Formerly known as John Howard Dental
Suite 7, 167 Albert Street, Brisbane
Level 1 of Royal Albert Hotel (Through Cafe Mondial) QLD 4000
reception@significantsmiles.com.au

Dental Anxiety Brisbane

Does a prior bad experience at the dentist prevent you from seeing a dentist?

Not Feeling Confident Because Of Your Crooked Teeth?

Boutique Dental Practice

Achieve a confident and beautiful new smile through our Dental Treatments in Brisbane CBD.

Process to Perfection

High Quality & Comfortable Dental Treatments In Brisbane CBD
Consultation
During our initial consultation, we will explore all options to create a tailored treatment plan best suited to your budget and smile goals.
Digital Scan
Due to our latest technology we can scan your teeth and give you an outline on how long the Invisalign treatment would take to get your desired result
Sparkle Away
We will look after you and your oral health every step of the way, and move at your own pace to assist you with your anxiety.
Safe & Predictable
As time passes by you will notice your smile will be more realigned efficiently and safely as possible as braces have been through and tested.
Payment Plan It
No matter the treatment we offer interest free payment plan options!

Not Just Another Dentist

High Quality & Comfortable Dental Treatments In Brisbane CBD

5 Reasons, To Choose Us

Dental Expertise & Genuine Care
Here, at Significant Smiles, you are treated like royalty, but also as a part of our family. Your input and comfort are highly valued and looked after throughout your treatment and beyond. As your family grows with us, meaning we’ll be your partner in health for the years (and smiles) to come.
Innovative
Technology
The latest technology to assist you in making a customised plan for your smiling goals. Every smile and set of priorities are different. Our Significant Smiles dentist works along your side to curate a care plan that fits your needs, budget and expectations.
Comfortable And
Pain Free
It is our mission to replace past unpleasant dental experiences and anxieties with pleasant dental visits. We know dental phobia is real and to many, sole obstacle in delaying seeking much needed treatments. We are here to help, at your pace, in a comfortable environment where you will feel cared for, heard and truly understood.
5.0 Star Google
Rated Dentist
We are rated 5.0 on Google! A perfect score from clients that we’ve helped rejuvenate a beautiful smile. We want to provide you with the most professional and personal service, and most of all, help you project your inner beauty to its full capacity
Flexible Payments with Fixed Smiles
We make it accessible for you to elevate and stimulate your inner self. With the flexibility and variety of our interest free payment plans. It is a very simple process to set up and we can even help you select one if preferred.

One of the Most Advanced Dental Anxiety Treatments in Brisbane CBD

Dedication, Technology and Design are at the CORE of the practice to supports and strengthen dental treatments

Your Local Dentist in Brisbane CBD

What are the benefits of sedation dentistry?

There are two chief purposes for sedation dentistry: to ease anxiety and to prepare patients for longer treatments or procedures.
Sedation dentistry also takes a few forms, from nitrous oxide (happy gas) to general anaesthesia, which renders the patient unconscious (but must be performed in a hospital setting). Right here at Pickup Significant Smiles, we offer nitrous oxide (happy gas) and local sedation for certain procedures.
Your comfort is our top priority, and we’ll be happy to sit down with you to discuss your options. Whether you’re too nervous to sit in the dental chair, or have been putting off an extensive treatment, we have sedation dentistry to help get you through.

Happy Gas

Happy Gas is administered intravenously through a vein in the arm and involves a combination of certain chemicals which leads to a relaxed and calm experience at the dentist.
Happy gas is very regulated and safe as patients can easily exhale and inhale air through their mouth for “ordinary air” and within a few breaths, the happy gas would have left the body
After the dental procedure, just breathing in pure oxygen for 3 minutes will flush out the body of the happy gas and within 20 minutes, patients can safely drive home.
Not everyone may qualify for happy gas, as it depends on the length of your procedure or the extent of your dental fear. Most surgical procedures will still use local anaesthesia as well, numbing that area of your mouth before moving forward with the treatment.

We Can Help!

Have you been putting off dental treatments because of your fear of the dentist? Let us help!
Here at Significant Smiles, we have the sedation options you need to keep you calm and collected for your appointment, so you can get the treatments you need to have a brilliant, healthy smile.
IV sedation can make it easier to get treatment if you’re apprehensive about a procedure such as getting dental implants, having a tooth removed, or having root canal work.
If you’re anxious about dental visits in general, we may recommend IV sedation for routine procedures such as cleanings.

Our Procedures

Call our friendly team and they will help you arrange an appointment. We are available 4 days per week, from 8.00 am to 5pm. On Friday we are open from 8 – 12pm.

We know it can be a daunting process, so we make sure we guide you through every step of the way and make you feel as comfortable as can be. Our team is trained to help you feel at ease from the moment you arrive in our practice, additionally we also offer various means of sedation

We offer Veteran, Pension Concession and Child  Dental Benefits Schedule rebates. 

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We offer various competitive interest free payment plan options that will allow you to pay for your selected treatment in flexible installments.

Our Treatments

Happy gas has benefited many people who would otherwise fail to get the dental care they need because the mere thought of stepping inside a dental clinic triggers strong feelings of anxiety or even dread.
Sedation dentistry may also be right for you if you have:
  • A sensitive mouth.
  • Strong gag reflex.
  • Resistance to local anaesthetic.
  • A general anxiety disorder.
  • A phobia about dental procedures.
When considering any type of sedation, your dentist will make sure it’s safe for you by assessing your health. This will include asking about your medical history and whether you’re taking any medications.

