About

ALISON WISSMAN

With over 20 years’ experience in Private Practice, Alison is a warm and friendly person who is committed to making a lasting positive difference to her patients. With years of dedicated further study and experience in she is proficient in all aspects of reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry with a special interest in Implant Dentistry.

Alison graduated as a dentist from the University of Adelaide in 1992 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. In 1994 she was awarded a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry, also from the University of Adelaide. She returned to study in 2013 and was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Aesthetic Dentistry with distinction from Kings College London in 2016. In 2014 she undertook a Dental Implant study tour to the Avinenet Implant company in Spain, and she completed the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry Accreditation in 2015.

Adults with missing, crooked, damaged or worn teeth often have more than one way to restore their dentition to full function and a confidant smile. She is able to provide comprehensive dental care options with common sense and the long term in mind.

Alison is an active member of the Australian Society of Implant dentistry; The International Congress of Oral Implantologists; a member of the Australian Dental Association and the Australian Prosthodontic Society.

- Dr Alison Wissman (BDS - GradDipClinDent)
ALISON WISSMAN

Professional Experience

ALICE DENTAL ASSOCIATES, ALICE SPRINGS, NT
A private dental practice using modern dental equipment, techniques and infection control standards, providing general dental services including preventative, reconstructive, cosmetic and emergency care

PARTNER / DENTIST 2002 – Current
Responsibilities:
  • Management of the daily operations of the practice
  • Provided and managed direct care, including examinations, preventative care, restorative dentistry, reconstructive care (both fixed & removable), cosmetic dentistry, endodontic treatments, treatment of tooth wear, conservative periodontal care dental implants restoration and exodontia
  • Managed up to 7 staff and professional development facilitation
DENTIST 1996 – 2002
Responsibilities:
  • Provided direct general dental care
  • Interviewed and employed new staff, including dentist, to supply the increased customer base in the practice
  • Staff training
  ACHIEVEMENTS  
  • The remote practice has fostered independence and facilitated the expansion of a varied skill set including restorative dentistry, endodontic, removable and fixed prosthodontics (both conventional and implant retained), conservative periodontal therapy, cosmetic dentistry, the treatment of dental wear, preventative care and minimal intervention techniques, exodontia and emergency care
  • Improved the health of clients instilling with them a ‘teeth for life’ mind set through education, prevention, changes to lifestyle, nutrition and hygiene habits
  • Built a strong customer base through word-of-mouth referrals
  • Becoming a partner to the business with 2 other silent partners
  • Refurbished the premises from a single room to 3 modern and well equipped rooms and revitalized the practice to a more friendly and welcoming environment
  • Implementation of a computerized system to the practice, and launched the practice website
  • Instrumental in maintaining safe infection control and amalgam waste standards
  • Participating in the Introductory Dental Practice Accreditation

Partner / Dentist
2002 – Current

Dentist 1996 – 2002

Alice Dental Associates, Alice Springs, NT

Employment History

Dentist 1994 – 1996

Fairview Park Dental Surgery, Fairview Park, SA

Dentist 1992 – 1994

Rundle Mall Dental Clinic, Adelaide, SA
Dentist SADS
Adelaide Dental Hospital (Residency Programme), Adelaide, SA

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Professional Skills

  • Restorative & Preventative Dentistry
  • Implant placement with 3D planning and surgical guides
  • Implant Restoration
  • Rotary Endodontics
  • Crown & Bridge work – through appreciation of all modern materials and techniques of scanners
  • Atraumatic extraction, minor alveolar surgeries including bone augmentation procedures
  • Diagnosis of dental pain and emergency treatment
  • Full mouth reconstruction including increase OVD
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Key Business Strengths

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Problem solving, conceptual & innovative thinking
  • Strong work ethic
  • Quick learner
  • Independent worker
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Memberships

  • Member of the Australian Prosthodontic Society
    SOUTH AUSTRALIA Branch
  • Australian Society of Implant Dentistry
    2015 – Current
  • Member of International College of Oral Implantologists
    2015 – Current
  • Australian Dental Association
    SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    1996 – Current
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Education

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Aesthetic Dentistry
    Kings College London 2016
  • Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry
    University of Adelaide 1994
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery
    University of Adelaide 1992

Professional Development

  • ICOI World Congress – Vancouver
    August 2017 (23hrs)
  • Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
    (16hrs)
  • The Immediate Implant:
    Atraumatic Extraction,
    Immediate Implant Placement
    Chairside Provisional Restoration
    July 2017
  • Complete Maxillofacial Orthopedics
    March 2017 (16hrs)
  • Smile TRU Advanced Certification Seminar
    March 2017 (8hrs)
  • Member of the Australian Prosthodontics Society
    Dinner Meetings, 2016-2017 (2hrs)
  • Effective Marketing for Growing your Dental Practice
    June 2016 (2hrs)
  • Surgical & Prosthetic Principles in Implant Dentistry
    March 2016 (11hrs)
  • Australian Society of Implant Dentistry L3 Accreditation
    November 2015 (24hrs)
  • First Aid, CPR, Life Support. First Aid Pro
    October 2015 (5hrs)

A better life starts with a beautiful smile

Care in an environment of excellence
Call Us

+61 8 8251 1133
+61 8 8952 6055

Address​

342 Hancock Rd, Fairview Park SA 5126, Australia

Email Us

info@implantsadelaide.com.au