National Dental Care · SA

South Terrace

303 South Terrace Adelaide SA 5000

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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 Opposite
  • 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
Elena Rahimi-Stone

Elena Rahimi-Stone

Oral Health Therapist ● BOH, BHSc
Elizabeth Zeoli

Elizabeth Zeoli

Hygienist ● BOH
Emma Burgess

Dr Emma Burgess

Dentist ● BDS
James Bosworth

James Bosworth

Hygienist ● BOH
Jasmine Bell

Jasmine Bell

Hygienist ● BOH
Pegah Tavakol

Dr Pegah Tavakol

Dentist ● BDS
Peter George

Dr Peter George

Dentist ● BDSc
Richard Sawers

Dr Richard Sawers

Lead Dentist ● BDS
Sally Hinora

Sally Hinora

Hygienist ● BOH
Clementine Mellor

Clementine Mellor

Dentist  |  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. For the first 18 months of my career I worked at Mount Barker Dental Care and moved to South Terrace Dental Care after this, where I have been ever since. 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 enjoy both the artistic and scientific/medical aspects of dentistry and have always been excited by the opportunity to travel with work and to use my skills for volunteer work. I enjoy working in Endodontics, doing root canals—it is satisfying to be able to relieve people of large amounts of pain. I also find my work with Invisalign very enjoyable, and like to work with kids. I enjoy the people I work with and the respect and support I have always received here. We are lucky to have a whole lot of lovely patients as well. I work hard to minimise pain and maximise perfection wherever possible. The patient’s goals and comfort are my chief concern. In my spare time, I like to travel, to keep active and to spend time with my wonderful family and friends. I speak some French and was fluent in Auslan (Australian sign language)—although both of these skills are now in need of further attention! 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). I am 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.

Elena Rahimi-Stone

Elena Rahimi-Stone

Oral Health Therapist  |  BOH, BHSc

Working as a dental professional was my childhood dream and I am so grateful to accomplish this. After finishing high school, I did Bachelor of Health Science at Flinders University and Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Adelaide. During my studies I worked as a dental assistant and gained valuable experiences and skills. My aim in dentistry is to improve the oral health of children and reduce the risk of early childhood caries by educating parents and caregivers. I also strive to make dental visits gentle and enjoyable whilst maintaining high quality dental treatments. Outside of dentistry my husband and I enjoy cooking, going on walks, playing squash, watching football and spending time with our families. I come from a Persian background and can speak Persian/Farsi as well as English.

Elizabeth Zeoli

Elizabeth Zeoli

Hygienist  |  BOH

Liz graduated in 2005 with a Diploma of Dental Hygiene, and since then have undertaken a whitening course to further improve her dental education. Liz enjoys working with children to start them off with good education and dental experiences so they enjoy coming back. When not working Liz loves dance/ballet and Pilates, and enjoying gardening, home renovations and reading murder mysteries and thrillers.

Emma Burgess

Emma Burgess

Dentist  |  BDS

Coming Soon!

James Bosworth

James Bosworth

Hygienist  |  BOH

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 worked in the Special Needs Unit of the Adelaide Dental Hospital, with Andrew Hayes and Associates, and with the Colgate Australian Clinical Dental Research Centre for the Adelaide University. 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 enjoy working with periodontal compromised patients, patients with special needs, children and the elderly. I love working in a team that is respectful and focused on patient comfort, individualised treatment and oral health maintenance. I also enjoy working with the latest technology, equipment and techniques to the best outcome for our patients. It is great to be a part of a team that works to ensure a safe and efficient work place for visitors and staff. 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. I try to take an open, honest and ethical approach with all team members and patients. I am continually reviewing best practice methods in all clinical approaches for patient treatment. In my spare time, I enjoy being with my family, particularly treasuring every moment I can with my 6 year old daughter. I also enjoy construction and renovation of house, bushwalking, traveling, goldmining and discovering Australian antiques. I am a Member of the Age Care committee of DHAA- SA Branch, and a participant of Common Ground Dental Awareness events and Detention Centre Dental Awareness visits. I take part in Dental Rescue Day’s for the Dental Rescue Foundation. I also have professional memberships to the Dental Hygienist’s Association of South Australia, the Seattle Study Club (Adelaide Branch), the Australian Society of Periodontology, and am a member of the DHAA SA Branch executive committee, having been the State Treasurer and Membership Officer and the National President from 2012-2013.

Jasmine Bell

Jasmine Bell

Hygienist  |  BOH

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, and amongst this worked with Stephen Langford in Orthodontics part time for two years. 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. My career direction was to be a fashion designer but an opportunity at a young age to work in a country dental practice shaped my career direction into the health stream and inspired me to further my skills into dental hygiene and tertiary education. Working in a general practice enables me to utilise all of my hygiene skills and get to know a broad range of patients and personalities. My current place of work has a diverse client base of mostly long-term loyal clients. 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. My continued professional development in many areas of the industry as well as my role in education has enabled me to stay at the forefront of dental hygiene and provide a holistic and preventive management plan for every patient, based on individual general health and lifestyle. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, shopping, and family time. I have previously been involved in Dental Rescue Days, and was a past committee member during the development of the program.

Pegah Tavakol

Pegah Tavakol

Dentist  |  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.

Peter George

Peter George

Dentist  |  BDSc

A detailed description is currently being written.

Richard Sawers

Richard Sawers

Lead Dentist  |  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.

Sally Hinora

Sally Hinora

Hygienist  |  BOH

I graduated from the Gilles Plains College at TAFE SA with an Advanced Diploma in Dental Hygiene. Since then, I have also obtained a Certificate in Local Anaesthetics, and a Certificate in Temporary Restorations. In my career, I have worked at Unley Park Dental Clinic, Plympton Dental Clinic, Dr Melinda Barva’s Orthodontics and have tutored and lectured at Gilles Plains TAFE. I was a rare dental patient growing up - I always loved going to the dentist to have my teeth done! This inspired me to work in dentistry as an adult. As a hygienist I am interested in all aspects of oral health. I enjoy doing Invisalign work in particular. Currently, I am enjoying being part of such a great team of people to work with. I work hard to provide a friendly yet thorough experience for my patients, and give every treatment 100%. In my spare time, I attend RPM classes at the gym, and spend time with my 2 young children and husband.

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 opposite our practice, at the South Parklands.

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