Taree Staff

Kempsey Dentist, Taree Dentist
Lynette Porter

Practice Manager

Lyn has worked in the practice for over 30 years, first for Dr Charles Everigham and now for Dr Phani Prakhya. Service with a smile is her pulse.

As our main receptionist, most of the times your first contact is with her and we know she will make you feel welcome and comfortable with her warm and amicable persona. Her professional commitment and loyalty to the practice combined with well tailored and flawless patients' care, truly makes her our biggest asset.

 

Lyn is a great team leader and trust worthy colleague whose services are highly valued. Her experience takes the lime light when it comes to dealing, with confidence and assurance, any queries you may have regarding your treatment.

Get to know her more, and what she does outside work....

Kempsey Dentist, Taree Dentist
Ellen Gassmann

Senior Dental Nurse

Ellen worked in the dental industry for many years while living in Sydney and took a break to raise her family. Lucky for us, she decided to return to dental nursing after 20 years and joined our practice in 2019.

Always wearing her sweetest smile, she makes you feel very relaxed while in the dental chair with her warm gentleness. Her natural caring nature enables her shower incomparable empathy and show dedication towards high quality, personalized pateints' care and service. With her knowledge and experience in the field, she is able to answer any questions you may have, efficiently. 

 

Ellen is married to Peter and has two young sons, Isaac and Joseph. In her spare time she loves spending time with family, playing with her pugs, gardening, painting and horse riding.

Kempsey Dentist, Taree Dentist
Sarah Darby

Dental Nurse

Sarah joined our practice in 2018. With no experience in dental industry but willingness to learn, soon she became a very efficient dental nurse. 

Her lovely smile and gentle nature will make you feel as comfortable as one can be in the dental chair. Having come from a nursing environment, she ensures your comfort is given the first priority and provides excellent patient care.

Sarah and her partner Matt have been recently blessed with a beautiful baby girl  Avah, who is nearly a year now. Apart from being a busy new mum, she enjoys swimming with her baby and going out in Matt's boat. She also loves camping, going for walks with Avah and spending time with family and friends.

Kempsey Dentist, Taree Dentist
Tori Mellor-Hamilton

Dental Nurse

Tori has joined our team in 2019. She loves working in the health industry and enjoys making people feel welcome and pleasant. Being a real team player, she sooner attained growing trust among her colleagues through her committed professionalism.

Coming from a background in aged care, she is more than capable of helping our patients overcome their fears in the dental chair.​ She is compassionate, thoughtful and her kind nature allows patients to feel comfortable during procedures.

She gives high importance to family and friends. Along with her partner Aaron, she is the proud mother of two gorgeous and very active boys Chaise and Coby. Third time lucky, she is going to deliver a baby girl too later this year. Apart from being a busy mum, Tori loves camping, playing some sport and binge watching her favourite TV series on Netflix.

Kempsey Dentist, Taree Dentist
Joseph Gassmann

Dental Nurse

After having some work experience at the practice, Joseph liked the profession and chose to start his career as a dental nurse. He joined our work family in late 2019.

Being naturally a sensitive person, he is very gentle in providing the appropriate patient care at all times. His quick learning abilities made him become an efficient dental nurse within no time and is now fully capable of assisting the dentist and patients very efficiently. His well mannered behaviour adds charisma to the work he does.

During his spare time, Joseph enjoys hanging out with family and friends, spending time in the outdoors, cooking and eating good food and loves listening to music. He also likes visiting the elderly, hearing their stories and learning new things from them.