Oral Health & Dentistry Awards 2022

11 GHP Oral Health & Dentistry Awards 2022 As a privately owned dental practice on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of Australia, CoastWide Smiles believes in providing high quality dental care within the community at very affordable prices, so that its clients can continue to maintain their oral health without breaking the bank. The practice’s main focus is to provide the best service to its patients, which is achieved by a dedicated team of dental professionals who genuinely care about the local community. “As a non-dentist, lady practice owner, I feel I am in tune with the economy and the ever-increasing cost of living,” begins Director, Jill Pritchard. “Dentistry is largely viewed as a grudge purchase and, let’s face it, the majority of us do not like to go to the dentist at the best of times and it is well renowned for being expensive. For this reason, I decided to provide more affordable dental treatments at my practice.” Originally from the UK, Jill commenced her career in dental management in the UK more than 20 years ago, before moving to the beautiful Sunshine Coast in 2002. Having gained experience in many walks of life, including office administration, accounting, personal assistant, serving as a police officer and even retail, Jill finally went into dental management. “Having settled on the Sunshine Coast, I started working as a dental practice manager and thoroughly enjoyed it,” she enthuses. “I strongly believe in building great patient and dental team relationships and making sure that we can continue to provide quality treatments that will last.” Offering a full range of services, engaging local specialist services where necessary for the best patient experience and outcome, CoastWide Smiles main objective is always to put the patient first. The very skilled team of dentists and oral health therapists are highly experienced in RCTs, wisdom teeth extractions, crowns, porcelain veneers, full smile makeovers, general dentistry and hygiene treatments. Jill believes that the practices’ main point of difference is that it can provide high-quality dentistry at a fraction of the cost of other practices in the area. and keep all the associated laboratory work on the Sunshine Coast, therefore supporting other local businesses. “By quality, for example, our porcelain veneers and dental crowns/ implant crowns are made right here on the coast at independent laboratories,” she elaborates. “We do not send interstate or abroad or do “in house” crowns like most of our competitors. Thereby, we have a great relationship with the labs and can guarantee our work for a much longer period of time, whilst supporting other local businesses.” Jill and the team’s clients come from far and wide and, over the years, she has built up a strong reputation on the coast for being affordable and providing great quality dentistry. With more and more practices selling out to corporates, it was easy for CoastWide Smiles to determine the areas where it could differentiate from competitors and be ahead of the game in terms of affordability. “Because of the current economy, we have found there are more ‘shoppers’ than normal. Practices tend to think of ‘shoppers’ as a “lost leader”, whereas we embrace these patients, because we are fully aware that loyalty comes from exceptional service and providing quality dentistry.” Now, on a mission to make dental care more affordable overall for the community, Jill is always striving to improve in all areas of dentistry and has a very proactive approach to the market. For this reason, CoastWide Smiles recently gained recognition in the Oral Health and Dentistry Awards 2022, being named Best General Dental Practice on the Sunshine Coast – a title so richly deserved. And the company shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. With Jill determined to implement new dental pricing in the near future to further drive down costs, it seems that things can only get better for this dynamic and proactive award-winning team. “We are thrilled to be named Best General Dental Practice Sunshine Coast Winner 2022!” Contact: [email protected] Company: CoastWide Smiles Dentalcare Web Address: www.coastwidesmiles.com Best General Dental Practice - Sunshine Coast Dec22457 With all your general dental needs in one place, CoastWide Smiles specialises in bringing affordable, quality dentistry to the Sunshine Coast. Practice Manager, Jill Pritchard tells us more about the practice and its strong customer-centric ethos as it is named as a winner in the Oral Health and Dentistry Awards 2022.