Dentistry From the Heart 2016

Dentistry From the Heart 2016

Dentistry From the Heart 2016

Academy Dental’s annual Dentistry From The Heart event was on April 25th, where we provided free dental care for the whole community for an entire day. It was a great success, and we are thrilled to announce that we provided over $39,000 worth of fillings, extractions, and cleanings! Our main location on Fort St. in Victoria did $27,104.80 and our Sooke location did $12,263.42.

Dentistry from the Heart, which began in 2001, has grown to become a worldwide nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free dental care to those in need. Every year, thousands of individual dentists, hygienists, volunteers, and hundreds of practices across the world donate their time and resources to host their own Dentistry from the Heart events, giving millions of dollars worth of free dentistry to those who cannot afford it.

This is just one way Academy Dental is trying to make dentistry more accessible, as it falls outside of the Canada Health Act, making dental care out of reach for many Canadians.

We’d like to thank everyone who came out for helping us give back to the community, and we’d also like to recognize and thank our amazing sponsors for their continued support as it would not be possible without them.

Our sponsors are Patterson Dental, Thrifty Foods, Romeo’s, Red Barn Market, Freeflow Coffee & Water, Royal Bank of Canada, E-Madill, Subway in Sooke, Canadian Linen, DENTSPLY, Doug Thorsteinson (for musical entertainment), David Simms (for Blood Pressure and food services), Island Farms, and Reinert Peterson at 100.3 the Q!


Academy Dental Victoria is located at 1195 Fort St. Victoria, V8V 3L1.

Academy Dental Sooke is located at 6689 Sooke Road, Sooke, V9Z 1A5.


Give us a call today at (250) 385-6552.

Dentistry at the Laser’s Edge

Dentistry at the Laser’s Edge

Dentistry at the Laser’s Edge

At Academy Dental, we believe in adopting the latest and greatest advancements in dental technology because of the benefits, convenience, and options it gives our patients.

Laser dentistry is no exception, and there are many reasons why you might want to take advantage of the laser’s edge in your dental care- it has the potential to redefine your experience at the dentist.

Laser dentistry means Academy Dental can treat issues such as bleeding gums and tartar build-up with laser-like precision, literally.  Procedures done with laser dentistry are often less invasive and less painful, and because of this there is a reduced need for local anesthetics, so your mouth doesn’t have to be numb for hours after your appointment anymore!

There is no need for incisions or stitches either, which speeds up healing time when it comes to soft tissue surgery such as gum therapy and contouring, and also when treating canker and cold sores. Bleeding is also minimized, and the rate of infection afterwards is lower due to the laser cauterizing the tissue as it operates.  

Laser dentistry has a wide range of applications, including:

    • Periodontal Therapy: accurate treatment of gum disease and faster recovery time
    • Desensitivity Treatment: to reduce sensitivity to temperature, especially cold
    • Cosmetic Reshaping and Contouring of the Gums: making a more appealing smile by reducing ‘gumminess’
    • Cold Sore Treatment: through removal of small growths that may appear on the gums and lips

With four convenient locations to serve you, book an appointment today and experience the Academy Dental difference.


How Regular Dental Visits Can Change Your Life

How Regular Dental Visits Can Change Your Life

How Regular Dental Visits Can Change Your Life

vancouver dentist checkup cleaningYou can save money by attending regular dental visits at Academy Dental in Victoria to treat small oral health issues before they become bigger, more expensive ones. Regular cleaning and checkup appointments are typically covered by dental insurance copay. Getting regular dental checkups and cleanings can keep your mouth at its healthiest state.

With a healthy mouth, you can enjoy your favorite foods and drinks without pain when biting or chewing. Also, enjoying the occasional starchy or sugary snack is less likely to affect the state of your teeth and gums when you’re getting regular, professional oral health services such as dental checkups from your dentist, and dental cleanings from the hygienists at Academy Dental.

You can learn the best brushing and flossing techniques to prevent tooth loss, decay and gum disease. Technique, not merely the acts of brushing and flossing alone, counts for a lot in the proper maintenance of teeth and gums. A poor technique can mean an ineffective reduction of plaque, making it more difficult to avoid serious gum disease. Excess plaque is likely to lead to red, swollen, bleeding gums (gingivitis) which sets the stage for periodontal problems. At Academy Dental, during your regular dental visits, we help coach you in proper flossing and brushing techniques for the sake of your good oral health.

You can reduce serious health risks such as oral cancer, heart attack and stroke. Studies are increasingly showing the links between cardiovascular disease and poor oral hygiene. Regular dental visits can help you stay on top of any potential risks. Our dentists checks carefully for any decay warning signs during your checkups to help you avoid serious gum disease. At Academy Dental, we do screenings for oral cancer, which if left untreated, is one of the most fatal cancers. By making sure to attend your appointments with Our dentists regularly, you can do the right thing for your health. 

You can be a great role model for your children or your partner. By consistently getting regular dental check ups[link] and cleanings, you’re setting a good example for your children and/or partner. Being a good role model isn’t about putting off regular dental visits, but actually going to cleanings and check up appointments. Being a doer not just a talker may help other members of your family take your lead. At Academy Dental in Victoria, we encourage good oral heath for all patients and their families.