Pearl Denture Studio is a unique and elegant Dental Prosthetic Practice located in the beautiful Northern Rivers area of New South Wales. Dental Prosthetist David Smith is well known and respected for his ability to provide outstanding Dentures. All materials are bio-compatible and tested. Our state-of-the-art laboratory is designed to not only produce excellence but also to reduce its carbon footprint, preserving the environment. We use the latest techniques and materials from Switzerland – well known for their excellence in precision technology.
Pearl Denture Studio has been providing all denture services to the highest quality for more than 31 years. Our latest Lower Denture Stabilisation Abe techniques are innovative and providing the complete denture wearer a new lease on life with outstanding results in comfort, stability and function.
Graduating in Dental Technology in 1986, David became a highly skilled Dental Technician in many facets of Precision Dentistry. Extending his qualifications by completing an Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics, in 1993. Founding Pearl Denture Studio in 1994 in the Byron Bay hinterland David’s experience and achievements in the following years have seen him be a leader in his field of Dental Prosthetics.
David Graduated in Dental Technology in 1986, he worked as a Dental Technician in many facets of Precision Dentistry until he went on to study as a Dental Prosthetist in 1991. In 1993 he completed his Diploma in Dental Prosthetics. In 1994 David founded Pearl Denture Studio in the Byron Bay hinterland and after many years of practising decided to upgrade his qualifications to Advanced Diploma in Dental Prosthetics in 2004. David’s passion for further education has seen him at the forefront of Dental Prosthetics in the Northern NSW area.
In 2004 David also incorporated the BPS (Biofunctional Prosthetic System) into his practice, a Swiss developed system designed to improve the lives of people missing some or all of their teeth. 2007 saw David invited by the Master of Dental Technicians of Liechtenstein, Europe to become a BPS Instructor of Biofunctional Dental Prosthetics which is the foundation on which all treatments are based on at Pearl Denture Studio.
In 2014 David travelled to Japan to again upgrade his knowledge and skills to train with Dr Jiro Abe in all aspects of his Suction Effective Mandibular Denture Technique (SEMCD) or Lower Suction Denture. Professor Abe noticed David’s high clinical and technical skills and invited David to train to become one of his instructors, an honour achieved by only a handful of Dental Specialists, Dentists and Prosthetist’s from around the globe.
David has always been committed to provide the most up to date, high quality and technically advanced dentures to his patients in both his Mullumbimby and Casino Clinics.
David together with his wife Kim own and operate both his Mullumbimby and Casino clinics, he has 3 children Rebecca, Zane and Jordan. In his spare time he enjoys surfing around the beautiful beaches of Northern NSW and also riding his bicycle in the undulating hills of the Byron Hinterland. He is a keen fisherman and loves going off grid bush camping.
Kim has managed the business end of Pearl Denture Studio since its beginning in 1994. Kim has a long background in Administration. Her first job after leaving school was working for her parents in a cafe in Ballina for 3 years. After travelling to the UK she was employed as an Admin Assistant for a Company of Surveyors in Byron Bay. In 1991 she moved to Sydney with David whilst he completed his Diploma in Dental Prosthetics.
During this time she was employed as an Administration Officer for a Pathology Company in Bondi Junction, Sydney. After David completed his Prosthetic Course in 1993 they returned to Byron Bay and purchased Pearl Denture Studio in 1994. Kim has many roles within the practice such as Financial Administrator, Managing and Development of staff and staff training and is the Practise Manager of both clinics.
Kim’s passion for her business has seen her travel with David both nationally and internationally and has sat in on almost every lecture/course David has undertaken making her knowledge of Dental Prosthetics impressive. Kim has exceptional people skills and her warm personality makes our patients feel warm and comfortable.
Kim shares 3 children with David, Rebecca, Zane and Jordan. In her spare time Kim enjoys lifting weights and training at her local gym, cooking and spending time training her two German Shepherds, Koda and Kiki.
Tracey Hillock joined Pearl Denture Studio in 2008 after relocating from the Central coast, where she completed her Dental technician course in 1996.
Tracey work for a dental laboratory from 1996 to 2001, before taking a break to have her children and relocate to Northern NSW.
Since 2008 Tracey has worked alongside David learning and gaining knowledge of the BPS and SEMCD system. Tracey travelled to New Zealand alongside David in 2018 to complete a training course in digital dentistry.
Since then Tracey has gained a passion for CAD-CAM Solutions and is playing a vital role in our development of digital dentures here at Pearl Denture Studio.
Outside of the office Tracey enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children, where she also became a Grandmother for the first time in 2017 to Heath. She also enjoys playing soccer and manages her son’s soccer team.
Aimee is a local girl, born and raised in Mullumbimby. She recently rejoined the Pearl Denture Studio team, after many years living remotely in region Western Australia.
Aimee completed her Certificate III in Dental Nursing in 2011, where she worked for a local dental and orthodontic practice. On return from WA, Aimee practiced managed an Orthodontic and dental practice in Ballina NSW, before returning to Pearl Denture Studio.
Aimee brings to the team, 4 years dental nursing experience, along with practice management skills. She also has extensive administration skills having been in administration roles for 12 years. During her time in WA, Aimee also worked in the health and safety department for one of the largest mining companies, Rio Tinto, where her focus was safety, in which she still applies to all her everyday tasks.
Aimee and her partner Corey Currently live in Ballina, where they have two kids, Malia 14 and Quinten 3. In Aimee’s spare time, she enjoys playing netball and touch football, relaxing with friends and family, and watching the football on TV… Go the Broncos 🙂