Dental Meet our dentists

Meet our dentists

Our Adelaide dentists offer a comprehensive range of services, from simple dental
check-ups to complex and specialised procedures.
Pairing a personalised approach with state-of-the-art facilities and leading
digital technology, you’re guaranteed to receive quality dental care in a
comfortable and relaxed environment.

  • 95% member satisfaction*
  • SA’s largest private practice
  • 30+ years expertise
  • Accredited practice

Adelaide Dentists

Adelaide dentists - Alyson Loughlin

Dr Alyson Loughlin

Alyson has a significant work history with Health Partners, having joined us in 2002. She currently works in general dentistry but has special interests in preventive and restorative dentistry and technology in dentistry.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Otago University, New Zealand, 1985
  • Masters of Business Administration, Australian Institute of Management, Adelaide, 2014
  • Member, Australian Dental Association (SA and Federal)
  • Past Clinical Tutor at Adelaide Dental Hospital

A little bit more about Alyson... Fitness and artistic pursuits keep Alyson busy away from work – she is a keen runner and classical pianist.

Adelaide dentists - Bill Karapetis

Dr Bill Karapetis

Bill is a long-term Health Partners team member who has worked with us since 1999. Bill has a special interest in implants and crowns.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), University of Adelaide, 1995
  • Member, Australian Dental Association (SA and Federal)
Adelaide dentists - Bridget Hamilton

Dr Bridget Hamilton

Bridget started with us back in 1995. While she is a vital part of our general dentistry team, Bridget has a special interest in endodontics.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), University of Adelaide, 1990
  • Member, Australian Dental Association (SA)

A little bit more about Bridget… A keen sports lover and enjoys spending her weekends watching her children play sport.

Adelaide dentists - Christina Kilgariff

Dr Christina Kilgariff

Christina has a wealth of experience to share with Health Partners members as one of our longest serving health professionals. She joined Health Partners in 1994 after graduating from the University of Adelaide. She has a special interest in endodontics and implant restorations.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), University of Adelaide, 1990
  • Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry, University of Adelaide, 1992
  • Member, Australian Dental Association (SA)

A little bit more about Christina… Christina is an extremely active person – in addition to owning, riding and breeding horses, she enjoys Pilates, running and skiing, on both water and snow.

Adelaide dentists - Frank Sergi

Dr Frank Sergi

Frank started with us in 2009 at our Modbury practice. He currently works within our general dentistry team and has a special interest in oral surgery and implants.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), University of Adelaide, 1983
  • Member, Forensic Odontology – AM DVI section

A little bit more about Frank… Frank is a cricket tragic and came out of retirement to play again.

Adelaide dentists - Jane Pellew

Dr Jane Pellew

Jane has been with Health Partners Dental since 2004. She gained great hands-on experience straight out of university, travelling to the UK to work in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. Jane’s work with us is mostly limited to surgical extractions and implant surgery. She has continued to further her skills and knowledge in this area with clinical residencies and postgraduate courses within Australia and overseas.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), University of Adelaide, 1995
  • Member, Australian Dental Association (SA and Federal)
  • Member, Australian Society of Implant Dentistry (ASID)
  • Member, Australian Osseointegration Society (AOS)
  • Member, International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)

A little bit more about Jane… Outside of work, Jane keeps busy with her husband and three children and enjoys a game of golf then she has a chance.

Adelaide dentists - Manjiri Malandris

Dr Manjiri Malandris

Manjiri joined our general dentistry team in 2005 and has a passion and commitment to excellence, care and innovation. She has a friendly and gentle temperament which helps put her patients at ease.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), University of Adelaide, 1997
  • Member, Australian Dental Association (SA and Federal)

A little bit more about Manjiri… Manjiri is kept very busy outside of work looking after her four children, as well as having a passion to cook, travel and appreciate different cultures and cuisines.

