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Dental tips newsletter, September 2015

Cambodia volunteering, Kid's section and 10 things about Robyn

Tooth coloured fillings

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Tooth coloured fillings, also known as Composite Resin, are a cosmetic alternative to the old style silver-mercury fillings. They are made of a plastic material mixed with small glass particles and are tooth coloured, rather than silver. They are natural looking and are suitable for repairing cavities in any teeth.

Read more about Tooth Coloured Fillings

Our Volunteer trip to Cambodia

Display images to see photos from our Cambodia tripThis June Today’s Dentistry sent three of our dental team to perform voluntary dental treatments on Cambodian street children in Sihanoukville, Cambodia for one week.

Dentist David Kerr, Dental Nurse Alisha Samuel, Oral Health Therapist Annie Nguyen spent 5 days at a clinic run by NGO M’Lop Tapang.

See our photo album of the trip on Facebook

A drop in the ocean can still make a difference

What amazed me was just how tolerant these kids were with receiving such extensive treatment.   – David

If I could do it all again, which I hope I get the opportunity to do, I would go for a longer period of time…and take shorts! – Annie

Read more about our Cambodia trip here

Display images to see our Facebook logoCongratulations to our Facebook winners!

Our congratulations go to Megan Mowchanuk and Jasmine Burton, the winners of our Facebook competition from August and July.

To be in the running all you need to do is ‘Like’ the Today’s Dentistry page.

If you have already ‘Liked’ us then don’t worry – you are already in the draw! Winners will be announced and contacted via Facebook.

About our Dentists and staff

It is very important to us that we provide the best possible care to our patients. We recognise that our staff are our most important asset.

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Click here to watch our short video

Get to know us & our approach to you with our videos. You can also find, like & share our videos from our Video Gallery page

Online kids dental resources from us

We have recently revamped and improved the Children’s Dental Care section of the Today’s Dentistry website.

Designed to be a “one-stop-dental-resource” for our kiddy patients and their parents, this section links out to all the articles, topic and resources that are useful for babies, toddlers, kids all the way through to ‘teenage-hood’.

The sections include:

  • Useful kids dental articles
  • Ask a dentist kids articles
  • Videos: Treating Children
  • Family Dental Care
  • Dental treatments for kids
  • Orthodontics
  • Kid’s dental fact sheets
  • Video: Dedicated kids room
  • Useful links for kids and parents

It sits within our online Patient Centre which is full of useful resources for you, our patient.

If you think of any other dental resources that could be of use to you from this section please let us know!

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Click to visit our Children’s section

10 things you may not know about our hygienist Robyn

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  1. Her nickname as a child “Puddy Woman”
  2. She has 2 girls: Isabella is 9 and Ava is 4 (pictured above)
  3. Robyn married Adam 16 years ago
  4. She lives locally
  5. Her family loves chickens and has 7 of them
  6. Robyn likes to make fancy cakes
  7. She has one younger sister
  8. Robyn also has a degree in Social Science
  9. She loves to go to the beach, and can almost stand up on a surfboard
  10. Robyn has always worked in dental: she has never had a job in any other field
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What’s the buzz

Display images to see photos Paige's Muay Thai boxing, Hayley, and Bronwyn's race

David has just returned from a 2 week holiday to France & Greece. He packed in a lot of travel in a short time but has managed to come back feeling refreshed.

Our dental assistant Paige (1&2), just completed and won her first official Muay Thai boxing match! The boxing match was a part of a fight show called ‘Corporate Punishment’ and Paige’s fight was the only female fight on the night.

We recently welcomed a new dental assistant, Jodie, to the team. Jodie will be working alongside Daryl.

A big congratulations go to Hayley (3) and her family as she announced she is pregnant with number two who is due to arrive in April 2016.

Bronwyn has just finished a series of dental health talks in local childcare centres and schools (more about that in our next newsletter) and is now enjoying a family camping trip with her boys for the school holidays. We look forward to bringing you the boy’s fireside jokes in our newsletter.

Monica (4) and her sister Angela participated in a fundraising walk last month. They walked 35kms and raised over $500 towards finding a cure for Mitochondrial disease.

We had a visit from Belinda and new baby Harrison this week who are all settling well into life as a bigger family.

Patient Centre

Packed with useful information, links and resources for you – our patient.

More dental resources here

  • Fissure sealants - Fissure sealants reduce the chance of cavities in your children We receive a lot of questions from parents who suspect their children have decay, asking what it means, what they need to do and how they can prevent other teeth, or their other children, from getting any further decay. Kids baby teeth are important (read
  • Is the flouride in toothpaste ok for children Kid’s Toothpaste Question - “My kids are 2 and 3 and I noticed that the children’s toothpaste says ‘Do not swallow’ but they do – is this bad for them? Is there a better toothpaste option for them? What do you think of organic toothpaste?”
  • Pregnancy Dental Care - How do I best care for my teeth during pregnancy? Does morning sickness damage my teeth? – Question from Marie in Brisbane’s CBD, Brisbane For a change, this article is not answered by our dentists, rather Chanelle, our very own Hygienist answers one of our frequently asked questions touching on her own first hand experiences

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