Dr. Diane M. Bird has been practicing general dentistry for sixteen years. She and her staff of trained certified dental assistants (CDAs) and hygienists offer a variety of services designed to meet the oral health care needs of your whole family. Whether you need a routine check-up or cleaning, repair work, or a cosmetic dental procedure designed to enhance the look of your smile, you’ll be in good hands with Dr. Diane and her expert staff.
Our Vancouver BC office is open Tuesday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 am and 4:00 pm to provide you with comprehensive dental health care services. Below you’ll find a summary of some of the most common services Dr. Diane provides her patients. If you need a procedure that you don’t see on this list, don’t hesitate to call. If we can’t perform the service ourselves, we’ll refer you to someone who can.
Preventative dentistry consists of dental services intended to either prevent tooth decay and oral disease altogether or diagnose it as early as possible in order to prevent further damage or deterioration. Although patients are responsible for performing regular preventative procedures at home, your dentist is the only one who can remove calculus from your teeth, diagnose cavities and other dental health problems, and prescribe a method of treatment if necessary. That’s why regular dental check-ups are an absolute necessity in order for preventative dentistry to be effective. Dr. Diane and her staff take great pride in protecting your smile by providing the following preventative dentistry services:
- Routine cleanings including the removal of any built-up plaque, tartar, and calculus from the teeth
- Complete examination of the teeth and gums
- Routine oral cancer screenings*
- Fluoride treatments
- Patient education to promote proper brushing and flossing as well as information about nutrition and habits that may be posing a threat to their oral health
- Routine x-rays to evaluate bone health and diagnosis of potential abscess, cavities, or hidden teeth (such as those just coming in or wisdom teeth)
- Pediatric dental examinations
*Oral cancer makes up approximately 3% of all cancers and can be a highly aggressive form of cancer. Oral cancer screenings like the ones we provide for all new patients can diagnose these cancers early and greatly increase the chance of survival.
Restorative dentistry consists of dental procedures designed to correct dental problems and/or reverse the process of tooth decay. Preventative dentistry and restorative dentistry go hand in hand since it’s impossible to correct a problem that has yet to be diagnosed. While one is no more important than the other, restorative dentistry is essential because it can literally help save your teeth by preventing tooth loss. Dr. Diane’s practice provides the following restorative dental services to the patients who need them:
- Root canals
- Straumann dental implants
- Imtec mini implants
- Partial dentures
- Soft tissue laser treatments
We also provide oral sedation during the above procedures when necessary to help our patients avoid any unnecessary discomfort. Nowadays, going to the dentist doesn’t have to be painful!
Cosmetic dentistry is the area of dentistry that focuses on the aesthetic, or superficial, aspects of a person’s teeth such as the color or alignment.
Dr. Diane knows firsthand the importance of a healthy and beautiful smile. A pearly white smile can promote your self-esteem and help give you the confidence you need to succeed in every area of your life. Dr. Diane and her staff embrace the opportunity to help their patients look and feel better by providing specialized teeth-whitening treatments. A teeth-bleaching treatment can help you restore the youthfulness of your smile, dramatically enhance your appearance, and potentially transform your life!
- Competitive prices
- Convenient appointments
- Personalized examinations
- A friendly and knowledgeable staff
- A cheerful, family-like environment
All of the above services are provided with the expertise only a seasoned dentist can provide. Don’t trust your oral health care with just anyone—choose a practice with kind, experienced practitioners who have your best interests at heart. Choose us!
Call Dr. Diane at (604) 736-7373
#202-2732 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC