West Australian born and educated, Dr Tim Lego graduated with Honours from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Western Australia in 1989, being awarded the following;
Dental Board of Western Australia Prize in Dentistry UWA
Tom E. Scott Memorial Prize in Prosthodontics UWA
G D Henderson Prize in Oral Surgery UWA
Australian Society of Orthodontics Prize in Orthodontics UWA
Kenneth J G Sutherland Prize in Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine UWA
WA College of Dental Science Prize in Restorative Dentistry UWA
Academy of Dental Materials Award
After practicing in regional WA for several years, he returned to postgraduate study in the field of Orthodontics in 1994, followed by a fractional teaching appointment in the Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Western Australia, receiving;
Certificate Of Appreciation UWA (for outstanding contributions to teaching of dentistry)
Dr Lego returned to private practice in 1996 sharing an interest in occlusion, Temporomandibular Dysfunction and patterns of dental deterioration commensurate with Sleep Bruxism.
He consulted at the Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Clinic, Oral Health Centre, University of Western Australia under the late Dr David McNamara, Prosthodontist, from 2000 to 2010 and recently completed postgraduate studies in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine at the University of Western Australia.
Dr Lego maintains an active interest in the multidisciplinary management of patients with Temporomandibular Dysfunction, Sleep Bruxism and Sleep Disordered Breathing, working closely with Radiologists, Oral Surgeons, Physiotherapists, ENT and Sleep physicians.
With many years of experience, Dr Lego has developed a uniquely different and holistic approach to dental care, with emphasis placed on sleep dysfunction and its impact on dental and overall systemic health.
Appreciating patient needs can often only be quantified with the benefit of time, Dr Lego adopts a more conservative approach, with emphasis placed on informed consent, attention to detail, high clinical standards, value for money and above all, an honest up front approach to dental care, in modern, well equipped facilities.
Disenchanted with mainstream dental care, Dr Lego decided on establishing “Dental Difference”, conveniently located in the Hampden Road precinct, Nedlands, Perth WA.
Dr Lego is a member of the Australasian Sleep Association, remains affiliated with and lectures to numerous professional societies and consults as an expert witness to the Dental Board of Australia.
As we are a private clinic, we do not support subsidized care, with payment required on the day of treatment.
For your convenience we accept cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard and Debit Card. For patients with private health insurance, HICAPS is also available.Payment schedules are available for more complex treatment modalities.We choose not to be preferred providers, rather exercising our freedom in approach to clinical care and material selection, with treatment delivery based on standard and trust as opposed to cost alone.
We provide a 3-year warranty against mechanical failure for all treatment provided, assuming patients comply with treatment plans in their entirety, with work being replaced at health fund rebate or equivalent.
We utilize the latest aseptic techniques for all clinical procedures as currently stipulated by accepted Australian Dental Association Infection Control Standards and Guidelines. This includes clinical coats, protective eyewear, disposable masks and gloves, with clinical surfaces and laboratory work decontaminated according to accepted protocols, and instrumentation sterilized utilizing the latest hospital grade steam autoclaves.
Latex free products are available upon request.