Frances Blane, who owns and operates the practice, has a long legacy of happily rehabilitating people’s smiles to her high personal and professional standards.
Always wanting the best for her clients Frances reinstates people’s confidence by creating unique customised smiles. A one of a kind look that performs exceptionally when chewing foods.
A large portion of her practice is from satisfied customers referring their friends and family members because of her highly pleasing gorgeous smiles, great fit, A+ customer service and her ‘going the extra mile’ attitude.
Originally starting in the Parker Arcade in the Penrith CBD in 1980, Frances established her own Direct Denture Laboratory dealing only with the public, thus the trademark “Direct Denture” is of her own creation.
In 2003 she saw a perfect new spot in Blaxland for a new beginning. It is the white and green 1928 iconic building at 172 Great Western Highway, Blaxland. She called it the “Blaxland Cottage Clinic”. This is where many of her former patients and the people of the Blue Mountains have been finding her for the last 16 years.
After working in the Penrith CBD from 1980 to 1996 Frances invites her previous patients from Penrith to visit her at the Blaxland Cottage Denture Clinic which is only 10 mins from Penrith. Call 02 4739-0885 to get in touch again.
Frances still provides the same high standard of functional and cosmetic dentures and going the extra mile to create a beautiful happy smile!
Frances has recently completed an Advance Diploma in Dental Prosthetics to keep up with the changing times and to ensure that her patients receive the best care and the benefits of modern denture making technologies including advanced techniques in clinical prosthetic examinations, taking of impressions, denture try-in and insertion, and the issuing and maintenance of removable dental prosthesis.
Denture making is very much a traditional hands on – a very bespoke craft – the art and success of a denture lies in the skill and experience of the person making the dentures – there are also a multitude of personal factors involved ie How deep are the gums?
Dentures made using new techniques such as scanning, 3D printing, digital processes etc are in their early stages and are still being developed. In my opinion, these techniques do not yet incorporate the finesse of making bespoke dentures.
When we talk about latest technology we are talking about the latest materials in Denture Teeth – German made Nano pearls high abrasive denture teeth, high impact denture base materials etc. The actual components of the dentures are changing- but it still is in need of a crafts persons skill and experience- someone that provides a direct face to face service – no middle man – no outsourcing to people anywhere in the world – deal direct with the person making the denture themselves and you will have a very high end product. A product that exceeds your expectations and leaves you smiling and smiling and smiling and HAPPY.
Proud member of the Australian Dental Prosthetists Association Inc.