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.
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.
This year, the Australian Dental Association’s major annual oral health promotion and education campaign is sport focused.
Over the course of the week, Periocare will be spruiking some sporting and oral health truths and hit home the importance of oral health education and meticulous home care.
Keep an eye out for us in the Star Newspaper also!
Dental Health Week 2015 ‘Sports and Oral Health’ aims to raise awareness of three main issues;
– Mouthguard Awareness
– Sports Related Dental Trauma and Tooth First Aid
– Sports Hydration, Dental Caries and Erosion
Jump over to www.dentalhealthweek.com.au for an informative look at how your actions on and off the field are impacting your oral health!Continue Reading
Townsville recently hosted the Women’s State of Origin rugby league Interstate Challenge match against New South Wales. The game was played at Townsville’s 1300SMILES Stadium on Saturday, 27th June as the curtain-raiser to the Round 16 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and Cronulla Sharks. The match was aired on Foxtel. One of Queensland’s star players was our own Jess Gracie, who captains the Carina team in Brisbane.
Despite intermittent rain dur…ing the match, Queensland proudly retained the Nellie Doherty Cup with the final result ending up in a 4 – 4 draw.Continue Reading
It’s sids & kids Red Nose Day!
Each year, more than 3,500 families experience the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child.
In support of Red Nose Day, Periocare held a gold coin donation morning tea today!
Join in – Cancer Council Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea!
Thursday, 28th May 2015
Periocare will throw its support behind Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday, 28th May 2015. 20 years young, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea has helped fund world class research, prevention programs and support services for cancer patients and their families.
We encourage you to hold a morning tea and put your support behind this distinguished charity so that a cure for cancer can be found in our lifetime.
A link to our fundraising page can be found below.
Periocare will be closed at all practice locations on Friday, 22nd May for training purposes. Staff will be renewing their CPR certificates and attending a professional development seminar.
The team will be back on deck (with a smile) on Monday, 25th May!
This Anzac Day marks the 100 year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings – and as part of the Anzac Centenary, we encourage you to get involved.
We are holding a commemorative morning tea here in the office today and donned our remembrance pins.
Lest we forget…...
For information on Anzac Day services, please follow the link below.