The reception area is looking a little different than normal at the moment, as usual the decorators at Courtney Dental have gone wild and decked the place out for Halloween celebrations. Scroll down to look at more photos.
When getting a filling/restoration done there are choices over what material can be used. White composite, silver amalgam, porcelain or even gold. They all have their advantages and disadvantages, and in some cases we have to use a particular material for the area we are restoring. Read below to learn about the different types of dental restoration materials.
Accidents happen, and dental trauma is something we see more regularly than you might think here at Courtney Dental. More often its trauma from sports and physical activities that brings patients to us, holding their tooth in their hand and with a sore bruised mouth. What should you do if you suffer trauma to the mouth. Read below for more information.
Occasionally our staff here at Courtney Dental have to make the time to attend conferences and courses related to dental education. This is called continuing professional development (CPD) and it is how dental practitioners maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.
This applies to all dentists, dental specialists, dental hygienists, dental therapists, oral health therapists and dental prosthetists.
Dental practitioners are required to complete a minimum of 60 hours of CPD activities over a three-year CPD cycle.
All our staff at Courtney Dental, including our assistants and reception staff strive to maintain a higher level of education so we can provide our patients with the bet care and treatment possible.
We love nothing more than a fresh, bright healthy smile here at Courtney Dental. If you have ever been interested in whitening your teeth or changing the aesthetics of your smile ask us at your next appointment for more information and to see whether you are a suitable candidate.
The theme for this years oral health week was 'Keep your smile for life'.
Below is a link that you can click on to find more information on the Australian Dental Associations dedicated oral health week page. There are some great audio podcasts that you can listen too aswell, they are great for more information and education. Jimmy Rees from giggle and hoot is a guest in one of the podcasts with information about children with additional needs.
Courtney Dental attended the Townsville Cup race day over the weekend. Below are some photos from the day, they were lucky enough to be joined by their families, friends and partners for a great day. Below are some more photos that they wish to share.
Are you guilty of brushing too hard? Loving your teeth a little too much? We see patients every day that have used a toothbrush with bristle's that are too firm, and/or a heavy hand that has worn away their teeth and gums. Whilst we can use filling material to fill in these holes, prevention is always better which is why at Courtney Dental we recommend using a soft bristled toothbrush or electric toothbrush with a toothpaste that isn't abrasion. This wear on the tooth also leads to tooth sensitivity. Electric toothbrushes can come with a sensor that lets you know when your pressing too hard.
Courtney Dental are proud Queensland Maroons supports, regardless of the outcome. If you come into the surgery during origin week, the entire practice turns a lovely shade of maroon. Unfortunately one of our team members Liza supports the blues. So she's highly unpopular during origin season. Enjoy the below photos of our team getting into the spirit.