On the 29th of June it was Red Nose Day. We helped to raise funds by selling merchandise such as pens, wrist bands and of course red noses! We were able to raise over $150 with the help of our wonderful patients for a great cause.
This month we are celebrating our 6th birthday! We enjoyed a lovely lunch at Goldfish Restaurant to celebrate the occasion. Thank you to all of our lovely staff and amazing patients for a wonderful six years- we can't wait for many more to come!
In September 2017, Megan headed off on a life changing experience to Nepal with Project Yeti, to help provide volunteer dental work at Kopan Monastery for two weeks.
During her stay at the Monastery, she got to experience the different culture and embrace the monk’s lifestyle. Megan is very thankful for all the donations that were received from all the Patients at The Happy Tooth, the Singleton community, local businesses especially The Albion Hotel Singleton and The Horse and Jockey Singleton and also Dr Alexys Ward, Dr Charlotte Wotherspoon and Dr Min Jin Song; she couldn’t of done it without the support
“Real happiness in life starts when you begin to cherish others.”
About Project Yeti
The Project was founded in 2012 by Dr George Manos and his wife Helen. Dr Manos and Helen aimed to provide dental care and oral health education in Kathmandu. The clinic is within the Kopan Monastery which is near Boudhanath, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal.
The Happy Tooth is proud to introduce the 'Planmeca Scan/Cam and Mill'. Basically it is an in-the-mouth camera/scanner. The camera allows your dentist to take mouth models without using Alginate material. Now, if you have ever had a mouth model taken, you will know it can be an uncomfortable few minutes. The Dentist will take the scan of your mouth and it will appear in a sophisticated Dental software.
How can you and our Patients benefit from this?
This sophisticated Dental software sends your scans to the Planmeca Plan Mill and we can make Crown’s, Bridges, Inlays and Onlays.
What is the Planmeca Plan Mill?
It is a High precision milling unit, meaning it cuts blocks of stone and turns them into your Crowns, Bridges, Inlays and Onlays in around 20 minutes. After Milling your crown is then glazed, fired in a furnace (just like pottery) and then can be cemented into your mouth.
What does this mean for you?
The major benefit for you and our Patients is one day appointment for Crowns, Bridges, Inlays and Onlays. In the past, it has taken up to 2 weeks for your work to come back from an off site Dental Laboratory. In most cases you can have your new tooth in around 2-3 hours!
Child Dental Benefit Scheme (CDBS) is still in operation
The ADA has confirmed with The Department of Health that with the Federal Government in caretaker mode, the legislation to close the scheme cannot be passed at present. It’s unlikely that a vote in Parliament will occur any earlier than the final quarter 2016.
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