Category: Dr- Archer

CREST Selects Dr. Natalie Archer as Spokesperson

Dr Archer for CREST Medifacts

Crest Canada, the toothpaste company, picked Toronto dentist Dr Natalie Archer to speak on their behalf in a Buchanon Group Medifacts infomercial promoting their Pro Health toothpaste.

In this Crest Canada sponsored Medifacts clip, Dr. Natalie Archer DDS plays herself, a real life dentist in Toronto, as she breaks down the benefits of incorporating Pro-Health toothpaste with stannous flouride into your oral healthcare routine. Stannous fluoride is a well known anti-bacterial agent that’s clinically proven to protect against gingivitis, plaque and tooth sensitivity, while still providing the trusted cavity protection you expect from Crest toothpaste.  Stannous (from Latin stannum, ‘tin’) flouride is a chemical compound with the formula SnF2.
stanous flouride in toothpaste

Buchanon Group, makers of ‘Brand Power’, ‘MediFacts’ and ‘InfoTalk’ are leading producers of infomercials in Canada and around the world.  .

Buchanon’s 2014 Aspirin Medifacts Video Went Viral

Buchanon’s Medifacts video series has been around for a decade or more now.  Their most famous video was shot in late 2014 when the ASPIRIN 81mg brand from Bayer received approval from Health Canada to claim it may help save a life in the event of a heart attack.  The approved claim was, “If you think you’re having a heart attack, call 9-1-1 and chew 2 ASPIRIN 81mg”. So they made a Medifacts video to tell the nation. And it worked.

In the following two years, consumer testimonials were received thanking the brand for sharing this message and for helping to save the life of loved ones. Consumers also relayed that when paramedics arrived on scene, they often asked if the patient had taken ASPIRIN.

Archer Dental Little Italy Launches During the 2018 Taste of Little Italy Street Festival

a mariachi band rehearses in front of Archer Dental Little Italy

Last Friday night was a very special evening for everyone at Archer Dental as we officially launched our new location at 564 College Street.  Archer Dental Little Italy was born in a blaze of Italian pizza, prosecco and Paparazzi photos!  The dentists, dental hygienists, our dental office administrators (plus their families and friends) and several other notable guests all gathered on site to raise a glass to the future.

Joanne, Natalie, Adrianna, Vanessa at Little Italy Launch Party

This was a VIP, invite-only affair. Outside the office was red carpet with silver stanchions and red velvet ropes.  Nothing says exclusive event like ten feet of bright red carpet.  Our formal Launch Party even had a burly bouncer checking RSVP invites at the door.

The red carpet attracted past and present Archer Dental patients from across the city. People who were not on the official RSVP list, but who could prove they were friends of Archer Dental were allowed to enter and join in the celebrations.

VIP guests asking for invtes RSVP

Early in the evening, we had a stream of media mavens, bloggers and lifelong patients.  In the picture below, you can see that the Taste of Little Italy street festival is just getting underway outside as Christina Paruag of FemEvolve health and wellness magazine prepares to chat with Dr Natalie Archer.

Christina Paruag - FemEvolve magazine

Amico’s Pizza catered the food, twice; they served Italian meatballs and their signature deluxe pizzas.  The first load appeared at seven o’clock and was followed by another delivery at eight.

Archer Dental Launch Party - spicy Italian meatballs

Below is Dr Grant Yiu with Dr Natalie Archer and some of the extended staff and service providers. Our youngest guest is also pictured here as Grant’s daughter, Mia, stayed up well past her bed time!  Archer Dental Little Italy is a family friendly practice with a focus on kids; read about our Shoot the Tooth archery game booth held during the 2018 Taste of Little Italy street festival.

Archer Dental admin

We love kids.  Archer Dental Little Italy is located near two busy schools: Clinton Street Junior Public School at 460 Manning Ave teaches Kindergarten to Grade 6, and St Francis Assisi Catholic School is located at 80 Clinton Street and is also Kindergarten to Grade Eight. We hope families will find and use our newest location on College Street.

A Mariachi Exclamation Mark Ended the Evening

Around nine pm, a fully costumed and properly equipped mariachi band showed up and serenaded guests with classics, “Cielito Lindo”, “Guantanamera”, “Mexico Lindo Y Querido” and “Cuando, Cuando, Cuando”; they were the real deal, and so it was a terrific surprise when guests learned that one of the troubadours is an Archer Dental staff member!

Mariachi band plays at Archer Dental Little Italy launch Party during Taste of Little Italy

Everyone was dancing and enjoying the upbeat musical stylings of the mariachi band.

Dental Hygienists at Archer Dental Little Italy Launch

The mariachi entertained our guests for twenty minutes as the perfect end to an already incredible night.

