Welcome to What I Wish I Knew by Dental Head Start. This is a podcast where we learn from people that have been there, made the mistakes, learnt the lessons and have developed into the accomplished dental professionals they are today.
It’s your weekly mentoring session.
Hosted by Dr Erica Hwin
We’ve all children come in for check-ups, with no signs of active decay, but their parents stop and ask, “What are those white flecks on their teeth?” or, “But why is their tooth all brown and speckled?”
Hypomineralisation. It can be a confusing situation – do you leave it, do you remove it, how much do you take away and how do you replace it?
In today’s episode we are joined by Dr Deb Wong, a specialist paediatric dentist based in Melbourne, to talk all about hypo mineralisation – what it is, how to explain it to parents and how we manage it in both the anterior and posterior region. This is a great practical episode with tips on exactly what you can do the next time you encounter another one of these situations.
Dr Deb Wong
Dr Deb Wong is a specialist paediatric dentist with her own private practice in Maribyrnong, Melbourne. Originally from Wollongong, New South Wales, Deb completed her undergraduate dental studies at the University of Adelaide, receiving the Pierre Fauchard Academy Award, Malcolm Joyner Prize and was a past Adelaide University Dental Students’ Society president. After working as a general dentist, Deb moved to Melbourne and completed specialist paediatric dentistry training at the University of Melbourne. Her research on the medical and dental aspects of chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome has been published internationally. More recently, Dr Deb completed a Graduate Certificate in Health Psychology, in order to better care for her little ones.
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The service is free, confidential and independent. Remember, good practice involves seeking support when you need it. Dental practitioners can call and speak to an experienced team ready to provide advice on a wide range of issues, including mental and physical health, workplace issues and general wellbeing.
Call them anytime you need, and even save the number in your phone so that it’s there on the day that you need it.