Sunshine Coast Smile Centre employs two professional dental hygienists that have over 30 combined years of experience.
Lisa is our Oral Health Therapist. Dual trained as both a dental hygienist and dental therapist she possesses up-to-date clinical knowledge obtained through both formal and also informal professional development.
Felicia 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. Felicia joined the team at Sunshine Coast Smile Centre in 2018.
Both Lisa and Felicia are valuable members of our team. As professional dental hygienists they play a crucial role in helping our patients achieve and also maintain optimum oral health through a combination of detailed and thorough cleaning and education.
What Our Professional Dental Hygienists Do?
Our professional dental hygienists complete a very detailed clean hence we allow an hour for this appointment. At your hygiene appointment Felicia or Lisa will do the following:
- Review your medical history
- Assess your oral health and if necessary consult with one of our dentists
- Advise on ways that gum disease can be prevented or treated
- Remove tartar, plaque and staining from your teeth
- Provide a fluoride treatment and if necessary a desensitising agent
- Teach you how to practice good oral hygiene including brushing and flossing techniques
Sunshine Coast Smile Centre’s 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 calculas. To remove deposits effectively this technique requires an experienced professional.
For effective stain removal an air-driven instrument called a prophyflex is used. The prophyflex sprays a combination of air and water as well as sodium-hydrogen carbonate (baking soda) for fast and pain-free removal of staining.
What You Should Do
We would normally recommend to all our patients that they have their teeth cleaned by our professional dental hygienists every 6 months.
At Sunshine Coast Smile Centre we are passionate about preventative dentistry. We also believe investing in regular dental exams and cleaning is the best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime too.
Many of our patients that have regular 6 monthly consults with either Felicia or Lisa enjoy the benefits of good oral health.
Want To Make An Appointment?
If you would like to make an appointment with one of our professional dental hygienists please contact Arthur on 07 5443 2800.
If you are reading this outside of our work hours of 8.30am to 5pm please fill out this Request An Appointment form and we will get back to you first thing the next morning.