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Rockingham Dental News

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The Real Cost of Tooth Implants in Australia

Dental implants represent the gold standard of tooth replacement treatments. It restores a patient’s lost smile and confidence and enhances...
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Tips for Helping Your Child Overcome Their Fear of the Dentist

As an adult, going to the dentist is a routine you perform to maintain your oral health. However, the same...
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How often do you really need to go to the dentist?

There are people who love visiting the dentist often, while others are afraid of getting dental treatment. Let us answer...
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Covid 19 Update April 23

Dear Patients, We are delighted to announce that from Monday, 27th April 2020, we will be moving back to Level...
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COVID-19 Response Update

Dear Patients and the Rockingham Community Over the last few days Australia has implemented a nationwide lockdown in many/most industries. ...
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Rockingham Dental’s Coronavirus Response

Download this Letter as a PDF 19th March 2020 Dear Patient, I hope this finds you well. Last week, the...
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Dr Gerard Recognised by the Dental Board

Rockingham Dental Centre’s Dr Gerard Parkinson recently received a letter of recognition from the Dental Board of Australia WA committees....
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What Stains Your Teeth The Most

Let's face it: we all want to keep our teeth shiny and white and have that perfect smile. However, there...
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What Foods Help Strengthen Teeth

Strengthening Your Teeth It is essential to pay attention to the foods you consume to maintain strong, healthy teeth. Candy,...
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What Causes Bad Breath?

Bad Breath is Bad Bad breath, or halitosis, is a dental condition that can have several adverse effects. If you...
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How To Prevent Tooth Decay?

What is Tooth Decay? Tooth decay is damage to your tooth’s enamel—the hard, outer layer. When we eat most foods...
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Does Medicare Cover Dental Treatment?

Medicare has aided comprehensive insurance coverage for the millions of people in Australia for about half a century now. People...
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How To Stop Grinding Teeth Whilst Sleeping?

Teeth grinding is more than bothersome. It can wear down tooth enamel and increase the risk of tooth loss. It...
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How Often Should You See The Dentist?

Very few people enjoy going to the dentist. The fact is, regular maintenance visits can be very beneficial for not...
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Gum Disease Causes And Treatment

If you do not properly brush your teeth and gums, a variety of issues can pop up. Gum disease is...
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Rockingham Dental Centre Staff News

WELCOME We have recently added a new dentist, Dr Sivitra to our team. Outside of dentistry Sivitra enjoys reading, group...
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Who are those other women I sometimes see in the building?

One of the less obvious – but still very important – roles required of a true professional is the mentoring...
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Supporting SEBP

Rockingham Dental Centre is proud to support the Australia & New Zealand Society of Evidence Based Policing (SEBP).  We recently...
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Medical & Transfer Forms are now online

We have recently added our Medical History forms, Record Transfer (In) and Record Transfer Form (Out) to our website.  They...
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Walking the Rabbit Proof Fence

Our patients constantly amaze us with stories of their fascinating lives. Ben Blomfield, a patient of Russell’s for over 25...
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Floss the Tooth Fairy

Floss the Tooth Fairy (Kate) and Emma our Hygienist visited the children at Southcoast Baptist Childcare.  We went to spread...
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What to do following a Dental Trauma

Dental trauma usually occurs due to accidents and can have quite serious oral consequences. Most permanent teeth can be saved...
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Russell Finds Silver in the Goldfields

Russell dug up some silver from the red dirt of Kalgoorlie with his recent win on the Dental Golfers Society...
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Good Fellas

Russell Gordon recently returned from Sydney, where he was inducted as a Fellow in the International College of Dentists. Fellowship...
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Same Policy, Same Treatment, Same Rebate

Even though insurance companies promise a ‘cheaper’ service through their own contracted dentists, patients may find a different quality of...
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National Dental Foundation – Dental Rescue Day

Once again, our wonderful crew recently gave up their Saturday to provide free treatment for homeless people. Rockingham Dental Cen...
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Sleep Dentistry

At Rockingham Dental Centre, we can now offer our patients treatment under General Anaesthesia at SouthBank Day Surgery in South...
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Celebrating 50 Years of Service in Rockingham!

