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General and Cosmetic Dentistry, 

                to keep your teeth for a lifetime...


Welcome to
Gawler Place Dental

Established in 1928, Gawler place dental has treated generations of families in Adelaide.

We are an accredited practice offering a range of treatments including preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

Our goal is to work with you to achieve the highest standard of oral health, general health and a beautiful smile in the most comfortable environment possible

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Dr Nick Papageorgiou


Dr Nick Papageorgiou graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2007 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. In 2010 Nick took over ownership of Gawler Place Dental.


He enjoys a wide range of dentistry with a particular interest for the preventative, restorative and implant aspects. Nick attends local and national courses to keep up to date with the latest guidelines and techniques in dentistry to bring the best care to his patients.


Spending time to discuss and understand each patient’s requests and concerns is important to him as he understands that some patients can have deep anxiety when visiting the dentist.


Outside of dentistry he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.


Ellen Gray

Dental Hygienist

Ellen joined Gawler Place Dental as a trainee in 2011, working as a Dental Assistant alongside Dr Nick Papageorgiou until the birth of her second child in 2012.


After taking some time off to raise her family, Ellen returned to study and graduated with an Advance Diploma of Oral Hygiene in 2017.

Since gaining her qualification Ellen has continued to develop her skills through further studies and training.


Providing in-chair teeth whitening is one of Ellens favorite parts of her job along with being able to provide our patients with effective ways to help maintain their oral health.


She enjoys spending time to educate our patients as every patient is different and may require different tips, tools and care during and after hygiene treatments.

Our Team

Dental Tools



Teeth Straightening

A beautiful new smile is now yours in only a few short months thanks to  Spark clear aligners and  Smilefast clear braces!

Forget metal braces and costly treatment that lasts two or three years.

Spark and SmileFast are short-term  orthodontic solutions which involve the use of removable clear aligners or clear fixed braces and tooth-coloured archwires to be able to transform smiles usually within

six to twelve months.


Teeth Whitening

Brightening your smile is as easy as visiting your dental practitioner for a whitening treatment or purchasing one of the many

at-home treatment options available.

Our options include:

Pola-Rapid In-chair whitening system

Pola-Day at-home whitening system

Pola-Light at- home  system

Pola-Luminate at-home  system


No Impressions

Over the last few years a new wave of digital scanners have been hitting the market and we have invested in this technology.

The digital scanner captures clear and highly accurate impress​ion data in minutes, without the need for traditional impression materials that some patients find inconvenient and messy.

We place the scanner gently in your mouth and take a series of pictures.

These digital impressions remove any chance of distortion and your new crown is made on a computerised milling machine


Replacement of old fillings

We now have porcelain fillings that are as strong and long lasting as silver amalgam fillings they are more natural in appearance as wel​l as function.

With the help of our digital scanner and dental milling machine this can be done in a single visit!


Night guards &
Sports Mouth guards

Bruxism is also known as grinding and/or clenching of your teeth. It is a very common condition that affects both children and adults. There are several ways to reduce the impact of bruxism on your oral health.

One of the most common is a night guard:

a mouthguard typically worn while sleeping. 

If you’re playing any contact sports, wearing a mouth guard can help protect your teeth from injury and trauma.


Sleep Apnoea / Snore guards

During sleep, muscles relax, including those that control the tongue and throat.

The soft tissue at the back of throat can sag, narrowing a​nd constricting the airway.

If you or a loved one display symptoms such as snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, pauses in breathing or teeth grinding while sleeping you may have sleep apnoea.

Treatment can include a C-PAP machine or the use of an oral appliance fabricated by your dentist.


Implant Placement

A dental implant is a procedure whereby a metal fixture is​ placed into the jawbone

(this is usually a screw)

this implant acts as a support or anchor for a new false tooth, or set of teeth.



Dentures are custom-made replacements for missing teeth and can be taken out and put back into your mouth. ​While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as natural teeth, today's dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.


Crowns, Bridges & Veneers

Bridges, Crowns & Veneers are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing tee​th or implants, Crowns are used most commonly to entirely cover a damaged tooth.


With the help of our digital scanner and dental milling machine this can be done in a single visit!


Treatment of tooth decay

Cavities are the result of tooth decay, which occurs when specifi​c types of bacteria produce acid that destroys the tooth’s enamel and its underlying layer, the dentine


Cosmetic bonding

Bonding involves the application of a tooth-coloured composite resin to the teeth. It can be used to re​pair decayed, chipped, fractured, discoloured teeth, to change the appearance of teeth and as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings.


Dental Emergencies

Any trauma to the mouth that causes bleeding and​ laceration of the gums, and concusses, dislodges, or fractures teeth and may require immediate medical attention.

Bonding can be done in a single visit to your dentist.


Treatment of gum disease

Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum that can progress to affect the bone that surrounds and su​pports your teeth. The three stages of gum disease from least to most severe are: gingivitis, periodontitis and advanced periodontitis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I prevent tooth decay and gum disease?

