dentistry life at Brisbane Smile Boutique
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Bonsoir! Well that went fast. January is almost a fleeting memory, as we venture into the year. As one might expect, it has been so far full of smiles that visit us, requesting to be checked, professionally scaled, whitened and the like.
The year is promising to be another great one for our team. Sonia, our patient co-ordinator is on reception. Nikita is the senior assistant to Dr Amy Daley, who is working Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays from 7.30am to 3.30pm. Holly is the senior assistant to Leila Haywood, as well as her training up in 2016 and venturing into the business of beauty, which is perfect for her, given her eye for precision and style.
Christine is our dental hygienist, who attends to the magic that is Zoom technology, with transformations that impress our dentists. She has been caring for all the children who were on school holidays, starting kindy, prep, and school and the teenagers heading to high school and uni. The start of the year is the perfect time for a smile check, and everything else in between, and Christine assists our dentist to have all of our patients having the healthiest smiles possible.
Best Wishes to everyone as the year is well and truly underway, and wishing you days of happiness and sunshine.
It would be mine and Dr Amy's pleasure to be of assistance with any dental requirements.
Leila Haywood // Dentist // Brisbane Smile Boutique
HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our patients and friends, and wishing you a year full of happiness and healthy teeth. Our year has started with smiles en masse.
Dr Amy and I have been researching and training in the next generation technology, where the precision of ceramic milling has finally reached the standard that we are finding to be exceptional, and therefore acceptable. Our technician here in Brisbane is scanning our models in with the latest scanning software, and creating porcelain inlays and onlays, to replace composite resin and metal fillings. I am in the process of having one placed in one of my molar teeth and Amy and I are excited at how durable and aesthetically pleasing they are. They are now our material of choice for larger restorations on the back teeth.
Composite resin has been lasting around 5 to 7 years for the average dentist; and of course patient - and it has its suitable applications, however for large fillings on the back teeth, porcelain is superior because of its strength, durability and aesthetics.
Christine, my hygienist, of 8 years! ... has been seeing to the transformation of healthy smiles with Zoom teeth whitening.
Late last year, I had the opportunity to check in with some patients who have had past restorations for review and maintenance.
Christine did some in office whitening for this lovely lady from the outback, and we then built up the two front teeth ( central incisors) to recreate a curve to the smile and to restore the worn down tooth structure. To help us maintain these, our patient wears a night guard to protect her teeth. These buildups have been in placed for 5 years.
This gentleman had 6 porcelain crowns and veneers to restore his top teeth in 2011, and the after photo is an update from 2016, which showcases the durability and lasting beauty of porcelain. Christine, my hygienist, has done in office whitening and provided active maintenance.
It has been a busy January for our team; seeing to cases and reviews, all the school kids for dental checks and cleans - especially checking if the toothbrush is also on holidays; resolutions for a healthy smile, preventive care and everything in between.
Please contact Sonia, our patient co-ordinator should you have any queries at all, on 07 3391 2504.
Wishing all of our patients and friends a lovely New Year, and a year of great things to smile about.
With the Kindest of Regards
We're well and truly racing in to November, and Melbourne Cup was celebrated by our team at the beautiful Eleven Rooftop Bar, where our team won on the race and in fashion. Holly, my wonderful nurse, won best dressed for her tropical inspired outfit, by Camilla. On the work front, Amy, Christine and I have been busy checking in on smiles, and my support team have been fabulous, and are so appreciated.
Wishing everyone all the best.
We're all excited to be heading in to November, with the race that stops a nation. Our team will be heading out for celebrations for the day, and it promises to be a day of fabulous dresses and smiles.
On the work front, Christine and myself have been incredibly busy seeing to smiles, whether it's a health check, or rebuilding a smile, we have spent each day, with our wonderful support team, and are honoured to be in a position to oversee the dental health of all of our patients. Some of our patients have been in since grade 1 and are now in University, which always amazes us, and we get to know the children who visit us well with 6 monthly preventive care and maintenance appointments, and see them grow up.
November to January is always an extremely busy time for our practice as we head towards the closure of the year. Please let us know if you require some time for your dental care, so that we can reserve time. Sonia is on 07 3391 2504 to help with scheduling.
Wishing everyone a wonderful spring, and look forward to seeing our patients and friends soon. I have found myself amongst some great personalities with immense support, and thousands of wonderful smiles that pop in and out for dental health care, and a lovely practice, with its serene river vista from our dental chairs.
With Kindest Regards