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Dental Services

Actual patients

Actual patients

Diagnostics

We have on site digital X-ray scanners and digital intra-oral X-ray devices to give instant condition reports, using only about 10% of the radiation of old technology film machines. During examinations we use intra –oral camera so the patient can see and understand the condition of their mouth.

Prevention

Our Oral Health Therapist-Jarryd Zabik provides a regular cleaning service to control gum disease and maintain existing dental work to gain maximum useful service life. Home care is vital to success and we can assist with feedback on how efficiently home maintenance is being done, and provide tools to make it easier.

Gum Treatment

As the population ages many more people are retaining their own teeth, but some experience complicated gum disease issues that routine cleaning cannot control. With the use of laser technology many previously difficult cases can be brought back into control. On the few cases that we cannot avoid surgery, Dr. Adriano has a Post Graduate Degree in periodontal surgery in Brazil.

Surgery

Dr Adriano has been performing implant surgery, gum surgery and oral surgeries for more than 10 years.
Dr Stock has been providing oral surgery service to Portland for many years. With regular surgical update courses he can perform many surgical procedures.
After proper assessment, some complex procedures are referred to Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Endodontics

We use the latest technology in root canal therapy, to make it quicker and more successful. The use of laser to disinfect the canal, gives an advantage in improved success rates.

Restorations

We offer tooth coloured cosmetic filling materials. We provide simple, reliable dentistry at an affordable price.

Crowns, Bridges and Implants

Dentists love doing beautiful reconstruction of damaged teeth. Crowns are an art and science that we think offers the strongest solution for extensively damaged teeth. Done well by a talented dentist and skilled dental technician in an Australian Laboratory, the result can be so natural that you cannot detect it. Done at an overseas lab at a cheaper price they are usually disappointing in the long run.

We can provide makeovers for your smile.

We do the surgical insertion of implants in-house. We use Ankylos and Biohorizons implant systems, both world leaders in implant technology. We also use small diameter implants in cases with little bone or for denture stabilization. Dr Adriano is an experienced implant surgeon and has a post graduate course in Brazil for Prosthodontics.

Dentures

We work closely with Peter Cooney Dental Prosthetist with our denture cases. We often collaborate in the planning and problem solving of difficult cases. Denture stabilization is becoming popular with local people now that it is becoming more affordable.

Orthodontics

Dr Karine Costa Lima has a Post Graduate degree in Orthodontics from Brazil. Dr Karine has been treating children and adults for several years now. With Dr Karine’s caring nature, she has a genuine concern for what the patient wants.

Dr Stock has been providing full orthodontic treatment in Portland since 1990.

Orthodontics is a Passion for both Dr Karine and Dr Stock.

Tooth Wear & Sleep Therapy

The high stress modern lifestyle has led to a rapid rise in tooth wear issues. We can assist with appliances to minimize future wear as well as repair past damage. Sleep apnoea has been widely under diagnosed and many clinicians think that tooth grinding is associated with sleep issues. Suitable appliances can be made to improve sleep efficiency. A child that snores indicates a problem that should be addressed.

Headaches and Pain Relief

The muscle pain associated with tooth grinding and clenching is the major cause of headaches and face pain. Dr Adriano has successfully undertaken training in the use of Botulinum toxin (same medicine used to remove wrinkles) to relieve headache issues. The acute pain in the face can be relieved with the use of our Low Level healing Laser machine. This new technology is painless and effective in reducing surgery healing times by 50%. It works on the same principle as dry needling, minus the pain. Portland District Health has also recently installed the same machine Dr Stock has been using for 3 years.

WHY CHOOSE US?

For a comprehensive services list please see Dental Services.

Services

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  • We are the only clinic that has latest technologies such as laser surgery, which is not available elsewhere in the Green Triangle Region.
  • We have sedation methods available to make dental treatment easier if you are anxious.
  • We have advanced dental techniques to provide treatment such as General Dental, Implants, Orthodontics and Cosmetic Procedures, without the need to travel to big city centers.
  • We do all aspects of implant treatment in house. We do the surgical placement of the implant, including bone grafting as needed, and also place the crowns. This means a saving and avoids out of town travel and accommodation costs. Dr. Adriano has post graduate qualifications in this area of dental care.
  • We have a cheaper alternative to conventional implants when bone loss is an issue. Small Diameter implants can be used to support crowns and stabilize loose dentures.
  • We have interest free payment plans available to make quality dentistry more affordable. Conditions apply.

Patient Care

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  • We have a reputation of dealing promptly with patients in pain. We also provide emergency appointments daily.
  • Patients tell us that we are great at giving injections.
  • We enjoy the transformation of our anxious patients that become confident patients.
  • Living in a small town, our staff are friends inside and outside of work. This makes the practice a relaxed and friendly environment.

Training

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  • We are a well established family run dental clinic, with 3 highly skilled dentists, of which all have “their” own specialties and years of experience.
  • Our Young enthusiastic Oral Health Therapist, Jarryd, can meet patient’s hygiene requirements as well as treating patients under the age of 25 for many procedures.
  • Post graduate training in dental sciences and facility management is an important aspect of our operation. We want to be up to date with the latest trends. Not only for your benefit, but it also keeps us motivated.

 

Dentistry is a passion for us, not just a job