Important COVID-19 UpdateMore Info

Dear Valued Aardent Dental Centre Patient, It seems that all we hear and talk about these days is COVID-19(Coronavirus). Nevertheless, we want to reassure you that we are taking extra measures in addition to our usual stringent hygiene practices. The health of our patients, staff and anyone who enters the building is of paramount importance to us. We are taking a multitude of precautions as recommended by the appropriate health authorities (and some of our own). These include,

  • Spacing of waiting room chairs by a minimum of 1.5meters.
  • Removal of magazines, newspapers and children’s toys from the waiting room.
  • Offering patients to wait in their cars if they prefer.
  • Insisting that all people who enter the building use hand sanitiser (provided).
  • Asking all people to practice high levels of cough/sneezing hygiene.
  • Requesting that anyone with a temperature/flu like symptoms contact us and postpone their dental appointment.
  • Regularly sanitising building surfaces like doorknobs etc.
  • Requiring patients for some procedures to rinse with 1% hydrogen peroxide solution (known to kill coronavirus in the mouth).
  • Availability of non-contact body temperature devices for patient screening if the situation escalates.

Please rest assured that we are open for business and able to continue our excellent level of treatment for you.

As you will be aware the situation is ever changing as will be our response. We will endeavour to keep you informed along the way.

Kindest regards,

Richard Williams

and the

Aardent Dental Centre Team

Meet Dr Richard Williams, BChD

A Keen Attention to Detail and Dexterity

Growing up with a toolmaker dad, Dr Richard helped his father to build houses and pour concrete from a young age. “To this day, I remember my dad saying to me that I should study hard since I didn’t like manual labour!”

Richard was always fond of science subjects and drama at school. Influenced by his father who was humbly awed by anyone who went to university, Dr Richard did indeed study hard and ended up working with dentistry tools.

“I believe that dentistry requires an inquisitive mind along with manual dexterity and practicality. Some things can be taught and mastered over time, but I have my dad to thank for my attention to detail.”

Dr Richard Williams

Further encouraged by his long-term family dentist, Dr Richard was soon crossing the Pennine Hills to go to Leeds Medical and Dental School, qualifying in 1990 after five years of study.

After graduation, he worked for the national health service for a year before filling out a form for permanent residency in Australia. “I was in Perth before I knew it, and I haven’t looked back since.”

A Comprehensive Dental Education

Dr Richard greatly enjoys being in practice in Australia and providing the highest quality of dentistry while taking his time with each patient. He was an inaugural member of the Australian Osseointegration Society, serving on the state committee and becoming treasurer. He’s also been treasurer on the federal level, helping to organise the biennial national conference on implants held in Perth a few years ago. He’s been a member of the Australian Society of Endodontology and is in the Australian Dental Association.
Continuing to learn is important to Dr Richard, and he completes well over the required course hours for dentists each year. He attends a study club and goes to other conferences on a variety of subjects he feels can be beneficial for his patients, such as restorative dentistry, endodontology and more.

A Family-orientated Life in Australia

Dr Richard and his Australian wife have two children. He’s completed the Avon Descent™ whitewater race several times and used to enjoy playing squash and running regularly. Now, his main interests are spending time with his family, golfing, socialising and going to the beach. He takes walks and runs occasionally.

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