Dental Hygiene

Vermilion has two resident dental hygienists: Michaela Zilinska and Debbie McKenzie.

Both hygienists are dedicated to ensuring our patients are educated on excellent oral hygiene including correct brushing techniques and plaque control measures.

Our hygienists also work alongside Vermilion's two periodontists in providing long-term maintenance support for patients with periodontal disease.

We understand that having a dental implant is an investment, and each implant patient will benefit from seeing our dental hygienist to assist with the health and longevity of their dental implants.

The areas our dental hygienists will cover include:

  • Dental Implant Maintenance

Check what daily oral hygiene measures you take around your mouth in general and coach you on how to look after your dental implants.

  • Clinical Examination

Check your brushing technique and feasibility of flossing/interdental brushing/waterpik in relation to your oral hygiene. Our hygienist will show and teach you how to use these tools.

  • Professional Cleaning

During a clean, our hygienist will carry out professional, mechanical plaque removal above the gum (supragingivally) to remove plaque and tartar. Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT), using AIRFLOW® technology, is available in our clinics, and is a fast and effective way to remove biofilm (plaque) and superficial staining caused by tea, coffee, smoking and food. If you have deep periodontal pockets, you may need to have professional, mechanical plaque removal below the gum (subgingivally) as well as above. This procedure involves cleaning the root surface to help control gum inflammation and reduce the depth of gum pockets.

Tooth Whitening

Vermilion offers Philips Zoom Tooth Whitening to its patients.

Philips Zoom professional whitening is a fast, effective and safe way to whiten your teeth. Our dental hygienist will either apply the treatment for you at the clinic, or fit you with customised mouth trays so you will be able to carry out the treatment at home.

Results from professional treatments can be immediate (up to eight shades whiter in 45 minutes), and because our hygienist will do this for you, the process is safe, reliable and hassle free.