JOHNSON ROAD DENTAL

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Dr. Christian Len: D.M.D, F.I.C.O.I

Dr. Christian Len is originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, graduating from the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Dentistry in May 1999. During his last year of dental school, Dr. Len spent one month in the University of Florida’s Advanced General Dentistry program in St, Petersburg, Florida. He also spent one month in the Oral Surgery Department at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Len has been in private practice for since 1999. He started off in his home town of Regina as an associate dentist from May 1999 to June 2000. During this time, Dr. Len also held a part time faculty position at the University of Saskatchewan in the removable prosthetics department, where he taught dental students. In July of 2000, Dr. Len relocated to the Rocky Mountains, where he purchased his own dental practice in the town of Pincher Creek, Alberta.

He developed this practice and worked there for a year and half. In January 2001, seeking a change, he sold the practice and relocated to Philadelphia, PA, where he spent 13 months as an associate dentist. Prior to his start in Philadelphia, Dr. Len travelled to the Canadian Artic, where he spent the better portion of a month in the community of Whale Cove, Nunavut, providing dental care to the Inuit people.

Dr. Len opened his practice at Johnston Road Dental in White Rock in March 2004. Since then he has strived to offer the White Rock / South Surrey community quality, gentle dentistry with a caring touch.

He is constantly refining his dental skills and knowledge by attending a multitude of continuing education courses and study clubs. In May 2005 he became a graduate of the world-renowned Misch International Implant Institute, and in August 2005 was presented with a Fellowship Award by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Len is also a member of both the Canadian Society of Oral Implantology and the American College of Oral Implantology. He has also attended multiple advanced cosmetic dentistry courses at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). The majority of continuing education courses that he attends are focused on both dental implantology and cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Len is very happy to be in White Rock. With his wide range of experience, he will continue to offer quality, personable dental care that the patients of this practice have come to expect. Feel free to stop in any time to meet Dr. Christian Len. He is always happy to see new and existing patients.

Dr. Tim Barker, D.M.D

Tim Barker grew up in Regina Saskatchewan. He graduated from the college of Dentistry at Saskatoon in 1984. During his final two years of Dental College, he travelled extensively as Chairman of the Canadian Dental Association Student council. This travel included travel to beautiful British Columbia so upon graduation he relocated almost immediately to Vancouver. Dr. Barker was in private practice for approximately ten years in Vancouver, and opened the very successful City Square Dental.

Dr. Barker married Nancy in 1991. She works part-time in the office and is also busy with their three children, Riley, Carley, and Corey. The Barker's relocated from Richmond to South Surrey in 1993 and enjoyed this wonderful community since that time. They feel it is an awesome place to raise their busy children. Their children are active in soccer, basketball, hockey, music, scuba diving and of course school. Dr. Barker is active in the community and at the children's school. He enjoys coaching basketball, martial arts, golf, travel, scuba diving, and spending time with his family.

Dentistry is a lifetime of learning and he is currently enrolled in an Endodontic Excellence Course and is pursuing his interests in Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Barker is excited to be involved with the development of the Velscope®, an early cancer detection device which will soon be brought to market. He was a member of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry starting in 1995. He served a term on the advisory board of Blatchford Dental Seminars. Dr. Barker has been in private practice for more than 20 years, and enjoys meeting new patients and continuing to serve his loyal existing clients.

OUR TEAM

Dr. Barker and Dr. Len would like to welcome you to Johnston Road Dental. With their combined expertise, they will provide you with quality full service dental care, with a gentle touch.

Both Dr. Len and Dr. Barker welcome you to the Johnston Road Dental web site.

