Welcome to Legana Dental

At Legana Dental we are professional, but with a personal touch and we care about giving you a positive dental experience.  Our desire is to help people maintain healthy and beautiful smiles for the rest of their lives.

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We strive to provide our patients with the most positive dental experience possible, combined with personalised care in a comfortable environment. We care for individual patients with the utmost concern for their dental health, as well as their overall health. We take the time to inform our patients, and offer treatment options that we feel are best for their individual needs. We will be participating in the child benefit scheme for as long as it is still running. DVA gold cards welcome. Below are some of the procedures that we offer.

General Dentistry

Comprehensive oral exams
Digital X-rays
Oral cancer screening
Ultrasonic scaling
Fissure sealants
Tooth coloured Fillings
Fluoride treatments

Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth whitening
Enamel microbrasion
Crown and bridge
Occlusal rehabilitation
Smile makeovers

Other Dental Care

Root Canal Therapy
Children's Dentistry
Bruxism ( Teeth grinding/clenching)
Anti -snoring appliances
Dentures and partial dentures

Emergency Dentistry

Simple extractions
Surgical extractions
Wisdom teeth management
Dental trauma
We pride ourselves on our modern, state of the art technology and equipment throughout our surgery, from the patient lounge, sterilization room to clinical bays.


At Legana Dental, our dentists have 33 years combined experience. We also work closely with local specialists in Tasmania to ensure that our patients receive the best treatment outcomes.



Dr Eben Lourens BChD (Stellenbosch) studied dentistry in South Africa.

He owned a dental practice and lived in Cape Town before moving to Launceston with his wife and children in 2009. After working at Riverside Family Dental for the last three years he felt the time was right to open a practice in beautiful Legana. Eben enjoys all aspects of general dentistry but has a special interest in root canal treatment and aesthetic dentistry. The best part of his work is meeting new and interesting people while being of service.

He is an enthusiastic fisherman and enjoys spending time on the water. Sport interests includes virtually anything associated with a ball.



Theo graduated at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, in 2002.

In 2011, Dr Nel and his young family decided to emigrate to Australia . Theo sold his practice and moved to beautiful Tasmania. He passed the Australian Dental Council examination in 2012 and has been working in the public and private sector in Launceston from 2011 until the decision was made to open a new practice in Legana in 2016. Theo is now practicing at Legana Dental on a full time basis and enjoys all aspects of general dentistry but has a special interest in restorative dentistry.

In his free time, Theo enjoys gardening with his wife Hybre and exploring Tasmania with his two young children.

Dr Richard Allen


Dr Richard Allen BDS, MFDS is originally from Ireland and studied dentistry in Glasgow, graduating in 2000.

Richard spent one year in general dental practice followed by seven years in hospital based practice in Oral and Maxillofacial units in the UK. In 2003 he spent a year as an associate Lecturer in Oral Surgery at the University of Sydney. Richard restricts his practice to surgical procedures related dentistry such as wisdom tooth removal.

He has lived in Northern Tasmania since 2009, dividing his working time between Oral Health Services Tasmania and private practice. He enjoys rural life on a small local property with his wife daughter, dogs, sheep, ponies and chickens.



Rachel has worked in the dental industry since 2010. Rachel started her working career as a Dental Assistant and has now moved into a senior manager role as Practice Manager.

In Rachel's spare time she likes to go to her family shack at Bridport with her partner and their beautiful big dog, Gus.

She enjoys hanging out with her friends and making the most of her weekends off.



Born in Adelaide, Kelly started her dental career in the Defence Force in 2001.

After meeting her husband in the Army they both discharged and moved to Tasmania in 2005. Kelly has worked as a dental assistant in both the public and private sector.

Kelly and her husband Matt have two beautiful children and love living the in the West Tamar. Kelly’s hobbies include; gardening, horse riding and family outings.



Bec grew up in Ringarooma in the North East.

She boarded in Launceston for college and then later moved to Burnie with her twin sister. For 2 years Bec worked as a dental assistant in Burnie. She recently made the move back to Launceston and now lives in Legana with her partner.

She enjoys cooking and being outdoors as much as she can and heads to the family home frequently.



Olivia completed her traineeship with Oral Health Services Tasmania and has been working as a Dental Assistant for 4 years. She has worked in both public and private practice, and with various specialists.

Olivia is a bookworm and loves a good book and cup of tea. She enjoys cooking, especially desserts, and spending time with friends and family.

Olivia enjoys going camping and motorbike riding with her partner.



We are committed to providing exceptional dental care to every patient every day. We deliver the highest standard of care through a combination of highly trained and highly skilled practitioners, utilising state-of-the-art technology in a modern, relaxed environment. We provide a wide variety of dental services ranging from the latest cosmetic procedures through to general preventative and restorative care. Our focus is on high quality dentistry, thoroughness and prevention. Providing the best care possible while maintaining a high standard of practice.


  • To work together as a team to provide compassionate and complete oral care to every patient who walks through our doors.
  • To thoroughly educate patients on oral health and preventative care.
  • To make dental visits as comfortable and worry-free as possible.
  • To foster a sense of team spirit between patients, staff and community.
  • To have every patient leave our practice with a healthy, beautiful smile.
  • To provide the best treatment within your budget.
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19 Freshwater Point Road Legana, TAS 7277


Telephone: 03 6709 8000 A/H Emergency Service: (03) 6334 2561­

Hours of Service

Monday – Friday: 8.30am – 5.00pm Every second Saturday: 9:00am – 2:00pm Email: Please use our form for all email contacts.

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