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.
As the longest established denture clinic in Tweed Heads, Northern Rivers Denture Clinic is centrally located at 48 Wharf Street, 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.
Opening hours: 9am -5pm Monday to Friday
Meet the Team
Dr. Paul – Dental Prosthetist and co-owner
Dr Paul has been attending to patients’ denture needs in the Tweed region for 37 years. He began work as a dental technician, 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
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.
Chris – Dental Technician
Chris has been a part of the team at Northern Rivers Denture Clinic since 2010. He has worked in the industry around the Tweed-Lismore area for approximately 13 years. Beginning his career as a dental technician, he is studying part-time and will soon qualify as a dental prosthetist.
When not in the laboratory or at university, Chris is working on his role as father to a new baby. He relaxes by indulging his hobby as an avid motorbike rider.
Zaila – Practice Manager
Zaila’s is the first friendly face to greet you when you walk through our clinic door. Her role is to coordinate your treatment by scheduling your appointments, explaining treatment plans and options for all your denture requirements and handling accounts. With a twelve-year career in dental, including general practice, orthodontics, endodontics and prosthetics, Zaila is well equipped to answer all your queries and help select the best options for you.
Zaila is kept busy raising a young family and pursuing her interests in gardening and sculpting to relax.
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.
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 for an appointment. We guarantee a personal, one-on-one experience. You can be confident in the care of a highly qualified denture expert.