1. I hate going to the dentist!

Having a dislike for dental treatment can be the bugbear of many patients. Our team hears this especially when patients call to arrange their first appointment. Instead of taking this sentiment personally, let us change how you feel about dentistry.

 

 

Most people dislike going to the dentist for reasons such as:

 

 

Concerns about the Cost of Treatment

 

Occasionally, patients may feel that their dentist is advising them to have unnecessary treatment because of a lack of understanding. Such advice for treatment can even be perceived as dishonest and profit driven! This lack of understanding means that the dentist can seem overtly concerned about the dental “problem” and yet the patient may not see the rationale behind needing treatment, especially if there is no complaint of discomfort.

 

 

At Elite Dental, your dental condition and treatment options will be explained to you without dental jargon. You will have the opportunity to ask questions so that you can make an educated and informed decision about your dental health.

 

 

Treatment fees are discussed during the treatment planning phase and should you require it, we can provide a summary of the costs involved as well as manageable payment plans.

 

 

Dental Fear and Anxiety

 

 

Many of our patients come to us with a history of previous traumatic dental experiences. Our experienced team is well-equipped to support you from the moment you enter the practice.

 

 

Relax with a complimentary drink in our welcome lounge while admiring the tropical paludarium. Our clinic ambience is designed to be warm, welcoming and homely .

 

 

Soothing music and a custom-blended aromatherapy is piped into all our private treatment rooms. Bang&Olufsen noise-cancelling headphones are also available.

 

 

If you are very anxious, you may choose to be sedated for complex dental procedures to guarantee a stress and pain-free procedure. Our visiting anaesthesiologists can sedate you comfortably and safely while our dentists work.

 

 

Above all else, we value your concerns and worries first, teeth second.

 

 

Dental Guilt

 

You may have avoided seeking treatment due to embarrassment over the condition of your mouth due to years of neglect. We will never prejudge or lecture you based on your current condition.

 

 

We believe in working with you to regain oral health, function and aesthetics in the most efficient and comfortable way possible. We will provide you with all the necessary information so that you can understand your current condition and how to manage it and maintain it in a state of good health.

 

 

Inconvenience and long waiting times

 

We understand that your life does not revolve around your dental appointment with us.

 

Our team strives to always stay punctual and to give you accurate appointment length estimates ahead of time, so that there is minimal disruption to your schedule. However, there will be some instances where we will be unable to see you on time. Please click here to find out more about why dentists sometimes cannot see their patients punctually.

 

The first appointment of the morning or the afternoon session will also ensure that you have minimal delays , so that you can manage your time better.

 

And we guarantee same day appointments for dental emergencies.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to the Elite Dental family.

2. Why can’t the dentist ever see me on time?

3. Why does it seem that dentists push for treatment that I feel is unnecessary?

4. Why must I go to the dentist for maintenance check-ups when I have no pain?

5. Why is dental treatment so expensive?

 YOUR SLEEP QUESTIONNAIRE

STOP BANG




Snoring - Has anyone ever mentioned you snore loudly?

Tired - Do you often feel tired, fatigued or sleepy during the daytime?
Observation - Has anyone ever observed you stop breathing during your sleep?
Blood Pressure - Have you got high blood pressure?
BMI - Are you overweight?
Age - Are you over 50 years old?
Neck - Is your neck circumference greater than 40cm?
Gender - Are you male?


GENERAL QUESTIONS


Do you feel refreshed when you wake after 7 hours sleep?

Has anyone in your family ever been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Have you been diagnosed or are you being treated for depression?
Have you been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes?
Do you wake often during the night to go to the bathroom?
Do you suffer with headaches upon waking?


EPWORTH SLEEPINESS SCORE


For each situation listed below, circle a number from 0 to 3 that best reflects how likely you are to fall asleep. Be as realistic as you can.


0 – No chance of falling asleep 1 – Slight chance of falling asleep     2 –Good Chance of falling asleep 3 – High chance of falling asleep



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As a passenger in a car for an hour
Lying down in the afternoon
Sitting and talking to someone
Sitting quietly after lunch without alcohol
In a car stopped while in traffic

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