Dental Asia Nov/Dec 2019

Under the Spotlight DENTAL ASIA NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2019 24 Wake up with a smile Using a cutting-edge technology, AuDentes is a unique treatment that reduces the number of pre- and post- operative visits, enhance positive experience at the dentist with less pain and swelling, and provide faster recovery and personalised treatment for the patient. T he word ‘audentes’ is the Latin word for confidence. But for Dr. Philip Tan, specialist prosthodontist of Bayside Dental Specialists clinics; and Mr. Lachlan Thompson, digital technical expert and managing director of Omni Dental Ceramics, ‘Au’ means Australia and ‘Dentes’ is teeth — Australian teeth. In fact, AuDentes is the result from the great teamwork and strong dynamics between Dr. Tan and Mr Thompson. Smile with confidence Set to shake up the dentistry industry, AuDentes is the innovative solution for full bridge or fixed denture needs. It offers an easier treatment with less pain, recovery time and appointments, while still providing the specialised care in a hospital setting. The innovative implant bridge utilises precision digital technology to offer exquisite accuracy, highly aesthetic and superbly functional result. “At 90 minutes, the surgery is significantly shorter than other techniques. The soft tissues and bone are exposed for a shorter time, and the patient wakes up with less swelling,” Dr Tan explained. “The healing is better too.” They can simply just go home to rest and recover. “For a lot of our patients who have neglected their teeth because they’re afraid of dentists, not having to come back for injections is a huge thing,” explainedDr. Tan. With the traditional way, there is a risk of contamination as the bridges are glued together during surgery. In addition, the patient is required to come back again to have the final bridge made. On the laboratory side, there is also the race against time to have the final bridge made. Managing Director of Omni Dental Ceramics, Mr. Lachlan Thompson with Specialist Prosthodontist of Bayside Dental Specialists, Dr. Philip Tan