Welcome to Gawler Dental Clinic, where we have been providing family dentistry since 1922. Our experienced dental team includes Dr Ken Heath, Dr Adrian Balestrin, Dr Guy Williamson, Dr Philip Do, Dr Nella Dellamalva, Dr Anna Kinzie, Dr Nathan Parker and Dr Kimberley Humphrey. From our convenient Gawler, SA location, we are happy to provide quality dental care to residents of Gawler as well as the Barossa Valley, Elizabeth, Clare, the Mid North and Yorke Peninsula.
The Gawler Dental Clinic team provides the general dentistry your family needs, including cosmetic treatments, restorative care and emergency services. We can also discuss oral appliance therapy if you or a family member suffers from sleep apnoea. We welcome you to peruse our website to learn more about the dental treatments we offer, as well as our frequently-asked-questions and patient info pages. You are always welcome to call us if you don’t find the information you are looking for.
We invite you to take a look at our team bios, below, to get to know more about us before we meet. It’s important to us that we build personal relationships with our patients, and we look forward to learning more about you.
Dr. Adrian Balestrin, B.D.S. University of Adelaide
After graduating from the University of Adelaide in 1997 and working in both Port Pirie and Adelaide, Adrian joined the Gawler Dental Clinic team late in 1998.
He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and over the last two decades has been fortunate enough to develop a very close bond with many of his regular patients.
Particular interests of Adrian’s include endodontics (root canal therapy), restoration of the worn or broken down dentition and, in more recent times, the growing field of Dental Sleep Medicine ( treating sleep apnoea and snoring).
Adrian has been involved in Forensic Dentistry for many years and was part of the team involved in victim identification following the 2009 Victorian Bushfires.
Having three young daughters doesn’t allow for a lot of spare time, but Adrian does enjoy holidaying with his family and is a keen whisky connoisseur!
Dr Ken Heath, B.D.S. (Adel) Grad.Dip.Clin.Dent.
Ken was brought to the Gawler region when his new wife (Michelle) won a full time position at a developing school - Trinity College, where they have raised and schooled three children.
Ken joined the Gawler Dental Clinic (GDC) in 1991 in a part time capacity, which grew to full time when he left the Dental Hospital at the end of 1992. He became a partner in the business with Dr John McKinnon several years later.
He has always had a strong interest in continuing education and is always looking to enhance his clinical skills. This has meant he has had extra training in :
1) Advanced surgical implant techniques - placing his own implants since 2003.
2) Rotary root canal instrumentation - making the procedure faster, comfortable & more reliable.
3) Aesthetic dentistry - he loves creating his own work & improving smiles
4) Soft tissue laser therapy
5) CEREC CAD/CAM dentistry - making his own porcelain crowns, many times “same-day"
He loves the day to day dental work, but gets excited by the more complicated dental challenges that come into the GDC every week.
He has a patient manner that is not afraid to look after the very nervous patient or child and has enjoyed watching many of his much loved families of patients grow up and have families of their own.
In recent years Ken has spent significant time providing volunteer dental services and training to the people of Vanuatu - particularly within Port Vila, and locally he serves on the Trinity College Board as the Chair.
Ken has experienced the Overland Track in Tasmania & the KOKODA track in 2008. His wife “drags” him on overseas holidays - but most of all he loves camping in the Australian Outback … and is passionate about capturing their beauty on his Canon camera for anyone to see.
Dr. Anna Kinzie, B.D.S. (Adel.)
Anna grew up in the Barossa Valley, and attended Trinity College in Gawler for her schooling. She was a patient of Gawler Dental Clinic from her early years after graduating from Bachelor of Dental Surgery at University of Adelaide in 2006 she joined our team in providing gentle dental care to the area. She especially enjoys treating young families, and helping those with dental anxieties to feel confident enough to visit regularly to maintain great oral health. Anna is married with three young children.