- Chris McMurray
Ground Breaking for New Dental Clinic
Our team featured in the Border Chronicle recently to celebrate the first day of building for our new clinic. We can't wait to move in. Here's the article:
Construction of a new dental clinic has begun in Hender St, Keith.
The purpose built, state of the art clinic will be home to dentist Dr Vyla Ellis and her team at Country Living Dentistry.
Dr Ellis grew up in Bordertown before moving to Adelaide for University.
“The practice has operated out of the Keith Area School for 27 years but we have outgrown this facility and are very excited to be moving to modern rooms, ” Dr Ellis said.
“I’ve been consulting in Keith for five years and in that time we have grown from two days a week to four.
“We provide a wide range of services minimising the need for our patients to visit specialists and the extra space at the new clinic will enable us to further expand services."
The clinic will also provide much needed disabled access and cares for patients of all ages.
“Disabled access is important for a growing portion of our patients with an aging population who are keeping more teeth for longer,” Dr Ellis said.
“We see toddlers all the way through to those living in aged care.
“We provide free dental care for eligible children under the government funded Child Dental Benefits Scheme and travel to aged care facilities in Keith and Bordertown to treat patients.”
Christine McMurray has over 20 years’ experience as a dental hygienist and focuses on prevention of dental disease.
“I professionally clean patients’ teeth, remove tartar and stains but there is so much more to a ‘clean’,” Christine said.
“I talk to patients about the strong links between gum disease, heart disease, diabetes and pneumonia. A healthy mouth is vital to overall health.”
“We understand that for most people a visit to the dentist is not enjoyable but we provide professional care in a friendly and relaxed environment to make the experience as easy as possible,” Dr Ellis said.
The new clinic is scheduled to open in late 2016. Country Living Dentistry will continue to operate out of their current premises until this time.
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