What sets us apart
We have a truly holistic, thus global, approach: our treatment includes a consideration of the health and lifestyle of every person we treat. We don’t just repair a tooth. We use only biocompatible and aesthetic materials, and we inform and educate each patient in order to empower him or her to maintain or improve his/her overall health. Our attention to detail and commitment to excellence enables us to undertake each and every treatment as a work of art.
Everything is linked
At Global Dental Art we pay careful attention to the link between a patient’s oral health and his or her overall circumstances. An example here is the causal relationship between dental hypersensitivity and an acid imbalance in the body. This might be due to: lack of sleep; lack of exercise; a period of stress accompanied by teeth clenching; lack of minerals; the consumption of refined foods, and so on. Rather than simply treating the sensitive teeth, our overall approach may include suggestions for some key lifestyle improvements, in order to eradicate the problem at its source.
We also use and recommend select oral hygiene products for our patients, such as toothpastes and polishes, mouthwashes and breath fresheners, with only natural ingredients
Dr. Carl Benoit
Dr Benoit graduated from the University of Montreal in 1984. He has been focused on a holistic approach to patient care from the outset of his practice. He participates regularly in a variety of conferences and courses, in order to keep his knowledge of general and holistic dentistry up to date. Dr Benoit is a well-known public speaker in the field of adhesive and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Franck Hugbéké
Dr Franck Hugbéké completed his PhD in Surgical Dentistry in 1995 at the Claude Bernard University in Lyon (France). His personal journey lead him to question official dogmas and start practicing holistic dentistry. He believes that each patient should be treated as an individual and oral health is a reflection of overall health. Dr Franck Hugbéké works with a network of health care professionals who share his beliefs and are dedicated to finding individual and long-term solutions for you. Prevention is key and is as important to him as excellent quality dental care, since patients are required to play an active role in their treatment.
Dr Franck Hugbéké has an excellent sense of humor and enjoys running as well as many other outdoor activities.
Anna – Administrator
Anna Santoro is our office administrator. She graduated in 2012 and has a Concordia University Degree in Human Resources.
She has been working in the dental field since 1984 and with Dr. Benoit since 2001. Anna’s contagious smile, motivation and determination, are an essential part of your experience with us. She can communicate with you in both official languages and in her mother tongue, Italian.
She is passionate about her jogging, physical training and outdoor activities.
Anna is a futuristic thinker and is always on the forefront when it comes to progress and moving the practice forward. She remains a great inspiration to our team, always keeping it up to date with the latest technologies, skills and trends.
Nancy – Secretary
Nancy is friendly and always eager to offer you the best welcome possible.
In addition, she will recognize you for sure during your visit at the office. Nancy is an extremely patient person and you can be certain she will take the necessary time to find the right answer for you! Given a mandate she will be sure to carry it out.
During her free time Nancy enjoys antiquing, spending time with her friends and family. Always eager to participate in numerous trainings.
Manon – Dental Hygienist
Manon graduated from CEGEP St Hyacinthe in 1980 she offers us years of professional experience along with a knowledge she has been keeping up to date with continuing education eversince.
A true team player, she is always there to help her team members excel.
Manon is greatly appreciated by her patients. You can always rely on her excellent treatment and recommendations, and also her sense of humor combined with unparalleled professionalism.
Sabrina – Dental Hygienist
Sabrina graduated from College de Maisonneuve in 2009 as a dental hygienist. She is dedicated to meeting your needs and providing you with the best care possible.
Her concern is your well-being (she is very meticulous and always takes your well-being to heart).
During her free time Sabrina enjoys reading up on all the latest natural products, foods, essential oils and spending time with her dog Goku!
Vicky – Dental Assistant
Vicky graduated from « l’École des Métiers des Faubourgs de Montréal ». She is extremely professional, attentive and proactive.
She is smiling, passionate and always ready to lend a helping hand. Vicky is a great asset to help her team and help improve the client services! She is very considerate to our patients’ needs and caring.
She is also definitely a living proof that a healthy diet and physical training can have amazing results. Her energy is a motivation for all of us!
Maria – Dental assistant
Maria graduated at CDI College in 2015 and prior to that she had a degree in nutrition.
