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The Rise of Geriatric Dentistry

The world’s population is both growing and aging. More people than ever before are surviving to their children’s adulthood – for many parts of the developing world a rarity only 50 years ago. While that’s good news, it also means that many more people are living with...

Lies, Damned Lies, and Implant Statistics

Dental implant design and clinical practice have reached a state where almost any patient can receive implant treatment and expect it to last for many years.  It’s an impressive achievement, which is why I get irritated when I see it overstated to the public. Here’s a...

What goes on in your mouth doesn’t necessarily stay in your mouth…

I suppose it’s a natural mistake to make, but we do tend to regard our oral health as a separate issue from our “health”, as though our mouths were quarantined from the rest of us by some invisible fence. It’s still a mistake, though. It’s now known that poor oral...

Drinking habits can affect your oral health

You may not know it, but a healthy mouth is home to hundreds of distinct species of microbe. To remain healthy, it’s important that they get along well not just with you, their host, but with each other as well. A rich diversity is highly desirable, to ensure that...

Report confirms poor dental habits of Australians

Here’s a report that confirms, I’m afraid, what I know from clinical experience, particularly in my work in remote communities. It seems large numbers of Australians still don’t “get” the importance of their daily dental hygiene – or at least not until...

Praise from an All on 4 patient

It’s always great to hear from my patients, but especially so when they want to share their iimplant ttreatment experience. Over the week before Easter, I performed an upper and lower All – on – 4 treatment for Sue, who had been suffering intractable...
Keep your dental implant records safe – you may need them!

Keep your dental implant records safe – you may need them!

Here’s a tip that came to mind when I was treating a patient recently. She had had an implant 17 years ago, but it had suffered a broken crown. The implant itself was still well up the job, as her gum excellent gum hygiene had preserved her bone. So it should have...
All on Four Rescued her Smile. Dr Sandra Short.

All on Four Rescued her Smile. Dr Sandra Short.

 I always get great satisfaction from helping people who have lost their confidence and youthful appearance, because of failing teeth. Here’s a case I just had to share. I’ll call her Jill. Jill came to me with quite advanced gum disease that had already claimed...