Dr Oscar Buse has recently begun work as lead dentist at National Dental Care Buddina. Dr Buse, an experienced senior dentist, moved to the area with his family following several years in Melbourne.
“I’ve done extensive training in these areas. I love to get to know each new patient and what they’d like to achieve. Then we discuss what the solutions could be and what their budget is. I like to see their smile when the work is completed.”
Understanding nervous patients
Dr Buse understands that some people are nervous about seeing a dentist.
“Some will say straight out that they don’t like dentists,” says Dr Buse. “I understand that, especially if they’d had work done in the past which they’re not happy with.
“It’s very important to me that every patient knows what will work for them. I want them to be happy with the results.”
Restorative dentistry is often needed when patients have missed regular checkups or waited until they were in real pain before seeing a dentist.
“Restorative dentistry is not just about making a patient comfortable and able to eat a range of foods again,“ says Dr Buse. “It’s also about giving people back their confidence. If they’ve had a chipped or a missing tooth it can stop people from smiling and being comfortable socially. Being able to make them comfortable during the treatment and to restore their smile is very rewarding.”
The right dental solution for you
Dr Buse says that understanding what each patient’s needs and expectations are is an important part of restorative dentistry. He ensures that each patient is comfortable to explain what they’d like to happen, and what they don’t want. Then he explains what treatments would suit each patient.
“Some people might hate dentures, so I can see if they’re suitable for a bridge or if implants can be used,” says Dr Buse. “We talk about what their expectations are and what their budget is so we can find the right solution for them.”
Discussing the patient’s budget for their treatment is also important as sometimes patients may want to look at different options.
“We understand that sometimes unexpected treatments can be quite expensive,” says Dr Buse. “Fortunately, National Dental Care has an interest-free payment plan which can help eligible patients with paying things off. Other times we may be able to time their treatments across two calendar years, to make the most of their private health insurance refunds. We work with the patient to get them the treatment that’s right for them.”
A family move for the Queensland lifestyle
Dr Buse grew up in Lima, Peru, where he had his own dental practice. He speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese.
“Moving to Queensland has been a long time in planning,” he says. “We looked all around the world and knew Queensland was where we wanted to be. But we had to do things in stages.”
When they first moved to Australia, the Buse family lived in Melbourne for several years while Dr Buse completed his Australian accreditation exams and his elder daughter completed her HSC. After their second daughter was born early this year, the family was ready to make the move north.
“We wanted an outdoor lifestyle and the Sunshine Coast is perfect,” he explains. “I love to surf and my wife teaches yoga. We all enjoy outdoor activities. I’m looking forward to getting involved in the community here, too.”
National Dental Care Buddina are welcoming new patients. To meet Dr Oscar Buse and his team call (07) 5444 2322 or book online.