She enjoys keeping up to date with the latest technologies and adapts easily. She is very good at taking care of the patients and explaining the treatments to them, which she can do in French, English and Spanish too.
During her free time Maria enjoys her new born baby girl, reading, cooking and playing field hockey.
Nadia – Nurse
With a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, Nadia is a great asset in contributing to our professional approach when greeting patients for PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin) preparation.
Her radiant smile along with her great expertise and her caring manner are always reassuring to you.
Very athletic and knowledgeable about nutrition, Nadia is an inspiration to us all with her determination, her achievements and her ongoing desire to always learn and excel .
Your initial appointment will consist of a complete evaluation. We strongly believe that excellent dental treatment is an immediate reflection of a complete, thorough and detailed exam. Our goal with this appointment is to collect all the information needed to help you, satisfy your needs and establish the proper diagnostic. We will start by providing you with a medical questionnaire to fill out. We will then take time to discuss your situation (desires, preoccupations, requests, sensitivity…).
A series of Digital X-rays including a panoramic x-ray will then be taken. The X-rays are crucial because they help detect problems that cannot be diagnosed by simply looking in the mouth. We will examine your soft and hard tissues and evaluate the bite and articulation joints. A detailed treatment plan will be prepared. If necessary, depending on the extensiveness of your treatment, we will schedule a second visit to present you with your treatment plan and discuss the different options.
Why should I come to your office?
A: Because you derserve the best!
Why should I have my mercury fillings replaced?
A: Mercury is a potent neuro-toxic. It is more toxic than cadmium, lead or arsenic. Get rid of it!
Why should I have my mercury fillings removed with the Safety Protocol?
A: You want this poison out of your mouth. Don’t let the procedure expose your body even more to it!
Why is a night guard going to be beneficial to me?
A: The night guard is made to protect your teeth from wearing off or breaking, to prevent receding gums, to relax muscular tension and pain associated to it and to protect your TMJ ( temporo mandibular joint ) Without the stress on teeth , patients will also experiment often less sensitivity to cold or chewing.
Why do I have frequent headaches?
A: Headaches could be related to many things but quite often to clenching, grinding or TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) problem. If it is the case, we can help for sure!
Why not use toothpaste with Fluoride?
A: Fluoride is a toxic and does not work despite the manufacturers’ claim. Knowing that what goes in your mouth is absorbed by the fine mucosa into your body even if you don’t swallow it, you should choose a toothpaste that contains only good natural ingredients.
There is fluoride in water where I live. Should I be concerned?
A: Fluoride is a toxic and does not work as preventative measure against decay formation. Please drink from a better source!
Do the whitening products destroy my enamel?
A: Absolutely not but the whitening can temporarily bring more sensitivity to your teeth and your gums. We can help minimising those temporary side effects with our recommendations and soothing products.
How long will it last?
A: That will vary depending on your enamel’s thickness and your diet; cigarettes and certain drinks like coffee, tea, red wine may stain and it may be necessary to do touch ups every 3, 4 or 6 months to maintain optimal results. Since you already have your customized trays, you only have to buy the product now which is a fraction of the initial cost.
What is the length of the bleaching treatment?
A: Chair side bleaching is recommended if you want to jump start the procedure and will take about 90 minutes. The home bleaching must be continued after for better results for 7 to 10 days exposing your teeth with the peroxide gel in the trays 30 to 60 minutes a day.
Will the results be effective and positive in all cases?
A: No, teeth that are yellow will bleach much better than those that are grey in shade. These teeth may require longer periods of bleaching to obtain the same result. Tetracycline stained teeth will not respond the same way to the procedure. The initial color of the tooth is also a determining factor.
Are electric tooth brushes the way to go?
A: If you gave a good technique and good results with an ordinary toothbrush you don’t need to go electric but in many cases we find that the patient can achieve better results with them.
Do you accept direct payment from my insurance?
A: We will be more than glad to prepare a dental form for your dental provider each time you visit us but you will be solely responsible to pay our professional fees.
What are my payment options?
A: We understand your desire for a beautiful and healthy smile. Our commitment includes helping our patients to achieve their goals. Our team takes the time to help you understand priorities and will discuss different options to achieve your short and long term goal.
Do you accept New Patients?
A: Yes we gladly accept new patients. Call us for all the information regarding the first appointment and the related costs or send us your information here.