Dr Min Stephenson (Deng) believes in serving the Tamworth community first. We do not aim to improve smiles only, but also to keep your teeth and chewing function for life. We believe “do it once, do it well”, so we practice high quality dental care. At the same time, it is dental care tailored to your budget, your needs and what you want. We believe dental care can be affordable for everyone. With intensive study, training and most importantly, a passion for dentistry, we can perform complicated cases completely within our clinic to save you multiple consultations with different specialists. You get a specialist job at a fraction of the cost. Everything is done under one roof to give your peace of mind.

All the following treatments were done at Marius St Family Dental for everyday people. Notice there are a lot of men who just want to fix their worn down teeth without specifically asking to improve their smile, but it goes hand in hand.  Thank you to all of our wonderful patients who have supported us over the years and who allow us to use their photos to assist others in achieving their goals. 


The total cost came to only $570 for both of the two central teeth. The patient walked in because his grandchildren kept asking, “Grandpa, why do you have grey teeth?”.  What a difference!!! He is so happy, now he wants the next tooth to be done too.



The total treatment was under $2,000. What a difference it makes!! This lady was unhappy with the shape and colour of her front teeth. We whitened her teeth and replaced her old discoloured fillings. It wasn’t a very fancy or costly treatment; however there is a huge improvement in her smile and confidence.



A simple cosmetic makeover for his wedding. Completed in a few months, costing less than $2,000.




Mr Meppem is 83 years old. He is the loveliest man Min has ever met. He makes the whole practice laugh with his jokes.. He makes us so relaxed and focused on the positive, fun parts of life. A few years ago, Mr Meppem  said to Min,  “Min, look at my teeth, there’s nothing left. Fix it.”   This is what we achieved in just ONE appointment!
Wow, one visit only. Total cost for that entire reconstruction was around $6,200. However, because Mr Meppem is with Bupa, and we are Bupa’s only preferred provider, he only paid around $600 for the whole lot! What do you think, worth it? Mr Meppem tells us with his family history, he is going to live past 100. So we worked together to give him great function and aesthetics that will last. This result is a build-up on his natural teeth, it is not a denture!




This gentleman was concerned about his chipped and worn teeth. We treated him with just simple but highly skilled placement of white fillings. We  combined this technique with aesthetic design and bite reconstruction to achieve this transformation. This was done in one visit with a total treatment cost of $4,684.   This case fits our philosophy to deliver a treatment that addresses the patient’s concerns, gives him confidence in his smile and without unnecessary extra costs.



Another case of worn down teeth after years of grinding. He refused to have a denture in the future and was not wanting to spend a lot of money. We just did composite fillings in one visit after whitening teeth. Within 3 months, he was happily shocked by the results and his newfound smile. Total treatment around $5,200.



Mrs Rogers said, “I do not want to smile. I have consulted with an orthodontic specialist and other dentists. Everyone wants me to pull all my teeth out and give me a denture. I understand this will probably be the case further down the track but I am not ready for this to happen just yet. What you can do?”. In 4 months with a total cost of $5,400 we achieved this result which was within her affordability.




Mr Grimson always smiles with his lovely personality. Do you think we are crazy to take on this case? Yes, we are a bit. Look at the improvement in the photo taken just a couple of days afterwards. Mr. Grimson did not even have time to change his clothes. We were very conservative and did not want to remove any more of his natural tooth. Instead, we worked with what we had and aimed for a natural appearance and treatment within his budget.




Mr Mcleod from the Central Coast was aware of his severely worn down teeth. He was referred to us by a relative in Tamworth who had received similar treatment. We achieved this in 4 months at a cost of $5820, which was a fraction of what he was quoted back home. He is very happy with such amazing results and now brings his wife to us too.



Mrs Mcleod was not happy with the way her smile looked, particularly the gap between her lower left front teeth. First we whitened her teeth to brighten up her appearance, then we used cosmetic dentistry to address her main concerns. For all of this she only paid $3,100. What do you think?


We just have too many of this type of case which costs between $2,000 to $6,500. Do you think you are one of them? Take a few months or one visit to get the results you want. Come and talk to us. Although it looks simple, this is highly technical and needs a strong understanding of cosmetic design and bite.





We placed an implant to restore this patient’s upper left central tooth. Implants are the new gold standard in missing tooth replacement. We could have just placed the implant, charged the patient and left everything else as it was. However, we know that this would not achieve the best result for the patient. We assessed his smile as a whole as well as his facial features and shape to create a plan that gave him this amazing result with only minimal extra cost of around $900.




We improved this patient’s smile and confidence. Her entire treatment was complete within 3 months.


The following cases range from $10-20K



Mrs Falkenmire is a beautiful woman, however she felt her smile could be improved. These pre-treatment photos were taken in July 2010. Her treatment plan was finished in May 2013. We increased the height of the lower third of her face and used cosmetic dentistry to design her smile. Her whole appearance has changed! She looks much younger with her bright new smile. All treatment was completed under our roof with no referrals required, saving a lot of cost and hassle for Mrs Falkenmire.



Mr Fogarty had not been to the dentist for many years, but he had decided that he had had enough of his broken down teeth. He did not want a denture in the future. He also wanted natural looking teeth. We started in January 2013 and finished in 4 months.




This patient is from Gunnedah. She was fed up with her teeth continually breaking and needing fillings. She asked Dr Min Stephenson to pull out all her teeth so she could have a full denture. After assessment, Min found that the foundation of her teeth were actually quite good. So we presented to her several treatment options. She decided to keep her teeth. After finishing her treatment, she gave us a big hug and kept looking at her teeth, smiling all the time. For now, she is going to keep her lower denture.




This patient was not happy with her smile or worn down teeth. So we gave her a smile worth showing off.


Cases over 20K implant to replace multiple or whole teeth (you can not remove like your own teeth)

This young woman had most of her teeth extracted when she was only around 20 years old. It was her dream to get rid of her upper and lower dentures. She has a very outgoing and fun personality, but felt restricted due to her teeth impacting her confidence. She felt that she had to try not to smile so as to not reveal her teeth. After a year of coming to our practice, this was the result. She looks so much younger. Now she can smile, laugh and show her happy personality.


Denture Cases



Mr Fuz suffered from rampant decay for years. He could not chew and was not happy with the aesthetics. We began treatment in June 2013 after designing a plan that could address his concerns but still stay within what was affordable for him. All treatment was completed at our practice within 8 months.


Mr Jamieson is a 72 year old gentleman who came to our practice with upper and lower partial dentures made in Sydney that he could not wear. Do you know why? There was no room for them! We increased the amount of vertical space that he had for his teeth, and look at that result. He looks so much younger and can also chew much better.


Invisalign Case



Alignment of teeth without braces. Completed in 12 months.