At our office, we have an exceptional group of people to assist in the delivery of your dental care. You can expect a professional team that will listen to your questions and concerns and keep you informed of your treatment progress. They are committed to the work they do and it shows in their quality of care and attention to details.
Every member of our team has been carefully trained to serve and care for you through participation in continuing education courses. This keeps us informed about the latest advancements in dentistry.
Dr. Paul Cameron
Dr. Paul Cameron was born and raised in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He attended St. F.X. University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology in 1985. He then attended Dalhousie University, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (D.D.S) in 1989. Dr. Cameron was chosen to give his class Valedictorian address at his graduation.Immediately following graduation, Dr. Cameron began practicing dentistry in Antigonish, In 1996, Dr. Cameron opened his own practice, where he is still practicing at his current address at 257 Main Street. Dr. Cameron strongly believes in community involvement and has been actively involved within the provincial and national dental associations.
President of St. Martha's Hospital Foundation
Chair of St. Ninian's Parish Council
Coached in the Antigonish Minor Hockey and Baseball associations
Dr. Cameron has sat on, and chaired, numerous committees for both his provincial and national professional associations.
Dr. Cameron served as the President of the Nova Scotia Dental Association (NSDA) from 2008-2009.
Dr. Cameron has sat as a National Member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) from 2012-2016.
Dr. Cameron was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the CDA in 2010 for his contributions nationally to organized dentistry.
In 2010, Dr. Cameron was awarded an Honorary Fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Academy (PFA). The PFA is an International Honour Dental Association, its mission is to consistently focus on professionalism, integrity, and ethics worldwide, in the advancement of dentistry to the highest level.
In 2012, Dr. Cameron was awarded an Honorary Fellowship in the International College of Dentists. The International College of Dentists (ICD) is the oldest and largest international honorary dental organization. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and is granted in recognition of a dentist's "outstanding professional achievement, meritorious service and dedication to the continued progress or dentistry for the benefit of humankind".
In 2016, at a ceremony in Ottawa, Dr. Cameron was awarded the prestigious “Award of Merit” from the Canadian Dental Association. The Award of Merit recognizes an individual who has served in an outstanding capacity in the governing or service of CDA over a sustained period of time or who has made similar outstanding contributions to the dental profession, the dental community or the oral health of Canadians and/or society at large
Ann Marie Cameron
Tooth Colored Fillings
Periodontal (Gum) Care
Dentures & Partials
Custom Mouth Guards
There are a number of things you might want to learn about before you visit us. If you have any questions not covered here please contact us so we can help remove any unknowns.
BEFORE YOU VISIT
Please bring a complete list of your current medications, as well as your insurance information, and arrive at the office about 15 minutes early so that we can collect and review your information. All of this information helps us to personalize a treatment plan for you and to communicate effectively with other specialists and insurance companies on your behalf.
Diagnosis and necessary treatment may be explained to you during your first visit or during your second visit, depending on the complexity of the required treatment. Service is our priority.
We respect your time and we make every effort to remain on schedule. Unfortunately, emergencies can arise which can throw our schedule off. We apologize for any unforeseen inconveniences. If you are unable to keep your dental appointment, please notify us immediately. Someone else can benefit from that appointment time.
Cancellations without 24 hours notice will be subject to a cancellation fee.
YOUR FIRST VISIT
As a general dentist’s office, your initial dental examination will include an exam of the teeth, gums, and surrounding tissues plus an oral cancer exam and any necessary x-rays. Such x-rays allow us to discover developing tumors, cysts, painless abscesses and the surprisingly high percentage of decay otherwise not visible to the naked eye.
OUR X-RAY SYSTEM
Dr. Cameron has recently upgraded his dental x-ray system to the latest most up to date digital radiography available, the Schick 33 Digital Diagnostic System by Sirona. This state of the art, “Next Generation” system allows Dr. Cameron and his staff to get the best quality diagnostic radiographic information possible, as well as provide to their patients an invaluable excellent dental educational tool.
This is all done with the added bonus of knowing that with this system our patients are being exposed to much less radiation then traditional x-ray systems. We are very proud of our state of the art machines, computers, and techniques for providing excellence in patient care while minimizing health and environmental concerns to our patients.
