Graduating in 1993 from Adelaide University, John worked in regional practices in Gawler and then Mt Gambier, before relocating home in 2002. John returned to the Barossa Valley (having grown up in Freeling) purchasing both the Nuriootpa Dental Surgery and the associated Kapunda clinic.
John found they quickly outgrew these premises, the outdated equipment and 80’s decor. He had the vision and determination to provide something to the Barossa community that had never been achieved before in primary health care by undertaking the building of a state of the art, modern, specialised dental clinic.
The name ‘Barossa Dental’ was registered in 2005, it wasn’t until 2008 that Johns vision came to fruition with the amalgamation of the two smaller practices into the modern practice we have today.
Having worked in regional dental practice for 20 years, John has developed a comprehensive approach to his patients dental health. His thirst for knowledge has seen him travel far and wide to undertake continuing education courses, and he has enjoyed bringing back new techniques to the Barossa.
John has a special interest in complex rehabilitation of broken down mouths, often involving dental implants, and in cosmetic cases.
As ongoing commitment to our children of the practice, Barossa Dental has enlisted the full-time services of an Oral Health Therapist (OHT), who specialises in seeing children and adolescents to the age of 18.
Emma completed a Bachelor of Oral Health degree at the University of Adelaide in 2010 and is our children's dental program practitioner.
Emma joined the team at Barossa Dental in 2011 and continues to take part in various professional development courses.
To maintain oral and dental health we recommend regular hygiene appointments. These appointments are performed by an oral health therapist (OHT) or hygienist, practitioners who are qualified specifically in the prevention of dental disease.
Lisa is our very experienced dental hygienist who completed an Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene) in 2006.
She will be happy to treat all members of your family. Lisa has some very loyal patients, who have been seeing her for many years.
Lisa lives with her husband and children in the Barossa Valley.
After working in the industry for 20 years, Jodie has further completed her Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygienist).
Jodie is committed to addressing her patient’s individual needs through personalised education and management of oral health and disease. Jodie embraces the role of prevention as a priority in dental care. Jodie continues to stay updated with the latest advancements in her profession to ensure that her patients are receiving the greatest level of care possible. Her bubbly personality and gentle technique combine for exceptional patient comfort.
Jodie was born and raised in the Barossa Valley where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys going to the beach, gardening and spending time with family and friends.
Our qualified dental assistants at Barossa Dental are caring and efficient. Their highest priority is to ensure that all our patients are made as comfortable as possible throughout their appointment.
As well as assisting the dentist during clinical procedures, our dental assistants are responsible for the sterilisation of clinical instruments, maintenance of dental equipment and the enforcement of strict infection control procedures.
Our dental assistants are an invaluable part of the Barossa Dental Team.
Our front office team are heavily involved in the daily running of Barossa Dental. They are your first point of contact and they will assist you in scheduling your appointment with your chosen dentist, oral health therapist or hygienist.
Barossa Dental is equipped with HICAPS facilities, which enables the front office team to claim your health fund rebate on the day of your appointment. Please bring your health fund card with you to all appointments and remember to update your contact information with the front office team if there have been any changes.
Should you have any questions about your appointment or the practice, please do not hesitate to ask one of our friendly front office team members.