ArtSmiles Family Dentistry

Adult & Paediatric Dental Check-ups, General and Cosmetic Services
the best and affordable dental care for your entire family.

When it comes to the oral health and dental treatment of your family, you do not want to compromise on the dentist you pick. At ArtSmiles Dentist Southport, we offer Family Dentistry services designed to address various dental issues of your whole family. We provide personalised and affordable dental care services in a comforting and relaxed environment. We want to ensure our Gold Coast patients have optimal oral health at every age. Our friendly neighbourhood dental practice offers family-oriented dental care and treatments. We ensure your optimum comfort and take care of any fears out of dental treatments.

People are talking about us

read our reviews to find out why we are considered the best dentists on the Gold Coast

Janice Minihan
Janice Minihan
5. April, 2022.
Verified
My son needed an emergency dentist last week and the staff were so lovely and accommodating. They fit him in, extracted his tooth (thanks Dr. Konna!) and we were at the wedding planned that day 4 hours later. Super grateful and really appreciative of the follow up! Highly recommend, wish they were in Brisbane.
Stanford Feo
Stanford Feo
1. April, 2022.
Verified
Doctor Christian and wife Susie were so helpful and understanding in this whole process, once entering the doors made me feel at ease and trusting the process for my tooth implants, Highly recommend Christian and his team loving the new tooth implants and will be non stop smiling from here on out!!
Matthew Banks
Matthew Banks
17. March, 2022.
Verified
Outstanding service and exceptionally clean clinic. I visited Dr Cristian Debunker for a full mouth rehabilitation and he was able to exceed my expectations in a considerably short time frame. The whole procedure went smooth and efficiently! Highly recommend for anyone that is considering visiting this practice for cosmetic dental work. Thanks for the new smile! Life changing.
Kristy White
Kristy White
8. March, 2022.
Verified
Dr Konna was so lovely, caring and explained everything simply. Highly recommend.
ANTONIO SERGIO
ANTONIO SERGIO
24. February, 2022.
Verified
Amazing Experience. Both my wife and I are always extremely well taken care of by Dr Cristian and the entire team. The fact that we are treated not as patients but as friends makes the experience not a commercial experience, it became light and pleasant. The entire relationship, the entire structure of the clinic, the fact that everything is of a high standard of quality without charging an expensive price made us have no doubts about choosing the clinic. Thank you for the care and service. Good luck and God bless you!
Dave North
Dave North
15. February, 2022.
Verified
I came here for the first time in February 2022 for a check up and clean. The dentist Selena John was super professional and friendly. She explained everything very thoroughly and made it an easy experience.
Crystal Marquis
Crystal Marquis
4. February, 2022.
Verified
Had an amazing experience with doctor konna, appreciated her education skill and sharing with me how to care for my 3 year olds teeth! would definitely recommend again and again!
Thyago Melo
Thyago Melo
29. January, 2022.
Verified
I had a big problem with 1 tooth 2 weeks ago and I had an excellent surprise from the first contact with Susan and Dra Selena till the end of my tooth treatment with Dr Cristian and Camila! To be honest, big thanks to all crew, 5 stars also for customer service (Bruna), perfect! I’m more than happy to recommend it to everyone that is looking for general dentistry! ArtSmiles - Big 5 stars! Thanks, guys!

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or call us on (07) 5588 3677


Regular appointments are important for the whole family

We strongly recommend that all patients see their dentist twice a year. This gives us the best opportunity to pick up on any concerns early in their development.

At ArtSmiles Family Dentistry, we have a strong commitment to providing quality dental care for the whole family, young and old. We love nothing more than building strong relationships with those in the community and seeing to their dental health throughout the years.

When talking about the health of your teeth, preventative dentistry is your biggest ally. Ensuring you regularly visit our practice is the best defence against many dental ailments, such as gum disease and tooth decay.

Easing Dental Fear

We understand that visiting the dentist can be an anxiety-inducing prospect and something that we’re likely to put off for as long as possible. Our amazing staff on the Gold Coast have done their best to make our clinic a calm and welcoming environment. We provide sedation dentistry to help you relax and alleviate any anxiety related to your procedure. If you’re delaying care due to nervousness, ask about adding sedation to your next dental procedure.

Technology is always improving, and we can perform a vast number of dental services without causing the patient any pain.

Dental Payment Plans Available


What makes us different?


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father and son brushing teeth in a preventive approach

Preventive Approach

We are passionate about preventive care and committed to helping parents and children form a deeper understanding of the cause of dental disease and how to prevent it. As part of our preventive approach to dentistry, we provide thorough examinations and detailed explanations that will allow us to catch problems early on and help your family best maintain their smile.

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Personal Relationships

At ArtSmiles, we care about you and your family. We take the time to get to know you personally, listening to your unique wants and desires, so we can help you feel comfortable during your care and deliver customized services to meet your needs. We thoroughly enjoy building strong relationships together and look forward to getting to know your family through the years.

dentist educating small child

Patient Education

Good habits should start early, which is why we make patient education a priority here. Our caring team is dedicated to helping your family understand the importance of good oral hygiene and will empower you and your child with the knowledge necessary to maintain lasting oral health for years to come.

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Friendly, Fun Environment

One thing children and parents love about our practice is the friendly and fun environment we create here. We work hard to help your child feel relaxed during each visit and to alleviate any dental anxiety that should arise. We truly want your family visit to be a positive one!

Our talented team

Meet our team of dedicated dental professionals.

