Iain Indian - Dental Prosthetist Adv. Dip. D.P. (RMIT)
Iain Indian Adv. Dip. Dental Prosthetics.
After completing year 12 at Portland Technical School, I began my career at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne as an Apprentice Dental Technician (1977). While apprenticed there,
I spent time training in such disciplines as Crown & Bridge, Cobalt Chrome, Prosthetics (dentures etc), special prosthetics (special case denture construction) and Orthodontics. Once qualified I gained valuable experience by working a further 2 years concentrating mainly on Orthodontics and Prosthetics. I considered the practice of prosthetics to be the most rewarding field that I had undertaken and so commenced the Advanced Dental Technicians Training Course to qualify as a Dental Prosthetist (or clinical dental technician).
Later on I took advantage of the opportunity to complete the Partial Denture Bridging course in1996 and the Implant retained over-denture course in 2002. More recently I undertook the advanced diploma course at RMIT.
When still at the Dental Hospital I opened a part time practice in Oak Park, Victoria. 10 years after starting my training I was eligible for long service leave and used this as an opportunity to open my Denture Clinic full time. For many years I also ran a practice in Portland until the work flow in Oak Park became such that I had to conclude my trips to the country. In August 2012, I was elected to the committee of ADPA(vic) and in the same year completed the Advanced Diploma in Dental Prosthetics.
Gilbert Runnalls - Dental Technician
Gilbert had a rather unconventional start to dentistry. He began his career as a Tool Maker for ICI explosives. When his division of the company left Melbourne to head interstate,
Gil' approached me to re-train as a Dental Technician. His appreciation for fine tolerances and exacting methodologies made him the perfect candidate for the Dental industry, which he took to like a duck to water.
Years later, Gil' bought into the practice as a part owner. He now performs the task of Dental Technician and Laboratory Manager.
Australia Dental Prosthetists Association.
I retain membership and support within the peak industry body, The Australian Dental Prosthetists Association.
In the past I have sat on the board of the Victoria branch. Our treatment Liability insurance is with Medisure. I am registered with and have a provider number from AHPRA that will allow you to claim from your appropriate health fund. We also treat eligible public patients through the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Victorian Denture Scheme.