, the greater the risk. There is also a risk for those who are regularly exposed to second-hand smoke.

Alcohol

The consumption of twenty or more alcoholic beverages per week significantly increases the risk for oral cancer. When alcohol consumption is combined with tobacco use, the risk increases six-fold.

Additional risk factors for oral cancer include:
  • Men are more often diagnosed with oral cancer
  • African Americans are at a higher risk
  • Oral cancer is more prevalent in adults over the age of 45
  • Lip cancer is a risk for those with excessive UV exposure
  • A diet lacking in fresh fruits and vegetables is a factor in cancer formation
  • Radiation exposure
  • A history of head or neck cancer
  • Use of immunosuppresant medication (medication that may weaken the body's immune system)
Having one or more of the common risk factors does not necessarily mean a person will get oral cancer. Risk factors should, however, be discussed with a trusted dental provider and screenings schedule on a yearly basis.

Patients who visit Burloak Centre Dentistry receive the utmost in care. Our team seeks excellent results and the earliest possible diagnosis of oral conditions. Oral cancer screenings involve manual and visual examination of the soft tissues of the mouth, face, and neck, and also advanced diagnostics using VELscope® oral cancer screening. This device facilitates accurate identification of abnormalities using fluorescent visualization. Under blue light in a fast, comfortable procedure, abnormal cells become obvious even if no surface presentation has occurred.

Oral cancer can be treated successfully with early detection. Call 905.581.4436 to schedule your free oral cancer screening today. Our team provides outstanding service to patients from Oakville, Burlington, and surrounding areas.
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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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