Demystifying the SMART process: What the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique means and why it matters

Amalgam Removal Dentist in Sunbury VIC Area

The Smile In Style offices in Sunbury and Moonee Ponds, Victoria, are led by Dr. Terry Rose who has been Accredited as a Biological Dentist by the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology (IAOMT). Dr Terry Rose is only one of four dentists in Australia to hold this prestigious title. The IAOMT is a 40-year-old network of dentists, healthcare professionals, scientists and researchers from around the globe. This global network is committed to researching and educating dentists on evidence based practices that  enable dentists to use the  safest techniques and  biocompatible materials available to dentists.  As an active member … Continue reading

Use of Dental Lasers to Treat Gum Disease: A gentle, and precise treatment to restore gums

Laser of Gum Disease in Moonee Ponds VIC Area

Laser dentistry plays a powerful role in precisely treating gum disease and supporting a positive experience at Smile in Style, Moonee Ponds, Victoria. Our dentists, Drs Terry Rose and Sutanter Wander, are skilled at performing various laser-assisted dental procedures – including periodontal (gum) treatments.  Shedding light on laser treatment Laser devices present a minimally invasive, efficient, precise, and painless alternative to conventional dental treatments. Instead of using aggressive, invasive, and uncomfortable cutting instruments like scalpels, Drs Rose or Wander direct a handheld laser instrument toward the treatment site. The laser itself does not make contact with the tissues. The energy generated from the … Continue reading

Why amalgam fillings should be replaced

Dental Amalgam Restorations in Moonee Ponds Area

Dental amalgam was first used as a filling material way back in the 1820s. At that time, New South Wales was in its infancy, and Australia was still a penal colony. About half of a dental amalgam restoration contains a combination of metals such as silver, tin, zinc, and copper. The other half of the amalgam restoration is formulated from powdered mercury, a known toxin. The world has changed considerably in the last 10 years, let alone 200 years, however many dentists still place these fillings.   As a holistic dental practice serving the Melbourne area, from our Moonee Ponds and … Continue reading

We are back!

Resuming Our Regular Dental Practices in Moonee Ponds Area

Last month, Smile In Style Dental Practice had to restrict our Dental Services due to the rapid enforcement of the Coronavirus Level 3 restrictions.  During this time, we continued to monitor our phones and we treated emergency patients who were in pain and needed our care.  All other routine dental treatment had to be deferred.  Our staff followed the government recommendations and stayed at home, practiced social distancing and careful hand washing.  Our dentists used their time wisely and were busy studying many dental online webinars on offer, in between cooking, gardening and tidying the house. Now, Smile In Style … Continue reading

Moonee Ponds dentist offers teeth grinding treatment to help you stop grinding your teeth

Teeth grinding treatment in Moonee ponds area at Smile in Style

At some point in their lives, many people clench their jaws, grind their teeth, or experience tightness. This is often caused by stress or an overworked jaw. For some patients, this is a one-time or occasional occurrence. For others, teeth grinding, and jaw pain may linger. With offices in Moonee Ponds and Sunbury, the professional team at Smile in Style offers teeth grinding treatment to protect your teeth and provide relief for your jaw. Teeth grinding causes Teeth grinding often occurs at night when patients are unaware that they are even doing it. Grinding is often caused by stress or … Continue reading

Closure of Smile In Style due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 Smile in style in Moonee Pond Sunbury area

Due to the escalation of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we received a directive from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and the Australian Dental Association (ADA) on Thursday the 26th of March 2020 to restrict our dental services.  Sadly, as a result of these restrictions, and in order to protect our patients, our staff and the community, we have decided to close our dental practice from Friday 27th of March 2020. We will be following the advice of the AHPPC and ADA and we will be in contact once they have advised us that it is safe to resume our … Continue reading

Oral Health Awareness Lacking in Australia

Oral Health Awareness Moonee Ponds and Sunbury area

New research commissioned by the independent Oral Health Advisory Panel suggests Aussies aren’t getting the message when it comes to the importance of oral health, and the behaviours that promote healthy teeth and gums for life. According to the OHAP Oral Health Care Study, around 92% of Australian adults can’t define the early signs of tooth decay. Around three of every four parents don’t know when to take their baby to the dentist for the first visit, and one of every three people surveyed value the appearance of their smile and fresh breath above healthy teeth and gums. Smile in … Continue reading

How is your oral health tracking? It’s time to get your mouth on track

If you’re like most people, you’re probably keeping track of a big, long list of things. Daily steps taken. Calories consumed. Calories burned. Heart rate. Your next doctor appointment. Thinking “am I getting my five serves of veges a day?” But what about your teeth? Yes, how is your oral health tracking? That’s the question being asked this Dental Health Week (5-11 August |, an annual event run by the Australian Dental Association which aims to make everyone aware of the key things they need to do to keep their teeth and gums healthy. You might think it doesn’t … Continue reading

Dr Rose’s Graduation from the LAHA Masters in Laser Dentistry in Bled, Slovenia

In May 2019 I travelled along with my family to Dijon France to complete my final laser Masters module. This module covered extra training in my area of interest which was laser gum, bone and implant surgery under Dr Thierry Maleca.  It was spring time in France and apart from the great learning and getting to meet other graduating dentists from around the world; we also got to enjoy the scenery, culture and food. From here I travelled with my family through Italy to the conference venue and graduation at Lake Bled in Slovenia. The Masters training for me had … Continue reading

Fotona LAHA Masters of Dental Laser Training program

Fotona LAHA Masters of Dental Laser Training program

On the 12th of July my assistant Apple Wong and I were invited to demonstrate at the Fotona LAHA Masters of Dental Laser program in Melbourne.  I am passionate about using Lasers in Dentistry and have been treating patients using Dental Lasers for more than 10 years, so I was thrilled to be able to share my knowledge. More recently, we have been using the Fotona Lightwalker Laser for the repair of teeth with excellent results. The benefits to the patient when using the Dental Laser are; No pain in most cases No local anaesthetic They can eat straight away … Continue reading

Smile In Style Dental office near Moonee Ponds and Sunbury

Why Choose Smile In Style
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Throughout our site, you will find valuable information about our services that will help you get to know us better. It is our mission to create beautiful white healthy smiles using the latest technologies. Our experienced Dentists and staff aim for lifelong relationships with our patients, providing relevant dental education and continual care throughout life. Here, you can learn more about the various dental conditions that may develop and the ways in which we treat them.
Some of the services you can expect to find at Smile in Style include: Our goal is to work together with you to achieve your healthiest, most attractive smile, whilst ensuring your comfort and satisfaction.

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.