National Dental Care · SA

South Terrace

303 South Terrace Adelaide SA 5000

Preferred Providers

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defence health

We accept all major health funds!

Payment Plans

0% interest for 24 months

Opening Hours

monday 8.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday 8.00am - 7.00pm
Wednesday 8.00am - 5.00pm
Thursday 8.00am - 5.00pm
friday 8.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 8.00am - 3.00pm
sunday Closed

Languages Spoken

English Persian

More Information

  • Parking Available Nearby
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Meet the Team

At National Dental Care, South Terrace, our highly trained team of dentists and oral hygienists work with you to develop a detailed treatment and prevention plan, explaining all options in a compassionate, relaxed and professional environment, so you can make an informed decision.

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Our Dental Providers & Assistants

Clementine Mellor

Dr Clementine Mellor

Dentist ● BDS
Dale Gerke

Dr Dale Gerke

Prosthodontist ● BDSc (Hons), BDS, MDS, PhD
Elizabeth Sajatovic

Elizabeth Sajatovic

Hygienist ● -
Emma Burgess

Dr Emma Burgess

Dentist ● -
James Bosworth

James Bosworth

Hygienist ● -
Jasmine Bell

Jasmine Bell

Hygienist ● -
Kellie MacDonald

Kellie MacDonald

Hygienist ● Dip DH
Paul Drummond

Dr Paul Drummond

Dentist ● -
Pegah Tavakol

Dr Pegah Tavakol

Dentist ● BDS
Richard Sawers

Dr Richard Sawers

Dentist ● BDS
Clementine Mellor

Clementine Mellor

BDS

I was born and raised in the Adelaide Hills, and graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2011 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Since then, I have furthered my studies by taking various Continuing Professional Development Courses, including training in Invisalign. I have wanted to be a dentist since I was seven. I was interested in working with my hands, with people and in a constantly challenging and developing industry which allowed flexibility throughout life. I work hard to minimise pain and maximise perfection wherever possible. The patient’s goals and comfort are my main concern. I work with the Royal Flying Doctor Service at least once a year to provide dental care to remote South Australian locations with some students from the University of Adelaide BDS program. I am also a mentor for an indigenous medical/dental students group (FAIMM) and I’m a member of the Recent Graduates Committee for the Australian Dental Association, South Australian branch and am also an ADA mentor for other students in the BDS program here in Adelaide.

Dale Gerke

Dale Gerke

BDSc (Hons), BDS, MDS, PhD

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Elizabeth Sajatovic

Elizabeth Sajatovic

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Emma Burgess

Emma Burgess

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James Bosworth

James Bosworth

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I obtained an Advanced Diploma of Oral Health in 2009 from the Gilles Plains College of TAFE, and have since obtained a Certificate VI in Dental Radiography, and Certificate III in Dental Assisting. I was presented with the Dental Hygienists’ Association of Australia (SA) Outstanding Performance in the Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene) and the Inaugural Jane Chalmers Award (Special Needs Dentistry). I have been part of the National Dental Care team at South Terrace Dental Care since 2011. I became involved in dentistry in order to help educate people on the importance of oral health and its impact on general health. I wanted to raise awareness of the importance of prevention and early minimal intervention in maintaining good oral health. I work hard to pay attention to patient comfort, and personally tailor treatment planning for patients to improve and maintain oral health both in the clinic and at home.

Jasmine Bell

Jasmine Bell

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I graduated from TAFE SA Gilles Plains College in 2003 with a Diploma of Dental Hygiene, and have since upgraded my skillset to align with current graduates, making my qualification an Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene). I have undertaken continued professional development in many clinical areas including periodontics and paediatric management as well as developing patient management skills through communication and risk management workshops. I have been working at South Terrace Dental care since graduation. I am also a clinical tutor and lecturer at TAFE SA for Advanced Diploma of Oral Health students. I devote time to Colgate as a SA state professional educator, lecturing to undergraduates in ADOH, BOH and BDS programs. Developing and maintaining rapport with clients is important to me as part of managing each patient holistically, not just treating them as a set of teeth.