CHILDERN'S DENTAL VISITS
A lot of parents ask us , “When is the best time to bring my child for their 1st dental visit?” We strongly recommend you bring your infant for their first dental visit; “by age 1 , or within 6 months of the eruption of their first tooth” This is based on recommendations from the Canadian Dental Association, and the Chief of Paediatric Dentistry at the IWK Children’s Hospital. Seeing an infant at 1 year old, gives the parent and the dentist an excellent opportunity to discover any issues at a very early stage and to have a healthy discussion on proper oral health care, including nutrition and home care.
The greatest reward from these early visits is to see the infant with their new parents get onto the right path to oral health at a young age. After the 1st visit at age 1, we encourage the next visit be when the infant is between 3 and 3 1/2 years of age. We genuinely love treating young patients at our office, it is often the funnest part of our day!
We have a great deal of experience working with young children, as such we would like to offer a few suggestions to ease a young child’s first visit.
We recommend seeing them early in the day, when they are least tired or frustrated
We advise that the parents treat the dental appointment like a common, every day experience (like going grocery shopping or going to the library). Over educating the child on medical matters generally seems to make the child more anxious. If the event is regarded as a “normal” event, anxiety should not creep into their young mind and subsequently they should enjoy a lifetime of happy dental visits
After the initial visit, Dr. Cameron prefers to see children independent of their parents. “Your child will be capable in the hands of my assistant and myself.” Our philosophy here is both the children and the dentist can give their individual attention to each other without having to worry about outside influences. The ability for your child to be independent in the dental chair will build your child’s self esteem and sense of accomplishment. They will be unbelievably proud of themselves. This will greatly enhance future dental visits. We enjoy children in our practice and like to see them leave with a positive experience.
Contact Us Today!
We are conveniently located at 257 Main Street, Suite 2 on the second level of the Bergengren Credit Union Building (elevators are available).
Dr. Paul Cameron Family Dentistry Inc.
257 Main St., Suite 2
Antigonish, NS B2G 2C1
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GUIDELINES FOR OUR DENTAL OFFICE
We would like to inform our patients that our clinic will reopen on Monday, June 15th. We are busy getting our office ready to ensure the utmost safety to our staff and patients. . We will be prioritizing and scheduling emergency patients first but we will contact all patients who missed appointments during our closure. We ask that you be patient as we work through these first few days and weeks.
We have always been stringent on infection control and we will continue to take all the steps necessary to ensure everyone’s safety. When you book an appointment and walk into our office you will notice the
We will ask you a series of questions both when you make your appointment and then again when you arrive at our office. We will also take your temperature.
We have installed plexiglass at our front desk.
We have spaced chairs in our waiting room to allow for social distancing
Our dentists, hygienists and assistants will all be wearing proper protective equipment, that has been recommended and approved by The Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia.
We have installed hand sanitizing stations throughout our clinic.
Unfortunately, there will be no reading material or any toys available in the waiting room to entertain yourself or your children, while you are waiting.
To aid in protecting our staff and patients, we ask that you do the following:
Please do not come to the office if you have any flu-like symptoms.
We will no be able to see any “Walk in Emergencies”, all patients will have had to called and scheduled an appointment and have gone through our pre-screening process
If possible, to limit the use of our public washroom, please use the washroom before you come to the clinic.
Please call us when you arrive in the parking lot and remain in your car (if at all possible) until we call you in. If for some reason your call cannot get through due to our reception team being so busy ... please just come up to the office , but no more then 10 minutes prior to your appointment.
Before you enter our office and/or touch the door handle , please use the hand sanitizer that will be provided and located immediately outside the office door to your left.
Please come into the office by yourself—only children and patients who require assistance can be accompanied, by one caretaker only.
We ask that all patients please bring a mask with them , and wear one while in the reception area
Due to our staff wearing extra PPE’s, we will need to keep our air conditioning on at all times. Please dress accordingly.
We will be asking patients, immediately prior to their treatment, that they do a pre rinse with a 1% Hydrogen Peroxide mouth rinse ( which we will provide), this has been shown to be very effective in greatly reducing the viral load and thus greatly decreasing the virus spreading. This has been advised by the Provincial Dental Board of N.S., based on the best current medical evidence at this time.
Again, we ask for your patience as we work together to keep everyone safe.
We look forward to seeing your smiles!