General Dental Gold Coast

Keeping your smile healthy and nice depends on regularly seeing your dentist for a check up. We offer a range of general dental services and treatments like check ups, fillings, and cleans to keep your teeth in good condition. Other dental treatments we provide to keep your teeth healthy are: • Wisdom teeth removal • Root canal treatments • Denture solutions

What is general dental?

General dentistry refers to the diagnosis, treatment, and in some instances, preventative strategies offered for your oral health. Finding the cause of tooth aches and pains, treatments like dental fillings, root canals, and dentures, as well as routine, dental health check ups all fall under general dentistry.

Dental Check Ups

At our dental check ups, we’ll firstly examine your teeth. Your dentist will check over your teeth and gums, looking for any abnormalities or potential cavities. We may perform an X-ray of your teeth to further observe any abnormalities we find. The second component to your check up will be a professional clean to remove any staining or plaque buildup.

Dental Fillings

If we do find cavities, the sooner they’re filled the better. Your dentist will place white fillings in your cavities so they blend in well with your teeth. This will prevent further rotting in your teeth. If cavities are ignored, your tooth may rot deeply, causing you to need a root canal.

What benefits do regular dental check ups offer?

It’s recommended you visit your dentist every six months if you’re in good oral health and take appropriate care of your teeth and gums. Regular dental check ups keep your teeth in a good, clean condition. Seeing your dentist every six months means any issues in your oral health will be addressed in a timely manner, saving you money on costly future treatments.

What age should I bring my children to the dentist?

We recommend anywhere from age one or within six months after the first tooth grows through. Primary teeth typically begin growing in around six months of age.

Meet Your Local Arundel Dentist

Book your next appointment today by calling us, or through our online booking system.

Call (07) 5563 3133.

Alex Richmond

Oral Health Therapist

Alex was born and raised in Brisbane and permanently relocated to the Gold Coast in 2012. Alex graduated from the University of Queensland in 2009 with a Bachelor of Oral Health. Since then she worked as an Oral Health Therapist in both general and orthodontic practices, before joining the Be Dental team in January 2015.

Alex aims to assist patients in achieving optimum oral health through prevention of dental disease. Alex is able to restore teeth, apply fissure sealants and remove baby teeth when necessary in children up to seventeen years of age.

When Alex isn’t at work, you’ll probably find her watching AFL or at the Gabba barracking for her beloved Brisbane Lions! Her other interests include craft and attempting to find the joy of cooking.

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Dr Chris Waters

BDSc Hons Class 1 2002 U.Q Master of Clinical Dentistry (Dental Implants) 2013, Griffith University
ASID Level 4 Accreditation
Member of ICOI, ADA

Dr Chris Waters graduated from the University of Queensland in 2002 with first class honours. Since then, he has been constantly attending professional development courses and has also obtained his Master of Clinical Dentistry in Dental Implants from Griffith University in 2013.

He has now had 15 years experience in private practice in the one location at Arundel.
This has allowed him to learn exactly what treatments work and what doesn’t when it comes to teeth. Experience, confidence, clear communication and clinical excellence means that Dr Waters will stand by his treatments and guarantee you get what you pay for.

He prides himself on being an ethical decision maker and an honest, caring person.
Chris is married to his wife Kelly, and together they have 2 small children and one large Rottweiler which keep him very busy in the “down” times. When he is not at work, he is usually running, or fishing and sometimes still surfing if he is lucky.

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Dr Stuart Craig

Principal Dentist
Member of Australian Dental Association

Dr Stuart Craig grew up in central Queensland and completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery studies 2013 as part of the inaugural graduation class from James Cook University in Cairns.  After moving back from home to Rockhampton for a year and then spending a few years in Townsville he and his wife Susan moved to the Gold Coast in 2016.

Stuart has 7 years experience as a Dentist and completed countless hours of professional development including Invisalign, relative analgesia sedation and completing 12 month residency with renowned specialist prosthodontist Dr Tony Rotondo in 2015.

Stuart is passionate for restorative and cosmetic dentistry and prides himself on his understanding and clinical care for patients concerns. It is very important to Stuart’s philosophy to have a long lasting relationship with his patients.

Outside dentistry Stuart can be found most weekends on the Golf course or tending to his garden and enjoying the best of the Gold Coast lifestyle.

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