The future of dental cleaning has arrived

EMS Airflow machine

EMS Airflow machine

Introducing our new Airflow cleaning machine

Have you had a painful dental clean in the past? We have heard you and thus the arrival of the new Airflow machine.

How is it different from a traditional clean?

  • Uses low noise and vibrations for Patient comfort

  • Gentle application of kinetic energy

  • No scratching of the tooth surface

  • Warm water and powder

  • Cleans and polishes in one single procedure

  • Removes biofilm and stains on teeth

The machine can be used in the following ways:

  • In the tooth pit and fissures

  • Around Orthodontic brackets and implants

  • On restorations

  • To clean both adult and baby teeth, including the tongue and palate

Be sure to book your next Hygiene appointment with the Airflow machine, please request with the receptionist when making your appointment.

Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane?

NO, It is The Tooth Fairy!

The Happy Tooth have received numerous reported sightings at;

  • Branxton Public School

  • Paxton Public School

  • Millfield Public School

The Tooth Fairy has had a very busy month.

Her photograph was taken whilst she working with The Happy Tooth Dental Assistants, giving Oral Health Instructions . Dr Alexys Ward would like to Thank The Tooth Fairy for leaving her castle in the sky (made of teeth) to visit the Children of Cessnock and the local government area.

Would you like the Tooth Fairy and The Happy Tooth come out to your School or Child Care? Please call the Practice on (02)4991 5000.


Operation Christmas Child Australia & New Zealand

When Patient’s give back

Operation Christmas Child Australia & New Zealand, a project of Samaritan's Purse, is the world’s largest Christmas outreach of its kind. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered gift-filled shoe boxes to over 124 million children affected by war, poverty, natural disasters, and other crises in more than 150 countries and territories.

One of our lovely patients is involved with this incredible program and asked if we could donate toothbrushes, as many of these children don't even have a toothbrush per family let alone one for their very own.

We have been able to donate 200 toothbrushes to this wonderful cause this year!

Providing Dental Treatment in rural NSW

Dental Aid 2019

Meg, Kayla and Dental Therapist Sam volunteered with Poche Centre for Indigenous Health

The team will be provided Dental Treatment at the Boggabilla Community Health Center and Toomelah Public School.

To find out more about how you can get involved with Poche – head over to their web site;…/the-poche-centre-for-indigenous-hea…

Supporting Local



The Happy Tooth recently visited the children at St Philip's Christian College 'Current' Community - Cessnock with some new drink bottles!
We love to encourage a healthy lifestyle by drinking water. 
We hope you love your new drink bottles!



The current local netball courts are well worn, they are cracking, dipping and have poor water drainage.
Cessnock District Netball Association are seeking sponsorship to help have the courts resurfaced. 
Unfortuntely, if the courts continue to deteriorate, they will become too hazardous and impose to much risk to play on. If you, your business or if you know of someone who would love to help keep the wonderful courts safe for our friends and family, please contact the Netabll Association directly.

Christmas 2018

The team celebrated our Christmas party at A Day on the Green at Bimbadgen
What a great day in the sun, singing and dancing along to some classics!

Cerec - One Visit Dentistry

We have a new toy!

The Happy Tooth is always trying to keep up with modern technology and have upgraded one of our machines to the Cerec Milling Unit. If you have had a crown made in the past, you would know the long process of having to have a bulky temporary in for up to 2 weeks while your crown is being designed in a lab off site. The Happy Tooth offers SINGLE VISIT crowns!! What does this mean? It means we can scan, design and mill your crown all in house on the same day, so there is no need for a second appointment. You will walk in for your preparation and walk out with a brand new crown! If this is something that interest you, please call the surgery on (02) 4991 5000 to arrange a consultation.

The team celebrates another milestone

Ralph turns 70!

Such fun was had at the Bellbird community hall for Ralph’s 70th, Family and Fun Birthday Party.

Wishing you a big happy birthday, again Ralph.

Surgical Draping

Implementing and maintaining a sterile field in the work place

In the Dental practice setting up and maintaining a sterile field is apparent for both patient care and treatment success.

We always aim to stay on top of changes to the guidelines and within the industry.

On Friday Stephanie and Zoe participated in a Surgical Draping course. Thank you to Cathy Schafer from C & L Dental Education Consultants for such an informative and hands on presentation.

Bringing in Spring at the Spring Fair

2018 Spring Success

The Happy Tooth attended St Philip's Christian College 'Current' Community - Cessnock Annual Spring Fair.
What wonderful day it was. The team had so much fun at our Fairy Floss stall and with the Hunter Valley Zoo animals.
We cant wait to do it all again next year!

Congratulations once again to St Phillip's Christian College for a successful fun and family day out. 

Collecting for a great cause

Share the Dignity

During the month of August, The Happy Tooth will be collecting sanitary items as part as the Share The Dignity donation drive.
We accept items including pads and tampons
and are doing this because we believe no woman should have to choose between buying food or sanitary items.
All donations can be dropped into the surgery, 57-59 Vincent Street Cessnock.

All donations are appreciated.


Battlezone - Maitland Goal


Team building Laser Tag

The team had a wonderful afternoon out at Battlezone - Maitland Goal!

Communication and team work were put to the test to ensure we achieved our mission objectives.

With full aces to the goal, team members were scaling stair ways and hiding in prison cells. 

We all learned new skills and were put out of our comfort zone in terms of managing adrenaline and working on ambush techniques. 

