Your oral health is Dr. Hermina’s number-one priority. Since 2009, she has been instrumental in helping more Midtown Toronto residents find their smiles at Art of Smile Dentistry.
Meet Dr. Hermina Battaglin
Dr. Hermina is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry. She has completed courses focused on implant and cosmetic dentistry, and is certified in Invisalign® in Toronto, NV Microlaser therapy, Nitrous oxide sedation, and Zoom teeth whitening. When deciding where to practise, she chose Midtown Toronto because of the patient dynamic in the area, it’s a community where people feel happy, and it’s her home.
At every visit, Dr. Hermina does everything she can to ensure patient comfort. She wants you to look forward to coming to her practice … and she absolutely loves seeing how patients’ faces light up after treatment.
Outside The Office
Dr. Hermina enjoys spending time with her husband Claudio and their children, Francesca and Cristian. They have a dog named Pepe. She loves to cook for friends and play tennis.
Dr. Nicole is committed to giving you gentle, anxiety-free dentistry in a Midtown practice with a welcoming atmosphere.
Meet Dr. Nicole Johnson
Dr. Nicole has a patient-first dental philosophy. Many patients come in with hesitation, and she and her staff go above and beyond to make each visit as pleasant as possible. Dr. Nicole achieved her doctorate at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. As far as dental services go, she enjoys provides both Family and Cosmetic dentistry but really loves helping patients with fillings, root canals, and crowns.
When you become Dr. Nicole’s patient, her mission is to make your visit something you look forward to. Her favourite aspect of dentistry is being able to help alleviate pain and make it possible for patients to relax.
Outside The Office
In her free time, Dr. Nicole is an avid karaoke singer and enjoys playing billiards. She married her husband Garrett in August 2018 at The Old Mill in Toronto (where she serenaded him with Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love!”). She has a beagle named Indie and … two tarantulas! Dr. Nicole grew up in Arizona but has lived in Toronto since 2016.
Scheduling your smile care
Naturally, all our patients are different. As a result, we schedule your checkups based on what keeps your smile at its best. We need to see you often enough to diagnose and treat any problems and to take preventive action. That’s usually once every three to six months.
If you brush and floss regularly and you don’t have any tooth troubles, you may be tempted to bypass your next appointment. Please don’t! The reason is simple – only a dentist is trained to spot potential problems and to provide the right treatment.
A regular professional checkup includes a screening for unusual or small problems that might become big ones! This covers the early warning signs for gum disease, infections, faulty restorations, and oral cancer. We may even be able to fix some small problems right away!
The checkup will most likely include a thorough cleaning to remove tartar buildup and provides an opportunity for us to stay in touch and to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Taking good care of your teeth and gums should be a habit. So, if you think you need a checkup, give us a call. We’ll be happy to let you know if you’re overdue. And remember … regular dental appointments are a good long-term investment in your health.
Ask your hygienist
We practice what we preach. In fact, proof of our commitment to optimal preventive oral health care can be seen in our wonderful hygienists who are licensed primary oral health care professionals. Their goal is to help you to achieve and maintain optimal oral health through diagnostic assessment, prevention, and education. Here’s how your hygienist develops your personalized dental hygiene plan of care based on your needs.
Assessment – Reviewing your medical and dental history. Examining your teeth for decay, visually and with radiographs. Examining your gum tissue.
Assessing your biting, chewing, and swallowing patterns. Evaluating your dental readiness for procedures including cosmetic smile enhancements. And, reassessing your overall treatment.
Prevention – Screening for oral cancer with clinical measurements, radiographs, and other assessment methods. Applying fluoride and sealants. Cleaning and scaling teeth to remove plaque, tartar, and surface stains.
Education – Instruction about brushing and flossing. Counseling about diet and lifestyle and their relationship to oral health. Explanation of dental treatments, orthodontics, periodontal therapy, and cosmetic procedures.
Your hygienist is always happy to answer questions about your personalized plan of care which is imperative to your oral health. After all, proper home care including brushing, flossing, and healthy eating are a crucial part of preventive dentistry. So, make sure to ask even a seemingly unimportant question. You may be surprised how important it really is!