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Gmail and Hotmail Accounts

        For the past few years, our clinic has had a great deal of difficulty responding to people that contact us with Gmail and Hotmail email addresses. Additionally, people that do not provide phone numbers with urgent requests for appointments and care are regularly leaving us no option to contact them. These two email accounts Gmail and Hotmail regularly and automatically place legitimate emails in to spam …Read More

Hobart Orofacial Pain and Special Needs Clinic Update July 2020

Dr Tony Eldridge returned to the Army full time in Jan 2019 as a General Service Officer in the Civil Military Cooperation Group of the 2nd Division. As a result, he is regularly deployed or interstate on courses, exercises, attending planning groups, or other related ADF activities. Recent deployments have included participating in the ADF response to the Floods in QLD, Bushfires in NSW and COVID taskforce in TAS, ACT, …Read More

Clinic Closure Notice

Please be advised that the Hobart Orofacial Pain and Special Needs Clinic, 9 Warneford Street and 15 Victoria Street Hobart is now closed from 1st Sept 2016 until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Dr Eldridge will continue to practice seeing both new and existing patients for the following procedures at locations: Mouthworks Speech Pathology Lindisfarne GP Super Clinic 30 Lincoln Street, Lindisfarne Ph 03 6218 …Read More

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule is a Federal Government scheme aimed to provide all eligible children aged 2 – 17 years with basic dental services.  It will commence on 1 January 2014 and will provide access to capped benefits of $1000 over 2 years for eligible children and it will replace the existing Medicare Teen Dental Plan. The scheme will have a means test, which requires receipt of Family Tax …Read More

Dental Treatment at Aged Care Facilities

We are very happy to announce that Dr Wilma Johnson has commenced our mobile dental service to aged care facilities, seeing and treating people that are unable to travel to our clinic. Despite studies showing that we are living longer and retaining our teeth more than ever before, for people living in aged care facilities, nursing homes, and  those with disabilities they often struggle to access high quality and affordable …Read More

Affordable Dental Care Expansion

Accessing regular dental care for many families is a rapidly growing luxury item that is out of reach due to ever increasing costs of living. For those people on low incomes, pensions, the unemployed, or people with disabilities, most are eligible for health care and concession cards and are very welcome to access our affordable dental care. At our clinic we understand that there are many more people and families …Read More

Home Sleep Studies for Snoring & OSA

For the past 8 years we have been using the Somté ambulatory polysomnograph recorder (PSG) to help diagnose and assess the efficacy of treatment of people with snoring, sleep apnoea, and other sleep disorder issues.  A home based sleep study is performed using the Somté which is about the size of a wallet.  Small leads are placed behind the ear, on the forehead and chest, and connected to the Somté …Read More

Health Insurance Matters

Over the past few years there has been a steady increase in the brazenness of health insurers and their quest to dominate the provision of health services.  This has been shown most recently with the acquisition of a major dental company that owned and operated many practices around Australia. This takeover was by the health insurer BUPA who now owns these practices. Health insurers promote and entice other practices to …Read More

Dental Fears Addressed

For many people, a trip to the dentist is a simple affair with no hassle and no fuss.  For 75% of the remaining population however, a trip to the dentist can be an event that causes a high level of anxiety, sleepless nights, and worry.  People who are fearful or anxious of dental care often experience a “cycle of avoidance,” in which they avoid dental care due to fear, until …Read More

Welcome To Our New Website

We are incredibly pleased to announce the launch of our new website that has been completely revamped, redesigned, and rebuilt. In addition, we have changed the name of our practice from simply Dr Tony Eldridge to Hobart Orofacial Pain and Special Needs Clinic. The reasons are several. First we decided that our old website was looking ‘a bit dated’.  Despite regularly receiving positive comments from people all over the country, …Read More