Cone Beam CT

Dental CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) is a special type of x-ray equipment used when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. Your dentist may use this technology to produce three dimensional (3-D) images of your teeth, bone, structures of the face, nasal cavity, sinuses, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan. Cone beam CT has the advantage of lower radiation exposure compared to a conventional CT.

CBCT has become increasingly important in treatment planning and diagnosis in implant dentistry, oral surgery, and endodontics.

What Is CEREC®?

CEREC® by SironaTM stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. CEREC has helped dentists place over 6 million dental restorations worldwide. CEREC 3D technology enables us to prepare beautiful dental restorations in a single visit. Perfectly fitted restorations are designed in three dimensions, and the ceramic material is milled right in the office. With CEREC, we can restore decayed teeth, design and place crowns, replace amalgam fillings, place inlays, onlays and dental veneers in just one appointment.

Solid blocks of ceramic material are converted into beautifully fitted inlays, onlays, partial crowns, full anterior and posterior crowns and veneers. The final result is a beautiful, natural-colored tooth restoration that is much stronger than before. The restoration closely matches the composition of natural teeth. The ceramic material is chemically bonded to your tooth, so we can preserve as much healthy tooth structure as possible. CEREC provides dental restorations that actually strengthen your teeth.

One-Visit Dentistry

CEREC® has revolutionised the way that we restore teeth. You can have a crown, inlay or onlay completed in just one office visit! The restoration is made right in our own office. Patients absolutely love the convenience and beauty of these dental restorations - no impressions, no temporaries, no second appointment, and they are all metal free!

Most dental restorations require more than one visit to the dentist. This means that on the first visit, you get an injection of anesthesia, your tooth prepared, an impression taken, and a temporary restoration put on your tooth. Then, you make a second appointment, get another injection, have the temporary pried off, and finally have the permanent dental restoration put on. With CEREC, there are no impressions, no temporaries and no second appointment.

Why go to the dentist a second time when you don't have to? With CEREC technology, the whole dental restoration is done in a single appointment at our Deakin dental practice.

One Visit

  • No impressions
  • No Temporaries
  • Partial and Full Crowns
  • Veneers, Inlays and Onlays
  • No Significant Pain or Swelling
  • Durable, Natural-Coloured Restorations

Low Dose, Digital X-Rays

Surpassing their film predecessors, digital x-rays are more efficient utilising 90% less radiation.

What Are Digital X-Rays?

Digital x-ray technology enables us to create the very best dental x-ray image with substantially less radiation exposure for the patient and dental personnel. (At no extra cost to the patient).

The x-ray image can be viewed immediately on the computer monitor in the surgery.

Intra Oral Camera

The intra oral camera is a small camera mounted inside a tube which can be easily manoeuvred throughout the mouth. This allows you to see what your dentist sees as the feed from the camera is shown live on an overhead screen. The intra oral camera is a big asset to our practice as it helps in patient education as you can see what your dentist is explaining to you, giving you a broader understanding of your current oral state.

How In-Office Tooth Whitening Works?

The Zoom! light activated gel was developed after years of research by Discus Dental, the leaders in professional take-home tooth whitening. The gel is a scientifically formulated, pH balanced Hydrogen Peroxide that, when activated by tlight, gently penetrates the teeth to remove deep stains and discoloration. With proper care and an occasional touch-up at home, your whiter smile will sparkle for years.


In-Office Whitening System is a tooth whitening procedure. It's safe effective and fast, very fast. In just over an hour, your teeth can be dramatically whiter. Whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results. The convenience of in-office whitening in comparison to days of wearing trays and gradual whitening makes it the ideal choice for the busy individual.

Our in-office Whitening procedure is simple. It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. Our clinician then applies the proprietary Whitening Gel, which is activated by a specially designed light. Teeth typically become at least six to ten shades whiter, sometimes more. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure. In most cases, teeth get even whiter the first few days after the procedure.


An OPG (orthopantomograph) is an advanced x-ray with low dose radiation. An OPG image is a panoramic x-ray that shows the upper and lower jaw, tooth and bone structure, dental nervous system and sinus passage. It is different from the bitewing x-rays that dentists take of individual teeth. It provides a broader view and can be useful to check hard to see areas like wisdom teeth, or the development of a child’s jaw and teeth. It can also be used to check your jaw joint, and is convenient for patients who are restricted in opening their mouth our who have a strong gag-reflex. At our dental practice in Deakin Court, the OPG represents a huge asset in diagnosis and treatment planning

New Patient Offer

At Preventive Dental Care in Deakin we welcome new patients to our practices where you will be treated with respect and the highest quality care from your first point of contact with us. We also understand that different people have different requirements and for this reason have two New Patient Offers to cater for all new patients.