National Dental Care · SA

West Lakes

151 Brebner Drive West Lakes SA 5021

Preferred Providers

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We accept all major health funds!

Payment Plans

0% interest for 24 months

Opening Hours

monday 8.15am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 8.15am - 7.00pm
Wednesday 8.15am - 5.30pm
Thursday 8.15am - 5.30pm
friday 8.15am - 5.00pm
Saturday 8.30am - 12.30pm
sunday Closed

Languages Spoken

English Persian

More Information

  • Parking Available

Meet the Team

Our team at National Dental Care, West Lakes, is passionate in your oral health, which is important to your overall wellbeing. Our fantastic team of experience dentists and oral hygienists place patient care at the centre of all their work, with your comfort and wellbeing, as well as the quality of our treatments, being a high priority.

West Lakes

Our Dental Providers & Assistants

Andrew Chan

Dr Andrew Chan

Dentist ● MD BDS, FRACDS
Denise Jones

Denise Jones

Hygienist ● Assoc Dip DH
Dianne Travers

Dianne Travers

Hygienist ● BOH
Henry Gilkes

Dr Henry Gilkes

Dentist ● BDS
Madeleine Gilkes

Madeleine Gilkes

Oral Health Therapist ● BOH
Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford

Hygienist ● -
Rupa Mannan

Dr Rupa Mannan

Dentist ● BDS, MSc, MFDS, RCPSG, PGDip, ClinEd
Sasha McLean

Dr Sasha McLean

Dentist ● BDS
Siavash Taba

Dr Siavash Taba

Lead Dentist ● BDS, DDS
Andrew Chan

Andrew Chan

MD BDS, FRACDS

I am a dual trained dentist with both a medical and dental degree. I obtained my Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide in 2009, and went on to obtain Fellowship at the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons in 2013 and a Doctor of Medicine from Flinders University in 2017.I worked as a Doctor at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Royal Melbourne Hospital, and have held a teaching position at the University of Melbourne Dental School. I enjoy all aspects of general dentistry with a special interest in oral surgery, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry and treating patients with dental anxiety. In addition, I am also an accredited Invisalign provider. Outside of medicine and dentistry, I enjoy volunteer work, having undertaken volunteer work in Ghana, Northern Territory and Cambodia where I provided education, dental care and health awareness to under privileged members of the community. I am also the author/co-author of several research papers surrounding Advanced Oral Surgery.

Denise Jones

Denise Jones

Assoc Dip DH

I completed an Associate Diploma in Dental Hygiene at Adelaide TAFE in 1979, and have been working at National Dental Care ever since. I have continued to further my education by regularly attending association meetings, seminars, and taking Continuing Professional Development courses. I knew I wanted to be a dental assistant since I was 16 years old, and an interest in dental hygiene developed from there. I enjoy my current practice, thanks to a friendly team who get along well with one another. I love the long-standing regular patients we receive, and feel I have really gotten to know them and their families over the years. Our surgery also has a fantastic view! In my spare time I like to keep fit, spend time at my ‘shack’, travel, read, and be with family and friends.

Dianne Travers

Dianne Travers

  |  BOH

Coming Soon!

Henry Gilkes

Henry Gilkes

BDS

I graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1982.From 1982 through to 1983 I worked in Hounslow in the United Kingdom. I returned to Australia in 1984, when I worked in the community of Robe as a dentist, and at West Lakes Dental until 1989. In 1989 I became a managing partner at West Lakes, and have been here ever since! I have worked hard to become skilled in all aspects of general dental practice, whilst still maintaining a special interest in oral surgery and implantology. My ongoing education has included numerous courses to upskill in oral surgery, implantology, hypnosis, practice management and general dental clinical skills. I am currently the SA state chairman for the National Dental Foundation. I am also an active member of The Seattle Study Club, SA Osseointegration Society, the Australian Dental Association, and am registered with the Dental Board through AHPRA. I have been accredited with Admitting and Dental Surgical privileges at Western Hospital and accredited with Surgical Assistant privileges at Wakefield Hospital.

