Gawler Dental Clinic

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.