Teeth Time – Supporting Dental Health in the University community

March 14 / 131

Dental students Christina Jovanovic and Izumi Radulovic with Dr Victor Ho. Photo: Stuart Winthrope.
Dental students Christina Jovanovic and Izumi Radulovic with Dr Victor Ho. Photo: Stuart Winthrope.

The University’s Dental Clinic supports student learning and the University community by providing specialist dental services at discounted rates for staff, students and alumni. 

Head of the Melbourne Dental School Professor Eric Reynolds said the clinic introduced graduate-entry Doctor of Dental Surgery students to the clinic environment, and provided state-of-the-art training facilities for qualified dentists undertaking specialty training in programs such as orthodontics.  

“To provide our graduates with state-of-the-art clinical training, we required our own private clinic where we could teach new dental procedures that may not have a priority in the public dental hospital, but are in demand in the private sector,” he said. 

“We also need suitable patients to treat, and eligible patients of the public dental hospital are often unsuitable due to their specific treatment needs.” 

Professor Reynolds said the clinic, created in partnership with the dental industry, was training future specialists and leaders of the dental profession, and was rapidly becoming a centre of clinical excellence.

“By attending the clinic staff and students of the University will also support student learning,” he said. 

“The feedback from patients so far has been very positive, and notes the friendly and professional attitude of the postgraduate students and clinic staff.”

The University dental clinic offers services to staff and students at discounted rates, with comprehensive and integrated dental care, close to the Parkville campus, at 720 Swanston Street. 

It offers treatments in a range of dental specialties including orthodontics (braces), paediatric (children’s) dentistry, periodontics (gum problems and implant placement), endodontics (root canal treatment) and prosthodontics (crowns, bridges, veneers, dentures and implant restoration). 

This care is provided under supervision by some of Melbourne's most experienced dental specialists. Eligible families with children aged 2-17 years will be bulk billed for their child’s treatment under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. 

 

http://umdc.com.au/

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