ORAL MEDICINE WA
Oral Medicine is a specialist branch of dentistry which deals with the diagnosis, prevention and predominantly non-surgical management of medically-related disorders and conditions affecting the mouth, face and the surrounding structures.
At Oral Medicine WA, we offer specialist care, including management of
orofacial pain / burning mouth syndrome
Oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnoea & snoring
Oral health needs of medically complex patients
Dr Agnieszka Frydrych
Dr Agnieszka Frydrych is a Specialist in Oral Medicine with special interest in the management of oral mucosal disease, including oral ulceration, chronic mucosal inflammatory disease, infections, dry mouth and oral cancer. Her special interests also include prevention and management of head and neck cancer treatment complications.
Dr Frydrych graduated with a BDSc (Hons) from the University of Western Australia in 1999 and completed MDSc (Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology) in 2005. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the special field of Oral Medicine, Fellow of the Australasian Academy of Oral Medicine and of the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Dr Frydrych has been working as an Oral Medicine Specialist in private practice and in the public sector since 2005. Dr Frydrych holds academic posting, both teaching and research intensive, with the University of Western Australia and has been involved for many years in the teaching of dental students and mentoring of trainees in the specialist Oral Medicine programme. Dr Frydrych serves on the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Board of Studies in Oral Medicine and regularly contributes to professional continuing education programs. She has published numerous peer reviewed publications in scientific journals and has authored chapters in various books.
Dr Janina Christoforou
Dr Janina Christoforou, has been trained in Western Australia and she is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and a Fellow of the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia.
Dr Christoforou devotes time to teaching and research as a clinical lecturer and research fellow at the University of Western Australia. She is involved in the management of head and neck cancer patients in the Department of Radiation Oncology and is part of the multidisciplinary head and neck cancer clinic at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Dr Christoforou also volunteers her time working with organisations to provide oral medicine services to those disadvantaged in the community.
Her special interests include prevention and management of oral cancer and its sequelae, mucosal diseases and orofacial pain.
Dr Janina Christoforou also practices at Western Oral Medicine Group in Kalamunda.
FIRST APPOINTMENT GUIDE
Making an appointment
You can make an appointment with us by calling (08) 9226 2968. Although it is not necessary to have a referral to see an Oral Medicine Specialist, we strongly recommend that a referral is obtained from your Dentist or your Medical Practitioner. By working together in a team setting and through collaboration with your other health care providers, we can achieve the best outcomes for your oral health.
How to find us
We are located on the first floor of the West Sands building at 42-44 Parliament Place in West Perth. If you prefer to take the lift, please ensure that you use the blue lift. Do not use the red lift, as it will take you to another part of the building.
What to bring
To facilitate your consultation with us, we request that you bring with you:
- A list of all your medications, including any supplements you may be taking.
- A list containing the names and addresses of your Dentist, Medical Practitioner and any other healthcare provider whom you would like us to communicate with about your oral health.
- Your Medicare Card.
What to expect
We allow 45 minutes for your first appointment. We request that you arrive in our rooms 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to allow enough time to fill in New Patient Documents. During your initial consultation we will discuss with you the problem for which you have been referred as well as the information you have provided in your history forms. We will also undertake a comprehensive physical examination. Please note that lipstick and denture adhesive materials limit our ability to examine the lips and oral soft tissues and we request that these products not be used immediately prior to your consultation with us.
Can I claim the cost of my consultation and treatment?
Consultants at Oral Medicine WA hold dental qualifications and a Medicare rebate cannot be claimed for your consultation or any treatment received. If you hold dental cover under your private health insurance, you will be able to claim part of your consultation and treatment costs through your private Health Fund. We will always provide you with the exact consultation costs at the time your appointment is made. Please note that as the rebated amount is highly variable among patients, depending on factors such as your Health Fund and level of cover, we are unable to advise you what that rebate is likely to be. We are however very happy to provide you with the relevant item numbers to allow you to obtain this information from your private Health Fund ahead of your appointment.