Do you practice infection control?
Hart Dental practices the most up to date infection control procedures in accordance with the Australian Dental Association Infection Control Standards and Guidelines. This includes protective eyewear, disposable masks and gloves, instrumentation sterilized utilizing the latest hospital grade steam autoclaves with all surfaces and laboratory work decontaminated according to accepted protocols. All instruments are tracked after sterilisation procedures.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have also introduced extra infection control measures, including increased disinfecting frequency of shared spaces (waiting room/bathroom) and additional PPE worn by staff (higher level face masks, face shields, eye protection, surgical gowns, and hair nets).
Is Hart Dental a preferred provider?
We accept all health funds and everyone is welcome.
Rest assured that we will take the time to get to know you and provide individually tailored dental care. We promise that our dental treatment is of the highest care and quality, and that your experience will be both pleasant and comfortable.
To make dentistry more accessible to all our clients, we have partnered with NIB and CBHS as preferred providers. We are also members of smile.com.au
Does Hart Dental offer payment plans?
Yes, of course. We offer a range of payment plan options including Afterpay, Denticare and National Health Plan.
Dental treatment performed in a timely manner is always the most cost effective and manageable. If a dental condition is left untreated, it can pose serious health risks for you or your family. We will gladly help you organise a plan to suit your needs.
Does Hart Dental offer treatment to Health Care Card holders?
We certainly do. Hart Dental participates in the following SA Health Dental schemes: General Dental Scheme, Emergency Dental Scheme and Children’s Benefits Dental Scheme.
We also provide Services as part of DVA (Gold card – Veteran’s affairs).
Does Hart Dental offer discounts to pensioners?
Absolutely. We apply a standard 10% Seniors’ discount for all Pensioner card holders.
Does Hart Dental provide emergency treatment?
Of course. While we prefer to avoid emergencies for the sake of patient wellbeing, we understand that accidents and pain are a part of life. So if ever you need us, we will always be here for you.
We will endeavour to see you and relieve your pain within 24 hours of your inquiry – or if necessary, we will refer you to an appropriate specialist.
Please note that Hart Dental is not open on weekends.
Does Hart Dental treat gum disease?
Our Dentist and Hygienist teams are experts in all areas of teeth and gums – this includes checking for a diagnosing gum disease. If you are suffering from gum disease, they will educate you and treat you. If required, we also work closely with a team of close-knit Periodontists (Gum specialists) and can refer you to them for consultation and treatment.
I lost a tooth and want to fill the gap. What are my options?
Well, you have quite a few actually.
Tooth replacement is an issue that all of us will face at some point in time.
One option is to do nothing – for example, wisdom teeth at the very back of your bite do not have an opposing tooth and are often hidden from view.
However, if your missing tooth is visible and you want to chew well, then we have the following options:
Dentures – these are a removable, affordable, healthy and aesthetic solution.
Bridges – these are fixed on to the neighbouring teeth and look great. However, their longevity depends on the health of the teeth that support it. Also, they are more costly that dentures.
Implants – these provide an excellent way of filling a gap. A screw-like part is inserted in the bone by a specialist. Hart Dental will then provide you with a crown that is fitted on top of the implant. Implants are a very good option as they leave the neighbouring teeth intact, and so their longevity is not compromised by a decaying tooth beside it.
Does Hart Dental do smile makeovers?
Yes we do. We offer a range of treatments to tailor your makeover to your individual look.
- Invisalign treatment
- Resin bonded veneers
- Porcelain Veneers
- Teeth whitening
- Gum re-shaping
And our treatments aren’t limited to inside your mouth. We can complement them with Lip Fillers and Muscle Relaxants depending on your needs.
I’d like to have a lip filler, but I’m worried it might hurt, given most injectors only use topical cream. Is this the case?
No. You can relax. Our Lip Filler treatment is PAIN FREE. We use local anaesthetic and expert techniques that only dental surgeons practice to sculpt your lips.
I had braces when I was younger, but my teeth have moved – is there anything I can do?
There certainly is. As Certified Invisalign providers, Hart Dental can assess you and provide treatment to realign your teeth. If we feel there may be other reasons behind the movement, we may refer you to our trusted orthodontist.
I have experienced jaw pain often and it can cause headaches – is there anything I can do?
Absolutely. We are happy to help you. TMD conditions often need a multi-pronged approach. This might include a night guard, pain relief, anti-inflammatory medication, muscle relaxants, physiotherapy or specialist treatment of structural changes.