Born in Ottawa, Dr. Fruitman started accompanying her father on his visits to his dental office from the time she was a toddler. From playing at the front desk to eventually becoming his part-time assistant in the summers, Dr Fruitman was exposed to dentistry from an early age. It was her father’s love of helping people that inspired her to pursue a dental career herself. She graduated with an honours undergraduate degree in science from McGill University and then completed her dental degree at the University of Toronto. Dr. Fruitman practiced with her father in Ottawa for a number of years before marrying a Torontonian, and now she is proud to say that her father visits regularly to work in her clinic in Toronto (and to visit his grandchildren). Her years as a camp counselor, math tutor and certified ski instructor has enhanced her ability to connect with children and make them feel at ease. Much like Dr Fruitman did, her own children now spend time “at mom’s office”.
TOUR THE CLINIC
Dr Fruitman’s office features large, private working rooms to ensure adults and children alike feel at home. Each office is fitted with up to date equipment and digital x-ray systems. Videos are available to play on large screens while you have your treatment completed. Free on-site parking is a rare convenience that we are pleased to offer.
Taking a minimally invasive approach to dentistry, Dr. Fruitman believes that prevention and ideal oral hygiene and dietary routines can lead to optimal oral health. Regular dental visits and a little effort at home from you, the patient, can make all the difference.
This should be the exception, but we are considerate to the reality that emergencies do occur.
This should be the exception, but we are considerate to the reality that emergencies do occur. If you are in pain or find yourself at the wrong end of a hockey stick to the mouth, we do our best to accommodate you and give priority to those patients. After hours, Dr. Fruitman does her best to respond to dental emergencies of her patients herself, or direct them to the closest dental emergency clinic.
Good review of healthy nutrition and proper brushing and flossing technique are part of every cleaning appointment. When restorative work is required, Dr. Fruitman offers many options on how best to fix a problem that may arise. Some situations may call for a cosmetic approach, while others may require an emphasis on strength and durability. For this reason, Dr. Fruitman works with all restorative materials from composite resin to silver amalgam to gold and will recommend the best material for a given situation.
It is imperative that children feel comfortable with their dentist so that routine dental visits run smoothly and are enjoyed to foster good habits. When little people come through our doors, we make sure to review with you, the parent, proper at home routines and nutrition to make sure we work as a team to help prevent cavities. Distraction is Dr. Fruitman’s secret weapon in dealing with children as she believes sedation is best saved for situations that really call for it with a specialist called a pedodontist.