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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.

Dr Caroline Madsen - BDS (Adel); BMedSci (Wollongong)

Dr Caroline Madsen grew up in Wollongong, completing her Bachelor Degree in Medical Science there. Inspired by her Mum who is also a dentist, Caroline then moved to Adelaide and completed her Bachelor Degree in Dental Surgery in 2006. She has since worked in private practices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Wollongong and now Canberra. Caroline is passionate about utilising the best techniques that dentistry has to offer, and strives to provide the highest level of care for her patients. She welcomes all new patients including those who are anxious and nervous. Thoroughly enjoying all areas of dentistry, Caroline particularly enjoys the restorative area of dentistry and also treating children and teaching them how to best care for their teeth for life. She regularly attends seminars and conferences to further her knowledge and expertise in various fields of dentistry. Since graduation, Caroline was successful in passing the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Primary Examinations. Outside of dentistry, Caroline enjoys hiking, cooking, travelling and spending time with her husband, young family and friends.

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.

Dr Thomas Ethell - BDSC CSU/Orange

Originally a Canberra boy himself, Thomas was a student at Canberra Grammar School and grew up in Griffith. Since then, he has received his degree in Dentistry from Charles Sturt University where he practiced both rurally and in metro areas including Orange, Dubbo, Wagga Wagga, Bathurst and Sydney. Thomas then moved to Taree gaining further experience in all facets of general dentistry. After too many years away, Thomas finally returned home to beautiful Canberra.

Thomas is a highly skilled and passionate Dentist who strives to provide pain free treatment for all patients. He strongly believes that providing patients with treatment options and comprehensive treatment planning is the key to long term oral health. Thomas is friendly, easy-going and very caring. Whilst highly competent in all areas of general dentistry, Thomas particularly enjoys restoring broken and decayed teeth to health, function and aesthetics. He keeps up to date with the latest techniques and is a regular attender of seminars and courses in many areas of Dentistry.

Outside of Dentistry, Thomas enjoys reading, photography, most sports and the great outdoors. He is currently undertaking a life long dream and is part way through obtaining his pilots license. Until then, his remote control aeroplane will have to do!’