Why choose us?
Dental on Bowen is a full service dental clinic serving the Goondiwindi district and surrounds. We've provided a high standard of dental care in our local community for more than 30 years, and we keep up with the latest dental technologies and techniques to improve the patient experience. We provide general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry and we can arrange after-hours appointments for dental emergencies.
We believe dental care should be available to everyone, which is why we offer flexible payment plans tailored to your individual circumstances. We also accept Health Industry Claims and Payments (HICAPS) and we'll help you to claim expenses on your health fund.
We're also QIP-accredited, which is your guarantee of a high standard of patient care.
Meet the team
We have a team of passionate and experienced dental professionals at Dental on Bowen. We love living and working in our community and helping people of all ages to maintain good oral health.
We have 6 qualified dentists supported by a dedicated team of 13 dental nurses. Find out more about our dentists in Goondiwindi.
Dr Jenna Slack-Smith
Jenna graduated from Griffith University on the Gold Coast in 2011. After graduation, she worked on the Gold Coast before moving to Goondiwindi, where she's been providing a wide range of dental services for over 7 years.
Jenna can assist you with all your general dentistry needs, including check-ups and preventive treatments for children and adults, dental implants, orthodontics with Invisalign®, sports mouthguards and cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening.
Jenna has travelled extensively through Australia, New Zealand and as far as Colombia for training courses to build her skills and knowledge, helping her to provide the highest standard of patient care.
Dr Samantha Messmer
Sam graduated from James Cook University and joined the Dental on Bowen team in January 2016, where she provides general and family dentistry. Originally from Far North Queensland, Sam spent time working in Alice Springs and volunteering overseas before settling in Goondiwindi.
Sam believes in taking a down-to-earth approach when discussing treatments, to make sure patients clearly understand what a treatment involves and can make decisions they're happy with. In her spare time, Sam enjoys the rural QLD lifestyle and enjoys everything the outdoors has to offer.
Dr Dana Yang
Dana grew up in small town in New Zealand and moved to the Gold Coast to study Dentistry. She moved to Goondiwindi at the beginning of 2019 and is loving the new friendly country life. It reminds her of her original home town in New Zealand. When Dana is not working, she enjoys playing golf, cross-fit and being involved within the community.
Dana is a very mindful, considerate and gentle dentist.
Dr Ken Gover
Ken graduated from the University of Queensland in 1979. He has extensive experience in many areas of dentistry, with particular skill in oral surgery and wisdom teeth removal.
Ken has worked with the Rural Royal Flying Doctor Service and private dental surgeries in Kingaroy, Toowoomba and overseas in the United Kingdom. He also regularly travels to Burma and India as a charity volunteer, providing dental services with minimal facilities in communities that otherwise have little or no access to healthcare.
Ken grew up in Dalby, where his parents owned a general store. He now resides in Toowoomba and travels to work here in Goondiwindi. In his spare time, Ken enjoys spending time with his two daughters, restoring and racing vintage cars and performing in a yearly cabaret at Warwick's Jumpers and Jazz Festival.
Dr Warren Crowther
A Goondiwindi resident since 1979, Warren has been a practising dentist for over 45 years. He has extensive experience in all areas of general dentistry.
When he's not busy caring for patients at Dental on Bowen, Warren divides his time between his turf farm, fishing, travelling and his grandchildren.
Dr David Tait
Registered Specialist Orthodontist - BDSc (Qld), MSc, Cert Ortho (Manitoba)
Dr David Tait is recognised as a leading Specialist Orthodontist.
He brings to Goondiwindi, Toowoomba and its surrounding regions world leading techniques which he mastered while training in North America and Canada.
Before specialising as an Orthodontist, Dr Tait worked as a general Dentist for ten years in the UK, Mt Isa, Toowoomba, and Canberra. Dr Tait has been leading the team at DR STRAIGHT TEETH for more than 20 years, and gets the best results by ensuring he sees every patient at every visit.
He ensures best practice techniques are used not only for the benefit of his patients, but also for the benefit of current Orthodontists in training, through his lectures at the University of Queensland. Dr Tait also provides professional development to Dentists.
He grew up on a sheep property outside Miles, Queensland, so enjoys his monthly drives to visit patients from Goondiwindi and surrounding regions. When not at work Dr Tait likes to keep fit, improve his photography skills, go travelling, tinker with his series 3 landrover, and help out on the family farm.