Meet our compassionate team
Our friendly team of dentists, hygienist’s and assistants care about your comfort
Dr Laurence Henbest, or Laurie as he likes to be known, graduated from Adelaide University before most of you were born and has been in private practice for most of that time. He spent 5 years in London before returning to Australia to open a practice that we now know as Perfect Smile, starting as a 1 Dentist practice growing to the current numbers of 6 Dentists, 2 Oral Health Therapists and 2 Hygienists. While offering a wide range of general dental services, Laurie’s true passion and flare lies with cosmetic and implant dentistry.
Rueben graduated from the University of Otago in 2006. Originally from New Zealand he moved to Adelaide and joined the team at Perfect Smile in 2012.
In 2007 he worked in Hervey Bay, QLD for three and a half years where he gained valuable experiences in all aspects of dentistry and furthermore developed an interest in Endodontic s. In 2011 he completed the Primary Examinations with the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons in Sydney for the purposes of his specialist application, which he was accepted for in 2012.
However since moving to Adelaide, Rueben has not only found his home in South Australia but his home at Perfect Smile where he practices all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry.
Rueben maintains his interest by attending postgraduate courses as well as being a part of the Australian Endodontic Society; he is currently completing the Invisalign (Clear braces) course and has previously held clinical tutor positions at the Adelaide Dental School.
In his spare time Rueben enjoys travel, tennis and photography.
Gabrielle graduated from The University of Adelaide in 2012, began her career working at a private dental clinic in Murray Bridge where she grew up. The rural setting has allowed her to increase her scope of practice, and foster her skills in not just general dentistry, but also paediatrics and oral surgery.
Perfect Smile has fostered Gabrielle’s love of aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry, which are passions of hers in the dental field.
She is interested in art, craft and jewellery design, and enjoys playing touch football socially as well as spending time with her family and friends.
Dr Jamie Jckson is an Adelaide University Dental graduate. Prior to this he graduated from a Bachelor of Medical Radiation Sciences and holds a Diploma of Medical Ultrasound. He worked as a sonographer in both Australia and the UK prior to studying dentistry.
Jamie believes in providing comprehensive high quality care for his patients and aims to make the dentist both an informative and relaxing experience.
Remaining interested in all areas of general dentistry Jamie is committed to continually developing his dental knowledge. He undertakes courses from both National and International speakers yearly and is also a current member of the Australian Society of Endodontics.
A local family man Jamie enjoys time with his family and Labrador. An avid bushwalker he also enjoys traveling both local and abroad.
Oral Health Therapist
Down-to-earth, vibrant and absolutely loveable is our Andrea at Perfect Smile. She has twenty years experience, initially as a dental therapist and more recently adding dental hygiene to her skill set as an Oral Health Therapist. Her particular passion is children’s dentistry and she ensures they feel instantly at ease in her chair. During her 10 years at Perfect Smile she has also enjoyed playing tennis and scuba diving as her personal pursuits. Just ask to see the pictures of her leafy sea dragons!
Oral Health Therapist
Mia is a bubbly Oral Health Therapist able to treat children up to age 18 and provide oral hygiene services to all ages.
Nicole has been an integral part of the dynamic and talented Perfect Smile team for 18 years with 36 years of dental experience.
Over this time Nicole has loved working in her chosen field as a Dental Hygienist building a wonderful rapport with our patients.
Nicole’s other interests include spending time with her family and friends, enjoying beautiful food and good conversation, music, dancing, theatre, cooking and meditation.
Tiffany studied at the school of Dental Hygiene, Adelaide Dental Hospital. She has been very happily working at perfect Smile for over 12 years. Tiffany is very passionate about her role as Dental Hygienist and enjoys conversing with and educating her patients, her mission is to share knowledge of dental cosmetics, prevention of tooth loss and general health and wellbeing so that all can maintain the perfect smile for life.
Outside of work Tiffany interests include, food and wine, travel, real estate, family, socialising with friends, gym, beach walks and generally just having a bit of fun!