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Mandela Day 2013

We were given the ideal opportunity to host a group of children from our local community at SA Kinderhuis in Gardens, Cape Town. As we were in the process of renovating our practice at the time, we gave one of our dental nurses, Yvonne de Vries, free reign to paint our floors. She decorated all […]

What Can I expect with Implant Surgery

You will have an initial consultation to assess your problems and needs and discuss with you your various treatment options and risks. You will then be given a cost estimation for your treatment. You may be requested to have a 3D CT scan to determine bone volume in the implant recipient sites. You will be encouraged to see one of […]

Make implant therapy more affordable

Ways to make THE COST OF IMPLANT THERAPY more affordable We realize that implant therapy is extremely expensive and we have thought of a number of ways to make the cost of therapy more affordable while not compromising our standards. THE USE OF GENERIC IMPLANTS At our practice we generally prefer to use one of […]

The ToothFairies

Paula Williams is one of our oral hygienists, and she volunteers as a play volunteer for Friends of the Children’s Hospital (FOCHA) at The Red Cross Children’s hospital . There she met Dr. Susan Brink and as is inevitable for dental professionals, they both took note of the poor state of many of the children’s […]

Oseoporosis Medication may mean that you can’t have implants

Bisphosphonate medication is used to treat osteoporosis. Osteonecrosis of the jaw is a rare side effect which may happen if you take bisphosphonates for longer than a year. The condition is more prevalent in those patients who are on intravenous bisphosphonate. This condition may manifest as non-healing oral surgical sites following oral surgery for extractions or implants. […]

Bisphenol A – Should it be banned?

BPA’s, a chemical component of dental resins, has the ability to mimic the effects of natural estrogen. It derives from the similarity of phenol groups on both BPA and estradiol, which enable this synthetic molecule to trigger estrogenic pathways in the body. Research into this contentious issue is ongoing and the debate continues as to whether […]

Should Fluoride be added to the Water?

Dental caries remains a major public health concern in most industrialized countries, affecting 60–90% of schoolchildren and the vast majority of adults. Water fluoridation is the controlled addition of fluoride to a public water supply to reduce tooth decay(caries). Fluoride reduces the rate at which tooth demineralizes and increases the rate at which it remineralizes in the early s...

Why should I have Root Canal Treatment?

The aim of modern root canal treatment is to disinfect, shape and fill the complex three- dimensional root canal system of a tooth. Modern endodontic treatment makes use of an ever-increasing toolbox of sophisticated diagnostic techniques, rotary instrumentation, disinfecting chemicals and filling materials to restore the health of the tooth and the surrounding bone. For […]

The Debate: Retention of tooth vs Extraction and Implant

One of the most current topics of debate in dentistry concerns the retention of a compromised tooth versus the extraction of the tooth and replacement of said tooth with an implant. When considering whether a tooth should be retained a number of factors should be considered. Cardinal among these factors from a restorative point of […]

Minimally invasive dentistry

MINIMALLY INVASIVE DENTISTRY: LESS DAMAGE MEANS LESS DENTISTRY Our practice has been a frontrunner in this type of dentistry for more than 5 years. Minimally invasive dentistry is a term used to describe dentistry that does as little damage to the remaining tooth structure as possible. When you drill on a tooth it causes damage to the […]