Research conducted by The University of Otago has found that New Zealand dentists are increasingly having to provide remedial treatment where things have gone wrong for “dental tourists” who travel abroad for dental work.
A joint initiative between Tamatea High School and Lumino The Dentists’ Tamatea practice is aiming to help students take responsibility of their oral health through education and free and regular dental visits.
Stress gets a bad rep – but what about the ‘good’ stress – they type of stress that still gets you uncomfortable but nudges you outside of your comfort zone? Dentistry’s not meant to be stress free and we’d be pretty rubbish clinicians if it were, writes Dr Em Courtney.
If you or someone you care for has a special need or a disability, going for a visit at the dentist can pose extra challenges. There are however some things which may make the experience an easier one for everyone.
Trudy Hulena walked out of her dental appointment and cried. But it wasn’t pain or discomfort that caused her tears. She felt humbled, she felt looked after, and she says she felt “blessed beyond words that she was taken care of.”
The mouth cannot be considered in isolation from the rest of the body – the mouth is the mirror to the body and offers clues about the status of overall health. Here’s 10 facts to make the mouth-health relationship clearer.