Dr Jack Gaffey, BDS (Adel), BSciDent (Hons), MBA, FPFA, FICD, MAICD

The best part of my profession is transforming patients’ smiles. When I see that look of amazement on someone’s face as they realise they can smile confidently in public without holding their hand over their mouth, it really lights me up inside. This happens every day, but it is always so rewarding to see that lift in self- esteem. Some of my patients really spend a long time looking at everything in the mirror, trying to work out how the magic was done. It really does feel that I am a magician some days when you get to that big reveal and deliver that straight white smile. The funny thing is that these transformations are just part of the job, to excel at providing high quality dentistry. I am in a position of trust, someone has put their smile in my hands and believes in the skills I can provide to get the best results.

International Triathlete

I compete locally in Adelaide and completed the 70.3 triathlon in Geelong in 2010 and completed in China 3 times! I've run the Australian Iron Man in Port Macquarie. I also came 2nd in the Murray Man in 2018.

Recently I have competed in the 2022 Melbourne 70.3, Cairns Ironman and the 2022 70.3 World Championships in Utah.

Dr Jack Gaffey's Experience in Dentistry

Dr. Jack graduated in 2000 from Adelaide University with a dental degree and an honors research degree. He worked in Echuca, Victoria in 2001, and established a solo dental practice in Ulladulla NSW in 2002. During this time, Dr. Jack expanded his knowledge through a variety of courses that led him to the US to study dental lasers.

He sold his NSW practice and returned to Adelaide in 2005, entering into a partnership with Dr. Angela at Cumberland Dental.

Dr Gaffey started his orthodontic journey with Six Month Smiles at conference in Dallas Texas in 2011. He then helped sow the seeds for an advanced course in Boston Massachussetts in 2013.

Dr Gaffey has since completed Invisalign® training, POSOrtho,  Advanced POS ortho Courses and multiple course with Australia's leading orthodontic instructor, Dr Geoff Hall. 

Dr Gaffey has lectured at TAFE SA and supervised training dental students at The University of Adelaide.


Dr Jack Gaffey has served the Australian Dental Association (South Australia) in various capacities.

Member of the Dental Practice Committee, member and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee, Vice President and President.


Dr. Angela graduated in 1994 from Adelaide University as one of the youngest graduates ever. She worked at the Adelaide Dental Hospital, South Australia Dental Service and privately for Dr. Gow in Richmond prior to her partnership at Cumberland Dental in 1999. Dr. Angela prides herself on continuing education, including travelling interstate for the leading dental lecturers. Dr. Angela has a warm and vibrant personality that is refreshing in a dental setting, making your visit a pleasant experience.

Smile Makeovers Are My Passion 


There are 2 keys to smile makeovers: attention to detail and listening to what you want. There are many dentists who are good at the details but I am great at listening to what you want and then delivering that result. You would be surprised how many people remark on the difference it makes they are finally heard by their clinician. In order to build your smile, I first need to understand you, this is key. Then its preparation, consideration of your budget and getting the little things right.


Porcelain Smile Makeovers

 Dr. Angela has focussed her recent training on Porcelain Veneers with interstate lecturers such as Dr. Michael Mandikos. She has a keen interest in fixing the gaps in your smile to make your smile look 18 again. Her attention to detail makes her a fantastic consultant who can makeover your smile with amazingly strong porcelain. Angela prides herself on making the whole process seamless from start to finish.

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