Kellie MacDonald

Kellie MacDonald

Dip DH

I graduated from the Torrens Valley TAFE College in 2000 with a Diploma of Dental Hygiene. I my career, have worked at various general and orthodontic practices, including 2 years in Canberra and a year at a periodontal practice in Switzerland. I chose this career path from a desire to work with people. I enjoy all areas of dentistry, but have a particular passion for treating children. I love working with a great team, and getting to know my patients beyond just their teeth. I work hard to maintain a gentle manner, and patient comfort is a priority. I work with my patients to build their confidence. I devote part-time work to being the State Coordinator for the South Australia Branch of the National Dental Foundation, and charity that coordinates volunteer dentists with the underprivileged. In my spare time, I enjoy travelling, the outdoors, and spending time with my family and friends.

Paul Drummond

Paul Drummond

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Coming Soon!

Pegah Tavakol

Pegah Tavakol

BDS

I completed my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2008. Since then, I have furthered my studies by taking various Continuing Professional Development Courses, including training in Resin bonding veneers, Anti-wrinkle injections and Dermal Fillers. I worked in a general dental practice in Melbourne, Victoria before moving to Adelaide. During this time, I have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of patients with an extensive range of oral health care needs. I enjoy all areas of general dentistry with preventative and minimally invasive approach to help patients achieve and maintain their oral health. I find Resin bonding veneers smile make over very enjoyable. My aim is to listen to my patient�s concerns carefully and offer them all possible options to achieve their goals. Furthermore, my interest in cosmetic facial procedures led to further training within the field of non-surgical cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers. I love achieving results that appear natural. I am a member of Australian Dental Association (ADA) and Australasian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics (AADFA) trained dentist. Outside of dentistry, I enjoy reading, cycling, travelling, painting, playing violin, fashion, styling and spending time with my family and friends. Coming from my Persian background, I speak Farsi fluently.

Richard Sawers

Richard Sawers

BDS

I graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1972 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery, and since then have furthered my education by taking various other educational courses in dentistry. From 1972-1975, I gained experience in Goodwood and Glenside, before pursuing work in Maidenhead, England. I returned to Australia in 1978, where I worked again at Goodwood until moving to South Terrace Dental in 1992, where I have worked ever since. I have always been interested in science, and originally applied to study Agricultural Science, however as fate would have it I was offered a place in Dentistry, which I accepted. I most enjoy working in reconstructive and rehabilitative dentistry. It involves a multi-disciplinary approach and the patients appreciate the careful planning and rebuilding of their smiles. I thoroughly enjoy the people with whom I work with and the people for whom I care. I work hard to be an empathetic dentist and supportive provider of care. The majority of my patients are referrals from other patients and have been with for many, many years. Currently, I am a member of the International College of Dentistry and the Australian Dental Association, Director of the Seattle Study Club, and Australasian Chairperson and International Trustee of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. I am the first dental graduate to begin their education at correspondence school (for remote students), and I am heavily involved in Postgraduate education in many forms. In my spare time, I pursue my interests of farming, golfing, and I attend events with my 6 children and 5 grandchildren. I also devote time to my farm, where I raise prime lambs. I devote time to being a member of the Dental Outreach program for the homeless, Chair of a new body to fund a charity clinic in Adelaide, mentoring Indigenous Health Science students and was the past Chair of Parkside Primary School in Adelaide, which I still keep tabs on.

About Us

National Dental Care, South Terrace, offers services to the whole family - from toddlers, teens, to seniors. We will help create that smile you have always wanted, relieve that pain and genuinely care for your teeth. One visit to National Dental Care, South Terrace, and you will notice the difference. We offer comprehensive consultations, making sure we carefully explain all options for your particular condition so you can make an educated decision. With state of the art techniques, technology and equipment, we ensure that your treatment will be without compromise and of the highest standard. With this in mind, we will ensure that you leave us satisfied and smiling. National Dental Care, South Terrace, offers a wide range of services from general to cosmetic dentistry and new patients are welcome to experience the difference our practice can deliver. Two hours, free parking is available nearby, at the South Parklands.

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