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OHIP Dental Coverage and Free Dental Care Ontario in 2021

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on May 26, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Who gets OHIP Dental Coverage in Ontario?

OHIP dental coverage is a type of free dental care in Ontario for all Ontario residents.


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COVID-19 in Ontario: 7 Principles for a Safe Journey to Normal

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on May 5, 2020 10:24:04 PM

Other countries are returning to normal, other provinces are returning to normal... When is Ontario returning to normal? Will we return to normal or a "new normal"?


The most current Emergency Order by the Ontario government extension is ending June 9. What happens next?

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): We Will Do Better if We Act Together

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Mar 20, 2020 12:00:00 PM

The number of people that will die in Canada is within OUR control!!!

If we ALL act TOGETHER with compassion towards each other, the impact on YOUR health is extremely unlikely, but EACH of us must do our part.


There are EXTREME differences between different countries with respect to the number of people infected and the number of people who die from COVID-19.

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DENTIST PRICES and DENTAL COSTS: Finding Affordable Dental Care

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Mar 7, 2020 8:57:45 AM

Let’s start with the shocking truth:


Dentist prices do not differ much, however, your dental costs will differ greatly depending on which dentist you see!?


In other words, the price of a specific dental procedure does not differ from dentist to dentist, however, the number and the extent of the procedures that you will have done depends on who your dentist is!

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Dentist Prices in Canada are from Dental Fee Guides

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Mar 5, 2020 8:51:00 PM

Dental Fee Guides Determine Dentist Prices in Canada

Online resources for Dentist Prices and Dental Fee Guides are Confusing! You can spend hours on the internet researching and still not be able to apply the information to help you find affordable dental care.


This 5 minute read organizes the information regarding Dentist Prices and Dental Fee Guides in a way that will help you save time and money at the dentist.


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Avoiding Dentist Scams and the 11 Unnecessary Dental Procedures

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Feb 2, 2020 9:30:26 AM

Unnecessary dental procedures are by far the most common and most costly of all dental scams.


Any person who learns how to avoid unnecessary dental procedures will save more than 50% on dental costs over their lifetime!


Keeping clear of over-treatment not only saves you money but is also healthier for your teeth because dental work does not hold up as long as you own a natural tooth structure. Dental work leads to more dental work in the future!


Besides brushing and flossing, avoiding the dental scams of unneeded dental work is the next best strategy to improve your dental health.

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Root Canal Cost: Save Money, Time and Frustrations

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Dec 28, 2019 7:40:23 PM

Root canals have a bad reputation.


When a dentist says “you need a root canal”, the most common response from a patient is :(


We searched the internet to find out why people feel negatively about root canals:

    1. Root canal costs are high, ranging from $532-$1,240 (depending on your tooth)
    2. Patients have negative experiences ( other root canal costs):
        • root canal pain: before, during and after
        • root canal cost ended up being higher than quoted = Financial Pain!
        • root canal dangers:
          • “root canal tooth broke in half” AND/OR
          • “recurring tooth abscess after root canal”


No matter where you live, this blog post will guide you to reduce your financial root canal costs AND eliminate your "emotional root canal costs” ( negative experiences).

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Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Dec 9, 2019 4:42:10 PM

A wisdom tooth extraction cost ranges from $160 to $489 depending on how impacted your wisdom tooth is. However, your wisdom teeth surgery cost in TOTAL depends on 3 factors:

  • number of wisdom teeth being removed
  • the position of the wisdom teeth in the jaw which determines the extent of surgery needed to get the wisdom teeth pulled out
  • are you doing it awake or with sedation or asleep?
    - there is an additional cost for sedation and sleep dentistry
    - the higher the level of sedation the higher the cost


Most commonly, wisdom teeth surgery cost is about $1,800, it involves the extraction of 4 wisdom teeth while asleep.





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Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on Nov 30, 2019 7:25:21 PM

Do you suffer from dental anxiety? Dentist fear is very common, you are not alone! 




Are you considering a dental procedure that scares you like a root canal or wisdom tooth removal?




Is your child in need of dental work and you are concerned that your little one will not tolerate the procedure well?

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DENTAL COSTS: Avoiding Unnecessary Dental Work

Posted by Dr. Joanne Baldos and Dr. Adam Szymczak on May 3, 2019 5:25:32 PM

Most people trying to save on dental costs go about it the wrong way. They look for a “deal”, which lands them in a “business dentist office” as opposed to a “doctor dentist office”. They end up spending more on dental costs.


No matter who your dentist is, you can significantly reduce your dental costs by asking 3 simple questions when a dentist recommends a procedure:

  1. What happens if I do nothing?
  2. What are the costs and risks of the dental procedure?
  3. Are there simpler, safer options?

It will help you avoid unnecessary dental work: the best way to reduce dental costs.

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