At Foundation Dental Services (FDS) we have always focussed on “extra care” in all that we do. We acknowledge that a person’s oral health cannot be separated from their general health. Many systemic diseases and conditions rapidly cause symptoms in the mouth. In a like manner, many oral conditions and diseases complicate or lead to systemic health issues.
Diet Action packages can be purchased independently of your dental care plans – or added to your existing supportive care plan with significant savings.
Just ask your clinician about your options – or arrange a complimentary introductory appointment with Caitlin to explore the services available.
Caitlin is also registered under the Medicare System for Team Care Arrangements (TCA) and General Practitioner Management Plans (GPMP).
FDS provides support to the wider dental community in four broad areas:
Treatment of the various Periodontal Diseases and Conditions of the Periodontium.
Oral Medicine with associated diagnosis and treatment services.
Minor Oral Surgery to address soft and hard tissue issues.
Dental Implant placement procedures and the related long-term care of the same.
Areas 1 & 2, in particular, are often deeply connected with systemic health issues. Pregnancy, diabetes, G.I.T. absorption issues, autoimmune diseases, blood dyscrasias, illnesses or treatment for illnesses (such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy) can all dramatically influence a person’s oral health and comfort.
Areas 3 & 4 also rely on a healthy well nourished patient to achieve an optimal clinical outcome.
As such, FDS has introduced a dietitian to the team in support of the FDS dental clinicians and to enhance the aim of providing optimal care for patients. From a holistic perspective – general nutritional information and diet education is acknowledged as ‘foundational’ to a person’s capacity to heal and repair.
This in turn, should minimise the morbidity associated with the dental diseases and improve our patient’s general wellbeing and ability to enjoy life.
How could our Dietitian Services help you?
Help with Energy Levels
Assistance with Diabetes Management
Pregnancy Nutrition Plans
Advice on keeping up essentials with vegetarian and vegan diets
G.I.T. Absorption issues and problems
Plans to help build muscle and support fitness programs
Allergy and Autoimmune Disease concerns – and dietary assistance
Nutrition Support during medical treatment such as radiotherapy or chemotherapy
Weight management to help you stay in the “zone”
Advice on the various diets and supplements being promoted – the good, the bad
Cost effective ways to feed your family with a healthy diet
Having had two implants done by Dr John Carrigy 12 years ago and absolutely no issues with them since, I didn’t hesitate to request a referral to Foundation Dental and Dr Carrigy when I needed another implant recently. Once again, I was most impressed with the preparation and care taken to ensure a sterile environment for the procedure, which was very reassuring. Furthermore, John explains what he is doing and why throughout. He takes the trouble to understand his patient and fully answer any questions or concerns. There was minimal pain or discomfort in the days after the procedure, and two weeks later everything has healed perfectly. I would recommend John Carrigy to anyone considering an implant. It beats all other options and the professionalism shown by Dr Carrigy is outstanding.
09:08 22 Dec 14
Fantastic team and definitely NOT your average dentist! It was a JOY to visit them.
08:29 13 Aug 13
Great experience. Cant recommend highly enough!
03:10 21 Jul 19
Last time I had periodontal treatment I had to do two treatments with a huge general anaesthetic needle in my gums where each time I was in agony for days after.This time with Dr Carrigy I had one session where I had numbing gel applied to my gums and was out eating lunch with my friends an hour after treatment.Total cost this time was less than a third of the last treatment's cost and my out of pocket cost was only a few hundred dollars compared to thousands last time because I didn't blow all of my major dental health fund's cover like last time.I was really dreading going through perio treatment again but seeing someone who uses modern techniques with modern equipment is nowhere near as awful as my experience last time.
09:31 25 Jun 16
Dr Carrigy was very professional & pleasant when explaining the procedure which made me comfortable in proceeding with such a major procedure. In short,not as painful in more ways than one would normally expect!
00:08 14 Aug 15
Was made to feel calm and safe throughout the procedure excellent service
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