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Dental Injuries: Know What To Do

Dental trauma is when an injury has caused damage to teeth and/or adjacent structures such as the gums, the periodontal ligament (the tissues lining the tooth socket) or the bone. These types of injuries are most common in young children through to young adults. It has been reported that 25% of all school children and […]

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Children’s Health Aid Team – November 2019

At the end of last year, Loc and Laura joined a team of dentists, dental hygienists and dental students on a volunteer trip in Vietnam. The charity, Children’s Health Aid Team, offers dental care and oral health education to underprivileged communities throughout Vietnam and run mission trips four times a year. The start of the […]

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In Loving Memory of Dorothy Italiano

 Braddon Dental Surgery announces with great sadness the loss of long-time friend and receptionist, Dot, who passed away peacefully on Wednesday 25th September 2019. Dot was the friendly face of our reception and truly loved by all our patients. A beautiful mother, grandmother, wife and friend, she will be dearly missed by all. Rest in […]

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Sanjiwani Australia Announcement

DGR status has arrived! Sanjiwani Australia Inc is delighted to advise they have been endorsed by the ACNC and ATO as a Designated Gift Recipient. What does that mean to ‘you’, our supporters and donors in Australia? All gifts of $2 or more to Sanjiwani Australia Inc are now tax deductable. We hope you are as […]

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Nepal 2018: The Final Day

Tired! That’s how I would describe myself on the other side of 264 patients over 10 days. Yesterday we had a lovely closing ceremony and we were treated to marigold necklaces and some heartwarming speeches about the impact we have had on this community of Ghandruk and the surrounding districts. Everyone appeared to be grateful […]

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Nepal 2018: Day 7

Yesterday I treated Hari–Maya Gurung (below) who is one of the 20 women in the Ghandruk community and the surrounding catchment area who work with the community to get better health outcomes. These women encourage good health practices, especially among women and nursing mothers. They are all volunteers and appear to have quite good standing […]

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Nepal 2018: Day Four

By day four of our trip, the supply of teddy bears and knitted goods are about half gone. I suspect that we will run out before the end of the camp – but that is OK! Thank you again to the generous knitters in Canberra who provided such beautiful and warm gifts for the children […]

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Nepal 2018: Our First Day

Leaving Kathmandu and flying to Pokhara, we jumped in a jeep and travelled for about 4 hours on a very poor road. Never travelling more than about 20 km/hr, we bounced, and we bounced, and we bounced, eventually arriving in Ghandruk. Two years ago, when we first visited Ghandruk, the road stopped someway short of […]

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Dental Health Week 2018

Not just your teeth. Not just your gums. Your whole mouth. Dental Health Week (6th-12th August) is an annual event run by the Australian Dental Association that aims to promote oral health across Australia. This year, the theme is ‘Watch Your Mouth’, which emphasises practicing good oral hygiene and improving overall dental health. Whilst many […]

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