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837 Prospect Street
Fredericton, NB, E3B 5Y4
Welcome to Uptown Dental
Uptown Dental is committed to providing comprehensive family dental care and smile-enhancing dentistry. Our goal is to keep you and your smile looking and feeling their best. We pride ourselves in providing a high level of dental care in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere.
Regardless of how basic or complex your dental needs are, our friendly staff will take care of you. If you have a dental emergency, please call our dental office right away. Our team is able to accommodate you for immediate attention.
What type of Service are you looking for?
“We treat our patients the way we would like to be treated.”
We are open, honest, and transparent when it comes to our patients’ treatment, and we do what is in the patients’ best interest. We inform our patients about the treatment, the risks/benefits and the fees prior to any treatment.
What our patients are saying
Never being a client they were able to fit me in last minute on a Friday afternoon. Bedside manner was fantastic, did not feel rushed. Clean welcoming office. Admin staff and entire team are great!
I was looking for a new dentist in the Fredericton area after my previous dentist retired. I must say, I am completely satisfied with the work I have had done in recent months, including a root canal. Dr. Dvorkin and his staff are friendly, competent and the billing very reasonable. After doing quite a bit of online research, I am so glad I chose Uptown Dental Centre.
What a great clinic! The staff is extremely friendly and professional. Dr. Dvorkin takes the time to answer all of your questions. I called to book an appointment and got in the very next day! I was supposed to come in twice for different things. When I went for my first appointment, they actually squeezed me in so I could have everything done at once and wouldn’t have to come back another day. Talk about good service! Highly recommend this dentist!
From the time my daughter and I walked through the doors at Uptown Dental, to the time we walked out – we had such a great experience! Everyone was so kind and upbeat! The best dentist experience hands down. A big shout out to the Dental Hygienist named Whitney – you were wonderful!
Pairing with Dental Technology to Enhance Your Smile
To provide you with the best care, we have added these new technologies to our office for faster, more efficient treatments that improves your comfort.
Captures digital images of your mouth and teeth without chemical use and 80% less radiation exposure.
Get close-up views of inside your mouth on a monitor to help you make treatment decisions with confidence.
We use the latest technology and equipment to always ensure the highest level of a sterile environment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you accepting new patients?
Yes, Uptown Dental in Fredericton continues to grow and accept new patients. Walk-ins and emergencies are also welcome. Call us to schedule your appointment: (506) 458-9186
Are bleeding gums a sign of a problem?
Bleeding after brushing or flossing can be unsettling. It can also be a sign of an otherwise mostly silent disease – periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a leading cause of tooth loss. It is a build-up of bacteria from plaque and tartar that can inflame or infect gum and bone. Periodontal disease causes deep pockets to form in tissue between the gums and teeth. This sometimes gives the appearance of puffy or receding gums. During dental exams, we routinely examine your gums. There are a number of treatments for bleeding gums and periodontal disease, including removing plaque and tartar below the gum line. These treatments, performed in a dental office, are called scaling and root planing. They allow the gum to heal and become healthy again. We recommend daily brushing and flossing as well as regular checkups and cleanings to help prevent periodontal disease.
Fillings: Silver or white... what's the difference?
Many of us who grew up before the time of fluoridated water have a mouth full of silver fillings. These fillings known as amalgams, have proven to be extremely durable restorations, but they are not very pleasing to the eye.
Fortunately, recent advances in dental materials have made it possible to use tooth coloured filling materials. These materials can be virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth and are used to achieve long lasting and attractive restorations. In our practice, we use tooth coloured materials for almost all the fillings that we place. We even use these materials to replace old amalgam fillings that have started to deteriorate.
Can I replace an old crown that looks unnatural?
Many of our patients have asked us about replacing very old crowns that have deteriorated or crowns that do not blend well with their natural teeth. We will ensure that the shade is matched, and the crown is shaped precisely for a very natural, indistinguishable appearance that is also functional.
What can dental bonding do for my teeth?
