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Dental and Maxillofacial Prosthetics

Our expertise includes surgical and non-surgical management of oral and maxillofacial diseases and disorders, maxillofacial rehabilitation and dental care for the medically complex patients who cannot safely access care in a community dental practice.  The department provides essential dental services for patients of a number of HSN’s strategic programs, most notably the Shirley & Jim Fielding Northeast Cancer Centre.

We are registered vendors for the assistive devices program and the oral maxillofacial rehabilitation program.

  • Oral medicine services for patients with oral mucosal conditions and biopsy service to patients of the community as referred by their family physician or dentist.
  • Undiagnosed patients with suspected malignant mucosal or osseous diseases.
  • Patients requiring dental care prior to receiving head or neck radiation treatment.
  • Patients receiving chemotherapy that may compromise the immune system.
  • Patients receiving intravenous drugs that could alter bone healing, such as bisphosphonates or anti-angiogenesis drugs.
  • Pre-surgical patients with tumors that may require surgical splints, obturators, speech bulbs, palatal-lift prostheses or mandibular extension prostheses.
  • Patients requiring a second opinion or those whose physician, dentist or allied health care professional may need advice or help with treatment planning.
  • Our prosthetics team provides care and service to people requiring prosthetics after oral or facial surgery or before undergoing head or neck radiation.
  • The Clinic has a comprehensive imaging unit with small field of view (FOV) cone beam CT,, intraoral, extraoral, and panoramic radiography units.

Oral Medicine Program

Oral Maxillofacial Prosthetics Program

Dental Oncology Program

Clinical Tobacco Intervention Program

HSNRI Dental Research

Hospital Dentistry

Hospital-based dentistry is, in reality, the intersection of medicine and dentistry. We work collaboratively in team-based models with medical/surgical colleagues to provide critical support for trauma, cancer, cardiac, transplant and many other strategic programs of our hospitals.

Key populations include patients with special needs living with caregivers or in a group home, long term care residents with degenerative neurological and/or neuromuscular conditions, patients in palliative care, pts planned for cardiac surgery or transplant and patients admitted for psychiatric care and for vulnerable populations, that examination and treatment requires management under sedation or general anesthesia.


Contact Us

Health Sciences North
Ramsey Lake Health Centre
Shirley & Jim Fielding Northeast Cancer Centre
41 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, Ontario, P3E 5J1

Phone: 705-523-7334 (24 hours on-call service)

Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm