We are a team of dedicated, helpful and friendly dental care experts.

At Tamar Dental Lounge, we have always believed in providing a relaxed and peaceful environment where experienced professional practitioners will offer intelligent, informed, and caring treatment.

Our extensive and knowledgeable staff combine to offer an experience where everyone you speak to is helpful, and friendly!

Tamar Dental Lounge in 2023 is a thriving local business with an excellent complement of well-known practitioners, and a reputation, for which we all take much pride.

We look forward to extending our welcome to you.

More than just a little different

Highly Skilled Team

Our staff are highly skilled and committed to excellence in all areas. Their dedication to continual learning and skill development maintains the commitment on Tamar Dental Lounge to ongoing growth.

Exceptional Patient Experience

Patient experience is centric to our lounge philosophy. This care is focused on family wellness, a high level of attention during procedures and considered follow-up to ensure your dental health remains on track.

Community Involvement

Tamar Dental Lounge are proud to be active in our support of the local community and its organisations. Our consideration for wellness for all, and access to our services are paramount.

Value for money

We believe dentistry and oral health (whether remedial or cosmetic) should be available to all. With this in mind, our pricing and services have always and will continue to be competitive to ensure all members of our community can access the care they require.

Why the lounge?

Welcome to the Tamar Dental Lounge, Launceston, where your visit transcends the typical dentist appointment. Our philosophy is rooted in a holistic approach, prioritizing your overall well-being, encompassing both mental and dental health.

Our team is renowned for their expertise in dental care and a commitment to exceptional customer service, ensuring that you feel comfortable and at ease from the moment you step in. We strive to create a peaceful atmosphere designed for relaxation, and we are dedicated to involving you in every step of the process, providing peace of mind and assurance regarding your dental treatments. Equipped with cutting-edge dental technology, we blend professionalism with a personal touch, recognizing and treating each patient as the unique individual they are. This personalized approach sets us apart in the Tasmanian community as esteemed providers of an exceptional dental service.”

Our People

Founder, Dental Implantologist

Oral Health Therapist (OHT)



Founder of VitaFlow

Join the team that makes going to the dentist an experience you actually look forward to. Tamar Dental Lounge is always looking for enthusiastic dental students and dentists that want to make a difference.

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Chris Jacobs

Founder, Dental Implantologist

Dr Chris Jacobs is the owner and founder of Tamar Dental Lounge, Launceston, previously known as Tamar Dental.  Originally established over 30 years ago, Dr Jacobs joined the practice in 2011 and took over as the new principal dentist.

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dr Jacobs attended university at the prestigious Stellenbosch University, near Cape Town, where he completed his degree in dentistry.

Dr. Jacobs’ enduring commitment to social welfare is exemplified by his unwavering dedication to his community. Over the years he has generously volunteered his expertise working with numerous community dental initiatives. His unique journey includes; working from a stationary train in the Western Cape to address the dental health needs of impoverished and underserved populations; a transformative year of community service as a dentist in Cape Town; and fine-tuning his skills in a clinic in Mossel Bay, dedicating another year to providing essential dental care to disadvantaged communities. He then opened his own private practice in the picturesque city of George. 

Committed to advancing his expertise, he achieved a postgraduate diploma in dental implantology and passed rigorous examinations in head and neck anatomy and oral pathology at the postgraduate level.

In 2007 he immigrated to Launceston with his family working for Oral Health Services of Tasmania in Launceston as part of the public sector workforce scheme.

As a general dentist, Dr Jacobs has an extended skillset within in a broad range of dentistry including; preventative dentistry, aesthetic dentistry, corrective dental treatment and treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.  His dedication shines through in his passion for paediatric dentistry, where his gentle approach and skilled care make dental visits a positive experience for young patients.  He also has a special interest in dental surgery (including dental implantology) employing state-of-the-art restorative techniques, and his proficiency in dentoalveolar surgery, especially in the precise extraction of wisdom teeth, is a testament to his meticulous surgical skill.

Dr Jacobs thrives in a team environment and believes that working together to create an inviting and approachable space for patients is a priority for his whole team.

Outside of the dental practice Chris also lives a busy and active life with a love of sports, particularly athletics, cricket, and rugby union, but also has a passion for drawing and painting portraits.


Karen Lam

Oral Health Therapist (OHT)

Is anxiety preventing you from visiting the dentist? Our specialist, Karen, provides compassionate care to ease your fears and promote a positive dental experience. Karen is our in-house Oral Health Therapist (OHT).  With over 10 years of experience, she is trained to expertly examine your mouth.  She can perform dental check-ups, x-rays, fillings, teeth scale/cleans, perform gum health assessments and manage gum disease. She is also amazing at whitening teeth.

Oral Health Therapists are also experts at looking after the little people in our lives. From first dental visits to fillings, stainless steel crowns and extractions, Karen will ensure the appointment is a stress-free and fun experience for you and your child.

Karen was born and raised in Adelaide and completed her Bachelor of Oral Health with a final year prize in 2012 at the University of Adelaide. She also attained her Adult Restorative qualifications at the University of Sydney in June 2023. Karen has spent 9 years working in Perth, WA and the remote town of Streaky Bay in South Australia before deciding she needed a sea change and moved to Tasmania. She is currently the Tasmania State Chair for the Dental Hygienist Association of Australia.

Karen is a friendly oral health therapist who is very passionate about preventive dentistry and promoting dental and oral health wellness. She is an empathetic dental clinician and has worked as a volunteer OHT for refugee, homeless and other disadvantaged patients in Western Australia and rural remote Queensland. She helps patients feel at ease with her calm and gentle manner and is committed to providing the most up-to-date and best standard of care for her patients. Karen is a lifelong learner and continues her professional development through attending courses and conferences each year.

Outside of dentistry, Karen is a gym enthusiast, nature and animal lover who appreciates music, art and exploring new places.


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