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Service One:

Cosmetic Dentistry

Bleaching

Bleaching is one way that can be used to whiten teeth. There are a few different methods that our office uses to bleach teeth. They are : 1. In-Office Whitening - you may have heard of the Brite-Smile® or Zoom® Whitening. Both these whitening techniques are used in our office. After isolating the teeth, a whitening solution is applied to the teeth. A special light is then used to activate the bleach. This process whitens the teeth in a little over one hour. Zoom® and Brite-Smile® have both been seen on TV on such shows as "Extreme Make-over ".The advantage to these techniques is that you achieve a great result in just one hour. You can find out more information on these techniques on their websites: www.britesmile.com and www.zoomnow.com 2. Take-home Whitening - custom made whitening trays are made from models of your teeth. These trays and a whitening solution are given to the patient to use at home. The bleaching solution is easily applied to the inside of the trays. The trays are worn for at least two hours a day. Typically it will take two or three weeks to achieve the desired results. 3. Non-Vital Bleaching - some teeth tend to darken after a root canal is done on the tooth. For these ' non-vital ' teeth, a small piece of cotton saturated in a bleaching agent can be placed inside the tooth causing the tooth to lighten from the inside out.

Bonding

Bonding is a quick and painless way to make some minor repairs to the teeth. Bonding used a white filling material called composite resin. Composite resin is put on the tooth and hardened with a light. The composite resin can be: * Tinted to match your teeth * Shaped to look like the missing part of a chipped tooth. * Used to build up teeth and fill in the gaps between them. Composite resin is not as strong as a veneer or crown so it may not be used in all situations.

Lumineers®

Lumineers by Cerinate are exceptionally thin porcelain veneers that can be placed over natural teeth to cosmetically enhance the look of stained, chipped, misaligned or spaced teeth. In most cases, the Lumineers can be placed without removing any existing tooth structure, which means that there is no need for anesthetic, and no discomfort. The Lumineers are made of Cerinate porcelain which has clinically been proven to last over the past twenty years. The strength of the Cerinate porcelain allows Lumineers to be as thin as contact lens. They are often used to strengthen, lengthen, and shape teeth, and will permanently whiten teeth. Lumineers are a pain-free, non-invasive alternative to beautify smiles and to improve the appearance and overall self-image of many patients. It means anyone can have a beautiful smile, and that can be a life changing procedure. Best of all, Lumineers by Cerinate are applied with a revolutionary procedure, Just think… * No drilling, shots or pain * No removal of sensitive tooth structure * Safe for sensitive patients

Veneers

Veneers are very thin acrylic or porcelain shells that are attached to the front part of teeth. They are custom shaped and shaded to achieve optimal esthetics for the teeth. Veneers are used to change or fix the shape and/or colour of the teeth. Badly stained, chipped teeth, uneven teeth or teeth with large fillings are often candidates for veneers.

Crowns

A crown is a protective covering, shaped like a natural tooth, which is placed over an existing tooth. You may need a crown if: * You have a root canal. * You have a large filling in a tooth. * You have a broken tooth. * Your tooth is badly stained, not the right shape, or out of line. Crowns are made of different kinds of metals, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal. The porcelains can be custom shaded to match the existing colour of your other teeth. Crowns help to protect a tooth from future damage.

Replacing Missing Teeth:

Implants

A dental implant is a threaded titanium post that is placed into the jawbone in place of a missing tooth (or teeth). Once the implant has integrated (fused) to the bone, a crown (or cap) is placed on top of the implant. Dental implants can also be used to stabilize partial or complete dentures, which will significantly improve the fit of the dentures, as well as the function of the denture. Patients quite often will find they are better able to chew, speak, and function with a denture that is supported by dental implants. Another very important benefit of having a dental implant placed where teeth are missing is that it will help to maintain the level of bone in the area of the missing tooth. When a person loses a tooth, the bone in the area naturally starts to shrink and resorb. This can lead to multiple problems down the road, especially in the esthetic areas of the mouth. If an implant is placed, it will stimulate the bone, which helps to maintain the current bone height in the area. Whether implants are being used to replace a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or to support a denture, they will provide stability and a more natural look and feel to the mouth and smile. Dental implants have the highest long-term success rate of ALL implants used in the human body.

Bridges

If a tooth is lost, it is important to replace it with a false (or artificial) tooth as soon as possible. This will prevent the teeth that are remaining from drifting out of line and causing problems with the bite.. A bridge can replace one or more missing teeth. It is held firmly in place by healthy teeth on each side of the missing one(s). A bridge is permanent and can be made of gold or porcelain.

