Our dental hygienists play a crucial role in promoting the health of our patient’s teeth, gums and overall well being.
Many of our patients who have regular 6 month consults with either Arthur or Lisa enjoy the benefits of good oral health.
Our dental hygienists are vital members of our team.
They provide bespoke oral hygiene care through a detailed and thorough clean. In addition they also educate their patients on the best ways to improve and maintain optimum oral health at home.
“Sunshine Coast Smile Centre’s dental hygienists use a mix of modern equipment and hand instruments to clean and polish your teeth”
So What Exactly Dental Hygienists Do?
Our Dental Hygienists in Cotton Tree complete a very detailed clean that takes up to an hour. During which time Arthur or Lisa will do the following:
– Review your medical history.
– Assess your oral health and consult with one of our dentists (if needed).
– Advise on best ways to prevent gum disease.
– Remove tartar, plaque and stains from your teeth.
– Provide a fluoride treatment and a desensitising agent if you need one.
– Teach you how to practice good oral hygiene including brushing and flossing techniques.
Sunshine Coast Smile Centre’s dental hygienists use a mix of modern equipment and hand instruments to clean and polish your teeth. These include an ultrasonic scaler and prophyflex.
An ultrasonic scaler uses high vibrational energy and irrigation to remove calculus. To remove deposits in the best way possible this technique requires an experienced professional to do the work.
For effective stain removal an air-driven instrument called a prophyflex is used. The prophyflex sprays a mix of air, water and sodium-hydrogen carbonate (baking soda) for fast and pain-free removal of your stains.
We recommend to all our patients have their teeth cleaned by our hygienist every 6 months.
About Our Dental Hygienists
Arthur has been with us since 2010.
Arthur was previously a qualified dental technician before graduating from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Oral Health. He is dual qualified in dental therapy and dental hygiene and can provide a wide range of dental care to children, adolescents and adults.
Our oral health therapist Lisa provides hygiene treatments for our adult patients. She also sees children for their preventative exam and hygiene appointments, as well as restorative care too.
Lisa studied at the University of Queensland, graduating in 2000 with a BA in Applied Health Science (Oral Health).
She has a gentle and relaxed chair side manner and is also committed to providing all her patients with the best level of care.
Want To Make An Appointment With Our Dental Hygienist?
If you would like to book in to see Arthur or Lisa please call us on 07 5443 2800 between the hours of 8.30am to 5pm to arrange a time.