Jennifer Kraatz graduated as a dentist from Griffith University, Queensland, in 2009. Prior to commencing her periodontal specialist training she worked in both the private and public sectors in Queensland and Tasmania before settling on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.
Jennifer has spent time as a clinical supervisor and lecturer at Griffith University and Oral Health Services Tasmania teaching undergraduate students in the subjects of general dentistry, periodontology and dental implants. She worked as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Tasmania, has presented at the International Association for Dental Research and trained general medical practitioners about basic dental procedures with General Practice Training Tasmania.
She is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontics, the Australian … Continue Reading
The Cradle Mountain Peaks Challenge in Tasmania has been named by Global Cycling Network one of six of toughest non competitive bike rides in the world. Approximately 400 riders started in freezing temperatures on Sunday 05 NOV 17 and rode over 230 kms and 4500m of climbing . The route went from Devonport to the Cradle Mountain National Park where snow had fallen the day before. Riders had to finish within 13 hours to qualify. PCR managed a credible 11 hours 40 mins all up despite some early trouble with his gears. He is now planning to complete his one remaining Peaks Challenge at Falls Creek in 2018.
Peter LC Chen graduated in 2007 from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours). He worked as a general dentist for 5 years before commencing his post graduate training in periodontics at Griffith University. His research was on the osseointegration of dental implants in osteoporotic bone. Peter was a clinical supervisor at the University of Melbourne and Griffith University, and he was involved in the final examinations for dental students at the University of Queensland. He is the current president of the Australian Society of Periodontology (Queensland branch), a member of the International Team for Implantology, and the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontology. Peter speaks fluent Mandarin.… Continue Reading
Elizabeth “Liz” Payne, one of our dedicated Periodontal Hygienists, recently volunteered her time at a local TAFE college. Her audience comprised of refugees with varying English vocabulary and communication skills. Some of the students who attended had been in Australia for years, while others had only recently arrived in the country. Liz found that the refugees had also come from different backgrounds; from the educated middle class, to those only knowing refugee camps with no formal schooling.
During Dental Health Week last month, Liz delivered a presentation based around four key points; the importance of regular dental care provided by a dentist, smoking and its effects on oral health, dietary choices and oral health education at home. Students received samples … Continue Reading
This past weekend team Culte Dentaire participated in The 2015 Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, and it was a huge success! The race, in it’s 5th year, raised $2.9 million with 703 riders!
Peter, Richard and Jeremy collectively raised just shy of $8000. A fantastic effort by all – especially in support of one of our own, Stuart Brand’s recovery.
We hope you have enjoyed some sports focused content this week and can apply some of your newly gained knowledge at sports functions and events over the weekend!
Sports Tip of the Week!
Three healthy alternatives to processed foods at sports events are:
2. Yoghurt / Milk
3. Fresh produce (fruit)
Just remember to rinse your mouth with water after consuming food to minimise the affects of acid and bacteria in the mouth!
Plenty of us have been witness to the heavily advertised sports drinks and some even market themselves as being a “healthy alternative” when in reality they are not! Sport bars and drinks contain a significant amount of sugar, which is the main dietary cause of tooth decay. Too much sugar, too often, can lead to dental decay.
If you are consuming sports food and drink at various sporting activities over the course of the week you can reduce the acidic effect by:
1. having your drink with a meal
2. don’t sip or swish your sports drink around in the mouth
3. rinse your mouth out with water after a meal
Read the labels and be aware of the sugar … Continue Reading