Our practitioners are all highly trained in Australia and the UK. We seek to provide treatment that is suitable for your needs. Services offered are listed here. Whether you need something specific, or would like to develop a personalised treatment plan, we take the time to examine thoroughly, consider your goals and work together with you to achieve better oral health and well-being.
Dr. Scott Cooper
B.D.Sc. University of Queensland
You may be one of the many people to have known Scott since the 90’s, seen the curly hair and gotten to know his taste in music and his jokes.
If you are one of his many loyal patients, we know you keep coming back to see him because he genuinely cares for his patients and delivers honest quality work; you know he is generous and kind; and just maybe… you like his music!
Scott trained at the University of Queensland, and worked in private practice in Tasmania before choosing to make the Central Coast home, with his wife and 3 sons. Scott began working in the practice from 1993, eventually becoming partner alongside Dr Andrew Moran and the late Dr Ewen Gault (both of whom retired from the practice in 2009). He has held the position of treasurer for the Australian Dental Association (ADA) Central Coast division for 10 years and encourages his colleagues to grow through continuing education. He is also a fellow of the Pierre Fouchard Academy. Scott has previously done dental volunteer work in the Northern Territory and more recently provided dental support for the U20 National Basketball Championships.
A highly experienced and respected practitioner; Scott’s easy going and jovial nature has put many a patient at ease. Scott also offers dental treatment under general anaesthesia at Berkeley Vale Private Hospital for those who are anxious or have special needs.
When Scott isn’t at work, he loves to be outdoors – whether it be a spot of fishing, a game of golf, hiking, biking or skiing. He also loves good food and wine. He won’t tell you his secret fishing spot but Tasmania Currawong Lakes is one place he would visit again.
Dr. Jeanne Chong
B.D.S. Sydney University
Jeanne is known for being somewhat of a kid whisperer by her colleagues. Perhaps this started with the influence of her own dentist A/Prof Richard Widmer when she was growing up, that going to the dentist was meant to be fun – riding up and down in the dental chair, nicknames, stickers and colouring in your teeth to get the bugs out. Such a different experience to the generations before that.
Jeanne loves to see the confidence of her young dental patients grow in accepting the dental environment. She is able to treat your children under relative analgesia (happy gas) if required, with your consent. She loves seeing her patients’ smiles (and their relieved parents!) when necessary dental treatment plans are completed.
Having joined the practice in 2002, many of her young patients from that time are now working and grown up – and still coming back (even if they live in Sydney)! Jeanne’s experience is not limited to treating young kids, and can offer services, including and not limited to restorations, cosmetic dentistry, bridgework, dentures, implants and some wisdom teeth extractions on case selection.
Jeanne trained at the University of Sydney, graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2001. Prior to Dentistry, Jeanne travelled to Cairo, Egypt as a youth representative with an Australian Delegation to a United Nations Conference. Jeanne also spent 2 years studying Computing Science and Arts/Law at University of Technology, Sydney. In 2004, Jeanne became a partner of the practice. Her background has been an asset to clinical and business administration. Jeanne has also done dental volunteer work in Cambodia and Bolivia –extracting teeth under village conditions with a limited set of instruments!
Jeanne is married and has 2 young girls. She also loves cake decorating, travelling and skiing, good food and wine. Hard to find the time for these interests as a parent of young kids, so happy to settle for a good cup of coffee when there is a chance for time out!
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Dr. Suzette Tabucanon
BDent., BMedSc. (Hons) Sydney Uni.
If you had been a guest at Suzette’s wedding in February 2017, you would have been amazed at how many staff both past and present, Suzette has stayed in touch with. It is a testament to Suzette’s kind and friendly heart that makes lasting connections.
It is this kind heart that patients will testify to – her gentleness, sensitivity, patience and encouragement in the dental chair. It has calmed many a patient. Suzette always delivers treatment to a high standard of proficiency and care. It is no surprise to us that when Suzette graduated from the University of Sydney in 2007 with a Bachelors in Dentistry, she was also awarded the Brigadier Gordon Rowell Prize with proficiency in preventative dentistry. She also graduated with honours in her undergraduate studies in Medical Science. Suzette enjoys improving her knowledge with continuing education to provide patients with recent advances in treatment.
