At Kew Periodontics and Dental Implants, your periodontist provides the highest standard of treatment in a gentle, professional and caring manner.
Each a fully qualified periodontist, Dr Allison Dean and Dr Louise Liu are registered specialists in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. They have undergone extensive postgraduate training in these areas and specialise in:
- Treatment of Gum Disease
- Receding Gums and Gum Grafting
- Dental Implants
- Periodontal Surgery
- Regenerative Procedures
- Periodontal Maintenance Care
- Bone Grafting
- Crown Lengthening
Dr Allison Dean has also completed additional specialist courses in Munich (Germany), Florence (Italy) and Los Angeles (USA) with some of the best periodontists in the world.
The team at Kew Periodontics and Dental Implants includes two very experienced Dental Hygienists. Both have many years of experience caring for patients in Specialist Periodontal practices. The Dental Hygienist plays a critical role in supporting the care provided by your Periodontist. This helps ensure that your teeth and gums remain in good health.
The practice has a hand-picked team of dedicated support staff, all of whom are very skilled and knowledgeable in their respective areas. Our friendly and professional team will ensure that you receive the highest level of care.
Kew Periodontics and Dental Implants was established in 2001. The heritage Victorian terrace house is located at 83 Charles Street, Kew. It has recently been refurbished and provides modern treatment rooms and comfortable facilities. A state of the art sterilizing room also ensures compliance with all current standards for this important part of your care.
Why do you need to see a Periodontist?
The following signs may indicate that you have periodontal disease and need to see a Periodontist:
• Red, swollen or tender gums;
• Bleeding while brushing, flossing or eating hard foods;
• Loose teeth;
• Change in the position of your teeth;
• Bad breath; and
• Gums that are receding or pulling away from the teeth, making your teeth look longer than before.
Unfortunately, some of these signs are not obvious until the disease has reached an advanced stage.
Your First Appointment
At your first visit, Dr Allison Dean or Dr Louise Liu will discuss the reason for your referral, your concerns and goals of treatment. They will then carry out a very thorough dental examination, assessing the health of your gums. It may be necessary to take clinical photographs and organise x-rays to be taken. If you are in pain, some treatment may be started on the day.
The Periodontist will clearly explain the findings of your examination and discuss your treatment options. They will also take the time to answer any questions that you may have.
A detailed report will be sent to your dentist and if appropriate, your medical doctor and any other specialists involved in your care. This will help to ensure that we can work together to best look after you.
Do I Need a Referral?
Most patients are referred to us by their dentist or medical practitioner. However, you may make an appointment at Kew Periodontics and Dental Implants without having a referral.
If you are concerned that yourself or a family member may have gum disease, or would like to discuss treatment or dental implant options, please call 03 9853 7700 to request an appointment.
We are happy to see patients without a referral.