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Suite 1, 20 Lake Orr Drive, Varsity Lakes, QLD 4227

Information for first time visitors

Dr Bourke is a Dental Specialist in the field of Periodontics who treats patients with severe gum disease and problems using a range of surgical and non-surgical procedures. 

Before your first appointment, Dr Bourke will review your Consultation Form which includes Medical History to determine what may affect the gum disease. It is extremely important for Dr Bourke – and any dental professional – to know if any medication herbs, supplements and vitamins are being taken, and if you, the patient, are being treated for any condition that can affect periodontal care. This includes surgery, heart disease, hip replacements, blood thinning medication, diabetes or pregnancy.

A number of examinations will be conducted during your first appointment. Dr Bourke will examine your gums to see if there is any root surface exposure, gum line recession, check to see if any teeth are loose and any factors which will impact on your gum disease and treatment. To do this, a small measuring instrument will be placed between your teeth and gums to determine the depth of any deep spaces – known as periodontal pockets. Radiographs (X-rays) may also be taken in order to observe the level of bone support for your teeth.

This information will assist Dr Bourke and provide her essential information on the health of your gums and what treatment is best for you.

As more patients are exhibiting signs of periodontal disease - coupled with research that suggests a relationship between periodontal disease and other chronic diseases of aging – an increased level of expertise and understanding supplied by a qualified specialist will be better. Patients with moderate or severe levels of periodontal disease – or have early signs of vulnerability to periodontal disease. – will be best managed by a partnership between a dentist and a periodontist. 

However, a general dentist may be able to manage some patients’ periodontal needs if the case is slight or slow in nature.

017 - Consultation by referral

072 - Photographic records - intraoral

073 - Photographic records - extraoral

221 - Clinical periodontal analysis and recording

Please note our policies regarding consult and appointment scheduling:

  • To reserve an appointment time, a $100 holding fee is required – which will be deducted from your final appointment. *This fee can be paid over the phone or by BSB.
  • If your appointment time is no longer suitable, we do require at least 3 business days’ notice.
  • If requested to fill out paperwork please complete this online 5 business days prior to your scheduled appointment.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes earlier than scheduled appointment time.
  • Appointments will be re-booked of you arrive 15 minutes late of scheduled appointment time, and a re-booking fee will apply.

*To reserve your scheduled supportive care appointment (Item number 251 and 221), a deposit of $100.00 will be required one week prior to your appointment. If you wish to alter this appointment time, a notice time of at least 72 business hours is required to change your booking and then the deposit will be transferred to that new appointment. If less than 72 business hours notice is given and we are able to fill that appointment time, then the deposit will be transferred to your new appointment. If less than 72 business hours notice is given and we are unable to fill that appointment time then the deposit will be retained by the practice.

Location & Parking

Parking is available under our building and is the first driveway on the left of the building containing Coastal Periodontics

Instructions to reach our Practice

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    From Southport -Burleigh Road (commonly known as Bermuda Street) turn into Lake Orr Drive

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    After the first roundabout on Lake Orr Drive take the first driveway on the left side of Bermuda Point building,

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    Head down the driveway to access the underground secured garage.

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    To gain entry use the cream pin pad positioned on a post on your right side (drivers side) to enter a pass code. The pass code will be provided at time of your booking and on your confirmation text.

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    There are three signed Coastal Periodontics parking spaces on your immediate left side as you enter the secure garage.

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