Stony Plain Dental Centre, a member of 123Dentist, one of Canada’s largest majority dentist-owned network of dental practices, has been serving the Stony Plain community in Alberta, Canada, since 1999. Over the years, Stony Plain Dental has encouraged its team to grow with continuing education, training, advances in dental technology, and communication skills to better serve and communicate treatment options to its patients. “We are fully committed to providing a personalized dental experience for our valued patients and recently incorporated dental laser technology to help better serve their specific oral health care needs” said Dr. Zahra Gangji, DMD and owner of Stony Plain Dental Centre.
BIOLASE’s Canadian Distributor, Sinclair Dental, introduced the practice to the latest dental laser technology, the BIOLASE Epic Hygiene. With a staff of thirty, including a hygiene team of six, the team received personalized in-office training by clinical instructor and consultant, Chrissy Ford, RDH, BScDH, with over 20 years of industry experience. “I had definitely heard of dental lasers from the dental hygiene community in the past, and it started becoming more of an ongoing topic for dental hygienists. When I heard our team was going to be laser trained and certified, I was beyond excited,” said Victoria Romanchuck, RDH at Stony Plain Dental. “I really wanted to see for myself what BIOLASE Epic Hygiene was capable of doing for me as a dental hygienist but most importantly for my patients.”
The dental hygiene team is now practicing with two Epic Hygiene lasers in the office and incorporating the laser into their daily dental hygiene regimen, specifically for Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR). One of the biggest benefits, according to the dental hygiene team, is the patient’s willingness to try laser treatment. They have introduced it to their current patient base, all of which happily return for their routine checkups and those in need of early periodontal treatment.
“I continue to be amazed by patients asking for the laser or hearing how they tell their friends and family about our practice because we offer laser treatment. One of our regular patients, who suffers from a comprised immune system, has noticed a dramatic improvement since starting laser treatment. This patient constantly had swollen gums and bleeding and never really improved or got worst – just maintained – until now we can definitely see the results,” shared Victoria Romanchuck, RDH. When asked if she would ever go back to practicing without a laser, Romanchuck responded, “Absolutely not. I would never go back to practicing without our Epic Hygiene and I’m sure my colleagues and patients would stand by that statement.”
Epic Hygiene is the total solution to effectively manage non-surgical periodontitis and increase clinical production. Epic Hygiene helps reduce bacteria without aerosol production giving staff and patients more peace of mind. Designed by dental hygienists for dental hygienists, learn more about Epic Hygiene.
About Stony Plain Dental Centre
Stony Plain Dental Centre (SPDC) has been servicing Stony Plain and area since 1999. In 2012, the current owner, Dr. Zahra Gangji, purchased the practice. SPDC is a general dental practice and offers restorative and cosmetic treatment such as crown and bridge, veneers, dental implants, sedation options, Invisalign®, and Botox®. Our patients are important to us. We strive to give each patient an exceptional experience from the moment they walk into our office to the moment they leave. To learn more about Stony Plain Dental Centre, please visit stonyplaindental.com.
The 123Dentist community was launched in July 2017. The company is a majority dentist‐owned, Canadian dental support organization with over 200 practices across the country and offices in Vancouver and Toronto. Dr. Amin Shivji is the CEO of 123Dentist and an experienced operator of dental practices, having opened his first practice in 1993. 123Dentist enables dentists to focus on providing optimal care to their patients, while an experienced team provides a wide range of support services. 123Dentist offers alternative partnership models to meet the unique needs of each individual dentist, including the opportunity to retain a minority interest. For additional information, dentists can visit partners.123dentist.com and patients can learn more at 123dentist.com.
BIOLASE is a medical device company that develops, manufactures, markets, and sells laser systems in dentistry and medicine. BIOLASE’s products advance the practice of dentistry and medicine for patients and healthcare professionals. BIOLASE’s proprietary laser products incorporate approximately 271 patented and 40 patent-pending technologies designed to provide biologically and clinically superior performance with less pain and faster recovery times.
BIOLASE’s innovative products provide cutting-edge technology at competitive prices to deliver superior results for dentists and patients. BIOLASE’s principal products are revolutionary dental laser systems that perform a broad range of dental procedures, including cosmetic and complex surgical applications. BIOLASE has sold over 41,200 laser systems to date in over 80 countries around the world. Laser products under development address BIOLASE’s core dental market and other adjacent medical and consumer applications.