Monday 1st May 2017
It’s a sad couple of weeks here at NBDC, where we have just said goodbye to Bec Jones, who is leaving Karratha for a cool change in Bathurst. Then this week marks Michelle’s last week at our clinic before she commences her dream job working with the Dental Therapy team at Baynton West Primary. We wish you both the very best in your new endeavours, although we know Mish is always still close by for a cheeky wine (or is that whine?)!
Monday 19th December 2016
Please see below for our opening hours and dentist availability over this upcoming Christmas/New Year period. Please make special note that Dr Brudenell (orthodontist) will be up quite early this year, from Tuesday 10th January 2017. We look forward to seeing you through the remainder of 2016 or (if you are lucky enough to not need us) in the new year!
If you need to contact us outside of these hours, please call 9144 1470 and leave a message on the answering machine or head to our Nickol Bay Dental Clinic Facebook page to book your appointment online.
Monday 12th December 2016
Christmas is nearly here and we have been getting into the Christmas spirit with our NBDC Christmas Party over the weekend. The decorations are up at the clinic so feel free to pop in and say hello. We hope you and your families have a happy and safe holiday season.
Stay tuned for our holiday opening hours coming soon…
Monday 1st August 2016
This year Dental Health Week aims to provide education on how female hormones can cause changes within the mouth that can be surprising and even painful. The reality is that major life events like pregnancy, puberty, menstruation and menopause can dramatically affect the state of your dental health.
Changes in female hormone levels, such as what happens during puberty and menstruation, increase your gum’s sensitivity to plaque, causing them to become more easily irritated by food particles. The resulting gingivitis leaves you with red, swollen gums that bleed easily.
Just like the rest of your body, your teeth, gums and mouth are affected by hormonal changes during pregnancy. Pregnancy gingivitis, “pregnancy tumours” (called pyogenic granulomas), unusual food cravings and morning sickness can all affect your oral health.
If you’re going through menopause, you may have noticed a range of oral health effects including inflamed gums, burning sensations, altered taste and dry mouth. Osteoporosis can also affect your teeth and gums post-menopause. Both Osteoporosis and the medication used to treat it can have effects on the bone within your jaws, and needs to be considered when managing dental conditions.
There’s no need to suffer through these hormonal fluctuations. Effective oral hygiene and regular dental visits can identify and manage problems before they cause you pain or discomfort.
Tuesday 17th may 2016
Use your $1000 free dental treatment for eligible children before June 30th!
Karratha children are set to have their access to free private dental treatment cut off. Unfortunately, the federal government has proposed to remove funding for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). This scheme provided up to $1000 worth of dental treatment for eligible children to redeem at private dental clinics over a two year period. Instead, a reduced amount of funds has been allocated in the budget to be redistributed to government run dental clinics, already weighed down with lengthy waiting periods that the CDBS was introduced to improve.
Why does this affect Karratha in particular? The funds will be redistributed to state-run adult public dental clinics- our nearest clinic is South Hedland!
To find out if your child is eligible for examination, cleaning and xrays, bulk billed with no out of pocket costs call us on 9144 1470.
Monday 8th February 2016
We are extremely excited to announce that Nickol Bay Dental Clinic has been accredited to comply with the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards
As the only private dental clinic in the Pilbara to achieve this tick of approval, we are proud that our protocols demonstrate a commitment to the provision of first class dental care and continuous quality improvement within the practice environment. Accreditation provides safety and performance assurance for owners, practice staff, funding bodies and consumers.
Monday 1st February 2016
Nickol Bay Dental Clinic would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest recruit: Ella!
Ella has already settled into the NBDC groove, you will see her in ‘the blue room’ nursing alongside Dr Pear.
Our Christmas/New Year opening hours are as follows:
Monday 21st – Wednesday 23rd December: 8am-4pm
Monday 21st – Wednesday 23rd December: 8am-4pm
Thursday 24th December (Christmas Eve): 8am-12 noon
Friday 25th December to Monday 28th December: CLOSED
Tuesday 29th December – Thursday 31st December: 9am-12 noon Emergency Clinic
Friday 1st January 2016 – Sunday 3rd January 2016: CLOSED
Monday 4th January 2016: Business as usual 8am-5pm
If you need to contact us outside of these hours, please call 9144 1470 and leave a message on the answering machine or head to our Nickol Bay Dental Clinic Facebook page.
Monday 23rd November 2015
We have same day emergency appointments available, just call 9144 1470 or go to karrathadentist.com.au to book online.
Monday 27th July 2015
Win $1000 for your sports team!
The Australian Dental Association is offering seven $1000 grants to organisations who implement a mouthguard policy within their school or sports club. Competition closes 31st August, click on the link below for details:
Monday 13th July 2015
We are pleased to now provide the convenience of online appointment bookings. Just click on the Patient Portal link to be taken to the bookings page, create a login and choose your appointment. Please note, once you have made your appointment, changes can only be made by calling us on 9144 1470.
Monday 6th July 2015
Thank you to everyone who applied for our latest position of Dental Assistant here at Nickol Bay Dental Clinic. We would like to welcome our newest staff member, Shari, to the team. Stay tuned for updated staff photos when we find ourselves all in one place and available for a snap!
Sunday 31st May 2015
Nickol Bay Dental will be closed tomorrow for the WA Day Public Holiday. We will reopen Tuesday 2nd May and look forward to seeing you then. Enjoy your long weekend and this beautiful Pilbara weather!
Wednesday 27th May 2015
We are looking for a dental assistant to join our busy team initially as a casual recruit, with a view to full time employment if desired.
Experience is desired but not necessary, training can be provided for the right applicant.
