• 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.

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

SPECIALIST 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 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 was the Medical Unit Head, Department of Paediatric Dentistry from 2004 until 2019 and during this time also ran specialist training in Paediatric Dentistry at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and University of Adelaide for South Australia. 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, the International Association of Dental Traumatology 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 has 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, the Medical and Dental Credentialing committee at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and the Medical Advisory Committee, Wakefield and Calvary 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, multidisciplinary management of oncology patients, 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.

EMMA CANNON

Senior Dental Assistant

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

Emma was born in Kingston, in the South East. She has been working with Sam since 2003. During that time she has had three boys which keeps her busy outside work. She enjoys all aspects of Paediatric Dentistry. Outside working, she enjoys spending time with her family and gardening. She has extensive experience in dentistry.

CINDY GOWLING

Senior Dental Assistant

Cindy grew up on the family farm in the states south east. She completed her education as a boarder at Annesley College. Cindy has 8 years experience in the dental industry. She started at Adelaide Paediatric Dentistry late 2015 as she wanted to combine her two passions, dentistry and working with children.

Prior to this she worked at a busy general practice in the hills, learning all aspects of general dentistry. Outside of work, Cindy loves camping, baking and visiting friends and family.

Natalie McMahon

Dental Reception and Dental Assistant

Natalie was born in Deniliquin, New South Wales, and attended school at Bendigo Senior Secondary College. She completed her Dental Assisting training in Bendigo and moved to Broken Hill, New South Wales in 2017 where she worked as a Dental Assistant in public and private, as well as with the Royal Flying Doctor service. She enjoyed her time in the outback, but decided a sea change was needed and moved to Adelaide and started working with Adelaide Paediatric Dentistry.

She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and especially working with children. Outside working at Adelaide Paediatric Dentistry, she enjoys playing Australian Rules Football, exercising and going to the beach.

Paige Clarke

Trainee Dental Assistant

Paige has recently started her dental traineeship and is working at Adelaide Paediatric Dentistry. She attended Trinity College and completed year 12 in 2018. She is enthusiastic about dentistry and has an incredible passion for children.