Family Dentistry

At Bell Hill Dental in Dunedin, we welcome the entire family and look forward to treating patients of all ages. Each life phase comes with dental priorities from children to older adults, with which our qualified staff has experience.

Promoting Excellent Childhood Oral Health

We see our children's oral health as a vital part of their overall health. When our children start life with proactive care, important relationships can begin on the right mark. Therefore, we aim to support and encourage our youngest patients to obtain and maintain exemplary oral hygiene habits, both at the clinic and at home. 

How Young Should Children Start Visiting a Dentist?

Our Bell Hill Dental team would encourage you to begin your child's treatment from when their first teeth emerge. This has several benefits. First, we may monitor your child's early tooth development to catch any potential problems as early as possible and respond with appropriate intervention.

Second, early treatment is usually gentler than when a problem has progressed, enforcing a much better relationship between children and dentists. Third, timely dental care can go a long way towards preventing tooth pain and discomfort. Finally, early care will promote vital at-home care and teach that personal maintenance is another key to good overall health.

Children's Services

Your child's dentistry will begin with a gentle examination and consultation with parents to initiate a positive relationship. We will answer all questions and concerns and devise a treatment plan that will work best for you. Then we will encourage regular visits for cleans and assessments, offering some preventative therapies to protect young teeth.

We offer preventive treatment like fluoride and fissure sealants when necessary to combat dental decay for children's teeth.

Our Commitment to the Dunedin Community

Our wish to serve our entire local community is exemplified in that we are one of the few dental surgeries in Dunedin still participating in the government's Child Dental Benefit Scheme, which provides free dental care for all enrolled teenagers from the age of thirteen until their eighteenth birthday. In addition, parents who have been enrolled at Bell Hill Dental for at least 12 months can enrol their children in this popular governmental scheme.

We Offer Personalised Service for Our Older Adult Patients

As we age, our dental and oral hygiene requirements change. Our team treats many patients into their 70s, 80s and 90s so they may continue enjoying the benefits of maintaining their own teeth. Many of our services are especially apt for this population, including:

  • Cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening and veneers
  • Periodontal care
  • Dental implants
  • Dental bridges
  • Full and partial dentures

We're Honoured to Serve the Whole Family

Our top priority at Bell Hill Dental in Dunedin is establishing and maintaining quality relationships with our patients. We see your family like our family, and through smart, well-timed and active therapies, we hope to share the joy of excellence in dentistry with the service to make people smile.