This website will enable you to learn about the services we provide and to make tentative bookings online. Our aim is to provide high quality, affordable and long-lasting dental treatment with special emphasis on prevention. The Norman Park dental surgery is situated in a small shop in Tennyson St Norman Park with easy access and parking. The dental surgery is friendly, relaxed and we will do our best to make your dealings with us as stress free as possible.

My name is Chris Kaiplinger, I am the dentist at Norman Park Dental Surgery. I graduated from the University of Sydney in 1978, and have over 30 years experience in private dental practice as well as working in remote communities in Australia and overseas. I continue to be inspired by advances in treatments and new technology. I am a member of the Australian Dental Association. I also belong to the Vardiman Dental Study Group in Brisbane, an enthusiastic group of dentists who meet regularly to attend lectures, talk about dentistry and exchange views and information.

Over the years my treatment philosophy has been distilled down to two basic concepts:

Prevention. My first and foremost endeavour is to teach you everything you need to know to keep your teeth healthy, functioning and for life. My motto is “The best dental treatment is the treatment you don’t need to have”. Prevention in dentistry is totally achievable but is predicated by the absence of bulk oral bacteria. In most cases daily effective plaque removal will improve your oral health greatly and prevent toothaches.

Preservation. My other emphasis is on preserving as much natural tooth structure as possible. Providing what remains of a tooth is sound, there is no reason why even badly damaged teeth cannot be restored to provide effective and lasting service. Modern CAD-CAM ceramic tooth restorations, including tooth fillings, veneers and crowns, combined with dental bonding techniques are making this eminently possible. Function begets form, so if it looks like a tooth, it will work and feel like a tooth.


At Norman Park Dental Surgery we offer:

-Dental Prevention – to keep your teeth healthy for life
-Dental Aesthetics – to create a smile you’re pleased to give
-Digital and Ceramic (*CEREC) technologies – that restore nature in a single visit

At Norman Park Dental Surgery we provide an extensive range of high quality affordable dental services using the newest up to date equipment.

-Preventive procedures and oral hygiene education for prevention of dental problems including tooth aches and dental cavities.
-Non-destructive cleaning and scaling of teeth.
-Evidence based advice for all your oral health concerns.
-Restorations using the most effective material for the purpose.
-Replacement of amalgam fillings, with results that are indistinguishable from natural teeth, using CEREC ceramic technology.
-Aesthetic dentistry.
-Teeth whitening.
-Veneers, crowns, bridges and implants.
-Affordable root canal therapy.
-Treatment of bruxing and clenching dysfunction.
-Wisdom teeth and other extractions.
-After hours dental emergencies including tooth ache and fractured teeth.
-Veterans Affairs.
-HICAPS to claim immediately for private health fund benefits.

Contact Us

Phone: 07 3899 3006
Fax: 07 3899 3006
Address: 53 Tennyson St, Norman Park QLD 4170