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Established in 2003

KidsSmile Paediatric Dental

We are amongst the first specialist paediatric practices in regional Australia. Since moving to our new custom designed child friendly practice in 2010, our core passions have remained: improving the dental health of children resulting in improved quality of life. From our vast experience and continual upskilling, we have fine-tuned our ability to both provide excellent results and make the experience of your visit as pleasant and calming as possible for your little ones.

Fun Experience for the Children

From the moment you enter our practice you will see that your child’s enjoyment is front of mind in everything we do. We want our practice to be somewhere they enjoy visiting and look forward to returning to. We endeavor to put fun into every step of your child’s experience with us.


Our Doctors

KidsSmile Paediatric Dental

Doctor Helen Cornwell

Doctor Helen returned to her hometown Newcastle in 2004 after completing training out of the area. After completing her Bachelor of Dental Surgery in Adelaide she proceeded to move around, working in regional NSW, SA and Victoria. Helen then moved to Melbourne where she undertook specialist training at the highly regarded University of Melbourne. Through this specialist training and her work at the Royal Children’s Hospital she went on to become admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

Helen is a Visiting Medical Officer at the John Hunter Children’s Hospital as part of their cleft palate team. She also works with the University of Newcastle as a Conjoint Senior Lecturer as a part of their Oral Health unit.


Doctor William Tang

Doctor Will graduated in 2010 from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Dentistry. Following this, Will worked for several years in the wider Newcastle region before returning to his hometown of Sydney in 2015 where he completed specialty training in paediatric dentistry. Will joined KidsSmile Paediatric Dental in 2018 and also works at Westmead Children’s Hospital in Sydney. While he enjoys all aspects of paediatric dentistry, Will has a special interest in endodontic treatment and trauma.

Taking full advantage of being in the Newcastle region, Will in his spare time enjoys scuba diving, doing gymnastics, travelling and exploring the local wineries in the region.

KidsSmile Paediatric Dental

Doctor Nivethanan Kamalendran

Doctor Niv is a registered Specialist Paediatric Dentist. He completed his undergraduate training in India in 2009 and worked there for a couple of years. Later he then moved to New Zealand to complete his specialist training in Paediatric Dentistry from the University of Otago. Niv was working as a senior lecturer at University of Otago, and as a specialist consultant at Dunedin Hospital, New Zealand, before moving to Australia.
As a Specialist Paediatric Dentist, Dr Niv provides comprehensive care with a special interest in paediatric trauma, dental management of medically compromised children and children with special health care needs. He is also very keen on prevention, diet and good oral health.


KidsSmile Team

KidsSmile Paediatric Dental

Jennifer Mankelow

Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2010 from the University of Newcastle. Jen has a true enthusiasm for dental and graduated as a Dental Hygienist with a Dean’s Merit award, as well as a Golden Scaler award for the highest clinical grades. Prior to graduating as a Dental Hygienist, her career began as a dental assistant in 2001.

KidsSmile Paediatric Dental

Tanya Deacon

Tanya grew up right here in Newcastle and graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2010 with a Bachelor of Oral Health. Since then, Tanya has worked as a dental hygienist in many practices in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley and has even spent some time in the Northern Territory. She enjoys volunteer work, gardening and spending her time with her husband and daughter.

Practice Manager

Kate loves travelling and seeing the world

Lead Dental Assistant

Loves crime shows and is a karaoke queen

Dental Assistant

Likes to keep it fit

Dental Assistant

Loves spending time with her little girl

Dental Assistant

Loves to ride dirt bikes

Dental Assistant

Used to work in the air force

Dental Assistant

Likes to lift heavy weights


Meg is great at snow boarding


Amanda teaches kids reiki


Maree enjoys going on long trail runs

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