(07) 4840 2700

Northern Beaches Dental

1-3 Old Eimeo Road, Rural View, Mackay, QLD 4740

Our Technology

Having access to great technology enables us to provide you with a faster and more accurate diagnosis, so we can then recommend the very best treatments to correct any dental problems without delays.

Our facility includes
• Digital x-rays that emit low levels of radiation
• Intraoral cameras so you get to see what we can see
• Surgical Microscope and Magnifying loupes with additional illumination
• Digital OPG (full-face x-ray)
• Implant planning software for CT-guided implant placement
• Caries detector
• Digital Scanner

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. We may use an intraoral camera if we detect a particular problem, as the images can be displayed straightaway on the screen in our dental surgery so you can see exactly what is going on inside your mouth, enabling us to show you areas of concern as we discuss options for treatment.
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 us to carry out intricate and detailed treatment than would be possible without them. 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 that all our dentists use magnifying loupes with additional illumination at all times while treating patients. We believe that this standard of care enables us to provide quality dentistry. 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. Our implant planning software helps us virtually plan implant placement and reduces the risk of surgical complications and improves the long-term outcome. A caries detector acts as a good adjunct to x-rays when trying to diagnose tooth decay. It utilises laser fluorescence to detect hard to find hidden decay.

We at Northern Beaches Dental are constantly evolving to help our patients receive the best treatment. One of the ways we are doing this is with the latest digital impression system technology which helps in getting a 3-D digital scan or picture of your teeth in real time. It is a great alternative to using impression products inside your mouth. What we achieve is a faster, accurate digital file of your teeth and gums which can be used in an array of treatments like crowns and bridges, implant planning, digital smile design and much more!

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.