Safety Bay Dental has humble beginnings. Before it became a renowned dentist Rockingham practice or dentist Warnbro residents trust, it began in the 1980s as a small branch surgery in Malibu Road owned by a consortium of local dentists.
Adrian Longworth purchased this practice in 1986. At the start, Adrian worked in the practice with his wife Maureen as a dental nurse/receptionist. The startup dentist in Rockingham was only open for only two afternoons a week initially. The rest of the week Adrian operated a country dental practice in the South West town of Wagin.
The practice was named “Safety Bay Dental Care Centre” deliberately, with the emphasis on “care”. The practice grew quickly and in 1987 Adrian conducted interviews and employed their first employee, a dedicated young dental assistant called Julie.
The practice continued to flourish so Adrian employed another dentist in Rockingham to help the workload between the Rockingham practice and the country practice. Richard Grayson was employed in 1987 due to the continued growth of the dental centre.
Adrian eventually resigned his interests in the Wagin practice and instead focus on practising as a dentist in Rockingham.
In May 2017, we moved in to our new premises at 90 Parkin Street, Rockingham. We decided it’s best for our practice as dentist in Rockingham to decommission the Cooloongup premises.
So, we have absolutely no connection to Grange Medical Centre now.
Safety Bay Dental, named and envisioned by Adrian in 1987, has become a leading dentist in Rockingham. Some 32 years later Adrian, Richard Grayson (his Practice partner), and numerous assistants all continue to provide dental services – from teeth whitening to root canals – and care for some of the first patients who came through the doors at the first location for the clinic in Malibu Road and now in Rockingham.