If you’re located in Brisbane CBD, Spring Hill, Fortitude Valley, Petrie Terrace, New Farm, Milton, & surrounding areas we have got you covered for getting rid of all dental imperfections with our porcelain veneers treatment.

Patient Stories

We love our patients, and we are happy to hear that they love us just as much!
Ben Van Dam
Ben Van Dam
26 September 2023
I have been to many dentists and always felt like I didn’t know what was happening and not respected. Significant Smiles is patient, kind, takes the time to explain everything, and goes out of their way to make sure you are comfortable and that you understand what is going on. Prices are better than other dentists as well. This is everything you could want in a dentist.
Alice Miller
Alice Miller
20 September 2023
As someone who has had some traumatic dental experiences in the past and has a general fear of dentists I highly recommend visiting Dr Zohal. She is very welcoming, makes you feel at ease and talks you through the process. I felt very comfortable with Dr Zohal and her lovely assistant. I will definitely be back.
taniellysommer
taniellysommer
11 September 2023
I have to say that Dr. Zohal is simply wonderful. I definitely recommend her. My husband has needle issues and anxiety and she was just amazing. Kind, patient and she has a special way of calming people down. Another thing I loved is that she explains everything in detail about what will be done and why and during the procedure she tells us what she is doing at each step, giving us incredible confidence. Not to mention her sensational team. They make us feel comfortable and safe. A special thank you to Judy for always being kind and patient and to Kelly for recommending us. Thanks
HELOISA BRUNO
HELOISA BRUNO
4 September 2023
Going to the dentist has always been a nightmare for me, but my experience completely changed after meeting Dr. Zohal. I have some issues with my jaw, and she demonstrated exceptional kindness, gentleness, and patience toward me during the procedures. Thanks to her expertise and care, I am now willing to visit the dentist more frequently, but only with Dr. Zohal by my side.
Anne-Maree Keegan
Anne-Maree Keegan
3 August 2023
As a patient of Dr John Howard for more than 30years, I was apprehensive about returning to the surgery after his retirement. However, I was in need of immediate attention to my front tooth. I was reconciled in the belief that John would only hand over his patients to a dentist of the highest calibre and, happily, my experience turned out to prove just that. From volunteering to come in to attend to me before the start of the scheduled list of patients to the job completed, Dr Azami’s expertise is A1. I couldn’t be happier with the service from the new team. Thanks for your discretion in finding a true professional, John. Thank you to the team.
Guillaume Merouze
Guillaume Merouze
20 July 2023
I've been to many dentist and I have to be honest this one is the best. Honest and professional, very friendly, would recommend everyone to visit.
Salaciel De Paz Arroyo
Salaciel De Paz Arroyo
20 July 2023
Great team, no hidden costs, No pain. Definitely I'll come back
Jodie Hume
Jodie Hume
19 July 2023
Lovely dental practice Dr Zohal Azami has a very calming presence and great sense of humour 😄. She is though in her job and great at what she does my filling was pain free 😊.
Rahl Avenido
Rahl Avenido
18 July 2023
A few years ago, I had the pleasure of crossing paths with Dr. Zohal at my local dental clinic before her departure. She demonstrated an exceptional ability in creating a comfortable atmosphere to make me feel at ease. In addition, not only was she super easy to work with, she ensured she really understood my situation and took the extra effort to provide educational insights and keep me informed about the proceedings. Dr. Zohal’s work is consistently of the highest standard. After some years, I decided to get in contact with her again and my expectations were more than met. She generously took the time to chat with me before and after my first appointment making me feel welcomed and fostering a sense of familiarity. What truly stood out that left the strongest impression on me was her profound respect for her staff. Watching and listening to her interact with them, her humility was readily apparent and showed that she deeply valued them and rightfully so. Her assistants, Bianca and Judy, exhibit a high level of proficiency in their roles and I can see why Dr. Zohal holds them in such high regard.
JIANG Alyosha
JIANG Alyosha
26 June 2023
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Got a case of dental anxiety?

Porcelain veneers dramatically transform the appearance of teeth, with a smile makeover that can last 15 to 20 years.
We understand that visiting a dentist can be quite daunting, that is why we want to make absolutely sure that from the moment you walk into our practice you are well looked after. We will do everything we possibly can to make you feel as comfortable as can be, where you can set the pace as we discuss every treatment step-by-step for you.

You are not alone. Read that again.

A staggering 1 in 3 individuals suffer from Dental anxiety and Dental fear. And it is that fear that has prevented these deserving individuals from seeking the treatment they need and achieve the smiles they dream of.

Here at Significant Smiles, we welcome anxious and nervous patients – may your anxiety give you shakes or shivers, sweats or tears, we are here to help. The gentler and more empathetic approach to dentistry has won hearts of many of our patients.

We strive to get a deeper understanding of your truth, and together fashion a treatment plan that meets your goals in a comfortable boutique environment. Our services will respect your emotions and help build your confidence new positive experiences and significant smiles.

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A beautiful new smile can change your confidence for good

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We Accept All Major Private Health Funds

We accept all major health insurance funds and we can process your claim on the spot using HiCAPS
We are not just about providing you with the best oral care. We want you to be the best version of you, and to radiate that feeling we offer various treatments to enhance your smile.
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Brisbane CBD, Spring Hill, Fortitude Valley, Petrie Terrace, New Farm, Milton, South Bank, South Brisbane, West End, Paddington, Woolloongabba, Bald Hills, Carina, Cannon Hill, Carseldine, Newstead, Spring Hill, Red Hill, Kelvin Grove
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