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About Us

  • Comprehensive general dentistry for the family
  • Dental Hygienist for all you hygiene appointments
  • Cosmetic and Preventative Dentistry
  • Dental implants
  • Over 25 years of service to the local area
Algester Dental is a modern dental practice located in Algester, offering comprehensive dental care for all of your family.
Dr Darren Ringelstein founded Algester Dental in 1994, which was a small clinic at Silkwood st Shopping centre. However, Dr Ringelstein's aim was to create a practice that was comfortable not clinical. His goal was to create a warm and relaxed, yet functional and modern dental practice, that staff enjoyed working in and patients loved coming to.

There is a play area for children to draw and colour or build their own cubby house. Adults can relax with a magazine whilst enjoying a tea or coffee. We also feature the latest in dental technology. From state-of-the-art treatment suites to the most up-to-date, literature supported, and research-driven techniques, we give you the most comfortable and comprehensive dental care available.

Services include: *General Dentistry, *Dentures, *Emergency Trauma Care, *Snoring / Sleep Disorders, *TMJ Problems, *Hygiene Visits, *Periodontal Treatment, *Sensitive Free Cleans, *Preventative Treatment, *Diet and Dental Decay, *Resin Sealants, *Cosmetic Dentistry, *Bridges, *Crowns and Veneers, *Orthodontics, *Tooth Coloured Fillings, *Tooth Whitening, *Dental Implants.

Algester Dental was founded based on a partnership with you. We begin this by providing top quality dental care in our relaxed and comfortable practice. Like a good partner should, we talk to you at every stage about treatment options. That way you are fully informed, and we can decided on the right decision for you - together. Our team of warm and friendly staff are highly motivated, skilled and inspire each other and patients to achieve a life time of smiles.

Products and Services


Cosmetic Dentistry, Endodontics, Family, General Dentistry, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Sports Dentistry


Amalgam Removal, Bite Correction, Caps, Composite Fillings, Dental Bridges, Dental Crowns, Dental Extractions, Dental Implants, Dentures, Fillings, Gum Treatments, Occlusal Splints, Porcelain Veneers, Reconstructions, Relines, Restorations, Root Canal Treatments, Sealants, Smile Makeovers, Snoring Devices, Straightening, Tartar Control, Teeth Cleaning, Teeth Whitening

Dental Concern

Abscess, Bumps, Chipped Teeth, Cracked Teeth, Crowded Teeth, Dead Teeth, Dental Pulp, Discoloured Teeth, Dry Mouth, Facial Trauma, Gum Disease, Halitosis, Headaches, Infections, Inflammation, Nerves, Oral Cancer, Sleep Apnoea, Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Stains, Swellings, Teeth Grinding, Temporomandibular Disorders, TMJ Problems, Tooth Decay, Tooth Sensitivity, Traumatic Injuries, Wisdom Teeth



Age Group

Adults, Children, Infants, Teenagers


Root Canal Surgery, X-rays


Computer Imaging




Digital X-Ray, Intra-oral Camera, Lasers


Anti-snoring Devices, Bleaches, Braces, Brackets, Dental Flosses, Mouthguards, Mouthwashes, Prostheses, Toothpastes


Colgate, Oral-B, Sensodyne, Straumann


Department of Veterans' Affairs, Parking, Wheel Chair Access

Service Option

By Appointment, Consultations, Delivery, Examinations

Insurance Accepted


Payment Concern

Financing, Medicare, Monthly Payments, Payment Plans, Veterans Affairs Card Holders


DVDs, Headphones, Movies, Music, TVs


Bonded, Guaranteed, Registered


Owner Operated

Hours of Operation

Open Evenings, Open Monday - Friday, Open Saturdays


  • How often should I see my dentist?

    At Algester Dental we believe in preventing emergencies and unexpected problems through regular dental examinations and professional maintenance. We recommend having continuing care appointments with us every 6 months, according to widely accepted professional standards.

  • Should I have my amalgam (silver) fillings replaced?

    Dentists replace amalgam fillings for a variety of reasons including leakage of the filling, recurring decay, fracture of the tooth, endodontic treatment and appearance. Regardless of the type of filling that has been placed, teeth that are more the 50% filled are at a much higher risk of cracking, breaking and fracture. Here at Algester Dental we recommend regular monitoring of heavily filled teeth so preventative and protective measures can be taken if necessary.

  • What is Fluoride?

    Fluoride is the ion that comes from the naturally occurring element, fluorine. Fluorine is never encountered in its free state in nature because it combines with other elements as fluoride compounds in the earth. Water dissolves these compounds, creating fluoride ions that are present in all water sources, including the oceans. (Australian Dental Association, 2002)

  • How does fluoride stop tooth decay?

    Fluoride reduces the number of cavities an individual will develop in their life by about half. This is because it makes the enamel of the tooth more resistant to the acid attacks of plaque bacteria. Resistance occurs initially when the fluoride is incorporated into the teeth during their formation and secondly, as fluoridated water washes over the surface of the erupted teeth. (Australian Dental Association, 2002)