As dental hygienists and oral health therapists we know what a "cleaning" involves. But our patients do not. And many connotations arise in ones head when we hear the words 'just a cleaning'.

As dental practitioners we need to get comfortable using the term "scaling"...

October 17, 2017

Kick start a healthy summer! Sign up and take the challenge to switch off tooth decay, switch on health benefits, switch on weight loss and switch on saving money!The Switch to Water challenge is all about switching your sugary drinks to water for 30 days. Yes, it is a...

September 7, 2017

Lesley Hall, our Hygienist, was very humbled and honoured to have been voted in by her professional peers, the members of the New Zealand Dental Hygienists' Association, 
for the award of Dental Hygienist of the Year 2017. 

It's a huge honour and it will continue to r...

August 15, 2017

At The New Zealand Dental Association Conference last week, spokesperson Dr Rob Beaglehole said, "This is about informing the public about the negative health impacts of sugary drinks, and to advocate for a comprehensive approach to reduce sugary drink consumption.”


May 31, 2017

It is said the phrase winner winner chicken dinner originates from 1970s casinos that were trying to attract players to underplayed tables. At the time, the most common bet was $2. Coincidentally, most casinos offered a chicken dinner for just under $2. Dealers would c...

May 8, 2017

Rotorua marathon you little beauty you!! You've turned on a cracker of a day & I loved every kilometre of you! Although I miss the intensity of running to try and win this race in years past, I thoroughly enjoyed my day & I ran a perfectly executed race. Like a good Ar...

April 10, 2017

Lesley Turner Hall is spreading the good oral health word to trail runners.

March 1, 2017

A low carb and gluten free Fettuccini Alfredo recipe that is also keto, lchf, egg fast, and Atkins diet friendly!     ...  Read More

November 23, 2016

Sirona Dental Systems, the company that pioneered digital dentistry more than 27 years ago and the global number one producer of dental CAD/CAM systems, has introduced the intraoral camera CEREC Omnicam. CEREC Omnicam’s revolutionary design features a completely new, e...

November 23, 2016

Enjoy this delicious and decadent lower carb treat, BUT remember it’s still a treat, which means it should be for treat occasions, and not for daily consumption. Many people think that just because foods are low carb, it’s OK   Check out

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