Welcome to Gentle Dental Centre!
Gentle Dental Centre (formerly Lakewood Dental Centre) is a caring dental practice in Wanneroo where we believe in delivering personalised service.
We are a dental practice that focusses on you, our patient.
Our name encompasses how we practice dentistry, with gentle softness both clinically and personally. Gentle Dental Centre is a small practice owned by Dr Sherry Wong, who is disappointed in the way dentistry is becoming more production focussed due to large corporate buyouts. Dr Sherry is a highly empathetic person and wants to provide dental services which she, as a patient, would expect. Her mother Salli (also in the health profession as a nurse in aged care) taught her to always “treat others how you would like to be treated” and this philosophy is at the heart of Gentle Dental’s core values. This is why we take the time to get to know you, your family, and your specific needs.
WHY CHOOSE US?
The top ten reasons why Gentle Dental are the best Dentists in Perth
Emergency extraction experts – Dr Sherry is very good at extracting even the trickiest of teeth. Her small hands mean that she has developed an extra special technique for coercing the tooth out, many patients comment that they don’t even feel it. This also means that if you need difficult or wisdom teeth surgery, she can do it in at the practice and only needs to refer you if you require general anaesthetic with an oral surgeon.
If you are allergic to dentists – extremely nervous patients are very welcome! Please let us know and extra time will be allocated to relax you and reassure you during treatment. If you need a little extra “help” then we have the option of nitrous oxide (happy gas!) or Penthrox (also happy gas, but in whistle form).
No judgement – Dr Sherry sees lots of teeth everyday and understands that everyone has a different story. She won’t tell you off for not flossing or judge you for the state your mouth. In fact, she will commend you for making it onto the chair (we know how hard it is to come in and how busy life can be) because her job is to work together with you towards a healthy mouth.
We love children and babies! – Sherry loves seeing children for their first and following dental visits! Her fulltime nurse Jasmine is also great with kids from her time spent with the child dental vans and therapy centres. Feel free to bring your baby along if you need to, we are women who understand.
Exceptional follow up care – if you have any problems following a procedure then we will review you without charge and try get you in on the day. We feel that this is part of our service as health care providers, just to make sure that you are okay. This includes problems following extractions, fillings (within 6 months), crowns and denture adjustments.
Consistently punctual – we know your time is precious so your appointment time is strictly adhered to! We run early as possible and in the rare event that we are a little bit late, every effort will be taken to contact you and communicate this, giving an accurate time estimate.
Extended consultations and examinations – This means more time to discuss treatment and ask any questions. It also gives us time to perform treatment on the day if necessary.
Latest in technology – Dr Sherry knows she needs to best equipment to do perfect work efficiently. We also have a TV with a steaming service so that you can watch what you like when having work done!
Free and easy parking
EFTPOS/HICAPS machine – We are HBF and HCF preferred providers, but have the HICAPS system so members of all health funds can claim off their treatment on the day. Our terminal also supports the new Medicare Child Dental Benefit Scheme so if you bring your Medicare Card, bulk billing can be claimed on the spot.
GENTLE DENTAL SERVICES
Our areas of dental expertise
For toothache, broken teeth, sensitive teeth, sore gums
(including Xrays), scale and cleans
“tooth coloured” materials only – GIC or composite
including wisdom teeth
these are fillings made of gold or porcelain, a mould taken and sent to our Midland or Wanneroo technician
Made of gold, porcelain fused to metal, or all ceramic. A mould is taken and sent to Midland or Wanneroo technician
children of all ages are welcome! Good children get to choose a toy to take home!
Root canal treatment
this is a painless procedure at Gentle Dental. Plenty of anaesthetic is given to make sure you are completely numb and comfortable for this treatment.
Dr Sherry works very closely with the local Wanneroo prosthesist Barry Rogers of R&S Dental Laboratory for dentures. Some cases may be direct referral but often an assessment of your teeth is required first.
Dr Sherry is very particular about her artwork. She uses highly trained Perth technicians who she has a close working relationship with.