Twenty twenty-one was the year of change and new beginnings for Perth Prosthodontics. We started the year with the change in our company name from Perth Prosthodontics to Centre for Prosthodontics. The need for prosthodontic specialists in other locations around Perth was realised and led to the change in name to allow for the opening of multiple practices. The occasion was bittersweet as Dr Janice Kan opened Perth Prosthodontics back in 2011, starting with only herself and 3 staff. By the end of 2020, the company has grown to 4 prosthodontists, 2 hygienists, 4 dental assistants and over 10 supporting team members.
The upcoming health and wellbeing hub in Midland was an opportunity for the Centre for Prosthodontics to extend our expertise in prosthodontic patient care to the eastern suburbs. It was an exciting moment for all as the Midland specialist centre was recently completed; housing state of the art specialist medical and surgical facilities, consulting rooms, and even a café! Doctor Hezel Cohen leads the team in the patients’ prosthodontic journey in Midland which successfully saw its first patient in April 2021.
Change for the team at the Centre for Prosthodontics didn’t stop at Midland, as we prepared for the challenge of moving the Centre for Prosthodontics South Perth from its’ founding location in Meadowvale Avenue. Our new purpose-built facility in South Perth was drawing on its completion in July 2021. In under two weeks, our team looked after patients in addition to relocating the practice to 20 Lyall St in South Perth. The hard work and the strength in our teamwork that was demonstrated in this move highlighted the reasons for the success of the Centre for Prosthodontics. Although we had moved into the new practice on Lyall Street in mid-2021, the completion of the finishing touches was ongoing up until the end of 2021.
Drawing to the end of the year, our team welcomed the return of the esteemed prosthodontist – Dr Adam Hamilton. In 2016, Dr Adam Hamilton took sabbatical as he was the recipient of the International Team of Implantology (ITI) scholarship, through which he completed a Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at University of Florida’s Centre for Implant Dentistry. The return of Dr Adam Hamilton will build on the expertise of our prosthodontists as he draws on his experience at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, where he became the Director of the Division of Regenerative Sciences and Implant Dentistry and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterial Sciences.
With such a strong finish in these uncertain times, the team at the Centre for Prosthodontics hopes that future years in our two new locations will bring many favourable outcomes in the prosthodontic care of all our patients and future patients.