‘Our mission is to honour the trust our patients place in us. As a team, we pledge to use our collective expertise and long experience to conduct our service with integrity and a high standard of quality. Our goal is to provide our patients with the best possible replacement for their natural teeth at a fair price. 

We are committed to assisting them to rebuild their confidence and self-esteem by listening empathically and without exception, to their needs and concerns. Your smile is what we strive to achieve.’

Northern Rivers Denture Clinic is centrally located at 48A Wharf Street, Tweed Heads, just a block south of Tweed Mall Shopping Centre. Our modern clinic with onsite laboratory has ample on-street parking with easy access for wheel-chairs and mobility scooters.

Clinic owners, Paul and Simone Hargrave first opened the doors to their newly refurbished clinic in early 2010. Living and raising a young family in the Northern Rivers region, Paul and Simone have a vested interest in the Tweed community, building a reputation for excellent service with integrity. They embrace the challenge of technological change in dental prosthetics and are constantly reviewing and updating practices and products to stay ahead of the field.

The team at Northern Rivers Denture Clinic takes pride in their service to patients, offering a comprehensive range of denture services and products to maintain your dentures in optimal condition.

Tweed Heads

Meet the team

Paul - Dental Prosthetist and Co-Owner

Paul - Dental Prosthetist and Co-Owner

Paul has been attending to patients’ denture needs in the Tweed region since 1980. He began work as a dental technician at 15 years, qualifying at the age of 22 years and has continued to upgrade his qualifications over the ensuing years. He was among the first graduates to successfully complete the newly inaugurated, post-graduate Dental Prosthetics course, qualifying to become a dental prosthetist in 2006. Paul’s long experience in dental prosthetics and his empathic and easy approach make him a favourite with our patients.

Paul divides his downtime between his young family and his passion for surfing and fishing.

Simone - Practice Development and Finance Manager, and Co-Owner

Simone - Practice Development and Finance Manager, and Co-Owner

Working in various fields from finance to health over her career, Simone uses her considerable business expertise to ensure your experience with Northern Rivers Denture Clinic is a positive one.

Simone is responsible for the business development and marketing of the practice. Her role involves ensuring easy access to important information and professional advice patients need, together with providing the broadest possible range of products, treatments and payment options.

Simone enjoys spending time with family, cooking, gardening and walking her dogs on the beach.

Lynne - Dental Receptionist

Lynne - Dental Receptionist and Dental Nurse

We are delighted to introduce Lynne, the newest member of our team. Lynne brings with her a bright smile and over 30 years of experience in the dental industry, together with a commitment to smoothing our patients’ dental journey.

Skills acquired in her previous roles as a dental assistant, dental receptionist, and dental practice manager, culminate in her current role as Northern Rivers Denture Clinic's dental receptionist and dental nurse, where she continues to care for patients and facilitate patient needs. Her empathic and friendly manner are assets to our patients and our team. Lynne is a wealth of information, so don’t hesitate to ask questions.

In her downtime, Lynne enjoys gardening and being in the outdoors.

What is a dental prosthetist?

Dental prosthetists differ from both dentists and dental technicians. A dental prosthetist is a dental practitioner who has completed eight years of study and field practice. With further study, a dental technician can become a dental prosthetist registered to consult with patients directly. A dental prosthetist undertakes the manufacture of complete dentures, partial dentures, and mouth guards.

When you consult a dental prosthetist, you can be confident you are being cared for by a health professional. Dental prosthetists have the most comprehensive knowledge of advanced techniques, new materials, and the latest world trends in the field of denture prosthetics.

What do dental technicians do?

Dental technicians offer a valuable contribution to the dental industry. As a consequence, they are an important part of our team here at Northern Rivers Denture Clinic, constructing and repairing dentures and other dental appliances. These include for example, dentures, crowns, bridges, pre and post oral and maxillofacial surgical devices and orthodontic appliances made or repaired in our onsite laboratory.

Dental technicians work in conjunction with dentists and dental prosthetists.

What role do dentists play?

Dentists are respected members of the healthcare community. Also known as dental surgeons, dentists perform a vital role in caring for our dental health by focusing on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions and diseases of the teeth and gums.

Call Northern Rivers Denture Clinic today. We guarantee a personal, one-on-one experience.

You can be confident in the care of professionals accomplished in the art of dental prosthetics.

Call (07) 5536 4241

Free 30-minute consultation valued at $80

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