Prosthodontics is the field of dentistry that focuses on the restoration of teeth that requires crowns, bridges, veneers,implants, dentures or any combination of these.
Prosthodontics is the field of dentistry that focuses on the
restoration of teeth that requires crowns, bridges, veneers,
implants, dentures or any combination of these.
The term prosthodontics means, literally, “tooth replacement”.
Prosthodontic procedures are sometimes carried out by general dentists but are usually the realm of highly trained specialists.
Specialist prosthodontists are experienced in a range of procedures, from single tooth management through to full arch rehabilitations and Teeth in 3 days™. They often work in conjunction with specialists in the related fields of periodontics and oral and maxillofacial surgery, a particularly effective collaboration when all of these clinicians work seamlessly under one roof as they do at Collins Street Specialist Centre.
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To qualify as a registered specialist prosthodontist in Australia, practitioners must first have the same degree as a general dentist, with honours. They then study for a further three years for a Masters degree or equivalent specific training, making them eligible to apply for registration with the Dental Board of Australia as a specialist prosthodontist. (Never assume that a prosthodontist is a registered specialist; always check on the website of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
You don’t need a referral to see either our prosthodontists Dr Jamie Foong or Dr Robert Omerod or our prosthetist Brent Smart.
Please call us on (03) 9650 2726 to discuss your needs and make an appointment. We look forward to being of service to you.
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Dr Jamie Foong is a specialist prosthodontist. Having graduated in dentistry from the University of Melbourne he worked as a general practitioner at Brisbane Prosthodontic and in general practice for several years. Back in Melbourne he completed a three-year specialist degree in Prosthodontics. Dr Foong is a visiting lecturer and clinical supervisor at the University of Melbourne Dental School.
Dr Robert Ormerod is a certified specialist prosthodontist who has been in private practice since 1991. Extremely passionate about excellence in dentistry, Robert is an active member of a number of local and international societies, academies and associations and has lectured internationally. Dr Ormerod specialises in cosmetic dental reconstructions utlising ceramic veneers, tooth-coloured restorations, bridges, dental implants and dentures.
Dr Vahed Parzham is a registered specialist prosthodontist who obtained his Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry in PRosthodontics from the University of Melbourne. His research project for his degree was presented to the Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists and published in the International Journal of Prosthodontics. Dr Parzham is a clinical teacher and lecturer at the University of Melbourne.
Mr Brent Smart is a highly skilled advanced dental prosthetist. His role at Smile Solutions includes the fabrication and fitting of all removable appliances, including complete and partial dentures in the materials of your choice. Brent is also an integral part of the Teeth in 3 Days™ team offering eligible patients a fixed implant bridge alternative to removable dentures.