Tamar Dental - Launceston

Since February 2011, the name Tamar Dental was proudly introduced and the practice still continues to be a prominent feature as the Tamar River is a feature of our area.

We are proud to currently possess dentists and staff that are experienced, yet youthful. This energy adds to our friendly and vibrant atmosphere.

Tamar Dental offers the latest options available in dentistry, this reflective from our modernized environment and the utilization of the latest dental equipment and state-of-the art-materials to ensure a pleasant dental experience.

Our Office space offers a unique feel, where Lovely Tamar Valley Tasmania, meets Africa.

At Tamar Dental, we pride ourselves on providing personalised customer service at the highest level. Throughout your Tamar Dental experience, our team of dental experts will strive to provide you nothing but the best dental care.

We are a team of dedicated, helpful and friendly dental care experts.

Chris Jacobs - Tamar Dental

Dr Chris Jacobs

Be warned, Dentists love long resumes. Chris does believe the above mentioned staff thinks his OK, but we all know that will never be the case!

Chris is a true baldy, and proud of it. They say that very little grows on a busy pathway!

All of that set aside, here follows his resume:

Chris has been Practicing Dentistry in Launceston since 2007.

Worked in Oral Health services of Tasmania Launceston for 2 years prior to working in private practise in Launy since 2009.

Qualified at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town South Africa 2002 - now you have an idea why he loves African wildlife.

Post Graduate Studies: Special interest in dento - alveolar surgery and Dental Implantology (1 year mentorship and experience assisting numerous Maxillofacial surgeons at Wynberg Military hospital Cape Town).

  • Qualified as a Dental Implantologist in 2005, placing and restoring dental implants ever since
  • Successfully completed post graduate exams in head and neck Anatomy and Oral Biology
  • Completed the Australian Dental Council Examination in 2009
  • Accredited by Somnomed for Sleep Dental Medicine
  • Member of International Team of Implantology
  • Member of the Australian Dental association

Chris took over this longstanding practice from Dr David Galloway in 2011 and Tamar Dental was the result. He loves living in Tassie and the people and their spirit of Launceston and the surrounding areas.


If you hate the dentist, Karen can be the friend you never knew you needed!

She is an Oral Health Therapist (OHT) with over 10 years of experience. Trained to expertly examine your mouth, she can do check ups, x-rays, fillings on children, perform gum health assessments and manage gum disease in adults. She is also amazing at cleaning and whitening teeth!

Oral Health Therapists are the experts at looking after all the little people in our lives. From first dental visits to fillings and extractions, you can trust your kids with Karen.

Karen was born and raised in Adelaide and completed her Bachelor of Oral Health with a final year prize in 2012 at the University of Adelaide. She spent 9 years working in Perth, WA and the remote town of Streaky Bay in South Australia before deciding she needed a sea change and moved to Tasmania. She is currently the Tasmania Chair for the Dental Hygienist Association of Australia.

Karen is a friendly oral health therapist who is very passionate about preventive dentistry and promoting oral health wellness. She is an empathetic clinician and has worked as a volunteer OHT for refugee, homeless and other disadvantaged patients in Western Australia and rural remote Queensland. She helps patients feel at ease with her calm and gentle manner and is committed to providing the most up to date and best standard of care for her patients. Karen is a life long learner and continues her professional development by attending courses and conferences.

Outside of dentistry, Karen is a nature and animal lover who appreciates music, art and exploring new places.