Dental Education

We understand that making decisions about your health can be difficult, especially if you don’t have all the information you need. It’s easy to just do as you’re told by your dentist, but shouldn’t you be the one in control of your health?

At The Reef, we believe it’s imperative that our patients know all about the dental treatments we perform and why we’re performing them. Communication is a key part of our treatment plan, so we always aim to give our patients all the information required for them to be able to take control of their dental health.

With practically every aspect of dental work, there are options available to patients regarding different types of treatments and materials used.  When it comes to choosing between these treatment options and materials, many dentists will make these decisions for their patients.

But we like to do things a little bit differently. Rather than making decisions for you and, therefore, failing to take into account your previous experiences, apprehensions and budget, we make sure you know what options are available to you, and we break down the benefits, drawbacks and longevity of each of those options.

So rather than simply telling you what we’re going to do (or worse, not telling you at all), we give you all the information you need to make a fully informed decision in consultation with us so that you can be certain the treatment plan being implemented is the right one for you.

We also know that sometimes patients can be sceptical about the treatments recommended to them by dentists. This is why an intraoral dental camera is the cornerstone of the way we practice. This camera makes it possible for patients to see what the dentist is seeing. With patients able to see any problems with their teeth for themselves, it empowers them to take ownership of the problem and be confident about the necessity of the treatment options available to them.