Meet The Team
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 4 Hygienists. While offering a wide range of general dental services, Laurie’s true passion and flare lies with cosmetic and implant dentistry.
Dr. Rueben Tzeng graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand, in 2006. He began his career working full time at a busy family owned dental practice in Hervey Bay, QLD for four years before relocating to Sydney where he completed his Primary degree with the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons in Sydney with the intention to later specialize. However, since moving to Adelaide in 2012, Rueben has not only found his home at Perfect Smile but his passion to continually extend his knowledge and skill sets in all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry.
Heavily invested in his professional development, Rueben keeps abreast of the latest dental developments by attending seminars and advanced postgraduate courses. His last five years has been specifically dedicated to the field of orthodontics and the treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD).
Rueben is a member of the International Association of Orthodontics. In addition to his work at Perfect Smile, he also holds a Consultant Dentist position with MLCOA. In the rare times when he is able to step away from dentistry he enjoys swimming and long walks together with his family and two dogs.
Dr Edward Bell
Dr Nick Jackman
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.
Dental Therapist and Hygienists
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!
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!
Gemma graduated the Advanced Diploma of Oral Heath (Dental hygiene) in Adelaide with the award for Outstanding Clinical Practice in Preventative Oral Care. With nine years combined experience in general dentistry, Gemma is compassionate and gentle. She is dedicated to educating and motivating her patients and is passionate about perfecting smiles with Zoom whitening and supporting patients who are going through Orthodontic treatment.
Gemma’s interests include spending time with her family and friends, enjoying the local farmers markets in Willunga, cooking, outdoor adventures and yoga.
Natasha is an enthusiastic member of the Perfect Smile team. She is a passionate hygienist, having worked in the dental industry for more than 9 years. Her focus is to provide a thorough but gentle clean, while educating patients on the importance of excellent oral hygiene to maintain that perfect smile.
Natasha’s interests include keeping fit and healthy, dancing and enjoying good food.
Come and see Natasha for a professional clean and a teeth whitening consult!