21 May 13
Winter’s coming, but it’s not in a rush! What a wonderful Summer we’ve had. We’ve been enjoying ourselves too, alongside a lot of hard work and quite a bit of change in the practice…
As you may already know, Dr. Priya has left our practice to pursue other interests, with Dr. Matt now looking after all of her patients. Grace, our wonderful Hygienist, is back working as hard as ever after a fabulous time volunteering her dental skills in Northern India. Sharla is training up on reception, and Dr. Matt has been expanding his increasing skill base in Implant Dentistry.
This particular field is especially exciting because it revolutionises many of our treatment options – now we can make you a new tooth that is actually fused onto your jawbone! Essentially a dental implant actually replaces the root of a tooth, and the amazing thing is it has the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device!
We also have a new soft tissue laser in the practice that is especially helpful for accelerating the healing process. This fabulous piece of kit has significantly improved many of our clinical procedures, including treatment of gum disease, bleeding management, relief of mouth ulcer pain, and it even helps to heal cold sore lesions! Plus some of our patients have benefitted from its cosmetic applications – such as changing one’s gum line. You can see some of the great results - check out the case studies that we regularly post.
With the busy lives we all have, we’ve made it easier for you to receive email or text notification for check up, recalls and appointment confirmations. You can help us by please letting us know what is the best method for us to contact you by, or if your email address has changed.
We also now email invoices directly to you after each appointment. This will be our default so long as we have your email address. If you need a printed receipt for insurance purposes let Judy on reception know, and she will happily print you a copy. Otherwise this is good way to look after our environment.
Speaking of saving paper, we have been working on cutting down waste and helping keep the practice as environmentally friendly as possibly. Plus we compost all our food scrap and use biodegradable plastic cups and rubbish bags.
Going into a season change, remember to get enough sleep to ward off those bugs that can catch us off guard at this time of year. And if you’re having trouble flossing, one of our patients shared with us recently how much she’s benefitting from her new Philips Airfloss, which flosses your teeth using air and water pressure.
Don’t be shy to share Accent Dental with your friends and family. We will give a $50 credit off your next hygiene treatment for each referral received.
All the very best,
Dr. Matt Sumner and the team @ Accent Dental Solutions
"Accent Dental is the most professionally run company I have ever dealt with in New Zealand. I would recommend them to anyone in need of a good and reliable dentist."