Marachi band at Archer Dental little Italy

Come visit us anytime at Archer Dental Little Italy, 564 College St, and keep your eyes open for our anniversary party during next year’s Taste of Little Italy festival.

Innovation in dentistry

doctor works with patient in the dentist office

Innovative and evidence-based dentistry is the hallmark of Archer Dental.Both offices have amazing technology, which includes operating microscopes, intra-oral cameras, and a digital panoramic dental x-ray machine in the Rosedale clinic. At the Runnymede clinic, dental chairs float on a cushion of air so that they can be moved anywhere in the operatory. The Runnymede clinic also has continuous oxygen available to simplify treatment of elderly patients with medical comorbidities. Archer Dental use the latest materials, techniques, and protocols, and treatment is provided by highly trained and experienced staff, including an expert in pediatric dentistry and an expert in oral surgery. In addition, temporomandibular disorder treatment and Botox® are available.


Comfortable Dentistry

Archer Dental focuses on providing patients with a comfortable experience. At the  Rosedale clinic, which specializes in family dentistry, the concept of comfort is evident in the soothing  spa-like atmosphere and amenities. Patients are greeted by a cheerful staff member who takes their  coats and provides a hot towel. The waiting room features a wall of water-filled glass bubbles, which  creates a tranquil ambience. Treatment rooms are equipped with flat-screen television so that patients  can watch TV during their appointments. Both clinics are child friendly—they are equipped with treasure  boxes, from which children can select their own treasure after their appointment. At the Runnymede  clinic, which also provides family dentistry but specializes in geriatric dentistry, the entire experience is  made easy and comfortable for patients by providing an all-access space for seniors, especially those  with mobility problems.

Natalie Archer was voted Best Dentist 2013 by NOW Magazine and has been nominated again.

What’s happening with the D.E.A.R Project…

Dental Elder Abuse Response (D.E.A.R.) ProjectThe response from D.E.A.R has been amazing. We have received inquiries from and worked with organizations across Canada and the United States including the New York Centre Elder Abuse Centre and the International Association of Caregivers. The program is the first of its kind in the world.  Currently, we are in the process of producing a webinar on seniors’ dental issues and D.E.A.R to continue to reach people abroad. We have also delivered several community workshops on dental advance care planning across Toronto and disseminated educational tools to help people create an advance care plan.  An important part of promoting dental health in seniors is ensuring that they make record their wishes in their wills or advance care plans. To learn more about advance care planning, download the advanced care guide from the Province of Ontario.

D.E.A.R Project! How can you help?

The Dental Elder Abuse Response (D.E.A.R.) Project is a joint pilot project of Archer Dental (West Toronto), the Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL), and the National Initiative for Care of the Elderly (Dental Theme Team). D.E.A.R. is funded through a small community-based grant from the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) – Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).

This project is creating the first materials in Canada which link dentists, caregivers and older adults together on issues of abuse and neglect. Working with dentists, hygienists, seniors, caregivers and community organizations, the D.E.A.R. Project is “Taking the Bite out of Elder Abuse”. Its senior peer-trained workshops, online videos, helpful brochures and checklists provide practical, evidence-based and expert hands-on material to recognize and prevent dental elder abuse and neglect.  These materials also help to start the conversation about advance care planning related to dental issues. The content and tools we developed are designed to help caregivers take an active role in promoting the dental health of the seniors that they care for.  We are seeing that this simple idea is having a BIG impact.  Many caregivers just did not know how to brush another person’s teeth effectively and now can learn online through D.E.A.R.

How can you help? 

  • Become a peer-trainer, watch our short online videos, schedule a workshop, and download our free brochures and checklists!
  • Become a member of the NICE Network’s Dental Theme Team
  • Join us on social media for project updates and share your ideas


D.E.A.R. (Dental Elder Abuse Response) Project

Did you know that as we age our dental health becomes even more important and yet many older adults suffer terrible abuse and neglect related to oral hygiene?

Poor or neglected oral health can be a form of elder abuse and it is a serious issue. Dental elder abuse can cause pain, suffering and illness for the older person. It can even lead to cases of preventable death.

Our D.E.A.R Project is really “taking a bite out of dental elder abuse”.  The media attention through Best Dentist Toronto was very important to our work in raising awareness of elder abuse and neglect from a dental perspective.

We held a launch event for D.E.A.R in early 2014 which delivered our message to key community networks.  Media, prominent politicians, and health stakeholders participated including Peggy Nash, MP Parkdale – High Park; Cheri DiNovo, MPP Parkdale – High Park; Dr. Daniel Haas, Dean at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry; and Martin Chartier, the Assistant Chief Dental Officer of Canada.  The event received lots of attention and coverage.