FEBRUARY 2014 -Dentist on Collins Awarded Full Accreditation
Late last year Dentist on Collins applied for and was awarded full accreditation in accordance with the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards, applicable to dentistry.
Accreditation for private dental practices ensures that a set of standards are met and encourages continual improvement.
The six standards applicable to dentistry are as follows:
- Standard 1: Governance for Safety and Quality in Health Service Organisations
- Standard 2: Partnering with Consumers
- Standard 3: Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infections
- Standard 4: Medication Safety
- Standard 5: Patient Identification and Procedure Matching
- Standard 6: Clinical Handover
Dentist on Collins is committed to a continual improvement and a high standard for your and your family’s safety. When visiting Dentist on Collins always feel free to ask questions about your treatment.
AUGUST 2013 - DENTAL HEALTH WEEK
Dental Health week commences on the 5th of August. The Australian Dental Association has put together a comprehensive publication aimed at young adults. "The Young Persons Oral Survival Guide" can be downloaded on the dental health week website free of charge.
You can obtain a copy by clicking on the following: www.dentalhealthweek.com.au
We suggest reading this guide and at your next dental appointment feel free to discuss any questions you may have as to how this may affect you or what your best strategy is to improve your changes of maintaining your dental health.
Also worth checking out is the Oral Cancer Facts website on www.oralcancerfacts.com.au
Remember both prevention and early detection is ideal for your oral and general health.
Do you play contact sport?
Depending on the severity of a blow wearing a custom fitted mouthguard can reduce the chance of damage by 80% or more.
To make one, impressions of your upper and lower teeth are taken. This means that when it comes to comfort, a custom made mouthguard is a lot better fitting and comfortable than the store bought one. With a custom fitted mouthguard you can still talk and breathe properly.
Custom fitted mouthguards are more expensive than over the counter ones, but that cost is very small compared to a lifetime of dental treatment to treat a sports injury.
To look after them just rinse them under cold water after use and store them in the container they came in.
Mouthguards can be made in different colours i.e. team colours, and remember if you do have any new restorations bring your mouthguard in with you at your dental visit so we can asses if it still fits properly so that it continues to be effective.
Remember when rehydrating during and after playing sport, energy drinks contain significant amounts of sugar. In most cases plain water is still the best way to rehydrate.
HICAPS - Health Industry Claims and Payments Service.
We now have automatic claim processing available at our practice.
With Hicaps you are able to claim on the spot, no more waiting in queues and filling out forms.
Once again Zoom! Whitening Pens are $77, including GST.
Great for touch ups on the go.
Our Zoom Whitening & Hygiene Special for April (extended to 30th May 2011) includes:
- Check up/Scale and Clean
- Zoom in chair whitening
- Free sensitive tooth paste and brush
The cost for the month of April (extended to 30th May 2011) only is $600, includes GST
Please note non refundable deposit of $200 required when booking the appointment.
Visa, MasterCard or American Express accepted.
Introducing Kate Jolly - Oral Health Therapist.
Kate has recently joined our practice and possess qualifications in both dental hygiene and dental therapy.
Kate's passion is preventative care. At your appointment Kate can make an assessment as to what lifestyle factors may be stopping you from reaching an optimum level of dental health and work through them with you.
If it's tooth whitening you are after, Kate can help you get wonderful results with Zoom Whitening, or our take home whitening system when combined with a preventative care regime.
Kate loves to work with children and can help establish good dental habits for life.
Please call the surgery on 9662 1505 if you have any questions regarding Kate's services or require an appointment.
Zoom! Whitening Pen
Zoom! Whitening Pen $77 offer extended, while stocks last.
For long lasting instant relief from sensitivity visit www.colgatesensitiveprorelief.com.au to find out about pro-relief.
Oral Health Month
Visit the following website for information on oral health and offers available this August.
Zoom! Whitening Pen $77 while stocks last.
Introducing our new dental hygiene and home teeth whitening package. Special introductory offer of $500, over $599 in value.
Designed for those busy individuals who want to include teeth whitening as part of their home care routine.
Find out more>>>
"Zoom 2" Tooth Whitening
Special Offer Extended
Teeth Whitening Technology to get a Dazzling White Smile.
Fast, Convenient and Long lasting. Find out more>>>
|Zoom Whitening Pens - Special Offer $77 inc GST while stocks last!
We are pleased to announce that we now have the Zoom Whitening Pen available at our practice.
The Zoom Whitening Pen is a convenient way for you to maintain your white smile. It's fast and easy to use. Just two applications a day is all that is needed. It can be applied day or night, and has a great mint flavour. To use apply a thin layer on the front of your teeth. The formula dries instantly and goes to work while you are either on the go or relaxing at home. You will notice changes after just a few days of use. Please refrain from eating for half an hour after each application.
This method of whitening is great for those who have already had in chair whitening or trays in the past and want a quick easy way to maintain their smile. It's convenient, easy to carry and fuss free. As with all whitening products crowns, veneers and composite materials will not be lightened only natural teeth will. Of course the Zoom pen may assist in the removal of stains caused by diet and lifestyle for example, smoking, drinking coffee and red wine.
The pen has approximately thirty applications and there are two click pens in each kit with 5.25% hydrogen peroxide. You can buy the whitening pens from us for $110 (including GST).