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Coronavirus/Covid-19 Protocol

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During the Coronavirus pandemic, we would like to update our patients on all the new protocols we have adopted to keep our staff and patients safe. We would like to emphasise that we take infection control very seriously and ensure our sterilisation and disinfecting procedures are done to the highest standard.

Prior to accepting any appointments, we screen and advise all patients who have travelled in the last 2 weeks or have cold/flu symptoms to postpone treatment. When patients arrive to their appointment, we check for any signs of fever with a thermoscan. We have removed our toy box and magazines temporarily to minimise cross-contamination and encourage all patients to utilise our accessible hand sanitisers in the waiting rooms prior to coming in for treatment. We ask that anyone accompanying patients give their details, travel and cold/flu history however prefer that patients arrive alone, no earlier than 5 minutes before their appointment, to avoid congestion in the waiting rooms.

We have also introduced a safe, low concentration peroxide rinse that is used prior to all dental procedures. Peroxide has been shown to assist in killing viruses such as the Coronavirus. We only utilise medical grade wipes, sanitisers, hand wash and personal protective wear. Our state-of-the-art dental chair also runs peroxide amongst other disinfectants through its lines to ensure the most sterile dental treatment is being provided.


Digital Dentistry

We are proud to offer state of the art, modern dental equipment. By keeping up to date with the latest advancements in technology, we are able to offer superior dental services for the family.


Digital Imaging – OPG/Panoramic X-RAY

OPG x-rays are essential prior to wisdom teeth removal and braces. They are used to detect infection, growing adult teeth in children that are yet to erupt, root pathology and TMJ abnormalities. Panoramic x-rays can now be taken on the spot at our clinic without requiring a referral to a radiation centre. The process is  comfortable, convenient and takes less than 15 seconds. You can also request your own electronic copy via email immediately! By offering this handy machine onsite, you can count on your dentists to deliver exceptional, accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. OPG x-rays are affordable and can be claimed with your private health insurance.


Digital Scanning – Intraoral Omnicam 2.0 Scanner

We are one of the first dental practices in Australia to introduce this latest type of Dentsply Sirona scanner. The Omnicam 2.0 is able to scan for crowns, bridges, mouthguards, Invisalign and even dentures without using gloopy, uncomfortable impressions. This scanner can analyse your teeth in a matter of minutes and is highly accurate. Dental laboratories will instantly receive your records and can start fabricating your aesthetic work immediately. It is perfect for those who have a gag reflex and are unable to tolerate the discomfort and nasty taste of impressions. There are no additional fees to utilise this scanner as it is part of our modern approach to dental treatment planning. Rest assured that we want to give you the best experience possible!


Sleep Dentistry / Dental Sedation

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Feeling too anxious or scared to get your dental treatment completed? The dentists at Sunshine Family Dental have a dedicated team that can provide you with a number of sedation options where you will feel completely at ease, relaxed and even forget the entire experience afterwards. Our dentists are trained to prescribe and provide instructions for oral sedation however if required, we can provide intravenous sedation where you will be able to sleep lightly through your procedure. Your drowsiness will ensure you do not feel anxious during treatment whatsoever. Sleep dentistry/sedation is completely safe, convenient and affordable.

Prior to the day of sedation, you will have met with Dr Barry Creighton who is fully trained and accredited to provide Intravenous sedation. After a thorough assessment and discussion about the procedure, Dr Barry will answer any of your questions and organise for you to have your treatment done at Sunshine Family Dental.  For more information, please visit http://dentalsedation.net.au/  and let one of our dentists know that you are interested!


Custom Tray

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The most traditional methods include fabrication of a custom whitening tray and dispensing bleaching gel.

The whitening trays are made from a soft vinyl rubber tailored to fit the exact contours of your teeth and moulded to fit into your mouth, this enables the whitening gel to make close contact with your tooth enamel to produce a consistent whiter smile. Some patients may experience sensitivity during the treatment. On rare occasions, patients may experience tingling sensations in the teeth immediately after the procedure,  however these effects subside shortly after use. It is not advised to use whitening systems if you have decay or defective fillings, or if you have active gum disease, which is why we always carry out a thorough examination of your mouth before we start any form of whitening treatment.

