National Dental Care · NT

Darwin

26 Mitchell Street Darwin NT 800

Preferred Providers

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We accept all major health funds!

Payment Plans

0% interest for 24 months

Opening Hours

monday 8.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday 8.00am - 6.30pm
Wednesday 8.00am - 6.30pm
Thursday 8.00am - 6.30pm
friday 8.00am - 4.30pm
Saturday 8.00am - 1.00pm
sunday Closed

Languages Spoken

English French Cantonese Filipino

More Information

  • Parking Available Nearby
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Meet the Team

Our friendly team at National Dental Care, Darwin work hand-in-hand with you for the long-term benefit of your oral health. Our highly qualified team of dentists and hygienists consider themselves your partner in maintaining high quality oral health that will last a lifetime.

Darwin

Our Dental Providers & Assistants

Aaron Tamayo

Dr Aaron Tamayo

Dentist ● BDS
Aizza Qureishi

Dr Aizza Qureishi

Dentist ● BDS
Alesha Tan

Dr Alesha Tan

Oral Health Therapist ● BOH
Brian Hallegua

Brian Hallegua

Hygienist ● DOH
Damian Lavery

Dr Damian Lavery

Dentist ● BDSc
David Gordon

Dr David Gordon

Dentist ● BDSc (Hons), BDS
Gloria Vergara

Gloria Vergara

Hygienist ● DOH
James Min

Dr James Min

Lead Dentist ● BDS
Kristina Thai

Dr Kristina Thai

Dentist ● BDS
Aaron Tamayo

Aaron Tamayo

Dentist  |  BDS

Obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in James Cook University in Cairns, Queensland in 2013. He then went on to work in both private and public dental clinics. He has undergone additional training on aesthetic dentistry, endodontics and implants. His main focus is preventative dentistry. He believes that the patient experience is the most important part of his day along with great chairside manners.

Aizza Qureishi

Aizza Qureishi

Dentist  |  BDS

I graduated from Cardiff University in the United Kingdom in 2010. I relocated to Australia in 2014, and have since worked in practices in Western Australia and Victoria. I am passionate about providing high quality, ethical and pain-free dentistry in a gentle and caring manner to all patients. I especially find it rewarding working with nervous patients to overcome their dental fears. I have a special interest in minimally invasive aesthetic and restorative dentistry, while also focusing on preventative dentistry. I have a strong commitment to continuing education in order to keep abreast with the latest advances in dentistry, which has lead me to pursue a Master's degree in aesthetic dentistry at King's College London.

Alesha Tan

Alesha Tan

Oral Health Therapist  |  BOH

I graduated from Central Queensland University with a Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy. Being born and raised in the Territory, I love the tropics so I was keen to return here to practice upon completion of my degree. My aim is to ensure my patients have a comfortable experience and leave with the best clinical outcomes possible. In my spare time, I enjoy craft based activities such as origami and paper craft.

Brian Hallegua

Brian Hallegua

Hygienist  |  DOH

I graduated at the University of TAFE Adelaide in 2003. I have more than 12 years’ experience in the dental industry. Having worked in rural areas like Rockhampton and urban areas like Sydney and Perth before moving to Darwin. I look out for my patients comfort and am known for my gentle touch. On a personal note, I enjoy travelling and I have a passion for languages.

Damian Lavery

Damian Lavery

Dentist  |  BDSc

Dr Lavery graduated from the University of Queensland as a dentist in 1997. Working as a general dentist since graduating, Dr Lavery has gained experience in public and private practice and has enjoyed applying himself to most aspects of dentistry, with a particular interest in orthodontics, Invisalign®, cosmetic dentistry, and CAD (Computer Aided Design) / CAM (Computer Aided Manufacture) dental techniques including ceramic (Cerec) restoration. Dr Lavery has been providing a mix of general dental and orthodontic treatment in Brisbane, Regional Queensland and Darwin practices. Dr Lavery is married with two young children and enjoys spending time at the beach when time allows.

David Gordon

David Gordon

Dentist  |  BDSc (Hons), BDS

I graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1997, with a Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours). I am the longest serving member of National Dental Care team at Absolute Dentistry, and have cultivated exceptional skills in this time, having experienced a wide array of dental procedures. My passion lies in caring for my patients; I pride myself on my ability to treat anxious patients with understanding and a friendly manner. In my spare time, I love to play the piano.

Gloria Vergara

Gloria Vergara

Hygienist  |  DOH

I was an overseas dental practitioner and moved to Adelaide in 2012 to complete my studies. I have been in the dental industry for over a decade. I am patient and understanding with all patients and their dental fears. I am very gentle and passionate in my job to educate patients about good oral health. In my spare time, I love gardening and playing badminton with my children.

James Min

James Min

Lead Dentist  |  BDS

Dr James Min completed his Bachelor of Medical Science and Bachelor of Dentistry from the University of Sydney. After making the move to Darwin in 2013, James has serviced the NT for almost 5 years and has formed a great reputation and is highly sought after. He takes tremendous pride in his work as he provides treatment to all of his patients in a conservative and meticulous manner. National Dental Care Darwin is very pleased to engage his services and join our team. Dr James is always keen to expand his knowledge and enjoys learning to use new equipment and technology. Whilst enjoying all facets of general dentistry, James has a keen interest in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, prosthodontics and oral medicine. James has a goal of making your visit to our dental surgery, a relaxing and comfortable experience whilst walking away with a smile. During his spare time, James enjoys travelling, DIY projects, car enthusiast and sports.

Kristina Thai

Kristina Thai

Dentist  |  BDS

I obtained my Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2014 from James Cook University Cairns. I was previously working in Mackay, Queensland for 3 years before moving here to Darwin. I believe in providing the best care possible for my patients and enjoy practicing all aspects of general dentistry with a special interest in restorative dentistry and oral surgery. I am committed to continuing my professional development and am currently pursuing a Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

About Us

National Dental Care, Darwin encourages patients to take responsibility for their dental health. We will help you formulate a long-term plan to maintain good oral health for a lifetime. The underpinning philosophy of the practice is to encourage the maintenance of good health through preventative dentistry and active dental health promotion. This requires a personal approach for each individual situation, but in every case, we aim to eliminate the two most common dental diseases, decay and gum disease. Our qualified team of dentists and hygienists consider themselves your partner in maintaining high quality oral health that will last a lifetime. We have been caring for Darwin and Palmerston communities for well over 25 years, with a reputation for providing gentle and caring dental services in a relaxed, professional and friendly environment. Street parking is available outside, with a bus stop in front of the building.

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