Author: Dr Kia Pajouhesh

Cosmetic and Restorative Care BSc, BDSc (Melb)

What is orthognathic surgery?

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Cosmetic and Restorative Care
BSc, BDSc (Melb)

Orthoganic surgery explained 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 Read more...

What costs are involved with wisdom teeth removal?

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Cosmetic and Restorative Care
BSc, BDSc (Melb)

Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost   When it comes to having your wisdom teeth removed, this relatively commonplace procedure can be as simple as a conventional tooth extraction or as complex as a surgical extraction requiring bone removal and sectioning of the tooth crown and root to allow its complete removal. The complexity of the procedures Read more...

How does the Child Dental Benefits Schedule operate?

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Cosmetic and Restorative Care
BSc, BDSc (Melb)

Why is the Child Dental Benefits Schedule important? Alarming results from a new national oral health study reveal the presence of untreated tooth decay in a quarter of all Australian children aged 10 and under. The University of Adelaide National Child Oral Health Survey 2012–2014, the first population-based study of its kind in Australia for 25 Read more...

Who should I see for dental and teeth implants, and are these costly?

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Cosmetic and Restorative Care
BSc, BDSc (Melb)

The dental implants cost factors relate to the fact that they involve two stages: a surgical component, where the titanium fixture or rod is placed in your jaw bone under your gum; and a restorative component, where a crown is installed onto this implant fixture.   There is no field of specialisation exclusively covering dental implants, Read more...

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

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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...

How can I achieve the perfect smile?

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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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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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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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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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Cosmetic and Restorative Care
BSc, BDSc (Melb)

Read part one here. Having multiple clinicians practising in one location has its own unique benefits, including the following: 1. An ideal forum for the administration of superior dental care is provided by interactive peer review, constant mentoring by more experienced clinicians, in-house dental workshops and the accessibility of multiple specialists for opinion, treatment planning Read more...