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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 a paediatric dentistry, and orthodontics, enjoying the rewarding experience that comes from working with children. 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 Tom Lowry

Dr Tom Lowry

Associate Dentist

Gentle, kind and caring, Tom has recently returned to the Manning Valley after a spell back in his native Ireland. Tom tries to make every dental appointment a positive experience and is well regarded by his patients who enjoy his calm demeanour and good sense of humour. Tom trained at the highly respected University of Dundee Dental School in Scotland and has worked as a dentist in Scotland, Ireland, England, Taree and Tasmania, gaining a breadth and depth of experience. Anxious patients and children find his enthusiasm and engaging manner particularly helpful. Away from work Tom can usually be found on the water, either windsurfing, fishing, camping or surfing with his wife Claire.

Dr Ross Hickman

Dr Ross Hickman

Associate Dentist

When he isn’t looking after your teeth, you’ll probably find Dr Hickman at the beach or losing lots of golf balls on the golf course. Ross grew up down in Sydney and decided he wanted to be a dentist when he was just 9 years old. He went and studied at Charles Sturt University in Orange and upon graduation came up to become our newest member here at Taree Dental Care. Ross is always bubbly, energetic and is always able to put a smile on your face. When he isn’t planning his next travel adventure, he is showing everyone pictures of his puppy “Ace”. Ross loves every part of dentistry, but has a special interest in oral surgery and dental implants.
Cheryl Bloomfield

Cheryl Bloomfield

Head Nurse

Experienced, kind, and caring. This pretty much sums it up.

With over 42 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 10 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

Practise Manager

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.

Kate Nielsen

Kate Nielsen

Dental Assistant and Receptionist

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 with in our centre and is a very valuable member. Outside of work she enjoys playing Hockey and spending time with friends and family.

Taleigha Dwyer

Taleigha Dwyer

Dental Assistant and Receptionist

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 is currently undertaking 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.

Michaela Moore

Michaela Moore

Dental Assistant

Michaela is in her element when paired with Dr Tom Lowry in the surgery. The two work closely together, providing an inviting and quality dental experience. Michaela's interests include travelling, camping and Muay Thai.

Tyla Jones

Tyla Jones

Dental Assistant and Receptionist

Tyla has been with us for 3 years now and is an important asset to our team being able to work in all areas of the surgery. Tyla is organised and likes to get things done in neat and efficient way. Out of work she enjoys taking her dogs “Koa” and “Frankie” for walks on the beach. She also likes spending time with friends and family.

Kylie Wheatley

Kylie Wheatley

Dental Assistant

She may be the newest dental assistant to join our team but 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.
Elleyana Mentges

Elleyana Mentges

Dental Assistant

Elleyana’s 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, gardening and renovating her first house that she recently purchased.

Lainey Elford

Lainey Elford

Dental Assistant

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.
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.