Your Team - National Dental Care

Dr. Robert Dewhurst

Dentist  |  B.D.S. (Syd) Dip Clin Dent (Implants)

Born and raised in Armidale, I chose to study dentistry at the University of Sydney, where I completed a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and a Diploma of Clinical Dentistry (Implants). Since then, I have grown in passion for exploring the way teeth and oral structures relate to overall body well being.

This passion has taken me all over the world, pursuing what I see as a lifelong journey of finding answers. I have studied the latest philosophies and research on sleep medicine, headaches, jaw joint pain and dysfunction, and orthodontics and facial development, as well as reconstructive dentistry and Implants.

Today, I am a credited senior lecturer of the International Association of Orthodontics and am an active member in numerous associations and societies, as well as practicing dentistry with the National Dental Care team.

I love spending my spare time with my four sons, and applying my desire for perfection to a love of archery.

Dr. Faraz Hedayat Seresht

Dentist  |  DDS

I have completed many post graduate courses and have wide experience in general dentistry with a particular interest in oral surgery and implants. Before migrating to Australia and completing my Australian registration requirements, I worked in my own practice for 14 years. I have an interest in soccer and have two children. I look forward to meeting new patients and experiencing my first Armidale winter!

Elizabeth Baker

Oral Health Therapist  |  BA BOH

Originally from Sydney, I moved to Armidale to complete a Bachelor of English Literature at the University of New England in as an internal student at Earle Page College. Upon completing this, I returned to Sydney and decided to change my career path to dentistry! I completed a Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Sydney and am very excited to return to Armidale and meet and connect with my new patients as part of the National Dental Care team!

Carol Chambers

Dental Therapist  |  Dip Dent Th, Grad Dip OHP

I have been working as a Dental Therapist since 1980, and have enjoyed every part. I worked in the Hunter New England Area Health Service and Aboriginal Medical Service in Armidale, before joining the National Dental Care team at Dewhurst Dental Practice in 2008.

Since then, I have flourished in my role as their Dental Therapist and am heavily involved in the treatment of early orthodontic intervention. I am highly trained in the specialty of Oral Facial Myology, and have been seeing amazing results with my unique and gentle treatments.

I really enjoy managing children’s fears of dentistry and successfully turning them into happy cooperative patients.

I love my sports, especially when my daughter and son play. I also love to read, but spending time with my family is definitely my favourite hobby!

Gary Chung

Oral Health Therapist

Gary graduated from a Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Sydney in 2012. As an Oral Health Therapist, he is qualified to perform treatment as both a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist.

Gary has spent the past 3 years establishing his career in Sydney but has decided to make a change from the hustle bustle of Sydney. With his kind nature and gentle approach patients will feel at ease, allowing for a positive dental experience. He strongly believes in prevention and tailors patients’ treatments to the individual.

In his spare time, Gary enjoys living an active lifestyle at the gym and crossfit. One of his favourite past times is spending quality time with his friends, family and Alfie (Gary’s pembroke Corgi).

Thao Nguyen

Oral Health Therapist  |  BOH (Syd Uni)

Thao graduated from Bachelor of Medical Science at University of Technology, Sydney in 2011 and from Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Sydney in 2015. After finishing her studies in Oral Health, she was selected to participate in the graduate program which focused on the delivery of preventative dental services and creating oral health programs to rural Aboriginal communities. As a result, she was placed in Inverell where she has since established a close relationship with the community and growth fond of the country life so has decided to remain.

Outside of dentistry she enjoys travelling, photography and spending time with friends and family.

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