Kokoda Village Kids Receive Toothpaste from Periocare

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The Kokoda Track is recognised for its historical ties in World War II, being the location of the pivotal battle between Japanese and Australian forces in 1942. The track itself is a single-file jungle thoroughfare that spans 96 kilometres overland through the Owen Stanley Range in Papua New Guinea. The landscape is rugged, very muddy and slippery.

Peter and his youngest son, Casper teamed up with Executive Excellence earlier in the year and began intensive training for the Kokoda trek. Founded by former senior members of the Australian Army and having led many trekking adventures internationally, Peter and Casper were in good hands with the team at Executive Excellence.

On Sunday, 28th September 2014, Peter and Casper flew to Port … Continue Reading

Happy Halloween!

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Halloween is fast approaching!

On Friday, 31st October Periocare staff will don orange accessories and / or “Halloween” themed accessories to mark the occasion.

Most common Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, playing pranks and telling scary stories. We invite you to jump over to our Facebook page here and tell us what you are doing to celebrate Halloween!

Trick or treat!

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Dental Assistant achieves Certificate III in Dental Assisting

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Periocare is pleased to announce our youngest dental assistant, Jessica Gracie has recently been awarded her Certificate III in Dental Assisting from the Australian Dental Association – Qld branch.

The Certificate III in Dental Assisting is a nationally recognised qualification designed to provide students with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to be an integral part of the dental patient-care team.

Jessica successfully passed the eight compulsory modules including theory based written assignments, practical workplace assessments and online examinations.

“I feel very fortunate to have completed my Certificate III in a practice that supports ongoing professional development. I am grateful for all the assistance and encouragement I received along the way” – Jessica Gracie.

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Periocare – Supporting Overseas Dental Education Programs

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 Periocare is proud to be supporting a past employee on an education trip of a lifetime.

A past dental assistant, Elizabeth Eastwell, left Periocare in 2012 to pursue a career in nursing. Now into her second year of study at Griffith University, Elizabeth has secured a clinical placement opportunity overseas with Antipodeans Abroad. Antipodeans Aborad, an independent Australian-New Zealand company has a strong working relationship with Griffith University and excels at providing educational travel programs in developing countries. Elizabeth is proud to be one of 54 nursing students selected to volunteer at remote health care clinics in Laos in January 2015.

Upon her arrival, Elizabeth will explore Luang Prabang, with a visit to the local hospital. The students then travel … Continue Reading

Daffodil Day – Friday, 22nd August 2014

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Daffodil Day falls on Friday, 22nd August 2014 and is one of Australia’s best known fundraising events.

This year, Periocare staff donned yellow accessories and held a workplace morning tea to support the fight against cancer. Funds raised will go to the Cancer Council, who facilitate patient support programs and prevention programs for all Australians.

 Daffodil Day helps grow hope for better treatments and more survivors.

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PCR enters Ocsober 2014!

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Peter Clark Ryan has recently signed up to Ocsober 2014 and will go without alcohol for 31 days to help Aussie kids. Ocsober is Life Education’s largest annual fundraising event, and raises money to deliver vital health education in schools. Life Education’s team has been teaching Australian children how to find their own willpower and resist drug and alcohol misuse since 1979. This year, Life Education aims at raising over $1 million during Ocsober.

Peter’s fundraising page can be found here. Thank you in advance for your support – especially on behalf of all those young Australians whose lives we will help to change for the better if we rise to the challenge during Ocsober.

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We survived!

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Peter, Richard and Oscar successfully completed the Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer last weekend despite unfavourable weather. Team Culte Dentaire was fortunate to escape injury during the rain deluge on Saturday, only to have a minor incident occur on Sunday that has left Richard a little bruised!

Impressively, team Culte Dentaire collectively raised over $10,000 for cancer research at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

Thank you to everyone who kindly donated to this worthy cause. It is through your support that we can ensure that QIMR Berghofer continues its aggressive pace in transforming the research initiatives of today into the breakthrough cancer care of tomorrow.

 

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Periocare – Proud Sponsor of the Irish Dancing State Championships

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Periocare was a proud sponsor of the Irish Dancing Queensland State Championships last weekend in Logan.

Lizzie Geraghty, a Periocare treatment coordinator, teaches at the Lynagh Studio of Irish Dancing, Belmont. It was a very successful meet for the Lynagh Studio with all solo dancers placing in the top ten. The Lynagh team placed first in Open Age Girls 8 Hand (pictured below) and fourth in their sponsored event, Open Age Progressive Ceili. Kim Roesner, Practice Manager, was on hand to present the medallions in the Open Age Progressive Ceili category.

The Lynagh dancers and teachers had been preparing day and night for this competition and were thrilled with the Studio’s achievements. The Queensland State Championships are a precursor … Continue Reading