Implementing and maintaining a sterile field in the work place

Surgical Draping

In the Dental practice setting up and maintaining a sterile field is apparent for both patient care and treatment success.

We always aim to stay on top of changes to the guidelines within the industry.

On Friday the team participated in a Surgical Draping course. Thank you to Cathy Schafer from C & L Dental Education Consultants for such an informative and hands on presentation.

Dental Assistants Steph and Lucy, with Cathy Schafer and Dr Paul O’Neill

Dental Assistants Steph and Lucy, with Cathy Schafer and Dr Paul O’Neill

Cerec - One Visit Dentistry

We have a new toy!

The Happy Tooth is always trying to keep up with modern technology and have upgraded one of our machines to the Cerec Milling Unit. If you have had a crown made in the past, you would know the long process of having to have a bulky temporary in for up to 2 weeks while your crown is being designed in a lab off site. The Happy Tooth offers SINGLE VISIT crowns!! What does this mean? It means we can scan, design and mill your crown all in house on the same day, so there is no need for a second appointment. You will walk in for your preparation and walk out with a brand new crown! If this is something that interest you, please call the surgery on (02) 4991 5000 to arrange a consultation.

Cerec.PNG

Project Yeti - Nepal Dental Aid Mission 2019

Dental Assistant Sam with Monks in the Clinic at Kopan Monastery 2019.

Dental Assistant Sam with Monks in the Clinic at Kopan Monastery 2019.

Sam and Nikki headed off on a life changing experience to Nepal in 2019.

They worked with Project Yeti as Dental Aid for two weeks at the Kopan Monastery.

During their time at the Monastery; the girls got to experience the Buddhist religion, strict routine for the Monks and the Monastic lifestyle. The girls are very thankful to all the Patients at The Happy Tooth, the Muswellbrook local community/business and Dr Alexys Ward and Dr David, that made generous donations to help get them there.

“Real happiness in life starts when you begin to cherish others.”

About Project Yeti

The Project was founded in 2012 by Dr George Manos and his wife Helen. Dr Manos and Helen aimed to provide dental care and oral health education in Kathmandu. The clinic is within the Kopan Monastery which is near Boudhanath, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal.

Want to help? Dental Operators and trained support staff are highly sort after.

Providing Dental Treatment in rural NSW

Dental Aid 2019

Meg and Dental Therapist Sam volunteered with Poche Centre for Indigenous Health

The team will be provided Dental Treatment at the Boggabilla Community Health Center and Toomelah Public School.

To find out more about how you can get involved with Poche – head over to their web site;
https://sydney.edu.au/…/the-poche-centre-for-indigenous-hea…

2019 Bengalla Upper Hunter Show

Team members from left to right: Steph, Aleisha, Dr Lucy Sun, Sam, Katrina and Kerry.

Team members from left to right: Steph, Aleisha, Dr Lucy Sun, Sam, Katrina and Kerry.

Petting Zoo fun for all

The team had a wonderful time interacting with the Muswellbrook community at this years show.  They were busy handing out Free Oral Health show bags and managed to seek in some time with our  cute,fluffy and scaly friends from Oakvale Farm and Fauna World. 

A big thank you to every one who stopped to say hi and we look forward to seeing you all at the 2020 Upper Hunter Show.  

Giving back to our community

New drink bottles for The Muswellbrook Mamba’s


We are helping the Mamba’s continue a healthy lifestyle by drinking water from their new drink bottles.
Wishing all the players a safe and successful 2019 season.

The team lends a helping had at The Red Door Community Kitchen.

The Red Door Community Kitchen offer FREE evening meal’s on Tuesday’s between 5.30 to 6.30 pm at the Uniting Church Hall. All are welcome. The team have been busy lending a hand to serve the Tuesday evening meals. If you wish to volunteer with The Red Door Community Kitchen you need to have a valid Working With Children Check and can contact them via their Facebook page.

Have your teeth done now, pay later!

zip pay.PNG

Did you hear? We have teamed up with Zip Pay to offer this wonderful service to our Patients

Eligibility, the person who is taking out the finance plan must meet the following criteria:

 Over the age of 18

Australian Citizen or Permanent resident

 Have a valid Australian mobile phone number and email address

Have a bank account/ debit card for regular payments

 Have a verified Facebook, PayPal or LinkedIn account in your own name.

 If you wish to use the payment plan option please advise the Dentist at your next visit or call the surgery on (02) 6541 1111 to discuss booking an appointment using the service.

 NOTE - Please apply for your Zip Pay account PRIOR to your appointment, via the Zip website;

 https://account.zipmoney.com.au

 

 

Christmas 2018

Team on the lose for Christmas celebrations

The team escaped from the Newcastle Escape Rooms and into Rustica for dinner.

Such fun was had by all.

48266831_2239341722981411_5065749213636198400_n.jpg

Ladies Day 2018

Capture2.JPG

Muswellbrook Race Club Ladies Day

A fun day was had by all at the Muswellbrook Race Club, Ladies Day.

