Polar Dental Centres is committed to protecting individual privacy on the Internet.
Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act
Personal information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a physical address, financial information and opinions expressed by an individual. As defined, "personal information" means information about an identifiable individual, but does not include the name, title or business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization.
This policy explains how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us to assist you in making informed decisions when using our services.
When we collect personal information from you should be aware:
Polar Dental Centres will not sell or distribute your personal information to third parties, unless specifically authorized by you or as required by law. Polar Dental Centres meets the obligations imposed by PIPEDA with respect to the collection, use and/or disclosure of personal information by taking the following steps:
For general inquiries about privacy legislation and policies in the private sector, you may contact:
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
112 Kent Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1H3
Telephone: 1 (613) 995-8210
Toll-free: 1 800 282-1376
Fax: 1 (613) 947-6850
Like many other websites, our Polar Dental Centres website uses an Internet tool called a "cookie". Cookies are small bits of data that we send to your computer to track visitor activity on our site. This information is used to help us develop content that responds to the interests of our site visitors.
Links to External Websites
Polar Dental Centre's website may provide links to other websites that we believe provide relevant information, but we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these websites.
Polar Dental Centres is the owner of all intellectual properties displayed on our websites; and has the exclusive right to use these copyrighted designs. We consider all our intellectual properties to be very important assets of our website and will protect them from unauthorized use by others.
Our governing College, Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) has advised dentists that they strongly recommend that all non-essential and elective dental services should be suspended immediately. Public safety is our number one concern. We need to put our patients’ interests and the safety of the community, first. Ontario has declared a state of emergency, and the Canadian government is strongly urging all Canadians to practice social distancing.
Dental hygiene services in a time of a "pandemic" are not considered emergency or essential services. Our College has advised that we postpone all appointments for Hygiene scaling/cleanings until further notice. We may however, be open for EMERGENCIES. We ask that you call one of our offices to schedule this, and to be pre-screened.
What is the definition of an essential service?
In dentistry, a “true emergency situation” includes oral-facial trauma, significant infection, prolonged bleeding or pain which cannot be managed by over-the-counter medications.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, we are here for you and want to help. Please call our offices to speak with one of our representatives who will be able to screen and advise you accordingly. CONSULTATIONS OVER THE PHONE will be available with the Doctor, if needed.
This strong recommendation to suspend non-essential services, is being followed in interest of the public, our patients and our Team. We all need to act in a socially responsible manner. The College will revisit this recommendation in the first week of April. We will continue to keep you up to date.
Stay safe, and healthy.
Drs. Jim Argyropoulos, Robert Polese, Ari Voudouris & Associates