Local staff, living locally

Limestone Coast Dental is locally owned and we employ and train locals.

We have several local professionals  - 2 of our Dentists grew up in the region and our 2 Hygienists are also from Mount Gambier. Plus we have 3 additional dentists who have all moved into the region.

Unlike many places we do not employ Fly-in or Drive-in staff as we believe that the best way to provide care for the community is to be involved with the community.

All of our Nursing and Reception staff are locals who have been trained in-house or they go to tertiary education to receive their official qualifications.

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Dr Helen Heaver , Principal Dentist

Dr Heaver has been practicing dentistry for over 22 years.

Initially, as a graduate, working in North Adelaide for more than nine years before moving back to Mount Gambier to practice at Ferrers Dental Surgery.

Upon becoming sole principal in 2012, began working on a dream to open a purpose built dental facility to better reflect the quality of dental care delivered by her team and to meet the growing demands of the community.

The move to Limestone Coast Dental came to fruition in November 2015, and although early days the transition has been rewarding.

Dr Heaver has continued her post graduate studies over the years to maintain and advance her dental skills. In 2000 Dr Heaver completed her Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry and in 2002 became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons.

Dr Heaver is an active member of the Australian Dental Association and past clinical tutor at the Adelaide Dental Hospital.

Dr Heaver enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and strives to provide the best service to all her patients to meet their needs.

Being able to plan total dental treatment and coming up with solutions to complex dental problems is something she enjoys.

Dr Heaver always aims to provide gentle and pain free dental treatment and looks for a holistic approach to dental care, as dental health can impact on general health and well-being.

Out of the surgery, Dr Heaver enjoys participating in various running events and is a strong supporter of Parkrun as a free event to promote community participation and general health.

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Jane Bond, Dental Hygienist

Jane is committed to providing a positive dental experience in a gentle, caring and compassionate manner.

Jane graduated in 1989 with a Diploma of Dental Therapy, dux of her class and winning the Helen Boundy Memorial Award for Excellence.

She started working for the School Dental Service and also returned to tertiary studied to complete a Diploma in Dental Hygiene in 1995.

Jane commenced work at Ferrers Dental (now Limestone Coast Dental) in 1995.

Jane is committed to continuing professional development, particularly in areas related to implant care and maintenance, control of gum disease, teeth whitening and preventative dental care.

She enjoys working closely with the dentists and support staff at Limestone Coast Dental to provide a seamless continuity of care for our patients.

Jane has done some volunteer work in Indonesia, providing dental health education to children there.

Jane grew up in Mount Gambier, completing both primary and secondary schooling before moving to Adelaide for tertiary studies. Returning with her husband to settle and enjoy raising 3 children in this beautiful region.

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Dr Aleisha Basset

Dr Bassett has been with Limestone Coast Dental since May 2017. Dr Bassett has a gentle approach to dental care and strives to make her patients feel at ease in the dental chair. Dr Bassett enjoys all areas of general dental practice and working with her patients to reach their goals and improve their overall health.

Dr Bassett completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery at The University of Adelaide where she received a scholarship and was awarded the Malcolm Joyner prize for outstanding academic results and strong leadership skills.

Outside of Dentistry Dr Bassett enjoys spending her time running, dancing as well as spending time with friends and family. 

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Dr Norman Sadick, Dentist

Dr. Sadick joined our practice in 2017. He grew up in Sydney, completed his studies in Adelaide and has spent time working in both city and country areas. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and understands patients’ anxiety about having treatment. He strives to create a relaxed atmosphere for anxious patients and tailoring treatment to meet patients’ needs. Outside of work he enjoys attending continuing education seminars and exploring the limestone coast area.

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Inge Potter, Oral Health Therapist

Inge is a dedicated therapist, passionate about the oral health of her patients and how this reflects on their overall health.  With a focus on education and personalised care tailored to the individual, Inge enjoys working on-on-one to improve and maintain oral health for those of all ages.

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Dr James Waters, Dentist

Dr Waters has a friendly, professional approach and enjoys working together with patients to achieve the best levels of oral health for each individual.

Dr Waters does his utmost to give every patient, including children and anxious patients, a positive experience when they attend.

Dr Waters holds a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide, where he graduated with awards for outstanding achievement and professional conduct.

Away from the dental chair, Dr Waters enjoys spending time with his family and attempting to garden.
 

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Dr Amir Hatami, Dentist

Dr Hatami is enthusiastic and passionate about all aspect of general dental practice and has a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry, Endodontics (root canal treatment) and Oral Surgery. Dr Hatami has also developed special interest in patient management, with focus on anxious and challenges of diagnosis, problem solving and creating a warm and friendly environment through patient interaction. Dr Hatami always strives to get patient satisfaction when delivering more than what they expected.

Dr Hatami holds a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide, where he achieved highest academic result in Endodontics.

Outside of his profession, Dr Hatami’s two main passions are photography and architecture/design, both of which have taken him to many amazing corners of world.

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