The Golden Tri­an­gle Den­tal Prac­tice – A Year On

Pa­tients at Golden Tri­an­gle Den­tal Prac­tice are reap­ing the re­wards of a year un­der the guid­ance of Dr Rob­bie De Vil­liers

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When re­spected den­tist Dr Rob­bie De Vil­liers ac­quired Golden Tri­an­gle Den­tal Prac­tice last Novem­ber, the idea was to ex­tend the qual­ity ser­vices and treat­ments to equal that of his flag­ship city cen­tre surgery, Tree­tops Den­tal Prac­tice.

A year on and the Earl­ham Road prac­tice has un­der­gone a com­plete re­fur­bish­ment, with fresh dec­o­ra­tion, eye-catch­ing art­work and com­fort­able so­fas trans­form­ing the wait­ing ar­eas into re­lax­ing and invit­ing spa­ces.

“We’ve had lots of pos­i­tive com­ments from pa­tients about how nice the prac­tice looks now,” says prac­tice man­ager Sheila Bar­low. “It re­ally makes a big dif­fer­ence to their ex­pe­ri­ence at the den­tist.”

There’s also been con­sid­er­able in­vest­ment in new tech­nol­ogy with the in­stal­la­tion of an OPG X-ray ma­chine, which pro­duces panoramic im­ages of the teeth and up­per and lower jaw bones, pro­vid­ing clin­i­cians with a more com­pre­hen­sive view of the mouth.

“It’s a good di­ag­nos­tic tool and brings the prac­tice up to date with the lat­est dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy, which is the way for­ward in den­tistry and some­thing which Rob­bie and the whole team are pas­sion­ate about,” says Sheila.

Golden Tri­an­gle Den­tal Prac­tice of­fers an ex­tended range of treat­ments with pa­tients looked after by Dr Deetleef Neeth­ling and Dr Emil­iano Ser­rano Var­gas, as well as the hy­gien­ist Emma Warner. If more ad­vanced or spe­cial­ist treat­ments are re­quested, it’s an easy in-house re­fer­ral process to the team at Tree­tops.

The wide range of treat­ments avail­able un­der the Tree­tops um­brella in­cludes den­tal im­plants, cos­metic den­tistry, tooth whiten­ing, porce­lain ve­neers, CEREC crowns (a dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy which en­ables a pre­pared tooth to be scanned and a crown cre­ated on site on the same day) and

se­da­tion for ner­vous pa­tients. Fa­cial aes­thetic treat­ments such as Bo­tox and der­mal fillers are also avail­able.

While Rob­bie pro­vides ad­vanced full-mouth re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, in­clud­ing im­plant re­con­struc­tion, his pas­sion stretches through the whole den­tal spec­trum, par­tic­u­larly the den­tal out­reach work he un­der­takes ev­ery year in Africa.

In June, Rob­bie spent time in Namibia, vis­it­ing prim­i­tive bush­man vil­lages and dis­tribut­ing tooth­brushes and tooth­paste (do­nated by Col­gate), ed­u­cat­ing peo­ple on the im­por­tance of look­ing after their teeth and per­form­ing ba­sic den­tistry for the lo­cal Khoi-San peo­ple. The den­tal needs in Africa are vast and it is a great pas­sion of Rob­bie’s to be able to con­trib­ute to this wor­thy cause.

“In first world coun­tries we are very blessed to have rel­a­tively easy ac­cess to ad­vanced den­tal care, whilst most peo­ple in ru­ral Africa have very lim­ited or no ac­cess to the most ba­sic of den­tal care,’’ says Rob­bie.

“We’ve had lots of pos­i­tive com­ments from pa­tients about how nice the prac­tice looks now”

The Golden Tri­an­gle Den­tal Prac­tice team – nurse Kirsti Stan­d­ley, den­tists Dr Deetleef Neeth­ling and Dr Emil­iano Ser­rano Var­gas, and re­cep­tion­ist Karen Elia

Dr Rob­bie De Vil­liers on a re­cent trip to Namibia

Dr Emil­iano Ser­rano Var­gas demon­strates the new OPG X-ray ma­chine

Dr Rob­bie De Vil­liers took over Golden Tri­an­gle Den­tal Prac­tice a year ago

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