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Karla is passionate about her role as a Dental Hygienist and aims to create a fun, comfortable environment and care for peoples’ dental health. She loves working with adults, children and teenagers, focusing on education and promoting good oral health.
Karla has been in the dental industry for over 20 years starting as a Dental Assistant then completed an Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Hygiene) at TAFESA in Adelaide over 2 years ago. She is also qualified as a Dental Technician.
Hygienists play an integral role in oral health by providing individualised oral hygiene care and treatment to prevent disease of the teeth and gums and help improve general health and wellbeing.
Karla shares her time here with our Oral Health Therapist, Helen Rose. They both have young children and split the week equally between them, with Karla now being able to offer cleans on Friday mornings.
Helen started with us in 2016 and completed her degree in Bachelor of Oral Health and Oral Health Therapy at Griffith University on the Gold Coast in 2009. Helen has gained excellent patient relationships since she has been with us and helping them prevent gum disease and improve patients dental health. She is also experienced in professional tooth whitening to brighten those healthy smiles!
Dental Therapists are specially trained clinicians who are able to treat children aged 0 to 17 years. They are able to independently perform routine check-ups on children and diagnose problems such as decay or gum disease. With these additional skills, Helen is qualified to do xrays, fillings, fissure sealants and extractions of baby teeth. She can also make protective mouth guards, space maintainers and place stainless steel crowns.
From the 1 January 2014 the Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS) is a new child dental benefits program.
A child is eligible for the program if they are between 2 and 17 yrs of age, is eligible for Medicare and receives or is part of a family receiving a relevant Australian government payment such as Family Tax Benefit Part A.
Each child will have access to $1000 in dental benefits to include check-ups, xrays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings and extractions, over a 2 year period.
This means that your child will receive 2 years FREE dental treatment at Simply Dental as all treatments on the program are bulk billed.
Phone today to make an appointment with our friendly staff on 07 5474 3131
Simply Dental is one of the first such businesses across the country to be awarded Australian Dental Practice Accreditation.
The Australian Dental Association developed Dental Practice Accreditation in 2012 to ensure high expectations of the dental profession were being met based on National Safety and Quality Health Standards.
Simply Dental owner/principal Dr. Diane Dawes said the acreditation demonstrates their commitment to the provision of excellent dental care for patients and continuous quality improvement within their practice.
Simply Dental is located in the heart of Noosaville at 42 Mary Street, offering a comprehensive range of dental treatments including all cosmetic work, tooth whitening, children’s dentistry, and same day emergency appointments.
Simply Dental opened it’s doors at the beginning of 2009 and has gone from strength to strength. Located in the heart of Noosaville at 42 Mary Street its experienced team is dedicated to providing patients with the highest levels of care and professional advice in their relaxed family friendly surroundings.
With over 20 years of experience, Simply Dental prides itself on being a family run three-surgery practice with 2 full time dentists, headed by Dr Diane Dawes (Owner/Principal), a full time hygienist and is open 5 days a week with a late night on Thursdays available.
In 2012 the Australian Dental Association developed Dental Practice Accreditation to ensure the high expectations of the dental profession were being met based on National Safety and Quality Health Standards and we are proud to announce that Simply Dental has been awarded with Australian Dental Practice Accreditation.
It should be noted that they are one of the first across the country to receive this prestigious award and is a significant achievement, demonstrating their commitment to the provision of excellent dental care for patients and continuous quality improvement within their practice.
They offer a comprehensive range of dental treatments including all cosmetic work, tooth whitening, children’s dentistry, and same day emergency appointments.
Every new patient receives a comprehensive oral exam and a thorough clean with the hygienist. To complement your visit they also receive a free oral health pack to help maintain and enhance dental care at home.
They are a preferred provider practice for Bupa, Medibank, TUH, HCF and CBHS, which means that prices are capped, therefore all you will be pay is the minimum gap fee for your treatment.
Dr Dawes and her team at Simply Dental look forward to meeting you and your family and caring for all of your dental needs. For an appointment or consultation please don’t hesitate to give Clare a ring on 5474 3131.
With new dental technologies being introduced to dental care constantly, it is important for dental professionals to remain on the forefront of these changes. At Simply Dental, we do create custom dentures for our patients, but knowing there is a much better solution makes us want to tell every patient we see! We have listed below three important reasons to ditch the dentures in order to benefit from enhanced oral health and possibly a better quality of life!
It’s true – the dentures made 50 years ago as a solution to tooth loss no longer fit our evolved mouths, making them slippery and unstable. This can also affect your confidence as dentures can often slip during eating or speaking.
Because dentures aren’t really made for the modern mouth, they can sometimes not sit properly on the gums, cutting into them or rubbing against it in a way that creates ulcers or sores.
While you can use dentures for years, it is whether you mind living with them day in and day out that may change your mind as to whether it is the best solution for you.
At Simply Dental in Noosaville we utilise advanced technology to bring you dental implants: a strong, stable, comfortable and permanent solution to tooth loss!