What is an Oral Health Therapist?

What a great question!

Many people are familiar with dental hygienists and even dental therapists (dental nurses) but are not so familiar with the newest term of an oral health therapist.

In 2006 a new combined University level study was created which allowed clinicians to study both dental therapy and dental hygiene simultaneously creating the term Oral Health Therapist. Oral health therapists have a wide range of skills and work in both the public and private sectors, alongside their dental therapist and dental hygienist colleagues.

In 2019 another change of scope was announced and Oral Health Therapists were able to complete additional training courses to gain the ability to offer adult restorative treatment such as permanent and temporary fillings across any age range. Kat Visser does offer this on a case by case basis.

Below is some information on appointments and what our Oral Health Therapists at Tulip Dental provide:

Tulip Dental Oral Health Therapist
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Tulip Dental: Your Trusted Provider for Restorative Dentistry in Hamilton

At Tulip Dental, we have over 15 years of experience assisting patients in restoring their smiles with our comprehensive restorative dental services. Our friendly team of experienced dental professionals in Hamilton are committed to restoring your teeth and ensuring you walk away with a smile shining brighter than ever before.

Over a Decade of Restoring Smiles

With over 15 years of experience in restorative dentistry, we've helped countless patients regain the function and aesthetics of their smiles. Our commitment to providing the highest standard of care and our expertise in full mouth restoration has earned us the trust of the Hamilton community.

Restorative Dental Services in Hamilton

At Tulip Dental, we offer a wide range of restorative dental services designed to meet the unique needs of each patient. Whether you require simple restorative fillings, complex full mouth restoration, or anything in between, our team is equipped to help you achieve a healthier, stronger, and more beautiful smile.

Expertise in Full Mouth Restoration

Full mouth restoration is a comprehensive treatment approach to restore your teeth's function and aesthetics. Our expert dental team can provide a variety of treatments as part of a full mouth restoration plan, including restorative fillings, crowns, bridges, implants, and more.

Quality Restorative Fillings for Healthier Smiles

Restorative fillings are an integral part of our restorative dental services. We use high-quality, durable materials for our fillings to ensure your restored teeth look natural and can function effectively.

Join Our Tulip Dental Family

Let Tulip Dental be your trusted provider for Restorative Dentistry in Hamilton. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or drop by our clinic in Hamilton. We're not just about restoring teeth, but restoring smiles with confidence.

About the Restorative Dentistry Process at Tulip Dental

The journey to a rejuvenated smile with restorative dentistry can be different for everyone. At Tulip Dental, with our 15 years of experience in delivering restorative dental services in Hamilton, we're committed to providing personalised, comprehensive care at every step of your restorative journey. Here's what the process generally looks like:

Initial Consultation

Your restorative journey begins with a detailed consultation where we discuss your dental needs, concerns, and goals. Our dental team uses advanced diagnostic tools to assess the current state of your oral health, laying the groundwork for a personalised treatment plan.

Treatment Planning

Once we've gathered all the necessary information, we'll craft a unique treatment plan tailored to your needs. This may include procedures like restorative fillings, dental crowns, bridges, or even full-mouth restoration, depending on your requirements. We make sure to discuss every aspect of the plan with you, including the process, benefits, and costs, ensuring you're fully informed.

Treatment Phase

The next step is the implementation of your restorative dental plan. Our skilled dental team, employing state-of-the-art techniques and materials, will perform the necessary procedures to restore your teeth's function and aesthetics. We take great care to ensure your comfort throughout all procedures.

Post-Treatment Care

Restorative dentistry doesn't end when you leave our clinic. We provide comprehensive instructions to help you care for your restored smile, ensuring its longevity. Regular follow-up visits help us monitor your progress and address any concerns promptly.

Embark on your journey to a revitalised smile with Tulip Dental, your trusted provider for Restorative Dentistry in Hamilton, NZ. Our experience, coupled with our dedication to personalised care, ensures that you'll receive the best possible outcomes from your restorative dental services. Welcome to a new chapter in your oral health journey!