BDSC (WA), DIP. CLIN. HYPNOSIS, M.SC. (DIST.) AESTHETIC DENTISTRY (LONDON)

Biography

- In 2012, she became the first dentist in Australia to hold the prestigious Masters Degree in Aesthetic Dentistry from King's College in London.

- Dr King is an honoured Life Member and Diplomat of World Congress of Microdentistry, and also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry as well as a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry.

- Dr King is responsible for introducing exciting technologies to Australian dentistry, being the first to utilise, in surgery teeth whitening, intra-oral cameras, and the first dentist Australia-wide to routinely use the WaterLase and Hoya-ConBio DeLight soft and hard tissue lasers.

- She is also an accredited trainer in Laser and Minimally Invasive Dentistry.

- She is Clinical Director for GlamSmile Porcelain Veneers in Australia and New Zealand, and is responsible for training dentists from around the world.

- Dr King and her work have been showcased in mass media including television, fashion magazines, newspapers and radio.

Clear Aligners and Aesthetic Finishing: An Ultra Conservative Approach


 

Preservation of natural teeth for as long as possible is leading a paradigm shift in the way we plan aesthetic cases. We are living longer, healthier lives - and we would like our teeth to last. Maintaining our social lives into our older years is not only psychologically vital to wellbeing, it has spurred an increased demand for aesthetic treatment among older patients. What is critical for aesthetic cases at any stage of life is to plan treatment within a framework of functionality, longevity and (most importantly for our ageing population) from an economic standpoint both in terms of acceptance rates and maintenance.

 

With the advent of clear aligners, the use of restorations alone to make significant aesthetic improvements can be minimised. Alignment used as the backbone of aesthetic treatment followed by selective bonding or veneering allows for more natural aesthetic outcomes with maximum conservation of tooth tissue. Tooth preservation together with the renewed self care we observe in patients post-treatment is promoting the longevity of natural teeth for longer than ever.

WORLD DENTAL FORUM 2019

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