• 237 Greenhill Road, Dulwich
  • 08 8431 6162

About Us

Adelaide Paediatric Dentistry is a practice specialising in dentistry for infants, children, adolescents and those with special needs.

Adelaide Paediatric Dentistry was established by Associate Professor Sam Gue in 2015, following twelve years of solo specialist private practice in Adelaide. The philosophy was to develop a centre of excellence in Paediatric Dentistry. Bringing together specialists in Paediatric Dentistry who all share the same desire and passion for treating infants, children, adolescents and those with special needs. The specialists at Adelaide Paediatric Dentistry  bring a variety and wealth of experiences and a base of Paediatric Dentistry from the Women’s and Children’s Hospital to create a unique and special centre.

We are committed in providing comprehensive oral care in all aspects of paediatric dentistry including management of complex dental conditions, dental treatment for those with medical conditions and special needs, dental trauma, oral surgery, dental caries and children and adolescents who are anxious about dentistry.

We are committed to providing the very best of specialised care for your child or children in a caring, trusting and enjoyable environment.

We take pride in delivering an exceptionally high standard of dental care for each and every child from the first moment you make contact with us and throughout your time with us.

We aim to provide a level of care that will allow your child or children to have the most successful future path of oral health.

DR SAM GUE

PRINCIPLE PAEDIATRIC DENTIST

BDS, MDSc(Paed), FRACDS, FRACDS(Paed), FICD, FPFA

Sam was born in Broken Hill, New South Wales and moved to Adelaide in 1979. He attended Prince Alfred College and represented the school in both the 1st VIII rowing crew and 1st XI hockey team.

Sam graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1997 and completed his specialist training in Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Sydney in 2001. During this time he was based at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, Hospital, Sydney Dental Hospital and Randwick Children’s Hospital. In 2000 he was awarded the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry Colgate research prize. In 2001 Sam completed his Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

Following the completion of his specialist training in 2001, Sam undertook a period of advanced training in Paediatric Dentistry and was appointed as a staff specialist and consultant at Westmead Children’s Hospital and Westmead Hospital in 2002. In 2003 Sam relocated back to his home town of Adelaide and started his specialist private practice on South Terrace and was also appointed as a staff specialist at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. In 2004, Sam was appointed as Medical Unit Head, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Women’s and Children’s Hospital and also Head, Discipline of Paediatric Dentistry, University of Adelaide and later appointed as Associate Professor in Paediatric Dentistry at both the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and University of Adelaide. Sam has been Head of the Department of Paediatric Dentistry since 2004 and has run the specialist training programme in Paediatric Dentistry at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and University of Adelaide. During this period Sam became the inaugural Fellow in the special stream of Paediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the International College of Dental Surgeons and Pierre Fauchard Academy. Sam is also a full member of the Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry, the Australian Dental Association, the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry, the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Paediatric Dentistry.In early 2019 Sam has resigned from the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and is now focusing on his private practice to maintain a good work life balance.

Sam has published numerous articles and a chapter in textbook, Clinical Cases in Paediatric Dentistry, has lectured widely and has been awarded several research grants. Sam enjoys all aspects of paediatric dentistry and has the philosophy and providing comprehensive oral management of all children. He has particular interest in the management of medically compromised children, paediatric oral surgery and oral medicine, and children with cleft lip and palate children and craniofacial conditions, but overall he has enormous passion for providing the best possible care for all children.

Outside dentistry, Sam enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and travelling.

Present Appointments

  • Member, Medical Advisory Committee, Calvary Wakefield Hospital, South Australia

EMMA CANNON

CLINICAL PRACTICE MANAGER

SENIOR DENTAL ASSISTANT

Emma  joined Associate Professor Sam Gue when the practice first commenced in 2003 at South Terrace, Adelaide.

During the last 12 years Emma has been involved actively in the practice and the new design. Having worked previously in a well established private practice, Emma has a significant amount of experience which complements the practice. She  is the senior dental assistant in the practice, and also the clinical practice manager and works very closely with Sam.

Emma is married to Steve and has two young boys, Charlie and Jack.

CINDY GOWLING

SENIOR DENTAL ASSISTANT

Cindy completed her education at Annesley College. Cindy has had over 4 years of experience in dental assisting. Cindy has had a dream of working with children hence pursuing her career with Adelaide Paediatric Dentistry.

Cindy’s interests include spending time with her nephews and friends. She also loves going camping.

AMANDA HARRISON

PRACTICE MANAGER

Amanda completed her school education at Cabra Dominican College. Amanda has over 13 years of experience in the dental field including working at a private practice and the Colgate Australian Clinical Dental Research Centre before commencing at Adelaide Paediatric Dentistry in February 2017.

Amanda enjoys spending time at the river with her family and friends.

JESSIE PARRY

RECEPTIONIST

Jessie has worked in the dental field for over 12 years as both as a dental assistant and receptionist. She joined Adelaide Paediatric Dentistry in early 2017 when she returned to work after having her first child Sebastian.

Jessie loves spending time with her family at their property in the Adelaide Hills.