Before and After (Selection of Case Studies)

Here’s a selection of Before and After pictures to show the amazing things that can be achieved with modern dentistry!   Discolouration Gone!   Removal of unsightly gaps

Strokes: Gum Disease more harmful than Diabetes

New research suggests that gum disease carries a higher risk of causing stroke than diabetes, and it’s impact is nearly the equivalent of high blood pressure as a major cause of strokes. The latest research indicates that people are twice as likely to suffer a non- fatal stroke as a result of gum disease, compared to diabetes, and it’s impact is equivalent to people with high blood pressure. The good [Continue Reading…]

Cosmetic Dentistry: Awesome Zirconium Bridge

case 3446 Female, 45yo   The lady had a retained deciduous eye tooth because the permanent canine stuck in the jaw bone and never came through. The baby tooth was now getting loose and about to cause a big cosmetic problem!   The tooth was removed, and the neighbouring teeth prepared for a bridge, with the patient under IV midazolam sedation. Guess why an implant wasn’t a good idea? The [Continue Reading…]

Hello World

To the general public, Dentistry is a profession that can seem a little inaccessible and hard to approach. As an experienced private practitioner operating  for almost 30 years, mainly in Wellington, and also London in the ’80′s, I think I’d like to share some insights into dental treatment and oral health issues in general, to aid in demystifying this interesting field. Dental graduates from New Zealand (about 60 a year) [Continue Reading…]