Our Values & Beliefs

Smile Hawthorn! So the World Smile With You!

We believe that every smile is beautiful. A beautiful smile does not have to have straight or whitened teeth. In some cases, it may not have teeth at all. But as Mother Teresa said, "Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing!"

We just want everyone to Smile!

Ethical Dentistry

We believe in providing high quality ethical dental services to improve the oral and general health of all our patients.

If it is something that we would not do to ourselves, we would not do it to you.

Read about what being an Accredited Practice means?

Our Patients Come First

Everyone should be treated with integrity, courtesy and respect in a comfortable, pleasant and safe environment.

We are not part of a big corporation. Our specialised and boutique nature means that our focus is on your health.

Oral Health Promotion

We want to empower our patients through education and encouragement to maintain the health of their teeth and gums so that they can keep them strong and disease-free for life.

Patient Interaction

We engage with our patients to help them make informed decisions about their oral health and any treatment required, utilising the latest technology and research.

Knowledge is the key to understanding your health and we endeavour to promote an interactive style of treatment.

Read about our methods of patient interaction.

Infection Control

In maintaining and upholding the highest standards of infection control and cleanliness.

Read about our Autoclave.

Continuing Development

As a practice, we believe in enhancing our own development through continuing professional education and working as a team.

Help the Environment

We are awaiting the day when we can do everything digitally so that our reliance on paper can be minimised. We have already digitised many of our procedures to reduce our paper usage, from patient registration, to time sheets and stock ordering.

Despite amalgam being a strong and long lasting filling, we do not use amalgam at our practice due to the concerns over waste amalgam storage.

The Cattani Hydrocyclone amalgam catcher unit installed on our plant equipment traps waste amalgam keeping it from washing into our drains and subsequently our oceans.

Read about our how we are trying to save the environment. Read about Dentists for Cleaner Water and the Minimata Guides.

Support Australian Jobs

Unless required (e.g. Invisalign), we send our lab-work to local labs to be constructed by 'Aussies'. We do not believe in sending work overseas to "save" money.

By choosing local labs and supporting Australian jobs, we can also be confident that the materials are approved for patient use by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration.

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