Why Choose Us

Dr John Pickup

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

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 Josephine Thomas

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.

Tara Brooks

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.

Cosmetic, General and Emergency Dental Services

for the Launceston, TAS Area

With over 70 years of combined dental experience, you can trust the Pickup Bagshaw Dental
team to repair and rejuvenate your smile.

The Pickup Bagshaw Dental team

Left to right: Jess, Angie, Jessica, Melody, Kristy, Chris, Josie, John, Tara, Tony, Sophie, Emma, Brittany and Holly.

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Proudly serving Launceston for over 70 years, we're your trusted team of dental professionals you and your family can rely on


One of the few Launceston dental practices that use happy gas. We don't let anxiety stand in the way of giving you the smile you always wanted.


From emergency, cosmetic, restorative to sedation - Pickup Bagshaw Dental provides every service to suit your dental needs.


Our practice sees emergency patients if possible. Our caring ADA certified staff are dedicated to getting our patients out of pain ASAP!