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Dental Glossary From A-Z

Amalgam – Material made from mercury and other alloy mixtures used to restore a drilled portion of a tooth. Anaesthesia – Medications used to relieve pain. Anterior teeth – Front teeth. Also called incisors and cuspids. Arch – The upper or lower jaw. Baby bottle tooth decay – Caused by sugary substances in breast milk

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Flying Overseas

Flying Overseas for Cosmetic/Implant dentistry? Do not pack your bags yet…. Oris Dental offers ‘Smile design packages’ to match your quote for a ‘cosmetic dental makeover overseas holiday’ without the risks, hassles or drama of a group tour or a more expensive self managed tour. That’s right Smile Design packages right here right now with

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General And Oral Health

Recent research reveals strong links between oral health and general health. Good oral hygiene – controlling bacterial plaque and preventing periodontal or gum disease inflammation and infection – is an essential part of maintaining good overall health. To put it simply, keeping your mouth happy and healthy will help to keep your whole body smiling. As a dentist

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The Rise Of Dental Tourism

… and some scary bits Dental tourism has escalated at an exponential rate in the past few years. Have a great holiday and get cosmetic surgery done at a fraction of the cost back home? How can you resist that thought. Flash your gleaming white smile while sun bathing in the beaches of Phuket? Irresistible. Dental tourism

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Preventive Program For Teeth

Oris Dental Preventive Program for Teeth Both natural teeth and teeth with restorations survive best in an oral environment that is clean and where the intake of harmful foods is controlled. Our program is designed to help prevent new cavities, preserve teeth that have been restored and manage periodontal disease. At the initial visit oral

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MAGICAL-DEFENCE-AGAINST-CAVITIES

Saliva- Your Magical Defence Against Cavities

Saliva is an important part of a healthy body. It is mostly made of water. But it also contains important substances that your body needs to digest food and to keep your teeth healthy and strong. This clear fluid that is usually taken for granted has almost magical qualities when it comes to teeth. Saliva

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Dental Implants- Teeth For Life

What is a Dental implant? Dental implant is a surgical component that can be thought of as an artificial root to which dental prosthesis like a crown bridge or dentures can be attached. The basis of dental implantsis a biologic process called ‘Osseo integration’ in which the bone grows to the implant and bonds with it.

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The Amalgam Filling Debate

The phrase “mad as a hatter” comes from the past use of mercury in curing felt for hat-making. Hatters exposed to mercury poisoning in their work developed neurological and psychiatric symptoms Mercury in any form is poisonous. These days, the occupation most likely to be exposed to mercury is dentistry. Not only are dental workers

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Sleep Dentistry- Wake Up To A Dazzling New Smile!

Are you a dental phobic? Are you time poor and cannot keep multiple appointments? Sleep dentistry may be just what you are looking for. If you answered yes, Sleep dentistry might be the answer for you. We’re the dentist office in the Sunshine Coast that likes to see patients who don’t like to see the

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Dental Phobia

For many of us, the poor old dentist is right up there with spiders and snakes when it comes to the things we fear most. Why are some of us so scared of the dentist’s chair? And what are dentists doing to make that twice-a-year trip a little easier? Dental phobia is defined as the

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10/7 Nicklin Way

Minyama QLD 4575, Australia

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Book Appointment

(07) 5444 4308 & 1300 70 60 90

Send Us An Email

dentist@orisdental.com.au

Adarsh (Principal Dentist)

