Join our family here at Pickup Bagshaw Dental! Come meet our fantastic staff and sophisticated dentists and see why patients are raving about their experience. We welcome all new and current patients to explore the treatments and procedures that we offer.
Dr. John Pickup was educated at Smithton High, Launceston Church Grammar School and later obtained a B.D.S at Adelaide University. He took over the practice from Dr. Eric Marks after returning from the U.K, where he worked, studied, and played hockey and cricket for several years.
He pioneered dental implants in Tasmania in 1980 and was awarded the fellowship of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in May 1992 and the Fellowship of the American Society of Osseointergration in February 1993.
He has taught and lectured other dentists in Australia both in implants and split bone technique for removal of wisdom teeth. He has practiced orthodontics for 30 years as a general practitioner and has used the opportunity to follow up successfully treated patients for many years.
He and Dr. Bagshaw now have included the practice of orthotropics (see John Mew, Bill Hang) and treat children from the age of 4+ years,with an emphasis on airways, snoring and jaw bone development. Dr. Pickup played hockey and cricket for many years culminating in being the mens and later womens indoor hockey state coach, and Australian Men’s Indoor Hockey Coach.
He maintains a keen interest in the science of agriculture. Dr. Pickup is married to Margaret and together they have four daughters and 12 grandchildren.
Dr. Tony Bagshaw has over 20 years of experience providing the best orthodontic and dental treatment to both young and the elderly.
Dr. Bagshaw grew up in Goondiwindi Queensland, went to school in Toowoomba and completed his dental training in Brisbane.
He moved to Launceston Tasmania in 1995 where he met his wife Alison and had four children, Elliot, Poppy, Fletcher and Austin.
In his spare time Dr. Bagshaw enjoys cycling, travelling and spending time with his family. Dr Bagshaw practices all aspects of dentistry including porcelain and composite veneers, implants and any cosmetic dentistry.
Come see Dr Bagshaw for your family’s dental care today.
Dr Thomas was born on the Gold Coast, and grew up in Geelong (Victoria) Dr. Thomas studied a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in Cairns (Queensland).
She enjoys travelling, diving and baking. She loves living in a cooler climate here in Launceston with her partner James and two beautiful dogs Arnold and Hugo.
Dr Thomas is committed to providing you and your family with excellent dental health care in a professional and friendly manner.
She has a special interest in paediatric and preventative dentistry, so come see Dr. Thomas today for all your family’s dental needs.
John decided to become a dentist at a fairly young age. It was heavily influenced by his Auntie whom he was fortunate enough to watch and observe.
John loves the artistic aspect of dentistry that no one really considers. The dental profession put together the things he values most; artistry, teaching, and the generic helping others in need.
These realisations helped him pave a pathway to where he is today.
From training to be a dental technician in years 11 & 12, to undergraduate and post graduate study to becoming a fully fledged dentist.
Tara Brooks grew up on a farm in country Victoria before moving to Adelaide to study a diploma of Dental Hygiene.
Tara practiced as a Dental Hygienist in a busy dental clinic in the central business district of Adelaide for 16 years and helped pioneer a Government scheme to introduce dental treatment and oral hygiene programs to Aged Care Residents.
Tara moved to Launceston in 2016 to fulfill a lifelong dream of living in beautiful Tasmania with her husband Francis and son Thomas. In her spare time Tara delights in the bushwalking, beaches, fresh air and world class produce that Tasmania has to offer.
Tara is passionate about preventative dental care and treatment to facilitate lifelong oral health.
Our professional team works to accommodate to your dental needs and comfort.
From emergency, cosmetic, restorative to sedation – Pickup Bagshaw Dental provides every service to suit your dental needs.
Not many dental practices can say they have over 70 years of combined experience in various dental fields, including general, preventative and restorative treatment.
In our warm and welcoming office, patients are given top-notch care and attention. We firmly believe in keeping our patients comfortable, informed, and empowered to choose their treatments.
Conveniently located in the Launceston CBD, we also have HICAPS/EFTPOS facilities available.
I would like to thank all the staff and the Mr Pickup & Partners for the wonderful service that they provide. We live on the North West Coast of Tasmania and are more than happy to travel to Launceston for my wife to receive treatment. The professionalisim that they operate thier business is without doubt the best thier is. The prices they charge are fantastic. And as a plus they use gas to help ease thier patients nerves is a plus. Kepp up the great work. And as always it is a please to come to you. Will recommend you to all my friends.
The orthotrophic process for our 8-year old daughter has been very successful. It has resulted in excellent alignment and visible improvement in jaw structure