Our Services

We aim to look after all aspects of your dental needs by providing a wide range of services, including:

Preventive Care

We love healthy mouths and our dental care philosophy begins with education and prevention. You can maximise the long-term stability of your teeth and gums, and minimise the overall costs to your health and hip-pocket, by having regular examinations, cleans and professional advice. Our preventive services and check-up recall periods vary from 3 to 18 months, tailored to suit different needs at different life stages. Preventive services include diet counselling, saliva testing, oral hygiene instruction, fissure sealants, fluoride applications, provision of preventive medicaments and products, and mouthguards.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Fillings are an attractive, natural-looking alternative to metal fillings. Cosmetic fillings are usually made of composite and are often placed directly in one appointment. Alternatively, especially for larger fillings, durable and aesthetic porcelain is crafted precisely in a laboratory and placed at a subsequent appointment. We work closely with a talented North Shore ceramist to offer beautiful and functional veneers, inlays, onlays, crowns and bridges.
Bonded Restorations can improve aesthetics significantly, while remaining extremely conservative and usually reversible, ranging from covering small discolourations to diastema (gap) closure to multi-unit bridges.

Digital Smile Design

Digital Smile Design (DSD) is an advanced dental cosmetic treatment which allows patients to redesign their smiles. Our use of Dental Smile Design helps our patients to achieve a beautiful smile and a healthy and functional mouth. One of the great benefits to working with Digital Smile Design is that it allows our patients to preview a simulation and have a trial fitting of their their new smile before they finalise treatment. It is a complete design system that predicts and controls the outcome.

Endodontics (Root Canal Therapy)

Save a nerve-damaged tooth with root canal therapy. Here, the nerve space is cleaned, disinfected and filled with a bio-compatible material to stop bacteria flourishing. Root canal therapy may be completed in one to three visits. Placement of a crown after root canal treatment helps to resist fracture, and improve the seal of the tooth against recurrent infection.

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Dental Splints (Nightguards)

Reduce grinding and facial muscle pain, and protect your teeth from excessive wear, cracks and fractures by wearing a nightguard. A nightguard needs to be correctly fitted to be comfortable and there are many designs for different needs.

Periodontics (Scaling, Gum Treatment)

Our dentists and hygienists offer scaling and deep cleaning for those pesky areas that are difficult to clean and which might result in chronic bleeding or staining. Chronic bleeding can be an indicator of gum disease or periodontitis, which can lead to bad breath and tooth loosening or loss. Periodontitis is a silent disease, often progressing painlessly. It needs to be diagnosed early and requires life-long maintenance.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is an easy, conservative and affordable way of brightening your smile. Often this is enough to preclude the need for complex cosmetic dentistry. We offer in-surgery whitening or at-home whitening using laboratory-fabricated, customised trays and high strength whitening gels. Grey, root-filled teeth can also be whitened individually, using a method of internal bleaching.

Micro-abrasion is a simple, effective procedure in removing superficial white and brown spots, using a specific treatment protocol. Often used in combination with teeth whitening, micro-abrasion produces excellent results.

Children’s Dentistry

A simple, short visit at 2-3 years of age is a great way to form a positive first impression. It motivates a child towards better home care and cooperation at any unexpected future appointments. It also screens for any dental anomalies and aids in minimising future intervention. Prevention is our cornerstone of care.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule Bulk-billing with no gap payment is available for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. This is a new child dental program that provides eligible children and teenagers aged 2 to 17 with up to $1000 for basic dental services. It is capped over two consecutive calendar years. Eligible families, teenagers and approved care organisations will receive a letter from the Australian Government to confirm eligibility. If your child is eligible, all you need to do is call us to book an appointment.

Sports Mouthguards

Sports mouthguards can reduce the impact of injury on the teeth and surrounding structures. Our laminated, custom-fit mouthguards can be designed for the adult mouth and heavy duty use, or to fit the growing mouth with erupting teeth. You can choose your colour and identification labels.

Anti-Snoring Devices

Following a comprehensive assessment, which may include a sleep study, anti-snoring devices can reduce the harmful effects of sleep apnoea and snoring, supporting healthy and restful sleep. We recommend SomnoMed guards.

Extractions, Wisdom Tooth Removal, Minor Oral Surgery

Dr Michael Chen has been practising oral surgery for over twenty years. He carries out extractions, surgical removal of teeth and minor oral surgery in our offices or at Chatswood Private Hospital and Pittwater Day Surgery. Additionally, nitrous oxide (“happy gas”), IV sedation, and general anaesthesia are available.

Dental Implants

Implants are a highly-successful tooth replacement solution, upon which crowns, bridges or dentures are secured. The advantages of implants include restored confidence in function, high aesthetics and independence from adjacent teeth. They may not be superior to natural teeth, but they serve most patients well and for some they are a life changing experience.
Over the last seventeen years Dr Lester Clifford has gained extensive implant experience and he and Dr Bezhad Habibi have worked as a surgical and restorative team since 1998.

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New Dentures, Repairs, Relines

Bernie McAlary is our in-house prosthetist who provides all denture services. Bernie is certified to treat patients as well as to fabricate dentures. In this way, he can integrate the clinical and technical art of denture provision seamlessly. He can help you with implant-supported or traditional dentures, metal or flexible dentures, repairs, relines and additions.

Dental Emergencies

We have specifically allocated emergency appointments available seven days a week. We endeavour to accommodate our emergency patients on the same day.

Nitrous (Happy Gas), IV Sedation

For anxious patients, we offer fillings, extractions and wisdom teeth removal under nitrous gas, after which it is safe to drive home.
Alternatively, we offer IV sedation, with the help of our visiting medical doctor, Dr Bree Belford, who uses standard sedative and pain relieving drugs. During this deeply relaxing dream-like state, you are still able to talk and respond, but will not remember the procedure afterwards.

Digital 3D Radiography, OPG and Intra-oral Imaging

Our practice utilises only digital radiography, offering a much lower radiation emission than conventional x-rays. Our modern 3D imaging technology, similar to a medical CT scan, but at a lower exposure, provides more extensive coverage of the teeth and surrounding structures with great detail and accuracy.