Previously known as the Helen Street Dental Clinic, Holmes Family Dental is Mount Gambier’s most historic Dental Practice, with the origins of the Practice dating back well over 100 years. In 2018, experienced local Dentist Dr Isabel Holmes acquired the Practice and Holmes Family Dental was formed.
Our mission is to provide our patients with the highest standard of care through an honest and caring approach. We aim to establish and maintain sustainable healthy mouths for life, ensuring you feel comfortable and confident with your smile. We are committed to long-term dental solutions of the highest quality, taking a preventative approach for your benefit.
Our experienced Dentists will carry out a thorough examination that keeps your teeth and gums in good health.
Commonly known as “fillings”. Dental materials have highly evolved and there are now many restorative materials to suit the needs of our Patients, that if kept well maintained will last for years.
Your Professional Scale and Clean is managed by our experienced Dental Hygienists or Oral Health Therapists. Our hygiene team focus on preventing gum disease, which is important to overall good health.
Dental implants are one of the most effective permanent tooth replacement options. Implants can replace individual teeth or support dentures, which look, feel and function similar to your natural teeth. Our Dentist’s will guide you through the treatment stages and our hygienist help maintain your implant health.
Protect weak, cracked or heavily restored teeth from breaking. They are a custom-made shell (zirconia or porcelain) that covers the original tooth structure to fully protect it. They are ‘natural-tooth-like’ in appearance.
Our Cosmetic Dentists can help enhance the appearance of your front teeth using veneers. A fine ceramic shell is cemented on to the teeth to improve your smile. All our Veneers are custom made to each Patient’s needs by a trusted and experienced Australian Dental Laboratory.
We recognise the need for an all-encompassing approach to smiling with more confidence, which is why we now offer non-surgical cosmetic procedures to enhance and rejuvenate your smile. These minimally invasive treatments include lip fillers for definition and volume and anti-wrinkle injections for a more youthful look.
Easy Orthodontic cases that are invisible to the eye. Using modern 3D scanning technology a series of clear aligners are customed designed to align your teeth. Treatment normally takes 6 – 12 months. Book a free consult with one of our trained Dentists to determine your suitability for Invisalign Go.
Provides an immediate improvement of shade in under two hours. Take-home trays with Whitening Gel can enhance the new shade.
Every day we have availability for emergency cases at our Practice. A professional triage service will apply when you call to schedule your appointment on the day.
Gap free treatment for those eligible through the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). We encourage children to visit the Dentist from a young age to promote good oral health and positive dental experiences.
We offer the full service of full and partial Dentures in acrylic and precious metal frames.
After growing up in the region, Dr Holmes commenced her career as an Oral Health Therapist in the Adelaide Hills over 16 years ago.
Since completing her Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Adelaide in 2011 (awarded with outstanding academic achievement), Dr Holmes returned ‘home’ and has been practicing in Mt Gambier ever since. Over the past decade Dr Holmes has built her reputation around a genuine care for her patients of all ages, along with her attention to detail to all areas of Dentistry. Dr Holmes is passionate about helping to improve people’s lives through transforming smiles.
Since graduating from the University of Adelaide in 1975, Dr Hutton has been actively servicing the dental needs of Mt Gambier and the south-east for over 45 years.
Dr Hutton is absolutely dedicated to doing what’s in the best interest of his patients. Dr Hutton was elected as a Federal Councillor for the Australian Dental Association in 2004 and since 2020 has held the position of Federal President. What Dr Hutton doesn’t know in the dental industry is not worth knowing!
Dr JC completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Adelaide.
Renowned for his caring nature and gentle approach, Dr JC provides the most comfortable and pleasant dental experience to all of his patients. Dr JC is focused on preventative outcomes for his patients, taking the time to discuss all options and work towards the best possible outcome for them.
Born and raised in Mount Gambier, Dr Zaccardo completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery at The University of Adelaide.
Dr Zaccardo has quickly become known for her warm and easy-going nature and her dedication to providing a positive dental experience to all patients. She is a member of the Australian Dental Association Recent Graduates Committee and is committed to keeping up-to-date with the latest dental practices and techniques.
Hailing from Queensland, 'Indi' completed her qualifications in Adelaide and has recently moved to the Mount Gambier area.
Indi is passionate about Oral Health education and the best possible outcomes for her patients. She is prevention-focused and strives to provide a relaxed and comfortable dental environment. Indi is an Oral Health Therapist (dualy-qualified Dental Therapist and Dental Hygienist) and enjoys seeing patients of all ages.
Sasha completed her qualifications in Adelaide and has lived and worked in the south-east ever since.
Sasha has a passion for educating her patients on the importance of good oral health with an emphasis on oral disease prevention in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Sasha is currently on maternity leave and we look forward to her return in late 2022.
At Holmes Family Dental we have a ‘no surprise’ policy regarding fees. During your initial consultation our practitioners will discuss the cost of treatment and you will be provided with a complete treatment plan and quotation as part of this initial treatment planning phase. We ensure all our patients understand the costs involved before proceeding with any planned treatment. Please note, treatment plan quotations are valid for 3 months from the initial examination or consultation appointment.
We accept the following payment methods:
Please note, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, in the interest of staff and patient safety we have decided to remove cash-handling from our Practice until further notice.
If you wish to pay for your treatment in cash, please speak to one of our friendly Front Office Coordinators who can provide you with our bank details for cash payments at our local branch.
We understand that finance could be a barrier to achieving your optimal dental treatment or your dream smile. At Holmes Family Dental, we are pleased to offer a great range of flexible Payment Plan options or Buy Now Pay Later alternatives to make your smile affordable. If you need dental treatment straight away, don’t worry, these finance options can help start your dental treatment immediately and pay for your treatment gradually.
Patient Payment Plans are available through:
A DentiCare dental payment plan offers an interest-free solution to help you pay for a wide range of general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontic treatments, and facial aesthetics.
No complicated contracts and no requirement for credit checks. Just a simple way for you to pay for your dental treatment with affordable weekly, fortnightly, or monthly repayments.
A deposit may be required depending on the size of your payment plan. Payment plans range from $250 up to $12,000.
MediPay provide payment plans for a wide range of medical and dental procedures. They are 100% transparent and upfront about their fees and charges. It is a quick and easy payment plan option that takes 5 minutes to apply for with no hidden fees or charges, and no deposit required.
MediPay will assess your financial information and based on your circumstances can provide funding from $2,000 to $30,000 to cover your dental treatment.