Dr. Alexy Ward

Dr Alexy Ward, Principal Dentist

Dr Alexy Ward, Principal Dentist

Hi, my name is Alexys Ward and I am the principal dentist at The Happy Tooth. I graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and since graduating I have completed over 40 additional courses in advanced dentistry including Implant Dentistry.

I grew up on a small farm near Maitland and now live on a farm close to Cessnock. When I am not in the Dental Surgery you will find me outside in the garden or with our horses and other animals. I have practiced dentistry in both Sydney and the Hunter Valley over the past seven years. The city experience allowed me to gain experience and expertise in advanced dental techniques using the latest equipment and technology. I took all of this experience to design and build my dream practice in Cessnock, Singleton and now Muswellbrook.

The Happy Tooth Muswellbrook has been fitted out with equipment of the 21st century to give you the best possible dental care, ensuring we have all of the latest top class equipment and facilities. I want each patient to have what I would want in dental treatment – that is treatment that looks great, feels great, and lasts as long as possible. I have always adhered to the philosophy of, 'if you are going to do something, do it well and always give it your best'.


Dr David Ward

Hi I’m Dave, a Dentist here at The Happy Tooth.

I graduated from Charles Sturt University in Orange NSW with a Bachelor of Dental Science and following my degree made the move back home, The Hunter.

I am thrilled to be working at the Happy Tooth, a practice that strives to make the dental experience as pleasant as possible, with its welcoming, enthusiastic team and state of the art technology.

As a Dentist, I have the privilege of meeting new people and helping them each and every day. I pride myself on my friendly, easy going nature and I hope to make your visit to the Dentist as comfortable and stress free as possible. I enjoy my job. It is an incredibly rewarding career and the Hunter community has been very welcoming.

Outside of Dentistry I love to travel and work on the family farm.

I look forward to meeting you all soon!

Dr. DAvid Ward

Dr. DAvid Ward


Dr Anastasia Chapple-Harris

Dr Anastasia Chapple- HArris

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, viney

Jon Pride, Prosthetist

Jon Pride, Prosthetist


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