At The Good Dentist, Newcastle, children are our VIP patients. We enjoy having them in our clinic and it allows us to establish great oral hygiene practices from an early age. We are proudly regarded as one of the leading children’s dentists in Newcastle and provide exceptional care for the entire family.

We recommend that your child’s first dental check-up should be around their first birthday or six months after their first tooth appears. You may even consider having your child attend with you during your appointment by way of introduction. They become familiar with our practice without any expectations and we begin getting to know them. This gives us the perfect opportunity to tailor to their needs prior to their appointment.

The Good Dentist Provides a Welcoming Environment

One of the most important things about dental health for kids is that their first dental appointment makes them feel at home in a non-threatening environment. At The Good Dentist, we put everyone at ease: the more relaxed we can make your child, the quicker and easier the process is.

We have designed our practice around making visits as fun, friendly, and relaxed as possible. Our incredible team is truly gifted when it comes to connecting with children, especially if they are nervous or unsure. We are experienced with anxious children and understand that this is a new experience and that every child may react differently in a new environment.

Our goal is to establish a harmonious relationship with them, adapting to their needs, keeping the appointments moving along, and having some entertaining distractions such as iPads or Netflix. We make their first appointment exciting so they aren’t anxious about returning.

Preventative Oral Care

The Good Dentist is committed to establishing preventative dental care for children by introducing them to good oral hygiene habits early. Our main aim is all about preventative care to ensure optimum oral health for life through a combination of education and behaviour. Should your child attend their first visit and we find a hole or decay, our in-house dental nutritionist will work with you on ways to address your child’s sugar intake.

Regular visits to the dentist for cleanings allow you to fend off gum disease and cut back on tooth decay and loss. Your dental hygienist will clean your child’s teeth of tartar and plaque buildup. It’s vital to brush, floss, and rinse twice a day, but regular visits to the dentist are also part of good oral care.

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Child Dental Benefits Scheme

At The Good Dentist, we offer eligible children up to $1000 of dental treatment over two years through the Child Dental Benefits Scheme. We feel this scheme is vitally important to ensure that children attend the dentist regularly.

The Good Dentist is a full-service family dental clinic. We look forward to being your child’s dentist and providing dental care for the whole family; watching them grow and develop, smiling the whole way through.

Book online for an appointment or call the clinic on 02 4929 6007.

Our main aim is all about preventative care and getting kids into good habits early in life to ensure optimum oral health for life. Should your child attend their first visit and we find a hole or decay, we will look at giving you a diet diary and our in-house dental nutritionist will work with you on ways to lower your child’s sugar intake. We will also educate you and your child on how best to look after and clean their teeth at home.

At The Good Dentist, we offer eligible children up to $1000 of dental treatment over two years through the Child Dental Benefits Scheme. We feel this scheme is vitally important to ensure that children attend the dentist regularly.

The Good Dentist is a full service family dental clinic. We look forward to being your kids’ dentist, and providing dental care for the whole family; watching them grow and develop, smiling the whole way through.

“The perfect experience. Fabulous with both of my children (6&7), they haven’t stopped talking about their amazing dentist since they left, their only disappointment is they aren’t going there every week! Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Gareth and his team – beautiful and genuinely caring!”

R. Davis, January 2018, Google Review

“Fantastic with my little one, he had such a great experience and said he felt like it was a special adventure as a treat! Excited for my turn next!”

E. Finau, October 2018, Facebook Review

“We have just been for our family check up trip to see Gareth at The Good Dentist. The whole team are wonderful and all of us (including the kids) enjoy going to see them. Gareth is especially amazing with the children. The whole experience is more like going to visit a friend rather than our dentist. I can’t recommend The Good Dentist highly enough. If you’ve ever had a bad dental experience in the past, go and see these guys and you’ll be cured!”

S. Nielsen July 2017, Facebook Review

“I can’t recommend them highly enough, particularly for children. I took my daughter (22 month old) to see Garreth for her first dental visit today. As soon as we walked into the room he and the dental nurse had The Wiggles playing and big smiles on their face ready to welcome her in with a high five. They both had great chemistry with the kids. She felt very special leaving with the gift bag they gave her. Perfect environment to ease kids into dental appointments. My 6 month old seemed to enjoy it all too!”

G. Witter, October 2018, Google Review

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