Advanced Technology

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Walkerston Dental has everything required to make an accurate and thorough diagnosis of any dental problem. This ensures you get the treatment you need without any delays. Our technology includes:

  • Digital x-rays with lower radiation exposure
  • Intra-oral camera – so you can see what we see
  • Surgical Microscope and Magnifying loupes
  • Digital OPG ( full face x-ray )
  • Implant planning software ( for guided implant placement )

The use of digital x-rays not only reduces radiation exposure but with higher resolution and speed of processing where you can visualise in real-time, it improves our ability to identify early dental decay and other issues.

We regularly use intra-oral cameras to take highly detailed digital photos inside the mouth. These photos can be displayed on the screen in our surgery, allowing us to show you areas of concern as we explain how best to treat any dental problems.

Microscopes allow our dentist to see areas being treated in far greater detail, even up to 20 times the original size, so we can make sure all infection or decay is thoroughly removed in hard-to-see areas. This helps to ensure treatment is thorough and is ultimately more successful. Usually found only in highly specialised practices, we are proud to say that we are the first practice in the region to have access to this technology and Dr PK has been performing microscope assisted procedures since 2007.

You will find all our dentists using magnifying loupes at all times while treating patients. We believe this is the standard of care.

Our implant planning software helps us virtually plan implant placement and reduces the risk of surgical complications and improves the long term outcome.

The availability of an on-site digital OPG (Full face x-ray machine) eliminates the need for the patients to be referred out causing further delays in diagnosis and necessary treatment.

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25th March 2020
We hope you are doing well.

Given the unprecedented situation and the uncertainties surrounding the COVID -19, we felt it was important to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to keep our practice clean and safe for every single one of you who step inside and also for our lovely team.

We have always maintained rigorous infection control procedures and take pride that as an accredited practice, we have a clearly-defined system of measuring our compliance with regulations and guidelines, allowing us to continually improve how we operate our practice.

During the last few days, we have been closely following our professional health authority’s guidance and if you have been in recently, you would have noticed that we have implemented a few additional measures in the way we operate.

We will check on you to see if you are well before you come in. Please inform us before you come in, if you are unwell or have travelled overseas or have come in contact with anyone who tested positive or highly likely to be positive for COVID-19. We will reschedule your appointment. If you are in pain and need urgent dental treatment during this time, please contact the Base Hospital. They will triage and treat accordingly.

Steps taken at our practice

We might reschedule some non-urgent treatment in the coming days, but every effort will be made to help you in the best way possible if you are in pain or any discomfort with your teeth.

It is a constantly evolving situation and we understand that it can be stressful; we will have to stay calm but vigilant and help each other out the best we can.