Today, Pacific Smiles Dental, Jesmond opens its doors, making it the ninth Pacific Smiles Dental centre in the Hunter region of New South Wales. Located in the Stockland Shopping Centre on Blue Gum Road, Jesmond, the new dental centre opens on the Gallery level of what will become a local health precinct, already containing a Medical Centre and Optometrist.
Jesmond is a suburb of the Newcastle City local government area, located about 9.5km west of the Newcastle CBD. It is both a commercial centre and home to the many international and local students attending the University of Newcastle, in Callaghan, an adjacent suburb. The suburb also has a number of aged care facilities.
Pacific Smiles Dental, Jesmond will be open 6 days a week, with two state of the art surgeries and room for expansion. Being open on Saturdays will provide local residents with a highly accessible dental service. For those in pain, daily emergency appointments are available, and patients with private health insurance have the convenience of instant claiming (HICAPS). Services at the centre will include general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dentures, dental crowns and veneers, teeth whitening and custom-made mouth guards. The centre will have two Dentists covering the 6 day trading period, Dr Kieran McNamara and Dr Garreth McBride.