Tooth be told,
we love our patients

Our Services

Dental Checkup



Stains on teeth




Root Canal Therapy


Crowns & Bridges

Emergency Care

NEW Patients

It is important to visit the dentist every 6-12 months, even if you have no problems.

New patients are always welcome at Happy Smiles, if you have any questions, give one of our friendly reception staff a call to chat about your concerns. 

It is important for your first visit to Happy Smiles that you bring all of your medical history information, including a comprehensive list of medications that you are taking.

You may not think these are relevant to your teeth, but it is very important to make sure than any procedures we do are completely safe and will not interfere with any of your medical conditions or medications.

Need dentures? We are lucky to have a visiting Dental Prosthetist who works out of our practice each fortnight.

It is usually necessary to have an appointment with both the denture clinic and us to ensure that the process is as seamless as possible.

In the simplest terms, Elias deals with the dentures, and we deal with the teeth. 

If you are looking for a denture consultation please call ‘Aesthetic Denture Clinic’ directly on (02) 67669419 to book your appointment. 

About Happy Smiles

Happy Smiles Dental Care has been helping the Tamworth community since 2007. We offer quality dental care by being well trained, current in our techniques, and attentive to our patients' wants and needs.

An environment exists which allows the establishment of a strong relationship between you and our team which we would like to continue into the future. 

Our practice is team orientated with dentists, therapists, hygienists, and assistants all working together towards the common goal of providing the best care for the whole family. 

Meet the Happy Smiles team

Dr Chloe Gowland

Principal Dentist

Chloe, originally from Bathurst, completed her degree at Charles Sturt University Orange before relocating to Tamworth in late 2016. Chloe is passionate about good quality general dentistry, with a focus on preventative care and emergency pain relief. Chloe developed an interest in dentistry after suffering a dental trauma as a teenager, so when she says “I know your pain” she really does!

Chloe and her husband Bree took over ownership of the practice in early 2019 and are so happy to have made Tamworth home.

Outside of dentistry she will attempt any new sport and enjoys spending weekends with her husband and two dogs. 

Dr James Taylor


James joined the Happy Smiles team at the end of 2015 after graduating from Charles Sturt University in Orange. Originally from Dorrigo aka Gods Country (if you ask him) he moved with his now wife to Tamworth to start a new life here together.

James enjoys general dental practice and always works to the best of his ability to meet his patients needs. He enjoys building long lasting relationships with his patients and is just as happy to discuss current cattle prices as well as your dental health.

Louise Carriage

Dental Therapist

Louise graduated from Westmead as a Dental Therapist in 1995 which allows her to perform dentistry on children under the age of 18.  Her goal is to ensure little patients are happy to have dental treatment without fear and learn to keep their teeth healthy. Dental Therapy has taken her to coastal towns, country towns, and even Africa. 

A country girl at heart, after growing up in Narrabri and Queensland she moved to Tamworth in 1999. She has now been an integral member of the team at Happy Smiles for over 10 years and enjoys coming to work to see all of her lovely patients.

She have been lucky to have three children who enjoy adventures, sport, community projects, and living in Tamworth.

Hayley Press

Oral Health Therapist

Hayley grew up on the South Coast of NSW, after working as a dental assistant for over ten years and raising five kids (two sets of twins) she decided to venture to the other side of the chair. She completed a Bachelor of Oral Therapy/Hygiene from Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, she also completed a diploma in Advanced Clinical Practice at Melbourne University.

She loves educating and working with anxious patients and seeing them leave with a new attitude towards their dental hygiene. Outside of work she loves spending time with family and friends and volunteering to help others.

Phoebe Cousins

Oral Health Therapist

Phoebe grew up in Newcastle and made Tamworth her home in early 2019. She studied a Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy at the University of Newcastle. She loves working as an oral health therapist as it allows her to work with her patients in educating and assisting them to improve their oral health.

Outside of work she loves travelling, crossfit, and spending time with family and friends

Sharon Goff

Practice Manager

Sharon was born in Tamworth and started as a dental assistant in 1989 at another busy Tamworth Dental Practice. Sharon has completed Cert III and IV in Dental Assisting and Dental Radiography. She has been with Happy Smiles since it started in 2007 and has been Practice Manager since 2017.

Sharon is very involved within the community and is always looking for new ways for Happy Smiles to raise money for both local and overseas charities. Travelling around Australia, camping, and gardening are just a few of her passions. Oh and Christmas of course….she loves Christmas!

Happy Smiles Dental Care

Mon-Fri 8:15am - 5:30pm

Please give us at least 24 hours notice if you are unable to attend your dental appointment.