Holistic Dentistry

We do dentistry differently at Dent8.

Since 1992, Dr Alannah Freer has developed her practice around the concept of holistic dentistry. She was one of the first dentists in Brisbane to take this approach and continues to improve holistic treatment techniques and services as new information and technologies become available.

What is holistic dentistry?

Holistic dentistry recognises that: 
  • A patient’s dental health is affected by everything else that’s happening to them – physically, mentally, emotionally and even spiritually
  • Dental treatments can either harm or heal – so dentists have a responsibility to use the best available materials, methods and technologies. 

Dr Alannah Freer discusses holistic dentistry

Holistic dentistry is an approach to dental care that takes into account: 

  • Your overall physical and emotional state, including your anxiety about dental care
  • Oral health’s influence on your overall health and wellbeing – chronic dental infections associated with dead teeth or failed root canal treatments can seriously affect your heart, kidneys and brain
  • The potentially toxic effects of some dental materials such as dental amalgam, fluoride and BPA-containing resins.
“As you ought not to attempt to cure the eyes without the head, or the head without the body, so neither ought you to attempt to cure the body without the soul… For the part can never be well unless the whole is well.”

Plato, Charmides

Dr Allanah Freer and patient

Are you anxious about dental care?

At Dent8 Dental, we love supporting anxious patients to help you have a good experience of dental care.

For some patients, going to the dentist may cause so much stress or anxiety that even making an appointment can feel nearly impossible.

We recognise that and adjust our approach to help you feel at ease. Our experienced, empathetic dentists have a high level of awareness about dental anxiety. We work with you to gain your trust and make you feel as comfortable as possible.

And it works. Many patients who normally need sedation come to Dent8 and feel comfortable enough to have their dental treatments performed without sedation.

Holistic dentistry services

While a holistic approach to dentistry underpins all aspects of our care, some services particularly demonstrate its importance.