Get the flu shot before the flu gets you!

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The Minister for Health, Sussan Ley, recently called upon the public to get the new and improved flu vaccine, which is available from the 20th April 2015. At Periocare we feel strongly about protecting our staff from possible influenza infection and provide the updated vaccination annually at the workplace.

We believe our workplace flu vaccination program:
– helps to maintain staff health and wellbeing
– reduces the risk of spreading the flu at work and home
– helps protect others who are at high medical risk from the flu
– helps to avoid medical costs associated with the flu and its complications
– demonstrates Periocare’s interest in the health
and welfare of our staff

Don’t delay – book in

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Could Periodontitis be in the genes?

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Studies suggest that up to 50% of periodontitis cases can be attributed to genetic influences. As such, people can be susceptible to periodontitis inherited from one’s parents, and the condition can run in families. This destructive reaction to plaque accumulation is also influenced by the body’s immune response. Anything which suppresses your immune response has the potential to accelerate periodontal destruction. Smoking suppresses the immune response, and numerous studies show far more gum disease destruction in smokers, similarly diabetes will exaggerate the destructive response to plaque. Other influences of periodontal diseases include; puberty, pregnancy, stress and some medications.Genetics picContinue Reading

Rachel runs 55km for The Fred Hollows Foundation!

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Rachel and her teammates; Sue Kelley, Sue Boulton and sister Ros Allison, joined forces under team Girls Trekking Adventures Northcote and ran 55km last weekend in support of The Fred Hollows Foundation.

Established in 2010, the Wild Women on Top Sydney Coastrek is a 55km team challenge, commencing at sunrise on Coogee Breach with the finish line at Balmoral. Teams must complete the challenge in less than 18 hours.

We are thrilled to announce that Rachel and team came in 3rd place with a time of 6hrs 55mins. A fantastic effort by four fabulous ladies!  Together the Northcote team raised $2326.00 to help restore sight to Indigenous Australians as well as the under privileged in developing countries around the … Continue Reading

Periocare Star Profile: Melissa Coles

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Mel Coles

Meet Melissa! Mel is one of our friendly and efficient treatment co-ordinators and oversees the books for Peter Clark Ryan. Mel is always there to welcome you to our practice, both in the Chermside and City offices.

Mel has a dental assisting background and is able to answer any questions you may have about your treatment at Periocare.

How long have you worked at Periocare? Almost 2 years

Describe your job in one sentence Challenging but I thoroughly enjoy it

Career highlight to date Being employed as an all rounder – feeling valuable

What gets you up in the morning? Look forward to starting a new day

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Melissa teams up with Youngcare

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Melissa Coles (Treatment Coordinator) volunteered her time on Friday 20th March to support Youngcare’s Brisbane Budgie Bolt!

Brave blokes and gutsy gals run six kilometres from the Cultural Forecourt at Southbank in budgy smugglers or smugglettes to help create choice, independence, and dignity for young Aussies with high care needs. Because no matter how uncomfortable you might feel running in your budgies, it’s not nearly as uncomfortable as being a young person in aged care.

Well done Mel!

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Periocare Star Profile: Jeremy Wheaton

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Meet Jeremy!  Jeremy is one of our dedicated and very talented periodontal hygienists.  He joined Periocare in 2007 when the new 800 Gympie Rd premises opened. He graduated from the University of Queensland in 2000 with a B.Applied HSc (Oral Health). Jeremy has over 12 years experience working in general dentistry, orthodontics, periodontics and specialist HIV/Oncology Dental Hospital services (St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney). Jeremy is a proud member of the Dental Hygienists’ Association (Qld). In his spare time, Jeremy enjoys competitive road cycling and watching rugby.


Jeremy is participating in the Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer in August to support cancer research. Peter, Richard and Jeremy are dedicating the ride this year to Stuart’s recovery. If … Continue Reading

Peter’s back from the Tassie Ride for Recovery!

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Peter is back on deck following his participation in the Ride for Recovery in Tassie last week!

It was a very successful ride, raising in excess of $130,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation and the Myeloma Foundation. Funds raised will continue to support the awareness of blood cancers in Australia and raise funds for blood cancer patient services.

For more information about the ride, jump over to the Ride for Recovery Facebook page here.

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Elizabeth Eastwell returns from Laos

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Last year we ran a story about one of our past dental assistants, Elizabeth Eastwell, who left Periocare in 2012 to pursue a career in nursing. Elizabeth secured a clinical placement opportunity overseas with Antipodeans Abroad and travelled to Laos in January 2015. Periocare proudly donated a range of dental products and educational models to assist Elizabeth and her colleagues in facilitating dental / oral health education programs in the villages she was to visit.

Elizabeth reports that her trip was fantastic -everything she expected it to be and more!

See her report below:

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Laos. The Laos people had the most kind and gentle souls and were ever so grateful that we came to … Continue Reading

So Long Summer!

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Summer means happy times and good sunshine (and lately lots of rain). It means going to the beach, barbeques with friends and outdoor cinemas.

We celebrated the end of Summer here in the office today!SM1web

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