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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