Complex Dentistry Demands a Multidisciplinary Approach
A coordinated and well-planned approach is offered by our registered specialists, general dentists and dental hygienists.
A Multidisciplinary Approach
Not all dental patients’ presenting concerns are simple and straightforward. Some need a consultation with, and in turn treatment by, multiple clinicians in various areas of dentistry to achieve a mutually agreed goal or outcome.
Smile Solutions is founded on the clinical philosophy that complex cases in general require the attention of different highly trained and experienced clinicians. Peer review, which is consistent with good medicine, is made easier at Smile Solutions with our team of clinicians including hygienists, general dentists, orthodontists, endodontists, periodontists, prosthodontists, oral & maxillofacial surgeons and paediatric dentists – all practising together in one central location.
The assimilation of minds, skills and technology in one place enables us to offer our patients treatment options that could otherwise be overlooked or unavailable. Indeed, peer review has been a pillar in our evolution as the benchmark multidisciplinary dental practice in Australia.
The most complex cases may be presented to the whole Smile Solutions team for discussion and analysis (with patient identity removed to protect patient privacy), enabling us to explore all options with the input of multiple practitioners. With the lectures, seminars and clinical workshops held in a variety of dentistry disciplines at the Smile Solutions Institute, you can rest assured that the team of clinicians caring for you is at the forefront of advances in dentistry.
Why Choose a Registered Specialist?
Experience is crucial but education is key. There is a significant difference between a registered specialist in any given dental field and a general dentist with a “special interest” in that field. At Smile Solutions you can have the full range of your dental needs taken care of by a general dentist and registered specialists – all in the one location.
Just as medical specialists such as cardiologists, orthopaedic surgeons and gynaecologists are specialist doctors, so it is that endodontists, oral & maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists, paediatric dentists, periodontists and prosthodontists are registered dental specialists. They are each highly qualified in their specialist field. Registered dental specialists have completed additional university training beyond their general bachelor degree in dentistry. When you receive treatment from a specialist, you can be assured of the highest quality of care.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) advises patients to check a practitioner’s registration or qualifications by searching the register on their website or by calling 1300 419 495. Before you undergo any medical or dental procedure you should find out whether your practitioner is suitably qualified and registered to perform the procedure.
Also, when comparing the cost of treatment by one of our specialists at Smile Solutions with that of a clinician from another practice, please ensure that you are comparing the quotation of a specialist with that of another specialist and not with that of a general dentist.
Why Choose Smile Solutions?
At Melbourne’s Smile Solutions, patients whose dental requirements are complex or who need a multidisciplinary approach can be referred internally to our registered specialists. If you require specialist orthodontic, prosthodontic or endodontic treatment, or oral surgery, you can be cared for in the same location because our registered specialists are on hand with your complete set of dental records and X-rays at their fingertips. With multiple clinicians all in the one place, we are able to provide peer review unlike any other practice – and our patients’ best interests are at the forefront of everything we do.