• Smile! It’s school holidays!

    Smile! It’s school holidays!

    08 April 2014 . Posted by Sarah in What's new

    At Smile Dental, we want to make looking after your family’s dental health as easy as 1,2, 3.

    We accept all private health insurers and, with the new Child Dental Benefits Scheme, we provide $1000 of preventative and maintenance treatments to eligible children between the ages of 2 and 17.

    To find out more about how we can help you and to schedule an appointment, contact us today.

  • Photobomb!


    18 June 2013 . Posted by Sarah in What's new

    This week Nancy and Fletch took some time to check out the new Water Flosser. It makes it easy to care for braces, maintain healthier gums and reduce plaque.

    But look who dropped in on them unexpectedly.

    Monica and Carly sure were lucky that this Water Flosser (and its steady jet of water) was still in the box!

  • Say hello to Harriet!

    Say hello to Harriet!

    29 May 2013 . Posted by Sarah in What's new

    Harriet is wearing a new orthodontic appliance exclusive to Smile – which will both treat her headaches and straighten her teeth. 

    Harriet (who is Cameron and my daughter) knows all the tricks about caring for braces. Pop in and she'd be happy to show them off – and share tips on how to keep your smile fresh and what's best to eat while undergoing treatment.

    But don't delay! Orthodontics are now quicker than ever after all! And following her work experience here with us at Smile Dental, Harriet will be going on to study Nursing and Midwifery in 2014.

  • How many grown ups do you see?

    How many grown ups do you see?

    02 April 2013 . Posted by Laurelyn in What's new

    You probably said four, right? In fact, Carly is playing the part of Little Miss Patient at our staff training workshop this week. 

    We're expanding our services for mums, bubs and kids and so Tessa, who is an expert in children's care, has been sharing new ideas with the team. 

    Stop by, we'd love to share them with you and your kids too!

  • Do we practice what we preach?

    Do we practice what we preach?

    26 March 2013 . Posted by Laurelyn in What's new

    How did you go in our Bingo Challenge last week? Here at Smile Dental we decided to see if we followed our own advice as health professionals and parents.

    We all turned the game card over at the same time, and the first person who could say yes to 6 consecutive statements yelled Bingo!

    Will Ong, our new dentist, was our winner – able to say he eats five veg and two fruit daily, drinks 8 glasses of water a day and gets enough sleep. But he also placed a big tick on one of our favourites: I enjoy my work. That's what we like to hear!

    Tessa presented him with a shiny apple. Want one too? :) Why not download the game card and give it a go yourself?!

  • Welcome home Monica

    Welcome home Monica

    20 February 2013 . Posted by Sarah in What's new

    This year we're excited to welcome Monica home to Smile. She first started with us as a Dental Assistant in 2002 – and now, having completed her studies at the Founding School of Dental Hygiene in Adelaide, she's back smiling with us.

  • They say absence makes the heart grow fonder.

    They say absence makes the heart grow fonder.

    06 January 2013 . Posted by Sarah in What's new

    But I was quite fond of Wolfgang long before he set off on a year long sabbatical.

    Travelling as far afield as New Zealand, Peru, Cuba, Ireland and Iceland, Wolfgang didn’t stop there. On his return to Australia he zigzagged through the outback until he ended up at the very tip of Tasmania.

    Though no matter how far and wide he roamed he didn’t forget us – sending pictures of Patagonian dentists, postcards from the Greek Islands and tales from the 25 year reunion of his German dental school.

    Though, that just made us miss him more. And so this new year, it’s no surprise that Wolfgang’s fans – clients and colleagues alike – have been celebrating.

    True to form, he has returned with boundless energy and enthusiasm for helping the people of North Queensland keep their natural smiles for life. So whether your new year resolution is simply to book in for a check up, or to transform your smile cosmetically, Wolfgang is ready and waiting with a smile. And a good story too.

  • Laurelyn is home!

    Laurelyn is home!

    10 October 2012 . Posted by Sarah in What's new

    When Laurelyn joined Smile Dental in 1999, we all knew she possessed the spirit of an adventurer. Born in Canada, she had practiced as a dental hygienist in her home country as well as in Germany, Bermuda and England.

    And yet when she embarked on the journey of a lifetime – teaching in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China – we were nothing short of inspired. But boy, did we miss her.

    Which is why – five years on – we can’t believe our luck that Laurelyn has returned to Smile Dental, her home away from home. And that she has again enthusiastically dedicated herself to helping the people of North Queensland keep their natural smiles for life.

    We hope she’ll stay forever…but why not make a hygiene appointment with her today, just in case? She’ll check and clean your gums and teeth and provide you with a personalised dental health care program. Prevention is better than cure, after all. And if you’re lucky she might tell you some tales from her travels or even sing you a traditional Chinese song.

  • Too Many Cooks?

    Too Many Cooks?

    30 May 2012 . Posted by Sarah in What's new

    Behind the scenes in the Smile garden photoshoot for Townsville's inaugural Fashion Festival.

    Too Many Cooks?
    Too Many Cooks?
  • Growing Green Ideas

    Growing Green Ideas

    19 July 2011 . Posted by Sarah in What's new

    If you've driven along Ross River Road recently you might have noticed something growing. We’ve created a thriving sustainable garden on the vacant block next door. Packed full of veggies and our family of chooks, its our very own patch of green and its yielding all kinds of delicious produce.

    We’ve preserved the lemons and pickled the chillis and created what we like to call our Edible Lounge. We’ve cooked up a storm for our visitors and swapped recipes with our neighbours. (Try out my Antipasto recipe using heirloom variety eggplants, tomato and lemons picked straight from the garden.)

    Yes, we make no secret of our passion for good food at Smile Dental, but there is more to it than that. Research reveals a strong relationship between general health and oral health.

    Put simply, a well-balanced diet and lifestyle will keep you smiling for life. Of course, our garden is also part of a growing trend towards eating locally and a realization that we all have the power to improve the health of the environment.

    Maybe it’s time to start your own vegetable garden?

    Growing Green Ideas
    Growing Green Ideas