Christmas 2018

Team on the lose for Christmas celebrations

The team escaped from the Newcastle Escape Rooms and into Rustica for dinner.

Such fun was had by all.


Ladies Day 2018


Muswellbrook Race Club Ladies Day

A fun day was had by all at the Muswellbrook Race Club, Ladies Day.

Thank you to Muswellbrook RSL club for hosting a memorable event. 

The draw for the 2018-2019 year of racing was held at the annual gold sponsors dinner with the team walking away with sponsoring the Denman Cup. 

We hope to see you all down at the track!

Giving back 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 and the local Muswellbrook community for their support. 

Implementing Sterile Procedures in the Dental Practice

Surgical draping 


Sam and Tiarne have been down to the Australian Dental Association in Sydney, learning how to Implementing sterile procedures at The Happy Tooth.

Training topics included;

  • Surgical set-up
  • Clean vs Sterile
  • Correct hand scrubbing techniques
  • Optimal sterilization and wrapping of surgical instruments
  • Surgical protocol in Implantology
  • Sharps and biological waste control

The girls can now assist the practitioner and/or assistant to master the skills required to efficiently scrub-up, drape, assist or perform oral surgery in a safe environment and follow set surgical protocol.




Birthday and Farewell Celebrations


A happy and sad occasion

They say that time flies when your having fun, did you know we have been open In the Muswellbrook community for four years now!!

What a fun night out we had celebrating our 4th birthday and the farewell or our much loved Dentist, Dr Julia Tarnay. 

Julia is off to travel the world before heading back to her home town in Victoria. We wish her and her partner Brooke all the best and safe travels. 

A big thank you to Goldfish Bar and Kitchen for putting on such a member able occasion. If you are looking for a venue for your next event, be sure to have a look at their website;

Rest at ease whilst you have a Happier time at The Happy Tooth


Staff members training 


Sit back and relax

Nervous, anxious and wriggly Patients can continue to rest at ease whilst in our qualified and trained staff's care! The team attended a Nitrous oxide - Happy Gas course with Dr Michael Walker

About Dr Walker - Dr Michael Walker is a Dental Board Approved Sedation Practitioner and is the external examiner for the Intravenous Sedation course at the University of Sydney.

Be sure to ask us about Happy Gas at your next Dental Appointment. 




Avoid Traumatic Dental Injury - Wear a Mouthguard

Staff members: Aleisha and Tiarne with their Mouthgurds and certificates

Staff members: Aleisha and Tiarne with their Mouthgurds and certificates

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 20years in Australia and overseas on Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Dental Injuries.

Aleisha and Tiarne with Dr Brett Dorney

Aleisha and Tiarne with Dr Brett Dorney

Tiarne making a mouthguard

Tiarne making a mouthguard

G'day at the open day

 Goodstart Early Learning Muswellbrook

Practice Coordinators Shannon and Caitlin attended Goodstart Early Learning's open day.

The girls handed out Fairy Floss and Oral Health Promotional show bags to all that attended.

It’s always a pleasure attending these events in our community. A big shout out to the hard working team in the Muswellbrook center, who allow parents to leave there kids in a safe and nurturing environment whilst they are at work.

2018 Bengalla Upper Hunter Show

Petting Zoo success

The team had a wonderful time interacting with the Muswellbrook community at this years show.  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 Oakvale Farm and Fauna World. 

A big thank you to every one who stopped to say hi and we look forward to seeing you all at the 2019 show.  


Take a look inside - 360 degree tour

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

Project Yeti - Nepal Dental Aid Mission 2017


Belinda and Caitlin headed off on a life changing experience to Nepal in 2017. They worked with Project Yeti as Dental Aid for two weeks at the Kopan Monastery.

During their time at the Monastery; the girls got to experience the Buddhist religion, strict routine for the Monks and the Monastic lifestyle. The girls are very thankful to all the Patients at The Happy Tooth, the Kurri local community/business and Dr David Ward, that made generous donations to help get them there.

“Real happiness in life starts when you begin to cherish others.”

About Project Yeti

The Project was founded in 2012 by Dr George Manos and his wife Helen. Dr Manos and Helen aimed to provide dental care and oral health education in Kathmandu. The clinic is within the Kopan Monastery which is near Boudhanath, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal.

Want to help? Dental Operators and trained support staff are highly sort after.

Have you heard about our latest promotion?

Early bird specials on Mouthgurads for this sporting season.

Muswellbrook we have your local team colours *subject to availability 

Muswellbrook we have your local team colours *subject to availability 

Mouthgurads will be Health Fund ONLY (meaning no out of pocket expense) or a fixed price for the period of 1/2/18 - 30/3/18.

To avoid disappointment, be sure to book an appointment on (02)6541 1111 during this period!

*For fixed price, please contact the surgery on (02)6541 1111


Don't forget to Floss!!

Team members Katrina, Shannon, Tiarne Laura and our helper Brad

Team members Katrina, Shannon, Tiarne Laura and our helper Brad

If you don't floss your teeth you are not cleaning 30% of your mouth.

The team have been busy reminding the community about the overall health benefits of flossing their teeth, through the sales of Fairy Floss.

The idea is encourage people to remember that flossing is just as important as brushing your teeth! The surfaces between our teeth -where they touch, is the most common area where tooth decay starts. 

 At each fete we sold Fairy Floss to customers, they also received a bag of goodies which contained; a toothbrush, toothpaste, Oral Health Information and most importantly Dental FLOSS!

All funds raised by the sale of the Fairy Floss were donated to the Schools. 

We would like to thank St James Primary School and Muswellbrook South Public School for inviting us out to their fetes on 22 October and 3 November. 

Do you have an event coming up, would you like The Happy Tooth to come along? Call us today on (02)6541 1111. 

Helper Brad with team members Katrina and Samantha. 

Helper Brad with team members Katrina and Samantha. 

Samantha - the Floss Boss and Nikki

Samantha - the Floss Boss and Nikki

Gold Sponsors club

Staff members photographed with "The Muswellbrook Cup"

Staff members photographed with "The Muswellbrook Cup"

Muswellbrook Race Club 2017 Gala Dinner

A fun night was had by all at the Muswellbrook Race Club, Gold Sponsors Gala dinner.

Thank you to Muswellbrook RSL club for hosting a memorable event. 

The draw for the 2017-2018 year of racing was carried out with the team walking away with the honor of sponsoring the Ladies Day event. 

We hope to see you all down at the track!

Practice Coordinators, Katrina and Shannon with Dental Assistant Samantha

Practice Coordinators, Katrina and Shannon with Dental Assistant Samantha

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.

The 2017 Happy Tooth Sporting teams


As the 2017 Sporting season draws to an end.........

We would like to congratulate all our "Happy Teams" on an outstanding effort, on an off the field. 

Muswellbrook Women's League Tag - Under 14's

Muswellbrook Jnr Netball - The Happy Tooth Fairies

Muswellbrook Mixed Touch Football Team - The Happy Tooth Hurricanes 

Expressions School of Dance 

Wishing you all the best for the finals..... go Happy Tooth!