Dr. Nabil Ouatik DMD, MSc, FRCD(C) Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Nabil Ouatik received his DMD at the University of Montréal in 2005. He completed a residency and MSc in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Montréal and Sainte-Justine Hospital in 2008. In 2009, he completed a Fellowship at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
He is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is also a part time clinical lecturer at the Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University.
Dr. Ouatik is the only Pediatric Dentist in the city of Cornwall, ON and practices pediatric dentistry both in Cornwall, ON as well as Ottawa, ON.
What is Pediatric Dentistry?
Pediatric dentists promote the dental health of children as well as serve as educational resources for parents. It is recommended by the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that a dental visit should occur within six months after the presence of the first tooth or by a child’s first birthday. The AAPD has said that it is important to establish a comprehensive and accessible ongoing relationship between the dentist and patient – referring to this as the patient’s “dental home”. This is because early oral examination aids in the detection of the early stages of tooth decay. Early detection is essential to maintain oral health, modify aberrant habits, and treat as needed and as simply as possible. Additionally, parents are given a program of preventative home care (brushing/flossing/fluorides), a caries risk assessment, information on finger, thumb, and pacifier habits, advice on preventing injuries to the mouth and teeth of children, diet counseling, and information on growth and development.
What types of treatment can a Pediatric Dentist provide?
We provide comprehensive oral health care that includes, but is not limited to the following:
• Infant oral health exams – these include risk assessment for caries (dental decay) for mother and child
• Preventive dental care – including cleanings and fluoride treatments and varnishes, as well as nutritional and diet recommendations
• Habit counselling – pacifier and thumb sucking for example
• Restorative treatments for dental decay or defects – fillings, stainless steel crowns, zirconia (cosmetic white) crowns, etc.
• Management of conditions including long and thick frenulae (such as tongue ties and lip ties) which can impede infants from breastfeeding as well as difficulties with speech in the future.
• Care of dental injuries – fractured, displaced or “knocked-out” teeth
We have the ability to offer General Anesthesia services within our clinic in order to treat complex cases that were previously only treated in hospitals.