Spring Clinic 2016…Another successful year!

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The skies are clear, the birds are chirping (not like they really left to begin with) and the flowers are starting to bloom! Spring is here!
So is the Annual Spring Meeting 2016 for all dental professionals everywhere! At this time every year, dental professionals – dentists, hygienist, dental assistants, administration teams, surgeons, etc.- come together and celebrate the amazing profession! Lecturers all over the map teach new innovations of the year, new studies and continuing growth of the dental science! It’s a day that we learn about what’s new to provide you with the best care possible!
Continuing education is very important for us here at Downtown Dental so we can bring the best to our patients.
This is also a day, where we let loose and network with other people as well. Fun, laughter and great weather = awesome!

Thank you to Henry Schein Dental and Patterson Dental for inviting us to the Customer Appreciation Night! We had a blast!

Another service we can provide? How to take a selfie :) Dr. Mohajer will be glad to show you the dos and don’ts of a proper one! Haha.

All in all, it was great week for the team! We can’t wait to bring back all the things we learned!

Signing Off,

– The DtDental Squad #squadgoals

Hands up for Derek who is joining our team as one of our Oral Health Coaches

I am the newest member of the downtown dental family – and I say family for a reason. In my years of experience in the dental field, I have never been a part of such a great group of people that give me great pride in calling them my colleagues. The amazing thing about it is the fact that DSC_0184we are all on the same page to ensure that you have a positive experience throughout the duration of your visit while tending to your needs in a timely fashion. I for one, strive to make each patient feel relaxed and alleviate any anxieties they may have in the dental setting with my calming demenor.

What I love most about my career is the fact that I get to meet and get to know different people from all walks of life which feeds into my interest in learning about various cultures. Furthure more, I have a passion for fitness, sports, and music. On my down time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

I am looking forward to meeting you all!

 

Please Welcome our newest Care Nurse to our Team…Jenn

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I have been in the dental field for just over 9 years now with a background in oral surgery. I joined the Downtown Dental team in August 2015 and it has been the best decision ever. It has been a pleasure to work with Dr. Mohajer and now Dr. Zadeh as well. This dental team and our awesome patients makes coming to work every day a joy.
My time away from the office is all sorts of chaos. I’m a medieval reenactor (ask me about the Vikings or anything from 9th-16th century and i can talk your ear off), and I’m the Seneschal (President) of one of the Ontario regional areas of the Society of Creative Anachronism.
You can usually find me at SCA events, camping, doing fibre art projects (mostly embroidery) or doing photography as I’m also a professional photographer.
If I’m not doing Family, Couple or Wedding photography, Im usually following my love of landscape photography. If I’m not doing my medieval “thang” you can find me doing what I call random road trips.. Pick a direction then keep flipping a coin to pick the next direction. I end up in some of the wildest places to take photos.

4 Myths And Facts About Sleep Apnea

Thanks to the internet, the amount of available information for sleep apnea has increased dramatically. More people know about it and the medical community has taken great measures to raise awareness about the condition. Approximately 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea and it’s important for people to learn the facts so we can deal with it effectively. However, there are still many people who are misinformed about the risks for sleep apnea. For this reason, we’ve compiled a few of the common myths and the real facts behind them.

Myth 1: Only people who snore have sleep apnea.

Fact: While snoring is commonly associated with sleep apnea, many people who don’t snore also have the condition. Snoring is only one of the many symptoms. In fact, if you’re a former snorer but have currently stopped, it could mean that the sleep apnea has become worse. Why? Because it’s possible your airway may have become completely blocked while you sleep, impeding your ability to snore. When diagnosing sleep apnea, all possible symptoms should be taken to consideration.

Myth 2: Sleep apnea harmless

Fact: Sleep apnea can harm your health if it’s not treated. In addition to causing breathing difficulties, insomnia, and memory impairment, sleep apnea can increase the risks of obesity, high blood pressure and even stroke. But that’s not all…

Because sleep apnea can cause excessive daytime tiredness, this can make it difficult to focus. The result? Higher chances of work-related accidents, injuries and even deaths. During a train accident in Utah in 2008, 9 passengers on board were killed. The cause of the accident was later discovered to be due the conductor’s decreased alertness caused by sleep apnea. If you think you may have sleep apnea, please don’t wait and get checked right away.

Myth 3: Only “old people” get sleep apnea.

Fact: This is one of the biggest misconceptions about sleep apnea. The fact is anyone can get sleep apnea regardless of their age. Whether you’re only 5 years old or over 70, you can get it. While it can be adorable seeing a young child snore, this can also indicate underlying problems, such as childhood obstructive sleep apnea. This condition affects many children and can lead to cognitive and behavioral problems. It’s true that sleeping disorders are more common in older individuals, but it doesn’t mean that children aren’t immune to them.

Myth 4: You need surgery to treat sleep apnea

Fact: This couldn’t be further from the truth. Invasive surgery may have been the only treatment option in the early days, but that’s not the case anymore. Nowadays, surgery is only considered for the most serious cases.

Thanks to advancements in technology, there are a number of effective, non-surgical ways to treat sleep apnea, such as CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) and oral appliance therapy. CPAP involves using a machine to make breathing easier while you sleep. The machine keeps the throat’s airway open by increasing the air pressure in it.
Oral appliance therapy has the same objective but the patient is fitted with a small oral device instead while they sleep. The device helps to prevent the throat muscles from collapsing and blocking the airway. Both of these treatments have been shown to be effective for treating sleep apnea.

Hopefully some of your myths about sleep apnea have been debunked. The next time someone tell you some nonsense about sleep apnea, you can let them know the facts. And if you have sleep apnea or know someone who does, we offer customized solutions for treating it. Contact us at DT Dental to schedule an appointment today.

Open House

As the holiday season were underway and Christmas parties were being celebrated – Downtown Dental Associates decided to spread cheer on December 10, 2015. The office closed down in the afternoon to celebrate not only a great year with the team, but to celebrate the amazing people that we encounter and hope to encounter each and everyday. With light snacks, hot apple cider and GREAT live music – it was an afternoon full of laughter and fun. We hope everyone had a great holiday and all the best to the New Year ahead.

Best Wishes,
Dr. Yasaman Zadeh and the Downtown Dental Associates Teamimageimageimageimageimage

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New Working Hours

Happy New Year to all!
As 2016 gets rolling, we are pleased to advise you of a change in working hours through the week!
To provide you with the best care and suitable to your schedule, we are opened later on Monday and Wednesday and offer hygiene services on Saturday EVERY week.

New hours are as follows:

Monday : 8:00 am -6:00 pm
Tuesday : 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday : 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday : 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday : 8:00 am – 3:00 pm (Hygiene only)

Call us or email us today to reserve your visit!
Have a fantastic weekend folks!

Holiday Hours 2015

December 16, 2015

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We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The office will be closed Thursday December 24th 2015, Friday December 25th 2015, Thursday December 31st 2015 and January 1st 2016 for the holiday season. We will re-open for regular business hours on Monday January 4th 2016.

In the event of a dental emergency while we are closed, the Emergency Dental Services Clinic at Yonge and St. Clair will be open, they can be reached at 416-485-7121.

Have a great day, and a wonderful holiday season!

Downtown Dental Associates