Exploring Digital Smile Design (DSD) in New York

At the end of February, I travelled to New York to complete a residency in Digital Smile Design at the NYU School of Dentistry. I studied with some of the finest dental surgeons in the world, under the guidance of Dr Christian Coachman. He’s the founder of the Digital Smile Design concept. Why did I […]

Jaw reconstruction using 3D printing technology (new dental innovations):

In a world first, doctors have completed a jaw reconstruction using 3D printing technology. New dental innovations have come a long way since cavemen used bones to clean their teeth! Who could ever imagine that surgeons would one day PRINT a jaw for a woman with cancer? 3D printing technology is so incredible, it practically […]

Are you looking for sleep apnea solutions? Dentistry & oral appliance therapy

Your dentist plays a crucial role in flagging your chronic sleep disorder, if you suffer from one. There are now powerful sleep apnea solutions that restore your snoozing, including oral appliance therapy. Did you know that you’ll spend roughly 28 years sleeping, by the time you reach your 80th birthday? This seems excessive, but enjoying […]

The link between oral health, diet, tooth decay and cavities…

Oral health: If you get tooth decay, blame your diet, not your DNA… It can be tempting to blame your genes for any tooth decay that invades your mouth, especially if you brush regularly but still can’t avoid getting a cavity. Although it’s true that we inherit bacteria from our ancestors, it turns out these […]

Say Goodbye to Fillings

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t relish the thought of your dentist drilling inside your mouth to fill a cavity with various materials. The very prospect may even dissuade you from booking a check-up in the first place. But what if we told you there could be soon be a better way? Scientists […]

How to choose an electric toothbrush

If you’re like most people, you’ll spend around 23 days brushing your teeth over your lifetime. This is the estimated average, according to the Academy of General Dentistry. Seventy seconds per brushing session may seem excessive, when you stretch it out like that, but it’s still not enough. We should brush for two to three […]

Take care of your ageing mouth

Perhaps you breathe a sigh of relief as the years creep up on you, thinking the bulk of dental visits are behind you? After all, you’ve fallen into a routine, and it seems to be working pretty well for your teeth. But now is not the time to get complacent, unfortunately. If you’re over 60, […]

Robot dentists: science fiction or the future of dentistry?

Robot dentists might sound like the stuff of far-fetched science fiction, but all the way over in Xian, Northwest China, they’re already a reality. In an intricate operation, two synthesised teeth were implanted into a woman’s mouth. The operation was done to an error margin of just 0.2-0.3 millimetres, which is the expected level of […]

Same Day Crowns

Same-Day Crowns – only at Mona Vale Dental We’re the only clinic in Mona Vale designing and fitting dental crowns in a single visit – to make this process convenient for you! We’re the only dental clinic in Mona Vale that can fit your crown on the same day For something so tiny, a compromised […]