Dentures

There are two different classifications of dentures: 1. Complete dentures- are worn by people who have lost all of their teeth in either the upper and/or lower dental arch. 2. Partial dentures- used to replace missing teeth when there are other teeth remaining in the mouth. Both complete and partial dentures are removable, they are not fixed permanently fixed in place.

Preventative and Restorative Dentistry:

Fillings

After decay is removed from a tooth or after a tooth fractures the missing portion if the tooth needs to be replaced. This can be done using a variety of materials including porcelain onlays/inlays, composite resin (white-coloured) or amalgam (sliver-coloured) filling materials. The porcelain onlays/inlays and composite resin are custom matched to the colour of remaining tooth surface.

Dental Cleaning

A dental cleaning usually consists of the following procedures: 1. Scaling - is the removal of debris which has hardened onto the tooth. This hardened debris is called Calculus. Calculus is very rough and can irritate the gums and cause potential gum and bone loss and subsequent infection. Scaling can be done with hand instruments and/or an ultrasonic scaler, which helps to remove more stubborn build-up. 2. Prophy or Polishing of the teeth - polishing removes the stains and smoothes the surface of the teeth so debris cannot stick to the teeth as easily. 3. Fluoride - typically we give our patient a topical fluoride rinse at the end of their cleaning appointment. This fluoride treatment helps to make the teeth more resistant to cavities.

Root Canal Treatment

The living part of the tooth is the pulp. The pulp is the nerve and blood vessels of the tooth. When a cavity (decay) goes deep enough into a tooth, or if a tooth is traumatized, the pulp can die. This will eventually lead to pain and/or infection. To alleviate these problems, the pulp is removed from the tooth using various tiny instruments. Once the pulp is removed, the canal (or tunnel) that the pulp once occupied is now cleaned and shaped and disinfected. Once this is done a root canal filling material is placed in the canal. This material is warmed and condensed within the root so the canal is sealed from the tip of the root to the base of the tooth. This is what root canal treatment is. The treatment is done while the tooth is anesthetized (frozen), so the patient doesn't feel a thing. Once the root canal treatment is finished the tooth is permanently restored with a filling and/or crown.

Extractions

An extraction is the complete removal of a tooth from the mouth using various dental instruments.

Invisalign® Orthodontics

Invisalign is the nearly invisible way to straighten teeth using a series of custom-made, nearly undetectable aligners. Each set of aligners are worn for about two weeks, moving teeth gradually week by week, until the teeth are straightened. Invisalign orthodontics can be alternative option to the traditional braces for most people that wish to straighten their teeth. For more information check out the Invisalign website at : www.invisalign.com

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Service Two:

Botox Cosmetic (www.botoxcosmetic.com)

Q. What exactly is BOTOX Cosmetic? A. BOTOX Cosmetic® is a natural purified protein that relaxes wrinkle causing muscles, creating a smooth and natural look. It’s a simple and quick, non-surgical treatment that delivers great, natural-looking results. Q. Is BOTOX Cosmetic safe? A. Yes! Botox® has been thoroughly researched (more than 3,000 studies) & clinically used for over 20 years and is approved by both the HPB (Health Protection Branch of Canada) and the FDA. More than 13 million procedures have been performed since 2002. Botox is a natural purified protein that is extracted from bacteria and refined into a medicine. (Similar to how penicillin is made) Botox is a medicine that has been safely used for many years in children as young as 2 years old to treat cerebral palsy. These kids get up to 6 TIMES an average cosmetic dose & receive this treatment every 3-4 months Q. How long will a Botox treatment last? A. The effects will gradually wear off after 3-4 months. Q. What is the treatment experience like? A. -Procedures only takes approximately 10-15 minutes -Full results take up to 14 days after treatment Q Does the injection hurt? A. No, it feels like an insect bite. It’s the same kind of small needle that diabetics use. Q. What are the possible side effects? A. Side effects are very rare and are not permanent. Possible side effects are tenderness at the injections sight, small bruising, short term headache, ptosis. If any adverse events occur it will be in the 1st week and will usually go away in 7-10 days If you have any questions about any of these procedures, or other dental concerns, please contact us.

Service Three

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