It was in 2004 that Dr Basil returned to university to complete a Master of Science in Dentistry (by Research) at the University of Western Australia. He graduated in 2007 after writing a thesis titled, An in vitro investigation into the antimicrobial activity of some endodontic medicaments and their base using agar diffusion, biofilm testing and medicament inactivation by dentine. During the study, he was supervised by Professor Paul Abbott (UWA) and Professor Laurence Walsh (UQ), who he would later work with to invent endodontic products that would help improve the outcomes in root canal therapy.
Dr Basil has received research grants to enable him to complete endodontic research projects and has published articles in the Australian Dental Journal, International Endodontic Journal and International Dentistry on this topic.
In 2008, Dr Basil completed additional orthodontic training and continues to do further orthodontic training today. Dr Basil was diagnosed with sleep disordered breathing and he completed several courses in this field from 2013 onwards and now screens his patients for this disorder and guides them to seek the best treatment possible. The importance of a functioning airway and its link to facial development, cognitive development and sleep is well documented. This is especially important in growing children so Dr Basil will examine tonsils, presence of a blocked nose/mouth breathing, constricted upper jaw and other signs. He will request X-rays and scans and refer his patients to Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialists to ensure you breath without difficulty and to enhance your overall health and well-being.
Dr Basil has established relationships with specialist in many fields and will refer to Periodontist for gum problems, Oral Surgeon to extract impacted teeth, Endodontist for complex root canals, Oral Pathologist for an assessment on suspected oral/skin cancer, Sleep Physician for sleep study and sleep assessment and he will also keep their general doctor informed when required.
In 2015, Dr Basil was disappointed with all the treatments he had over the years to treat his acne that were all unsuccessful. So, he sought to resolve his own problematic skin condition through further study. He completed training through the Australiasian Dento-Facial Aesthetics (AADFA), and now he is qualified to advise patients about matters with skin health and facial aesthetics. Dr Basil can advise you on successful treatments for your particular skin concern, he can recommend ways to enhance your facial appearance through the use of quality skin care products, muscle relaxants, dermal fillers and facial threading (mini-face lift).
Annerley Dental offers a full range of services:
- General dentistry
- Cosmetic dentistry including crowns and bridges, porcelain veneers, implant crowns, teeth whitening (in Clinic treatment and take home)
- Root canal therapy
- Mouthguard and all forms of denture construction
- Sleep Disordered Breathing
- Muscle relaxants for Dentistry
- Skin health
- Cosmetic Anti-wrinkle injections
- Cosmetic Dermal filler injections
- Skin rejuvenation
- Facial threads (superficial mono-filament threads)
- Bruxisum treatment
Skin rejuvenation services will be provided at Annerley Dental by Tracey who has been trained in this field by the Australasian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics (AADFA) and these services include:
- Skin needling – Dermastamp Collagen Therapy & Dermastamp Scar Therapy
- Chemical peels
- Acne treatment
- Photodynamic Therapy for Acne
- Dermaquest skincare products
- Many other exciting treatments that are coming soon
Dr Basil will continue his professional development through further study and his attendance at regular courses in each of the fields of Orthodontics, Sleep disordered breathing, Endodontics, Dento-Facial Aesthetics, General dentistry and Cosmetic dentistry in order to stay abreast of this ever-evolving role of being a Dentist and an oral physician. As stated before Dr Basil does much more than drill, fill and clean teeth.