At The Happy Tooth we like to stay up to date and informed of the latest infection control guidelines. A big thank you to Cathy and Lyn from C & L Dental Education Consultants for proving training to our team!
Have you got a Mouthguard?
Mouthgurads will be Health Fund ONLY (meaning no out of pocket expense) or a fixed price for the period of 1/2/18 - 31/3/18.
To avoid disappointment, be sure to book an appointment on (02)49362011 during this period!
*For fixed price, please contact the surgery on (02)49362011
Escaped out into Newcastle
The Happy Tooth Kurri celebrated our staff Christmas party at the Newcastle Escape rooms and Merewether Surf House on the weekend!
The team attempted to escape from the escape rooms without success and had a relaxing dinner watching the waves of the ocean at Merewether.
Thank you to all our wonderful staff and Patients for a wonderful year.
A gift for young Matilda
Each year the team help bring a little extra Christmas Cheer to town by the purchase of a gift.
This year The Happy Tooth made Matilda feel very special, with a pair of new shoes for her to wear and love.
We hope that they will make this Christmas a memorable one for all.
Medical emergencies in the Dental practice is something we all wish to be prepared for.
Every year Cynergex Group come out to The Happy Tooth and provides Medical Emergency training.
This ensures that all of our Dentists and support staff are up to date and prepared for any Medical Emergency that may arise.
Megan wins prestigious award
On Saturday 16th of September 2017, the team attended the 2017 The Dental Assistants' Professional Association conference, held at the International Convention Centre Sydney - ICC Sydney.
Megan was nominated for The Vern-Barnett Award for Excellence in Dental Assisting by Dr David Ward and was crowned the winner by a selection of Dentists, Mrs Vern-Barnett and industry peers from the Dental Assistants Professional Association.
What does the award stand for?
Nominations had to meet a selection criteria;
Influence a student
Volunteered to help the underserved
Organised continuing education courses
Developed procedures to improve the workplace
Be an exceptional mentor for staff or made your workplace a better environment in which to operate
We would like to congratulate Megan on her achievements.
The inaugural Towns of Murals Art Show attracted more than 200 entries
The Town of Murals Art Show was officially open on Saturday 9th of September 2017.
With over 200 high quality entries, the judges sure had a tough job picking the winners.
We would like to extend our congratulations to all the entries.
Category winners were:
Traditional – Wednesday’s Child by Susanne Gorring
Contemporary – Exotic by Rene Brager
Aboriginal – Sunrise by Vicki Purvis
Watercolour – In the Rain by Yvonne Barnett
Miniature – House by the River by Gaye Shield
Still Life or Flowers – From my Garden by Eugenia Dunlevie
Senior Youth – first prize, Ariel Dreaming by Abby Ussher; second, Green Tree Frog by Matilda Brown; third, Wandering Girl by Ebony Cannon.
Youth – Japanese Dragon by Ryan Lewis
Junior Youth (joint winners) – Home by Mekari Trevor Pattern; Spiderman by Chantelle Gray; The Past and the New by Luca Heibel
The Happy Tooth look forward to being proud sponsors of the 2018 Town of Murals Art Show.
As the 2017 Sporting season draws to an end.........
We would like to congratulate all our "Happy Teams" on an outstanding effort, on an off the field.
Kurri Kurri Bulldogs RLFC - Women's League
Kurri Kurri Bulldogs RLFC
Kurri Kurri Women's Football Club
Kurri Kurri Jnr Girls Netball - Maitland
Wishing you all the best for the finals..... go Happy Tooth!
On Friday 21/7/17 we celebrated and raise awareness for The Pyjama Foundation.
The team donated a whopping $130.00 for the organisation.
We have had so much fun wearing our Pj's to work and enjoyed hearing all our Patients excitement as they arrived for their appointments.
If you wish to make a donation, you can do so via The Pyjama Foundations website; http://www.thepyjamafoundation.com/
Naidoc celebrations were held in the Kuri Kurri Rotary Park on July 4th 2017.
Megan and Amie attended along with a bunch of goodies from The Happy Tooth.
Many fun times were had playing "Happy Tooth - Sad Tooth", Floss like a boss and Brush the bacteria.
We hope that everyone enjoyed their Happy Tooth Festival Show bag and we cant wait to see you all again for the 2018 celebrations.
The 2017 Kurri Kurri Nostalgai Festival was a huge success!
The Happy Tooth team attended the festivities inside the Kurri Kurri Public School on Sunday 26th of March.
Dr David Ward would like to thank the Hunter Valley Zoo for providing a wide array of friendly animals in the petting zoo.
Looking forward to seeing you there in 2018.
Tayla and Megan headed off on a life changing experience to Nepal. They worked with Project Yeti as Dental Aid for two weeks at the Kopan Monastery.
During their time at the Monastery; the girls got to experience the Buddhist religion, strict routine for the Monks and the Monastic lifestyle. The girls are very thankful to all the Patients at The Happy Tooth, the Kurri local community/business and Dr David Ward, that made generous donations to help get them there.
“Real happiness in life starts when you begin to cherish others.”
About Project Yeti
The Project was founded in 2012 by Dr George Manos and his wife Helen. Dr Manos and Helen aimed to provide dental care and oral health education in Kathmandu. The clinic is within the Kopan Monastery which is near Boudhanath, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal.
Want to help? Dental Operators and trained support staff are highly sort after.
If you wish to volunteer with Project Yeti, please refer to their web site; http://www.projectyeti.org/volunteering
Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane?
NO, It is The Tooth Fairy!
The Happy Tooth @Kurri have received numerous reported sightings at;
- Stanford Merthyr Infants School
- Kurri Kurri Early Childhood Centre
- Tillys Abermain
- Weston Community Preschool Fun Day
The Tooth Fairy has had a very busy month.
Her photograph was taken whilst she working with The Happy Tooth Dental Assistants, giving Oral Health Instructions and selling Fairy Floss!? Dr David Ward would like to Thank The Tooth Fairy for leaving her castle in the sky (made of teeth) to visit the Children of Kurri Kurri.
Would you like the Tooth Fairy and The Happy Tooth come out to your School or Child Care? Please call the Practice on (02)4936 2011.
GO THE ROOSTERS
The Happy Tooth are proud sponsors of the Kurri Kurri Football Club. We wish the U12-3 the best of luck for the 2016 season.
Playing Football? Need a Mouth Guard?
The Happy Tooth makes profession custom- fitted Mouth Guards. Call us today to discuss the benefits of Mouth Guards.
Our team have just completed a manual handling course.
Did you know that manual handling occurs in all workplaces and is one of the most costly and most common causes of injury.