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Welcome to Hobart Orofacial Pain and Special Needs Clinic

The Hobart Orofacial Pain and Special Needs Clinic is the only dental practice of its kind in Tasmania offering treatment and management for Orofacial Pain, TMJ Disorders, Headaches, Oral Surgery, and Sleep Disorders. Affordable dental care is provided to patients with dental fears and phobias, and physical and intellectual disabilities. This service is extended to our patients' carers and their families, and all Health Care Card holders.

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Orofacial Pain & TMD

The complex array of symptoms and disability a person can suffer from orofacial pain, often can lead them to feel that their condition is too difficult, frustrating, and elusive to treat. Often people may ‘give up’ as they believe that no one understands or is listening to their symptoms, or they have already seen so many health practitioners with no resolution.

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Snoring and Sleep Apnoea

Snoring and Sleep Apnoea should never be considered a 'nuisance sound', or a condition that is taken lightly. Long-term poor sleep in both children and adults can contribute to multiple chronic health complaints such as ADHD, chronic fatigue, depression, digestion problems, increased stress and anxiety, headaches, and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Special Needs Dentistry

People with complicated medical histories, social impairment, the frail and elderly, those that suffer high levels of dental fear, anxiety, and phobias, and people with physical and intellectual disabilities that can prevent them from having regular and routine dental care in typical settings are especially catered for at our practice.

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Conscious sedation involves the use of various forms of inhalation, oral, and intravenous medications and gases that are commonly used in operating theatres, and allows us to provide people with a very high level of relaxation, anxiety control, and pain relief, to allow dental and minor surgical procedures to be performed without admission to a hospital.

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