About Braithwaite’s Family Dental

Servicing the Manning for over 100 years.

Braithwaite’s Family Dental has a proud history of dental service in the Manning Valley.  Dr Mark Braithwaite has practised in Taree since 1988 when he joined his father Dr Brian Braithwaite in Manning Street.  Dr Brian had come to Taree in 1962 to take over the practice of Dr George Ruprecht, who had commenced in 1918. In 2018, we celebrated 100 years of the practice servicing the area. 


We take pride in our relationships with staff and our patients and their families.  Dr Mark, Dr Annika and Megan have known many of their clients since childhood.  Several of our team members have worked with us for decades, and have balanced raising their families with dentistry.  Some of our staff have left to undertake university study and are now back at our practice as highly qualified health providers. 

All our professional staff are committed to continuing professional development, attending conferences and accessing current research and new techniques. Our team members are also educators at university dental schools and are involved in organising continuing professional education in the Australian Dental Association. Dr Mark is the current president and for many years previously the secretary of the NE Division of the ADA. Dr Annika is currently the secretary for the division. In our dedication to providing the best care for our patients we put much emphasis on the long term evidence that supports our treatments.

Braithwaite’s Family Dental continues to be a QIP accredited practice, for several years now.  This means we have developed policies and governance to ensure quality assurance and infection control throughout our sterilisation procedures and dental treatments.

Above all we want to establish your ongoing dental well being.  We do our utmost to make your visit pleasant and a sound basis for planning your continuing treatment and care.

Our Team

Meet Our Clinicians

Dr Mark


Dr Annika



Oral Health Therapist


Practice Manager


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Please present your Medicare card first and we can check that Medicare will cover each child.

Yes, we do. Select appointment spaces are kept available for emergencies on that day. You can phone after 8.30 am to make an appointment on the day, or you can book online.

We certainly do.
​Our office staff will use your health fund card to enter the required information to generate an on the spot refund, and then you settle the balance. Please remember that in offering this service that we are not a representative of the health funds. At times the health funds may decline payment. You may need to pay the invoice and we can advise you what you what further information you may need to present to your fund.

Our charges are priced according to the type of extraction. A simple extraction will start from $195. However a tooth may need additional care or even surgical removal. These are priced according to the complicating features. We will take x-ray images and discuss your options before proceeding.