The importance of early dental health

I’ve recently had a number of patients and friends asking me the question “When do we first bring our child in to see you?” The answer is surprising to a lot of parents – for many years, the stock answer was 3 years old. The problem with that is a kid can already be in a lot of trouble with lots of cavities by the Read More →

Pink Shirt Day

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The team at the Aarm Dental Group on Beach Avenue on Pink Shirt Day! Stand up against bullying. http://www.pinkshirtday.ca/

Beautiful day

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Gorgeous day in Vancouver! What a lovely place to have lunch, just outside of the office at the Aarm Dental Group on Beach Avenue.

The mouth in balance: cavities

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  What exactly are cavities? Tooth decay is one of the most common diseases throughout the world, and something that almost everyone has to deal with at one point in their life. They’ve been with us for a long time – over a million years ago, our distant ancestors Australopithecus suffered from cavities, and the incidence of tooth decay increased with the introduction of agriculture Read More →

Opening Promotions!

It’s official! I’m now working at the Aarm Dental Group on Beach Avenue and excited to be building my base of clients! To that end, we’re offering a few opening promotions. As we build our social media presence, I’d like to invite you to like me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DrGeoffreyDice). Go to Facebook and like me by the end of March to be entered for a draw Read More →

The history of ethical practice

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Ethical practice. What does it mean? Where does the idea come from? Where are we heading? In dentistry, ethics play a central role to how we as practitioners treat our clients. Rooted in history, the practice of ethical healthcare is one which is seeing a new importance in the modern world. In the east, many of the early famous ethicists were in the Buddhist tradition, Read More →

Why I RUN4HOPE

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This May 5, I’m running a half-marathon in the BMO Vancouver Marathon as a RUN4HOPE participant. I chose KidSafe as my charity of choice because I’ve been consistently impressed by the work that KidSafe does. KidSafe is a local Vancouver charity that provides nurturing safe havens to 450 vulnerable, referred inner-city children each year. They provide 34,800 nutritious meals, and 121,800 hours of free developmental programming, safe Read More →

A little something on pregnancy and preventative dentistry

In general, being proactive beats being reactive. Earlier intervention is more effective than treatment. Being proactive is usually cheaper and works better than reacting to a problem that has already developed. The same goes for our children as much as anything else: research has shown just how important the early years are in a child’s development and flourishing. For example, we know that children who Read More →

Client-centered dentistry

In today’s world, the relationship between dentists and our patients has shifted significantly – and, I believe that it needs to continue to change and adapt to the reality of the modern era. We need to advance the trend of empowering individuals to make decisions about their own health. Traditionally, power was held by the doctor, and patients accepted treatment decisions made by that doctor; Read More →

So many reasons to love Vancouver

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I moved to Vancouver about 6 months ago and since I’ve moved here, I’ve grown to love it quite quickly. I live very close to Granville Island and I’m spoiled to be able to buy groceries at the public market or go for runs around False Creek. Granville Island is a unique shopping district and working neighbourhood, and the area around False Creek is a Read More →