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Dental at SWMC


South Wangaratta Medical Centre would like to formally welcome MP Dental to the rooms.


M P Dental was founded in 1981 by Dr. Michael J Priestley. Over the years the practice has developed a reputation for its excellence in quality. We at M P dental strive not only to provide the best available treatment for our patients but also to give them options in treatment so they are able to make an informed and educated decision. Evidence based knowledge and experience along with the latest in technology helps us achieve our goals.


We constantly work in close association with specialists to ensure that our patients receive the best available treatment. We compete on quality and not on price. Such an approach enables us to provide guarantee for the service we provide. Speak to your dentist to know more about warranties for the service you have received.


MP Dental’s Services include the following, for any more information and for booking please call South Wangaratta on 03 5713 929


Dental veneers are one of the best ways to rejuvenate teeth that are stained and discolored, or even misaligned. Veneers can also help protect compromised teeth and minimize plaque and bacteria buildup within the mouth. Nowadays, dental veneers are more effective than ever, as porcelain has a very natural glow and is highly resistant to staining.



A crown or ‘cap’ completely covers a weak tooth above the gum line. Their function is to restore each tooth to its normal shape and size, while protecting and strengthening the tooth and enhancing the aesthetics.

Now imagine that you are in need of a crown or a filling, or you need your old fillings replaced. You walk in, undergo a simple and painless procedure, then walk out a short time later with a completely restored tooth — all in one visit. Thats same day crown job.
Your new filling and/or crown will be entirely composed of ceramic material and will match the color of your natural teeth. You will not have to go through the lengthy, multi-visit restoration process, and the ceramic material will not cause decay or damage to your teeth. The process is quick, reliable and painless.


White FIllings (Composite)

A White or Composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.

Aesthetics are the main advantage of composites, since dentists can blend shades to create a color nearly identical to that of the actual tooth. Composites bond to the tooth to support the remaining tooth structure, which helps to prevent breakage and insulate the tooth from excessive temperature changes.



Teeth Whitening

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you and we at MP dental understand just how important a bright and healthy smile is to you. Having helped countless number of patients to gain confidence and pride in their smile thanks to teeth whitening. Whitening is the quick, convenient and effective fix for patients who are pressed for time and want immediate, quick results.


Root Canal Treatments

The objective of the Root Canal treatment is to “save” a tooth that has been damaged by decay, periodontal disease or trauma, and is beyond repair by means of a simple restoration/filling. A toothache is often resolved immediately from Stage 1 Root Therapy. Though the alternative to Root Therapy is an extraction, it is always advisable, where possible, to save natural teeth as extracting a tooth may cause issues with biting, chewing and aesthetics.

Minor Surgeries

We’re now able to perform routine surgical procedures that are a standard component of orthodontics. These minor oral surgeries, including wisdom teeth and bicuspid extractions can be performed in certain branches of our clinics.

After Local Anaesthetics Injections

– Do not eat until numbness has disappeared (this may take from one to several hours)
– Be careful not to bite numb lips or cheeks
– A tingling or sensitive feeling may occur while the numbness is wearing off
– Some soreness or muscle stiffness around the injected area may remain for a day or two, especially with lower block injections
– If you have any unusual symptoms, or you are worried about any after effects please don’t hesitate to call.

Complete and partial dentures

A denture as you know are removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available — complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. The denture development process takes about three to six weeks and several appointments, once your dentist at MP dental determines what type of appliance is best for you.

Mouth guards and splints


Studies suggest those who grind and clench their teeth may experience up to 80 times the normal tooth wear per day compared to those who do not. The good news is that we at MP dental may be able to prescribe a custom-made splint, which offsets the pain caused by this often-subconscious habit of bruxing or grinding your teeth. Though splints are also available to buy from your local pharmacist, it is unlikely to fit as well as one that is made by your dentist.


Why do you need a mouthguard?
Damaged or knocked out teeth, broken jaws and cut lips can be sustained when playing sport. Wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard helps to absorb and spread the impact of a blow to your face, which might otherwise result in an injury to your mouth or jaw.

Dental injuries can result in time off school or work to recover, can be painful and disfiguring, and may involve lengthy and complex dental treatment. The cost of an injury to your teeth or jaw far exceeds the cost of a custom-fitted mouthguard.

When should you wear a mouthguard?
Custom-fitted mouthguards should be worn whilst playing and training for any sport where there is a possibility of contact to the face. These sports can include hockey, netball, baseball, basketball and even skateboarding and skiing. Just like having the correct shoes and sporting equipment, all people playing these sports need to wear a custom-fitted mouthguard.

Other mouthguard tips
– The Australian Dental Association strongly recommends investing in a custom-fitted mouthguard from your dentist.
– Have your mouthguard checked at your regular dental check-up to make sure it fits correctly and offers maximum protection.
– Keep your mouthguard clean and store it in a rigid container, away from heat to ensure it maintains its shape

Hygenist and therapist services

Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienists assist dentists in treating patients. They use preventive, educational and therapeutic methods for the control of oral diseases to aid individual patients and groups in achieving and maintaining oral health. They are a registered dental care provider, oral health educator and clinical operator.

Dental hygienists are trained to do specific clinical procedures which aim to prevent dental disease. They usually work under the supervision and prescription of a dentist.

Oral Health Therapist

Oral health therapists are dental professionals who are dual qualified in dental therapy and dental hygiene. Oral health therapists provide a wide range of dental care in a variety of settings to children, adolescents and adults. An oral health therapist will work as a multi-skilled member of a dental team. They provide dental therapy services to children and adolescents and dental hygiene services to people of all ages.


A dental implant can be thought of as an artificial tooth root that is submerged into the jawbone.

When dental work such as a crown, fixed bridge or a full set of dentures is added, one or more missing teeth can be replaced. A dental implant is fabricated from a very strong, biocompatible material placed in a simple procedure that, generally, is as convenient as a tooth extraction. After an initial healing period, during which the implant is buried in bone and left undisturbed under gum tissue, it is uncovered and connected to a small metal post that secures and supports the artificial tooth.

The implant material is extremely biocompatible. The bone grows to the implant and bonds to it. This makes the implant very strong. The process is called ‘osseointegration’…  Read more

Dr. Ajay Nanaiah is accredited by the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry and is a member of good standing with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

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