National Dental Care West Lakes has proudly offered professional and friendly dental care for over 35 years to the local community of West Lakes and the western suburbs of Adelaide. Our philosophy is one of prevention, maintenance and provision of high quality treatment to ensure long-term oral health. We believe that people should keep their teeth for a lifetime and this is reflected in the way we approach our role as providers of dental care.
Founded in 2013, National Dental Care is an Australia-wide network of dental practices providing Australians with first-class dental care and services, underpinned by a strong culture of ongoing training and clinical improvement.
Our dentists, therapists, and hygienists are highly qualified and experienced, our practices relaxed and professional, and our equipment and technology are state-of-the-art.
I graduated from the Gilles Plains College of TAFE in 1986 with a Diploma of Dental Hygiene. Since then, I have worked with many different dentists including Dr Durgood in Renmark, Dr Stanbeuicius, Dr Vagrona, and locum work with Dr Hobby and Dr Thomas. As a school student I always had an interest in science and health, and this led to an interest in dentistry in later years.
I practice general dentistry and spend the majority of my time in a clinical setting. I am pleased to be part of a dental practice which maintains a high standard of dental care, and keeps up to date with the latest technology for our patients to benefit from. I work hard to be gentle yet thorough, and enjoy chatting with patients to make them feel comfortable.
In my spare time, I keep fit through walking and paddle boarding, and enjoy dining out at Adelaide’s many wonderful restaurants. I also have an interest in growing fruit and vegetables, although not with a high degree of skill! I devote time to surf life saving with the Henley Community Garden.
A graduate of the University of Adelaide, Sasha is a conscientious and compassionate dentist who engages with her patients to deliver the highest standard of care. She believes in treating her patients with the care and comfort she would her own family and wants to help her patients achieve their best oral health and feel good about their smiles.
She frequently attends professional development courses to keep up to date with current advances in dental procedures and technology. Sasha is planning on a long term career with us for the benefit of our patients and her own professional development.
Her interests outside of dentistry include cooking, sewing and crochet, running, travel, and walking some of the beautiful trails in parks around our city. Sasha’s friendly demeanour, integrity and gentle approach makes her a valued asset for National Dental Care, West Lakes.
Julie McDonald is one of our friendly Dental Hygienists. She graduated from TAFE SA - Advanced Diploma of Oral Health in 2007. She has over 20 years experience in the dental field with a special interest in periodontal disease management from working 4 years in a periodontal practice.
She values the importance of good oral hygiene and its relationship between healthy mouth healthy body. Also a strong belief prevention is better than cure and will work closely with you and your dentist to provide you with up-to-date knowledge and technology to achieve your best dental outcome.
Julie is loving being part of our friendly team ( and fantastic view) providing you with a relaxing and enjoyable dental visit.
Outside of work you may see her canoeing on the lake or taking a walk. She will chat about almost anything from footy to what’s on at the theatre. She can’t wait to meet you or see you again for a relaxing clean.
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I graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Kings College London in 2009, following this I completed the Royal College of Surgeons Membership Examinations. Additionally I have completed a Masters program in Dental Implantology from the University of Bristol.
During my career I have worked in a variety of clinical settings including Oral and Maxillofacial departments in UK Hospitals where I gained an interest in oral surgery as well as working in General Practice. I have been involved in the clinical teaching of dental students at the Royal London Hospital. I have also had experience in healthcare regulation.
I moved to Australia in 2016 and have found Adelaide to be a welcoming new home! In my spare time I enjoy swimming, snorkelling and drawing.
Dr Veena Jain is an energetic and caring dentist with over 10 years of experience in dentistry. Dr Jain graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2008 and she also holds a Master’s degree in Health Sciences form the University of Western Sydney. Her warm and caring nature helps many of her patients to feel comfortable and at ease.
Dr Jain’s interested in a conservative and preventative approach to dentistry for both adults and children. She takes part in continuing her education to remain up to date on the latest techniques for providing a high level of care.
Dr Jain shares a strong passion for commitment to excellence, care and innovation, offering our patients gentle dentistry with a holistic approach.