Dr Jessica Manuela


Dr Jess Manuela was born in Tasmania and has grown up in the Kingston area until she moved to Adelaide to pursue her dental degree. During her time at the University of Adelaide she received numerous awards and scholarships including the Australia and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry award, the Pierre Fauchard Academy award for leadership and clinical excellence and the Rotary Health Scholarship. In 2014, she founded Dental South in the charming suburb of Margate and in 2017 a second sister clinic in Blackmans Bay.

Dr Manuela’s dedication to community and providing access to Tasmanian Aboriginal patients was recognised through being awarded the 2017 St Lukes Healthier Communities award, the 2017 Premier’s Young Achiever of the Year award, 2017 Telstra Young Business Owner for Tasmania and the 2018 Tasmanian Young Australian of the Year. She was also the chair person for oral health promotion for the Australian Dental Association Tasmanian Branch (2013-2016).

A strong believer in holistic dentistry, Dr Manuela is passionate about educating her patients that the mouth is connected to the body. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry, in particular getting children into good habits early, cosmetic dentistry and Dento-Facial Aesthetics (anti-wrinkle injections, dermal filler treatments, thread lifts and CGF microneedling).

In Dr Manuela’s spare time she likes to play the guitar, paint, cook, hike, run and yoga. Jess is also proud to have Aboriginal heritage and would like to be involved with mentoring indigenous students in the local area and doing locum work in indigenous communities.