We offer everything from general dental care to complex dental rehabilitations. We are at the forefront of dental industry and provide the very latest treatments.

Dr Cristian Dunker

BDSc, MBA (Qld)

Principal Dentist 

Dr Konna Chakravarty

BHScDent/MDent (Vic), ATCL

Associate Dentist

Monica Nguyen

BOHSc (Vic) 

Oral Health Therapist

Dr Selena John

BOH, G.Dip. Dent (Qld) 

Associate Dentist 

Dr Tiago Braga

BDSc

Associate Dentist

Kids Dental & Bulk Billing

We bulk bill kids who are eligible for the Medicare Child’s Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) . The CDBS provides up to $1000 worth of basic dental treatments every two years for children aged between 2 and 17 including dental examinations, X-rays, fissure sealants, root canal treatments, fillings, and tooth extractions. There will be no out of pocket costs.

The benefit is a $1,000 fund that an eligible child will receive every two years once qualified. Parents have to apply and pass a means test to qualify for this benefit, which means they should have previously received or qualified for a Family Tax Benefit Part A, Parenting Payment, or other similar Australian government payment system. This is our way of helping parents in challenging times through bulk billing so that they don’t have to pay for out-of-pocket expenses.

To check for eligibility contact Medicare on 132 011 or visit  www.humanservices.gov.au/childdental.

A child aged between 2 to 17 years, eligible for Medicare and receive payments from the Australian Government for at least a certain part of the calendar year, is eligible for the CBDS.

Qualified families are informed of their eligibility by the government through email. You can also inquire directly at the Department of Health. Once qualified, disbursement of the CBDS will be done through Medicare, so it is recommended that your Medicare personal details are updated for this.

The basic dental services covered by the CBDS are cleaning, examinations, x-rays, fillings, tooth extractions, root canals, and fissure sealing. Services that are not covered by the scheme are cosmetic dental work, orthodontic dental work, and services rendered in a hospital.

Likewise, the CBDS does not cover the thresholds indicated by your Medicare Safety Net and Extended Medicare Safety Net. The child’s $1,000 cap benefits start with her/his first dental treatment and last for two consecutive years. Any remaining funds after the second year will be forfeited.

No insurance? No Worries!

The ArtSmiles Club is a great solution for those who do not have Private Dental Insurance. It allows uninsured individuals and families to gain access to routine preventive care and emergency exams at no extra cost and additional services at a reduced cost (Up to 30% off).

No insurance? No Worries!

The ArtSmiles Club is a great solution for those who do not have Private Dental Insurance. It allows uninsured individuals and families to gain access to routine preventive care and emergency exams at no extra cost and additional services at a reduced cost (Up to 30% off).

Frequently asked questions About Family Dentistry

“A stitch in time saves nine,” we foster prevention of disease by offering biannual exams and cleanings, complete home care and diet instructions. We look at the total person, medical health histories, stress levels, and diet routine. We want all our patients to be healthy and happy.

At ArtSmiles, we offer both adult and paediatric patients the most thorough dental check-ups to help ensure any oral health issues are caught in its earliest and most treatable stages. Both adult and paediatric check-ups begin with a medical history to look for any problems that could increase the risk of dental diseases, including diabetes, which can increase the chances for both tooth decay and gum disease.

It’s recommended that children visit the dentist when their first tooth erupts, or when they reach the age of two. Much of the first visit is spent giving them a ride in the “big chair” and teaching how to care for their teeth properly. We will also clean their teeth if they feel comfortable, but it is more important early on to make sure that they feel welcome and at ease.

Children should visit the dentist every six months, just like adults. This gives us the opportunity to monitor your child’s oral development so any concerns can be addressed early on.

There are few things a parent can do to ease the angst of the children’s dentist visit. Role-playing “dentist-patient” is an excellent way to prepare your child for the upcoming appointment. Count each other’s teeth while looking in the mirror.

How to Prepare for Your Child’s First Dental Visit:

  • Schedule it during a time of day when your child is happiest
  • Stay positive about the experience
  • Practice good dental hygiene at home
  • Play “dentist-patient” with your child at home
  • Have your child count their teeth

 

We recommend both adults and children visit the dentist every six months to have dental check-ups and routine cleanings. After your first paediatric dental visit, your dentist will recommend the appropriate frequency for your child’s appointments.

Some may think that since baby teeth are not permanent, the care for them is optional. Baby teeth are essential in the development of speech, proper nutrition and digestion, and development of the permanent teeth. Thus good home care that includes daily cleaning of baby teeth is required. Nowadays the market is full of products to care for baby teeth. Find what suits your style of parenting best. You can use baby toothbrush or cloths and water. The most important thing to remember here is that you are building a lifelong habit, so do it regularly. 

Typically baby teeth get loose, fall out, and permanent teeth start coming in around six years old. The change may take place as early as four years old or as late as 8. If your baby’s teeth erupted early, they are likely to fall out earlier. In case of late teethers, they may fall out later. The process of primary tooth getting loose and permanent tooth erupting lasts several months. The full mouth transition happens in a matter of several years starting with the front incisors & ending with molars by the age of 12. If you observe that baby teeth not falling out and new teeth are coming in, please call the dental office to book an appointment for your child. Your family or paediatric dentist may have to “assist” in this transition by making the baby tooth “go to sleep and sending it to the tooth fairy” so the “big boy or big girl tooth” could come out.

Get A Free Cosmetic Consultation

Want to find out about how ArtSmiles can help you achieve your perfect smile? Take our free consultation to find out.

or call us on (07) 5588 3677