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About Smile Central

As a privately owned, boutique dental clinic, we provide highly personalised care utilising the latest techniques and technology that focus on patients’ needs and desires rather than treatment modalities dictated by insurers or corporate shareholders. We proudly offer the latest holistic, gentle dental care for the entire family solar-powered of course! We love serving people from all walks of life, from CEOs to recent arrivals. We have experience with various migrant communities and families as diverse as you can imagine.

Our friendly staff, lovely facilities and creature comforts, including streaming services such as Netflix and Spotify, will see you enjoying quality dentistry in comfort and style.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is to provide minimally invasive, gentle dental care. that is planned with each patient to suit their needs. These are not just words. We adopt techniques and utilise the best technology available to ensure that we preserve as much healthy tooth structure as possible, to give patients healthy teeth for life. With laser dentistry and digital imaging, we can achieve optimal results with confidence.

Our History

Smile Central had its beginnings in Biloela, Central Queensland, where it was founded in 1999 by Dr Chris Lauf BDSc. (QLD) and his wife and business partner, Dr Theresa Lauf (DPhil). In 2006, Smile Central expanded to Brisbane and eventually sold the Biloela practice in 2008.

Our city patients have noticed that there’s something special about Smile Central and have benefited from our country beginnings. Our down-toearth approach, where we treat every family like our own, and where generations of families trust us with their care, still holds true. Being a one-stopshop for all types of treatments (there being no other practices or specialists for hundreds of kilometers) also meant convenience and highly integrated and efficient care. Country folk and coal-miners don’t suffer fools, having treatments prolonged or smooth sales-talk. They want to know what’s best for them straight-up, accurate costing and to have the best treatment delivered quickly so that they can get back to doing what they need to do with confidence. They can’t afford to have dental work fail while they’re out mustering; racing against time and weather to bring produce to market; or on roster out at the mines. We respect that and continue to deliver optimal care in a clear and no-nonsense, practical way, always. Through continuous education and investment in cutting-edge technology, we continue to deliver exceptional care for each generation of patients we serve, no matter where they’re from or who they are.

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Experience the Difference

Do you avoid trips to the dentist due to negative childhood experiences, phobias, or worry that you’ll feel pressured into treatment that you can’t afford or don’t fully understand? We’re committed to changing that. At Smile Central, you’re in control of your treatment plan which is co-developed with our friendly dental staff. We’re not answerable to insurers and corporate shareholders; we’re answerable to each and every one of our patients. If you feel like a corporate KPI, at your current practice, it might be time for a change. We’re here to serve you and your family through a variety of treatment options that fit your lifestyle.

Contact us today to reserve your first appointment.

About Smile Central | (07) 3263 1310