Dr David Ward
Hi I’m Dave, a Dentist here at The Happy Tooth.
I graduated from Charles Sturt University in Orange NSW back in 2014 after 5 years of study with a Bachelor of Dental Science degree. After my course I was fortunate enough to come back home, to the Family business - The Happy Tooth!
Over the years I have worked at all of The Happy Tooth locations, but since 2015 when we opened The Happy Tooth in Kurri Kurri I have worked here. As a technophile I love using the latest and best technology that the Dental industry has available which is why it is a pleasure to work here as our practice has many devices rarely seen outside specialists’ clinics.
I enjoy the practical side of dentistry, using the most modern equipment, materials and information to create the best possible results for my patients. I am very patient and make sure that your comfort is paramount when visiting our clinic.
Outside of Dentistry I also love technology and electronics playing the Playstation more than I should. When I venture outside I (try) and play tennis with my wife, go SCUBA diving and skiing/snowboarding.
I look forward to seeing you in our practice soon!
Dr Anastasia Chapple-Harris
Hi my name is Anastasia and I graduated from CSU (Orange) with a Bachelor of Dental Science. Prior to studying Dentistry I completed a Bachelor of Science (Biomedicine) at UQ (St Lucia)
I love being a Family Dentist as I find it is a great balance of heart and hands. I love meeting new people and their families and helping to solve problems! Modern dentistry aims to be pleasant, preventive and painless and at The Happy Tooth we have absolutely everything a modern practice has to offer plus more. The best feeling each day is seeing patients leave with smiles on their faces.
When not in the dental surgery I enjoy watching stand-up comedy, visiting new places and spending time with friends and family.
The Happy Tooth is a colourful and friendly family practice and we will always be happy to answer your questions, no matter how big or small. I look forward to seeing you for the opportunity to help keep your smile healthy!
Hi! my name is Jon and I graduated from Randwick Tafe with and Associate Diploma in Dental Technology in 1999. After 2 years of gaining experience throughout a diverse range of cases in the field of dental technology, I furthered my studies as a dental technician by upgrading my qualifications to a Diploma in Dental Technology. In 2004 I pursued my passion further by undertaking an Advanced Diploma in Dental prosthesis, graduating in July 2006 as a registered Dental Prosthetist. In doing so I also received the ‘Phil Harris Award’ for the best student overall. My studies continue today constantly gaining knowledge in the field of dentures and more recently implant retained dentures. In 2009 I was involved in the education of Dental Prosthetics at Randwick Tafe as the assistant teacher for implant retained dentures.
I have been working in Sydney throughout my career and am thoroughly enjoying escaping the city to work within the beautiful surroundings of the Hunter Valley, especially due to the abundance of golf courses, vineyards and exciting motorcycle rides at my fingertips.
Dr Susan Nguyen
Hi, my name is Susan and I am a Dentist here at the Happy Tooth in Kurri Kurri. I graduated from James Cook University in 2014 and I am very excited to be part of the Happy Tooth dental family. I have found creating long-lasting professional relationships with patients and their families to be incredibly rewarding and it is one of the things that I most enjoy about being a Dentist.
My passion in Dentistry is to help my patients achieve confidence in their teeth and their smiles. I enjoy a broad range of dental treatments including root canal therapy, restorative and cosmetic dentistry, paediatric dentistry, orthodontics and especially creating healthy beautiful smiles. I pride myself on being gentle with both my hands and my manner; I understand that life sometimes life gets in the way and I am here to help you get back on track!