Oral Hygiene Department

Good oral hygiene is an essential component of your overall health

The oral hygiene department features a full team of oral hygienists and oral health therapists to provide expert support to our dental practitioners – designed to take our dental services to the next level by helping you improve and maintain good oral health for life.

Aside from supporting your oral health, our team can assist with all levels of dental anxiety, with a wide range of sleep dentistry options to ensure your dental appointment is relaxed and pain-free.

In addition, our dental team works closely with dental specialists outside of our clinic, which allows us to refer patients for specialist treatments when required. This means we’re able to provide fully integrated and continuous dental care, making sure that all your dental needs are taken care of.

The importance of oral hygiene

At CBD Dental, we know that good oral health is an essential component of your overall health, wellbeing and quality of life.

Aside from causing pain and discomfort, poor oral health conditions such as tooth decay and gum disease can negatively impact everyday activities such as eating and speaking, as well as affecting your self-confidence and even the way you socialise.

To help you keep your oral health in the best condition and reduce your risk of developing dental issues, the dedicated oral hygiene department within our luxurious Sydney dental clinic is focused solely on this crucial area of your health.

An oral hygienist assists the dentist to ensure your teeth are as clean and healthy as possible.

Our hygienists are highly skilled in providing in-depth explanations and education about dental procedures, oral hygiene information, and motivational strategies to help you and your family maintain good oral health between your dental visits.

During your routine hygiene appointment, your dental hygienist will assess your gums for any signs of gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease), as well as identify any areas of concern, such as tooth decay, so they can notify your dentist.

The hygienist will then thoroughly clean your teeth to remove any plaque and/or calculus, as well as any superficial staining.

They’ll also apply a fluoride treatment to help protect and remineralise your teeth.

Angela Hoad | Dental Hygienist

Angela Hoad

Dental Hygienist

Angela Hoad graduated as a Dental Therapist in 1979 and worked for 7 years with the Royal Flying Doctor Service treating children in remote communities in western NSW.

In 1986 she changed careers and was a flight attendant with Qantas for 3 years before moving to Adelaide to continue studying Dental Hygiene.

Upon graduating she moved back to Sydney and worked in a number of dental practices, and for the last 25 years she has been working with Dr Rod Wills and the team at CBD Dental.

Angela has been an active member of the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia and served on the executive committee for a number of years. She has also been a Clinical Supervisor for Newcastle University Bachelor of Oral Health students.

When not at work Angela enjoys keeping fit by cycling, swimming and bushwalking, she fulfils her love of music by singing in a community choir.

Jessica Ham | Dental Hygienist

Jessica Ham

Dental Hygienist

Jessica Ham graduated as a Dental Hygienist in 2006 from the Otago University Dental School in New Zealand. From there she worked with Accent Dental in Auckland for four years before relocating to Sydney.

Working under Dr Nadine Samir, Jessica has been with the team since 2010. She is thrilled to be a part of this fun and innovative dental team and thrives on seeing results and making a difference in patients’ health and wellbeing.

Jessica’s interests are spending time with her two children Jackson and Millie and recently got into CrossFit. She’s done a half marathon and three Spartan race.

Melissa Arbabi | Dental Hygienist

Melissa Arbabi

Oral Health Therapist

Melissa Arbabi graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Oral Health where she was awarded the prize for the Highest Clinical and Academic Performance in Dental Therapy for her year.

She furthered her studies by attaining extended adult scope, making her dually qualified in dental hygiene and dental therapy for all ages.

Her key focus is creating a positive dental experience for all patients. She has a particular interest in preventative dentistry and helping people develop an interest in their oral health.

She has been involved in various dental outreach programs and has also volunteered in South East Asia.

She continues to update her skills and knowledge by regularly attending Continuing Professional Dental Development courses.

Outside of work, Melissa enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and friends and exploring new cafes and restaurants.

A guide to oral hygiene

Our caring oral hygiene team is here to make your dental experience as comfortable and effective as possible.

Read our oral hygiene guide

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