9 Of the best child-friendly dentists in Adelaide. Recommended by Adelaide Mums Group members.
Visiting the dentist will probably never be listed as someones favourite past time. Most adults find it a chore to visit their dentist, some adults even refuse to go due to fear.
Imagine how a child would feel. Going to the dentist would not be a common occurrence for them, and some are yet to visit the dentist. The feeling of a stranger's rubber gloved hands, and foreign instruments in their mouth can be very daunting and leave a child feeling anxious.
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That is why it's so important to find a dentist who is excellent with children, whether it be kind, gentle, and reassuring, or perhaps has a colourful, child-like atmosphere, or a mixture of both. Adelaide Mums Group has compiled a list of child-friendly dentists in Adelaide, from your recommendations.
Little Happy Tooth Co. specialise in children's oral health. The friendly staff work with you and your child to educate children on oral health, cleaning teeth, and promote healthy relationships so the children feel comfortable and confident in the dentists chair.
An AMG member said " We love the Little Happy Tooth Co on Kensington Road! I went there as a kid & now take my daughter there not too much out of pocket after Medicare rebate too - around $15 for a checkup from memory. Theyíre amazing with kids!"
Dentistry on Unley is the perfect dentist for the whole family. They have specialised oral health therapists for children and adolescents, and are very thorough with your child's check-up. For more information on what to expect from your child;s visit to the oral health therapist, click here.
An AMG mum said " Canít recommend Dentistry on Unley enough they do a specific childrenís day each school holidays: free dress ups, balloons, face painting, toy to take home & all staff dress up. My 3 year old loves it! & with private health itís free."
Where: Suites 1-4 292-294 Unley Rd, Hyde Park 5061
For children who are frightened to visit the dentist, or have never been before, Smiles Are Us have a fantastic incentive during the school holidays. If you book your child in to have a check up during the school holidays, all of the staff at Smiles Are Us will be dressed up in costume, which helps to alleviate your child's stress and anxiety. What a fun way to go to the dentist! Click here for more information on Smile Are Us children's dentistry.
Tooth 32 believe it is very important to bring your child in for an oral check up as soon as the first tooth begins to erupt. They understand that children may feel anxious when visiting the dentist, so they encourage regular visits to promote a good relationship between child and dentist.
An AMG mum stated "We've had great experiences with tooth 32 in Aldinga."
Where: Shop 25A, Aldinga Central Shopping Centre, Aldinga Beach Road, Aldinga Beach 5173
If you have extras cover on your private health insurance, Beachside Dental will wave the gap on children's dentistry, up until the age of 18. That's right, you do not have to pay a cent. Click here to read more.
Where:1/3 Gawler Street, Port Noarlunga 5167
Contact: (08) 8326 1200
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 am - 7:30pm
Saturday 8:30 - 1:00pm
Bupa Dental make children's oral health a priority. They encourage children from the age of two to visit their dental clinic. The first visit is aimed at easing any nerves, by showing the children some of the interesting tools that they will be using, how they work, and making a game of it. They will do a quick teeth check, and make sure it's fun and exciting for the child.
To read more about Bupa's Children's Dentistry, click here.
One of our AMG members said "The dentist on Goodwood Rd (near the kindy and chemist) is wonderful . I have a big dentist phobia and they have always made me feel very comfortable and as relaxed as I can be at the dentist. My youngest daughter had to have some work done a few years ago and they were amazing with her."
Adelaide Paediatric Dentistry pride themselves on being fun and exciting for young children, teens, and children with additional needs. The first visit will be essentially a meet and great. Getting to know you and your child is very important to Adelaide Paediatric Dentistry, especially children with anxiety and additional needs. They want your child to feel safe and secure in their clinic before examinations begin.