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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.