188 Collins Street, Plaza Level, Hobart TAS 7000 [Enter on Harrington Street]
03 6231 3645
03 6231 3756

Why choose us as your dentist in Hobart?

What makes us different?

Our Philosophy

Our goal at Ian Gurner Dental Care is to change the way you view visiting the dentist in Hobart and to show you the pathway to achieve a lifetime of peak oral fitness. Our Hobart dentists and dental hygienists will do this by partnering with you to create an oral health plan not just for the present but for your entire life.

Many people are unaware or indifferent about their own oral health, they simply expect their teeth and oral tissues to be in great shape regardless of how they treat them, and whether they do or do not look after them. Consequently the majority of oral care is focussed on repairing damaged teeth and oral tissues and a high proportion of people ONLY attend when they have a problem. Whilst this type of repair is at times necessary, only treating your oral health when there is an identified problem will never result in gaining peak oral fitness nor will people have a high probability of a functional easily managed and attractive dentition well into their older years.

We understand this may not be everyone’s goal but we invite you to consider that a lifetime of peak oral fitness is both possible and feasible for virtually every client and we are committed to working with you to find a pathway that is suitable for you to accomplish this over time.

High Standards of Personal and Technical Care

For over twenty years our practice has offered exceptional personal care for all our clients. We pride ourselves on providing an ethical dental health environment, meeting or exceeding all Australian standards of care that are amongst the highest in the world.

Dr Ian Gurner

Owned and Operated by Our Hobart Dental Health Professionals

Our practice is wholly owned by our practising health professionals. The names on our door are of the people who will personally provide your healthcare and look after your personal needs. Their interest is in you. Unlike many other practices, we have no hidden association with large corporations, their shareholders and distant boards of directors (not to mention their productivity managers and accountants). Our focus is not on the bottom line for someone else’s profit but on making sure you receive the best treatment possible.

We Choose to Remain Independent of Health Insurance Companies

Whilst many practices have signed “Preferred Provider” agreements with health insurance companies we have intentionally chosen not to do this. We are an independent owner operated practice. We take our role as dental health providers extremely seriously and do not associate with any one specific health insurance fund in a preferred-provider arrangement. This allows us to remain totally independent and offer the best clinical choice for you free of interference by the external ‘business rules” of the health insurance companies.