Adelaide dentists - Nupur Bhatia

Dr Nupur Bhatia

Nupur joined Health Partners in 2006 and works in our general dentistry department. Nupur was previously involved in a research project on tooth wear for the University of Adelaide. She prides herself on being a competent clinician with an empathetic and gentle approach, committed to continued professional development.

Professional background

  • Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry, University of Adelaide, 2002
  • Australian Dental Council Examinations, March & December 2002
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Bangalore University, India, 1997
  • Member, Australian Dental Association (SA and Federal)

A little bit more about Nupur… When Nupur isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and oil painting.

Adelaide dentists - Ryan Battye

Dr Ryan Battye

Ryan has been working within the Health Partners’ general dentistry team since 2000. Ryan has a special interest in direct resin restorations, aesthetic work and implants.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), University of Adelaide, 2000
  • Member, Australian Dental Association (SA and Federal)

A little bit more about Ryan… Ryan is a keen skier and a Formula 1 enthusiast. He loves good wine, coffee and food!

Adelaide dentists - Sharon Liberali

Dr Sharon Liberali

Sharon is a Specialist in Special Needs Dentistry and Director of the Special Needs Unit, Adelaide Dental Hospital, for the SA Dental Service. She holds an honorary Associate Dental Consultant position at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and is an honorary Clinical Lecturer at the Dental School, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Adelaide.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), University of Adelaide, 1986
  • Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Special Needs Dentistry, University of Adelaide, 2009
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in Special Needs Dentistry (FRACDS (SND)), 2010
  • Award, Fellow of the International College of Dentists (FICD), 2011
  • Award, Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy (FPFA), 2013
  • Past President, Australian Dental Association (SA), 2010
  • Past President, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Special Needs Dentistry, 2013
  • Current Chair, Australian Dental Association Infection Control Committee (Federal)

A little bit more about Sharon… In her spare time Sharon loves to cook and embroider. She also enjoys her weekly jog along the Torrens.

Adelaide dentists - Tim Eaton

Dr Tim Eaton

Tim joined Health Partners in 2009 and currently works within our general dentistry team.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Nursing, University of SA, 1999
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), University of Adelaide, 2006
  • Member, Australian Dental Association (SA and Federal)

A little bit more about Tim… When he’s not working, Tim enjoys spending quality time with his wife and three children.

Adelaide dentists - Tina Tsiolis

Dr Tina Tsiolis

Tina has been part of the dental team at Health Partners for many years, having joined us in 1991. Tina enjoys working in general dentistry and has a special interest in worn dentition.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), University of Adelaide, 1989
  • Member, Australian Dental Association (SA and Federal)
  • Member, Australian Prosthodontic Society
Adelaide dentists - Ryan Cornish

Dr Ryan Cornish

Ryan joined the Health Partners team in 2014 and has a special interest in dental education, oral surgery, medicine and pathology.

Professional background

  • Master of Dental Science in Oral Pathology
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) (Dean’s List)
  • Honours in Health Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Local and International (UK) training and experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Special Needs Dentistry
  • Educational positions have included Senior Lecturer with The University of Adelaide and Clinical Director of Tasmanian Oral Health Services
  • Member, Australian Dental Association (SA and Federal)

A little bit more about Ryan… Ryan has a strong passion for travel, often thinking about his next overseas trip!

Adelaide dentists - Gaya Edrweera

Dr Gayathri (Gaya) Ediriweera

Gaya has been working with Health Partners Dental since 2007. She has a keen interest in all aspects of clinical dentistry, particularly in aesthetics.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), University of Adelaide, 2000

A little bit more about Gaya… Gaya enjoys spending time with her family, reading and painting.

Adelaide dentists - Spencer Anderton

Dr Spencer Anderton

Manjiri joined our general dentistry team in 2005 and has a passion and commitment to excellence, care and innovation. She has a friendly and gentle temperament which helps put her patients at ease.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), The University of Dundee
  • Member of Australian Dental Association
  • Member of Australian Prosthodontic Society

A little bit more about Spencer... When Spencer isn’t chasing after his two children, he likes going kite surfing and stand-up paddle boarding.

