Paediatric Dental Care Team

At Paediatric Dental Care we believe that a child’s first dental experiences are crucial in setting them on the road to a lifetime of dental health.  Our goal is to create Smiles for Life.

 

We aim to provide quality dental care in a caring, friendly environment. We want our patients to feel confident and happy to visit the dentist and, when they are ready to leave Paediatric Dental Care, they understand the importance of maintaining their dental health for the rest of their lives.

Dr Jenny Branson

BDS, MDS (Paed)

Dr Jenny Branson graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide in 1984 and subsequently worked in country South Australia and metropolitan Adelaide before practicing in England.  After the birth of her two children, Dr Jenny fulfilled a long-term ambition and returned to the University of Adelaide to complete her specialist paediatric training (Master of Dental Science, Paediatric Dentistry).

 

Dr Jenny continued to work as a paediatric specialist in the Women’s and Children’s Hospital until 2004 and tutored the University of Adelaide undergraduate dental students in paediatric dentistry until 2008.  She has been working as a paediatric specialist in private practice since 2004.

Dr Hannah Polley

BDS, DClinDent (Paed)

Dr Hannah Polley graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide in 2009.  Following graduation, Dr Hannah worked in the private and public sector in outer metropolitan Adelaide before choosing to work full time as a Senior Dental Officer for the School Dental Service in the North and Northeast districts of Adelaide.

 

Dr Hannah completed her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Paediatrics) in 2015 at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and is a registered specialist paediatric dentist. Dr Hannah has taken leave from her clinical teaching role with the University of Adelaide since welcoming her two young children.

Dr Alice Howarth

BDS, DClinDent (Paed)

Dr Alice Howarth graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2009. She then travelled to Sydney, accepting a position at Westmead Hospital, NSW in 2010, which lead onto a Paediatric Dental residency in 2011. Alice has also worked both in New Zealand and the Northern Territory for several years practising with an interest in Paediatric Dentistry, which included working in rural and remote communities. 

Dr Alice completed the clinical component of her specialist training in Paediatric Dentistry at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide in 2017. Her thesis has focused on identifying risk factors for the development of oral mucositis in paediatric oncology patients.

Dr Alice has also enjoyed working as a clinical tutor in Paediatric Dentistry with 7 years of teaching experience. She has taught at the University of Sydney, James Cook University and the University of Adelaide.

Dr Emma Branson

BDS

Dr Emma Branson graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide in 2016. Since graduating, Dr Emma has worked in private practice in metropolitan and country South Australia and in the public sector in New South Wales.  To further her interest in paediatric dentistry, Dr Emma is currently completing a Bachelor of Science in Dentistry researching the incidence of dental anomalies in patients with cleft lip and palate at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.  Additionally, Dr Emma is currently working as a clinical tutor in Paediatric Dentistry for the University of Adelaide.

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