For over 25 years, Dr. Danielle Jobb, and our team have provided gentle, patient-centered care. At Springfield Dental Centre, we focus on you. Your comfort, concerns, and goals are important to all of us. We want to help you attain and keep a healthy, attractive smile, one you’ll love for a lifetime.
We understand that visiting the dentist can be stressful. We’re here to support and encourage you, offering care in a safe and welcoming environment. Today’s dentistry allows us to provide treatments that are effective, efficient, and painless. We’ll always explain what we’re going to do during your visit, answer your questions, and ensure you’re comfortable.
Dr. Jobb and our team members will spend a lot of time educating you. It’s important you understand your unique dental health and the steps you can take to keep it in great shape. We’ll emphasize preventive care, to keep your mouth healthy. We also concentrate on conservative treatments that will give you the strongest results for your smile
There are 2 parts to a regular dental visit – check up, or examination and the cleaning, or oral prophylaxis.
At the dental check up your dental professional will check for cavities. X-rays might be taken to detect cavities between your teeth. The exam will also include a check for plaque and tartar on your teeth. Plaque is a clear, sticky layer of bacteria. If it is not removed, it can harden and become tartar. You cannot remove tartar with brushing and flossing. If plaque and tartar build up on your teeth, they can cause oral diseases.
Next, your gums will be checked. This will be done with a special tool to measure the depth of the spaces between your teeth and gums. With healthy gums, the spaces are shallow. When people have gum disease, the spaces may become deeper.
The check-up should also include a careful examination of your tongue, throat, face, head, and neck. This is to look for any signs of trouble - swelling, redness, or possible signs of cancer
Over time, bacteria in the mouth can turn into plaque and then harden into tartar, which wears down the teeth and gums and leads to tooth decay and cavities. Tartar needs to be removed by a dental professional to ensure that the tooth enamel isn’t damaged. Our team of dental hygienists use modern techniques to carefully and gently remove tartar deposits from the teeth. By the time you leave the dental chair, your teeth will feel smooth, look shiny, and be less likely to develop cavities in the future.
Other benefits to coming in for your regular cleaning and check up include:
Early detection of oral health problems
Prevention of gum disease
Prevention of tooth decay and tooth loss
Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings, may include gold, porcelain, or composite. Newer dental fillings include ceramic and plastic compounds that mimic the appearance of natural teeth. These compounds, often called composite resins, are typically used on the front teeth where a natural appearance is important. There are two different kinds of fillings: direct and indirect. Direct fillings are fillings placed into a prepared cavity in a single visit. Indirect fillings generally require two or more visits. These fillings include inlays, and veneers fabricated with ceramics or composites.
A bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite.
A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. Your bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support.
The success of any bridge depends on its foundation — the other teeth, gums, or bone to which it is attached. Therefore, it’s very important to keep your existing teeth, gums, and jaw healthy and strong.
Crowns are a restorative procedure used to improve your tooth’s shape or to strengthen a tooth. Crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or have portions destroyed by tooth decay.
A crown is a “cap” cemented onto an existing tooth that usually covers the portion of your tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth’s new outer surface. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Porcelain crowns are most often preferred because they mimic the translucency of natural teeth and are very strong.
Crowns or onlays (partial crowns) are needed when there is insufficient tooth strength remaining to hold a filling. Unlike fillings, which apply the restorative material directly into your mouth, a crown is fabricated away from your mouth. Your crown is created in a lab from your unique tooth impression, which allows a dental laboratory technician to examine all aspects of your bite and jaw movements. Your crown is then sculpted just for you so that your bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown is placed.
There are times when it is necessary to remove a tooth. Sometimes a baby tooth has misshapen or long roots that prevent it from falling out as it should, and the tooth must be removed to make way for the permanent tooth to erupt. At other times, a tooth may have so much decay that it puts the surrounding teeth at risk of decay, so your doctor may recommend removal and replacement with a bridge or implant. Infection, orthodontic correction, or problems with a wisdom tooth can also require removal of a tooth.
