Health Optimization. A New Medical Paradigm Meaning and Philosophy ……

People have been asking about this new medical paradigm, the technology based clinics. First let’s think about a piece of technology we all know well. Our mobile phone, think about your first mobile and how much technology has advanced over the years to the phone you have now. The same is happening with medical technology.. read more →

Successful anaesthesia in acutely inflamed pulps

John Lordan examines how to achieve profound pulpal anaesthesia in teeth with irreversible pulpitis Successful anaesthesia in mandibular molar teeth is challenging under normal pulpal conditions but particularly so when the patient presents with a symptomatic acutely inflamed pulp. This will not surprise any operating dentist who faces the challenge of trying to operate on a patient who.. read more →

Back-to-school tips to keep teeth healthy

1. Establish a regular tooth cleaning routine for your child Toothbrushing: Good brushing technique is important so that dental plaque is adequately removed. Dental plaque is a sticky white film of bacteria and it contributes to causing dental decay. Supervised brushing does not simply mean being in the same room – it means actually brushing.. read more →

“I HATE MY GUMMY SMILE”

Many patients present with this complaint. There are multiple reasons why teeth look short, which could include one or several of the following: Inflammation associated with poor oral hygiene, periodontal (gum) disease and faulty restorations. Altered passive eruption: Teeth are the correct length, but covered by excess gum tissue or the teeth have not erupted.. read more →

Retainers after orthodontic treatment – Why? When?

Retainers after Orthodontic treatment – Why? When? by Dr. Maghnus O’Donnell While achieving a good orthodontic result ie a functional, aesthetic and stable occlusion is our goal as Orthodontists – it is equally important that  we hold the result – hence the need for RETAINERS.           Retainers are designed to do.. read more →

Root canal treatment takes the pain away” by Dr. John Lordan

“Root canal treatment takes the pain away” Indications for root canal treatment vary from acute symptoms eg sensitivity to hot/cold, to chronic infection and dental abscess, these conditions that can be particularly painful and root canal therapy removes the cause and alleviates the problem without removing the tooth. Root canal treatment removes the cause of the.. read more →

Help your child seal out tooth decay! By Aifric Ni Chaollai

FACT: FISSURE SEALANTS GREATLY REDUCE A CHILD’S RISK OF DENTAL DECAY! All back teeth have pits and grooves on their biting surfaces. These are known as fissures and they provide a great hiding place for germs, plaque and particles of food. Fissures are very difficult to clean effectively and therefore, it is these vulnerable, biting.. read more →

The Super Dental Emergency

In dental practice there are emergencies and there are what the Americans call “super emergencies”. Emergencies need to be seen on the same day while there is one super emergency – the knocking out of a permanent tooth – this needs to be managed immediately! The permanent teeth most likely to be knocked out are the top.. read more →

Want younger looking skin? Try Fraxel Laser Rejuvenation at The Aesthetic Institute

Fraxel Laser Rejuvenation What is Fraxel re:store®? Fraxel re:store® is a safe, non-invasive laser skin treatment that can resurface damaged skin, uncovering the skin of youth. How does it Work? Fraxel treatment uses patented fractional technology to target damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into the skin. The laser treats only a.. read more →

When should I bring my child to see an orthodontist?

Dr. Maghnus O’Donnell addresses a question that often concerns parents: When should I bring my child to see an orthodontist? Birth Generally more severe dental and orthodontic malocclusions such as cleft palate and some facial syndromes are very obvious at birth or very soon afterwards and the consulting paediatrician that will examine your child in.. read more →