Dr Maria Araque
Bachelor of Dental Science (BDS)
Hailing from Venezuela, Maria commenced her private practice experience in Australia in Hawthorn and Kew. Maria joined the Greenvale Dental Group team in 2014.
Maria’s clinical experience extends to all areas of general dentistry and treats patients:
Maria’s special interest is children’s dentistry and loves working with our younger patients. Maria has also worked overseas as a volunteer, providing dental treatments to the Indigenous communities of South America.
Associations/Affiliations: Member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA)
Maria is a new mum and loves spending time with her family and her dog Kira.
General dentistry (often referred to as family dentistry), encompasses a variety of treatments aimed at the patient’s overall oral care.
Dental Implants are the closest restoration you can get to healthy, natural teeth. They are posts made of titanium, surgically positioned into the bone beneath the gum. A porcelain crown is then inserted onto the post to create your new, natural looking tooth.
A smile makeover has many benefits which aren’t necessarily only related to the patient’s oral health. Aside from the oral benefits, a smile makeover can be an aid to the patients overall health. Many patients seeking cosmetic work report they live with anxiety or embarrassment due to their oral “quirks of nature” or the effects aging or lifestyle choices has had on their teeth. This can lead to self-esteem issues, lack of confidence and general withdrawal or depression in the patient’s day to day activities.
We understand not everyone loves dentistry like we do. Although dentistry has changed over the years, some patients are plagued with fear and anxiety and will often forgo necessary dental treatment which can ultimately affect their overall health.