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Dr. Ian Boyd
#101 – 9840 Fifth St
Sidney, BC   V8L 2X3
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“If you want to be successful in a particular field of endeavour, I think perseverance is one of the key qualities. It’s very important that you find something that you care about, that you have a deep passion for, because you’re going to have to devote a lot of your life to it.”
- George Lucas

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."
- Aristotle

"Fine Dentistry is a work of love. We didn’t launch into this project just with the idea of making money."
- Dr. Ian Boyd

"Your mouth is the ultimate accessory."
- Dr. Ian Boyd

"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution. It represents the wise choice of many alternatives."
- William A. Foster

"You will never go wrong when you select quality."
- Dr. Ian Boyd

If you think you can or cannot . . .you are probably right.

“We have the ability to change people’s lives. Their eyes and smiles are two of the most important aspects of their appearance.”
- Anonymous

Through years of helping people improve their smiles, Dr. Boyd has developed a good understanding of the importance of a great smile and how people feel when the smile is less than ideal.

Precision care and attention to detail take time."

“These days, most dentist’s chairs go up and down, don’t they? The one I was in went back and forwards. I thought, “This is unusual”. And then the dentist said to me “OK Mr. Vine – time to get out of the filing cabinet”.
- Tim Vine

“Be true to your teeth and they won’t be false to you.”
- Soupy Sales

"I am as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth."
- Anonymous

 

 

 

Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Post-Orthodontic Care
...After your teeth are thoroughly cleaned, another set of X-rays and/or bite impressions may be taken to check how well your braces worked and to see how much your wisdom teeth have developed...

Thumb & Finger Appliances
... Getting and Using a Habit Appliance If your child could benefit from a habit appliance, the first step is to get a thorough examination, which may include taking x-rays, photographs and dental impressions...

Fillings
...The first step is a clinical exam of the tooth with x-rays, to determine the extent of the decay...

Space Maintainers
...A child will wear a space maintainer until x-rays reveal that the tooth underneath is ready to erupt naturally...

Periodontal (Gum) Disease
...And the health of your tooth-supporting bone can be assessed by taking dental radiographs (x-rays pictures)...

Oral Diagnosis and Biopsies
...If needed, additional tests or diagnostic imaging (X-rays or other methods) may be used to aid in diagnosis...

Wisdom Teeth
...After a thorough examination and diagnostic tests such as x-rays or a CT scan, you may be told that you should have your wisdom teeth extracted...

Tooth Pain
... The only sure way to know what's causing tooth pain is to see a dentist, who will ask detailed questions about what you're feeling and perform diagnostic tests, such as x-rays, to try and identify the exact source of the pain...

Traumatic Dental Injuries
...A careful examination of the mouth (plus x-rays if needed) should reveal the extent of the damage, and indicate what restorative treatments are likely to be required...

Preventive Dentistry
... X-Rays...

Cone Beam CT Imaging
In the early 20th Century, not long after X-rays were discovered, medical professionals recognized their value as diagnostic tools: They could clearly reveal structures hidden inside the body without the need for risky surgery...

Digital X-Rays
...There is no question that since x-rays first became available a century ago, this diagnostic tool has prevented untold suffering and saved countless teeth...

Laser Decay Diagnosis
...As a result, tooth decay can be difficult to find, even with the use of traditional x-rays...

Dental Implants FAQs
... There's a good chance that you are, but this can only be determined after a complete oral examination that includes x-rays of your jaws...

Cracked Teeth
...While the tiniest craze lines don't show up on X-rays, they can often be detected by feel (using a small instrument called an explorer), by having you close down on a “bite stick,” or by using special dye stains or high-magnification instruments...

Root Canal Retreatment
...After a period of time, you may experience pain in the affected tooth again — or, even if you have no symptoms, x-rays may reveal that infection is still present near the tooth's roots...

Root Canal Surgery (Apicoectomy)
... Before an apicoectomy procedure, diagnostic images (such as X-rays) of the affected tooth and surrounding bone, a careful review of your medical history including medications you take (both prescription and non-prescription), and other factors are reviewed...

Root Canal Treatment for Children
...When these symptoms occur, radiographs (x-rays) are often necessary to confirm that the pulp is diseased, or dying...

Whitening Traumatized Teeth
...This is readily revealed by radiographs (x-rays) or other tests...

