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Quality and Caring Dental Services in Manuka Canberra

Offering Canberra patients a variety of top-quality dental services, Manuka Dental Care treats each patient with the utmost care and attention to ensure the best possible experience making it the clear choice when searching for quality family dentists in Manuka. Whether you need a filling, root canal, a new crown or simply want advice on oral hygiene, the friendly and professional team at Manuka Dental Care are experts in maintaining happy smiles.

Our services

We offer patients a full range of general and emergency dental treatment at our Manuka dental clinic including:

  • Oral hygiene and preventative care
  • Diagnosis and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease
  • Endodontic (root canal) treatment
  • Wisdom teeth
  • Restorative dentistry including fillings, inlay, onlays, crowns and bridges
  • Teeth-whitening
  • Veneers
  • Implant dentistry
  • Sleep dentistry and anti-snoring devices
  • Mouth guards

Our dentists and hygienists


Dr Kelvin S Tsuei -BDS (Syd) GCD (Adel) MScMed (Syd)

Kelvin obtained his dental degree at the University of Sydney in 1989. Upon graduating, he served a five-year commission as a dental officer in the Australian Regular Army and was posted to the Army bases at Kapooka in Wagga and then to Holsworthy in Sydney. After five years looking after the dental health of our service men and women, Kelvin put his military uniform away in 1995 and commenced private practice in Queanbeyan, Tuggeranong, Mawson and Curtin, before acquiring his own private dental practice here in Manuka.

Kelvin understands the importance of ongoing education and has since completed a graduate certificate of dentistry through the University of Adelaide in 2000 and a Master in Medical Science (pain management) through the University of Sydney in 2006. He also attends study clubs, seminars and training courses on a regular basis.

When he’s not busy doing dentistry, Kelvin also enjoys running, photography, music, cooking and making coffee.

Ms Kathryn Novak: Dental hygienist

Kathryn started her dental career in the 80's as a dental assistant and graduated from Gilels Plains TAFE in Adelaide as a dental hygienist in 1989. After working in a number of public and private arenas, Kathryn returned to Canberra in 2005 and is currently practising in Manuka Dental Care, as well as an orthodontic practice.

As well as providing personal dental hygiene services, Kathryn also promotes community dental hygiene through her excellent work with the Dental Hygienist Association of Australia (DHAA).

She is currently the ACT Branch President of DHAA, as well as Chair of the 2014 DHAA National Symposium 2014.

Dr Michael Back - BDS (Adel), BEng (Wollongong)

Michael has had an interesting journey leading to his arrival at Manuka Dental Care. Michael grew up in Canberra before accepting an Engineering scholarship with BHP at Wollongong University. During his time with BHP, Michael spent several years in the United States. Michael left BHP to return to University - this time Adelaide University - to study dentistry. After graduating with a University award - Sir Joseph Verco award for academic excellence and leadership - Michael returned to Canberra; since then, he has been working as a general dentist at Mawson, Civic, and now also Manuka.
Michael is an engaging, caring, and patient clinician who applies minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. Excelling in all areas of dentistry, Michael particularly enjoys restorative, endodontic [root canals] and prosthodontic [crowns, dentures, implants] areas of dentistry. Michael also frequently attends courses to further his training.
Michael is married with a young family, and enjoys mountain biking, skiing, and playing golf when time allows. Due to his young family, this is not very often!  
 

Ms Elena Hopwood: Dental hygienist

Elle was a dental assistant for a number of years in Sydney, before she moved to beautiful Ireland and obtained her degree as a dental hygienist in Cork University in the city of Cork. She went on to practise in a public orthodontic clinic in Dublin, before returning to Australia.

She has since worked in a private practice in Jindabyne, as well as for the defense dental centre at Russell, ACT. Elle is also a professional dressmaker par excellence, running a boutique business in Jindabyne, and she is a big fan of the local coffee scene here in Manuka.