• Do we practice what we preach?

    Do we practice what we preach?

    26 March 2013 . Posted by Laurelyn in What's new

    How did you go in our Bingo Challenge last week? Here at Smile Dental we decided to see if we followed our own advice as health professionals and parents.

    We all turned the game card over at the same time, and the first person who could say yes to 6 consecutive statements yelled Bingo!

    Will Ong, our new dentist, was our winner – able to say he eats five veg and two fruit daily, drinks 8 glasses of water a day and gets enough sleep. But he also placed a big tick on one of our favourites: I enjoy my work. That's what we like to hear!

    Tessa presented him with a shiny apple. Want one too? :) Why not download the game card and give it a go yourself?!

  • Welcome home Monica

    Welcome home Monica

    20 February 2013 . Posted by Sarah in What's new

    This year we're excited to welcome Monica home to Smile. She first started with us as a Dental Assistant in 2002 – and now, having completed her studies at the Founding School of Dental Hygiene in Adelaide, she's back smiling with us.

  • They say absence makes the heart grow fonder.

    They say absence makes the heart grow fonder.

    06 January 2013 . Posted by Sarah in What's new

    But I was quite fond of Wolfgang long before he set off on a year long sabbatical.

    Travelling as far afield as New Zealand, Peru, Cuba, Ireland and Iceland, Wolfgang didn’t stop there. On his return to Australia he zigzagged through the outback until he ended up at the very tip of Tasmania.

    Though no matter how far and wide he roamed he didn’t forget us – sending pictures of Patagonian dentists, postcards from the Greek Islands and tales from the 25 year reunion of his German dental school.

    Though, that just made us miss him more. And so this new year, it’s no surprise that Wolfgang’s fans – clients and colleagues alike – have been celebrating.

    True to form, he has returned with boundless energy and enthusiasm for helping the people of North Queensland keep their natural smiles for life. So whether your new year resolution is simply to book in for a check up, or to transform your smile cosmetically, Wolfgang is ready and waiting with a smile. And a good story too.

  • Laurelyn is home!

    Laurelyn is home!

    10 October 2012 . Posted by Sarah in What's new

    When Laurelyn joined Smile Dental in 1999, we all knew she possessed the spirit of an adventurer. Born in Canada, she had practiced as a dental hygienist in her home country as well as in Germany, Bermuda and England.

    And yet when she embarked on the journey of a lifetime – teaching in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China – we were nothing short of inspired. But boy, did we miss her.

    Which is why – five years on – we can’t believe our luck that Laurelyn has returned to Smile Dental, her home away from home. And that she has again enthusiastically dedicated herself to helping the people of North Queensland keep their natural smiles for life.

    We hope she’ll stay forever…but why not make a hygiene appointment with her today, just in case? She’ll check and clean your gums and teeth and provide you with a personalised dental health care program. Prevention is better than cure, after all. And if you’re lucky she might tell you some tales from her travels or even sing you a traditional Chinese song.

  • Too Many Cooks?

    Too Many Cooks?

    30 May 2012 . Posted by Sarah in What's new

    Behind the scenes in the Smile garden photoshoot for Townsville's inaugural Fashion Festival.

    Too Many Cooks?
    Too Many Cooks?
  • Growing Green Ideas

    Growing Green Ideas

    19 July 2011 . Posted by Sarah in What's new

    If you've driven along Ross River Road recently you might have noticed something growing. We’ve created a thriving sustainable garden on the vacant block next door. Packed full of veggies and our family of chooks, its our very own patch of green and its yielding all kinds of delicious produce.

    We’ve preserved the lemons and pickled the chillis and created what we like to call our Edible Lounge. We’ve cooked up a storm for our visitors and swapped recipes with our neighbours. (Try out my Antipasto recipe using heirloom variety eggplants, tomato and lemons picked straight from the garden.)

    Yes, we make no secret of our passion for good food at Smile Dental, but there is more to it than that. Research reveals a strong relationship between general health and oral health.

    Put simply, a well-balanced diet and lifestyle will keep you smiling for life. Of course, our garden is also part of a growing trend towards eating locally and a realization that we all have the power to improve the health of the environment.

    Maybe it’s time to start your own vegetable garden?

    Growing Green Ideas
    Growing Green Ideas
  • Wanderlust

    Wanderlust

    03 January 2011 . Posted by Wolfgang in What's new

    I'm setting off on a year long adventure. But never fear, I'll be back...

    Our voyage begins in my partner’s home country – New Zealand – where we will spend time with family and cycle the 150 kilometre Otago Rail Trail.

    For the next four months we’ll absorb new sights, cultures and climates as we travel throughout South America. Our trip will take in Machu Pichu and the Galapagos Islands. We’ll ride the Old Patagonian Express and pop in on Fidel in Cuba.

    Then it is on to Germany to attend the 25 year reunion of my Dental School. We will visit family and friends and travel to the Baltic States and Iceland. We’ll take a cruise on Ireland’s River Shannon and sail the Greek Islands.

    In Spring I will be back in my adopted homeland – zigzagging through the outback, going “overseas” again to Tasmania and finally returning to Smile in January 2013.

    And you can be sure, I'll be wearing a big smile.

    But until then, adventure awaits! Farewell!

  • Pretty in Pink

    Pretty in Pink

    04 November 2010 . Posted by Sarah in What's new

    Everyone lent a hand for our Pink Ribbon Breakfast – even the Smile Dental chooks!

    While they got to work laying, the rest of the team poached – serving our early morning visitors with pink eggs and ham all topped with baby beetroot, goats curd, beetroot vinegar, beetroot hollandaise and microherbs.

     

    Pretty in Pink
    Pretty in Pink