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Best Canberra Dentists

By Emily Morris 15 November 2017 39

Looking for a reliable dentist? You’ve come to the right place.

An unskilled dentist can cause more harm than good. So, when it comes to dental issues, you want the very best. Whether you need a full-blown root canal or a routine clean, it’s worth doing your research, and discovering a dentist you can trust.

In this article, we’ll share with you our top three picks for skilled dentists in the Canberra region. If your favourite isn’t listed, let us know in the comments section below. And, if you’ve had a dental nightmare, share that too. Your feedback will help our readers have the best possible dentist experience.

Without further ado, let’s get into it.

What Makes a Reliable Dentist?

Some dentists do amazing work. Others… not so much. In fact, bad experiences with unskilled dentists can cause many of us to fear the dental office.

How can you avoid a dodgy dentist? Look out for the following traits:

  • Experience. The best dentists in Canberra have years of experience. Remember, the more experience a dentist has, the more tooth-related issues they’ve seen. That means whatever your problem, an experienced dentist can surely help.
  • Skilled. Experience doesn’t always result in superior skill. The best dentists are masters of their trade. They can navigate the complexity of their tools, and achieve the best possible results with minimal discomfort.
  • Fast. The truth is, visiting the dentist isn’t exactly pleasant. The faster it’s over with, the better. The best dentists can perform whatever service you need quick.
  • Thorough. The best dentists are thorough, and never cut corners. They fix the issue at the root, rather than providing a Band-Aid solution. This results in longer lasting dental health and hygiene.
  • Up-to-date with dental innovations. The medical industry is always evolving, as new technologies revolutionise traditional processes. The best dentists have the latest and greatest equipment, which in turn provides you with a faster, more comfortable, more effective dental solution.

Do you agree with our list? Add your two cents in the comments.

The Top 3 Dentists in Canberra

We’ve consulted local knowledge and come up with this collection of the top three dentists that serve the Canberra region. We believe these dental surgeries meet the above criteria, and offer above average dental services.

1. Central Canberra Dentists

Central Canberra Dentists is the preferred clinic of many Canberra residents, as well as individuals living as far away as Queensland. With the latest equipment and newest dental technologies, this welcoming surgery is a fantastic option.

Central Canberra Dentists offers a wide range of dental services. Whether you need a simple routine check-up, an emergency treatment, or would like a cosmetic procedure, their friendly and experience team of experts can help.

Open from 8am to 6pm, Central Canberra Dentists allows you to visit before or after work.

2. Identity Dentistry

With over four decades of combined experience, Identity Dentistry is committed to providing Canberra residents with the best possible dental experience.

The skilled team at Identity Dentistry deliver the latest technology and highest standard of care. All staff are trained on an ongoing basis, and new innovations are integrated into tried-and-true procedures.

Identity Dentistry promises to always undergo thorough, careful dental treatments; no shortcuts, no poor-quality materials, and no surprises, guaranteed.

3. Canberra Dental Care

Situated in the centre of Canberra, Canberra Dental Care offers fast and effective general dentistry treatments, including hygienist checks, implants, filling, crowns and bridges, and more.

Canberra Dental Care’s philosophy is that prevention is better than treatment. Their services help improve your dental well-being, while minimizing the risk of future issues.

Which Canberra Dentist Do You Visit?

Do you attend one of the dentists listed above? If so, share your real-life experience in the comments area below.

If not, where do you go? Your feedback will help fellow readers discover a reliable dental office in the Canberra region.

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arturoknxs 6:05 pm 24 Jul 18

We’ve been living in the Weston area in Canberra all our life and when it comes to dentist in Canberra, I’d personally recommend Nithya and her team at http://www.westondental.com.au. Been using them for years and Nithya’s work has been more than impressive.

Archangel 11:42 pm 07 May 17

Dr Scott Park at Preventive Dentistry is the man. All my familes and many friends have been going to him for almost 10 years. Each visit was excellent.

zllauh 6:27 pm 18 Sep 15

Hi Mate,

One of my mates little one had filling to be done , the family dentist they use to go was in Tuggers when they lived that side of the town.

They recently moved to Bonner and were recommend the dentist named Jo, it was in civic some where near that fountain in civic mall. Would surely recommend them as the little one did not have any more fear going to the dentist. I had to drive him couple of times but he seems not to have any issues !

Good old google helped – http://www.justdentistry.com.au/ .

My 2 cents.

Jillm1974 3:10 pm 09 Jul 15

I would highly recommend Carmello Bonano at Gadal Chambers Woden. I am petrified of the dentist and have spent many an appointment there this year fixing teeth that haven’t been touched for over twenty years becasue of my phobia. Both hom and his staff are fantastic, it’s also the only dentist I know off that never charges for a consultation and is extremely open and honest about each process and provides an upfront quote for work that is required. Another great thing is that procedures can be done under sedation which is what I always do and it’s fantastic.

