Safety Bay Dental Care Centre has humble beginnings. Before it became a renowned dentist Rockingham practice or dentist in Baldivis, 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 practice 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 grew quickly. In 1987, Adrian employed their first employee, a dedicated young dental assistant called Julie. As the practice flourished, Adrian employed another dentist, Richard Grayson, to help the workload between being a dentist in Rockingham and the country practice.
Adrian eventually decided to resign his interests in the Wagin practice and instead focus on practising as a dentist in Rockingham.
In May 2017, new premises at 90 Parkin Street, Rockingham were completed and we moved in. We decided it’s best for our practice as dentist in Rockingham or our dental Baldivis unit to decommission the Cooloongup premises.
So, Safety Bay Dental has absolutely no connection to Grange Medical Centre now. Julie the dental assistant has returned and one of Adrian’s employees and one of our first receptionists has worked for us for the bulk of the time that Safety Bay Dental has been operational.