Important COVID-19 Update

Our office is REOPENING on June 4, 2020

A staff member will be in the office STARTING ON JUNE 1, 2020 Monday to Friday from 9AM to 1PM to assist you with any concerns and to book your appointment. Your dental office experience will be somewhat different from the days before the pandemic. We will guide you through this to make sure that everyone stays safe and healthy. Please check the FAQ/ COVID section of our website or talk to a member of our team.

Stay healthy and hope to see you soon!

News + Events

Santa Claus and His Reindeer Will Return to VDC in 2020
Santa and Comet the Reindeer had a great visit on November 22nd, 2019. Kids, both young and young at heart, took free photos with Santa and Comet and enjoyed cookies and hot chocolate. Village Dental Centre elves raffled off prizes and gave out goodie bags. We look forward to the Big Guy and Comet's return in 2020!

Extended Hours
Village Dental Centre is open every Friday from 8 AM to 1 PM (public holidays excepted) to better serve your dental needs. As always, we continue to offer late evening appointments on Mondays.

VDC's 6th Annual Summer BBQ
VDC's 6th Annual Summer BBQ will have to wait until 2021! We would have loved to celebrate summer with hotdogs, burgers, cold drinks and live steel drum music but COVID-19 changed everybody’s plans. Stay healthy and we’ll make it up to you at our 2021 event.

Village Dental Centre is a Proud Sponsor of Lakefield Minor League Hockey
Village Dental Centre proudly supports Lakefield Minor League Hockey. For game time and schedules, please visit lakefieldminorhockey.ca.
Lakefield Minor Hockey
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Our Services

Village Dental Centre offers comprehensive dental care for all ages, including children as young as 6 months. We offer late evening and Friday appointments.

  • Check-ups, teeth cleanings, cancer screenings and preventive care.
  • Esthetic dentistry such as tooth whitening and veneers.
  • Restorative dentistry including fillings, crowns and bridges.
  • Implant dentistry.
  • Root canals, laser dentistry and gum surgery.
  • Oral surgery including wisdom teeth, multiple and difficult extractions, and cancer testing.
  • Oral surgery with sedation.
  • Denturist on site (Peterborough Paget Denture Clinic) to make and repair your partial or full dentures.
  • We speak English, Spanish, Ukraine, Arabic & Russian.
For your convenience, Village Dental Centre accepts direct payment from your insurance company. Third party financing is available.

Our Providers

Dr. Maria Lit

Dr. Maria Lit has been practicing at the Village Dental Centre since 2007. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Toronto in 2002. She also holds a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Toronto. She completed a General Dentistry Residency at the St.Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT and an Implant Residency at the University of Toronto. Dr. Lit has two small children. She is addicted to murder mysteries and enjoys jam making and gardening.

Dr. Maha Albetawi

Dr. Maha Albetawi joined our practice in November 2018 after relocating from Sudbury. She received her dental degree in 2003 from the Jordan University of Science and Technology. In 2007, she obtained a Master’s Degree in Endodontics. She practiced in Jordan and UAE and worked as an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Western Ontario. Since moving to Canada, Dr. Maha has worked as a general dentist but she remains passionate about Endodontics (root canals). She has 3 children and enjoys spending time with her family and creating delicious desserts.

Dr. Brian Kumer

Dr. Brian Kumer graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto in 1984. He is a general practitioner who focuses on wisdom teeth removal, complicated extractions and dental implant placement. He has completed many continuing education courses with emphasis on extractions and implant surgery. He is a graduate of the Gide institute, a high-level implant training centre based in Santa Monica California. Dr. Kumer has two daughters, loves to travel and recently got married. He has travelled to Israel and the Philippines doing volunteer dentistry. Dr. Kumer recently reached his lifelong goals of climbing to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and the “Trek to Everest Base Camp”.

Dr. Kumer is also certified for the administration of Intravenous Conscious Sedation and works closely with an anesthesiologist for the administration of General Anesthesia. Dr. Kumer is passionate about his career. He loves his work and looks forward each day to helping his patients reach their desired dental goals.

Paget Denture Clinic

Wayne Paget earned his Diploma of Denturism from the George Brown College in 1997. Together with his wife Kim, he built a thriving practice, Paget Denture Clinic, in Peterborough, ON. He opened a satellite clinic in association with the Village Dental Centre in 2002. In 2015, Wayne received his license to practice Denturism in Nunavut and he has just completed his first adventure to Cape Dorset and Kimmirut making dentures for the Northern communities. Wayne was on the board of the Denturist Association of Ontario and has held the position of the Chairman of Education. He is an accomplished photographer and a keen fisherman. Paget Denture Clinic
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Village Dental Centre

57 Queen Street (P.O. Box 10), Lakefield, Ontario K0L 2H0

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705-652-6604

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Frequently Asked Questions

To ensure health and safety of all of our patients and staff, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the Ontario Dental Association have mandated stringent reopening guidelines. There will be noticeable changes to your dental office experience for the duration of the pandemic emergency.
  • Our staff members will prescreen you for COVID-19 exposure over the phone prior to the appointment.
  • When you come to the appointment, DO NOT bring any additional family members. If you are accompanying an infirm person or a minor, expect to wear a face mask and goggles in the office.
  • Stay in the car or outside until your assigned appointment time. We schedule you at a particular time for a reason. It may be your general health, the nature of the procedure that is to be done or factors related to other patients of the day. You cannot just drop by. We cannot “fit you in”. Do not be late.
  • Wear a face mask or face covering to the office. Do not take it off until we indicate so. Please maintain social distancing. Please disinfect your hands when you arrive and before you leave.
  • A staff member will help you with the check-in process. We will fill or we will get you to fill a COVID-19 screening form. We may measure your temperature. If we encounter problems, we may have to rebook you.
  • Prior to starting any work that involves aerosol generation, you will have to rinse your mouth with a 1% solution of hydrogen peroxide for 60 seconds.
  • We will do enhanced frequent cleanings of all public areas. You may notice new equipment in our operatories – we are adding a sophisticated air filtration system to enhance safety of our patients.
  • If you develop symptoms or are diagnosed with COVID within 14 days of your appointment, please contact our office immediately.
Stay safe and healthy!
We have abundant parking located at the back of the building. The entrance to the office is also at the back of the building. There is a designated spot for persons with disabilities and an accessibility ramp to ensure barrier-free access to our facilities.
Please click Here for more information about your first visit.
Our general dentists accept assignment of benefits at patient’s request. Our specialist requires full payment on the day of service. If we accept assignment on behalf of the patient, we require any outstanding balances not paid by the insurance to be paid out in full on the day of service.
Ideal teeth cleaning frequency has been shown to vary from person to person by multiple medical studies. How often your teeth need to be cleaned depends on the extent and severity of gum disease as well as your overall health and habits. For example, smokers and diabetics are more susceptible to gum disease and need to have teeth cleanings more often. If you have severe gum disease, more frequent cleanings are important to keep levels of disease-causing bacteria low and prevent them from doing more damage.

Cleaning frequency in your insurance guide is an arbitrary number picked by the insurance company. It does not taking into account your dental health. You may need teeth cleanings more or less often than stated in your policy. It is our duty to inform you of what would be your ideal cleaning frequency. It is your decision and responsibility to follow through with the recommendations.
We provide dental treatment in a relaxed and pleasant professional environment. If needed, we can further put you at ease using nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral medication. Our oral surgeon offers additional sedation services appropriate for the surgical work.

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