Your Team - National Dental Care

Dr. Darren Ringelstein

Dentist  |  BDSc (Hon)

After graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) in 1988, I travelled overseas, living, studying and working in the UK and Germany.

I have been the ‘team dentist’ of many of Australia’s premier sporting teams, including the Australian Rugby Union Wallabies, the Queensland Reds Rugby Union team, Brisbane Broncos Rugby League team and the Queensland Reds Rugby Union College. I have also cared for players from the Australian Cricket team, Queensland Bulls Cricket team and touring International Rugby teams. I am currently a member of the Australian Dental Association, the Federation of Dentistry International, the Prosthodontic Society of Australia, the Aesthetic Dental Society, the Implant Society, the Cadmus Study Group and am a Fellow of the Academy of Sports Dentistry.

I am dually registered with the Dental Board of Australia and the General Dental Council of the United Kingdom. On top of this, I am the founder of Algester Dental and our primary dentist. I am married and have three children, who keep me very busy on my days off!

Dr. Francine Jaeger

Dentist  |  BDSc

I obtained a Bachelor in Dental Science in 2004 from one of the most renowned universities in Brazil—the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria. I gained six years experience in a private practice in Brazil, before moving to Bendigo in Victoria in 2010 with my husband. I practiced at the Bendigo Health Hospital until 2013, and I joined the Algester Dental team in 2014. I am currently a member of the Australian Dental Association and attend Continuing Professional courses.

Nancy Waine

Dental Hygienist  |  B.App.H.Sc (Oral Health)

I have been involved in the dental industry for many years before graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Applied Health Science in Oral Health.

I pride myself in providing friendly and comfortable treatment for my patients. I believe that the preventive side of dentistry is so important and my main focus is to take time with each patient to help them improve and maintain their teeth for life.

In my spare time I enjoy boating, yoga and spending time with family and friends.

Jason Tarca

Oral Health Therapist  |  BOH

I graduated from the University of Queensland in 2012 with a Bachelor of Oral Health. Since then, I have gained valuable experience working as an oral health therapist in a busy rural dental practice at Ayr, in North Queensland. This enabled me to attend to the needs of a large variety of patients focusing on preventative care and treatment / management of gum disease. I enjoy exercise and going to the gym whilst also becoming more accomplished in playing modern piano and guitar.

Marianna Makras

Hygienist  |  BOH

After working as a Dental Assistant for 6 years I decided to become a Dental Hygienist. I completed my Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Newcastle NSW, and have loved being a Hygienist since 2009. I have worked in Sydney and Brisbane, and I am now settled in Brisbane with my husband and 2 young children who keep me very busy when I’m not at work.

I take Dental hygiene and health very seriously. Providing professional, quality and gentle care to my patients is my number one goal.

Dr. Carolyn Hobson

Dentist  |  B.D.Sc. (Qld) (Hons)

I graduated from University of Queensland in 1989 with Honours and am a member of the Australian Dental Association. Following graduation I worked for 10 years in the Bundaberg / Gayndah and Monto regions in both Government and private practice.

Since returning to Brisbane in 2000, I have worked in both private and Government clinics and joined the Market Square Dental Team in 2014.

I have experience in children’s dentistry, happy gas, general dentistry and constantly update my skills and knowledge by continuing education courses in Australia and overseas.

Growing up, I had the fortunate experience to live in many places across Australia. I enjoy watching and being an “armchair” expert on many sports and with 4 children I am also busy with gymnastics, soccer, swimming, music and learner drivers!

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