Dr Roger has been practicing dentistry for over 36 years. He is a past president of both the state branch of the Australian Dental Association and the Dental Board of South Australia.
He has continued his postgraduate studies over the years to maintain and advance his dental skills and is a member of a number of professional societies in dentistry.
While providing general dental treatments, he has a special interest in the placement of dental implants and Cerec ceramic restorations, and has had extensive overseas training.
Dr Roger loves unravelling dental problems, the more complicated the better! Whether it be improving the appearance of a smile, long term dental failures, tricky pain diagnosis or dissatisfied clients from other practices; it gives him great professional satisfaction to use his experience to make them happier and healthier than when they walked in! The trick is in trying to understand the person's situation as an individual and not just "filling teeth". He enjoys the challenge of treating adults who are scared of dental treatment and have finally got the courage to do something about it!
On a personal note, he thinks he is a bit of a home handyman (dangerous!), a Sunday cappuccino cyclist, and a family man with two adult children.
Dr Diana is a gentle and caring dentist who is passionate about her profession. She grew up locally and graduated from the University of Adelaide.
She has worked in private practice in both Adelaide and Melbourne. She has also had involvement in teaching dental students at the Universities of Adelaide and Melbourne.
She has a keen interest in implant dentistry and is a member of the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry. She also enjoys cosmetic dentistry and improving the appearance of peoples smiles. Dr Diana regularly attends further education courses to keep up to date with advances in dentistry.
Her aim is to educate and motivate her patients to develop an awareness of their optimal dental health. She is committed to working with her patients to provide them with life long solutions to their dental health needs.
Dr Diana strives to offer her patients the highest standard of dental care in a relaxed and caring manner. She will explain all of the treatment options available and help guide her patients to decide on a plan that best suits them.
Dr Diana loves working a with an outstanding, friendly team in a state of the art dental surgery with the latest technology and equipment.
Spending quality time with her family is also very important to her. She has three children and a dog. Dr Diana enjoys socializing with her friends and family, gardening and other outdoor activities.
Dr Edward is a dedicated dentist who carefully considers the overall health and needs of his patients. He is enthusiastic about dentistry and loves to assist his patients in achieving optimal oral health and beautiful smiles. Dr Edward takes a keen interest in restoring failing dentitions and providing treatment specifically tailored to his patients’ needs.
Dr Edward grew up in the Mitcham area and comes from a family with dental backgrounds that can be traced back to the first Dental Surgeon in South Australia. Dr Edward studied at the University of Adelaide, graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. He continues to expand his knowledge and regularly attends, lectures, dental courses and conferences to ensure that he keeps up to date with the latest dental advances. Most recently Dr Edward completed an intensive training course in South America that focused on implant surgery and aesthetic restorations.
Dr Edward is a member of the Australian Dental Association and an elected member of the South Australian Branch Public Relations Committee. He also is a regular volunteer for the Australian Vietnam Volunteers Resource Group, travelling annually overseas to provide much needed dental treatment to the people of the Ba Ria Vung Tau Province of Vietnam. He has worked as an assistant for an Adelaide Oral Surgeon and has also travelled to Central Australia and Tasmania to provide dental care in remote communities.
Dr Edward enjoys providing dental care and advice to all ages and is always keen to share a good story. Fitness, travel and sport are his main interests along with some home renovation projects.
A family general dentist for over 25 years, Dr Melisa says the most rewarding part of her work is building long-term trusting relationships with the children, parents and grandparents of her patients. Renowned for her gentle touch and approachable manner, Dr Melisa has a strong interest in restorative dentistry. Dr Melisa's philosophy and practice is to ensure her patients have healthy teeth and gums so they can enjoy the confidence of a beautiful smile.
Dr Melisa is an Adelaide graduate who developed her general dental skills in country Victoria and Brisbane before returning to practice Adelaide in 2000. She is as an active member of the ADA and regularly attends professional development forums.
Dr Melisa's consulting days at Dentistry on Unley are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and some Saturdays, and she welcomes all new patients.
Outside of dentistry, Dr Melisa is a busy Mum to two active teenage girls, a keen green thumb and enjoys exploring the abundant walking trails of the Adelaide Hills with her husband.
Dr Laura enjoys all facets of general dentistry and aims to provide high quality, holistic care to patients in an environment where they feel comfortable and respected. She aims to establish rapport and develop positive experiences for all patients that she works with. Dr Laura takes the time with patients to discuss all of their options and work towards the best possible outcome for them.
Dr Laura has worked in Tasmania and rural clinics in South Australia and also teaches dental students at Adelaide University. She graduated from the same university and was awarded DUX of the year for her final three years.
Dr Laura is a member of the Australian Dental Association and an elected member of the South Australian Graduate Committee. She regularly attends professional development courses to ensure she is up to date with the latest dental advances.