Suzette’s first child Polly is a beloved teacup poodle, and she has many a story to tell about her. Her firstborn son, Beau, is the newest member of the family and a joy to her and her husband. Suzette enjoys spending time with her extended family, watching cooking shows and trying out new recipes.
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Dr. Alastair Brown
BDS Newcastle University (UK)
Like many a Brit, Alastair completed his tertiary training (in 2008), worked for a short time in the UK and then sought the opportunity to come to Australia and enjoy our weather! (You probably already know how this story goes …) We gave Alastair a job in 2011, and he’s never looked back. To our delight, he met a beautiful girl on the Coast, and they live in Terrigal with their 2 young daughters.
Over the last 7 years, Alastair has built a loyal patient base. His friendly nature puts people at ease. Alastair is very down to earth and approachable. Coupled with excellent dental knowledge and broad life experience, Alastair provides sound treatment planning, excellence in clinical dentistry, maturity and good communication skills. Alastair offers a wide range of general dental services including but not limited to restorations, extractions, cosmetic dentistry, bridgework and implants. He is currently updating his orthodontic training to start Invisalign cases in 2019.
Outside of work, Ally enjoys snowboarding, skiing and triathlons. He is a keen morning exerciser at Terrigal to prevent the DAD bod, and also loves a bit of DIY and spending time with his family.
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Dr. Caitlin Crowley
BDentSc, Charles Sturt University
When you first meet Caitlin, it’s easy to warm to her friendly and kind nature. Having grown up in Bathurst, she brings along with her, strong values for family and community. When she gets the chance to – she loves to catch up with her family and close friends, whether around the coast, in Sydney or back in Bathurst.
Caitlin worked in the dental industry for over 10 years, and did dental volunteer work in Cambodia, all while completing her degree in dentistry at Charles Sturt University. Here, Caitlin achieved numerous academic and clinical awards including the ADA (NSW Branch) Prize for the Highest Academic and Clinical Achievement and the Colgate Prize for the Best Overall Performance. Caitlin is also a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA). Caitlin is a well-rounded clinician and offers a high standard of care for various services, with particular interest in extractions, root canal treatment, aesthetic restorations and looking after children and anxious patients. Caitlin improves her knowledge by attending continuing education courses and is a strong believer in the importance of oral health for maintaining a happy and healthy lifestyle.
Caitlin loves running; she did her first half marathon about 2 years ago and plans to complete a few more! She also plays soccer on the weekends for a local club and when she can, enjoys exploring the sites of the Central Coast and trying out the local cafes.
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B.O.H. University of Newcastle, Hygienist
If you haven’t seen Lana at our practice before, chances are, you may have met her in some other context. Lana is a true Coastie, having grown up and schooled in the area. She first came to our practice for high school work experience in 1999 and continued on as a dental nurse. Lana went on to pursue and complete her Bachelor of Oral Hygiene in 2008 and since, continued working for us, becoming the practice’s first hygienist! Lana’s determination and hard work has helped her to achieve this. Support and good relationships with many in our dental team, has always drawn Lana back to working for our practice.
Lana has always possessed a strong work ethic. This is demonstrated by the enthusiasm she has to not only treat and care for patients in the clinical setting, but to also teach upcoming Dental Assistants at TAFE. Thus, Lana keeps up to date with what is current in infection control standards and in the treatments for oral health. Respected by colleagues and students, we have appreciated her knowledge in this area for staff training days.
As a hygienist, Lana has a keen interest in the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease (gum disease). Under the training and mentoring of the late Associate Prof Dr Braham Pearlman, Lana was taught to appreciate the benefits of high standards in clinical care and prevention. Her attention to detail ensures that patients are satisfied with the outcome. Lana is also able to provide oral hygiene instruction, scaling and root planing, fissure sealants, tooth whitening and mouth guards.
Lana would love to visit her extended family in Italy but first would like to be fluent in Italian. In her free time Lana is learning sign language with her 3 sons. She enjoys boating and fishing and would love to get out on the water a bit more. However, she’s more often found maintaining the family’s local hobby farm with her husband, with its various animals and machinery.
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