About Dr Don Anderson - Ballarat Dentist
Dr Don Anderson is a Ballarat dentist. He has a B.D.Sc.L.D.S(Vic). He is qualified to provide the full range of services one would expect from a practicing dentist whose expertise is available to people in the Ballarat area.
However, he does have particular areas of interest all of which relate specifically to the dental health needs of the Ballarat area. Dr Anderson has been particularly influenced by Dr Bob Barkly's practising philosophy - "Dental health is peculiar. The rich cannot buy it, and the poor cannot have it given to them. I can can make people more comfortable, more functional, and more attractive. But I cannot make them healthy. I can teach them how to become healthy but whether they remain that way will be up to them." (source Dr Bob F Barkly(1972). Succesful preventative dental practices Macomb, Ill., USA).
This viewpoint causes him to stand apart from most other dentists in Ballarat.
When referring to Dr Don Anderson's 'Oral Hygiene Guide' you will notice that for effective home care with toothbrushing and flossing
With his Ballarat dental practice located at 205 Armstrong St North Ballarat, Dr Anderson is firmly committed to dentistry for people who are serious about their health.
When Dr Anderson first meets you he will LISTEN to your dental concerns.
After meeting you and perhaps following, an inital assessment because there is a particular problem, but certainly after a comprehensive dental examination, Dr Anderson will provide information about your present level of dental health.
If necessary, he will cost and recommend dental treatment which will repair any existing breakdown. He will identify your present level of periodontal (gum) health and offer help to prevent bleeding when toothbrushing and flossing. He will make sure that any impediment to effective home care is removed as well as making sure that any obstructions which promote the build up of dental plaques are removed.
If advanced restorative care (crowns, bridges, implants) are needed to protect badly damaged and/or cracked teeth he will identify these teeth and, making sure that your occlusion (bite) is sound, will cost and recommend this care - and, because this type of dentistry is costly, if necessary, he will suggest that an ongoing, affordable program is put into place. Again he will identify, cost and provide removable prostheses (dentures/false teeth) should these be needed to fill gaps where teeth are missing.
Most importantly, Dr Anderson provides INFORMATION and without appropriate INFORMATION Ballarat patients are not able to make those decisions which best work for them in regards to each person's own dental health.
So if you would like to experience this wholistic approach to dental disease control make sure you call Dr Don Anderson today. It's never to late to learn and it's never to soon to start. Be it adult dental care or a dentist who truly understands the dental needs of children, Ballart dentist Dr Anderson will be able to help you. Visit Dr Don Anderson today at his Armstrong St North practice.
Of course Dr Anderson is also available to help people who for many reasons have waited until they have a problem before contacting a dentist in the Ballarat area. Breaks, discomfort are problems which most definitely need early attention.