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In honour of World Smile Day, a day not only devoted to grins but to showing acts of kindness, we wanted to talk about all things smile related. Benefits of smiling:  Smiling can help to lift depression and sadness, as well as relieve stress. Researchers from Oxford University have found that smiling helps relieve pain by […]

3 Oct 2019
Medland Admin

In Part One of this article, we highlighted the fact that, in 2018, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) reported that only 60.7% of Australians attended a Dentist in the past twelve months, and only 55% completed a dental examination and professional cleaning, or active maintenance as we, at Medland Dental, know it. These rates are […]

22 May 2019
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Dr Sarah Kam and our Oral Hygienist Shannon both love to cook and often swap delicious new recipes. With a focus on clean eating, this Silverbeet, Potato and Truss Tomato Frittata from Jessica Cox Nutrition has become a favourite in both their homes. This frittata is loaded with eggs, potatoes and greens, making it an excellent […]

16 May 2019
Medland Admin

When not practising Dentistry, our clinicians regularly attend courses and lectures to remain abreast of developments in the industry. As a patient, it may be unclear what type of professional development a Dentist or Oral Health Therapist might undertake, so we have listed below some of the training our clinicians have completed over the past […]

2 Dec 2019
Medland Admin

These quick and easy date, cacao and coconut truffles are a yummy, healthy treat to reach for throughout the festive season. INGREDIENTS 225g medjool dates, pitted 3 teaspoons almond butter 1 1/2 tablespoons cacao powder, sifted, plus 1 tbs extra 35g (1/2 cup) shredded coconut METHOD Step 1 Place dates, almond butter, cacao and coconut […]

2 Dec 2019
Medland Admin

We have had a fantastic year celebrating our sixtieth birthday, and we have loved looking back at our history.  While many of our patients have been coming to us since the early days, newer members of the Medland family may not be as familiar with our history, and we wanted to take this opportunity to […]

2 Dec 2019
Medland Admin

New toys, trampolines or just kids being kids can lead to a broken or chipped tooth over the holiday period. If you or your child chips or knocks out a tooth, click here for emergency information and details of what to do to minimise the trauma. However, it is not just accidents that can cause teeth to chip, […]

3 Sep 2019
Medland

Nowadays it is unlikely that smokers are unaware of the health risks associated with their habit (the graphic images on the packaging leave little to the imagination); however, some people don’t know of the potentially long-term dental issues that can occur. Not only is smoking associated with bad breath and discoloured, stained teeth that don’t respond […]

28 May 2019
Medland

As the end of the financial year rapidly approaches, it is an excellent time to look at your private health insurance and consider how you can maximise your benefits. As you may have experienced yourself, most health insurance companies increase their premiums every April. Sadly this increase does not tend to correspond with increased rebates […]

6 May 2019
Medland Admin

For too long our oral health has been considered to be a separate entity to our overall health. The typical belief is that having good oral health means having a nice smile, and that tooth decay is an inevitable part of life. The reality is, in fact, that oral health and general health are inextricably […]

10 Mar 2019
Medland Admin

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  • 2 Dec 2019
    Medland Admin

    When not practising Dentistry, our clinicians regularly attend courses and lectures to remain abreast of developments in the industry. As a patient, it may be unclear what type of professional development a Dentist or Oral Health Therapist might undertake, so we have listed below some of the training our clinicians have completed over the past […]

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