Choose us for peace of mind 

  • If you're in pain, we will see you today. That's our promise to you. We take your dental pain extremely seriously so we have set aside time each day just for emergencies.
  • We are here to stay! Marius Street Family Dental has been around for more that 70 years. You can rest assured that we will be around for many, many more years to come. That's why we focus on giving you a lifetime treatment plan rather than patching things up -- we intend to be there for you to maintain, check and follow through on your work.
  • Crown and bridge work done with us is guaranteed for 5 years.

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    Conveniently located in Tamworth CBD with onsite parking and wheelchair access
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    Extended opening hours. We have extended our normal 8am-6pm hours to 8:30pm on Thursdays. We are also open from 9am until 1pm on Saturdays for your convenience.
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    Dedicated preventative dental team of therapists and hygienists to give you individualised instruction on preventing caries and gum disease.
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    Nervous? We have happy gas and other options if needed to help you have a pleasant experience. Our friendly team will do all we can to make dentistry as comfortable as it possibly can be.
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    We offer implants, orthodontics, treatment of jaw joint pain, build up of worn down teeth, smile design
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    Tamworth's only dental surgery designed specifically for children
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    Tamworth's only MRC training centre for children's development (a natural way to straight your teeth)
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    10% discount with a Seniors Card!
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    Bulk bill for DVA patients (Department of Veteran Affairs)
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    No gap payment for Medicare's Child Dental Benefit Scheme: $1000 of dental support for those eligible.
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    HCF and Westfund preventative providers, meaning you get the most out of your health fund claims.
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    Tamworth Implant Clinic offering single tooth, multiple tooth or immediately full arch tooth replacement.
  • Our Philosophy
  • Convenience
  • Fees
  • Guarantee
  • Cutting Edge Technology

Our fee guarantee: We guarantee our fees will never exceed the Australian Dental Association's (ADA) average Australian fees of the previous year. We are a family owned practice who have been a part of the Tamworth community for 16 years, and so we strive to serve this community and provide the best value we can. We will never aim to be the cheapest in town, we believe it is better to do the job right the first time around.

§ Fee support for Seniors: 10% discount off general dental treatment with a seniors discount card

§ Bulk bill for DVA patients (Department of Veteran Affairs)

§ No gap payment for Medicare's Child Dental Benefit Scheme: $1000 of dental support for those eligible. All you need to do is bring your Medicare Card (and your child, of course) along. Read more at : http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/child-dental-benefits-schedule

§ HCF (preventative) preferred providers, meaning you get the most out of your health fund claims. As preferred providers, we use HCF item numbers and their fees. Using these gives you the absolute maximum rebate on each part of your dental procedure, meaning the smallest gap for you. It provides you with the certainty of up to 100% back and at least 60% back on most general and major dental services.

HCF members with selected extras cover get 100% back on a range of diagnostic and preventative services including 1-2 fully covered check-ups each year and two mouthguards

**Subject to your level of cover and available limits. We can contact your health fund with you to check.

Stressed about the bill?

Please feel free to discuss your financial situation with our staff. Serving our community is our priority. We will do our best to help you.

How can we help?

1. If you are in a health fund: Health funds are notoriously difficult and confusing! Let us help decode what it all means. We can contact your health insurance together with you and then tailor your dental plan around your cover.

We can provide a print out of all the item numbers of your treatment plan, which the health fund can then use to tell you exactly how much you are going to get back.

Our Hicaps machine lets us claim your health fund rebate on the day using your card, so you only pay the gap. That means no more going to the funds to claim your rebate!

2. Prepayment plans. When we see you, we will let you know what treatment is urgent, and what treatment can be done over several years. This means you can plan ahead rather than being caught off-guard for major dental work. Prepayment plans work like a lay-by where each week, fortnight or as you feel like it, you transfer money into your own account with us and this goes towards your future/planned dental treatment. This has several benefits; it means you aren't put in a situation of paying for all your dental treatment in one day, it shows us you're serious about improving your dental health, and allows us to see what sort of time-frame you need to complete your plan and we can work around that.

3. Payment Plans (Instalment Payments)

Although our policy is normally that all invoices are paid on the day of treatment, we do understand that this is not always possible. For this reason, we offer payment plans which allows you to get the treatment you need, and then spread the cost over a period of time that suits your budget. Our wonderful practice manager, Barbara surprises many people with how affordable she can make dentistry. She will sit down with you one-on-one and personalise a plan of action for you. Please call (02) 6766 1766 and ask to talk to Barbara.

We are a family practice 

Dr Min Stephenson, her daughter Dr Vera and her niece Rebecca are extremely passionate about dentistry and love that we can work as a family. We have a great team around us and amazing patients. We hope you will feel as welcome and at home in our practice as we do in Tamworth. We understand that going to the dentist isn't always a nice thought, but we do try to take extra measures to do what we can to make it as comfortable and stress-free as it can be.​

We combine multiple disciplines

Dr Min Stephenson has undergone extensive continuing professional development to gain an understanding of many specialty areas of dentistry.

This allows her to assess your facial muscles, posture, jaw joint, jaw development and more to give you the bigger picture. We combine specialty fields such as orthodontics, implants, myobrace, smile design and cosmetic dentistry with general dentistry to give you a comprehensive assessment.


We will always take the time to understand your budget, needs and wants to then create a personalised treatment plan to you. We believe in taking the time to get the treatment plan right, in our experience this is the most important part of our consultation with you.​​


Our fee guarantee

We guarantee our fees will never exceed the Australian Dental Association's (ADA) average Australian fees of the previous year. We are a family owned practice who have been a part of the Tamworth community for 16 years, and so we strive to serve this community and provide the best value we can. We will never aim to be the cheapest in town, we believe it is better to do the job right the first time around.

Fee support for Seniors

We provide a 10% discount off general dental treatment with a seniors discount card


Understanding when teeth aren't the be all and end all

Did you know that breathing and sleep disorders can have a huge impact on not only your oral health, but your whole body. We have been to many training programs to be able to screen for the signs (grinding, fatigue, snoring, jaw pain, neck pain, reflux..) and work with an ENT and other disciplines so that we can work together to get the right diagnosis. We want to make sure we know the cause before you invest your money into fixing your teeth up.​​

We are Tamworth's only Myofunctional Centre

We recognise when there is a developing malocclusion (teeth misaligned) or soft tissue dysfunction while you child is still growing, and guide their growth to prevent or significantly reduce future problems. We aim to treat the cause of the problem and so treat the body, not the teeth. We use myofunctional therapy which involves tongue, breathing and facial muscle excercises to reprogram the muscles and allow optimal facial and dental development. If the jaws and muscles develop correctly, often the teeth come through in the right place and braces can be avoided all-together. We have found, by treating the cause, we achieve much more stable results -- so you don't have to have a lifetime relationship with your retainer!​