Dentist Nelson Bay

Dentist Nelson Bay

Quality Dentistry

Striving to achieve optimal dental health and quality of life for our patients.

Calm and Caring

Treating you with respect, kindness and understanding in a calm, caring setting

Easy Location

Tomaree Dentistry is conveniently located in the heart of Nelson Bay. Access to our practice is wheelchair friendly.

Friendly Staff

An experienced team ready to welcome you.


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Welcome to Tomaree Dentistry, previously known as John Cropley Dentistry

Family Owned Dental Practice

We are a family owned dental practice located in picturesque Nelson Bay. Our entire team is dedicated to providing personalised, high quality dentistry for your family. We welcome patients of all ages and strive to provide a friendly, comfortable environment where you can feel at ease.

Call today to learn more and set up your appointment with one of our dentists.

Are You Afraid Of The Dentist?

You’re not alone. Many people have a fear, or even a phobia of visiting the dentist. This can be the result of previous bad experiences with painful procedures or a worry about what the dentist might find. To make you feel more comfortable, our principal dentist Dr. John Cropley is known as a gentle dentist and the whole team takes our customers' worries, fears and phobias very seriously.

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Meet The Team

Our Dentists

Meet John

Dentist Dr. John Cropley

Principal Dentist

Dr. John Cropley

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A little nervous

We really do understand. Our staff are here to help you, guide you and support you from your first phone call through to the end of your dental treatment.


Let us help restore the appearance, shape and function of your teeth

Tooth Pain

Tooth pain can come and go, but it is better to get the problem checked out sooner rather than later, before that small problem becomes a much larger problem.

Healthy gums

The health of your gums is vital to the health of your teeth, as well as your overall health.

Genuine Dental Care

General & Family Dentistry

At Tomaree Dentistry we offer quality general dentistry for you and your family through a range of preventative services. We work with you to help you maintain good oral health and a beautiful healthy smile.

Tooth pain

Tooth pain can be caused by various problems. An oral examination, along with radiographic imaging, can help us determine the cause.

Broken or Chipped Tooth

Our dentists can assess your broken, cracked or chipped tooth to determine the best treatment plan for you.

Cavities & Decay

We use digital x-rays and imaging to identify decay at its earliest stages in order to preserve your teeth, before more serious dental issues develop.

Tooth Stains

We offer in the chair whitening as well as take home kits.

Your Mouth Your Health

Comprehensive Dental Care

Dental treatments and services by an experienced team of professionals in a comfortable welcoming environment.

Gentle Dentist Nelson Bay

Being a gentle dentist works on two levels. It means we will do everything we can to minimise discomfort or pain and offer treatment programs that will prevent further intervention. It also means we care and understand your fears.

At Tomaree Dentistry, we won’t judge you for missing appointments, and we won’t judge you if your teeth are in poor condition. By making an appointment and coming to see us, you are taking a significant and brave step to good oral health and that’s something we admire and applaud.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is gentle dentistry?

Gentle dentistry is centred around calming your nerves, giving you choice over your treatments, and using technology for more comfortable, less anxiety-inducing procedures.

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry refers to routine dental procedures and appointments, including regular check-ups and treatments like fillings or cleaning. It concerns taking care of your overall oral health and hygiene.

What should I do if I’m scared of visiting the dentist?

If you feel scared, simply let us know so we can work with you to make your experience more comfortable. Our priority is delivering high-quality care and our gentle dentistry services can help you feel more relaxed.

I’ve not been to the dentist for a long time. Will you still see me?

We’re delighted you’ve chosen us. We understand that it takes courage to come and see the dentist after a long time and really appreciate you trusting us.

Is it always painful to visit the dentist?

At Tomaree Dentistry, we use the latest technology for our treatment programs and many new techniques are designed to keep pain to an absolute minimum. If there’s an aspect of your treatment that’s really worrying you, just let us know and we’ll talk you through the process and options available.

What To Expect

Your First Appointment

  • Patient Information and Medical History to be completed
  • Consultation with Dentist
  • Oral Examination
  • Digital X-Rays

Contact Us

Request an Appointment

Fill out the form below and we will contact you during our working hours.


    We gladly accept all health funds and process claims straightaway via HICAPS.

    All accounts must be settled on the day of service, unless previously organised with our Management team.

    We accept payments by cash, EFTPOS, PAYWAVE, credit card (Visa or Mastercard), Visa debit and cheque.


    We accept all health funds at our practice, with claims being made on the day of treatment through HICAPS.
    We participate in the government schemes: Veteran Affairs and Child Dental Benefits Scheme.
    We also accept patients through Hunter New England Health subject to availability of appointments.


    6 Tomaree Street
    Nelson Bay, NSW 2315
    (02) 4981 3114
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