Yes, good oral hygiene starts at home, though it needs to be supplemented by regular visits to us. Most people visit their dentist every 6 months for a check-up, clean and fluoride treatment. Some patients at high risk of disease have more frequent visits. This enables early detection of tooth decay and other health problems. We also encourage twice a day brushing with fluoridated tooth paste and once a day flossing.

I'm pregnant, should I still go to a dentist?

Yes, in fact due to the change in hormones produced in pregnancy your gums bleed easier and react to plaque and calculus build up more severely. It is suggested that pregnant women have cleans every 3 months and check-ups every 6 months. Gum disease has been linked to Low Birth Weight and Miscarriage, so regular maintenance is as important as ever.

When should children first visit a dentist?

Every child should have a dental appointment by the age of three. It is important to brush baby teeth and visually inspect them every day for changes. Any dark spots, stained areas or frosty white areas it is important to make an appointment regardless of the child’s age.

It’s best to bring the child with you to each appointment, to acquaint themselves with the dentist. Children 4 and under are seen free when appointed with an adult

I was told I have a cavity but it doesn't hurt. Why?

Decay starts in the outer layer of the tooth known as the enamel. This tooth layer has no nerves, so when decay is present there is no pain associated with it. It is only once the decay grows to moderate in size that most people experience pain. That is because now the decay is very close to the inside nerve of the tooth or already into the nerve of the tooth.

Why do I need xrays?

Decay and other disease of tooth and bone occur in places that are hard to access and clean. Usually these areas are also hard to see visually. X-rays are important for treatment planning as it enables us to detect disease early and treat with simple treatment. So it is important to have x-rays taken every 2 years as a screen in low risk patients, and may need to be taken more often in high risk patients.

Is there a link between gum disease, heart disease, diabetes and other diseases?

Recent studies have found that the incidence of heart disease is double in people with gum disease than those without. Gum (periodontal) disease has also been linked to other conditions such as: diabetes, stroke, lung disease, low birth weight, premature birth and stomach ulcers. By keeping regular maintenance appointments with your dental team, you will minimise the effect of gum disease on your overall health.

What causes sensitive teeth?

Sensitive teeth are caused by a wide range of factors. The porous part of the tooth (dentine) is the section that registers pain. Dentin can become exposed by fractured, chipped, injured and decayed teeth. Clenching and grinding is also a factor.

I brush my teeth but still suffer bad breath. What can I do?

The accumulation of food particles on your tongue and between your teeth not removed during your daily oral cleaning, react with bacteria and cause bad breath. Some people battle with constant bad breath, using mints, mouthwash and gum, which only mask the problem and not cure it.

Adopting an effective at home oral hygiene routine and scheduling professional cleaning appointments to remove plaque and tartar build-up every six months, depending on your current state of oral health, can restore your mouth to full health and make your breath fresh.

In some cases, persistent bad breath can indicate you have a more serious health problem, including a gastrointestinal, respiratory or sinus problem. In this instance we advise that you consult with your GP.

When can I get an appointment?

If you are in pain every attempt will be made to see you that day and your pain relieved. For all other treatment at the next available appointment.


Payment Options


Receive 10% off your first visit when you mention you found us online.*

*Terms and conditions excludes:

  • Orthodontic systems

  • Members of

  • cannot be used with any other discounts


For patients without private health insurance only.

Includes: Examination, Scale & Clean, Fluoride Treatment & Bitewing X-Rays*

(RRP: $329.95)

*Terms and conditions excludes:

  • Members of

  • cannot be used with any other discounts


Pay account in full on the day in cash and receive

15% off the total of your first visit.*

*Terms and conditions excludes:

  • Orthodontic systems

  • Members of

  • cannot be used with any other discounts

All Major Private Health Funds Accepted

Veteran Affairs & Child Dental Benefits Schedule Patients Welcome

We Are Preferred Providers for the Following Health Funds

Payment Plans Available


Interest free up to $1000

(subject to approval)

Limit may start under $1000 for new accounts and increase with good payment history

Upfront cost
no deposit


Other Fees
no establishment fee
$9.95 monthly fee


Eligibility Criteria
Own email address and mobile number
18 years or older
Australian citizen or Permanent resident
A verified Facebook, PayPal or LinkedIn account
Debit card or Credit card


Weekly, Fortnightly or Monthly Debit

Payments(min $10 per week)

How to apply
Apply through mobile app or website

Approval is required before treatment can begin


Interest free from $1000 and up to $12,000

(subject to approval)

Upfront cost
minimum 20% of total treatment cost


Other Fees
$70 establishment fee

($22 for repeat purchases)

$8 monthly fee


Eligibility Criteria
18 years or older

Australian citizen or Permanent Resident with driver’s license

Employed/ Self Employed

(30+ hours per week) or Aged/Veteran Pension


Fortnightly direct debits

How to apply
Apply online (, through app or via practice


Approval and deposit are required before treatment can begin

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Level 6, 55 Gawler Place


Email                         Phone          |          08 82312606   or   08 8231 6699

Opening Hours

Mon                                        8:30am - 5:30pm

Tues - Fri                              8:30am - 5:00pm


Nearby Parking Available

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