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Preventative Dentistry

Dental hygienist appointments to maintain oral health.

At Millennium Dental we strongly believe prevention is always better than cure

An integral part of maintaining your teeth for life is the removal of plaque and tartar on a regular basis. Our team of dentists and dental hygienists will evaluate your overall oral health status and then provide individual oral hygiene care depending on your needs.

What does a Dental Hygienist do?

Dental hygienists educate patients on the correct technique of brushing and flossing and give advice on how to maintain a good oral health routine to maintain a healthy smile. They will also professionally clean your teeth using the latest pastes and polishes to remove any build-up of plaque and tartar. These deposits cannot be removed by brushing or flossing alone, which is why it’s important to visit Millennium Dental Mosman in Mosman every six months for optimum oral health.

The main role of the dental hygienist includes:

  • Assessing the condition of your gums and teeth
  • Teaching you how to maintain good oral hygiene at home
  • Cleaning and polish your teeth (sometimes referred to as a scale and clean)

Your first visit to the Dental Hygienist

Your first visit to our hygienist will be for one hour and depending on your needs, one or more follow-up visits may be necessary. We may recommend a follow up appointment if we find symptoms of periodontal disease (gum disease) or other conditions such as ulcers. Another symptom of bad oral health is bad breath which can be a chronic problem known as halitosis. If you experience chronic bad breath please alert your dentist and dental hygienist and they can give you the tools and knowledge necessary to treat your bad breath.

Two out of three Australians have bad breath and most don’t know it!

Breath malodour, or bad breath, is a condition experienced by many people and it often goes untreated or is accepted as normal. However, it is treatable and it need not affect your daily life anymore.

What causes bad breath

Breath malodour is usually caused by sulphur producing bacteria that live on the surface of your tongue and within your throat. Poor oral hygiene, food trapping, gum disease, tooth decay, sinusitis and dry mouth all contribute to bad breath.

Treating Bad breath

Daily scraping of the tongue, mouthwash and regular dental check-ups are very effective tools. A visit to one of our dental hygienists will help you on your way to gaining fresh breath. Your first visit will involve an assessment of the condition, oral hygiene instructions and a thorough scale and polish. A follow-up visit will be needed around six weeks later to re-evaluate the condition.

However, if the cause behind your bad breath is of a medical nature, diagnosis of your condition is essential. Once this problem is resolved, we may then begin work on eliminating your bad breath.

Our hygienists are here to help and look forward to guiding you through the correct way to keep your teeth and gums healthy for the rest of your lifetime!

Sibel Serce

Oral Health Therapist

Sibel is one of our Oral Health Therapists at Millennium Dental.

Since becoming a member of the team, Sibel has consistently demonstrated the utmost commitment and dedication towards helping each of our patients. She has gained her experience in both the public health sector, as well as other private clinics throughout Sydney.

Her friendly nature makes her extremely approachable. When tailoring to her patients’ needs, Sibel ensures she is able to provide an attentive yet pleasurable dental experience for everybody she meets.  She is extremely passionate about promoting oral health to both her friends and fellow peers.

Sibel is a graduate of the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Oral Health. She is also bilingual in speaking English and Turkish.

When she is away from the clinic, Sibel loves spending time with her big family, finding cafes for brunch as well a gym workout.

Lisa Bow

Dental Hygienist

Lisa has dedicated her working life to the field of dentistry, initially, at the youthful age of 19, graduating in 1989 as a Chairside Dental Assistant and later graduating in 1994 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Lisa’s 32 years of experience in the dental setting makes her a valuable and sought-after practitioner in our practice. 

Lisa began her dental career in Ottawa, Canada. She later brought her skills and passion for oral health to Sydney in 2000, where she accepted a position with Millennium Dental Care. Lisa spreads the flossing gospel and cares for her loyal clients by providing gentle and effective preventive treatment combined with individualized education and instruction, along with respectful and ongoing encouragementOften hearing, “That’s the best dental cleaning I’ve ever had!” at the end of her appointments. Lisa has many long and loyal client relationships within Millennium Dental Care, several have been in her care for over 20 years. Lisa’s gentle nature and respectful manner can put even the most nervous dental clients at ease. Lisa looks forward to welcoming you and your family and friends into our Millennium Dental Family. 

Lisa regularly attends ongoing continuing education through conferences and courses and is a member of the Australian Dental Hygiene Association and the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association. In her free time Lisa enjoys ridiculously long walks, spending time with her two funny teenagers, and learning new skills by watching DIY videos on YouTube. 

Shruti Kulhalli


Since graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide, Dr Shruti Kulhalli has worked in Sydney and Adelaide, both as a dentist and as a university clinical tutor.  Dr Shruti brings extensive range of experience to our practice and strives for perfection when treating each and every one of her patients, always tailoring her approach to an individual’s needs. Her warm and friendly manner ensures a comfortable, personal experience for each patient. Always seeking to stay up-to-date with the ever-evolving world of dentistry, she regularly attends dental conferences and courses all around Australia. With a keen interest in both cosmetic and complex restorative dentistry.  As a mum of 2 young kids, Dr Shruti is especially passionate about the need for great paediatric dentistry.

Dr Shruti particularly enjoys the interpersonal and artistic aspects of dentistry. She loves being able to meet and to get to know different people each day and nothing gives her greater pleasure than using her skills and experience to help people gain optimal dental health and a beautiful smile. She also firmly believes that health is holistic, and when planning treatment, and always considers her patient’s general physical health and their well-being with the knowledge that these can have an important influence on oral health. 

In the little time that she’s not being a dentist or a mum, Dr Shruti is a regular at her local pilates studio, and also loves learning and reading about health and wellness. In 2013, she received her certificate in health coaching with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. This has given her the unique ability as a dentist to provide advice to her patients on the link between dental health and nutrition.

Mark Rosenberg


Dr Mark Rosenberg graduated in South Africa in 1982, before moving to London for fifteen years. During his time in London, Dr Rosenberg furthered his studies in implant dentistry, orthodontics, cosmetics and general oral surgery. In 1987 Dr Rosenberg received the LDS from the Royal College of Surgeons and also passed his American board exams. Dr Rosenberg benefited from the great experience of running multiple surgeries and a general anaesthetics clinic for many years.

Dr Rosenberg has done extensive courses in cosmetics and implant surgery and holds several post graduate implant and orthodontic diplomas.

Since immigrating to Sydney, he has enjoyed the daily drive from the Eastern suburbs to Mosman. His spare time is spent chasing after his young daughter who keeps him young and tired at the same time! He has kept fit for many years and his present regime involves running, swimming and pilates; however, his knees have decided his marathon running days are over!