Adelaide dentists - Tim Burton

Dr Tim Burton

Tim specialises in General Dentistry. Some of his work includes restorative dental, periodontal, endodontic, crowns and bridges. Starting in 2007, he continues to be a valuable team member.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), University of Adelaide, 2003

A little bit more about Tim… He is a passionate Port Adelaide supporter.

Modbury Dentists

Modbury dentist - Cristina Ciulacu Nemteanu

Dr Cristina Ciulacu-Nemteanu

Cristina has been with Health Partners since 2011 and has a special interest in restorative/cosmetic and CEREC technology.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Otago University, New Zealand, 2006
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Romania, 1996
  • Member, New Zealand Dental Association

A little bit more about Cristina… Cristina loves reading, music, travelling and outdoor activities.

Modbury dentist - Liliana Maskell

Dr Liliana Maskell

Liliana has been working with Health Partners since 2010. Liliana has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery and periodontics. She prides herself on providing preventative and restorative treatment for problems affecting the mouth and teeth, as well as keeping up-to-date with new developments through continual professional development.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), St Thomas Aquinas University, Colombia, 2000
  • ADC, passed Australian Dental Council examinations (Australia), 2010
  • Member, Australian Dental Association (Federal)

A little bit more about Liliana… Liliana can speak Spanish and is currently learning French. She enjoys a holistic approach to her lifestyle.

Modbury dentist - Lynley Couzner

Dr Lynley Couzner

Lynley is a long-term member of the Health Partners team – she has been with us since 1993.
She works in general dentistry and has a special interest in minimum intervention dentistry, full and partial dentures and geriatric dentistry.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), University of Adelaide, 1992
  • Member, Australian Dental Association (SA and Federal)

A little bit more about Lynley... When Lynley isn’t working, she enjoys reading, cooking and spending quality time with her family.

Modbury dentist - Simon Wong

Dr Simon Wong

Simon has been a general dentist with Health Partners since 2007. Simon has a special interest in implant dentistry.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), University of Adelaide, 2000
  • Member, Australian Dental Association (SA and Federal)
Modbury dentist - Sripryiya Appasamy

Dr Sripriya Appasamy

Sripriya has been with us since 2011 and enjoys working in all aspects of general dentistry.  She has a special interest in restorative and periodontal treatment.

Professional background

  • ADC, passed Australian Dental Council examinations (Australia), 2007
  • Member, Australian Dental Association (SA and Federal)
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Tamilnadu MGR Medical University, India, 1994
  • MDS (Periodontics), MGR Medical University, India
  • Member, Indian Society of Periodontology

A little bit more about Sripriya… Sripriya prides herself on her attention to detail, her patience and achieving patient satisfaction.

Modbury dentist - Lisa Marshall

Dr Lisa Marshall

Lisa has been working with Health Partners since 2016 and is part of the general dentistry team. Since graduating in 1998, Lisa has worked in NHS, private, public, military and hospital dentistry.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Sheffield, 1998

A little bit more about Lisa… In Lisa’s spare time, she enjoys painting and spending time with her family.

Modbury dentist - Corrine Ang

Dr Corinne Ang

Corinne joined Health Partners Modbury in 2016 and has a special interest in preventive and restorative dentistry and mandibular advancement appliances for obstructive sleep apnoea.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), 2006, BSc (Hons) 2009
  • Past clinical tutor at Adelaide Dental Hospital
  • Member of ADA (SA and Federal)

A little bit more about Corinne… When she’s not working, Corinne is busy chasing after her two boys.

Modbury dentist - Tram Chiem

Dr Tram Chiem

Tram has been with us since 2007 and has a passion for patient education, preventive, general and restorative dentistry.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), University of Adelaide, 2000
  • Member of Australian Dental Association (SA and Federal)
  • Clinical tutor at University of Adelaide

A little bit more about Tram… Tram enjoys reading, gardening and baking (but not cooking!).

