Dr Lisa Matriste

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Dr Lisa’s dental philosophy is forward thinking – combining advances in technology and evidence-based science, offering patients a truly comprehensive and holistic dental service.

Two major points of Dr Lisa’s approach to dentistry are:

Using technology that stimulates natural healing processes. Dental treatments should be health enhancing rather than health stressors.

1. Lasers formed an integral part of dentistry – Dr Lisa observed that lasers provide excellent versatility at eliminating infections, sealing wounds, and triggering the body’s regeneration responses. Resulting in an improvement in the patient’s recovery time and overall oral health.

2. Biocompatible dental materials are essential – Dr Lisa has practised mercury-free dentistry for over 30 years.

Through Laser + Holistic Dental, Dr Lisa wanted to promote healthy and sustainable practices, leading by example. Dr Lisa also founded Australians for Mercury Free Dentistry, now named Say No To Mercury. The NGO obtained accreditation from the United Nations Environment Programme and the Australasian Chapter of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.

Dr Lisa used her knowledge to lobby Australian and international governments and the World Health Organization to adopt progressive health policies that included accelerating the phase-out of mercury dental amalgam fillings.

Dr Lisa is now retired from practising dentistry and takes great joy in transferring her knowledge to the next generation and beyond.