News: A Greener Dental Practice

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Prospect Dentistry is an environmentally-responsible business.

The following green practises have been in place for a number of years:

  1. Digital radiography, which results in reduced radiation exposure to the patient and the removal of the use of harmful chemicals in processing X-rays.
  2. Responsible disposal of biological and amalgam waste through the correct channels.
  3. Steam and heat sterilisation (instead of chemical sterilisation), hence improving sterilisation processes and reducing the use of toxic chemicals.
  4. Use of low-flow taps to save water.
  5. Split-bin system to separate waste and recycling.
  6. Use of South Australian laboratories for dentures, crowns and bridges to ensure high-quality craftsmanship and materials, while minimising transport emissions.

Since taking over the business late last year, Will has also made a number of changes to ensure the business has a greener future. Applying the philosophy of rethink, reduce, reuse, recycle, we have implemented the following:

  1. Substitution of disposable plastic consumables (e.g., water cups, bibs) with biodegradable or recyclable materials.
  2. Substitution of single-use disposable instruments with sterilisable, reusable instruments, which reduces waste.
  3. Digitisation of patient records to reduce paper use.
  4. Encouraging SMS and Email correspondence to minimise paper use.
  5. Printing our business cards locally and on paper that has 100% post-consumer waste recycled content, is carbon neutral and is FSC certified.

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Not all available appointments are listed online. If the appointments listed do not suit, please call 8269 1999.

If you would like to organise a booking for a family, please call 8269 1999, and our team will find you appointment times grouped together.

As of January 2024, Dr Anthony Colella has reduced his hours and we welcome Dr Mitchell O’Neil to Prospect Dentistry.

To book an appointment for toothache, relief of pain, broken tooth or consultation, please call 8269 1999, and you will be seen as soon as possible.

All of Dr Will King’s check-ups are completed at the same appointment as the scale and clean, and the scale and cleans are completed by Harriet Palmer, Lizzy Owen, Ellie Wright or Latisha Sykora, who are oral health therapists.

To book a check-up with Dr Will King, please choose your preferred oral health therapist and choose a time. Dr Will King will complete the check-up, and the scale and clean will be completed by your chosen oral health therapist.

Dr Mitchell O’Neil works Tuesday nights and selected Saturday mornings. If you make an appointment with him, he will do the scale and clean at the check-up appointment. If you make an appointment with an oral health therapist on Tuesday night or Saturday mornings then Dr Mitchell O’Neil will do the check-up.

Please click here to access or online portal to make an appointment. Or copy and paste the following into your web browser

Kind Regards,

Prospect Dentistry