Adarsh

Adarsh (A-Dash) is the principal dentist at Oris Dental. Adarsh graduated as a dentist in 1996 from the University of Mumbai (Bombay, India). He entered private practice as an assistant dentist in one of the leading practices in Mumbai from 1996-2002. The practice offered all aspects of dentistry with the exception of Orthodontics. This prompted Adarsh to pursue a post graduate degree in Orthodontics and successfully completed the 3 year Full time the master’s program from University of Mumbai (Bombay, India) in 2005. Since then, Adarsh has been in private practice both as a general dentist and an orthodontist. He also served as teaching faculty at University in Mumbai for 3 yrs and when in India, he has been ‘the dentist’ to many dentists!! In 2008, Adarsh took the Australian Dental Council exam for direct recognition of his skill in Australia. He successfully completed the exams in the first attempt and moved to Australia early 2009. He has been in private practice in Australia since Jan 2009. Oris Dental was set up in Minyama in 2011. Oris Dental is now over 8 years old and is growing to be a well-respected practice in the area. He is particularly interested in Cosmetic dentistry Dental implants and Orthodontics. Adarsh hopes to use all the experience he has gained in the past 22 years, to offer the best in dentistry to all his patients in this practice. Adarsh believes in spreading smiles and has successfully designed smiles and in doing so improved the lives and self-confidence of many Sunshine Coast locals (Take a look at our Smile gallery!). Adarsh is an active member of the Australian Dental Association since 2009 He held the post of Senior Lecturer in Orthodontics in Mumbai University before moving to Australia. He is a Life member of the Indian Dental Association, serving as the General Secretary of the Association (Mumbai City Chapter) 2007-2009 He is Life member of the Indian Orthodontic Society. He is Candidate for Membership Examination MRACDS (Ortho) and plans to complete his membership exams soon. Adarsh is also currently pursuing his Diploma in Implant dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons(Edinburgh). Adarsh has recently complete intensive training in implant placement and restoration in Neoss and TRI (Swiss) Implant system. He is married to Prachi for 15yrs and they have a 11 yr old son – Aarjav, a little daughter Aria who has just started prep and Daisy the mad Lab pup! He is currently learning to play Tennis and Badminton and loves watching the cricket!

Prachi (Owner/ Dentist)

Prachi

Prachi is the director, part time dentist at Oris Dental. Prachi graduated in 2002 from Nair hospital dental college, Mumbai (Bombay, India), one of the leading dental schools in Asia. She then worked in multiple private practices across Mumbai (Bombay, India). While working as a dentist in various practices she picked up the positives from them and implemented them into this practice at Oris Dental. She is very friendly by nature and is particularly good at handling children, preventive dentistry and hygiene. Prachi moved to Australia in 2009. Prachi has there on completed her Australian Dental council exams successfully in early 2011 and is now ready to bring in her 12 years of experience to Oris Dental. Prachi also serves as a part time dentist at the Oral Health Services Sunshine Coast in Caloundra Kawana and Nambour as needed.

Davina (Dentist)

Davina

Davina is the latest addition to the Oris dental family. After completing her bachelor’s degree form the University of Queensland, Davina has been in private practice in an around the Sunshine coast for a year. Davina is very highly recommended by her previous employers. Davina shows exemplary skills in building a great relationship and rapport with her patients and is well regarded by her peers. We are happy to have Davina as a part of our practice and hope her friendly personality will shine through to all our patients.

Lise Slack (Dental Hygienist)

Lise Stack

Our dental hygienist Lise Slack is a trained member of the dental team who works together with your dentist in preventing gum diseases and dental decay.

Lise joined OrisDental in 2015 and has worked extensively in private specialist practices. She graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa in 1982 and has had specific training and exposure to an extensive range of periodontal conditions and treatment modalities.

Lise’s dad was a professor in dentistry and this is where her love of teeth comes from. She has invented two specialist oral care products which are available in Australia and several international countries. Lise has also lectured at international dental conferences on the maintenance of dental implants and how to help patients care for their teeth once they have contracted periodontitis.

Both adults and children can benefit from having an appointment with a dental hygienist as they are taught how dental diseases occur and how it can be prevented or managed.

Lise is married to Sam and they have two daughters. They value their family time and love adventurous outdoor sports.

Kasey (Dental Assistant)

Jesse (Dental Assistant)

Jesse has been a part of our team for 3 years and is now an integral part of the practice. Kasey has grown leaps and bounds in the past 3 years and is now the lead dental assistant of the Oris dental team. Kasey displays exemplary skills and manner and ensures that your experience at the practice is a pleasant one.

Debra (Receptionist)

Debra (Receptionist)

Debra is the pleasant voice that greets you when you phone the practice. Debra has over 30 years of experience in the dental field and it wont take you long to realize that she absolutely enjoys what she does. Debra is primarily involved in reception duties but is also a certified dental assistant and can seamlessly switch roles when needed. Debra ensures that the workflow of the practice is maintained and ensure that high practice standards our maintained. Debra is playing an active role in us achieving practice accreditation.

Zoe (Dental Assistant)

Zoe (Dental Assistant)

Zoe has been in the dental industry for over 15 years and loves everything about dentistry. Zoew has worked in all aspects of dentistry including Orthodontics and brings in a wealth of experience to Oris Dental. As a dental asssitant Zoe will do whatever it takes to make your visit to Oris Dental as best as possible.

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