Dental Hygiene

Vermilion has two resident dental hygienists: Mrs Colette Ballantyne and Ms Michaela Zilinska.

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

Ms Zilinska primarily works alongside our periodontist Dr Madeleine Murray, 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 hygienists will cover include:

  • Check what oral hygiene measures you take around your mouth in general, on a daily basis, and coach you on how to look after your dental implants.
  • Clinical examination in relation to oral hygiene, brushing technique and feasibility of flossing/interdental brushing/waterpik. Our hygienist will coach you how to use these tools.
  • Professional plaque control measures: oral hygiene reinforcement, practical coaching; supra and sub-gingival instrumentation using ultrasonic scaler; and use of the Airflow to remove any superficial staining, leaving your teeth looking and feeling very clean.

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.

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