General Dentistry

Dental Examinations

Regular dental examinations are the key to  maintaining good oral health in the long term. Dental examinations allow for detection of problems early, avoiding unnecessary pain or infections and reducing the need for more extensive treatments later. A dental examination involves a thorough check of your teeth, gums, oral tissues, jaw joints and saliva. The dentist will also assess and advise you on dental hygiene habits and other home care measures.

Dental X-Rays

Routine dental radiographs allow the dentist to see in between teeth and around fillings. This helps to detect dental decay early. Radiographs also help to diagnose bone loss and periodontal problems.

We take digital radiographs which allow greater clarity and means significantly lower exposure to radiation than conventional radiographs.


Fissure Seals

Sometimes teeth develop with deep pits or grooves. Normal tooth brushing cannot remove the plaque in these areas. This may lead to decay. A fissure sealant is a protective coating that is glued to these defects to help prevent decay forming. Fissure sealants are often recommended for newly erupted molars that may be at risk of decay.

Scale and Cleans

Regular professional cleaning by a dentist is important for maintenance of good gum health and prevention of periodontal disease (bone loss, loosening of teeth), gingivitis or gum disease. Bleeding gums are usually a sign of gingivitis or gum disease. This is caused by inflammation of the gums due to the presence of bacteria. Bacterial plaque (sticky film that forms on teeth and gums), if not removed effectively on a daily basis turns into tartar, which creates an area for bacteria to harbour.

Professional cleaning removes plaque and tartar that cannot be reached by brushing or flossing. Dental polishing allows removal of stains and creates a clean, smooth feel.


Mouthguards are important for prevention of injuries to teeth and jaws and are recommended for anyone participating in contact sport. Custom made mouthguards are designed to fit the shape of your mouth. They are more comfortable and more effective at protecting against injury.


A child’s first set of teeth or deciduous teeth are just as important as the permanent or adult teeth. Deciduous teeth hold the space for eruption of the permanent teeth and also allow the child to talk and eat properly. Daily care of these first teeth is required in order to prevent dental decay, pain or infections. It is recommended for a child to have their first dental visit between 1-2 years of age. The first visit generally involves familiarisation of the child to the clinic, a check of their teeth and discussion about healthy dental habits.

We take a gentle caring and understanding approach to looking after your child’s needs.

Children feel very comfortable in our surgery and you can choose either a male or female Dentist.

It is vital that children learn good dental habits from an early age and we are here to help.

cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dental treatment is designed to improve the appearance of your teeth. This may involve building up of worn teeth via crowns or veneers and tooth whitening to improve colour of the teeth. The dentist will be able to guide you as to which treatments are most appropriate to you.


Fillings are most commonly required when decayed teeth need repair. The process essentially involves cleaning of the decayed surface and filling the teeth with a choice of biocompatible materials. There are several different materials that are available and appropriate in different situations. You can discuss your options with the dentist.

Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Treatment is a procedure where a tooth that has been damaged by decay or injury can be saved. The infected nerve of the tooth is removed and the canal space is cleaned and filled.


When a tooth is too badly damaged or decayed and cannot be saved by a Root Canal, it may need to be extracted.

Other reasons for extractions may include orthodontic considerations or if a tooth becomes loose due to advanced gum disease.


These are normally known as false teeth. They can be made to replace all teeth (full denture) or made to replace some missing teeth (partial dentures).

 Partial dentures can be made of either acrylic or a stronger metal alloy.  They are removable from the mouth and are a cost effective way to replace missing teeth.

Crown and Bridges

A crown is used to replace the damaged natural structure of the tooth and to strengthen it. It may be an appropriate choice for teeth damaged due to decay, age related wear, trauma or to provide a strong restoration following root canal treatment.

A crown restores a tooth to its original function and form whilst a bridge replaces one or more missing teeth.

Crown and Bridges are cemented onto natural teeth and therefore are termed as fixed.


Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. Implants are inserted into the bone to replace the missing roots of the teeth. After the bone has healed around an implant, a crown can be placed on top. Implants are very close in terms of feel and function to natural teeth and are therefore an appealing alternative to dentures and bridges. Implants can also be anchor dentures to minimise their movement.

Removal Of Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth normal start erupting between the ages of 17 to 25. These teeth come through at the very back of the mouth in the top and lower jaw and also left and right.

If there isn’t enough space for these teeth to erupt they may cause pain, swelling and infection. If this is the case they may need to be removed. They are also removed if it appears they may cause problems in the future or are damaging the teeth nearby.

Having these teeth removed is often the only way to permanently relieve symptoms.

Contact Details

33 Symons Street, HEALESVILLE, VIC. 3777
(03) 5962 4673

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday, Public Holidays Closed