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Tips for Keeping Teeth Healthy in St. John’s

On this page you will find helpful information about keeping teeth healthy. In St. John’s, Cowan Heights Dental Centre is among the best for not only treating patients but educating them on how to properly care for their teeth. Read the helpful information below to learn more about effective ways to manage your oral health. If you need a teeth cleaning or other dental service, be sure to contact our office to schedule an appointment.

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  • Dr. Derrick Batten
    Mon - Thur: 8:30AM - 4:30PM Fri: 8:30AM - 12:00PM Dr. Batten was born and raised in St. John’s, NL. He graduated from Prince of Wales Collegiate and continued on to Dalhousie University, completing his Doctorate of Dentistry in 1993. He moved back to St. John’s and practiced at a local dental clinic for the next 7 years. In 2000, Dr. Batten along with Dr. Paul Lutz opened Cowan Heights Dental Centre. Dr. Batten is a strong advocate for continuing education. He feels it is the only way to enable him the ability to offer patients the most up-to-date dentistry while providing the highest quality of care. He has completed the Core 1-7 neuromuscular program at the Las Vegas Global Institute, advanced training in CEREC CAD/CAM dentistry and implantology. He utilizes the most current technological equipment, such as chair side ceramics by CEREC, digital impression, noise reducing electric hand pieces and digital x-ray and photos to name a few. Dr. Batten is past president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Association and during that time was a strong supporter of early childhood and parent education as key to prevention of future dental disease. He is also a member of the NLDA, CDA. His philosophy has always been to offer the best treatment in the most efficient and pain free manner possible. Dr. Batten and his wife Jackie still live in St. John’s, and when he's not practicing dentistry, you can find them at their cabin or in hockey rinks near and far supporting their two boys.

Schedule an Appointment

How can we make you smile? Schedule your next oral health exam — call Cowan Heights Dental Centre and ask us about direct insurance billing.

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Regular dental exams and cleanings are essential to your oral health and overall well-being. Contact us today to schedule your next visit.

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Our doctors maintain staggered hours of availability throughout the week in order to meet our patients’ varied scheduling needs.

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By brushing and flossing twice a day you’re doing well to ensure the health of your teeth, but you also need professional examinations.

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