Joined 17 June 2011
Today I visited Dr Leo for the first time and wanted to share what a great experience I had.
The surgery is modern and clean and I was greeted by a friendly receptionist.
When the examination began, in addition to examining my teeth, Leo also checked my gums and tongue and asked me if I experience pain in my facial muscles (yes, I do!) as it appeared from ridges in my tongue that I grind my teeth at night. I didn't realise that I did but it fits with some symptoms I have been experiencing, and Leo explained if the problem persists I may need to wear a mouth guard while I'm sleeping. I have been never to a dentist that is this thorough!
There is a TV screen on the ceiling which gives you something to look at while the examination and cleaning is taking place, but it is also used to transmit to from a video camera which he places over every tooth and shows you the issues and explains them. Some of the issues that Leo showed me, that I didn't realise I had, and that I had never seen, included thinning enamel with yellow showing through on some teeth, a cracked filling, and dark spots indicating decay.
With other dentists, I usually find the cleaning to be unpleasant and I am desperate to rinse before it's even half way through, but the cleaning process was not uncomfortable at all.
At the end of the treatment, Leo showed me my x-rays and explained the issues they revealed. He recommended I return to get the cracked filling repaired as soon as possible, and calculated how much it would cost me, taking into account my health insurance rebate.
I highly recommend Floss Dental!
Excel Glass replaced a cracked mirror on the door of my built-in wardrobe. They took rough measurements over the phone, arranged a day and time that suited me, called when they were on their way, and arrived on time. They removed the door and took it down to their truck to cut the replacement mirror to size and then re-installed the repaired door, and the whole process took about half an hour. They did not leave any mess behind, and I can recommend Excel Glass as being punctual, courteous, efficient and professional.
I also purchased a Lupitas voucher from deals.com.au, but had a completely different experience to the one previously described. The deal I purchased from deals.com.au stated two paellas, two tapas (not specifically tortilla) and two churros plus a jug of sangria, and that is exactly what we got.
The sangria was strong and delicious. The tapas consisted of meatballs in a tomato sauce and potatoes with aioli (I assume the chef chooses which two tapas to present on the night but that's just a guess). The meatball tapas dish included 5 meatballs, which were tasty but a little dry and the tomato sauce was lovely and rich. The potatoes were a massive serve for a tapas dish, and very generous to share between 2 people. They were delicious; golden and crunchy on the outside, moist on the inside and very more-ish.
We were getting pretty full by the time the paella come out. It was a generous serving more than enough for two and consisted of 4 large king prawns as well as shrimp, muscles and calamari. There was enough paella left over for me to take home and have for lunch the next day. (A note about the previous reviewer needing to order an additional serve of paella at a cost of $45, which was the same size as the original serving intended for two people: Paella is generally served in the pan in which it is cooked and restaurants rarely make a serving for one person only. Thus, the additional serving would very likely have been a serving for two.)
Finally, there were 2 churros which were approximately 10 centimetres long each. These were a little undercooked and doughy inside but I'd had so much to eat I didn't really mind.
Perhaps they have increased the serving sizes based on the feedback such as provided by the previous reviewer, however there may also have been an element of misinterpretation / misunderstanding regarding some of the dishes, albeit the deal did state two churros not one.
Despite the churros, I enjoyed the meal and would be happy to return to Lupitas and try some of their other tapas dishes, as well as another serve of those delicious potatoes!
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