Please call Emma on 9144 1470 or email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 15th December
As the holiday season is approaching, we would like to take this opportunity to notify our patients that our last day of operation for 2014 will be this Friday 19th December.
We will reopen Monday 5th January 2015, from which time we will recommence our regular opening hours of 8am-5pm Mon-Fri.
Merry Christmas from everyone here at Nickol Bay Dental Clinic and please enjoy a safe and happy new year.
Monday 27th October 2014
If you were to stop by the clinic this week, you would see a few new faces who have joined our team.
Dr Serene Ong, previously practicing in Perth, has relocated to Karratha as our newest full time dentist. Rebecca Jones has returned to Nickol Bay Dental Clinic as a dental assistant, 8 years after her initial employment here. Since then, Bec has left town, expanded her family, and is pleased to be back at NBDC again. Finally, our youngest addition to the team, Nella Rose Dolman, arrived just before midnight on Friday 24th October to proud parents Isaac and Lea Dolman.
Monday 13th October 2014
The Bureau of Meteorology today released their Seasonal Tropical Cyclone Outlook for the coming 2014/15 cyclone season, which can be found here: http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/outlooks/seasonal/wa.shtml
We would like to take this opportunity to remind our patients of our opening hours during cyclone alerts:
Blue Alert: Business as usual, all appointments will continue.
Yellow Alert: If the BoM has put a yellow alert in place by 8am on a given morning, we will not be opening the clinic and all appointments this day will be cancelled. If a yellow alert is called during the course of a day and we are already open, your appointment may still take place. Please contact us on 9144 1470 for further information.
Red Alert: The clinic will remain closed until the all clear is given.
In the event of a possible cyclone in our North West, or road closures that may prevent you from attending your appointment, please contact us by phone on 9144 1470.
If you are having trouble reaching us, further information may be available on our answering machine, posted to this website, or via updates on the Nickol Bay Dental Clinic Facebook page.
Monday 4th August 2014
Who is your family’s ‘Sugar Bandit’?
Frequent consumption of sugar containing food and drink, even in small amounts, leads to tooth decay and potentially a whole host of other health problems. It is important to limit not just the amount of food and drinks we already know are bad for our teeth like lollies and fizzy drinks, but also the frequency and time frame in which we consume any sugar.
For more diet and hygiene tips for both kids and adults, please click on the Australian Dental Association link above.
Tuesday 1st July 2014
HAPPY 25TH BIRTHDAY NBDC!
Nickol Bay Dental Clinic was opened on this day in 1989 by Dr Andrew Boyd, who now practices in Fremantle. Years later, Dr Lee Jasson took over as owner and principal dentist, before handing the reins to Dr Lea Dolman (nee Harwood) in 2008.
We would like to extend our 25th Happy Birthday wishes to all past and present staff and patients, and here’s to another 25!
Thursday 9th January 2014
Cyclone Christine has washed away 2013 and we are ready for the new year! We are now back to our usual opening hours and are looking forward to seeing you again.
With the new year brings the implementation of the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule. Nickol Bay Dental Clinic is pleased to participate in this scheme. Over two consecutive calendar years, eligible 2-17 year olds can access up to $1000 in benefits to contribute to a range of services including examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions. If your child is eligible, call us on 9144 1470 to arrange their initial appointment for examination, cleaning and xrays, bulk billed with no out of pocket costs. You can find details and information regarding eligibility on the Medicare website by clicking the Medicare link here:
Please note that benefits are not provided for orthodontics, cosmetic treatment and services provided in hospital. Funds are not transferable between family members, and private health insurance can not be used to cover any gaps in treatment costs.
Wednesday 18th December 2013
Christmas Hours 2013
Monday 23rd December 8am-5pm
Tuesday 24th December 8am-2pm
Wednesday 25th December CLOSED Christmas Day
Thursday 26th December CLOSED Boxing Day
Friday 27th December 9am-11am Emergency treatment only, walk-in clinic from 9am, no appointments.
Saturday 28th December CLOSED
Sunday 29th December CLOSED
Monday 30th December 9am-11am Emergency treatment only, walk-in clinic from 9am, no appointments.
Tuesday 31st December 9am-11am Emergency treatment only, walk-in clinic from 9am, no appointments.
Wednesday 1st January CLOSED New Years Day
Thursday 2nd January 8am-5pm
Friday 3rd January 8am-4pm
On emergency clinic days (27th, 30th, 31st Dec) there will be no appointments made, please arrive between 9-11am for treatment on a first come-first served basis. Please note there may be a wait to see a dentist.
As per our regular policy, payment is required on the day of treatment, please also ensure you bring along your health fund card to obtain an on the spot insurance rebate.
From Monday 6th January we will resume our normal business hours:
Closed Weekends and Public Holidays
From all staff at Nickol Bay Dental Clinic, we wish you and your family a safe and happy Christmas, and look forward to seeing you in 2014.
Tuesday 3rd December 2013
Come down to the Karratha Village tomorrow for our Sharpe Avenue Street Party!
To celebrate the completion of the Sharpe Avenue upgrade, Landcorp and Spirit radio are providing fun for all the family in our Village gardens. Pablo from Spirit Radio will be broadcasting on site from 7am, with free activities including a sausage sizzle, bouncing castle, face painting, prizes and giveaways. Staff from our clinic will be there to hand out dental show bags and answer your questions, we look forward to seeing you there!
Wednesday 7th August 2013
Remember to bring along your health insurance membership card to each appointment for on the spot claiming.
Friday 2nd August 2013
Nickol Bay Dental Clinic will be closed Monday 5th August for the annual FeNaClNG festival and will reopen 8am Tuesday 6th August. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Thursday 1st August 2013