Dental specialists are dentists who have undertaken additional specialised training and are required to have completed a minimum of two years’ general dental practice to be eligible for registration as a dental specialist. The education requirement for a dental specialist is a minimum three years’ full time programme that is approved by the National Board.
Unlike a medical specialist, you do not need to have a referral to see a dental specialist. Dental specialists can also refer you to general dentists for general dental care.
To maintain dental registration, all dentists need to undergo continued CPD (continuing professional development) training courses. These may offer additional qualifications, but should not be confused with formal specialist training. If you want to check your dentist’s registration status, simply go to the AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) website and confirm their registration status.
Dr Michael Zaninovich is our Specialist Prosthodontist and a leader in the field of implantology and cosmetic dentistry. He is supported by a team of highly experienced and specially selected general dentists, including a root canal consultant, experienced ceramist and dental hygienists, who are able to provide multidisciplinary services conveniently at one location.
Often a multidisciplinary approach is required where other specialists or general dentists complete different phases of your dental treatment, doing what each person does best. Dr Zaninovich will direct and oversee the work completed, and will communicate with the other dental professionals to ensure the most appropriate result is obtained for you.
Our specialist services are used by patients from anywhere in Western Australia. Due to our convenient Perth CBD location, we are particularly accessible for patients in West Perth, East Perth, South Perth, North Perth, Subiaco and surrounding suburbs.