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A second clinic on the way for Bongaree Dental

For doctors Sean Keren and Nachiket Jagirdar (Dr Nach) and the team at Bongaree Dental, looking after their patients is always their top priority. A growing community and an increase in demand for patient services means the practice is set to expand, with a second clinic opening at Banksia Beach in October. It’s an exciting time for the Bongaree Dental team as the new clinic will offer another avenue to continue providing the best in patient care.

Dr Keren and Dr Nach highlighted how proud the whole team is of the level of service they provide to the community, along with the quality of dentistry and the comprehensive treatments they offer.

“Bongaree Dental has been caring for the Bribie Island community for 24 years,” Dr Keren said. “The clinic has always been family-owned and will continue to operate this way, resisting the ever-growing pressure of the big corporates who take the human care factor out and are driven by profit only. 

“We stay current and up-to-date with the latest treatments, developments and technologies so that our patients know that what we offer is second to none.”

With the growth both in the community and demand for services, the decision was made to expand with a second clinic.

“Over the past few years it has become increasingly harder to accommodate every client and it has been disappointing us to have to turn patients away from the clinic or be unable to provide them with service in a timely fashion,” Dr Nach said.  “It is our pleasure to announce that in October this year we will be opening a second clinic in Banksia Beach, just outside of the shopping centre and adjacent to the medical centre.”

Bongaree Dental Practice Manager Kelly Spargo has been working with Dr Keren now for 14 years. She also highlighted patient care as being the most important factor for the practice.

“One of the biggest reasons we’re undertaking the expansion is because we don’t want to stop taking on new patients,” Kelly said. “We know what it's like with the doctor's surgeries, where patients are unable to get in and then they go off the Island for treatment. So we have tried to minimise that. However, we still need to be able to care for our patients the way that we always have, patient care has always come first for us.”

The Bongaree Dental team features five, soon-to-be six (with the new clinic) providers, along with a further 15-17 admin, assistants and other staff.

“We have a great team, everyone is supportive of each other and we all work well together,” Kelly said. “We know the dentist isn’t everyone’s favourite place to visit, in fact we often hear it from patients coming through the door. But we endeavour to go above and beyond to make their experience the best it can be for each person we treat.”

Located at 37 Sunderland Drive, Banksia Beach Dental will be a great addition to Bongaree Dental, allowing them to accommodate more clients in a more timely fashion. It will be operated in the same way as Bongaree Dental, offering the same high level of service, latest treatments and technology and of course, the care. 

When you walk through the door at Bongaree Dental and from October, Banksia Beach Dental, you have a number of treatment options available to you.

“At our practices, we provide all of the treatments that you might expect to receive at a general dental practice,” Kelly said. “We also provide specialised treatments to help patients with dentures to get a fixed solution with the help of dental implants. This treatment is called All-on-4 treatment. “We also provide treatment to people that have dental anxiety with the use of happy gas, sleep dentistry in the form of IV sedation and also treatment under general anaesthetic. Other specialised treatments include smile designing, clear aligners, sleep apnoea devices, wrinkle softening and periodontal treatment.”

Having travelled around Australia with his young family for the past year, Dr Tabrez Prakash (Tabs) is excited to be back providing dental care for Bribie Island and surrounding communities. He has more than 10 years’ experience in general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Dr Tabs brings a friendly attitude and a commitment to providing the highest standard of care for his patients. A local on Bribie Island - when not at Banksia Beach Dental, you'll most likely find Tabs running after his two toddlers at the park or down at the waterfront.

The practice opening hours are Monday - Friday 7.30am-5pm. For further information about Bongaree Dental and the new clinic, Banksia Beach Dental, please phone 3410 1610 or visit their website bongareedental.com.au


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