When it is determined that a tooth needs to be removed, your dentist may extract the tooth during a regular checkup or may request another visit for this procedure. The root of each tooth is encased within your jawbone in a “tooth socket,” and your tooth is held in that socket by a ligament. In order to extract a tooth, your dentist must expand the socket and separate the tooth from the ligament holding it in place. While this procedure is typically very quick, it is important to share with your doctor any concerns or preferences for sedation.
Once a tooth has been removed, neighboring teeth may shift, causing problems with chewing or with your jaw joint function. To avoid these complications, your dentist may recommend that you replace the extracted tooth.
If you are missing teeth, it is crucial to replace them. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can destabilize your bite and cause you discomfort. When teeth are missing, your mouth can shift and even cause your face to look older. Implants are a great way to replace your missing teeth, and if properly maintained, can last a lifetime!
An implant is a new tooth made of metal and porcelain that looks just like your natural tooth. It’s composed of two main parts: one part is the titanium implant body that takes the place of the missing root, and the second part is the tooth-colored crown that is cemented on top of the implant. With implant treatment, you can smile confidently knowing no one will ever suspect you have a replacement tooth.
In addition to tooth replacement, implants may be used to anchor dentures, especially lower dentures that tend to shift when you talk or chew. For patients with removable partial dentures, implants can replace missing teeth so you have a more natural-looking smile.
In the past, if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve, you'd probably lose that tooth. Today, with a special dental procedure called “root canal treatment,” your tooth can be saved. When a tooth is cracked or has a deep cavity, bacteria can enter the pulp tissue and germs can cause an infection inside the tooth. If left untreated, an abscess may form. If the infected tissue is not removed, pain and swelling can result. This can not only injure your jawbones, but it is also detrimental to your overall health.
Root canal treatment involves one to three visits. During treatment, your general dentist or endodontist (a dentist who specializes in problems with the nerves of the teeth) removes the affected tissue. Next, the interior of the tooth will be cleaned and sealed. Finally, the tooth is filled with a dental composite. If your tooth has extensive decay, your doctor may suggest placing a crown to strengthen and protect the tooth from breaking. As long as you continue to care for your teeth and gums with regular brushing, flossing, and checkups, your restored tooth can last a lifetime.
Wisdom teeth are types of molars found in the very back of your mouth. They usually appear in the late teens or early twenties, but may become impacted (fail to erupt) due to lack of room in the jaw or angle of entry. When a wisdom tooth is impacted, it may need to be removed. If it is not removed, you may develop gum tenderness, swelling, or even severe pain. Impacted wisdom teeth that are partially or fully erupted tend to be quite difficult to clean and are susceptible to tooth decay, recurring infections, and even gum disease.
Wisdom teeth are typically removed in the late teens or early twenties because there is a greater chance that the teeth's roots have not fully formed and the bone surrounding the teeth is less dense. These two factors can make extraction easier as well as shorten the recovery time.
In order to remove a wisdom tooth, your dentist first needs to numb the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic. Since the impacted tooth may still be under the gums and imbedded in your jaw bone, your dentist will need to remove a portion of the covering bone to extract the tooth. In order to minimize the amount of bone that is removed with the tooth, your dentist will often “section” your wisdom tooth so that each piece can be removed through a small opening in the bone. Once your wisdom teeth have been extracted, the healing process begins. Depending on the degree of difficulty related to the extraction, healing time varies. Your dentist will share with you what to expect and provide instructions for a comfortable, efficient healing process.
For your convenience, we are excited to have Dr. Shaun Corbett in our office once a month to provide these services for our patients.
If you often wake up with jaw pain, earaches, or headaches, or if you find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth, you may have a common condition called “bruxism.” Many people do not even know that they grind their teeth, as it often occurs when one is sleeping. If not corrected, bruxism can lead to broken teeth, cracked teeth, or even tooth loss.
There is an easy, non-invasive treatment for bruxism: nightguards. Nightguards are an easy way to prevent the wear and damage that teeth-grinding causes over time. Custom-made by your dentist from soft material to fit your teeth, a nightguard is inserted over your top or bottom arch and prevents contact with the opposing teeth.
