We strive to maintain an informal and casual atmosphere, though you can be sure that
we take our profession seriously – this is done purposely to promote relaxation.
Dr. David Treherne is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, having completed his degree in 1987 with a Bachelor of Dental Science (BDSc).
He has been working in the field of general dentistry since that time and works currently with over twenty-five years of clinical experience, while maintaining his active status as a member of the Australian Dental Association and the International Team for Implantology.
Dr. Treherne has been a part of the Seattle Study Club since the early 2000s which peaked his interest in multi-disciplinary complex reconstructive work. Recently, he has become fascinated with the possibilities regarding digital imaging in dentistry, in particular the aesthetic accuracy and assurance it can grant when working on anterior teeth. Dr. Treherne is very impressed with the impact it has made on all aesthetic work in his practice from plastic filling restorations to complex porcelain veneers and even to dentures, and takes particular interest in furthering the possibilities of what aesthetic reconstruction can create.
Dental Hygienist and Therapist
Stephanie is a dually trained dental hygienist and therapist who has worked alongside Dr. Treherne for over 15 years. Stephanie graduated from Curtin University in Western Australia in 1990 and has been working passionately in the dental field since that time.
She has worked as a hygienist in her home state of Western Australia, and for 3 years previously in London.
Rosalynd is a dental hygienist who gained her Associated Diploma of Dental Hygiene in Adelaide in 1993. With a past in dental nursing, Ros had a good footing in both patient care and treatment specifications when undertaking dental hygiene and it has resulted in a genuine passion for her work.
Ros is a member of the Dental Hygienists’ Association, and in her spare time enjoys sailing and eating out. She loves to travel and has a life-long love of horse-riding.
Receptionist, Treatment Co-ordinator
Melissa is a registered dental assistant who completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 1997 and has been working in the field ever since. While her history has been primarily in clinical work, her role now encompasses many aspects of assistance including reception and treatment detailing.
Melissa’s interest in dentistry was raised by having multiple visits as a child for orthodontics and other complex work. This created a comfort and ease within the dental surgery that made the position appealing when considering job options. Since beginning her traineeship, the job role has been a natural fit and Mel has enjoyed over fifteen years in the dental field.
One of Mel’s key passions is travel. Having seen almost every continent, it is a key ambition to complete her wishlist of exotic locales and her many adventures have given way to many, many interesting stories.
She is also an avid tennis fan, attending the Australian Open every year, and enjoys movies and going out with friends. Melissa routinely completes 2 or 3 books a week as a self-confessed bookworm, and particularly enjoys the book series Women’s Murder Club by James Patterson, and the beloved Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.
Assistant, Treatment Co-ordinator
Ethan is a dental assistant who gained his Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 2009 and has been working as a chairside surgical assistant since that time. He primarily works within the surgery with Dr. Treherne as a technical assistant, and sees most of the patients that come to the practice for treatment.
A fan of film and television, Ethan finds working with patients to be the most rewarding of all the duties encompassed in dental assisting and likes to make the in-chair experience as comfortable and relaxed as possible for all those attending the practice. Talk to him about your favourite movies and the conversation will go on for hours.
Jaime is a registered dental assistant who recently gained her Certificate III in Dental Assisting at Menzies Institute of Technology. melbournedentist has been her first employ since certification and Jaime has become a key member of the team in her short time, picking up the details of clinical work with speed and ease.
Her job selection was based on a desire to work in the health care industry, and good inter-personal skills which relate well into the role of nursing.
Jaime enjoys playing basketball in her spare time and reading fiction.