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 the 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
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 daughters, 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 at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and the University of Adelaide for several years before moving into full time private practice as a paediatric specialist.
Dr Jenny is a talented gardener and a passionate Crows fan.
Dr Hannah Polley
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 completing her specialist training, Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Paediatrics), in 2015 at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
Dr Hannah is passionate about providing honest and empathic care to dental children of all ages and abilities.
Dr Hannah loves to read books in her spare time. Dr Hannah has two small children, she has no spare time.
Dr Alice Howarth
Dr Alice Howarth graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2009. She has worked in New Zealand, New South Wales and the Northern Territory, where she still provides specialist paediatric dental care. Dr Alice completed her specialist training in Paediatric Dentistry at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide in 2017. Her thesis focused on identifying risk factors for the development of oral mucositis in paediatric oncology patients.
Dr Alice is engaged in dental volunteering programs, providing care to young Australian children who have difficulty accessing dental care. She has taught at the University of Sydney, James Cook University and is currently tutoring at the University of Adelaide.
Dr Alice enjoys kite boarding, rock climbing, cycling and running with her dog.
Dr Olivia Dalzell
Dr Olivia Dalzell graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2014. Following graduation, Dr Liv worked as a hospital dentist, practicing with an interest in paediatric dentistry in Wellington, New Zealand.
Dr Liv completed her specialist training in Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Melbourne and is a registered specialist paediatric dentist. Her special interests include treatment of anxious children and the management of paediatric dental trauma.
Dr Liv's volunteer work has taken her to Cambodia where, through dental education and treatment, she helped improve the oral health of children.
Dr Sophie Teager
BDS, BSciDent (Hons)
Dr Sophie Teager graduated her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide in 2016. Dr Sophie has also completed a Bachelor of Science in Dentistry researching metopic synostosis, a craniofacial abnormality, in South Australian children. Since graduating, Dr Sophie has enjoyed working full time in metropolitan Adelaide and volunteering in public dental outreach programs and with both the Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Australian Red Cross in the Pacific Islands. In addition, she works for the University of Adelaide as a clinic tutor in paediatric dentistry.
Dr Sophie has conversational Auslan language skills and enjoys any opportunity to learn and practice her signing with her patients. In her spare time, Dr Sophie enjoys playing AFL for her local footy club.
Dr Emma Branson
BDS, BSciDent (Hons)
Dr Emma Branson graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery for 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 has recently completed 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.
Dr Emma moved to Melbourne in 2020 to complete her Clinical Doctorate in Dentistry, specialising in paediatrics, but will still be joining the team at Paediatric Dental Care for special clinics.