Kdowry 6:47 pm 05 Dec 14

Mawson dental care

nickcostandi 1:30 pm 26 Oct 14

Hello, my wife and I are new to Canberra – recently moved from Greece – Can you please suggest an excellent Dentist in Belconnen Town Centre or Barton area? Would be ideal to find a friendly dentist and hygienist in the same practice. Thank you all.

rosscoact 11:48 am 11 Jul 14

dungfungus said :

So how do you go about finding these super Bangkok dentists?

Do a Google search and then check forums to see if feedback is positive or otherewise.
I hear a good one is Dr Phil Mai-Fang.

😀 yes, heard very good things about Dr Phil

dungfungus 10:53 am 11 Jul 14

rosscoact said :

dungfungus said :

rosscoact said :

Maya123 said :

For those who travel overseas for their dental work, have you checked out their hygiene procedures? For instance, do they autoclave all the equipment between patients? It’s only relatively recently this has been practised here. If they don’t autoclave the equipment between patients, you are taking a big risk re diseases such as HIV.

I’ve been getting dental work done in Bangkok for eight years and every single thing about the experience is superior to any dentist I’ve ever been to in Australia. That includes equipment, staff, training, professionalism and ability to do the work correctly the first time. I purposely didn’t mention cost because I would go to my dentist in Bangkok in preference to a dentist here in Australia even if they were the same cost.

I have friends who do the same thing; mainly implants (which cost about $5,000 a tooth in Canberra).
I get exactly the same feedback as you are posting and even the airfare and accommodation are well covered.
This is what you call smart thinking. It’s great value.
I am wondering if the dentists you go to overseas were trained in Australian universities? If they were and they paid top dollar (no Aussie student concessions for them), how come they can do the same work as Australian dentists for a fraction of the price?.

Most of the qualifications I’ve seen there come from the US

That’s interesting.
I did some Google searches and it appears the cost per year in the USA for a 5 year course is $100K compared with $50K in Australia (for foreign (off shore) students).
I don’t think the USA has a different tuition fee structure for USA citizens.
Based on this, dental treatment costs in the USA appear that they could be twice that in Australia.

dungfungus 10:06 am 11 Jul 14

housebound said :

rosscoact said :

Maya123 said :

For those who travel overseas for their dental work, have you checked out their hygiene procedures? For instance, do they autoclave all the equipment between patients? It’s only relatively recently this has been practised here. If they don’t autoclave the equipment between patients, you are taking a big risk re diseases such as HIV.

I’ve been getting dental work done in Bangkok for eight years and every single thing about the experience is superior to any dentist I’ve ever been to in Australia. That includes equipment, staff, training, professionalism and ability to do the work correctly the first time. I purposely didn’t mention cost because I would go to my dentist in Bangkok in preference to a dentist here in Australia even if they were the same cost.

So how do you go about finding these super Bangkok dentists?

Do a Google search and then check forums to see if feedback is positive or otherewise.
I hear a good one is Dr Phil Mai-Fang.

rosscoact 9:16 am 11 Jul 14

dungfungus said :

rosscoact said :

Maya123 said :

For those who travel overseas for their dental work, have you checked out their hygiene procedures? For instance, do they autoclave all the equipment between patients? It’s only relatively recently this has been practised here. If they don’t autoclave the equipment between patients, you are taking a big risk re diseases such as HIV.

I’ve been getting dental work done in Bangkok for eight years and every single thing about the experience is superior to any dentist I’ve ever been to in Australia. That includes equipment, staff, training, professionalism and ability to do the work correctly the first time. I purposely didn’t mention cost because I would go to my dentist in Bangkok in preference to a dentist here in Australia even if they were the same cost.

I have friends who do the same thing; mainly implants (which cost about $5,000 a tooth in Canberra).
I get exactly the same feedback as you are posting and even the airfare and accommodation are well covered.
This is what you call smart thinking. It’s great value.
I am wondering if the dentists you go to overseas were trained in Australian universities? If they were and they paid top dollar (no Aussie student concessions for them), how come they can do the same work as Australian dentists for a fraction of the price?.

Most of the qualifications I’ve seen there come from the US

rosscoact 9:15 am 11 Jul 14

housebound said :

rosscoact said :

Maya123 said :

For those who travel overseas for their dental work, have you checked out their hygiene procedures? For instance, do they autoclave all the equipment between patients? It’s only relatively recently this has been practised here. If they don’t autoclave the equipment between patients, you are taking a big risk re diseases such as HIV.

I’ve been getting dental work done in Bangkok for eight years and every single thing about the experience is superior to any dentist I’ve ever been to in Australia. That includes equipment, staff, training, professionalism and ability to do the work correctly the first time. I purposely didn’t mention cost because I would go to my dentist in Bangkok in preference to a dentist here in Australia even if they were the same cost.