Our communication was put to the test when we had to hold and secure a site, big congratulations to the red team for taking out the challenge. 

If you are looking of a fun day out or some where to take the family, we would defiantly recommend Ballezone for all ages. 

Check out their web site for session times and pricing:

2017 -2018 Happy "Teams"

Stuart Garrett (Captain), Michael Doody (Coach), Jerome Scarborough (Club President) and Dr Andrew Murphy

Stuart Garrett (Captain), Michael Doody (Coach), Jerome Scarborough (Club President) and Dr Andrew Murphy

Staff members Zoe and Mariah with Bellbird Bombers Manager

Staff members Zoe and Mariah with Bellbird Bombers Manager

Giving back to our local sporting teams

We would like to congratulate all our "Happy Teams" on an outstanding effort, on an off the field. 

Cessnock District Netaball Assosiation - Teams Starbursts and Cupcakes

Bellbird Bombers Jnr Football Club

Cessnock PCYC Tigers - Under 17's Soccer Team

Sloan's Dance Academy

Pokolbin Red's Rugby Club

Wishing you all the best for the season..... go Happy Tooth!

Project Yeti - Nepal Dental Aid Mission 2017

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Belinda and Layla headed off on a life changing experience to Nepal in 2017. They worked with Project Yeti as Dental Aid for two weeks at the Kopan Monastery.

During their time at the Monastery; the girls got to experience the Buddhist religion, strict routine for the Monks and the Monastic lifestyle. The girls are very thankful to all the Patients at The Happy Tooth, the Kurri local community/business and Dr David Ward, that made generous donations to help get them there.

“Real happiness in life starts when you begin to cherish others.”

About Project Yeti

The Project was founded in 2012 by Dr George Manos and his wife Helen. Dr Manos and Helen aimed to provide dental care and oral health education in Kathmandu. The clinic is within the Kopan Monastery which is near Boudhanath, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal.

Want to help? Dental Operators and trained support staff are highly sort after.

Check us out - take the 360 degree tour

We have teamed up with Cube and Google to invite you to have a look at our Practice via Google street view.

A month full of giving

Staff members Zoe, Kayla, Dr Andrew Murphy, Dr Wendy Nguyen, Layla and Stephaine

Staff members Zoe, Kayla, Dr Andrew Murphy, Dr Wendy Nguyen, Layla and Stephaine

The team have been busy in their efforts to help others!

Dr Andrew Murphy and our Prothesthist Jon Pride will be growing their mo's for The Movember Foundation. What is Movember? Movember is the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men's suicide.

St Philip's Christian College – Cessnock, hosted their first ever Annual Colour Run. To protect the student’s eyes from all that wonderful, colourful powder, The Happy Tooth has donated safety glasses for all the participating students! All funds raised from the colour run have been put towards the cost of sporting equipment, chairs and fit out their new sports centre opening in 2018.

LJ Hooker Cessnock & Kurri Kurri hosted their annual Pimp My Bra! 
For the month of October their office raised funds for breast cancer. Staff members Zoe and Kayla bedazzled a bra, and made it dental related!

This year, we will again be collecting any non-perishable foods for Samaritans to help families and individuals enjoy a special Christmas meal.If you have some food at home that you know will just go to waste, why not drop it into the surgery. All contributions big or small are very much appreciated.

Clowning around at Customer Service Awards

Dr Alexys Ward, Dr Andrew Murphy and the team having fun on the night.

Dr Alexys Ward, Dr Andrew Murphy and the team having fun on the night.

2017 Cessnock Chamber of Commerce Awards

We would like to thank our wonderful patients who acknowledged the excellent customer service that we strive for and nominated the whole team, Dr Alexys Ward, Dr Andrew Murphy, our reception staff Tammie and Kayla and also one of our practice coordinators Keiryn. 
The team at The Happy Tooth aims to make every visit to the dentist some what enjoyable. 
A big congratulations to our beautiful friend Jordy atJordy Can Do Errands For You for winning the award for Customer Services and also being the overall winner of the night. Jordy, you are a very deserving winner and we are all so very proud of you.


Keeping up with the latest Life Saving Skills

Proud Staff members and Dr Bonnie Hope-Allan with their Certificates

Proud Staff members and Dr Bonnie Hope-Allan with their Certificates

Medical emergencies in the Dental practice is something we all wish to be prepared for. 
Every year Cynergex Group come out to The Happy Tooth and provides Medical Emergency training. 
This ensures that all of our Dentists and support staff are up to date and prepared for any Medical Emergency that may arise.

The Vern-Barnett Award for Excellence in Dental Assisting

2017 Winner Megan Budd

2017 Winner Megan Budd

Megan wins prestigious award

On Saturday 16th of September 2017, the team attended the 2017 The Dental Assistants' Professional Association conference, held at the International Convention Centre Sydney - ICC Sydney.

Megan was nominated for The Vern-Barnett Award for Excellence in Dental Assisting by Dr David Ward and was crowned the winner by a selection of Dentists, Mrs Vern-Barnett and industry peers from the Dental Assistants Professional Association.

What does the award stand for?

Nominations had to meet a selection criteria; 
Influence a student
Volunteered to help the underserved
Organised continuing education courses
Developed procedures to improve the workplace
Be an exceptional mentor for staff or made your workplace a better environment in which to operate

We would like to congratulate Megan on her achievements.