Dental Specialties

Dr. Simonsky wants you to have access to the best treatment available. Sometimes the complexity of a dental problem requires the assistance of a certified dental specialist to ensure the highest success. Dr. Simonsky and staff will always explain why it may be necessary to refer you to one of our experienced specialists and will thoroughly consult with your specialist to make sure the goals of your treatment are fully realized.

What is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS)?

Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons are dentists specializing in surgery of the mouth, face and jaws. After four years of dental school, surgeons receive four to seven years of hospital-based surgical and anaesthesia training, preparing them to do a wide range of complex procedures including all types of surgery of both the facial bones, implant fixture placement and complicated tooth extractions such as impacted wisdom teeth.

What is a Periodontist?

Periodontists are dentists who specialize in the surgical treatment of more advanced periodontal (gum) disease. They have had extensive training in gum surgery, grafting and implant fixture placement with two to three additional years of study after dental school. 

What is an Endodontist?

The Endodontist (root canal specialist) treats the pulp inside of a tooth. If the nerves and blood vessels (pulp) inside the root canal become infected from decay, fracture or trauma, a root canal treatment can remove the diseased pulp. This will effectively save your tooth which otherwise would have to be extracted.

Sometimes a tooth presents special challenges such as multiple, blocked or very curved root canals. Specialized training and an operating microscope makes the endodontist a valued member of your dental team. 

What is a Prosthodontist?

The Prosthodontist may be suggested by Dr. Simonsky when loss of multiple teeth, lack of bone structure or severe problems with your bite add to the complexity of your treatment plan. The prosthodontist works closely with Dr. Simonsky to formulate and execute a treatment plan that restores the proper function and esthetics of your mouth, face, and jaw.

What is a Pediatric Dentist?

A Paediatric dentist (Paedodontist) has additional years of training which includes children’s anaesthesia. The additional training focuses on management and treatment of a child’s developing teeth, child behaviour, physical growth and development. Dr. Simonsky and staff can address most of your child’s oral health care needs in a very child friendly environment. But sometimes the paediatric dentist is enlisted to make it easier and safer for your child to get the treatment they need.. If your child has special needs, care from a paediatric dentist may be considered .

What is an Orthodontist?

An Orthodontist uses braces, Invisalign, retainers, and other devices to help straighten a person’s teeth and correct the way the jaws line up. Both children and adults may require orthodontic treatment.

Dr. Simonsky works closely with your orthodontist to correct many problems, including poor aesthetics, crowded or overlapping teeth or problems with jaw growth and tooth development. These tooth and jaw problems may be caused by missing teeth, losing baby teeth too soon, accidents, or habits like thumb sucking. These problems can also be genetic or inherited.