Dental Health Week 2018

Watch Your Mouth! Dental Health week is next week and do you know what that means? CDP is going to be echoing with this year’s theme “Watch your mouth!”. Dental Health Week is a week-long event which will start on the 6th and end of the 12th of August. The Australian Dental Association’s holds this… Continue Reading

Are Baby Teeth Important?

Are baby teeth important? Baby teeth, milk teeth, deciduous teeth, primary teeth, it doesn’t matter what we call them but they are more important than you might think. It is a common misconception that they are “only baby teeth” and they are going to fall out anyway, so why bother looking after them or fixing… Continue Reading

Dental Statistics

DENTAL STATISTICS Here are some statistics about dental health in Australia that might interest you: Who is at risk? 30% of Australians currently go without regular dental care due to cost, unavailability of services and other barriers. More than one in three Australians delay or avoid dental treatment because they can’t afford it (that’s more… Continue Reading

Extractions 101: Tools of the Trade

Extractions 101: Tools of the Trade Extractions. This could be one of the most feared words by patients sitting in the chair (the other being needles). Whilst at CDP we aim to help our patients keep their teeth for as long as possible, sometimes there is just no other viable option. Maybe the financial cost… Continue Reading

What is CDBS?

What is CDBS? CDBS is an acronym that hopefully most people with eligible children will have heard; it stands for Child Dental Benefits Scheme. Under the CDBS scheme, eligible children aged 2-17 are entitled to claim up to $1000 per child to pay for dental services. The CDBS provides benefits for a range of dental services,… Continue Reading

Dental Assisting – A Newbie’s Perspective

I have worked in retail for 5 years, and let me tell you when I started in training to be a dental assistant I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Being a DA is so exciting and different every day, I love it. Sterilisation My first couple of weeks began in what… Continue Reading

Is your dental practice a safe place to go?

Is your dental practice a safe place to go and what is accreditation? If you are a patient at CDP, then I can answer a resounding YES! and I am about to tell about something called Accreditation and how it applies to dental practices like CDP. Going to the dentist is for some people can… Continue Reading

Working together for the best outcome

To achieve the best outcome patients and dental professionals must work together! The call has been made, the appointment booked, now you have been ushered into the treatment room and into the dental chair by one of our lovely DA’s here at CDP. She introduces herself, explains the plan of action for today, pops the… Continue Reading

A note to my 15 year old self about orthodontic retainers

To my 15 year old self….. Having orthodontic treatment as a teenager is something many people may have experienced. Myself included. Except I have had orthodontic treatment twice. Twice? Why would I want to endure the time and cost associated with braces for a second time? Well,  when I was 15, I wasn’t paying for… Continue Reading

Floss like a Boss – why you should!

Is flossing really that important for my oral hygiene?  Should I do like the CDP shirt says and “floss like a boss”?   Why floss? Every time you visit your dentist or dental hygienist for a checkup or clean you’re almost certain to be asked “Have you been flossing daily?” Let’s face it,  the truthful… Continue Reading