Af­ford­able den­tistry and oral surgery

Bush Telegraph - - TRADES AND SERVICES DIRECTORY - By STEVE CARLE´

All as­pects of den­tistry are per­formed at Wong’s Den­tal Surgery in Pahiatua.

It is staffed by prac­tice man­ager Vivien Wong twice a week and Kevin Wong from Mas­ter­ton with a team of four den­tists, with one com­ing up three times a week to Pahiatua.

All four den­tists are qual­i­fied with a Bach­e­lor of Den­tal Surgery (BDS Otago).

They are sup­ple­mented by sur­geons who can come in reg­u­larly for all as­pects of oral surgery. Th­ese are per­formed in Mas­ter­ton due to the need for ex­tra equip­ment which can’t be trans­ported eas­ily.

“Kevin Wong is re­ally good for den­tures, hav­ing done them most of his life. He has a good name for that,” says his wife Vivien.

“Pa­tients are al­ways happy af­ter get­ting their den­tures.” The prac­tice of­fers all as­pects of den­tistry at rea­son­able charges. “We don’t agree with ex­tra charges — we are af­ford­able,” says Vivien.

Pre­ven­tive care goes be­yond just floss­ing teeth. Older peo­ple tend to have de­cay more eas­ily than younger peo­ple. It may be that their hands are un­able to co­or­di­nate prop­erly for the cor­rect brush­ing of teeth.

“We sug­gest a spe­cial tooth­paste on top of the nor­mal tooth­paste to help out in some cir­cum­stances such as when peo­ple re­peat­edly come back with prob­lems.

“Our prac­tice is well-known for den­tal ex­trac­tion. We train our staff to be able to per­form oral surgery, tak­ing teeth out. In Palmer­ston North a pa­tient could pay $300-$500 whereas we charge around $200-plus. As the own­ers of the prac­tice, we are able to be gen­er­ous and of­fer an af­ford­able ser­vice,” says Vivien.

A pa­tient re­ceiv­ing treat­ment at Wong Den­tal Surgery in Pahiatua.

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