At Rockingham Dental, we uphold the philosophy that we are a caring, patient-oriented practice that provides high quality, up-to-date treatment...
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National Dental Foundation Dental Rescue Day

Earlier in the year the staff at Rockingham Dental Centre conducted another Dental Rescue Day on behalf of the National...
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National Dental Foundation Dental Ball

In October 2016, the team at Rockingham Dental Centre organised an evening on behalf of the National Dental Foundation to...
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Staff News

Farewell Brittany! We wish all the best to Brittany, one of Russell’s Dental Nurses, whose last day at Rockingham Dental...
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Meet Mwelwa Kaweme – Oral Health Therapist

Mwelwa was born and raised in Zambia and Botswana. She received her Bachelor of Science in Oral Health Therapy from...
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Gerard’s Official Duties

Without doubt, the most pleasant of Gerard’s Dental Board duties is the annual Dental Dedication and Prize Giving ceremony for...
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A Man of Letters

Not everyone who comes to the dentist is intimidated by the experience. Mr Sutton, a patient at Rockingham Dental Centre...
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The Oral Cancer Check

Oral cancer is on the rise. It is recognised as having one of the lowest survival rates, largely due to...
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A Bit Of Light Reading

Russell and Gerard have taken the opportunity to stock up on the very latest textbooks from the Quintessence Publishing company. ...
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The Importance of Flossing

Here at Rockingham Dental Centre we believe flossing is very important.  Lately there has been a lot of talk in...
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Open Wide!

This lioness was happy to show Russell her magnificent dentition on a recent trip to Africa. This however was as...
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Staff News

The Practice would like to offer its congratulations to one of our principal dentists, Hari, who is soon to be...
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Moray Eels and Dentists Nicer Than They Look!

Russell took this photo of a Moray eel on a recent diving trip – even when on holiday he is...
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‘Preffered Provider’

The term ‘preferred provider’ has been heavily advertised amongst certain health funds, but what does it really mean, and why...
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Cerec 30 Course in Sydney, 2015

Gerard recently attended the Cerec 30 course in Sydney, held over two (long!) days. Much of the content related to...
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Is Snoring a Problem?

Not for Gerard and Russell, who both now use a mandibular advancement splint (MAS). Russell says most people enquire about...
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Dental Rescue Day at RDC

This dedicated crew recently gave up their Saturday to put on another Rescue Day at Rockingham Dental Centre. Over 20...
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Gerard’s 30th Anniversary at Rockingham Dental Centre

I graduated from the University of Western Australia in December, 1980, and began practice initially for the state government, working...
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36th Australian Dental Congress Brisbane, 2015

In March, Russell and Gerard attended the Dental Congress held in Brisbane. The main focus of the 5-day programme was...
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Want to Straighten Your Teeth?

Hari is proud to be able to provide a new service to Rockingham Dental Centre – the Inman Aligner! A...
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Dynamic Dental Duo

Karen and Kate Zabiela are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to volunteering, and the team at...
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Russell Appointed State Director of the National Dental Foundation

Russell has recently taken over from Dr Dennis Gregory – the inaugural State Director of the NDF. The National Dental...
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Farewell Dr John Burrell

On the 26th of June we said farewell to Dr John Burrell, who retired just short of his 70th birthday,...
Make A Clean Start To The New School Year With A Visit To The Dentist

Make A Clean Start To The New School Year With A Visit To The Dentist

Holidays are fun but they’re also a time when routines can go out of the window and some bad habits...
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Taking Care of Business

After graduating from the University of Western Australia, Dr Hari Menon was looking for a dental practice in which he...
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Dental Trophy

After 2 years as runner-up, Russell has finally lifted the Captain’s Trophy for a 72 hole tournament run by the...
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Is Flossing Really Necessary?

Or is it just one more thing to fill up my busy day? Well, all our dentists are regular flossers,...
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In Safe Hands

Would you know how to react in a medical emergency? We all face the possibility that at any moment someone’s...
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All I want for Christmas…

…is my two front teeth! Russell had seen his last patient and was just about out the door when we...
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Toothpaste and Toddlers

When baby’s first teeth are coming through, a wipe with a clean towel is as good a way as any...
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Toothbrushes to Vietnam

When John Quilty comes into the surgery for his regular examination, he’s usually got an interesting story to tell, and...
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Diabetes & Gum Disease

At Rockingham Dental Centre we all aim to be lifelong learners – there’s plenty we don’t know but that’s not...
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Gerard Takes the Chair

Some people have commented that Gerard seems to be working fewer hours these days, but just because he’s not at...