• 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

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.

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. He is also a consultant with the Australian Craniofacial Unit and works actively with many dental and medical colleagues to ensure the best dental care for all children.

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

Present Appointments

  • Medical Unit Head, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Division of Paediatric Surgery, Women’s and Children’s Hospital. South Australia
  • Associate Professor and Head, Discipline of Paediatric Dentistry, University of Adelaide, South Australia
  • Visiting Consultant, Australian Craniofacial Unit, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, South Australia
  • Member, Medical Clinical Council, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, South Australia
  • Member, Medical Advisory Committee, Calvary Wakefield Hospital, South Australia

DR NINNA ESTRELLA YUSON

PAEDIATRIC DENTIST

DDM, MS(Paed), FAAPD

Dr. Ninna Estrella Yuson is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry with expertise in providing care for children with special health care needs. Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of the Philippines in 2001, after which, she practiced general dentistry in both private clinics and a community-based school setting in Manila.

In 2007, she completed a graduate specialty Certificate and Master of Science degree in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.   Following her post-graduate studies, she became a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, University of Michigan School of Dentistry from 2008 to 2011, teaching undergraduate and post-graduate pediatric dentistry and continuing in her faculty practice.  She was also the director of the Pediatric Hospital Dentistry Service at the University of Michigan Health System which was a tertiary hospital providing care for children with special needs, complex medical conditions as well as emergency and surgical services both in- and out-patient setting.  She received the David M. Weine Award for Outstanding Academic and Clinical Achievements in 2009 and the Lloyd H. Straffon Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship in Pediatric Dentistry in 2011.

In 2012, she relocated to Adelaide to join her husband and worked full time as a fellow at the Paediatric Dentistry Department at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.  Currently, she is working part time as a consultant at Women’s and Children’s Hospital.  She is also an honorary clinical lecturer at the University of Adelaide.

She is a graduate of the 2010-2012 AAPD Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Leadership Institute at Northwestern University, The Kellogg School of Management.  She continues to be involved in the Australia New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry (South Australian Branch), American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, International Association of Pediatric Dentistry, Philippine Dental Association and the Kenneth A. Easlick Society.

Dr. Ninna, as her patients call her, loves working with children and has wanted to be a dentist for children since she was 12 years old.  She enjoys the sunshine, beach and warmth of Adelaide and loves to spend time with her husband and baby.

Present Appointments

  • Consultant and Staff Specialist, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Division of Paediatric Surgery, Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Clinical Lecturer, Discipline of Paediatric Dentistry, University of Adelaide

DR GWENDOLYN HUANG

PAEDIATRIC DENTIST

BDS, BSciDent(Hons), DClinDent(Paed), FRACDS

Born and bred in Melbourne, Gwendolyn moved to Adelaide in 2006 to undertake her undergraduate dental degree. During this time she lived at Lincoln College, where she was a Residential Tutor and Academic Tutor. Gwendolyn received several scholarships during her undergraduate training for placements to Canberra, Alice Springs and Bristol, United Kingdom. She graduated from her Bachelor of Dental Surgery with a concurrent Honours Degree in Bachelor of Science (Dentistry) in 2010. Following completion, she relocated to work in private practice in Melbourne and volunteered for a dental mission in the central Andes Mountains of Peru.

Gwendolyn returned to Adelaide in 2012 to commence a residency position at the Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Gwendolyn has also been involved in undergraduate lecturing and teaching since 2012. In 2013, she commenced her specialist training in Paediatric Dentistry at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and the University of Adelaide. Gwendolyn completed her specialist training in 2015 and during this same year, was inducted as a Fellow with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

In 2016, Gwendolyn was appointed as a Fellow, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Women’s and Children’s Hospital and is involved with numerous specialist clinics, including the Australian Craniofacial Unit, Haematology, Special Needs and Trauma clinics, as well as others, all aimed at providing multi-disciplinary management of patients.

Gwendolyn has been involved with the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry for several years and is also a member of the Australian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry and Australian Dental Association. She is the current President of the Australian & New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry (SA Branch) and is involved with Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Adelaide. Gwendolyn has specialist interests in paediatric haematology, oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral surgery, but embraces the array paediatric dentistry has to offer. Gwendolyn understands the importance of offering quality dental care to children and prides herself on this.

Outside of dentistry, Gwendolyn enjoys going to visit friends and family in Melbourne, reading, playing tennis and practicing yoga.

Present Appointments:

  • Consultant & Staff Specialist, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Division of Paediatric Surgery, Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • President, Australian & New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry (SA Branch)

DR GABRIELLE ALLEN

PAEDIATRIC DENTIST

BDS, BSciDent(Hons), DClinDent(Paed), FRACDS

Gabrielle grew up with her two brothers as the fifth generation to live on the family farm in Keith in the South East of South Australia. She attended Keith Area School before completing secondary schooling boarding at Seymour College on an academic scholarship. At Seymour, Gabrielle was a boarding house prefect, in the 1st Hockey, Basketball and Rowing Teams and competed year 12 with a citizenship award and academic honours.

Gabrielle graduated from her Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Concurrent First Class Honours from the University of Adelaide in 2010. Following this she undertook part time private practice in a number of regional locations including the Adelaide Hills and Murray Bridge whilst working part time as a Resident Dentist at the Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Women’s and Children’s Hospital. From 2013-2015 Gabrielle completed her specialist paediatric dental training based at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and The University of Adelaide. In 2015 she also completed her fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

Gabrielle continues furthering her skills in advanced training through her placement as a Fellow of Paediatric Dentistry at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. She has been on the Executive Committee of the South Australian branch of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry for a number of years and is currently Vice President. She has published a number of articles in the area of oral complications and dental management of children undergoing cancer treatment.

Gabrielle enjoys the diversity of paediatric dentistry and prides herself on providing individualised care for all children. She has a special interest in the management of both acute and late effects of cancer therapy on the oral cavity but largely enjoys caring for children with vast array of medical and craniofacial conditions. Gabrielle through the Department of Paediatric Dentistry is involved with the Australian Craniofacial Unit and the dental management of these patients. She loves that every child is unique and thus the relationship that she develops with them and their families is one of a kind.

Outside dentistry Gabrielle enjoys Water Skiing, Dressage, Show Jumping and spending time with her fiancé James, the horses and their dogs on their few acres in Hahndorf.

Present Appointments

  • Consultant & Staff Specialist, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Division of Paediatric Surgery, Women’s and Children’s Hospital

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

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.

MOLLIE PATTERSON

DENTAL ASSISTANT

Mollie completed her education at Scotch College and has completed a degree in Bachelor of Visual Arts. However Mollie loves interaction with people and has decided to pursue a career in dental assisting. Mollie has had over 3 years of experience in dental assisting.

Mollie is an active girl hence her interests include swimming, netball, reading, music festivals and camping.

MANDY GUE

PRACTICE MANAGER

Mandy joined the practice and her husband, Associate Professor Sam Gue in 2003 and given her vast experience as an accountant in different industries Mandy’s roles include staff management, finance and accounting.

Mandy enjoys spending time with her family and friends and she enjoys travelling.

AMANDA HARRISON

SENIOR DENTAL RECEPTIONIST

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.