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:
- Sophie Oostermeyer
- Samantha Makin
- Jennifer Slattery
- Naomi Hoopmann
- Chatelle Wehi
- Isabelle Sayers
- Christina Melas
- Jane Gleeson
- Steffanie Lehmann
- Kate Milburn
- Krista Peek
- Iolanda Testa
- Maddie Edwards
- Natalie Parkes
- Lauren Crow
- Mallory McDonald
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:
- Dr James van den Berg – Specialist Periodontist
- Dr Nima Bazrafshan – Specialist Periodontist
- Dr Constantine Ong – Specialist Periodontist
Dental 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.
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.
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 and he is now registered in Australia as a specialist periodontist.
Dr Nima Bazrafshan graduated as a Doctor of Dental Science in 2002. For the following six years, he explored different fields of dentistry and found periodontics both attractive and challenging. He received an offer to join the prestigious periodontics specialist training program at the University of Melbourne in 2008 and graduated from that university as a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in 2012.
Dr Constantine Ong has been practising as a specialist in periodontics and implant dentistry for more than ten years. After several years spent working in hospitals and general practice, he underwent specialist training in periodontics and implant dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London where he was awarded a Master of Clinical Dentistry with Distinction.