Madeleine Gilkes

Madeleine Gilkes

  |  BOH

I graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2012, with a Bachelor of Oral Health. Since then, I have regularly attended professional development lectures and courses to add to my education. I have been in practice working full time since graduating. I enjoy children’s dentistry as I believe the first few years of a child’s dental life are incredibly important and I like being a part of a positive experience. We have a friendly, warm practice that has an incredibly passionate team in which I am proud to be part of. I am also a member of the Australian and New Zealand Paediatric Dental Society, and make time to participate in the National Dental Foundations Dental Rescue Days.

Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford

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I graduated from the Gilles Plains College of TAFE in 1986 with a Diploma of Dental Hygiene. As a school student I always had an interest in science and health, and this led to an interest in dentistry in later years. I practice general dentistry and spend the majority of my time in a clinical setting. I am pleased to be part of a dental practice which maintains a high standard of dental care, and keeps up to date with the latest technology for our patients to benefit from. I work hard to be gentle yet thorough, and enjoy chatting with patients to make them feel comfortable. In my spare time, I keep fit through walking and paddle boarding, and enjoy dining out at Adelaide’s many wonderful restaurants. I also have an interest in growing fruit and vegetables, although not with a high degree of skill! I devote time to surf lifesaving with the Henley Community Garden.

Rupa Mannan

Rupa Mannan

BDS, MSc, MFDS, RCPSG, PGDip, ClinEd

I graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Kings College London in 2009, following this I completed the Royal College of Surgeons Membership Examinations. Additionally I have completed a Master’s program in Dental Implantology from the University of Bristol. During my career I have worked in a variety of clinical settings including Oral and Maxillofacial departments in UK Hospitals where I gained an interest in oral surgery as well as working in General Practice. I have been involved in the clinical teaching of dental students at the Royal London Hospital. I have also had experience in healthcare regulation. I moved to Australia in 2016 and have found Adelaide to be a welcoming new home! In my spare time I enjoy swimming, snorkelling and drawing.

Sasha McLean

Sasha McLean

BDS

A graduate of the University of Adelaide, Sasha is a conscientious and compassionate dentist who engages with her patients to deliver the highest standard of care. She believes in treating her patients with the care and comfort she would her own family and wants to help her patients achieve their best oral health and feel good about their smiles. She frequently attends professional development courses to keep up to date with current advances in dental procedures and technology. Sasha is planning on a long term career with us for the benefit of our patients and her own professional development. Her interests outside of dentistry include cooking, sewing and crochet, running, travel, and walking some of the beautiful trails in parks around our city. Sasha’s friendly demeanour, integrity and gentle approach makes her a valued asset for National Dental Care West Lakes.

Siavash Taba

Siavash Taba

BDS, DDS

Dr Taba graduated from Tehran University with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2014. He has practised general dentistry with passion and love since then. His priority is that his patients have a positive experience. He is a good listener and tries to find the patient’s genuine needs to address those concerns. His skills span across all aspects of general dentistry, particularly root canal treatments. After his post-graduate course in implantology in 2015, he started to provide dental implants for his patients too. He believes that digital dentistry is the future, and enjoys working in this field at West Lakes where they have state-of-the-art digital technology. When not working in dentistry or updating his dental knowledge, he enjoys writing short stories, reading novels and sometimes poems as well. He also enjoys exploring different restaurants, foods and wines.

About Us

Located in West Lakes, South Australia. National Dental Care, West Lakes, has offered professional and friendly dental care for over 35 years to the local community, in the western suburbs of Adelaide. At National Dental Care, West Lakes, our philosophy is one of prevention, maintenance and provision of high quality treatment to ensure long-term oral health. We believe that people should keep their teeth for a lifetime and this is reflected in the way we approach our role as providers of dental care. Your teeth and smile will be one of your greatest assets and so it is important that experienced dental professionals manage your dental wellbeing. Our highly skilled and qualified staff will provide you with comprehensive services whilst taking advantage of the latest dental technologies. At National Dental Care, West Lakes, you have access to a range of treatments, from general dental examinations right through to cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. We understand that our patients want their visit to the Dentist to be as comfortable and painless as possible. Parking is available at the practice.

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