And healthy gums are the foundations for healthy teeth and a brilliant smile. The team at Coastal Periodontics can help make it happen.
Welcome to Coastal Periodontics
Welcome to my practice. My name is Dr Kathleen Bourke, BDSc (QLD), MDSc in Periodontics (QLD). I graduated as a dentist from Queensland University (UQ) in 1991 and worked as a RAAF Dental Officer. In 1999 I completed the 3 year Periodontal Masters Course UQ) and moved to Canberra, where I worked as a periodontist, both in the RAAF and in private practice. In 2005, I felt it was time to return to the Queensland to be closer to my family and thaw out. I am committed to providing quality care to you and your referring dentist.
What is a Periodontist?
A periodontist is a dentist who specialises in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease, functional and aesthetic gum surgery and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation.
Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.
You’re One Step Closer to healthy gums!
And healthy gums are the foundation for healthy teeth and a brilliant smile. The team at Coastal Periodontics can help make it happen.
Services provided include:
- Treatment of Periodontal ‘gum’ disease.
- Placement of dental implants.
- Exposure of impacted teeth/ frenectomies etc.
- Functional and Cosmetic ‘gum’ surgery.
- Surgical extraction of teeth.
What is Periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease is a chronic disease that involves the loss of the anchoring bone and soft tissue around your teeth. Without treatment, you can lose your teeth and it can affect your overall health. Studies are now showing a link between periodontitis and an increased risk of heart disease and for women and an increased risk of pre-term births and low birth weight babies.
A good website to read more about periodontal disease is www.perio.org.
To maintain your overall dental health, it is important that you maintain at least a yearly examination with your dentist even when you are undergoing specialist gum treatment.
Where are we located?
Suite 1, 20 Lake Orr Drive, Varsity Lakes, QLD 4227.
(Located on the lakeside of Bermuda St, across the road from Varsity Lake Tavern.)
Operating Hours are 8.30 to 5.00pm by appointment.
Telephone: (07) 5578 7741
Parking is available under our building and is the first driveway on your left, just ask our friendly team for the code.
Treatment of Periodontal ‘gum’ disease.
Placement of dental implants.
Exposure of impacted teeth/ fraenectomies etc.
Functional and Cosmetic ‘gum’ surgery.
Surgical extraction of teeth.
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Refer a Patient
Referring a patient to our Practice?
All general enquiries and referrals are kept strictly confidential.
Please use our Client Referral Form for more specific contact with Coastal Periodontics.