Family Oral Health

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At Ethical Dental and Orthodontics we think of our role in the Coffs Harbour community as more than a clinic run by tooth mechanics, we are partners in your family’s oral health.

We believe that providing oral healthcare is about more than fixing teeth, so we maintain a strong preventative and minimal intervention treatment philosophy.

Building trust for life-long healthy smiles

Having a positive and trusting relationship with your dentist is one of the best ways to ensure life-long oral health, so we make an exceptional effort to ensure our littlest patients are excited to come back! This means never rushing, focusing on education, and utilising the latest preventative and clinical technology to ensure any treatment is comfortable.

Paediatric dentistry

Little minds learn and respond to new situations differently, so at our practice we have the patience and empathy to. We use a structured, research based approach to oral health education that ensures your child’s Oral Health IQ is always growing.

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What's Old Is New Again

The roots of our practice are in family dentistry, and while this was once common, the past few decades has seen a shift away from this model of care towards a large, corporatised clinic based approach. While this is convenient for some patients, we believe this can lack the personal care and warmth that a true family dental practice can provide. That’s why we designed our practice like a home, to make visiting the dentist like visiting a friend.

As family’s grow and change, so do the oral health needs. This is why we provide comprehensive care for children and adults of all ages with an emphasis on prevention rather than cure. Our dentists Dr Kate, Dr Theresa and Dr Sam have wide ranging and complementary clinical skills that will ensure your family is always in safe hands no matter what.

Anyone who has ever had a healthcare provider they trust knows the benefits

Ethical Dental has been a family run practice servicing the Coffs Harbour community for over 50 years. We have treated generations of Coffs Harbour families and our patients keep coming back because they know how much we care. We are one of the only dentists in the area to provide an after-hours service so you can have the peace of mind that you and your family will be looked after in an emergency.

Our dentists have a range of special interests and clinical expertise to look after the dental needs of children, teens, adults, and elders.

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Family Dental Services

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Examinations & Preventative Services

We don’t have a one size fits all approach to dental care, and never make blanket recommendations for 6 monthly checkups. We are very proud of our personalised approach to preventative care, which means as part of every checkup, all patient will receive a customised oral health disease risk assessment and personalised preventative care plan to ensure life-long oral health.

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White (Mercury-Free) Fillings

Our restorative services utilise the latest bonding and filling technology. We care about the materials we use, and have consciously chosen them based on their environmental impact, biocompatibility, and longevity. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure any treatment can be completed in a calm and caring way, with sedation and hospital services available if required.

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For us, Orthodontics is not just about straightening teeth — it’s about airway and facial development, ensuring a comfortable and stable bite, and a beautiful life-long smile. The phrase “a stitch in time, saves nine” relates to orthodontics, which is why every regular checkup for your family involves orthodontic assessment. Often early intervention can mean the difference between a simple plate, and full braces.

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Emergency After-Hours Care

We take our role as oral health professionals seriously, and this means that we will be available if your family is in need. We share our emergency contact number with our patient’s so you can rest assured that we’ll only be a phone call away.

* Please note: We have a transparent fee policy. For further information about fees for our preventative care, see our fee schedule.

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Make an appointment to discuss your unique dental or restorative needs. We have two locations, Coffs Harbour and Dorrigo. 

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