Dr Caroline Downing, the principal dentist at the clinic, has spent 30 years practicing dentistry in Neutral Bay and recently made the decision to open up this new location. When asked what drew her to the Lindfield area, she responded: “After 30 years in Neutral Bay, I decided I wanted to take my expertise closer to home and to an area in which I live. I would like to share my vision of cosmetic dentistry with my local community. It is the perfect time for me as I am at the height of my knowledge and expertise. I would love to share that with my own community.” —
Whether someone is looking to meet with a cosmetic dentist for a procedure like Invisalign, dental implants or a smile makeover, North Shore Smiles’ new location will offer residents in the area a choice of options given Dr Downing’s background and experience. Dr Downing adds “Even though my focus is cosmetic dentistry, I do all types of general dentistry from simple fillings, emergency treatment of painful teeth and gum problems.”
It is a well-known fact that a beautiful smile can boost a person’s confidence level. In addition, a beautiful smile often means good dental health and science shows that people who properly care for their teeth often have better overall health than people who do not. This means regular trips to a qualified dentist and taking steps to maintain the health of their teeth at home with brushing and flossing.
When choosing the right family and cosmetic dentist, residents of North Shore want to know about the doctor’s background. Dr. Downing talks about her experience: “I have had 30 years’ experience as a general dentist and during that time I have concentrated my knowledge in the realms of cosmetic dentistry. I have completed postgraduate study at Sydney University in orthodontics and implantology. I am a gold provider for Invisalign Australia. I have trained with AADFA for anti-wrinkle and fillers. And I have a special interest in jaw joint issues.”
North Shore Smile’s new location will allow people access to a cosmetic dentist who can help them beautify and whiten their smile, addressing issues such as teeth gaps, misshapen teeth and teeth that have cracked or chipped. In addition to cosmetic procedures, patients also have access to these other services:
• Dental implants
• Root canal therapy
• Invisalign Lindfield
• Periodontal disease diagnosis, treatment and maintenance
Many children and adults alike have a fear of going to see the dentist, which makes choosing the right dentist a priority. Dr Downing agrees: “I am really comfortable treating all types of patients. Having had four sons, myself I am very good at making young children comfortable and relaxed in a dental setting and equally patient with those with special needs. However, I have a real understanding and empathy for young adults and those in their middle years who may be looking for ways to improve their smile and make sure their teeth are strong and healthy for later life.”
When asked about what distinguishes her from other dentists in the area, she replied “I think that what sets me apart is my ability to listen and understand my patient's concerns. And then by using my years of clinical expertise and the latest technology I can formulate a comprehensive treatment that is tailored to my patient’s needs. It is important to be able to communicate the different treatment options to my patients and take the time to help them to understand and listen to their concerns.”
The clinic strives to make each visit for a patient as comfortable and simple as possible. Staff can easily schedule and remind patients of an upcoming dental appointment and assist patients if they need to reschedule.
About North Shore Smiles:
North Shore Smiles believes in establishing a foundation of trust with its patients. The group uses the latest technology and techniques available to give patients the smile they desire. North Shore Smiles is comprised of dental professionals to ensure that their patients receive the best of care.
To learn more about North Shore Smiles, please visit http://www.northshoresmiles.com.au.
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