At Lighthouse Dental Care, I will always strive to provide modern, state of the art dentistry in a compassionate, caring manner. Getting to know our patients over the years has led to many, many long term relationships.
It is not just about providing pain-free dentistry, but doing so in such a way as to transform apprehensive patients into happy ones! I can truly say that I and my team will always provide you with the best possible dental care.
Dr. Zietsma received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1980. Upon graduating, he was the recipient of several awards, including the Gold Medal, the Senior Award in Oral Surgery, Senior Award in Pediatric Dentistry and the R.C.D.S. award in Oral Biology.
He is married with 3 children and enjoys hiking, skiing, cycling and spending quality time with his family.
Fillings-White - We routinely use tooth coloured fillings that are mercury-free and are bonded to the tooth structure to ensure a complete seal.
Hygiene Services - Dental hygiene is a very important part of keeping a healthy smile. Our hygienists, are specially trained in the prevention of gum disease and dental cavities. We re-educate patients how to make the best use of toothbrushes, dental floss and inter-dental brushes.
Children’s dental care - We pride ourselves on creating lifelong dental fans! Our approach is a positive and gentle one, involving the child, the family and the dental team. We create a supportive and fun environment to foster your child's life long dental health.
We discuss, explain, demonstrate and teach; never lecture. Humor, patience and a great sense of fun are our biggest tools.
Teeth extractions including wisdom teeth - Wisdom teeth are extracted for two general reasons: either the wisdom teeth have already become impacted, or the wisdom teeth could potentially become problematic if not extracted. Potential problems caused by the presence of properly grown-in wisdom teeth include infections caused by food particles easily trapped in the jaw area behind the wisdom teeth where regular brushing and flossing is difficult and ineffective. Such infections may be frequent, and cause considerable pain and medical danger. Another reason to have a wisdom tooth removed is if the tooth has grown in improperly, causing the tongue to brush up against it. If you have questions or concerns about your wisdom teeth, call us today!
Root canal therapy - The term ‘root canal’ commonly describes the dental treatment of removing a tooth’s pulp, disinfecting the inside of the tooth, and then filling the tooth with restorative material. However, a root canal is actually a chamber inside your tooth where the pulp tissue resides. The treatment is more correctly referred to as root canal therapy, or endodontic therapy
Crowns and bridges - A crown is a dental restoration that replaces the outer surface of your tooth with ceramic material and/or gold. It is commonly used to restore a tooth when it is too damaged to support a filling, inlay or onlay. Cerec crowns and onlays are completed in one visit.
A dental crown will strengthen your tooth, improve its colour and restore it to an ideal shape to help your bite and smile!
Spa whitening - Your smile is the first thing that people notice when they meet you. Having a brighter, whiter smile leaves a better impression and will greatly improve how you feel about yourself!
We can help brighten your smile with teeth whitening that will:
Nitrous sedation and oral sedation - Oral sedation is a safe and effective option for patients with high and debilitating dental anxiety which interferes with their obtaining necessary dental care. Anxiety may have many different causes; unpleasant previous experiences, strong gag reflexes, difficulty with freezing, fear of needles/drills, or heightened sensitivity to sounds or smells.
Digital xrays – Greatly reduced radiation.
We also Offer Intra Oral Cameras and Oral Cancer screening