Patient Payment Plans: the next big disruption on the dental horizon

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Dr Kia Pajouhesh

Cosmetic and Restorative Care
BSc, BDSc (Melb)

This article written by Dr Kia Pajouhesh first appeared in Australasian Dental Practice Magazine, on the evolution of dental payment plans.  It is not uncommon for people to put off, or even forego, dental care for financial reasons. This is a problem for dental practice profitability and it’s a bigger problem for patients, who invariably Read more...

Fixed implant bridges: What can I expect from this treatment?

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Dr Kia Pajouhesh

Cosmetic and Restorative Care
BSc, BDSc (Melb)

Individuals, who are missing all their teeth in one or both jaws, or whose remaining teeth have a poor prognosis, now have the option of having a functioning immediate acrylic bridge. This fixed implant bridges is supported across a whole arch in as soon as 3 days after implant placement. This procedure suits those individuals Read more...

What is orthognathic surgery?

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Dr Kia Pajouhesh

Cosmetic and Restorative Care
BSc, BDSc (Melb)

Orthognathic surgery, also known as corrective jaw surgery, is the repositioning of one or both jaws. Orthodontics is the treatment used to correct the alignment of the teeth. When combining orthognathic and orthodontic treatment you are improving the relationship between the upper lower teeth. Orthognathic surgery is usually recommended when there has been a significant Read more...

At what age should my child see an orthodontist?

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Dr Kia Pajouhesh

Cosmetic and Restorative Care
BSc, BDSc (Melb)

This is one of the most common questions our practitioners are asked and the answer is an easy one. No age is too young for an orthodontic assessment and there is never a time too soon for a specialist orthodontist to put your mind at ease. When should orthodontic treatment start? The Australian Society of Read more...

How can I achieve the perfect smile?

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Dr Kia Pajouhesh

Cosmetic and Restorative Care
BSc, BDSc (Melb)

On the search for the perfect smile? With the latest technology in cosmetic dentistry, you can get your pearly whites into the best shape ever. Dr Kia Pajouhesh, cosmetic and restorative dentist at Smile Solutions is interviewed by Women’s Health and Fitness about a variety of popular dental procedures. At a time when your LinkedIn Read more...

5 questions you’ve always wanted to ask your dentist

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Dr Kia Pajouhesh

Cosmetic and Restorative Care
BSc, BDSc (Melb)

Have you ever had a curly question come to mind while you’ve been reclining in the dentist chair? We asked Dr Kia Pajouhesh, Smile Solutions’ Managing Director and Principal Dentist, the top five questions you’ve always wanted to ask.  Can you smell our breath through your mask? If it’s bad enough, yes we can (sorry!). Read more...

What makes Smile Solutions an innovative business?

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Dr Kia Pajouhesh

Cosmetic and Restorative Care
BSc, BDSc (Melb)

Dr Kia Pajouhesh was invited to speak at the 2015 Telstra Business Awards as an alumni, having won the award the previous year. This is what he had to say… Hello everyone. I’d like to thank Telstra for having me back. Our businesses are living and breathing microcosms of society at large. Is society getting Read more...

Fluoridated water: Why I worry

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Dr Kia Pajouhesh

Cosmetic and Restorative Care
BSc, BDSc (Melb)

It is problematic for any dentist to express opinions on the issues pertaining to systemic water fluoridation of fluoridated water. Pro-fluoride sentiments are too easily dismissed as biased or arrogant. An anti-fluoride stance, on the other hand, could be seen as an attempt to drum up business. I was raised in the United Kingdom, where there was Read more...

Why a bigger dental practice is better: Part 2

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Dr Kia Pajouhesh

Cosmetic and Restorative Care
BSc, BDSc (Melb)

Smile Solutions is made up of 20 dentists, 18 specialists and 10 dental hygienists all working under the one roof. As part of a two part series, Managing Director Dr Kia Pajouhesh explains why a larger dental practice is a benefit to staff and patients alike. (Read part one here.) Having multiple clinicians practising in one Read more...

Smile Solutions takes out the Australian Business Award for Service Excellence

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Dr Kia Pajouhesh

Cosmetic and Restorative Care
BSc, BDSc (Melb)

It’s been another exciting week at Smile Solutions! We are thrilled to announce that Smile Solutions has been awarded the Australian Business Award for Service Excellence for the third year running. Smile Solutions was also awarded for Innovation and Employer of Choice. The ABA for Service Excellence recognises organisations that have achieved outstanding results through Read more...