PRACTICE LOCATION

 

Practice Location

Level 2
36 Station Road
Indooroopilly QLD 4068
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OPENING HOURS

 

Opening hours

Monday 9am to 7pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 8am to 5pm
Thursday 8am to 5pm
Friday 8am to 4pm
Closed Weekends and Public Holidays

  CONTACT

 

info@rivercitydental.com.au
Email us

(07) 3667 9595
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Practice Location

Level 2
36 Station Road
Indooroopilly QLD 4068
Get directions

Opening hours

Monday 9am to 7pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 8am to 5pm
Thursday 8am to 5pm
Friday 8am to 4pm
Closed Weekends and Public Holidays

info@rivercitydental.com.au
Email us

(07) 3667 9595
Call us

Practice Location

Level 2
36 Station Road
Indooroopilly QLD 4068
Get directions

Opening hours

Monday 9am to 7pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 8am to 5pm
Thursday 8am to 5pm
Friday 8am to 4pm
Closed Weekends and Public Holidays

Finding a Dentist Toowong

Finding a Dentist Toowong

 

There are many reasons why you may want to find a new dentist. Perhaps you have moved house. Perhaps you have not gone to the dentist for years and are looking for a fresh start. Perhaps you are not satisfied with your current dentist.

Whatever the reason, finding a dentist Toowong can be a challenging task, sometimes because there are not enough choices and sometimes because there are too many!

However, the benefits of finding a dentist Indooroopilly and establishing a good relationship with them, as your provider of care and guardian of your dental health, are various. Benefits include:

  • Continuity of care – your dentist gets to know your teeth and dental history, so they can optimise care.
  • Reduced dental anxiety – you know what to expect from your dentist and going in for an appointment becomes more of a comfortable experience.
  • Regular appointments – your dentist can help to encourage the correct level of dental care to support your oral health.
  • Easier when booking appointments – if you have a regular dentist near me, it’s as easy as booking an appointment with them. You don’t have to go searching for a new dentist!

So, how exactly do you go about finding a new dentist in your area, such as a dentist Indooroopilly, dentist Taringa, dentist Pullenvale, dentist Fig Tree Pocket, dentist Chelmer, or dentist Toowong? Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to determine which dentist to establish as your regular dentist.

Are they well reviewed? Are they recommended by friends or family?

What better way to understand the quality of a dentist you want to visit than gauging the opinion of those who have already experienced their service? If you have family or friends who have attended the dentist you have in mind, ask them about their experiences. Alternatively, ask them what dentist they go to, and whether they would recommend their particular dentist Chelmer.

Or perhaps you don’t know anyone in your area or anyone who has gone to the dentist you are considering going to. This may be the case for a newer practice, and it is worth noting that the newness of the practice may be another attractive factor for some people who are seeking a modern, welcoming, and hygienic environment.

While any individual review ought to be taken with a grain of salt, trends do emerge and there may be value in assessing how a dentist performs on Google Reviews. For example, if you searched River City Dental on Google, you would find an average 5-star rating across 60 reviews (at time of writing).

Is your dentist Toowong in a convenient location?

We all want to have a simple visit to the dentist, and this also includes getting to the dentist. It’s worth having a look at the dentist’s location and considering whether there is convenient parking, whether this parking is paid or free, and whether the clinic is nearby to a train station or other form of public transport.

For example, at our dentist Indooroopilly River City Dental, we have secure undercover parking below the building in designated parks. There are also off-street visitor parking bays. Furthermore, our dental practice is only a 150 metre walk from Indooroopilly Shopping Centre (which has free parking for 3 hours), so your trip to the dentist can be bundled together with a trip to the shops.

We’re only 180 metres from the Indooroopilly Railway Station and 250 metres from the Brisbane City Council bus terminal at the shopping centre. Our location has been chosen to be convenient for our patients, making your visit as easy as can be.

Does your dentist empower you to look after your teeth?

You want to know that you are visiting a dentist Toowong that genuinely cares about your oral health, and that offers a service inclusive of preventative dentistry, and tailored dental advice that helps you to keep your teeth healthy at home. After all, we only spend a short time at the dentist, and the rest of the time we’re on our own – so it’s valuable to be armed with information that enables you to protect your own oral health independently.

This said, there is only so much you can do to protect your oral health, without access to the specialised equipment that your dentist Toowong has on offer. For example, here at River City Dental, we not only provide education to patients about preventing oral disease (such as brushing, flossing and nutrition facts and tips); we also offer advanced EMS teeth cleaning.

This biofilm therapy involves your Toowong dentist applying a disclosing solution to the teeth, which demonstrates the location of the plaque. Your local dentist can then use a mixture of air, warm water, and ultrafine powder to remove the plaque from your teeth and gumline. You go away with teeth that feel notably cleaner, and a reduced chance of tooth decay and gum disease.

Does your dentist Toowong have experience in complex procedures so you can receive a majority of your dental care in one place?

The whole point of finding a regular dentist is the convenience and improved care. It may be preferrable to be able to access all your different general, preventative and cosmetic dentistry needs in one location.

These needs may not be anticipated (no one plans on losing a tooth, for example), but it still pays to go into your search for your dentist looking for a clinic that offers a wide range of dental services, especially any that are relevant to you that aren’t necessarily to be expected at every dental practice – such as dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, and orthodontics.

