Throwback Thursday News!

In 2016 Fresh Dental Care dreamt big! We entered all the local business awards and we’re proud to say we achieved spectacular results!

In the Grafton Clarence Valley Awards we were a finalist and won the Work Health and Safety Award, an achievement we are incredibly proud to have been awarded as Fresh Dental Care strive to consistently maintain the health and wellbeing of all their team members.


Awards Won by Fresh Dental Care

In the Northern Rivers Regional Awards we were a finalist winning the Under 35 Years Executive Category. We then went on to be a Finalist at the State Awards ceremony in Sydney for the Under 35 Years Executive Award, and whilst we didn’t win at the state level it was our honour to be there.


At the Sunnys Business Awards and the Mid North Coast Regional Awards, Fresh Dental Care were Finalists in three categories in each award ceremony. To be nominated in so many categories is a proud achievement and one we hope to replicate again this year!


Fresh Dental Care are proud to be your local source of knowledge for all things dental. The business accolades we received last year are a testament to our commitment to the local communities in Grafton, Coffs Harbour, Urunga and Macksville, our favourite award is seeing our patients walk away with a happy smile when visiting us! Contact our friendly front desk team at the Fresh Dental Care clinic nearest to you and book in with an award winning team.

 

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Old for New Toothbrush Exchange

How often do you replace your toothbrush? The team at Fresh Dental Care make sure they switch to a new toothbrush at least every 3 months.

We want our local community to have the best optimal oral health as well, that’s why every year Fresh Dental Care give almost 1,800 local school children a new toothbrush!

The Fresh Dental Care team visit two local schools in each of our four locations (Grafton, Coffs Harbour, Urunga, Macksville) to personally hand each child a new tooth brush, whilst there we also conduct tooth brushing technique demonstration and offer our favourite tips for flossing. Read about how the Tooth Fairy recruited us to help her.Old for New Toothbrush Exchange | Fresh Dental CareThis provides our local community with a unique service and benefits close to 1000 families every year, not to mention ensuring our Fresh Dental Care team are able to share their knowledge and passion for best oral health and hygiene techniques.

Would you like your school to get involved? Then call our friendly front desk team at any of our four Fresh Dental care clinics today.

Grafton: (02) 6643 2225

Coffs Harbour: (02) 6651 1350

Urunga: (02) 6655 5800

Macksville: (02) 6568 1335

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The Tooth Fairy has Recruited Our Help

Everyone’s favourite fairy; the Tooth Fairy has been super busy with all the preschools and primary schools located between Stuarts Point and Grafton, so she has recruited Fresh Dental Care to help her!

The ToothFairy from Fresh Dental CareFresh Dental Care visits local schools and preschools teaching our littlest community members about healthy foods, tooth brushing techniques, flossing tips and to talk about letting Mum and Dad, Aunty, Uncle, Nana, Grandad (or anyone really!) to help you brush your teeth.

This is a fun and interactive experience with our local Tooth Fairy Assistant and reflects positively when the children attend our dental clinic and helps give them more tools to take care of their oral health!

Here are some of our tips on How to Brush and How to Floss.

For an extra bit of fun, download our colouring in competition and hand to the friendly staff next time you visit the dentist.

Fresh Dental Care wants to make a difference in our community with these yearly visits by the Tooth Fairy Assistant we’re certainly noticing an improvement with our littlest patients and their commitment to their dental routine!

If your school would like a visit from the Tooth Fairy Assistant, call our friendly front desk team at any of our four Fresh Dental Care clinics today.

Grafton: (02) 6643 2225

Coffs Harbour: (02) 6651 1350

Urunga: (02) 6655 5800

Macksville: (02) 6568 1335

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Giving Life to your Empty Tooth Paste Tube!

Have you ever wondered what happens to your empty tooth paste tube? Or perhaps where your old tooth brush ends up?

Recycling Empty Tooth Paste Tubes | Fresh Dental CareWorry no more!

Fresh Dental Care are a part of the Oral Health Waste Recycling Program and a Mailing Bag Recycling Program with Terracycle.

We are a drop off point for floss containers, old tooth brushes, tooth paste tubes and outer packaging. We then send these items to Teracycle where they’re shredded and melted into hard plastic, to be made into other useable products.

Help Fresh Dental Care in our green efforts to decrease the local landfill waste, by dropping off all your unwanted oral health products today!

 

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Accreditation News

Fresh Dental Care proudly belongs to a new age of accredited dental practices, offering the highest in quality patient care and sustainable cost structures for all patients.

 

“Achieving accreditation demonstrates a commitment to the provision of excellent dental care and continuous quality improvement within the practice.”- Quality Innovation Performance

Accredited Dental Practice | Fresh Dental Care

What Is QIP Accreditation?

The accreditation of private dental practices’ is based on the integration of a set of National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards into everyday practice culture and patient safety. These standards harmonise regulatory requirements passed down by both Federal and State governments, with highlights being the demonstration of clear and evidence based patient benefits when visiting an accredited practice.

What This Means For You

When choosing an accredited practice a patient can expect a reduction in clinical and general risks, as well as the peace of mind in knowing that all staff are educated and engaged in the implementation of dental systems and improvement of dental processes within their practice.

National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards for Dentist’s were adopted by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care in 2011. The attainment of these standards means a dental practice has proven to be of the highest calibre in delivering quality patient care within Australia.

We now proudly belong to a new age of accredited dental practices, meeting QIP quality standards of patient care for all patients.

What This Means For Us

We assure you we are committed to ongoing improvement of the policies and procedures that govern our dental practice, providing assurance to patients, staff, colleagues and peers that we are committed to quality, safety and excellence across all standards.

Accreditation is independent recognition that we have met the requirements based on a defined criteria and set of standards that all practices can be judged equally against. Accreditation provides assurance to our patients, staff and everyone associated with the Practice that quality and performance standards have been met and are being constantly evaluated and improved upon.

If you would like to find out more about the accreditation of our practice please call any one of our Fresh Dental Practices or click here to download the Australian Dental Association Accreditation Fact Sheet.

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