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All Dental Topics,Dental toothache,Endodontist

Root canal

14 Mar , 2015   Video

What is a root canal? Tooth anatomy is comprised of 3 layers (think of an onion), the outer layer is enamel, next layer in is dentine and the core of the tooth is a pulp chamber (root canal). A root canal (endodontic) procedure involves taking out the nerve and blood vessels of the root canal, […]

All Dental Topics,Implant,Missing tooth

Dental Implant

30 Jan , 2015  

Dental implant bridge

What is involved in the placement of my dental implant? Dental implant treatment is often performed with a team. The team consists of a restorative dentist who will ultimately fabricate the prosthesis or teeth that are to be replaced; and an experienced surgeon who will place the dental implants in the jaw bone. Careful evaluation of […]

Dental Therapist

Dental Therapist

22 Jan , 2015  

What is a dental therapist? A Dental therapist provides oral health assessment, treatment, management and prevention services for children and adolescents up to age 18. Disease prevention and oral health promotion and maintenance are core activities. Dental therapists and dentists have a consultative working relationship. Dental therapists have undertaken a qualification such as: Bachelor of […]

All Dental Topics,Crown,Tooth alignment

Dental crown

13 Jan , 2015   Video

What is a dental crown? Dental crowns are synthetic caps placed on the top of a tooth. They are usually made of either ceramic (porcelain), metal or a combination of metal and ceramic or a composite resin. Dental crowns are typically used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a […]

Clinical dental technician

Clinical dental technician

2 Jan , 2015  

What is a Clinical dental technician? A clinical dental technician has registration in the dental technology scope of practice and a postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dental Technology. A clinical dental technician has the following scope of practice: taking impressions and undertaking other non-invasive clinical procedures involved in the fitting, relining or repair of removable complete dentures when there […]

Missing tooth

Missing tooth

29 Dec , 2014  

What are the options to restore my missing tooth? There are a few options to replace a missing tooth. Each options has advantages and disadvantages with varying cost. It is important to restore a missing tooth for both function and aesthetics. Loss of a tooth causes more force distribution on adjacent teeth which can lead to cracks […]

Tooth whitening

Teeth whitening

23 Dec , 2014  

What is teeth whitening? Tooth whitening, also referred to as teeth bleaching, is one of today’s most popular cosmetic dental procedures. Tooth whitening safely lightens the colour of most teeth. Teeth darkened from aging, food stains, and smoking can be easily lightened. However staining from fluorosis and tetracycline is more difficult to whiten. There are […]

Tooth alignment

Tooth alignment

20 Dec , 2014  

What options are there to align my teeth? There are many options to align your teeth. Each option needs to be considered for cost, duration of treatment and long term success. Below are a list of options, click on each option for further detail. Metal Braces Ceramic Braces Invisalign clear trays 6 month braces Removeable appliances Dental […]

Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist

14 Dec , 2014  

 What is a dental hygienist? A dental hygienist generally studies for 3 years at university obtaining either a Bachelor of Oral Health or Bachelor of Health Science in Oral Health. There are also other overseas equivalent qualifications, however these need to be recognized by the Dental Council of New Zealand. A registered dental hygienist is a licensed dental professional […]

Paediatric dentist,Specialists

Paediatric dentist

14 Dec , 2014  

What is a paediatric dentist? A paediatric dentist specialises in oral health care for children from birth through to adolescence. Their work involves the management of dental problems related to medical, behavioural, physical or developmental disabilities.  A paediatric dentist has completed a 5 year bachelor of dental surgery (BDS) as well as an additional 3 […]


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