Adelaide Paediatric Dentistry is a practice specialising in dentistry for infants, children, adolescents and those with special needs.
Dr Sam Gue initially commenced private practice in 2003 on South Terrace, Adelaide. In 2014, Sam made the decision to develop Adelaide Paediatric Dentistry, a purpose built specialist paediatric dentistry practice, which had the blend of his own personality, the passion he shared for treating children and in his own words “the atmosphere and vibe that children and their parents would love to visit”. Adelaide Paediatric Dentistry has the philosophy of providing comprehensive oral care, the desire and passion for treating all infants, children, adolescents and those with special needs.
DR SAM GUE, BDS, MDSc(Paed), FRACDS, FRACDS(Paed), FICD, FPFA
SPECIALIST PAEDIATRIC DENTIST
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 1stVIII rowing crew and 1stXI 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 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, a Fellow of the International College of Dental Surgeons and a Fellow for the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Sam is 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 2019, after 16 years as Medical Unit Head and Associate Professor, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Sam decided to step away from these roles to have a better work life balance and spend more time in his private practice and with his two children.
Over the past 16 years Sam as held multiple senior positions, including Medical Unit Head, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Consultant with the Australian Craniofacial Unit, member of the Medical Clinical Committee at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and the Medical and Dental Credentialing committee at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
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. 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.
Sam enjoys all aspects of paediatric dentistry and has a philosophy of providing comprehensive oral care for all children.
Outside dentistry, Sam enjoys spending time with his family, including his two children, travelling and gardening.
Senior Dental Assistant
Senior Dental Assistant
Providing comprehensive oral care including management of complex dental conditions, dental treatment those with medical conditions, dental trauma, oral surgery and treating anxious children.