Your Team - National Dental Care

Dr. Peter Butcher

Dentist  |  BDS (Syd)

I graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Sydney in 1978, after which I came to Inverell to work for Dr Jim Auld and Dr Ian McKenna. I obtained my own practice in 1981, and have worked there ever since.

I have a special interest in minor oral surgery and restorative surgery, particularly in warn dentitions.

Dr. Michael Skilbeck

Dentist  |  B.Dent (Hon) (Syd)

I graduated from the University of Sydney in 2014 and moved to Inverell to take up a position at Armajun Aboriginal Health Service under the voluntary dental graduate year scheme. I sat and passed my primary exams for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 2015 and moved into Private Practice with NDC Inverell in 2016.

I have an interest in general restorative dentistry, endodontics, crown and bridge and orthodontics of which I am pursuing courses in.

In my spare time I enjoy travelling, hiking, soccer, cricket, rock climbing and reading.

Dr. Sheela Sampath

Dentist  |  BDS (India)

I graduated from Bangalore University with a bachelors in Dental Surgery and went on further to acquire MFD from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and a masters in dental biomaterials.

In the last 15 years, I have worked in different parts of the world and quite enjoy interacting with and exploring various cultures (not to speak of the pearly treasures I find in people’s mouths!). Inverell is my latest foray, having moved here almost a year ago and enjoying the hospitality of a small country town. My practice here has shown me contrasts with regard to how people here take care of their mouth/teeth and their high motivation, which is my goal as their dentist too.

The underlying paradigm of my practice is to maintain good health and function for my patients. To this end, my special interest lies in conserving and restoring teeth, ranging from aesthetic restorations and endodontics through to crowns, bridges and prosthesis. With dentistry getting more technologically intensive, I am looking to further enhance this by including technologies such as CAD/CAM into my ambit of services and skills.

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.

Dr Annette Humplik

Dentist  |  MDSc (Melb)

Dr Annette is a graduate twice from the University of Melbourne initially in 1989 and after 10 years of general practice, returned to studies completing a Master of Dental Science in Prosthodontics, 2000. Prosthodontics is the restoration/replacement of missing tooth/teeth with crowns, bridges, veneers, implants and dentures.

Following the completion of this qualification Annette worked in Saudi Arabia for 1 year and upon return to Australia established her own private Specialist Clinic for 10 years and worked part time for the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne for 15 years. Annette contributed to teaching at the University of Melbourne to undergraduate and postgraduate.

A tree change relocated Annette to the Northern Rivers and she has joined our team with near 30 years’ experience in General and Specialist Prosthodontic practice.

Annette enjoys living rurally and communing with the great outdoors.

Dr Zoe Commandeur

Dentist  |  B Dent (Syd)

I graduated with a Bachelor of Dentistry from the University of Sydney and am a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. I have worked as a general dentist in various community clinics and hospital specialist departments in Sydney for the past eight years. My main interests are restorative dentistry, dental care for medically compromised patients and preventative/minimal intervention dentistry. I keep up to date with current best practice by regularly attending continuing professional development courses and seminars. Outside of work I enjoy bushwalking and spending time with friends.

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