We are a Specialist Periodontal Clinic, practising all aspects of gum disease treatment as well as surgical implant placements.
We provide non-surgical & surgical periodontal treatment, oral soft & hard tissue grafting, crown lengthening, orthodontic teeth exposures and placement of dental implants.
Why do my Gums Bleed?
Bleeding is often a sign of Gum Disease (Periodontitis).
This is one of the most common medical condition that is often not diagnosed or treated because it often does not present with pain.
Not only can you loose teeth and implants from Gum Disease, it can be associated to other medical conditions such as; Cerebrovascular, Heart and Pulmonary Diseases, as well as Type II Diabetes, Chronic Kidney Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is often considered the Gold Standard of replacing missing teeth.
The dental implant placed into the bones of the jaw, is allowed to heal and becomes integrated with the bone. The implant acts as the "root" of the tooth and the crown (the visible section) is restored by your referring dentist.
There is often notable bone loss or damage after the loss of a tooth and a Specialist Periodontist will assess the site carry out bone regenerative procedures (if required) and surgical placement of the implant.
You are then returned to your referring dentist for the placement of the crown
Your First Appointment
Normally you will be referred to us by your dentist. However a referral is not essential, nevertheless, we like to work closely with your dentist to achieve the best outcome for your oral health.
During your first visit, we will carry out a consult to ascertain your periodontal or implant needs.
We discuss and answer your concerns and formulate a treatment plan that will address your issues.
If you have private dental insurance, some of the fees may be rebatable, however this should be discussed directly between your insurer and yourself, as we are an independent specialist practice and are not preferred providers and do not use HICAPs.
Unfortunately dentistry generally not covered by Medicare, health care nor pension benefits
BDSc GradDipClinDent FRACDS DCD(Perio) FRACDS(Perio)
Dr. Morris graduated in 1993 and worked as a general dentist in private, public and military sectors for 14 years before returning to full time study to become a Specialist Periodontist.
He still practice in the public and private sectors.
Dr. Morris is a casual demonstrator and Honorary Fellow for University of Melbourne teaching BDSc (and now DDS) students.
He is active in the Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) and is a Past President of the ADAVB.
Dr. Morris can also consult in Cantonese
Dr. Morris consults in Ballarat, Mitcham and South Morang
BSc BDSc DCD(Perio) FRACDS(Perio)
Dr Mark Farmer obtained his undergraduate dental qualification and specialist degree in Periodontics both from the University of Melbourne.
He has a fellowship in the specialist stream of Periodontics from The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
He provides a wide variety of specialist procedures including non-surgical and surgical periodontal treatment, implant placement and soft tissue and bone grafting.
Dr Farmer currently is involved with teaching of the Doctor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy students at The University of Melbourne and also overseas trained dentists.
Dr. Farmer consults in Ballarat and Mitcham
BDSc(Hons) DCD(Perio) FRACDS(Perio) FADI
Dr Sarah Chin graduated from dental school at the University of Melbourne in 2003 and worked in Albury- Wodonga for four years in general practice. She completed her postgraduate degree in periodontics in 2010 and was awarded an ITI scholarship at the Eastman Dental Institute, London for 2010-2011. Sarah has been involved in teaching undergraduate dentistry at La Trobe University and overseas dentists. She is currently Lecturer in Periodontics and Convener for Periodontics for the Doctor of Dental Surgery program at the University of Melbourne. Sarah is the Victorian Candidate Advisor for the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons.
Sarah is the immediate President of the Australian Society of Periodontology (VIC Branch) and is the current Federal Secretary/Treasurer. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons, Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International, member of the International Team for Implantology and Australian Osseointegration Society.
Dr. Chin consults in Bendigo, Mitcham and Noble Park
PO Box 4251
1300 269 215