OUR town was grinning from ear-to-ear when Heathcote Dental set up shop in 2015.
And now there’s even more reason to smile with an oral hygiene therapist operating at the practice.
Rachel Botros has a special interest in children’s dentistry and gum disease and has been at Heathcote Dental for almost 12 months.
In addition to the services of Ms Botros, the practice also offers the Child Dental Benefit Schedule.
The schedule provides access to benefits for basic dental services for children aged 2-17 years and means eligible children can get free dental treatment.
Heathcote Dental is a state-of-the art clinic with the latest technology including lasers and digital x-rays and a high standard of infection control in a warm and cosy environment.
It offers general dental, metal and invisible braces, teeth whitening, dentures and after-hours emergency care in Kyneton. The clinic is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am-4.30pm and Tuesdays from 9am-6.30pm.
Dr Yasser Khan is the principal dentist with years of experience working in Kyneton and Mansfield. His key interests are cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics, and he is loved by his patients for his gentle approach and providing effective and cost efficient alternatives.
“The community has been very supportive since we started,” Dr Khan said.
“It’s a lovely relaxed place and I love working here. I became a dentist because I wanted to help people in pain and it’s been great doing that in Heathcote.
“Feedback has been excellent. People have been recommending us to their family and friends and that is the highest compliment for us.
“I’m excited to have Rachel on board. She is a great addition to the practice and the children love her gentle and caring approach.”
Dr Khan said a visit to Heathcote Dental is about more than just the work you get done — “it’s about an experience,” he said.
“We have warm and friendly staff in a place where we aim for everyone to leave with a smile.
“Our staff empathise with our patients — especially those who have a fear of the dentist. A fear of the dentist is usually from a bad experience. We aim to identify where that fear comes from and make the person comfortable to alleviate their fear.”
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