Meet Our Team
Our Principal Dentist
Dr. Kamal Zeitouneh is the Principal Dentist at Accolade Dental, with over 20 years of experience in the dental field. Dr. Zeitouneh has amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of General Dentistry, including a special focus on Implant Dentistry, for which he has been recognised as a Master Clinician, and Fastbraces, for which he has received similar status.
Dr. Zeitouneh’s gentle, caring approach and passion for the latest in Dental technology and techniques endears him to our patients. He is dedicated to providing a quality service that is also affordable and is passionate about helping patients achieve optimal oral health.
At Accolade Dental, we understand that visiting the dentist can be a daunting experience, especially for those with dental anxiety. Dr. Zeitouneh is extremely skilled and successful at treating patients with dental anxiety, and our team is committed to providing a comfortable and relaxing environment for all of our patients.
- 2000 – Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), Damascus University
- 2014 – Clinician Implant Dentistry (MCID), GIDE and Loma Linda University
- 2008 – Graduate Diploma clinical dentistry (GradDipClinDen), The University of Adelaide
our Extended Team
At Accolade Dental, our passionate, friendly, and culturally diverse team is dedicated to making you feel welcomed and comfortable. We prioritise the happiness of both our staff and patients, who become like family to us.
All of our staff members have extensive experience in dealing with patients with dental anxiety, including our educated and experienced Dental Assistants and Dental Therapists. Our team is committed to providing a warm and welcoming environment where you can feel at ease during your dental visits.
Thank you for considering Accolade Dental for your dental needs. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care and look forward to welcoming you into our dental family.
Dental Assistants with a Certificate III qualification in Dental Assisting have completed a nationally recognised program that equips them with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective support to dentists and dental specialists.
These professionals are trained to assist in a variety of procedures, from routine cleanings and fillings to more complex oral surgeries. They play an essential role in helping to ensure that dental procedures run smoothly, providing assistance to the dentist, preparing patients for treatment, and performing a range of other important tasks such as sterilizing equipment, preparing materials, and taking x-rays.
Our Dental Assistants have undergone rigorous training and are well-versed in dental terminology, anatomy, and infection control. They work closely with dentists and other dental professionals to ensure that patients receive the highest level of care possible.
They are an integral part of our practice, providing essential support to our dentists and helping to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care.
Oral hygienists play a crucial role in maintaining and promoting oral health by using various techniques to remove tartar, stains, and plaque from teeth.
These procedures not only enhance a patient’s dental health but also contribute to their overall well-being.
Scaling involves the removal of tartar (hardened plaque) and calculus from the tooth surfaces using specialized instruments. This process helps prevent gum disease and cavities by eliminating the breeding grounds for harmful bacteria. Root planing is often performed in conjunction with scaling. It involves smoothing the roots of the teeth to prevent bacterial buildup and to promote gum tissue reattachment.
Root planing is particularly important in treating gum disease. After scaling and root planing, dental hygienists use a polishing instrument to remove surface stains from teeth, leaving them with a smooth, clean appearance. Dental hygienists may apply fluoride gels or varnishes to strengthen tooth enamel and make it more resistant to decay. This is especially beneficial for patients at higher risk of cavities. Sealants are thin, protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars to prevent food particles and bacteria from getting trapped in the deep pits and grooves, reducing the risk of cavities.
Hygienists educate patients about proper oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and the use of interdental aids. They also provide guidance on maintaining a balanced diet for optimal oral health.
Hygienists may take dental X-rays to detect issues that may not be visible during a regular examination, such as cavities between teeth, impacted teeth, or bone loss.
Regularly, hygienists perform oral cancer screenings to identify early signs of oral cancer. Early detection is crucial for successful treatment.
Hygienists work with dentists to create personalized treatment plans for patients with specific oral health concerns. They may recommend additional treatments or refer patients to specialists when necessary. Hygienists measure and assess gum health using tools like periodontal probes. This helps identify signs of gum disease and guides treatment decisions. By employing these techniques and working closely with dentists, dental hygienists play a vital role in improving patients’ dental health, preventing cavities and tooth loss, and helping them achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. Furthermore, maintaining good oral health is linked to overall well-being, as it can reduce the risk of systemic health issues such as heart disease and diabetes.
Our Dental Therapists have completed an advanced program of study that focuses on the prevention and treatment of oral diseases, with a specific emphasis on the needs of children and adolescents.
They are trained to provide a range of dental treatments, including fillings, extractions, and preventative care such as fluoride treatments and sealants and work closely with the clinical dentist. They bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our practice, and their commitment to delivering exceptional patient care is unwavering.
You’re bound to feel comfortable in the care of our passionate, friendly, and welcoming team. Our state-of-the-art clinic is second to none, and above all we prioritise the happiness of our patients who become like family to us.
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