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Alexandra Hills Dentist matchmakes patients

Amanda Colefax, Practice Manager at National Dental Care says “every patient is different. Pairing them with a dentist who communicates on the same level and has a personality to match is important. The right fit means they are more likely to have a bit of a laugh and a pleasant time.”

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A new study may have found a link between gum disease and Alzheimer’s disease.  Alzheimer’s is a progressive neurological disease that causes shrinkage of the brain. The disease is severe and can result in anxiety, memory loss and a range of debilitating symptoms including loss of language, and communication skills. In some cases, symptoms can develop in people aged as young as their thirties.

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Becoming a dentist with Dr Zaid Al Momani

Picture a young Dr. Zaid, only a child himself, going to his dad’s medical practice after school. Communication is key as a dentist and “my dad being a Paediatrician taught me how to talk to younger patients,” says Zaid. Explaining how “his tone would change, and the language he’d use would shift. I was only in primary school myself, and the kids were a similar age to me and I would see them relax with his patience and calm demeanor. He explained things in terms they understood and his approach calmed their parents too who could naturally be nervous.”

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Newstead Dentist Puts Patients First

“Patients are the most important part of coming to work every day for me,” says Zoe Shih, Oral Health Therapist, “they’re like guests coming to your home and I try and make them feel welcome and put at ease.”

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Dental phobias are common, but they cause unnecessary suffering and expense. Some people might recall exactly what made them scared, but others have no real idea. Some anxiety can be passed on if a parent had a bad experience and has always spoken of dentists with fear. But remember, dental treatments have improved vastly compared to what your mum or dad experienced.

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