About Special Care Dental
Our practice uses the latest technologies and treatment options to ensure the very best outcome no matter what your dental condition. People of all ages are welcome and we have unique care options for nursing home residents and those with physical and mental disabilities.
Patients needing dental surgery can be treated at Special Care Dental’s North Adelaide or Millicent clinics or, for more complex cases, in hospital by practice founder Dr Christopher Hodge. Different sedation techniques are also available for people with a fear of dentistry or who need effective and powerful pain control.
This comprehensive dental service is delivered at competitive rates in a modern health environment which is both supportive and friendly.Meet the team
Services that we offer
Crowns and Bridges
A crown or cap is often the best option for a tooth which is badly worn or broken and at risk of breaking apart. It’s also an excellent way of protecting a tooth which has been heavily filled or weakened by root canal thLearn more
A dental implant is a titanium screw which is surgically placed in the jaw bone. After about three months a healing abutment is fitted and two weeks later impressions are taken for a new tooth to fit onto the implant.Learn more
Our practice uses the latest technologies and treatment options to ensure the very best outcome no matter what your dental condition. People of all ages are welcome and we have unique care options for nursing home resideLearn more
A denture is a removable device used as a replacement for missing teeth and there are two main types – complete and partial.Learn more
Fillings are the most common type of treatment to address decay and broken teeth. Special Care Dental offers various alternatives to restore teeth or replace old unsightly metal amalgam.Learn more
Special Care Dental employs qualified dental hygienists who can help patients maintain healthy gums and teeth.Learn more
Special Care Dental is well-equipped to handle most minor oral surgery from wisdom teeth extractions to placement of titanium dental implants.Learn more
A routine check-up is recommended every six to 12 months for the early detection of dental problems and to keep your teeth healthy.Learn more
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy involves opening a small hole in the top of the tooth and carefully removing the nerve tissue. The root canals are then shaped and widened before being filled with a root cement.Learn more
Special Care Dental offers sedation to make your visit to the dentist less stressful. Sedation is an excellent option for anyone who has a fear or phobia of dentistry, dislikes needles, suffers from bad gag reflex, and hLearn more
Snoring is a common problem which can be harmful to the individual and distressing to other people sleeping nearby.Learn more
Custom mouthguards offer much better protection and are far more comfortable than standard mouthguards bought from your chemist. And you can choose from a wide range of colours to match your school or sports team.Learn more
During the night some patients clench and grind their teeth – a surprisingly common condition called bruxism. Patients are often unaware they have bruxism until they become aware of the symptoms.Learn more
Sometimes gum tissue covers a portion of the front surface of the tooth and leads to a ‘gummy’ smile.Learn more
Invisalign®go is a modern approach to braces. It consists of a series of custom- made clear plastic aligners or trays made just for you. These are made from medical grade and BPA-free clear thermoplastic that you wear ovLearn more
The veneers are custom-made thin layers of porcelain that can be permanently bonded to the front surface of your teeth.Learn more
This non-invasive treatment helps remove years of discolouration caused by age, smoking, eating and drinking. The result is a beautiful smile to help your self-esteem and build confidence.Learn more
A wide range of filling materials are now used to restore teeth or replace old unsightly metal fillings.Learn more
Visiting a dentist at a young age establishes good patterns of preventative dental health and helps reduce the ‘fear factor’. It’s also a good idea for young children to attend their parent’s routine examination so theyLearn more
Practice founder Dr Christopher Hodge has been a leading advocate of dental support for older patients and helped launch the Aged Care Dental Program.Learn more
Special Care Dental has specifically designed its clinic in North Adelaide to accommodate patients with special needs, including those with mental and physical disabilities.Learn more
Health Funds & Dental Plans
Fees charged by Special Care Dental are competitively priced and we have various payment options. These include cash, credit card, eftpos and HICAPS for private health rebates.
Why Choose Us?
At Special Care Dental we aim to provide our patients the finest personalised dental care. We believe in preventative dental care for our patients and we educate them on how to maintain their dental health for life. We work together with our patients to improve oral health, cosmetic appearance and confidence and can advise on diets that may be impacting on their oral health.