Cairns Dentist – Future Dental – Cairns Crowns-Cairns Veneers-Cairns Implants-Cairns Family Dentist-VELSCOPE Oral Cancer Screening
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 7am – 5pm
We welcome you to Future Dental!
We know that you have many choices in healthcare providers and we thank you for choosing us.
Future Dental has long been recognised as the Cairns dentists who provide the most exceptional standard of personal and professional care. Our clients have told us the things that matter to them, and we take them very seriously.
Our dental team have provided excellence in cosmetic and family dental care in Cairns since 1976. Our dentists are committed to continuing education, to ensure our patients receive the very latest in high-tech, superior and personalised dental care.
Our dentists have particular expertise in Cosmetic Dentistry, the art and science of achieving a beautiful smile. Over the years, we have treated hundreds of clients who thought their teeth were beyond repair. Even if nature didn’t give you a perfect smile, you can still have one.
We also care for the entire family from expectant mums, children, right through life to senior citizens. We recognise that each age group has its own unique set of oral health needs.
We understand the unique challenges that relate to Mining Communities, FIFO workers and people who live in remote areas within Australia and the South West Pacific and PNG. Availability of quality dental services in these locations can be very difficult. We specifically cater for the oral health needs of these mining, rural and island communities.
Shift Workers experience many similar problems as well as their own unique set of Dental Issues. Being able to be seen quite quickly and having all your dental treatment performed in narrow windows of time is critical to these groups and we go out of our way to ensure these groups are well catered for.
Be assured that our dedicated and highly-qualified team of dentists, hygienists and laboratory technician offer our clients the highest level of patient care. We very much look forward to meeting you.
Below is a summary of our extensive range of state-of-the-state dental services:
- E4D One Visit Crowns, Veneers & Restorations
- ZOOM In-surgery and At-home Whitening
- Porcelain Veneers
- Cosmetic Bonding
- Smile Rehabilitations and Makeovers
- Laser Gum Re-shaping
- Amalgam-free Restorations
- Crowns and Bridgework
- VELSCOPE ORAL CANCER SCREENING
- Children’s dental care
- Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Treatment
- Migraine Treatment
- Laser Dentistry
- Ozone Healing and Tooth decay remineralising
- Vistaproof for early diagnosis of decay
- Treatment of bad breath
- Shift Workers & FIFO Workers
Oral Cancer is often a devastating diagnosis for many people because it is usually only detected in advanced stages when it has likely spread to other parts of the body. As a result the 5 year survival rate is as low as 30%.
Regrettably many dental offices do not undertake routine Oral Cancer Screening and we do not know of any other offices in FNQ who have invested in Velscope technology.
Early diagnosis offers a vastly better outcome for complete recovery and a normal life there-after.
Why is oral cancer so often diagnosed too late?
Regrettably many people do not feel any symptoms until the disease has reached advanced stages.
Many people do not even realise that oral cancer exists yet it probably accounts for about 4%-5% of all cancers in Australia.
Many people only go to the dentist when they have a dental emergency.
Oral cancer is actually on the rise in the Western World currently.
There are 4 common risk factors.
Over age 40 years
Younger people who are sexually active especially with numerous sexual partners.
The over 40 age group, those who smoke tobacco or use chewing tobacco or smoke illicit drugs, those who drink alcohol especially in the form of spirits or who have a number of alcoholic beverages each day were always considered the highest risk factors in the past.
Regrettably, with the large number of people who carry the Papilloma virus now, the known risk of cervical cancer is paralleled with oral cancer. Hence young people who are sexually active, especially with multiple partners, have now significant risk factors for Oral Cancer. In this respect, safe sex practices can only be recommended.
If you think you might fall into one of these four current risk groups, perhaps you should be seeking a Dental Practice that actively checks you for Oral Cancer. We don’t know of a single clinic apart from Future Dental, where routine thorough Soft Tissue and Hard Tissue examination occurs despite the fact that all dentists are trained to do it. Future Dental is actively teaching student groups at JCU Dental School these particular skills.