There’s A New Dental Spa Making You Rethink Everything You Know About Dentist Appointments

Sage Space brings chic dental health ‘rituals’ to Darlinghurst in an aim to redefine dental care.

The rise of wellness studios and gap in the dental market has led to the opening of luxury dental studio Sage Space, a first of its kind in Australia, situated in Darlinghurst, Sydney.

Founder, Dentist and Design Graduate, Corbin Barry has teamed up with Strutt Studios to design the flagship space, launching the never-before-seen concept of luxury preventative dental care. 

With guidance from leading medical specialists, Sage Space’s approach integrates wellness and dental expertise into a chic ritual of care. From the bright interiors to the array of local products that welcome you to the reception area – every moment and touch point has been considered. 

“Between working as a dentist for nearly a decade and leading the practice at Annandale Dental, I’ve come to see a few leaky holes in the boat that is the dental industry. Namely, the lack of preventative dental care for reasons like cost, fear and, to put it plainly, a hatred of visiting the dentist. All of which leads to painful, costly emergency dental work,” says Corbin.

Sage Space makes prevention pleasurable, by creating a space that is truly immersive and luxurious, transforming something people usually dread, into a deep act of self-care.

The concept intends to flip an industry focused on treatment (be it cosmetic rehabilitation or emergency work) upside down, to focus solely on prevention. 

“We want to be the fresh new face of dental health that says to every individual: enjoy all the things you love from wine to sweets to morning coffee – so long as you come to a regular preventative appointment, there’s nothing you can’t do in moderation. And we’re never going to judge your lifestyle, ever!” says Corbin. 

The space is designed to encourage a focus on preventative oral health. Instead of dreading a dental checkup, Sage offers luxurious “rituals” that transform clinical appointments into moments of self-care. Customers begin with an Essential Ritual (deep clean, checkup and stain removal) and, depending on their needs, can access everything from The Glow (specialist whitening) to The Renewal (jaw muscle massage) or even Invisalign services – and much more in between. 

A collaborative, round-table of leading dental and medical specialists supports the Sage clinicians. Protocols are informed by Periodontics; Ear, Nose and Throat; Oral Pathology and Dental Sleep Medicine to ensure the Sage approach remains consistent, ethical and, importantly, of the highest standard.

“I wanted to create something completely unique to the industry that doesn’t feel like it has anything to do with traditional healthcare because let’s face it, hospitals, traditional dentists’ offices and the like, are pretty triggering. Between the white lights reminiscent of an interrogation room, the stinging scent of antiseptic and scary-looking tools on display it might look clean but it certainly ain’t pretty, “ says Corbin.

Sage Space is defining a new category – neither strictly dental nor purely wellness.

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