Some say the dental office is a scary place... like the jungles of the Amazon.

We think the jungle and the dental office can be full of surprises and a lot of fun!!

On this Dental Safari, we'll show you the sights and sounds of the dental office.

Dr. Erwin Chan

Sunday, February 22, 2015

CBC Sports: Limpet teeth are strongest natural material known

CBC Sports: Limpet teeth are strongest natural material known.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

What is the going rate for Tooth Fairy in Aurora?

Quoted from August 21, 2014 Globe and Mail article. 

According to a new survey, the tooth fairy is paying a premium for baby teeth in the Maritimes and Newfoundland. At $3.46 a tooth, it's 19 per cent higher than the national average of $2.80. (iSTOCKPHOTO)

Atlantic Canada's kids earn most from tooth fairy, study says

If you're a kid in Atlantic Canada, here's a reason to smile. According to a new survey, the tooth fairy is paying a premium for baby teeth in the Maritimes and Newfoundland.
At $3.46 a tooth, it's 19 per cent higher than the national average of $2.80.
Even better, 35 per cent of respondents in Atlantic Canada said their children found $5 or more per tooth under their pillows in 2014.
Quebec children were the least likely to get a visit from the tooth fairy – 13 per cent received no money for their lost teeth. For those who did, $2.06 was the average rate.
The findings are from a telephone survey of approximately 1,000 households with children under age 13 conducted for Visa Canada.
The company is promoting the launch of an online financial calculator that allows children and parents to compare their earnings with other children from similar households in Canada.
Ontario reported the second-highest going rate for baby teeth at $3.21 apiece.
"Generally, kids are doing really well," said Visa spokesperson Michelle Michalak.
If kids in Atlantic Canada and Ontario save the funds, by the time they lose all 20 baby teeth they will have stashed away $69 and $64 respectively.
The average in the Prairies was $2.43 per tooth, but 55 per cent could expect to receive up to $5. In British Columbia, children got an average of $2.47 per tooth.
The poll was conducted for Visa by GfK Canadian Omnibus Service and had a claimed margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Anxiety at the Dental Office!

Anxiety at the dental office...

Many people, including young kids, may find the dental office an anxiety provoking place. A technique to help kids, particularly kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder, is to discuss a social story prior to going to the dental office.

The Hands in Autism Resource centre has a great tool to help kids out. It is like a visual story.

The dental visuals icons may also be helpful from Living Well with Autism.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Osaka Aquarium KAIYUKAN!

Hello Inquisitive Minds!

Dr. Erwin Chan visited the Osaka Aquarium - Kaiyukan recently while he was in Japan. 
For those inquisitive minds, here is a link to their website --> Osaka Aquarium

Check out the huge teeth Dr. Chan is posing with. I wonder what species this set of teeth belongs to?

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Dr. Chan goes on a field trip to Japan!

Being a dentist is not just about being in the dental office. We need to continually grow and learn new things.
Dr. Chan goes to Tokyo, Japan to attend the World Endodontic Congress. 

While Dr. Chan was there, he did get some time to check out some sights and try some interesting food! Ask him all about his learning experience and what he saw in Japan!

Hartman Public School - Mrs. Fantin-Gallo's grade 3 class comes for a visit

Mrs. Fantin-Gallo's students from Hartman Public School came for a visit. We always welcome our community guests to visit our office!

We taught the students all about dental hygiene care, showed them around the dental operatories, how our instruments are sanitized and gave them a tour of our office.

This is Krista explaining dental hygiene care with our friendly dental puppets.

Keep the visitors coming! We love having friends of the community in our office.