Some ready-made trays that are provided with other home teeth whitening products often do not allow the close contact that is required to create such even results, and some home kits may not contain enough of the whitening product to be effective, these are only minor problems compared to some of the other problems that can occur from these products. If the whitening tray does not fit correctly then some of the bleaching gel may leak onto your gums and can even be swallowed which can cause ulcers, blistering, sensitivity and damage to your tooth enamel.

Research conducted by the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry also found that cheaper home whitening kits may contain high levels of bleach. EU recommendations state that the level of Hydrogen Peroxide (an active ingredient in whitening gel) should not exceed 6%, however some websites are selling kits that contain nearly double the recommended level, some even containing acid that can erode patient’s teeth, causing them to stain even more.


Opalescence Go!

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Opalescence ready-to-go whitening gel offers professional whitening results for people who want to take their whitening treatments to go. Dispensed only by a licensed dental professional, Opalescence ready-to-go whitening gel comes in prefilled disposable trays, so it’s ready to use right out of the package. With no need to wait for models or custom trays, you can begin brightening your smile as soon as you leave your dentist’s office.


Philips Zoom Whitening

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What Philips Zoom teeth whitening can do for your smile

To achieve the teeth you want, Zoom Teeth Whitening offers you a full range of options based on your needs and your lifestyle. Professional teeth whitening with Philips Zoom is safe, effective pain-free, teeth whitening treatment used by over 10 million people worldwide. Watch a segment from Today EXTRA about Philips Zoom! and teeth whitening.

The difference between professional and over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments

Non-professional teeth whitening treatments are also known as over the counter products, such as strips and toothpaste. These products vary in their price, difficulty of use and effectiveness.

Philips Zoom professional whitening is a fast, effective and safe way to whiten your teeth. Your dental professional will either apply the treatment for you, or fit you with a customised trays so you can do the treatment at home.

Results from professional treatments can be immediate (up to 8 shades whiter in 45 minutes), and because a dental professional is involved, the process is safe, reliable and hassle free.


Invisalign- A clear alternative to braces

Some patients prefer “invisible” braces instead of the traditional look, hence clear aligners such as Invisalign have become a more popular option in recent years. Invisalign is great in aiding the correction of misaligned teeth as it can be more comfortable and esthetically pleasing. Our dentist can offer Invisalign as an alternative should you favour this over the regular fixed braces. For more information regarding Invisalign please visit www.invisalign.com.au/about-invisalign

Whether it is fixed braces or Invisalign, it is important to have a detailed consultation with our dentists so that we can carefully plan the treatment process to help you achieve the best result for your smile.


Cosmetic Injections

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Wrinkles and volume loss are a natural part of the ageing process. As we get older our skin gets thinner and drier and the body decreases its production of natural collagen and elastin. At Sunshine Family Dental, we are here to help you maintain a fresh, youthful appearance whilst enhancing your natural features. We offer botox (Botulinum Toxin) and dermal fillers that are FDA approved and proven to be safe. Allergic reactions are extremely rare. These cosmetic injections can be used for cosmetic enhancement, clenching, grinding and improve a person’s smile by reducing the appearance of lines or wrinkles around the mouth. Make an enquiry now so our dentist can give you a consultation to assess your suitability for these procedures.

For a limited time only, we have a Special Introductory Offer: $495 for either botox (125U Dysport) or dermal fillers (1ml Restylane)

Please contact us on (03) 9312 0263 or make a booking online now!

Dermal Fillers

Anti-Wrinkle Injections


WORKING HOURS

Monday          : 9am – 6pm.
Tuesday          : 9am – 6pm.
Wednesday    : 9am – 6pm.
Thursday        : 9am – 6pm.
Friday              : 9am – 6pm.
Saturday         : 9am – 5pm.
Sunday           : 9am – 5pm.

OUR LOCATION

SUNSHINE FAMILY DENTAL
232A Hampshire Rd
Sunshine VIC 3020

Tel: (03) 9312 0263
Mob: 0490 769 724