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 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 enjoys all areas of dentistry but his passion lies with implants and restorative dentistry. Rael is proud to call the Mid North Coast home and has truly embraced the lifestyle. While Rael loves helping patients accomplish their dental goals, his main passion is his family. He and his wife, Leah, keep active chasing around their two young sons and exercising their dog, Max. 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 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.
Dr Harjot joined the team at TDC in August 2021. Originally from India, Harjot moved to Australia 7 years ago. She worked in Brisbane for 4 years in various roles in the dental industry. After obtaining her registration as Dentist few years ago, Harjot moved to Forster and since then working in Taree. Harjot enjoys all aspects of general dentistry. She enjoys building rapport with her patients and educating them about the maintenance of oral health. Harjot enjoys the excellent lifestyle that Mid north coast has to offer. When not a work she loves spending time cooking and going on walks.
Dr Graeme graduated from the University of Sydney and has moved up the coast to work in Taree. Graeme has an interest in various areas of dentistry and is committed to a high standard of care while providing a comfortable experience for his patients. Graeme enjoys learning about his patients’ unique experiences and perspectives. When considering dental treatment, he considers your overall health and the best way to fit your lifestyle needs. Graeme is transparent with costs, timing of treatment, and is happy to answer any question that you may have about treatment options. Outside of work, you’ll find Graeme playing soccer for Southern United Football Club in Forster-Tuncurry, and enjoying the great outdoors that the Mid North Coast has to offer.
Dr Emily holds a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and a Bachelor of Advanced Science, both from the University of Sydney. Having grown up in Singapore, she speaks fluent mandarin and has gained invaluable experience in building rapport with people from all walks of life. Emily is passionate about all facets of dentistry, particularly oral surgery, root canals and cosmetic dentistry. She frequently attends dental education courses outside of work to ensure she is always up to date in the latest technologies in the dental industry. She prides herself in providing gentle and individualised care, with her empathetic personality allowing her to create meaningful relationships with all of her patients. This, in conjunction with her meticulous nature and dedication to her craft enables anxious patients and children to feel comfortable and at ease. Outside of work, Emily enjoys keeping active via reformer pilates, yoga and HIIT classes in addition to exploring the beautiful beaches and trails off the mid north coast.
Dr Hao graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Dentistry and Master of Dentistry. Originally from Sydney, Hao enjoys the relaxed and laid-back beauty of regional Australia and is passionate about all facets of dentistry. In particular, he enjoys chatting with patients, understanding their story and ensuring that his patients have a comfortable and pleasant time. Hao is committed to providing the highest quality of care to his patients and stays up to date with the latest research and techniques. Outside of work Hao enjoys having a good laugh and you might find him stuffing his face at nearby restaurants, cooking or playing basketball or badminton.
Oral Health Therapist
Bonnie has spent the last 10 years studying and working in the rural town of Wagga Wagga. She is a true water baby and was drawn to the Mid coast where she has settled in Taree with her husband and young son's. As an Oral Health Therapist Bonnie is passionate about working with children and parents to make their dental experience comfortable and fun, developing relationships built on trust. She is also a skilled Hygienist, dedicated to improving the oral health of all her patients through education and encouragement.
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’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 has been a valuable member of our team since 2019. Her positive mindset and easy-going attitude compliment the practice perfectly. She is a very versatile member of the team, being able to work well in all areas of our practice. Although, most of the time you’ll likely find Elleyana doing the important task of making sure the practice is well stocked and organised. When she is not working Elleyana likes to spend quality time with her husband Josh, and their new addition to the family baby Oliver.
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.
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.
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.
Dental Assistant & Receptionist
Shanae has been with Taree Dental Care since 2020. Her keen eye for detail and passion for the industry makes her an asset to our team, both in our busy reception and sterilisation room. Shanae’s bubbly personality lights up our patient’s days. When she’s not at work Shanae enjoys spending time with her son and partner.
Bec has been with Taree Dental Care since March 2020. 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.
Indeah joined our team in early 2021. She enjoys working with children and takes pride in giving them a positive experience to ensure they are not afraid to visit the dentist. When she isn’t at work Indeah enjoys baking and spending time with her daughter.
Dental Assistant & Receptionist
Lauren also joined our team in early 2021. She is a significant member to our practice, providing a relaxing and inviting dental experience for all our friendly patients whether it be out in our reception area or in the surgery. Lauren’s interests outside of work include netball and going out with friends on the weekend.
Macey has recently moved to the Manning Valley area and we are lucky enough to have her join the Taree Dental Care team. You’ll often find Macey busy assisting in the surgery. In her time away from work she enjoys camping, gaming and spending time with her partner and cats, Fergus, Onion and Asami.
Megan is a very enthusiastic member of the Taree Dental Care team. She loves assisting for all treatments, however has a special love for surgical extractions. Megan’s compassionate personality helps her to understand, and ensure comfort to all patients. While she is not at work you will find Megan relaxing with family and friends.
Jayne also joins our team from the Great North--Canada! You will usually see Jayne greet you at our reception desk with her big, welcoming smile. When she’s not at Taree Dental Care helping our patients, you can find Jayne volunteering at the Animal Welfare League or enjoying a day at the beach.
Chloe joined the surgery in 2023 and has been an essential team member since day one. Chloe has particular skill with children and anxious patients. When not at work she enjoys camping and spending time with family.