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How to write a business plan

A business plan will help ensure the success of your practice. A good business plan is the essential...

Noise pollution in dentistry

Noise pollution in dentistry is an issue. The issue of noise pollution in the workplace—and possible associated hearing...

Customer complaints: how to deal with them

It's important to deal skilfully with customer complaints. How you respond when things go wrong—and you’re to blame,...

Creating a sustainable dental practice

A sustainable dental practice ticks lots of boxes. Beaconsfield Dental has won multiple awards for their industry-leading commitment...

Dr Grant Duncan champions Invisalign

Dr Grant Duncan is one of the biggest Invisalign users in the world. A very early adopter...

How to prevent associates from leaving?

There's lots you can do to prevent associates from leaving your practice. There is a huge cost whenever...


Oral health and substance abuse

Oral health and substance abuse: a potential minefield for dentists When treating a drug user, a dentist’s duty...


Repurposing an old building

Repurposing an old building is hard work but worth it. Repurposing an old building into a modern dental...

Designing a dental practice … here’s how

Designing a dental practice that brings in the right clientele involves much more than getting the colour palette just so and choosing the right furniture....

Erko edge

The Sydney suburb of Erskineville prides itself on being design-savvy with an industrial edge—and Erko Dental fits right in, discovers Kerryn Ramsey. The inner-city Sydney...

Welcome to the comfort zone

A clear design vision and an effective business model has seen Dr Patrick Dang and Lisa Le grow Pyrmont Dental Health into a three-practice...
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Tools of the trade: Belmont Clesta II dental chair

by Dr Soroush Salimi, Dentists@Burswood, Perth, WA I purchased my practice two...

Tools of the trade: ViscoStat Clear

by Dr Rick Luu, Oasis Dental, Kingston Foreshore, NSW As I do...

Tools of the trade: Optrasculpt

by Dr Melissa Giddings, Striking Smile, Rose Bay, NSW I use Optrasculpt...


Introducing CALAJECT—computer-based local anaesthesia

At Optima, we are driven to remove the barriers to better oral health by focusing on the...

New Product: Airel/Quetin Dental Chair Range

An innovative dental chair range that meets all your needs ICONA are excited and pleased to offer the...

3s PowerCure: The art of efficiency with posterior restorations

The new 3s PowerCure allows you to achieve esthetic posterior restorations with high efficiency. The incremental layering technique...
dental waterline treatment

Stream of clean – DUWL compliance: Protect your patients and practice

Research has shown microbial counts can reach dangerous levels in dental unit...
dental hygiene products

Hygiene Products from Durr Dental to protect your most precious assets!

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Anthos, Italy’s leading dental equipment manufacturer, expands its sterilisation solutions

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At the heart of everything we do

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Correct equipment key to sterilisation

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digital imaging products

Choose wisely for seamless digital workflow

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integrated dental imaging system

iTero Element 5D

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The New MyRay X9 Pro now available at William Green Pty Ltd

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implant planning

Prosthetic-Driven Implant Planning

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extraoral X-ray units

The Orthophos Family

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lego builders


Many Lego enthusiasts simply follow the instructions. Dr...

Fight club

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is an aggressive form of martial...
scuba diving

Deep water: scuba diving

Dr Mark Spencer in Turkey, 1998, preparing to dive off the MV...
hatha yoga

Bend and stretch

The many benefits she receives from practising yoga...
umpiring tennis

Line call

Dr Jyoti Anand loves umpiring tennis in her spare time.


Desperately seeking solutions to infant decay

The head of dental services at Westmead Children's Hospital, Associate Professor Richard Widmer, has called for parents to stop bottle feeding altogether in an...

A quick squirt eases pain

Finally, justification for all those former smokers who believe they're now addicted to nicotine replacement therapy. A study in the January 20 issue of...

Tool Review: Waterlase Dental Laser

by Dr Nassier Al-Obedy, Family Dental Care, Belmont, Vic This hard and soft tissue laser is capable of performing a wide range...

Infant food may offer too much fluoride

Commonly-consumed infant fruit juices contain fluoride, some at levels higher than recommended for public water supplies which can damage teeth, according to research to...

Less root needed for successful implants

A new study in the current issue of the Journal of Oral Implantology has found that the crown-to-root ratio is not as important to...

Tool Review: Hu-Friedy EXD 11/12 calculus detection probe

by Dr Rick Spencer, Spencer & Day Dental, Strathfield, NSW Some people joke that dentists aren’t good at scaling so they hire hygienists. However, as...

New year’s renewal

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is reminding many health practitioners to renew their registration by the end of January or risk losing...

Australian Hygienist wins International Award

Sarah Holslag, a hygienist from Victoria has won Dental Protection's international Premier Award. Sara beat off competition from across the globe in the dental...