Dental bonding is a simple, painless and affordable procedure that has many uses, including the following:
- Repairing chipped or cracked teeth
- Closing spaces between teeth
- Reshaping teeth
- Covering badly stained teeth
Bonding involves the application of a tooth-colored resin. The dentist prepares the tooth for bonding by placing a mild chemical on it to roughen the surface. Using a shade guide, the dentist selects a shade that closely matches your tooth and then mixes and tints the resin. The resin is applied in thin layers and then hardened with an ultraviolet light or laser. The dentist then shapes and polishes the resin to smooth it and give it a natural look.
The procedure usually takes about 30-60 minutes to complete. You can even get several teeth bonded in one visit. No special techniques are needed to care for bonded teeth – just good oral hygiene.
What is today's potential of cosmetic dentistry?
You may have heard a lot about cosmetic dentistry, and for good reason. Cosmetic dentistry holds the promise of a brighter, more attractive smile.
Restoring the beauty of your smile through cosmetic treatments can do wonders for your sense of confidence. We offer a wide range of treatments that can improve the colour of your teeth, repair chips and cracks, and cover dark stains. We can also help with crowded and crooked teeth.
If you have any questions about the appearance of your smile and the possibilities offered by cosmetic dentistry, speak to us today.
What should I do if a tooth is knocked out?
Having a tooth knocked out is one of the most serious dental emergencies. It can be caused by accidental falls, sports-related trauma, fighting, car accidents and even by biting on hard food. However, the damage can be fixed. If you act quickly, there’s a good chance the tooth can be saved.
Immediately contact and get to a dentist right away when a tooth is broken or knocked out. If your dentist can put the tooth back in place within an hour, there’s a good chance that the supporting tissues will reattach and hold the tooth in place.
If you can find the tooth after the accident or injury, bring it with you when you seek medical help. Pick the tooth up by the crown – this is the part of the tooth that you see in the mouth – and avoid touching the root end. Do not wrap the tooth in tissue or gauze or scrub the tooth. This will damage the delicate cells on the root needed to attach the tooth back to the gum. Place the tooth in a cup of milk (or water, if milk is not available) to keep it moist. Remember: get to a dentist as quickly as possible. The chances of saving the knocked-out tooth are much greater if the dentist is seen within an hour.
Is it important to have an Oral Infection treated?
Sometimes the body’s immune system will fight and heal infections on its own, but often it needs some help. When it comes to oral infections such as tooth and gum infections, only your dentist can make that call. This is why it is so important to have infections and abscesses examined by a dentist.
Oral infections are a serious health matter. Symptoms include tooth, gum, and jaw pain, lumps or pus-filled abscesses, and weeping or bleeding gums. Left untreated, they can affect your overall health.
Your dentist can diagnose an infection during an oral examination. They will feel your gums, gently tap your teeth, and take x-rays to determine the extent of the infection and whether it has spread.
If your dentist feels the infection is harmful, or your body is not fighting it effectively, they may prescribe antibiotics. Your dentist will also want to treat the underlying cause of an oral infection to prevent it from reoccurring in the future. Causes may include tooth decay, periodontal, or gum disease, tooth cracks, and weakened fillings.
Don’t ignore the signs of oral infection. Practice good oral hygiene on a daily basis, and have your mouth and teeth examined by a dentist.
Meet Your Dentists
Dr. Sachar Dvorkin
Dr. Sachar Dvorkin was born in the former Soviet Union, now Ukraine, and moved to Germany as a teenager. After high school, he moved to Halifax, NS to continue his education at Dalhousie University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 2004, Bachelor of Advanced Biology in 2005, and Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2009. Since then, he has worked in both Halifax and Fredericton in private practice and at CFB Gagetown as a civilian dentist. In June 2016, he took over Dr. Allison Chisholm’s dental practice.
Dr. Steven Smith
Dr. Steven Smith was born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia. He studied at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he met his wife, Melissa. He graduated from BYU with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Developmental Biology and from the Dalhousie Faculty of Dentistry. He loves spending time with his wife and 3 kids, playing Lego, and going on outings while documenting his family’s adventures through photos and videos. He is an avid BYU Football and Basketball fan, and in his free time, he stays active by playing basketball and soccer.
Monday — 8am to 5pm
Tuesday — 8am to 5pm
Wednesday — 8am to 5pm
Thursday — 8am to 5pm
Friday — 8am to 4:30pm
Saturday — Closed
Sunday — Closed