Stephano is an enthusiastic, young professional who has joined the Balmoral Dental team in 2019.
After recently graduating with a Bachelor of Oral Health degree from Otago in 2017, Stephano has been gaining work experience in both dental hygiene and dental therapy in Palmerston North.
Alongside daily brushing and flossing, visiting a dental hygienist for a scale and polish twice a year is essential for the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease. No matter how well you brush or floss, the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth will accumulate bacteria over time and cause infection of the gums (periodontal disease). It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults and is also linked to other major health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
You will feel welcomed and empowered during your visit with Stephano. He will walk you through why and how gum disease occurs, and provide detailed, individualised information on how best to combat or prevent this from happening. This includes recommending the best products for each individual, demonstrating how to most effectively use your dental products, and answering any oral-health related questions you might have. Stephano has a gentle and meticulous touch, making sure you leave the clinic with a mouth feeling as good as ever and the knowledge and skills to maintain a healthy mouth at home.
Stephano also provides annual dental check-ups for children and adolescents, with any necessary preventive and restorative treatments. This service is FREE for high school students so don't leave that check up waiting!