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Adelaide Smile Centre visits Uluru

Practice Principal and Practice Manager Rocco and Kristina Bueti from Adelaide Smile Centre had the pleasure of visiting Uluru last month to attend a BUPA Dental Leaders Conference. The two learned about the sacred history of the rock at the nearby Uluru-Kata Aboriginal Cultural Centre and listened to ancestral stories of the Anangu people.

“It was a great experience, definitely a place I was able to tick off the bucket list,” Mrs Bueti explained when asked about her time in the red centre.

The two took a short break away from their dental practice in Findon, South Australia and indulged in the customary ‘field of lights’ show and ‘dinner under the stars’.

Bupa members’ first provider

As a Bupa members first clinic, Dr Rocco Bueti and his team are always looking at ways to add value and improve their customer service to patients.

Bupa members first providers are accredited to National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) standards. Meaning, that their work is guaranteed and their patients receive the highest quality of care.

Our health needs can sometimes go untreated, so a break away can be just what the doctor ordered, providing a much-needed reprieve from the daily grind.

Just as a holiday can sometimes help improve the body’s overall health and wellbeing*, paying attention to your oral health can too.

Adelaide Smile Centre understands the link between good oral health care and overall health*. If you’re in need of an oral health check-up or have concerns about your teeth and gums, contact the team to make an appointment on 8347 2222 or submit an online enquiry.

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  1. Sacred Destinations, Pietro Izzo / Flickr

  2. Kristina Bueti, 2017

  3. Kristina Bueti, 2017

*The Blue Room – Bupa. Holidays can improve your health and career [Online] 2017 [Last updated April 2015] Available from:

*The Blue Room – Bupa. Top tips for taking care of your teeth [Online] 2017 [Last updated August 2017] Available from:

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours (including Emergency Dental treatment)

Adelaide Smile Centre is pleased to announce that they will be open over the Christmas and New Year period  for all of your dental needs.
New patients are always welcomeJ
Please contact our practice on 8347 2222 to make your appointment. Our opening times are:
Wednesday 28 December 8.30am – 5.30am
Friday 30 December 8.30am – 5.30pm
Tuesday 3 January 8.30am – 5.30pm
Thursday 5 January 8.30am – 5.30 pm
From all of us here at Adelaide Smile Centre we wish you all a safe and happy holiday season!
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Crowns 101: What they are and why you need them.  

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap which completely covers the existing damaged or broken tooth. They are fitted over your natural teeth and are the same size, shape and colour.

Dental crowns are commonly placed to treat various issues in dentistry. If your dentist recommends a crown for one or more of your teeth, it's important that you understand what they are, how they help, and how to best look after them.

What are crowns?

A dental crown is a custom made tooth-shaped cap which covers the entire tooth’s surface – not just the top of it. It is essentially a hollow tooth that sits over your existing tooth, fitting like a glove and looking just like a natural tooth.

Once your dentist has placed your custom made crown, it will look, feel, and work just like a normal tooth, so you will quickly forget that it's there.

At Adelaide Smile Centre, we provide our patients with same-day crowns, using CEREC (Ceramic Reconstruction) technology. This technology allows your dentist to prepare and scan the tooth to be crowned, then electronically send the scan to our in-house CEREC milling machine which will produce the custom made crown in one visit. This one appointment will take 60-90 minutes. To find out more about CEREC, please visit 

Additionally, when one or more teeth have been lost, a dental bridge can be placed to fill the gap. The missing teeth are replaced by individual crowns which are also anchored by crowns on existing healthy teeth at each end of the gap.

Why might you need a crown?

Crowns need to be placed for many reasons. Generally, a crown is used when a tooth is damaged in some way, but can still be saved. The crown will be placed on this tooth to make it fully functional, therefore restoring its size, shape, strength and appearance. 

Common reasons for requiring a dental crown include:
- after root canal treatment
- large multi-surface restorations
- broken teeth and loss of tooth structure
- brittle or prone to fracture
- hairline fractures

How do you look after a crown?

A dental crown can last a lifetime. However, you need to look after it as best you can to ensure its longevity.

You can brush and floss around your crown the same way as you would your natural teeth. This means brushing gently twice a day and flossing to remove any plaque and food debris in between. You will also need to maintain regular dental visits, during which your care provider will assess the crown to ensure it’s still in good condition.

For further information or to book an appointment, please contact our friendly Front Office Coordinators on 8347 2222.

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International cricket comes to Adelaide Smile Centre

Australian International cricketer Kane Richardson at his regular hygiene appointment with Nilly :) 

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Children's Day 19th of April 2016

Join our friendly professional team for Children's Day, Tuesday 19th of April 2016. Show your children how dentistry can be fun! Make an appointment today so you don't 
miss out!

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Adam Gibson's dental appointment

@Adelaide36ers Captain Adam Gibson came in for his routine examination appointment with Dr Bueti today :)‪ Good luck against New Zealand Breakers tomorrow night! #‎36ersnation‪#‎36ersfamily

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36ers Talk

On 18th of January, Nilly and Emma presented an Oral Health Talk to @Adelaide36ers. Our practice supports local communities and we have a dedicated team who promote the importance of keeping teeth and gums healthy! This year, we are sponsoring Matt Hodgson. Congratulations on your victory against Melbourne United last Friday! ‪#‎36ersnation‪#‎36ersfamily‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

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Adelaide United Talk

On 14th of January, Nilly and Kim presented an Oral Health Talk to Adelaide United FC. Our practice supports local communities and we have a dedicated team who promote the importance of keeping teeth and gums healthy! This year, we are sponsoring Isaias Sanchez. Good luck on your upcoming game against Brisbane Roar! ‪#‎adelaideunited ‪#‎aufc

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Kim and Phil's Wedding

We would like to congratulate our Oral Health Therapist Kim and her partner Phil on their wedding.

We all had such a fantastic time and Kim you looked absolutely stunning :)


Payment plans

Exciting news!

Adelaide Smile Centre now offers payment plans that enable all of our patients to accept the best dental treatment available. 

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Christmas Message 

Thank you to our friends for this tasty arrangement! 

Our practice will be closed from Thursday 24th of December until Tuesday 5th of January 2016.

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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Children's Day Christmas Theme

We had a wonderful day yesterday celebrating with our fairies, reindeers & Santa’s little helpers :)

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Kim's Hens Day 

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Participating providers

We are preferred providers for BUPA, HCF and CBHS & accept all health funds which means you save more!

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Staff Christmas Dinner

Wonderful night celebrating 2015 at our Christmas dinner at Golden Boy :)

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Adelaide United Sponsorship

Dr Bueti with our Adelaide United sponsored player Isaías Sánchez

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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