The future of dental cleaning has arrived

EMS Airflow machine

EMS Airflow machine

Introducing our new Airflow cleaning machine

Have you had a painful dental clean in the past? We have heard you and thus the arrival of the new Airflow machine.

How is it different from a traditional clean?

  • Uses low noise and vibrations for Patient comfort

  • Gentle application of kinetic energy

  • No scratching of the tooth surface

  • Warm water and powder

  • Cleans and polishes in one single procedure

  • Removes biofilm and stains on teeth

The machine can be used in the following ways:

  • In the tooth pit and fissures

  • Around Orthodontic brackets and implants

  • On restorations

  • To clean both adult and baby teeth, including the tongue and palate

Be sure to book your next Hygiene appointment with the Airflow machine, please request with the receptionist when making your appointment.


2019 Celebrations

The team had a wonderful time at this years Barkuma Neighbourhood Centre Family Fun Day, held at “Binarri Jinama-Gu”.

The community were educated on the important role that oral health has on our overall health through games such as Happy Tooth/Sad Tooth and Brush away that Bacteria.

We hope to see you all at the 2020 event.

A fun day out at the 2019 Nostalgia Festival

The team had a wonderful time interacting with the Kurri Kurri community at this years Nostalgia Festival.

 They were busy handing out Free Oral Health show bags and managed to seek in some time with some cute,fluffy and scaly friends from Hunter Valley Zoo.

A big thank you to every one who stopped to say hi and we look forward to seeing you all at the 2020 celebrations.

Cerec - One Visit Dentistry

We have a new toy!

The Happy Tooth is always trying to keep up with modern technology and have upgraded one of our machines to the Cerec Milling Unit. If you have had a crown made in the past, you would know the long process of having to have a bulky temporary in for up to 2 weeks while your crown is being designed in a lab off site. The Happy Tooth Kurri offers SINGLE VISIT crowns!! What does this mean? It means we can scan, design and mill your crown all in house on the same day, so there is no need for a second appointment. You will walk in for your preparation and walk out with a brand new crown! If this is something that interest you, please call the surgery on (02) 4936 2011 to arrange a consultation.



Two Thousand and Eighteen

The Christmas party went of with a “Bang” this year at The Cessnock Clay Target Gun Club.

A big thank you to Ian and the team of volunteers for hosting us on the day.

We followed up with Dinner at Nan Kerr’s Kitchen in Pokolbin, thanks to Jimmy and the team for their amazing hospitality.

Surgical Draping

Implementing and maintaining a sterile field in the work place

In the Dental practice setting up and maintaining a sterile field is apparent for both patient care and treatment success.

We always aim to stay on top of changes to the guidelines and within the industry.

On Friday Paige, Dr Ana and Carol participated in a Surgical Draping course. Thank you to Cathy Schafer from C & L Dental Education Consultants for such an informative and hands on presentation.

Getting behind Charities and showing our support

Daffodil Day, Jeans for Jeans day and Red Nose Day

The team have had a busy few months raising much needed funds and awareness for charity. 

We think that they looked funny in red noses, pretty in jeans and mellow in yellow!

Such a great effort was put in by all and we would like to thank all of our Patients for their support. 

Payment plans now available


Have your teeth done now, pay later!

Did you hear? We have teamed up with Zip Pay to offer this wonderful service to our Patients.

Eligibility, the person who is taking out the finance plan must meet the following criteria:

  • Over the age of 18

  • Australian Citizen or Permanent resident

  • Have a valid Australian mobile phone number and email address 

  • Have a bank account/ debit card for regular payments

  • Have a verified Facebook, PayPal or LinkedIn account in your own name.


If you wish to use the payment plan option please advise the Dentist at your next visit or call the surgery on (02) 4936 2011 to discuss booking an appointment using the service.

NOTE - Please apply for your Zip Pay account PRIOR to your appointment, via the Zip website;

*Up to the value of $1,000.00

Building trust at PULSE Rock climbing

Team members learning the ropes

Team members learning the ropes

Smiles all round at Team Building night

The team had a wonderful night out at Pulse climbing in Newcastle. 

We all learned new skills and were put out of our comfort zone in terms of height and control.

Our communication was put to the test when we were given goggles and eye wear that was blacked out. (meaning we could not see)

If you are looking of a fun day out or some where to take the family on a rainy day, we would defiantly recommend Pulse Rock climbing for all ages. 