These services may require additional training. For example, here at River City Dental, owner and principal dentist Dr John Bacalakis has postgraduate qualifications and additional training in implant dentistry; he’s even been recognised as a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a Surgical Implant Fellow of the Misch International Implant Institute since 2011.

However, it is also vital that your dentist works within their scope of practice and expertise. If a dentist cannot offer a particular service and must refer to a specialist, this may express a desire to ensure you receive the best possible care. The best dentists foster a strong relationship and communication with necessary specialists, so when they refer you, they are still at the core of your care, and the service remains guided by them and easy for you.

Is your dentist Toowong welcoming to new patients and families?

Going to a new dentist can be an emotionally significant experience, and you want to feel as welcome as possible. There are a number of ways that a dentist Toowong can make you feel welcomed. These include:

  • A friendly manner on the phone or in the clinic, when arranging and booking appointments.
  • A commitment to transparency – with the dentist or dental clinic staff patiently and non-judgmentally explaining everything so you can make informed decisions.
  • A fun environment for children with toys in the waiting room and other welcoming features.
  • A dentist that is able to make children feel comfortable and interested during what can be a stressful or boring period for them.

It can be hard to assess in advance how welcoming a dental clinic will be before entering its doors. This is where some thorough research into their values on their website may be appropriate before booking in. Once you have attended your first appointment and gained a sense of how welcoming the Indooroopilly dental clinic is, you can make a more informed decision about whether this is the dental practice for you and your family.

How welcoming a dentist is may also relate to whether they offer new and returning patient offers. Offers may be a good way to experience a new clinic in an affordable way, and by searching for offers and taking advantage of them to address your oral health needs, then you can often spend less than you would have while receiving the same great benefits. To gain a sense of offers that may be available, have a look at our offers here at River City Dental.

Does your dentist Toowong offer a range of convenient cosmetic treatments?

Everyone has different goals when it comes to their dental care. Many would like to enhance the appearance of their teeth, and if this is your goal – or if it could be one day – then it makes sense to seek out a dentist that offers cosmetic dentistry solutions. Not all dentists offer the same services, though, and not all of these services are equal – there may be different brands or equipment involved that can influence convenience, cost and effectiveness.

When finding a new dentist Chelmer or dentist Pullenvale, consider whether they offer dental treatments such as: teeth whitening, dental implants, dental crowns, porcelain crowns, ceramic crowns, dental veneers, gum lifts, white fillings, dental bridges, and Suresmile Aligners. These can be used independently or in conjunction to enhance your appearance; and even if you don’t want to take advantage of these treatments immediately, you may feel inclined to later on if you are able to establish a relationship of trust with the dentist.

We noted a moment ago that not all dental treatments are as convenient as each other. The prime example of this is dental crowns. Historically, dental crowns have been made off site. This has required that impressions/moulds be taken during an initial appointment. Many people find this an unpleasant experience. Then, these impressions must be sent to an external laboratory, which then makes up the dental crown which is fitted on another day. For the patient, this means another trip to the Toowong dentist.

However, if your dental practice has invested in same day dental crown technology, then it may be possible to avoid impressions/moulds, and to undergo your dental crown treatment on the same day that you have the scans taken. This same day dental crown procedure is possible at dental clinics Indooroopilly that have invested in improving the patient experience, by purchasing CEREC technology.

Another example of convenience would be Suresmile aligners. This is a form of orthodontic treatment used to correct minor alignment issues for adults. Clear aligners like these allow adults to straighten their teeth with minimal disruption. Being clear, they don’t affect appearance, and they can be removed for eating and other tasks as necessary.

Some other questions to consider when deciding on a new dentist:

  • Is teeth whitening offered by your dentist Toowong?
  • Does your dentist Toowong offer emergency dental?
  • Are same day dental crowns offered by your dentist Toowong?
  • Are dental implants offered by your dentist Toowong?
  • Does your dentist Toowong offer flexible opening hours that suit your schedule?
  • Does your dentist Toowong offer clear aligners?
  • Does your dentist Toowong offer a family-friendly service? Do they offer a paediatric dentistry service?
  • Does your dentist Toowong invest in the most modern, up to date equipment?
  • Does your dentist Chelmer support dental extras insurance?
  • What tooth cleaning service does your dentist Toowong offer?
  • Is your dentist Toowong committed to cleanliness and hygiene?
  • Does your dentist Toowong clearly explain your treatment options and plans? Are they a good communicator?
  • Does your dentist support people who experience dental anxiety?
  • Does your dentist Indooroopilly accept new patients at this point of time?

Final steps to finding a new dental practice

The search for a new dentist can take time but once you have succeeded in finding the right dentist for you, you can rest assured your dental health is in good hands.

If you are in the Indooroopilly, Brisbane, Taringa, Pullenvale, Fig Tree Pocket, Chelmer or Toowong area, you may wish to consider River City Dental. You may have gotten to know us a little from reading this article, but you can also browse our website to find out more.

To learn more about River City Dental or to arrange an initial appointment, contact our friendly team on (07) 3667 9595 or info@rivercitydental.com.au. We look forward to meeting you and providing high quality dental care that protects your oral health.