Meet Renata Hemphill, Our Newest Accredited Biological Hygienist

In Australia, there are only two dental hygienists accredited by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) — and both are members of the Smile in Style team! Our dental hygienist in Sunbury, Renata Hemphill, has earned accreditation from the IAOMT as a Biological Hygienist (HIAOMT). Renata, along with Accredited Biological Hygienist in Moonee Ponds, Kathy Colton, provides a level of biological dental hygiene expertise to patients unmatched in Victoria and beyond.

Biological Dental Hygienist in Moonee Ponds VIC Area

To attain this professional designation, Renata completed coursework specifically designed for dental hygienists to gain proficiency in the essential connections between oral health and overall health. As the public becomes increasingly aware of the vital links between the health of the mouth and the health of the body, they seek qualified dentists and dental hygienists to support their journeys to improved oral health and general well-being.

Completing the requirements necessary for HIAOMT accreditation tells the professional community and the broader community that Renata has demonstrated her knowledge and comprehensive application of biological dental hygiene concepts and techniques. It is a great source of pride for us to say that Renata is now at the forefront of modern dentistry. The IAOMT’s Biological Dental Hygiene Accreditation furthermore demonstrates Renata’s unwavering commitment to elevating the practice of dental hygiene and supporting its undeniable role in systemic health with every patient relationship and on a day-to-day basis.

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We encourage you to join us in congratulating Renata on this achievement. Rest assured, with Renata’s distinctive knowledge and experience, the health and beauty of your smile are in good hands.

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Safe Amalgam Removal Protocol

  • Chlorella drink prior is given prior to treatment and a mouth rinse post-treatment. Chlorella can help bind and prevent mercury absorption.
  • Physical protective barriers - Masks, protective coverings, eyewear, in-mouth non-latex dental dams, and other steps are taken to prevent physical contact with mercury for the patient and staff.
  • Oral evacuation - Generous amounts of water are used to continuously rinse particulate matter from the mouth while suctioning it away. Combined with protective dental dams, this prevents patients from swallowing dental amalgam particles during treatment. Additionally, the rinsing helps lower the temperature of the filling, reducing the amount of mercury vapour released.
  • External air - A continuous supply of non-contaminated air or oxygen is delivered via a mask or similar apparatus, preventing inhalation of mercury vapour or particles.
  • "Chunk it out" method - Rather than using a drill to grind the filling down, it is carefully removed in the largest possible pieces, minimising friction, vaporisation.
  • High Volume Evacuation Suction is used by the dental assistant to remove amalgam particles in the mouth.
  • High Volume Air suction and Air Purifiers are used in the clinical room that is able to remove mercury vapour from the room.
  • Amalgam separator use - This device collects mercury-contaminated waste before it can enter the sewage system, allowing us to dispose of it safely.