Check out their web site for session times and pricing:


Avoid Traumatic Dental Injury - Wear a Mouthguard

Staff members: Paige, Hayley and Carol with Dr Brett Dorney

Staff members: Paige, Hayley and Carol with Dr Brett Dorney

Mouthguards can protect you from some serious sporting injuries, such as broken jaws, fractured, cracked or knocked-out teeth, cut lips and tongues. You can play any sport with a mouthguard, you don’t just have to be playing obvious contact sports like rugby union, rugby league, AFL, hockey, etc to sustain those kinds of injuries. Even non-contact sports like cricket, basketball and even netball, carry a real risk of accidental collision, resulting in dental trauma.

If you have braces it is highly recommended to wear a mouthguard to avoid grazes or serious injuries to the lip, cheek and tongue.

Our staff have recently completed a training course – Modern Mouthguards presented by Dr Brett Dorney. This hands on practical course will ensure that your mouthguard is made with special moulding techniques to minimise impact.

About Dr Dorney;

Dr Dorney has been awarded fellowships from The Academy for Sports Dentistry, the International College of Dentists and the Academy of Dentistry International and has also been lecturing for 20 years in Australia and overseas on Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Dental Injuries.

Teeth - off all different shapes and sizes

"Fangs at the Nostalgia Festival"

The team had yet again a wonderful time at the 2018 Nostalgia Festival interacting with the Kurri Kurri community.

They were busy handing out Free Oral Health show bags and managed to seek in some time with our cute,fluffy and scaly friends from The Hunter Valley Zoo

A big thank you to every one who stopped to say hi and we look forward to seeing your "Fangs" at your next Dental Appointment or at the 2019 festival.  




Come on in - take the 360 degree tour


Take the 360 degree tour of our Practice

We have teamed up with Cube and Google to invite you to have a look at our Practice via Google street view. 

The Sporting season is fast approaching...... and so is our latest promotion

Have you got a Mouthguard?

Kurri Kurri we have your team colours *Subject to availablity 

Kurri Kurri we have your team colours *Subject to availablity 

Mouthgurads will be Health Fund ONLY (meaning no out of pocket expense) or a fixed price for the period of 1/2/18 - 31/3/18.

To avoid disappointment, be sure to book an appointment on (02)49362011 during this period!
*For fixed price, please contact the surgery on (02)49362011


Keeping up with the latest Life Saving Skills



Medical emergencies in the Dental practice is something we all wish to be prepared for. 
Every year Cynergex Group come out to The Happy Tooth and provides Medical Emergency training. 
This ensures that all of our Dentists and support staff are up to date and prepared for any Medical Emergency that may arise.

The Vern-Barnett Award for Excellence in Dental Assisting

2017 Winner Megan Budd

2017 Winner Megan Budd

Megan wins prestigious award

On Saturday 16th of September 2017, the team attended the 2017 The Dental Assistants' Professional Association conference, held at the International Convention Centre Sydney - ICC Sydney.

Megan was nominated for The Vern-Barnett Award for Excellence in Dental Assisting by Dr David Ward and was crowned the winner by a selection of Dentists, Mrs Vern-Barnett and industry peers from the Dental Assistants Professional Association.

What does the award stand for?

Nominations had to meet a selection criteria; 
Influence a student
Volunteered to help the underserved
Organised continuing education courses
Developed procedures to improve the workplace
Be an exceptional mentor for staff or made your workplace a better environment in which to operate

We would like to congratulate Megan on her achievements.

Town of Murals 2017 Art Show

Staff Members, Paige and Tayla pictured in The Advertiser 

Staff Members, Paige and Tayla pictured in The Advertiser 

The inaugural Towns of Murals Art Show attracted more than 200 entries

The Town of Murals Art Show was officially open on Saturday 9th of September 2017.

With over 200 high quality entries, the judges sure had a tough job picking the winners.

We would like to extend our congratulations to all the entries.

Category winners were:

Traditional – Wednesday’s Child by Susanne Gorring

Contemporary – Exotic by Rene Brager

Aboriginal – Sunrise by Vicki Purvis

Watercolour – In the Rain by Yvonne Barnett

Miniature – House by the River by Gaye Shield

Still Life or Flowers – From my Garden by Eugenia Dunlevie

Senior Youth – first prize, Ariel Dreaming by Abby Ussher; second, Green Tree Frog by Matilda Brown; third, Wandering Girl by Ebony Cannon.

Youth – Japanese Dragon by Ryan Lewis

Junior Youth (joint winners) – Home by Mekari Trevor Pattern; Spiderman by Chantelle Gray; The Past and the New by Luca Heibel

The Happy Tooth look forward to being proud sponsors of the 2018 Town of Murals Art Show.