Thank you to Muswellbrook RSL club for hosting a memorable event. 

The draw for the 2018-2019 year of racing was held at the annual gold sponsors dinner with the team walking away with sponsoring the Denman Cup. 

We hope to see you all down at the track!

Giving back and showing our support

Daffodil Day, Jeans for Jeans day and Red Nose Day

The team have had a busy few months raising much needed funds and awareness for charity. 

We think that they looked funny in red noses, pretty in jeans and mellow in yellow!

Such a great effort was put in by all and we would like to thank all of our Patients and the local Muswellbrook community for their support. 

Implementing Sterile Procedures in the Dental Practice

Surgical draping 

38630011_296093441141349_7033605840279961600_n.jpg
38750923_269431083885843_781772124766339072_n.jpg

Sam and Tiarne have been down to the Australian Dental Association in Sydney, learning how to Implementing sterile procedures at The Happy Tooth.

Training topics included;

  • Surgical set-up
  • Clean vs Sterile
  • Correct hand scrubbing techniques
  • Optimal sterilization and wrapping of surgical instruments
  • Surgical protocol in Implantology
  • Sharps and biological waste control

The girls can now assist the practitioner and/or assistant to master the skills required to efficiently scrub-up, drape, assist or perform oral surgery in a safe environment and follow set surgical protocol.

 

 

 

Birthday and Farewell Celebrations

35293773_10216535893974339_3744377189009719296_n.jpg

A happy and sad occasion

They say that time flies when your having fun, did you know we have been open In the Muswellbrook community for four years now!!

What a fun night out we had celebrating our 4th birthday and the farewell or our much loved Dentist, Dr Julia Tarnay. 

Julia is off to travel the world before heading back to her home town in Victoria. We wish her and her partner Brooke all the best and safe travels. 

A big thank you to Goldfish Bar and Kitchen for putting on such a member able occasion. If you are looking for a venue for your next event, be sure to have a look at their website;

https://www.thegoldfish.com.au/

Rest at ease whilst you have a Happier time at The Happy Tooth

32456691_1983254895079182_2231643424790937600_n.jpg

Staff members training 

32372958_1101146733370266_402697168760078336_n.jpg
32459393_1101146903370249_3496341461866119168_n.jpg

Sit back and relax

Nervous, anxious and wriggly Patients can continue to rest at ease whilst in our qualified and trained staff's care! The team attended a Nitrous oxide - Happy Gas course with Dr Michael Walker

About Dr Walker - Dr Michael Walker is a Dental Board Approved Sedation Practitioner and is the external examiner for the Intravenous Sedation course at the University of Sydney.

Be sure to ask us about Happy Gas at your next Dental Appointment. 

 

 

 

Avoid Traumatic Dental Injury - Wear a Mouthguard

Staff members: Aleisha and Tiarne with their Mouthgurds and certificates

Staff members: Aleisha and Tiarne with their Mouthgurds and certificates

Mouthguards can protect you from some serious sporting injuries, such as broken jaws, fractured, cracked or knocked-out teeth, cut lips and tongues. You can play any sport with a mouthguard, you don’t just have to be playing obvious contact sports like rugby union, rugby league, AFL, hockey, etc to sustain those kinds of injuries. Even non-contact sports like cricket, basketball and even netball, carry a real risk of accidental collision, resulting in dental trauma.

If you have braces it is highly recommended to wear a mouthguard to avoid grazes or serious injuries to the lip, cheek and tongue.

Our staff have recently completed a training course – Modern Mouthguards presented by Dr Brett Dorney. This hands on practical course will ensure that your mouthguard is made with special moulding techniques to minimise impact.

About Dr Dorney;

Dr Dorney has been awarded fellowships from The Academy for Sports Dentistry, the International College of Dentists and the Academy of Dentistry International and has also been lecturing for 20years in Australia and overseas on Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Dental Injuries.

Aleisha and Tiarne with Dr Brett Dorney

Aleisha and Tiarne with Dr Brett Dorney

Tiarne making a mouthguard

Tiarne making a mouthguard

G'day at the open day

 Goodstart Early Learning Muswellbrook

Practice Coordinators Shannon and Caitlin attended Goodstart Early Learning's open day.

The girls handed out Fairy Floss and Oral Health Promotional show bags to all that attended.

It’s always a pleasure attending these events in our community. A big shout out to the hard working team in the Muswellbrook center, who allow parents to leave there kids in a safe and nurturing environment whilst they are at work.

2018 Bengalla Upper Hunter Show

Petting Zoo success

The team had a wonderful time interacting with the Muswellbrook community at this years show.  They were busy handing out Free Oral Health show bags and managed to seek in some time with our  cute,fluffy and scaly friends from Oakvale Farm and Fauna World. 

A big thank you to every one who stopped to say hi and we look forward to seeing you all at the 2019 show.  

29433290_10156367645023944_3537066535040319488_o.jpg
28946643_10215819256858859_1424465986_o.jpg