More than half the dental practitioners in Australia are women and that trend is increasing. On International Women’s Day, National Dental Care dentist Dr Joanne McGilp shares why she became and dentist and why it’s a great career for women. She also explains how the latest time-saving dental technology benefits both patients and dentists.
At National Dental Care we always strive to create a culture of recognition and reward. This week we have a special focus on our dental assistants. These individuals add value every day to our dentists, hygienists, specialists and practice teams. They contribute to our patient’s experience and contribute to their visit being “smooth and easy”, as one of our patient recently commented.
A new year often comes with a change in the air, but for Keran Bagley, Practice Manager – National Dental Care Merrimac, it’s all about celebrating loyalty.
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.”
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.
National Dental Care has close to 1,000 team members spread across almost 60 locations Australia-wide. Today, we met with Dr Fady, Dubbo dentist, to learn about his day-to-day.
If you find your mouth always seems too dry you need to get it checked by your National Dental Care dentist. Dry mouth can be a side-effect of some medications or medical treatments but it can also cause dental problems. Your dentist will help you maintain good oral health if you have dry-mouth issues.
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.”
Last week the National Dental Care Chermside team volunteered their time and professional services to support people who were identified as needing a helping hand.