Dr Remo Fanelli

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

Choosing a dentist to care for your smile presents overwhelming options. At Fanelli Dental, we want you to feel confident in your choice to trust us with your smile. We welcome questions – big and small – and encourage you to get in touch if you do not see your question listed here.

You can contact us easily via our email form, or for an immediate response, call us directly.


At Fanelli Dental, the most important goal of our dental practice is to provide our patients with the very best dental care possible – dental care they have chosen for themselves after working closely with our dentists to gather all of the information needed to make an informed and confident decision.

While we are not preferred providers, we work hard to help patients obtain reimbursements whenever possible. Many of our patients who want more control over the type of dentistry available to them, or who wish to choose their own dentist outside of health fund guidelines, opt to self-insure by setting aside funds for their family’s dentistry.

Often, participation with health funds limits the quality of care, materials or the amount of time we can spend with each patient in order to remain within fee guidelines. We never cut corners with our patients and welcome you to contact us about your particular health fund and reimbursements.

We offer plenty of financial options so that nothing stands between you and a healthy, beautiful smile that adds to your confidence and quality of life. Patient financing through Smile Right™ dental financing, which offers interest-free options for 6- and 12-month plans makes fitting dentistry into your budget simpler and prevents the need to postpone treatment. 

We also offer long-term financing options through a variety of sources. Give us a call to learn more about how you can receive the best dentistry while keeping the family budget in mind.

Many people put off dental work due to negative experiences when they were younger and the fear of treatment. We understand this at Fanelli Dental and we want to make your visits as relaxing and stress-free as possible. 

Modern dentistry can be a painless process that causes minimal physical and emotional discomfort. We strive, through our kind and compassionate approach, to turn around any negative feelings you have about past dental visits.

We also know that many of our patients need a little help managing dental fear, which is why we offer a number of options for our patients and are happy to sit down and discuss them with you. We work at the pace that is comfortable for our patients; this is very important to us.

Along with nitrous oxide (happy gas) and oral sedation, we offer a fantastic treatment called NuCalm. 

NuCalm uses biochemistry, physics and neurophysiology to counteract the body’s adrenaline response to stress. 

  • Acoustics
  • Supplements
  • Microcurrent stimulation
  • Eye mask

The four steps only take moments to administer and the effects will last for the duration of your procedure, giving you the anxiety-free dental experience you have been searching for.

We welcome you to give us a call. We know sometimes the first step is the hardest. You can count on a friendly voice to answer your questions and help you get started.

Dental Implants

Dental implants cause minimal discomfort and feel similar to having a large filling. Dental implants do not require sedation or result in any downtime. You can have your implant placed right here in our Gladstone dental surgery in about an hour.

Orthodontics for Children and Adults

No. Dr Fanelli is a general dentist who has a keen interest in orthodontic treatment. He has completed extensive studies and residencies in Australia and around the world with leaders in the field of functional orthodontics for the past 30 years. As a general dentist, Dr Fanelli has seen how orthodontics can have a positive impact on other areas of dentistry including the bite, jaw function, sleep health and restorative dentistry such as crowns, veneers, fillings and dental implants.

Dr Fanelli continues his studies each year with a group of like-minded and passionate dentists from around the world who believe the importance of not just straightening teeth for aesthetic purposes, but also developing healthy airways and breathing, optimal facial aesthetics, well-developed tongue posture and facial muscles.

Realising that traditional braces with brackets and wires do not fit neatly into every adult lifestyle, Dr Fanelli offers modern clear braces to move teeth without letting on that you are undergoing treatment. Invisalign is a more comfortable and convenient way to achieve a straight smile, often in less time than it takes to complete traditional orthodontics.

We invite you to contact our Gladstone dental clinic to learn more about orthodontics, functional orthodontics and clear braces.

Paediatric Dentistry

Dr Remo Fanelli strives to prevent dental conditions before they cause lifelong problems, which is why we start monitoring each child’s growth and development from age three, and can from this early age, identify potential areas of concern with regards arch development, facial muscles, tongue placement, oral habits, swallowing patterns, airways and breathing. 

Many of these common developmental challenges require only non-invasive oral appliances such as Myo Munchees or Myobrace for resolution. Exercises to train the lips, tongue and swallowing techniques also contribute to a little one with a healthy smile and proper function.

We value parents’ opinions and maintain open communication from your child’s very first visit to the dental clinic. By working together, and with today’s modern dental techniques, we can avoid many of the problems that occurred just a generation ago – problems that many parents face today with their own teeth alignment and oral health.

Early treatment can greatly decrease, and in some cases stop, the need for expensive and expansive fixed orthodontics later. For children’s orthodontics in Gladstone, contact Fanelli Dental to arrange a consultation with Dr Remo Fanelli, a general dentist with more than 30 years of experience in functional orthodontics. With the proper dental care, your child can enjoy excellent oral health for a lifetime.

Preventive and General Dentistry

Not only do we accept new patients, we warmly welcome your entire family to our dental practice. We have patients aged 18 months to those who have over a century of wisdom and are well-equipped to provide quality dental healthcare at every life stage and with the challenges that changing medical health involves.

Whole Body Health

Recent research links oral health to overall health in nearly every system of the body. Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body, so when infection develops and inflammation is present, it can cause serious health complications.

It is particularly imperative that patients who live with diabetes or heart disease maintain healthy gums, as these conditions are strongly linked.

Certain medications also impact your oral health, which is why we regularly update your medical history.

Care for Expecting Mothers

Gum disease can contribute to low birthweight babies, and it is common for expecting moms to develop pregnancy gingivitis due to fluctuations in hormones. We love watching the families in our Gladstone community grow and will help patients maintain healthy gums throughout pregnancy with personalised treatment plans.

By providing exceptional family dentistry, Fanelli Dental eliminates the need to make additional trips across town to paediatric dentists, or for advanced treatment such as extractions, root canals or orthodontics. We will take care of your dental needs right here in our modern and welcoming surgery.

When you feel dental pain, it is an indication that an oral condition is now advanced. Most dental conditions do not cause pain until they become more involved. What was once a cavity that could be treated with a small filling might now require a root canal treatment and dental crown – or even extraction.

At Fanelli Dental, our regular active maintenance programme is designed to help prevent costly and involved dental procedures by consistently evaluating the health of the teeth, gums and bite.

Regular check-ups will keep our dentists informed of any changes that put your oral health at risk, and diagnostic x-rays will reveal underlying decay, fractures or infection.

Professional cleans with our oral health therapist remove calculus (tartar) and plaque in places that your toothbrush and dental floss cannot reach. The care provided by our oral health therapist complements your daily home care and polishes away surface stains that darken the smile.

Active maintenance is a small investment that pays off by preventing more costly procedures and unexpected dental emergencies that interrupt work and holiday plans.

Even if it has been a while since your last dental visit, we can help you get back on track with healthy teeth and gums. Contact Fanelli Dental, our independently owned and operated Gladstone dental surgery.

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