About Our Dental Office - Mississauga, ON

Complete Dental Care for Your Family

Family Dental Care has been serving the families in Mississauga for over 30 years and are grateful for the trust and loyalty of our patients. Naturally, all of our doctors and team members feel it is their civic duty to give back to the communities we serve. We proudly support: Ronald McDonald House Charities Mississauga, Trillium Health Partners Foundation, Mississauga Food Bank, Operation Smile Canada, and Oral Cancer Foundation.

Our dental office welcomes patients of all hours and takes advantage of the latest technology to diagnose and prevent problems. We always make a point of keeping our patients as the focus; from check in to check out, you’ll be treated with fully personalized care and compassion. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

Co-Diagnosis Approach to Dental Treatment

With the developments of digital technology and imaging, it has become possible to share oral health findings and strategize treatment plans between dentists and their patients. The digital age has allowed for the visualization of concerns that before could not be detected in the mirror or during routine examinations. This not only helps patients stay up-to-date in every aspect of their treatment but allows patients to remain well-informed and confident in making proactive decisions about their oral health.

Below we will discuss the many benefits of taking a co-diagnostic approach to your dental health care. 

The Co-Diagnosis Concept

Although co-diagnosis sounds like a new concept, it is a traditional idea. Co-diagnosis refers to the idea that the patient is involved in the entire process of developing their personalized treatment plan. And so, dental professionals are sitting alongside patients, showing them their conditions and mutually discussing their options for a successful and accurate solution.

The Advantages of a Co-Diagnostic Approach to Dental Care 

In this modern era, involving patients in the process of their care is both beneficial and essential. There is true value in the co-diagnostic examination where patients see what their dentist sees, feels confident in their care with open and honest discussions and are enabled to feel fully engaged in their treatment. 

Some other vital benefits to a co-diagnostic approach may include:

  • Establishing a strong connection through trust- with just about any relationship in life, communication is key! It is vital for dentists and patients to establish a personal connection built on understanding and trust. Implementing an environment where patients feel comfortable and confident significantly improves treatment for both patient and doctor. 
  • Recognizing possible apprehensions- it is not uncommon for most patients to experience some form of dental fear or anxiety. Having your dental professional understand the root of your apprehensions will help them isolate the problem and ensure they tailor your customized treatment accordingly. 
  • Comparing their condition to normal- having your dentist briefly explain what they consider to be an optimal environment for oral health and using that to evaluate your current dental state can help pave a strong strategy for your co-diagnostic exam. With tools such as intraoral cameras, dentists can show patients firsthand comparable examples for a better understanding. 
  • Educating them about treatment- taking the time to approach an individual’s treatment with a co-diagnostic tactic can help further educate them on exactly why the solution is necessary. Your dental professional can discuss the potential benefits of having the concern addressed as well as the consequences of leaving things untreated.