Dr Leigh Woodbridge, BDS Otago NZ (Dentist) practises General Dentistry with a Holistic (Biocompatible) Approach applying IAOMT (International Academy Oral Medicine and Toxicology) principles to achieve optimal and environmentally safe results for her patients.
Leigh regularly attends the IAOMT conferences in USA to keep up to date with the latest advances in Biocompatible Dental treatments and research. Leigh has 34 years experience in Clinical Dentistry, and has been a Clinical Tutor at the University of Queensland.
Leigh provides General Dental Services including services incorporating IAOMT recommended equipment, testing procedures, and environmental protection technology. Leigh has also undertaken further study with the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) to further improve clinical outcomes for her patients. (www.newdirectionsdentistry.com.au)
Holistic (Biocompatible) Dentistry – is a philosophy that recognizes that the teeth and associated structures are a part of the whole body. In her practice Leigh takes this unique whole Body approach to oral health care, combining sound dental science, modern technology, and years of clinical experience – with a deep concern for her patients` physical and emotional well-being and comfort.
This whole body philosophy stresses the use of biocompatible dental materials wherever possible and specific regard is given to how dental treatment and materials used will affect the entire body.
Safe Amalgam Removal Certification – Leigh has her Certification in ` How to make your Practice Mercury Safe- Minimising Occupational Exposure to Mercury in the Dental Surgery`. This qualifies Leigh to remove mercury amalgam fillings safely, protecting herself, her staff, her patients, and the environment from excessive and unnecessary exposure to mercury at her dental rooms.
Treatment and Services – Leigh`s surgery uses the latest in dental equipment and technology in order to provide her patients with healthy treatment options and services, including:
- Digital x-rays (minimal radiation exposure)
· Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
· Preventive Dental Treatment and Education
· Family Dentistry
· Safe Amalgam Filling Removal
· Mercury and Metal Free Restorations
· Cosmetic Dentistry
· Teeth Whitening
· Implant Crowns and Maintenance
· Oral Surgery
· Same Day Ceramic Crowns with the latest CADCAM 3D technology