Visiting the dentist doesn’t have to be a stressful experience.

Here at Hooi Dental Surgery our staff pride themselves on offering gentle, caring dental procedures that enhance your smile and solve your dental aches and pains. We also know that dentistry can be expensive – and that’s why we are preferred providers for Bupa and Medibank Private, meaning our fees are capped at an affordable level, reducing or eliminating your gap payment.

Even if you are a member of a different health fund or if you have no private health insurance at all, we still ensure our fees stay low, and will do our utmost to cater a treatment plan that meets your health needs, wishes and budget.

We also accept eligible South Australian Dental Service (public system) patients, so just bring your general dental, denture, emergency or Child Dental Benefits Scheme eligibility letter and Medicare card with you and we are happy to attend to your needs.

We accept all health funds

Why choose Hooi Dental

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Experienced

Our dentists have a combined 50 years of dental expertise. We have the experience and skill to rehabilitate your smile, and renew your confidence along the way.

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Gentle

We’re here to help. Our experienced staff and dentists want you to feel comfortable and cared for, and will always be gentle and considerate.

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Child Friendly

Hooi Dental Surgery is a child-friendly environment. We know how to relax, motivate and engage your children so they enjoy the dental experience, and can receive the care they need.

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Affordable 

Our aim is to keep dentistry affordable for everyone. Aside from being Bupa Members’ First and Medibank Private Members’ choice, we also maintain low fees for all of our patients and will work with you to structure a reasonable treatment plan for your health needs.

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State of the art facilities

Our surgery is fully equipped with the latest technological advances to make your visit more efficient and more comfortable. Digital x-rays, imaging software and intraoral photography allow you to see what is going on in your own mouth so you can make informed choices about your treatment.

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Trusted Support Network

As an established practice, we have developed relationships over time with a variety of skilled and reliable dental specialists. This means that if you have a dental need that is outside the scope of our general practice, we can refer you to a specialist that has the same patient-first approach and quality of care.

About us

Hooi Dental surgery is a family owned and operated surgery, established in 1984, which prides itself on high quality, gentle and affordable dentistry. We are located on Gouger street in the City, adjacent to Adelaide Central Markets, with easy access to public transport and a variety of on-street or compound parking options.

With a combined 50 years of dental experience, we understand not only the clinical solutions to your dental needs, but also how to provide them in a way that is comfortable and reassuring.

In order to provide you with flexibility in appointment times and service, we are open every Saturday and our support staff are fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese as well as English.

Our Services

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Checkups and Cleaning

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Fillings

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Crowns and Bridges

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Digital X-Rays and OPG

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Tooth Whitening

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Veneers

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Root Canal Therapy

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Dentures

Our Dentists

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Dr Tony Hooi

Principal Dentist

Dr Tony Hooi is a graduate of the Adelaide University Dental School with over 40 years experience in general dentistry. He has worked in the United Kingdom, Tasmania and South Australia. He established two free dental clinics in the remote Spiti Valley in Northern India in 2008 to care for underprivileged children.

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His patients value his skill, communication and gentle approach such that a number of them travel from interstate to continue seeing him for their dental care. Dr Hooi is particularly interested in veneers and cosmetic dentistry, but is well versed in all aspects of dentistry including crown and bridge, root canal therapy, extractions, dentures and gum health. Tony speaks Cantonese as well as English.

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Dr Sofia Dance-Hooi

Associate Dentist

Sofia graduated her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide in 2012. Sofia has experience with government clinics in Adelaide and Tasmania but is now focused on private practice in South Australia. She enjoys all areas of general dentistry but is particularly interested in working with children, restoring smile appearance and confidence, and helping people overcome dental anxiety.

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Sofia recognises that many people have had difficult past dental experiences, so aims to create positive new dental experiences for her patients by listening to them and using a slow, gentle approach.

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 Dr Rafael Dance-Hooi

Associate Dentist

Rafael graduated with his Bachelor Of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide in 2013. During his practicing career he has enjoyed many diverse working environments that have expanded his knowledge and skills. His time working in an Emergency Clinic has developed his ability to relieve his patients’ discomfort in a caring and timely manner.

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His role as a tutor at the University of Adelaide has kept his skills and knowledge up to date with current science. Rafael also attends regular professional development seminars to build upon his skills and keep up to date with advances in dental science and technology.
Rafael has particular interest in the areas of cosmetic and restorative dentistry, where he enjoys the satisfaction of rebuilding smiles and renewing confidence and comfort along the way.

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Xian Wei Li

Practice Manager

Xian Wei has over 20 years of experience in the dental field. She is both a skilled receptionist and an experienced dental assistant. Xian Wei rarely forgets a face and works hard to ensure you feel welcome in our practice and your needs are taken care of. Xian Wei speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

OPENING HOURS

Monday to Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 1.30pm
Sunday: Closed

ADDRESS

122 Gouger Street
Adelaide SA 5000

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