Our Practitioners

Meet our team of dentists, dental hygienists and our friendly reception staff.

Dr Ryan Colthorpe
Dentist

Dr. Ryan Colthorpe

Dr Ryan Colthorpe completed his studies at Charles Sturt University, returning to establish his practice on the Central Coast. Ryan is committed to ongoing education …

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Dr Ned Restom
Principal Dentist

Dr. Ned Restom

Dr. Restom graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney in 2000, continuing his study and undertaking a Bachelor of Dentistry through the University of Sydney where he graduated in 2004.

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Dentist

Dr. Kyle Schaltz

Since moving to the Central Coast of New South Wales, Dr. Schaltz has been a valuable member of the team at Avoca Beach Dental, with particular interest in all areas of General Practice Dentistry.

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Dentist

Dr. David Argent

Dr. David Argent has over 30 years’ experience in private dental practice. Dr. Argent’s special interest is in the field of orthodontics, for both adults …

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Dr. Laura J Smit
Dentist

Dr. Laura Smit

Dr Smit is passionate about dentistry and improving people’s quality of life by helping them maintain healthy smiles. She uses modern techniques and the most up-to-date technology to help people feel at ease.

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Dr. Rosie McKernan
Dentist

Dr. Rosie McKernan

Rosie likes to make her patients feel at ease and feels that going to the Dentist should feel easy and relaxing, sort of like going to see your favourite hairdresser!

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Dentist

Dr. David Bassal

Dr. Bassal’s demeanour and gentle approach has enabled him to forge strong rapport with his clients providing an all-round exceptional dental experience.

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Dr. Caitlin Deveridge
Dentist

Dr. Caitlin Deveridge

Dr. Caitlin Deveridge has completed a Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons) from the University of New South Wales and a Doctor of Dental Medicine at …

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dr melissa licenblat sedationist
Sedationist

Dr. Melissa Licenblat

Dr Melissa Licenblat is a practicing Sedationist and dentist, delivering high quality aesthetic treatment helping patient’s overcome fear and anxiety to undergo necessary dental treatment.

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Lisa Bryant
Oral Health Therapist

Lisa Bryant

Lisa became an oral health therapist and she has always loved working with people and has a strong interest in health.

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Claudine Restom, General Manager
General Manager

Claudine Restom

Claudine Restom is the General Manager of Avoca Beach Dental and is responsible for future development, planning and overseeing the business.

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Dr Aaron Hardman
Prosthetist

Aaron Hardman

Aaron Hardman is a dental prosthetist with over 15 years experience in dental procedures.

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photo of Fiona Porteous smiling at practice reception desk
Practice Manager

Fiona Porteous

photo of Kristy smiling at reception
Receptionist

Kristy Williams

Dental Assistant

Tilly Waters

Dental Assistant

Bella Allanson