Dental Hygienists are an Integral Part of our Practice

A hygiene appointment should never be overlooked by you and should not be rushed by us.

Prevention is a primary focus of our practice.

A key part of making this possible is our team of 15 hygienists and dental therapists:

If you require additional advanced periodontal treatment, at Smile Solutions in Melbourne we offer the services of our two specialist periodontists (gum specialists), who specialise in gums and dental bone support:


orangesDental hygiene begins with an assessment and evaluation of your periodontal (gum) tissue.

An ideal home dental care routine is then designed for you. To enhance your home care, assistance is provided in the surgery, involving removal of plaque, calculus (tartar), general staining and the application of decay-preventing agents as required.

If you are undergoing dental restorative or cosmetic treatment, a revised home care routine will be designed for you and monitored as the treatment progresses. This helps to ensure the best possible treatment outcome.

Regular hygiene appointments, along with optimum home care, are essential for ongoing maintenance of your teeth and gums.


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With regular professional hygiene and ongoing maintenance




Without regular professional hygiene and ongoing maintenance


*These images feature patients of Smile Solutions. They are an educational guide only; by no means do they represent a guarantee of outcome.


reduced-staff-imageDr James van den BergRegistered Specialist Periodontist

Dr James van den Berg practises and lectures in periodontal care and implant dentistry and has a particular interest in the use of laser to complement traditional therapies. In 2012 he obtained a further Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry from the University of Melbourne.