May 1, 2018

Personal data is kept safely Obtained personal data is accessed on a ‘need-to-know’ basis and thereafter, is stored securely: There is no access for unauthorised persons to manual records, computers or computer monitors within the practice.

November 15, 2017

• What is PRSI Cover?

PRSI is a tax that is taken at source when you are paid, it gains you certain benefits for employment, leave, dental and optical.

• Before 2009, what did PRSI cover in dentistry?

Before 2009, PRSI covered the majority of dental services, either total...

July 17, 2017

This patient wanted a nicer appearance for his back tooth (marked with blue arrow). The tooth was very broken down and had a large white filling and root canal, so in this case we suggested a crown treatment.

A crown is a porcelain covering for the tooth that is custom...

July 17, 2017

Patients often ask what can be done regarding front teeth that have been previously treated elsewhere. This patient had older composite fillings placed after a fall where she broke most of the teeth. They are showing wear and staining, and the margin of the veneer is v...

July 17, 2017

Icon Treatment from DMG is a happy accident. It was developed to treat early cavities (Infiltration CONcept) by using flowable filling material to sink into and fill micro-porosity and defects within teeth, without the use of a drill.

As it happens, this technique was d...

February 3, 2016

Bonded composite fillings (No-drill technique) are a reliable, aesthetic, and economical way of managing gaps and open spaces in the mouth.

The above patient wanted a more even smile, we added a small amount of composite resin material to the canines to harmonize the ae...

February 3, 2016

If the sockets feel sharp

When multiple teeth are removed that are adjacent to one another, it is common to feel small bony projections in the area between the tooth sockets.  These are the small triangles of bone that were located between the teeth.  These are normal,...

February 3, 2016

 

DO NOT DISTURB the healing socket

For the next few days, and especially the first 24 hours, it is very important to allow your body to form a good clot and start the natural healing process. Swishing, sucking through a straw, and smoking can all dislodge the clot.  Be...

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