Modbury dentist - Aaron Parker

Dr Aaron Parker

Aaron joined the Health Partners team in 2010. He has a strong interest in general and preventive dentistry as well as oral hygiene and resin composite restorations.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), University of Adelaide, 2010
  • Member of Australian Dental Association (SA and Federal)

A little bit more about Aaron… Aaron has a passion for visual arts and design. In his spare time he enjoys swimming, painting, drawing and music.

Morphett Vale Dentists

Morphette Vale Dentist - Laura Hayward

Dr Laura Hayward

Laura began working at Health Partners in 2010 and has a strong interest in general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, crown and bridge work.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), University of Adelaide, 2008
  • Member, Australian Dental Association (SA and Federal)
  • Member, Dental Advancement Society
  • Member, Australian and New Zealand Society of Pediatric Dentistry

A little bit more about Laura… Laura loves to play soccer and has an appreciation of the arts. She is also a volunteer and committee member for her local club.

Morphette Vale Dentist - Lucy Yong

Dr Lucy Yong

Lucy has been with Health Partners since 2005 and works within our general dentistry team. She has a special interest in oral surgery and implant dentistry.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), University of Adelaide, 2002
  • Member, Australian Dental Association (SA and Federal)
Morphette Vale Dentist - Oanh Ha

Dr Oanh Ha

Oanh joined Health Partners in 2004 and is part of our general dentistry team. Oanh has a particular interest in Special Needs dentistry, working with patients who are medically compromised. She gives back to those who have special needs in our community by working part-time with the Special Needs Unit at the Adelaide Dental Hospital.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), University of Adelaide, 1999
  • Member, Australian Dental Association (SA and Federal)

A little bit more about Oanh… Oanh takes a more holistic approach to treatment and is very patient focused.

Morphette Vale Dentist - Uyen Ha

Dr Uyen Ha

Uyen has been part of the Health Partners Dental team since 2009. Uyen has special training in dentures (partial and full), crowns, bridges, veneers and implants.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), University of Health Sciences, Vietnam, 2001
  • MDS, University of Adelaide, 2001
  • ADC Certificate, 2009
  • Member, Australian Dental Association (SA and Federal)
  • Member, Australian Prosthodontic Society

A little bit more about Uyen… Uyen prides herself on her professionalism and caring approach – she is dedicated to providing a very high level of work.

Morphette Vale Dentist -Brenton Mooi

Dr Brenton Mooi

Brenton has been part of Health Partners’ general dentistry team since 2016. Before joining us, Brenton worked in and owned a private practice in South Africa for 13 years before moving to Australia in 2009.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Dental Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

A little bit more about Brenton… Brenton enjoys travelling, cycling and spending time with his family.

Morphette Vale Dentist - Emma McCosh

Dr Emma McCosh

Emma has been working with Health Partners Dental since 2016. She has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, special needs and treating anxious patients.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), 2000
  • Bachelor of Science in Dentistry (Honours) in Individuals with Down Syndrome
  • DASI (Dental Advancement Society Incorporated)
  • Member of Australian Dental Association (ADA)

A little bit more about Emma… Emma is active in volunteer and aid programs having worked as a dentist in Cambodia, the Solomon Islands and East Timor. She enjoys long distance and trail running and being a mum to her young family.

Morphette Vale Dentist - Loreen Barraiter

Dr Loreen Baraitar

Loreen joined Health Partners in 2015 and has been working in general dentistry since. Loreen has a special interest in oral surgery and family dentistry.

Professional background

  • Bachelor of Biotechnology (Biochemistry), University of Adelaide, 2007
  • Bachelor of Dentistry, University of Sydney, 2012
  • Member of Australian Dental Association (SA and Federal)
  • Member of Australian and New Zealand Society of Pediatric Dentistry

A little bit more about Loreen… In Loreen’s spare time, she loves to cook and spend time with her family. She’s also a classical pianist and is teaching herself to play acoustic guitar.

*Independently conducted research by New Focus Research, November 2016.