Adelaide Dental by design

Designing smiles to change your lifestyle

The Adelaide dental by design team is dedicated to providing the highest quality dental care. Our clinicians are at the forefront of cutting-edge dental developments and technology. The practice is heavily involved with continuing education by attending and providing lectures and training courses on cosmetic, implant and digital dentistry.

Adelaide dental by design works closely with the finest dental technicians supporting premium restorations.

Dr Ian Bills

BDS., FRACDS., Dip Clin Hyp. FPFA., FICD

Dr Ian Bills completed his training at the Adelaide University Dental School in 1976. Fellowship to the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons was attained in 1980.

Broad experience in general dentistry and attendance at numerous seminars has resulted in an interest in the surgical and prosthetic management of complex cases requiring the use of Dental Implants. He has been involved with Implant prosthetics for over 35 years and implant surgery for 33 years.

Ian is a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, a member of the Australian Osseointegration Society and the American Academy of Osseointegration. He has been a Visiting Clinical Lecturer to the University of Adelaide, is a Senior Clinical Associate (Periodontics)at the University of Sydney, and a Visiting staff member of the Branemark Osseointegration Centre in Perth through which he has been involved in a number of studies and clinical trials including the development of the Guided surgery procedure.

Ian has conducted numerous Training Courses and Workshops in the field of Dental Implants, and has lectured extensively in Australia as well as New Zealand, the USA, Canada, Hong Kong and Thailand. He has been an examiner for the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons and has conducted a Mentorship Program for Dentists wanting to learn more about Dental Implants for 20 years.

Dr Angela Gurner


Dr Gurner (nee Jou) brings over ten years of experience to the team, graduating from the University of Adelaide in 2012 and attaining Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons by examination in 2020. Dr Gurner is the past President of the Australian Society of Endodontology (SA Branch) and continues to expand her knowledge and skills through regular professional development.

Dr Gurner has a preference for a wholistic and preventive approach to patient care, and has experience in providing nitrous oxide and IV sedation services for anxious patients. Dr Gurner enjoys all facets of general dentistry, particularly complex treatment planning, rehabilitation, endodontics, and paediatric dentistry. Dr Gurner understands that dentistry is far more than the teeth themselves, and values building relationships with her patients and their families.

Outside of work, Angela is balancing life as mum to daughter Lily, and can be spotted in the yoga and pilates studio or visiting a local cellar door with her husband Sam.

Dr Nicholas Wood

Dr Nicholas Wood holds a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Adelaide and is one of the principal dentists at Kensington Dental Care and has since joined Dr Bills and Dr Gurner at Adelaide Dental by Design. Nick also currently runs a private practice in Whyalla and is currently studying his Masters of Clinical Dentistry in fixed and removable prosthodontics at King’s College London, where his final year research project is currently being undertaken on the topic of All-on4 implant rehabilitation.

Implant dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, minor oral surgery and family dentistry are Nick’s specific areas of interest. He enjoys researching and utilising new techniques and technology to provide gold standard treatment for his patients that achieve optimal results.

Dr Evan Jones

Dr Evan Jones is a graduate of the University of Adelaide and principal of dental practices including Kensington Dental Care and Whyalla Dental Care. Evan has a friendly and caring manner which is essential to providing the best care to his patients.

Evan has a wide range of skills in general dentistry with a particular focus on surgical and reconstructive dentistry. Evan routinely places dental implants, including performing the All-on-4 procedure, undertakes grafting and removal of wisdom teeth. Evan holds admitting rights at Windsor Gardens Day Surgery and Flinders Private Hospital allowing him to undertake these procedures under General Anaesthetic.

Dr Ed Pitts

Dr Edward Pitts is a highly skilled and compassionate dentist committed to providing his patients with the best care. He believes in utilising the latest dental innovations to ensure that his patients receive the most effective and efficient treatment possible.

Dr Pitts takes a personalised approach to dental care and will go the extra mile to help his patients achieve the beautiful, healthy smiles they deserve.

Dr Pitts is well-respected by his patients and peers for his expertise in dental technology and his commitment to patient satisfaction. He works hard to ensure that every patient has a comfortable experience.

Adelaide Dental By Design welcomes new team members for 2023

Dr Ian Bills has welcomed new partners to help Adelaide Dental by Design grow and cater to the needs of patients now and into the future. We have joined together with Dr Angela Gurner, and Drs Wood, Pitts and Jones to bring new faces and perspectives to Adelaide Dental by Design. Care for patients has always been the backbone of Adelaide Dental by Design, and we collectively look forward to providing you with exceptional service.

Our journey starts in the new year 2023 with a move to 65 Magill Road, Stepney, where you will be welcomed and looked after until the launch of our final practice due in 2024. Dr Bills, Dr Gurner and the whole team at Adelaide Dental by Design cannot wait to show what we have planned.

Our Supporting Staff

The team would not be complete without our head of hygiene, Kate, and superstar staff, Sarah, Abbey, and Emily, who look forward to making you feel welcome and comfortable at your next visit.

Make an Appointment

The team at Adelaide Dental by Design look forward to providing you with exceptional service. Call or Email us to make a booking today.

We are now conveniently located at 65 Magill Rd, Stepney.

Read more about our recent move

Patient parking is available on-site behind the building via Stepney St, and additional parking options include the surrounding streets or directly across Magill Rd.