Oral Surgery
... What to expect Before your oral surgery is performed, x-rays will often be taken to aid in diagnosis and treatment planning...

Technology
... Digital X-Rays...

Technology
... DenOptix is our digital x-ray system that reduces the amount of radiation you receive by over 80% compared to traditional x-rays...

Cleanings and Prevention
... Regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays are all part of an effective prevention program...

Cosmetic Dentistry
...for any sign of decay or old age and we may recommend x-rays so that we can see inside and between your teeth...

Orthodontics
... Back to Top How We Diagnose Orthodontic Problems Problems with teeth and jaw alignment are identified using a number of tests, including: Dental X-rays both inside and outside the mouth Photographs both inside and outside the mouth Duplicate your bite in stone casts using impression materials Back to Top Initial Planning Once the problems are diagnosed, we create a step-by-step corrective plan...

Dental Glossary
... Digital X-rays A computer technology whereby radiographs are seen immediately after exposure on the computer screen...

FAQ
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions How safe are dental X-rays...

Patient Education
...You will find information ranging from what causes bad breath to how to read x-rays to oral cancer...

Chemo and Your Mouth
... Take x-rays...

Dental X Rays
Dental X-Rays - Radiographs What is a Dental X-Ray...

How to Read X Rays
How to Read X-rays Dental x-rays enable us to see inside a tooth...

3i Dental Implants
...We will want to evaluate you carefully with an examination and x-rays and will make specific recommendations to you about the best treatment to replace your missing teeth...

Ankylos C/X Implants
...We will want to evaluate you carefully with an examination and x-rays and will make specific recommendations to you about the best treatment to replace your missing teeth...

ClearCorrect
...Once we establish ClearCorrect as the right treatment option for you, we will take impressions, photos, and x-rays of your teeth that ClearCorrect will use in manufacturing your custom aligners...

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
...It uses x-ray technology to obtain cross sectional images that are much more detailed than regular x-rays...

DenOptix Digital X Rays
DenOptix™ Digital X-Rays Our practice is committed to bringing the safest and highest quality of care to our patients...

DEXIS Digital X Rays
DEXIS® Digital X-Rays Our practice is committed to bringing the safest and highest quality of care to our patients...

DIAGNOdent
...Further, it requires no x-rays, so our staff doesn't have to spend valuable patient care time in the darkroom...

Gendex Digital X-Ray
...Using the state-of-the-art Gendex system enables us to provide greatly improved diagnostic capabilities to our patients while significantly lessening their exposure to radiation by up to 80 percent over the old film X-rays...

Kodak Digital X Rays
...Using the state-of-the-art Kodak system enables us to provide greatly improved diagnostic capabilities to our patients while significantly lessening their exposure to radiation by up to 80 percent over the old film X-rays...

Lightyear Digital X Ray System
...Using the state-of-the-art Lightyear system enables us to provide greatly improved diagnostic capabilities to our patients while significantly lessening their exposure to radiation by up to 80 percent over the old film X-rays...

ScanX Digital X Ray
...Using the state-of-the-art ScanX system enables us to provide greatly improved diagnostic capabilities to our patients while significantly lessening their exposure to radiation by up to 80 percent over the old film X-rays...

Schick Digital X Ray
...The state-of-the-art Schick system enables us to provide greatly improved diagnostic capabilities to our patients while significantly lessening their exposure to radiation by up to 80 percent over the old film X-rays...

Soredex Cranex D Panoramic X-ray
... A panoramic x-ray allows the dental practitioner to view the parts of the mouth that are difficult to see in traditional or even digital x-rays...

XDR Digital X Ray
...The state-of-the-art XDR system enables us to provide greatly improved diagnostic capabilities to our patients while significantly lessening their exposure to radiation by up to 80 percent over the old film X-rays...

Implants
...In straightforward cases, simple dental x-rays are usually sufficient to examine the bone...

Cleanings and Prevention
... Regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays are all part of an effective prevention program...

ClearCorrect
...Once we establish ClearCorrect as the right treatment option for you, we will take impressions, photos, and x-rays of your teeth that ClearCorrect will use in manufacturing your custom aligners...

Orthodontic Glossary
... Digital X-rays A computer technology whereby radiographs are seen immediately after exposure on the computer screen...

Root Canal Gallery
...An annual exam with x-rays is the only way to monitor the prognosis of the tooth...

Questions or Comments?
We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about our services.

(250) 656-7553