Qualifications, Training & Memberships:
- BDS (2005; RGUHS)
- Masters in Public Health (2008; Deakin)
- Masters in Health Promotion (2010; Deakin)
- ADEC (2012)
Years Practising: 8
Years with RDI: 6th Year; (Started: August 2012)
Location and Hours:
Dental Innovations on Sternberg
- Tuesday (8:30am-5:30pm),
- Wednesday (8:30am-5:30pm),
- Thursday (8:30am-5:30pm),
- Friday (8:30am-5:00pm),
Dental Innovations on Condon
- Saturday (9:00am-2:00pm).
About Dr. Vanam:- Dr. Kaushik Vanam is based at the Silver Surgery at Dental Innovations on Sternberg during the week, and in the Purple Surgery at Dental Innovations on Condon on the weekend. Working four and half days a week, Dr. Vanam is available to see the family at flexible times that suit, including Saturdays, as Dr. Vanam heads up our Saturday team.
The Saturday team operates every non-public holiday Saturday from 9am until 2pm. Not only is the team able to help with dental emergencies and trauma over the weekend, but also provides dental services for those patients who are unable or are too busy to get dental treatment during the week. If you wish to book a Saturday appointment please just contact any of our practices and speak to the reception staff. If it is after hours please listen to the answering service message and follow the instructions provided.
Dr. Vanam is focused on achieving the best functional outcomes for his patients. From crowns, fillings and dentures, to tooth stabilisation and periodontal disease control, Dr. Vanam aims to get people of all ages and dental stages to get the best possible outcome for their teeth.
Dr. Vanam also has a keen interest in treatments for sleep apnoea, bruxism and related conditions. He is even completing a Mini-Residency in these treatments over the course of 2016. Dr Vanam has also be an accredited with the Sound Sleeper program here in Australia.
Dr. Vanam is also available for treatments under a General Aneasthetic. These procedures are completed at the local private hospital and are an option for those extremely nervous patients whom would like the treatment completed while they are “asleep” or “under”.
Dental Tip from Dr. Vanam:-
Dr. Vanam’s tip for patient’s is to be mindful of their overall health and how dental health problems can lead to other medical problems down the track. An example of this is a recent study showing a link between people who suffer from periodontal disease and an increase chance of heart problems. Dr. Vanam also believes; the single biggest step someone can take to improving their oral (and general) health is to quit smoking.