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Meet the Taree Dental Care Team

A friendly, caring team of nurses and health care professionals look forward to meeting you and taking care of all you oral health needs.
Dr Daniel Kim

Dr Daniel Kim

Owner and Principle Dentist

Highly sought-after dentist, Dr Daniel Kim, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts at York University in 2004 majoring in psychology. He then proceeded to graduate from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Dentistry in 2009. He has an extensive background in natural medicine and is a firm believer in looking at health from a wide perspective.

Dr Kim has worked in various places such as Canberra, Newcastle, and the Mid North Coast. From this he has met people from all walks of life, and so is happy to accommodate everyone.

Daniel is constantly up to date with the latest techniques through continuing education and is a regular attendee of national conferences in dentistry. This includes certificates in Dento-Facial Aesthetics, ZOOM! Whitening, and Invisalign.

He is a perfectionist whose work is done at an incredibly high standard with attention to detail. Dan is kind, funny, and his approachable manner is suited to patients of all ages and any level of anxiety.

Dr Jenny Hong

Dr Jenny Hong

Associate Dentist

Conversations with Jenny are sure to put smile on your face and soothe any worries you may have about dental treatment. She has a special interest in orthodontics, enjoying the rewarding experience that comes from improving a patient smile. Jenny completed her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Sydney and regularly attends courses to keep up to date with the latest dental techniques and ideas.

Her interests include cooking and she has a passion for food.

Dr Bettina Tran

Dr Bettina Tran

Associate Dentist

Dr Bettina Tran is originally from Wollongong and having studied in Sydney, Betty’s keen sense of adventure has now brought her to the Mid North Coast.

Having over a decade of experience in many facets of healthcare, spanning medical research, health management and now dentistry - Betty’s continual desire to learn stems from a passion for empowering and educating individuals to take ownership of their health.

Whilst enjoying all areas of dentistry, Betty has pursued further study in Oral Implantology, Dento- Facial Aesthetics and Orthodontics.

You’ll often find her teamed up with Kylie, a dynamic duo that will have you leaving with a smile on your face or in stitches of laughter.

If you catch a glimpse of her outside the clinic, she’s likely to be outdoors enjoying nature, staying active at the local gym or finding her zen in downward dog.

Dr Rael Katz

Dr Rael Katz

Associate Dentist

Rael is a typical Canadian; he is kind, polite, and loves hockey. His articulate and calm demeanour puts patients at ease, and he takes care to ensure every patient feels respected and heard. Rael is interested in all areas of dentistry and enjoys working with patients to achieve their goals and facilitate optimum oral health. Rael is proud to call the Mid North Coast home and has truly embraced the lifestyle. He loves to start every morning on the beach with his wife, Leah and their dog Max. His other passions include staying active through running, cycling and swimming. Rael completed a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of British Columbia and his Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Sydney.

Dr Daniel Lim

Dr Daniel Lim

Associate Dentist

Dr Daniel Lim completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Adelaide after his career switch from being a zoologist in Canada. As a committed and caring dentist, Dan is a firm believer in providing a relaxed and comfortable dental experience to patients. You’ll be sure to find Dan in the surgery, always wearing his characteristic warm smile, so please come say hi! Although Dan enjoys every aspect of dentistry, he has a special interest in oral surgery and he plans to pursue further training in dental implantology. On his off days, he loves to spend time outdoors whether it be hiking, running, swimming, or just a relaxing time at the beach with his lovely wife Jayne.

Kate Nielsen

Kate Nielsen

Practice Manager

After completing her degree in Criminal Justice, Kate opted for a career change, joining our team back in 2017. Her easy-going attitude, likeable personality and sense of humour will have you leaving the surgery in high spirits. Kate has taken on many different roles within our centre gaining knowledge from all aspects, and is a very valuable member. She has now worked her way up to the position of Taree Dental Care’s practice manager. Outside of work she enjoys playing hockey and spending time with friends and family and her dog Lenny.

