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3 Shape Digital Scanner means impressions are a thing of the past!!

We are starting the countdown to our new 3 Shape Trios Digital Scanner which is being dispatched as we type.... Do you hate having dental impressions taken? With this state of the art scanner impressions can be a thing of the past- crowns, mouthguards and dental models can now be digitally scanned and 3-D printed meaning no more mouthfuls of putty for you!!

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Laser treatment for gum disease

Scaling and Root Planing has long been the gold standard in periodontal treatment... but studies are showing that non-invasive Laser-assisted Periodontal Therapy provides additional benefits over Scaling and Root Planing alone. 

But how does it work!?

Laser energy is transmitted through a thin fiber which is easily inserted into deep periodontal pockets, targeting inflammed tissues and bacteria. Studies have shown reductions in gingival bleeding, reductions in tooth mobility and reduction in loss of attachement around the tooth, and most importantly increased patient comfort during the post-operative healing phase!!!

How will your hygienist use it during your appointment?

The hard tissue side of the pocket (tooth and root surface) is first debrided with ultrasonic scalers ...

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Saving the environment one cassette at a time!!!

We may just be being a little bit girly, but we are so excited about our new LMErgoSense dental instruments that come in a gorgeous range of colours!!! At Frankton Dental Health and Safety is one of our major priorities and it's a bonus to be able to update some of our instruments with something that looks trendy as well as being more ergonomic and safe for us to use!! 

We were delighted to source these LMServoMax Trays that are environmentally friendly and able to be recycled at the end of their lifespan. The cassettes organise and hold the instruments ...

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"Girl Power in the Wakatipu"

A big shout out to Brandland for interviewing us for their article "Girl Power in the Wakatipu" in the May edition of "The Flyer". Sounds like we are keeping good company with a number of successful women led teams in the area... 

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Assessment and Maintenance of the Periodontal Patient

Lia, Jessie, and Holly attended Dr Micheal Smith's presentation "Assessment and Maintenance of the Periodontal Patient" on Friday night. It was a great evening lecture covering when to refer a periodontal patient to a specialist and case selection relating to dental implants. It was great to hear that some of the key health factors such as gum disease and diabetes don't necessarily mean that a patient can't opt for an implant to be placed- as usual it comes back to disease stabilisation and active maintenance with a periodontist/dentist/hygienist to mitigate the risks these diseases present to implant placement.

Take home message for patients- Gingival bleeding equals active disease.... If you have ...

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