Tassie Smiles Dental opened in July 2013. It was started by myself, Dr. Michelle Forsyth & my husband, Cameron. It has been a long time dream of ours to own our own dental practice together. I built up a successful practice in Durban, South Africa before immigrating to Bundaberg, Queensland in 2009. It was a difficult decision to leave the practice, friends and family behind, however together with my husband and two children it was a “no- brainer” and we left in search of a better life in Australia.
After four years in Bundaberg, serving both in the public service and in private practice our family decided to relocate to the magnificant state of Tasmania.
Tassie Smiles Dental is based on offering a caring, relaxed dental care environment. Our belief is that the best dentistry is non-invasive dentistry and that preventative care is the foundation of my dental practice. At Tassie Smiles early treatment, executed well is a cornerstone of our care offerings.
We look forward to caring for you, your family and your oral health needs.
Dr Michelle | Dentist
Michelle fell in love with Tasmania after a visit to Hobart in 2013 and when a business opportunity presented itself, Michelle and her family decided to make Hobart their home for good. Michelle is a committed family person and loves spending time with her two kids and husband exploring Tasmania. Michelle enjoys cooking and entertaining, occasional visits over to Melbourne for musical theatre productions and walking – she is often the instigator of the “in-office” fitbit challenges. A soft, gentle nature, a wealth of clinical experience and a genuine passion for caring for people are just a few of the traits Michelle brings to her patients at Tassie Smiles Dental.
Nicola | Lead Dental Assistant
Nicola is a highly experienced Dental Assistant and joined our Team at Tassie Smiles in 2013. Nicola is a passionate animal lover and is in the habit of adopting and caring for animals ranging from an abused dog to a previously neglected horse. Nicola also enjoys various exercise activities including running, walking, cycling, horse riding and water sports. Nicola brings a bright smile, a great sense of humour and a caring nature to our practice environment.
Fiona | Administration/ Reception
Fiona joined Tassie Smiles Dental in 2016 and brings an enthusiastic, gentle and caring persona to our front office. She has a real passion for people and is an animal lover that loves taking her dog on long walks. Fiona spends her free time in her art studio creating wall art pieces, renovating her house, reading and entertaining friends and family. Fiona is a compassionate person and combined her great sense of humour makes her a valued member of our Team at Tassie Smiles Dental.
Cameron | Practice/Business Manager
Cameron has been the background momentum behind the development of the Tassie Smiles brand as well as the establishment of the new premises that the practice has recently moved to. Cameron brings commercial, management and project management experience from various industries ranging from commercial banking & finance, software development and the steel industry. Cameron studied Marketing & Sales Management and Project Management in South Africa and has found these skills vital in the birth of Tassie Smiles. Cameron spends his weekends with his family and also enjoys motorcycling around this beautiful state of Tasmania. In summary anything which has an engine will have the attention of Cameron. He is a die-hard “petrol-head” and has ambitions of taking part in the Targa Tasmania, partnering with his son in years to come.