As most of you will already know, we have recently expanded our directory to include Cosmetic Dentists. As your teeth play such an important part in your overall appearance it only made sense to cover this area of aesthetics too!
We are meeting some really lovely dentists in the process; none more so than Dr Michael Leong from Just Dental Care in Brisbane, QLD. Dr Leong has been helping us get the right information onto our website and indeed has assisted us with much of the content for our Cosmetic Dentistry section. Certainly all of the staff at his clinic are also really friendly and helpful, and we wanted to have a chat with Dr Leong to learn a little bit more about the man behind the smile.
Growing up in New Zealand, Dr Leong graduated from Otago University in 2002 and says he was inspired to become a cosmetic dentist because he loves to make people smile. “I love to transform their teeth from an “ugly duckling” to a beautiful “swan”. To see an increase in a person’s confidence is also inspiring.”
Dr Leong’s comment that he loves to make people smile certainly rings true. He comes across as a very genuine and happy man, who loves what he does. Indeed, Michael tells us, “People find that I am a bit unique as I like to make people laugh during treatment as well as sing. It is better to have an enjoyable dental experience than a sad and scary one.”
Yes, that sounds good to us! Often, going to the dentist is associated with fear and pain, but to have a dentist who gives us the opposite experience – bring it on, we say!
So, we wonder what Michael’s favourite cosmetic procedure is and why, “The most favourite cosmetic procedure I enjoy doing is Invisalign as this procedure really changes a patient’s aesthetic outcome. It is also very hands-on for the patient and it really encourages the patient to look after their teeth.”
We love Dr Leong’s down-to-earth and approachable nature, and he obviously runs a very successful clinic with happy patients and staff; although, that probably has something to do with his mantra, “no dodgy dentistry”! We also think it’s because he’s such a happy chap!
Married with one child, Dr Leong says he also loves watching rugby and playing sports.
If you would like more information about Dr Michael Leong and his “happy clinic” visit his listing here, or phone directly on 07 3863 3604 to make an appointment.