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  • No mouthguard, no play - Sports policy now available

    No mouthguard, no play - Sports policy now available

    The Australian Dental Association and Sports Medicine Australia have approved the use of a Mouthguard Policy that all sports clubs can sign.

    The Mouthguard Policy is available from their websites. It clearly outlines how sports clubs can commit to reducing the incidence of dental trauma that can occur from the playing of sport.

    All sports clubs are encouraged to sign up to the Mouthguard Policy and require their members to do so as well. Traditional contact sports such as Rugby League, Rugby Union, AFL and boxing are known to have incidences of dental trauma. However, sports that are seen to be non–contact in nature, such as hockey, netball and basketball, actually have many occasions of mouth injuries during the inadvertent contact that occurs.

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  • How can we stabilise loose dentures?

    How can we stabilise loose dentures?

    Adapting to wearing full dentures can be a challenge. We meet many people who struggle particularly with a lower denture that is loose and moves when they talk or eat.

    Denture Stabilisation provides one of the most cost effective and simple solutions to a lower denture that moves when it shouldn’t. By placing 2 dental implants at the front of the lower jaw we can provide fixed points to ‘anchor’ your denture and stop it moving. Because full upper dentures are stabilised in the mouth by suction fewer people struggle with an upper denture that moves, but if you do battle to keep your upper denture secure it can be possible to use four to six dental implants to stabilise this denture too. In both upper and lower cases small press stud-like clips are attached to these implants and a new denture is made with attachments which then clip on to the press studs when placed in your mouth.

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  • Surgeons implant Australia’s first 3-D-printed mandibular joint

    Surgeons implant Australia’s first 3-D-printed mandibular joint

    In collaboration with medical engineers, oral and maxillofacial surgeons at the University of Melbourne have recently implanted a temporomandibular joint prosthesis in a young man suffering from a rare congenital jaw deformity. This is the first time a custom-made mandibular joint replacement using 3-D printing technology has been performed in Australia.

    The patient was born with condylar aplasia, a developmental defect of the mandibular condyle. He was missing a temporomandibular joint, which resulted in a lack of growth in the left side of his face and a noticeably skew mandible. The condition also affected jaw motion, chewing capacity and facial expression. His jaw was surgically reconstructed with a new titanium prosthesis. It was manufactured using the latest 3-D metal printing technology, which was developed and tested in collaboration with 3D Medical, one of Australia’s leading medical and health care technology providers.

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  • Sleep apnoea accelerates memory loss and cognitive decline

    Sleep apnoea accelerates memory loss and cognitive decline

    Sleep apnoea is a common disorder that causes breathing pauses lasting from a few seconds to minutes. They may occur 30 times or more an hour.
    A new study conducted by researchers in the U.S. has provided evidence that heavy snoring and sleep apnoea may be linked to cognitive decline and the development of Alzheimer’s disease at an earlier age. The findings also suggested that common continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment could delay progression of cognitive impairment.

    For the study, the researchers reviewed the medical history of 2,470 participants aged 55–99 who either had no memory or thinking problems, mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease. The analysis found that participants suffering from sleep apnoea were diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment about ten years earlier than were participants without sleep breathing problems. On average, those who developed cognitive impairment were 77 years old at the time of diagnosis, while the latter group was diagnosed around the age of 90. Sleep apnoea patients developed Alzheimer’s about five years earlier than those without the condition, at an average age of 83 versus 88.

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  • Sleep apnoea is associated with depression in men

    Sleep apnoea is associated with depression in men

    A multi-year study involving Australian men has found a profound link between obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and depression. The study showed that participants with diagnosed sleep disorders were twice as likely to suffer from depression than those without sleep conditions. The risk of depression was even higher in those who also suffered from excessive daytime sleepiness.

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    Welcome to Modern Dentistry

    Modern Dentistry is a refreshingly new concept in dental care.

    By bringing together many of the world's proven and advanced dental technologies under one roof and combining these with the skills of a cutting edge team of dental professionals, we aim to provide the ultimate in dental care. Our clinical skills are backed up by our dedicated support team who offer a concierge level of customer service to ensure each visit is relaxing and enjoyable. They will ensure that you are provided with the ultimate level of customised service and care.

    By design, Modern Dentistry doesn't look or feel like a traditional dental practice. The luxurious decor and high quality finish of the surroundings reflect the high standards of service we aim to provide. Our team create an inviting and calming atmosphere so you can sit back, relax and have an enjoyable and personal experience. 

    Our location has your convenience in mind, situated in Civic, we are within walking distance from the Canberra Centre and in the centre of the Canberra Central Business District.

    Our Mission Statement
    We will provide the very best patient service in the
    field of Dental Health, delivering it with empathy.

     

    Modern Dentistry is a QIP Accredited Practice

    Currently, it is not mandatory for dental practices in Australia to become accredited. However, Dr Tony Appleton and the team at Modern Dentistry believe that it is imperative not only to provide the best dental care, but also to be accountable for all of the processes that concern patient relations, health and safety and legislative governance and to strive for perfection and improvement wherever they see the need.

    Being a QIP Accredited practice means that Modern Dentistry’s valued patients, benefit from a number of governing policies that are put in place to provide a working model for best practice. One such policy, for example, allows us to use and monitor meticulous infection control practices whenever you visit. All staff are conversant with the requirements of infection control set out by the relevant governing bodies both nationally and at state level and all staff receive regular training and updates in this critical area of patient care. Along with this, Modern Dentistry also prides itself on it’s Work Health and Safety standards and consistently reviews risk management strategies so that patients, staff and other visitors to the practice may rest assured that their physical and mental well-being is of utmost importance to us.

    Accreditation means that all our staff members follow strict protocols when it comes to patient privacy and confidentiality and measures are in place to ensure that each patient receives information about the treatment they are to receive so that they can make informed decisions based upon that information. We want our patients to have a voice and be pro-active in their treatment.

    We are proud to be a QIP Accredited practice and to offer our patients the very best care we can.

    Achieving accreditation demonstrates a commitment to the provision of excellent dental care and continuous quality improvement within the practice environment.