When not at work, Dr Laura likes to run, ride her bike, go out with friends and watch the football.
Stella is passionate about preventive dentistry and believes that through education and motivation to make small changes, optimum oral health can be achieved. Stella enjoys working with people of all ages and believes that good habits in dental care is a great investment for future overall health.
Stella grew up in Adelaide and is a Bachelor of Oral Health graduate from the University of Adelaide. On completion of the degree she was awarded the Executive Dean's Certificate of Merit and the Oral Health Research Prize.
Stella is a member of the Dental Hygiene Association of Australia and continues to expand her knowledge by attending courses and education seminars.
Stella enjoys spending time with her two young children, travelling and all things outdoors. She finds time to relax at her home away from home on Kangaroo Island.
Amy has been an Oral Health Therapist with the Dentistry on Unley team since 2011. She now works part time and is a full time Mum to her two young children. Amy is a firm believer that prevention is far superior to cure and focuses on early intervention, prevention and education.
Amy loves her role as an Oral Health Therapist as she believes she can create a comfortable environment and educate her patients with advice and an understanding of the importance of good oral health at any age.
Amy grew up in Adelaide and started Dental Assisting in 2004. She graduated from the Bachelor of Oral Health degree in 2009. Amy won the award for excellence in Clinical Practice for all three years of the Bachelor of Oral Health degree and was recognised on the Dean of the Dental School’s honours list for academic excellence upon completion of the degree.
Lauren is compassionate and committed to providing gentle dental care to all ages. Dual qualified as a dental hygienist and dental therapist, Lauren loves working with children, aiming to provide a relaxed, educational and fun dental experience with an emphasis on oral disease prevention.
Having developed a passion for dentistry at a young age, Lauren begun dental nursing at 16 during high school and continued for five years throughout her tertiary studies. Lauren is a graduate of the Bachelor of Oral Health program at the University of Adelaide, receiving the Dental Hygiene Association and Golden Scaler awards for excelling in the course. In her final year she was selected to travel to Vietnam on a volunteer scholarship to provide dental care to underprivileged children.
Outside of work Lauren enjoys cooking, travel, music and time spent with friends and family.
Sue is committed to making your hygiene experience first class, and this is reflected in her care and compassion for her patients. Sue has come to our practice highly recommended and has been with us now for 6 years, working full time.
Sue has over 30 years experience in the dental field. This has included many years of dental assisting, reception and practice management duties. During her years as a Dental Assistant she has at times volunteered her services to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which provided dentistry to outback communities in S.A.
Sue has given educational group talks to preschool children in regards to dental care, and has volunteered her services many times at the Royal Adelaide Show in promoting oral health. With Sue’s extensive knowledge and commitment to dentistry she has fulfilled her ambition by continuing studies to graduate as a Dental Hygienist. On completion of her degree Sue was awarded the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler award for demonstrating excellence in skills and patient care.
Sue is a member of the Dental Hygiene Association of Australia (S.A. Branch), and continues to attend professional development seminars to expand her knowledge and skills.
Born and raised in Adelaide, Sue is married with 2 children. Her spare time is often spent sewing, bike riding and walking with her husband and her 2 Blue Heeler dogs.
Hannah has been a part of the Dentistry on Unley team since 2010 when she was employed fresh from high school as a Clinical Coordinator.
Hannah then completed her certificates in Dental Assisting and Dental Radiography while working with us. During her years as a Clinical Coordinator and working closely with the hygiene team, Hannah’s motivation grew to advance her studies in dentistry. She continued working with Dentistry on Unley part time while studying full time at the University of Adelaide.
Hannah completed her Bachelor of Oral Health in 2018, and we are proud to announce that she will be continuing her career at Dentistry On Unley in her new role as an Oral Health Therapist.
During her time at uni, Hannah was involved in numerous health promotion and education projects and was selected to go to Cambodia on a volunteer scholarship trip.
Hannah has developed a strong passion in prevention of disease and dental education for all ages. She hopes to continue volunteering as much as possible during her career.
Away from Dentistry On Unley Hannah loves spending time with her friends, trying different foods and walking. She is always a willing organiser of team events during DOU training days or our annual Christmas party.
Adele has been the Practice Manager at Dentistry on Unley for over 10 years. In this time Adele has attended various training courses and obtained a Diploma of Human Resources. Adele loves a challenge and enjoys the creative side of Practice Management.
Adele is known for her attention to detail and exceptional organisational skills. Adele takes great pride in the service that her team at Dentistry on Unley delivers on a daily basis and loves building relationships with our patients.
Outside of work Adele enjoys a healthy lifestyle, going to the gym and spending quality time with her fiancé and 2 beautiful children.