So how do you go about finding these super Bangkok dentists?

They need to be in an expat area, not a tourist area. I did a google search back in the day and there was plenty of info. But perhaps I just got lucky.

My family and I use DC-one in Silom.

housebound 7:23 am 11 Jul 14

rosscoact said :

Maya123 said :

For those who travel overseas for their dental work, have you checked out their hygiene procedures? For instance, do they autoclave all the equipment between patients? It’s only relatively recently this has been practised here. If they don’t autoclave the equipment between patients, you are taking a big risk re diseases such as HIV.

I’ve been getting dental work done in Bangkok for eight years and every single thing about the experience is superior to any dentist I’ve ever been to in Australia. That includes equipment, staff, training, professionalism and ability to do the work correctly the first time. I purposely didn’t mention cost because I would go to my dentist in Bangkok in preference to a dentist here in Australia even if they were the same cost.

So how do you go about finding these super Bangkok dentists?

dungfungus 6:55 pm 10 Jul 14

rosscoact said :

Maya123 said :

For those who travel overseas for their dental work, have you checked out their hygiene procedures? For instance, do they autoclave all the equipment between patients? It’s only relatively recently this has been practised here. If they don’t autoclave the equipment between patients, you are taking a big risk re diseases such as HIV.

I’ve been getting dental work done in Bangkok for eight years and every single thing about the experience is superior to any dentist I’ve ever been to in Australia. That includes equipment, staff, training, professionalism and ability to do the work correctly the first time. I purposely didn’t mention cost because I would go to my dentist in Bangkok in preference to a dentist here in Australia even if they were the same cost.

I have friends who do the same thing; mainly implants (which cost about $5,000 a tooth in Canberra).
I get exactly the same feedback as you are posting and even the airfare and accommodation are well covered.
This is what you call smart thinking. It’s great value.
I am wondering if the dentists you go to overseas were trained in Australian universities? If they were and they paid top dollar (no Aussie student concessions for them), how come they can do the same work as Australian dentists for a fraction of the price?.

dungfungus 6:39 pm 10 Jul 14

cross said :

Wow ! you can afford to go to a dentist

Good grief man, toughen up and take charge of your life!
Anyone can afford to go to a dentist. It’s a matter of prioritising what is more important than anything else.
Good health generally, or “wellbeing” (if you must call it that), is the most important thing in life and having good teeth is part of that. Believe me, going into old age without reliable choppers is nothing to look forward to.
Eating and enjoying a variety of food needs good teeth and regular maintenence to ensure they stay that way. I am sure everyone no matter their income can arrange to have good teeth as their number one priority.
I am getting sick of people whinging on the media about how students will now never be able to pay back their HELP loans because of the government’s change to loan arrangements when in fact they can be paid back at anytime; the “minimum” amount is just that.
Also, people complaining that they will never have enough super to retire on because the money paid by their employer (it is not a salary deduction) isn’t enough. Anyone can contribute their own money (up to certain limits) to embelish their superannuation for retirement by foregoing expenditure on other items that are not vital. It is not called salary sacrifice for nothing.
It’s getting that way in this country that unless the government pays for something an individual screams “I can’t afford that”.
Read some posts on this thread about how some people care for their teeth and get motivated.

sepi 9:52 am 10 Jul 14

I’m pretty sure Chris Quoy is still there. The For Rent sign is for the suite next door.

rosscoact 5:24 am 10 Jul 14

Maya123 said :

For those who travel overseas for their dental work, have you checked out their hygiene procedures? For instance, do they autoclave all the equipment between patients? It’s only relatively recently this has been practised here. If they don’t autoclave the equipment between patients, you are taking a big risk re diseases such as HIV.

I’ve been getting dental work done in Bangkok for eight years and every single thing about the experience is superior to any dentist I’ve ever been to in Australia. That includes equipment, staff, training, professionalism and ability to do the work correctly the first time. I purposely didn’t mention cost because I would go to my dentist in Bangkok in preference to a dentist here in Australia even if they were the same cost.

Masquara 8:58 pm 09 Jul 14

Does anyone know what happened to Chris Quoi, the dentist who practised on the corner at the Ainslie Shops?

Maya123 1:32 pm 09 Jul 14

For those who travel overseas for their dental work, have you checked out their hygiene procedures? For instance, do they autoclave all the equipment between patients? It’s only relatively recently this has been practised here. If they don’t autoclave the equipment between patients, you are taking a big risk re diseases such as HIV.

Dacquiri 1:15 pm 09 Jul 14

Anyone got any experience with this ‘Smile’ dental plan thing? (You pay an annual fee and then get ‘discounted’ dental care at the selected dental practices.)

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