Dr. Danielle Jobb
Dr. Danielle Jobb was raised on her parent’s grain farm in Dufresne, MB. She graduated from Springfield Collegiate in Oakbank. Then she attended the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry, where she was awarded her Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD), in 1995. Following graduation, Dr. Jobb worked as a dental associate in Winnipeg before opening her dental practice in Oakbank in the fall of 1996.
Dr. Jobb has taught dental studies in the restorative department at the University; she has also served as a mentor for students in the dental program. She is a member of the Seattle Study Club, the Winnipeg Endodontic Study Group, and the Manitoba Prosthodontic Study Club.
Dr. Jobb is a past president of the Winnipeg Dental Society and is a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. She has also served on various committees of the Manitoba Dental Association, including Economics, Communication, and the annual Convention. Dr. Jobb is the past president of the University of Manitoba Dental Alumni Association.
When she’s not caring for her patients, Dr. Jobb is always with her family. She is the proud wife of her husband, Brendan, and a very proud hockey mom to her children Paige and Pierce. In her free time, she can be found at the rink or like many moms, driving her children to their various extracurricular activities. Dr. Jobb enjoys exercising, running and loves travelling with her family.
Dr. Shaun Corbett
Dr. Shaun Corbett grew up in Winnipeg and graduated from the University of Manitoba earning his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry in 2015. Upon graduating he received the Martin Nevile Award for demonstrating a high level of care and judgement in the treatment of pediatric patients and an award for Outstanding achievement in operative dentistry.
From 2015-2016 Shaun was selected and completed a general practice residency at the Health Science Centre. A program that focuses on treating special needs patients, patients with multiple medical comorbidities and furthering his skills in oral surgery. The program also certified him in various sedation modalities including intravenous and nitrous sedation.
Shaun likes to spend time giving back to the community. In 2015 he travelled to Lima Peru to provide dental care to under privileged patients. He has worked with Special Olympics Manitoba as well as the organization Oral Health Total Health to raise awareness for oral health care in patients with special needs.
In his spare time, Shaun enjoys spending time at the family cottage, participating in fishing, snowmobiling and water sports. During the winter Shaun plays recreational hockey and watching the Winnipeg Jets.
Dental F & Q
I've been going to Springfield Dental Centre for 20 years now and I can't remember a single bad experience. All the employees are so nice and helpful and do such a great job. I don't think I can say enough about the quality of dentist and person that Dr. Jobb is. She does an amazing job everytime and always has a smile on her face. I live in Winnipeg now but the drive to Oakbank is always worth it. Great Job Springfield Dental Centre!! Here is to the next 20 years !!
I have been a patient at the Springfield Dental Centre for about 18 years now. In all of that time I can honestly say that I have NEVER had a bad experience there. The staff are always extremley professional and courteous and they all go out of their way to make my visit pleasant. Dr. Jobb is always straight forward, not looking to have me spend money on things that I don't require. She is professional, efficient, and skilled. Did I mention friendly too? I highly recommend the Springfield Dental Centre and would not trust my dental care to anyone else.
I hadn't been to a dentist in about 25 years and then, about a year ago, had trouble with a tooth. In an attempt to keep the cost down, Dr. Jobb suggested we try a filling first as the tooth was just starting to act up. Unfortunately it was a little too late (my bad) and I ended up needing a root canal. I've always heard horror stories about root canals but this was a breeze. As I watched the ceiling TV, Dr. Jobb and her assistant fixed up my tooth, checking in regularly to see if I was okay. Today I went back for a check-up and small procedure and, again, the experience was outstanding! Without exception, every person I've dealt with in Dr. Jobb's office has been warm, friendly, professional and knowledgeable. And Dr. Jobb is an absolute delight... you can see the easy relationship she has with her staff. It feels like a place where people love to go to work and I can honestly say that I am a fan.
204-449 Main Street.
Oakbank, MB R0E 1J0
Monday 8AM - 5PM
Tuesday 8AM - 5pm
Wednesday 8AM - 8PM
Thursday 8AM - 7PM
Friday 8AM - 4PM
Saturday 9AM – 3PM