About the Care For Smiles Dental Clinic
Care For Smiles. A small, modern, independently-owned dental clinic where dentistry is practised in a caring gentle atmosphere.
Our Dental Clinic has modern equipment and technology including Digital X‑Rays, Intraoral Camera and the Philips Zoom whitening system.
Nitrous oxide (happy gas) sedation is also available for patients.
We provide a warm and relaxing non-clinical atmosphere with candles and music/DVDs or streamed news, sporting events or videos to watch from the dental chair.
Minimising Our Environmental Impact
To minimise our environmental impact, we have chosen to use Digital x-ray imaging. This technology reduces x-ray exposure to clients and staff, and avoids the use and disposal of chemicals.
Amalgam separators are installed to filter the amalgam from waste water to prevent the release of metals into the sewage system. Amalgam wastes are recycled using the services of CMA Ecocycle, the only nationally EPA approved and licenced mercury recycler in Australasia.
Our patient records, including x‑rays and images, are stored electronically to minimise paper usage. We also recycle paper, cardboard and plastics and dispose of wastes using approved practices.
Our Fairfield building is energy efficient with solar hot water and LED lighting. We purchase our electricity from Momentum Energy's Smilepower, a 100% renewable energy option.
Care For Smiles uses disposable or single use items according to best practice infection control protocols. Our clinic set up and procedures are based on ADA (Australian Dental Association) infection control protocols.
Infection control procedures require the use of plastic barriers on various equipment which are changed after each patient. Care For Smiles uses the Bio-Protect range of 100% oxo-biodegradable plastic barriers.
We would be pleased to answer any questions you may have regarding our infection control policies and procedures.