Why Choose Us
With over 70 years of combined dental experience, you can trust the Pickup Bagshaw Dental team to repair and rejuvenate your smile.
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
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 Sam 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.
Rear from left: Kirby, Melody, Holly, Jess, Lauren, Emma, Carol
Front from left: Rachael, Sophie, Katherine