Taleigha Dwyer

Taleigha Dwyer

Management

Taleigha’s dedication to her work is a key element in keeping the surgery running at the highest level of quality and efficiency. With a keen mind and positive attitude, she strives to excel in any endeavour. She has recently gained her Certificate 3 in Dental Assisting through TAFE to gain more knowledge about all areas of dentistry. When she is not at work, you’ll find Taleigha at the gym or enjoying the outdoors.

Elleyana Mentges

Elleyana Mentges

Management

Elleyana has been a valuable member of our team since 2019. Her positive mindset and easy-going attitude compliments the practice perfectly. She is a versatile member of our team, able to work with any of our friendly dentists. When she is not working Elleyana likes to keep active by exploring the outdoors, and renovating her first house that she recently purchased.

Cheryl Bloomfield

Cheryl Bloomfield

Head Nurse

Experienced, kind, and caring. This pretty much sums it up. With over 44 years of experience in dental assisting, administration, and patient care, Cheryl has seen it all. Cheryl and Dr Kim have worked closely together for over 11 years and have developed into a highly efficient dental care “power team.” With Level 3 and 4 Certificates in Dental Nursing, Radiography, and Oral Health and Education, Cheryl mirrors Dr Kim’s passion for keeping up to date and providing our patients a caring, comfortable, and quality dental experience.

Robyn Brogan

Robyn Brogan

Leader

Robyn joined the team in 2016 bringing with her over 15 years of dental experience both with in Australia and Overseas. She now spends her work days behind the scenes to make sure things run efficiently. She enjoys helping train new staff and watching their confidence grow. Robyn always goes the extra mile to ensure patients have the best experience possible and that her staff are happy. When not at work Robyn keeps herself busy with physie & soccer along with volunteering at her children’s school.

Anna Turner

Anna Turner

Dental Assistant

Anna is very dedicated team member who loves to keep everything clean and in order. Anna enjoys the challenges of the sterilisation room and ensures our infection control is up to date and in order. Anna has been in the Manning Valley for most of her life. She likes reading, going to the beach with her family and shopping.

Lainey Elford

Lainey Elford

Dental Assistant & Receptionist

Lainey’s commitment and enthusiasm toward our practice ensures all patients leave with a smile on their face. She enjoys working with children and giving them a positive experience, to ensure our future generations are not afraid to visit the dentist. When she is not at work, you’ll often find Lainey on the soccer pitch or enjoying the coastal beaches.

Kylie Wheatley

Kylie Wheatley

Dental Assistant

When you meet Kylie, you’ll feel like you’ve known her your whole life. With her caring and kind nature she is always making patients her number one priority. She enjoys the great outdoors, listening to music and spending time with her friends and family.

Shanae Carroll

Shanae Carroll

Dental Assistant & Receptionist

Shanae started with Taree Dental Care in June 2020. She has a bubbly personality and always has a smile on her face. Shanae is able to work both in the surgery and also in our busy reception. She has recently moved out of her family home and enjoys living with her partner.

Rebecca Brown

Rebecca Brown

Receptionist

Bec has been with Taree Dental Care for a year now. You’ll find Bec in our reception area. She has a natural ability to multi-task and is always up for a challenge. Her favourite part about working at Taree Dental Care is working with the friendly staff and meeting new people while ensuring they have the best possible experience. She enjoys walks on the beach and spending time with family and friends.

Lani Bedforth

Lani Bedforth

Dental Assistant

Lani joined our practice during the completion of her HSC in 2020. She joined in the hopes to make a positive impact on the world one person at a time. While being a kind and thoughtful dental assistant, Lani is also studying a Bachelor of Social Work at university. When she is in the surgery Lani is organised and caring. Out of the surgery she is adventurous and typically experiencing the best nature has to offer.

Indeah Fletcher

Indeah Fletcher

Dental Assistant

Indeah is one of our newest members to join the Taree Dental Care team. She is a very quick learner and is already an asset to our team. In her spare time, she enjoys making all our staff’s birthday cakes.

Lauren Wenham

Lauren Wenham

Dental Assistant

Lauren joined our team only recently but she is already an asset to our practice. She is in her element when paired with Dr Rael Katz, the two work well together and will provide a relaxing and inviting dental experience. Lauren’s interests include keeping active at the gym and playing netball.