Updated Tuesday, 7th June 2022: Originally posted on 23rd October 2021, this purely represents my genuine, non-professional, and personally held opinion as a (one off consultation) patient to Noble Dental Remuera and no one else’s.
Self referred to Noble Dental Remuera on October 2021 to check out a loose tooth and find a new dental practice (after the closure of the dental clinic I used to attend). Review is for the initial consult only and is not reflected nor indicative of their treatments (which I have not undertaken)
Noble Dental staff were generally professional and friendly while following COVID safe guidelines throughout the appointment. Charged 495 NZD for the exam and panoramic X-ray which appears to be in line with what other periodontists in the Auckland Area charge.
I am not sure I necessarily entirely agree with the overall diagnosis. Came away feeling like they made out my overall dental health was in a pretty bad way, may be it is. Yes, Noble Dental are regarded as specialists and claim to be able to detect issues earlier. They suggested any treatments they do for me would be “a gamble” in my situation.
Quoted over ～7000 for cleaning treatment (incl. perioscopy) which may be what it is for specialist treatment.
Considering I originally self referred and while agree that my overall oral health is definitely not the best it could be, It’s just strange none of the other dentists / dental care practitioners (in my search of a new dental practice to routinely attend) I’ve seen recently alluded to the extent of my dental health any where near to the the same level. It certainly very possible there is widespread gum disease in the general population that is going undiagnosed despite regular check ups.
Asked for clinical notes which they agreed to supply, though did have to chase this up a number of times with Noble Dental Remuera. This was eventually supplied to me in condensed form after a month with to their credit a profuse apology for their delay.
As a side note, two reviews coincidentally or otherwise were originally found made by a “Public relations for local dentists” person. Long story short, the PR person in question insisted that the relationship was genuinely patient/dentist and offered to show me his invoices, the PR person then back pedalled with a curious story after I accepted to sight these along with his reviews disappearing.
As advised this is a personal opinion only as a patient / layman and is in no way intended to throw shade on Noble Dental in any way nor any of their expertise. However, have since settled elsewhere for regular check ups / cleaning treatment.
See also a post detailing My general impression of the Dental care industry in New Zealand