Caring for You & Your Smile
Whether you’re a new patient or a returning patient, here is where you’ll find the information you need to get the most out of your visit. To us, being a dentist in Orpington means being a pillar of health in the community. To achieve that, we want to be as clear as possible about what you can expect & what we provide. Every patient is different, so this is by no means an exhaustive list of what you might want to know when visiting our office, but it’s a start. Please feel free to call us if you have questions about these topics or anything else.
Please view the pages below to see what sets us apart from any other dentist in Orpington. We look forward to your visit & showing you the difference that caring & compassionate dental care can make in your life.
Dentistry for you!
We don’t want there to be any obstacles between you & your family & great dental care. We have great hours & we are proud to offer our patients convenient appointments that fit even the busiest schedules. We understand that many of our patients work or go to school full time. Our friendly staff always strives to provide appointment times that don’t require time off or missing class. To help you stay on top of your preventive care, we will pre-appoint you for your next appointment at each teeth cleaning visit. Reminders are sent ahead of your appointment so you don’t miss it!
Appointments to Fit Your Schedule
At SmileMaker Dental Care, we provide your family with the dental care you need without having to take time off from work or school for your dentist appointment. We understand that you, our valued patients, lead busy lives & it can be difficult to put aside an hour out of your busy day for a teeth cleaning. That is why we do all we can to open our schedule to allow you to come in when it doesn’t interfere with your day-to-day responsibilities—It’s just another way we show our patients how much we care.
It seems like our patients are busier & busier lately. With all the running around that comes with modern life, it’s easy to let your obligation to your smile fall through the cracks. That’s why we’re committed to making dental care as convenient & accessible as possible by being a dentist that’s open at weekends.
We believe that dentists that are open at weekends offer better access to preventive care, such as cleanings & exams. Better access to preventive care means fewer big dental problems in the future, which means less discomfort, pain & expense. We don’t want you to have to choose between work or school & keeping your smile healthy.
At SmileMaker Dental Care, we want you to be an active participant in your own health. We take the time to listen to your concerns & explain different options, so you can make informed decisions about your dental care & stay involved. We encourage an open dialogue between our dental professionals & our patients. Like any health professionals, we are prone to doctor-speak, but we always strive to speak plainly & avoid jargon! If we ever say a word you don’t understand, please ask us to explain. We believe that the more our patients understand their care, the healthier their smiles will be.
Here are some frequently asked questions about dental care. Please take a look & feel free to contact us if you want more information on any topic.
Speaking Partner Program Overview
Who may join?
Program Fee Details:
Teacher salaries in Mexico
Much needed school supplies for students in our Mexican sister school
Enrichment opportunities for our Mexican speaking partners. (Learn more details about these enrichment incentives in the About Our Sister School tab.)
About our Mexican Sister School:
Frequently Asked Questions:
Adventures Beyond Borders will be working with our sister school in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico, to match registered students by age, grade and language fluency. We’ll do our best to make sure all interested students receive a speaking partner. However, some students may be added to a waitlist until a speaking partner becomes available. Program fees will be refunded if your student is NOT matched with a speaking partner.
Download WhatsApp on a devise your student will have access to throughout the entire 8 weeks. Need assistance? Ask your student! They can likely help. Otherwise, give us a call. We’re happy to walk you through the process.
Speak to your student about personal safety & appropriate behavior when speaking online. We want conversations to get personal... but not TOO personal!
Encourage your student to set up times for the speaking partner meetings that won’t conflict with other activities. Weekends will work best for many of our Mexican speaking partners, as many students there are in school AND working full time.
Review the discussion tips, cancellation policy & the About our Sister School information with your student.
Our program is set up for 8 consecutive weeks. We require at least 8 weeks of communication. This leaves some wiggle room for Spring Break & other holidays.
Be respectful and responsible. If you have to cancel a meeting, contact your partner before the meeting. Reschedule as soon as possible.
If you need to drop out of the program alltogether, please let us know ASAP, so we can reassign your speaking partner. Sorry, your registration fee is non- refundable.
Yes! Our Speaking Partner Program is completely seperate from our Pay it Forward Mexico adventure. Students enrolled in the Speaking Partner Program will communicate with their speaking partners strictly online. Many students who participate in the Speaking Partner Program also choose to join the Pay it Forward Mexico trip, as they get to meet the person they have been getting to know for 8 weeks. But it is not expected or required.
More information for TEACHERS
If you are a Spanish teacher in the US or Canada looking to connect students in your classes with our students in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico - please CONTACT US!