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Canberra’s Best Emergency Dentists


It’s a service you hope you never have to use. It’s the emergency dentist. However, if you do need the services of an emergency dentist you want it to be fast, safe and affordable. Dental pain can be excruciating and may require prompt attention from a highly qualified dentist to ensure the best outcome.

With this in mind, it’s a great idea to add a dentist to your emergency contact list. The last thing you want is to be scrambling around in agony or trying to calm a hysterical child while you desperately search for an emergency dentist.

Put your mind at rest today, and get that number on your emergency list. We’ve had a look through some of your feedback and come up with the top 3 emergency dentists in Canberra.

What Makes a Great Emergency Dentist?

What should you be looking for when choosing an emergency dentist?

  • Professionalism. Always check that your dentist and their staff have the relevant qualifications to practice.
  • Cleanliness. This sounds obvious, but it’s so important that a dentist follows stringent hygiene practices.
  • Location. In an emergency, you won’t want to be travelling long distances to access your emergency dentist.
  • Affordability. Just because it’s an emergency does not necessarily mean that you should pay more. This is especially true if the emergency occurs during normal business hours.
  • Friendly. You’re in pain and probably feeling pretty vulnerable when you need an emergency dentist. It really helps if the dentist and staff are both friendly and compassionate.

The Top Emergency Dentists According to You

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and maintain a minimum average of 4/5 stars on both Google and Facebook reviews.

After conducting some research, we’ve come up with this list of the top emergency dentists in Canberra.

Identity Dentistry

Identity Dentistry is an independently owned and operated dental surgery located in Canberra City. With over 40 years of combined experience, the dentists at Identity Dentistry adhere to exceptionally high standards of excellent care by keeping up to date with the latest technology and providing a relaxing, caring surgery.

In an emergency, they can treat chipped, cracked, broken and dislodged teeth as well as soft tissue damage to the mouth. Located right in the heart of Canberra City.

Civic Gentle Dental Care

At Civic Gentle Dentistry you are guaranteed to be treated by experienced, professional, friendly and caring dentists. With three dentists on staff together they have over 75 years of experience.

The dentists are backed up by five experienced and professional support staff. Using the latest dental equipment and technology, Civic Gentle Dentistry can deal with any emergency you may be experiencing. A convenient inner-city location makes them a great choice for your first point of contact in an emergency.

Weston Dentistry

For those who need a dentist outside the city centre, you can’t go past Weston Dentistry. A combination of a modern and spacious surgery along with friendly and experienced dentists ensures you get the best possible treatment.

Weston Dentistry has a policy of reserving several appointment slots per day for emergency appointments. So no matter what you present with from a chipped tooth to a severe toothache they can usually treat you straight away.

Who did you pick?

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback on the best and worst Canberra Emergency Dentists.

If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Comment below detailing your experience with Canberra based emergency dentists? Who would you recommend? Who would you use again? Who would you steer clear of?

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6 Responses to Canberra’s Best Emergency Dentists
c_c™ c_c™ 9:49 am 11 Mar 14

Google or the ACT Health website are you friend for this info:

Scrumpox Scrumpox 4:56 pm 15 Mar 14


miz miz 9:20 am 16 Mar 14

Don’t bother with the ED, a neighbour went there one Sunday a few months ago with a face doubled in size from an infected tooth, only to be told the rostered ‘on call’ emergency dentist not only lived in Goulburn, but wouldn’t be able to get to Canberra for several hours.

tommy tommy 7:37 pm 16 Mar 14

miz said :

Don’t bother with the ED, a neighbour went there one Sunday a few months ago with a face doubled in size from an infected tooth, only to be told the rostered ‘on call’ emergency dentist not only lived in Goulburn, but wouldn’t be able to get to Canberra for several hours.

Did they go through with the processes and get the treatment ? A few hours does not seem unreasonable.

miz miz 7:16 am 17 Mar 14

No Tommy, they were given antibiotics and told to go home and see a dentist on the Monday.
Personally I thought that was a poor show.

ozdownunder ozdownunder 11:02 pm 08 Jul 15

Emergency after hours Dentist or Weekend Dentist, the best Canberra has to offer is Northside Family Dental in Gungahlin.

More details on their website

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