Alstonville Family Dental

Meet The Team

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Principal Dentist

Dr Justin Pakin

Dr Justin Pakin moved to the Northern Rivers in 2010 and joined the Maven Dental Plateau as an associate dentist. Justin has now moved to our Alstonville Family Dental practice as the principal dentist. Dr Pakin graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) before going on to complete his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2002 at Adelaide University. Prior to joining the Alstonville practice, he worked for 8 years in general practice in Melbourne, gaining extensive knowledge and skills.

When treating patients, Dr Pakin embodies a holistic approach and focuses on developing strong…

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Dr Justin Pakin moved to the Northern Rivers in 2010 and joined the Maven Dental Plateau as an associate dentist. Justin has now moved to our Alstonville Family Dental practice as the principal dentist. Dr Pakin graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) before going on to complete his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2002 at Adelaide University. Prior to joining the Alstonville practice, he worked for 8 years in general practice in Melbourne, gaining extensive knowledge and skills.

When treating patients, Dr Pakin embodies a holistic approach and focuses on developing strong connections with his patients to better understand their dental needs and concerns. He also has a great interest in working with anxious patients, going above and beyond to provide a positive experience to help them feel comfortable during their dental visits. From a clinical perspective, Dr Pakin has a special interest in cosmetic improvements including veneers and bonding.

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Dentist

Dr Kara Everingham

Dr Kara Everingham is a passionate and caring dentist who enjoys researching new and innovative ways to improve her patient’s experience. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry but she has a keen interest in restorative dentistry and extractions.

After completing her Bachelor of Science (majoring in Biomedical Science) at the University of Queensland in 2009, Kara spent some time travelling and working in different health fields before undertaking and completing her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Sydney. During her time at USyd, she had a short stint at Ballina Community Dental Clinic before graduation where she was…

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Dr Kara Everingham is a passionate and caring dentist who enjoys researching new and innovative ways to improve her patient’s experience. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry but she has a keen interest in restorative dentistry and extractions.

After completing her Bachelor of Science (majoring in Biomedical Science) at the University of Queensland in 2009, Kara spent some time travelling and working in different health fields before undertaking and completing her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Sydney. During her time at USyd, she had a short stint at Ballina Community Dental Clinic before graduation where she was awarded the Richard Belitho Bush Memorial Prize for her outstanding performance in all theory components of her degree. Kara then spent several years working in private practice in Sydney’s North Shore and on the Central Coast before moving to the Northern Rivers in early 2018 and joining the team at Alstonville Family Dental.

Dr Everingham is a member of the ADA and regularly attends the North Coast Division Meetings. Kara is constantly seeking opportunities to improve her knowledge and skills to provide high quality care for her patients. She actively participates in courses and conferences across the country and plans in the immediate future to undertake courses in aesthetic anterior composites and complex root canal treatment.

Away from Alstonville Family Dental, Kara loves spending her time outdoors paddle boarding or doing pilates. She also enjoys visiting her Grandpa on his custard apple and cattle farm in Tullera on her days off. Kara is also a keen chef who enjoys challenging herself with new recipes and foods.

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Oral Health Therapist

Kate Stevenson

Joining the Alstonville Family Dental team in 2019, Kate Stevenson is a caring and gentle Oral Health Therapist that is committed to ensuring her patients feel comfortable. Kate has over 22 years of experience in the dental industry working in both public and private practice.

Kate studied at the University of Newcastle completing a Bachelor of Oral Health and a Graduate Diploma in Dental Therapy. She then continued her studies in Melbourne where she completed a graduate certificate in Dental Therapy (Advanced Clinical Practice).

Kate is one of a new breed of oral health therapists with an adult scope. She…

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Joining the Alstonville Family Dental team in 2019, Kate Stevenson is a caring and gentle Oral Health Therapist that is committed to ensuring her patients feel comfortable. Kate has over 22 years of experience in the dental industry working in both public and private practice.

Kate studied at the University of Newcastle completing a Bachelor of Oral Health and a Graduate Diploma in Dental Therapy. She then continued her studies in Melbourne where she completed a graduate certificate in Dental Therapy (Advanced Clinical Practice).

Kate is one of a new breed of oral health therapists with an adult scope. She enjoys educating her patients about the importance of dental health and developing strategies to help them maintain their oral health. She is also interested in orthodontic procedures and is continuing her development through her studies.

Away from Alstonville Family Dental, Kate loves spending time outdoors with her young family bike riding, at the skate park, walking their dog, swimming and surfing. You can also find her at the gym weightlifting or doing CrossFit.

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Dental Assistant

Samantha Nicholls

Joining the team at Alstonville Family Dental in 2017, Samantha Nicholls is just one of the friendly faces you’ll see when you arrive at Alstonville Family Dental.

Samantha has almost 10 years’ experience working in private practices across the Northern Rivers as both a receptionist and dental assistant. She has completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting and has plans to keep advancing her knowledge with a Certificate IV in the future.

Samantha loves helping our clinical team treat our patients. She enjoys assisting in oral surgery cases and relishes the chance to learn from our clinicians.

Away from the practice Samantha enjoys keeping fit, and catching up with her family and friends.

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Dental Assistant

Alicia Beale

Alicia Beale joined the team at Alstonville Family Dental in early 2016. Alicia is a determined and passionate dental assistant that has plans to advance her studies in dental nursing in the future. She enjoys assisting our team of clinicians with orthodontics and quick extractions.

After completing her HSC at Byron Bay High School, Alicia quickly started at the practice in February 2016 in Sterilisation before graduating to dental assistant in June. She is passionate about helping every patient that walks through the doors and enjoys interacting with new people on a daily basis.

Away from Alstonville Family Dental Alicia spends her time listening to music, playing sport and sewing. She also does bible volunteer work as a Jehovah’s Witness.

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Dental Assistant

Krista Mooney-Smith

Joining the team at Alstonville Family Dental mid-2016 Krista Mooney-smith enjoys the challenges of being a dental assistant and helping our clinicians with surgical procedures.

After completing her School Certificate at Richmond River High, Krista moved into the hospitality industry. She completed her Certificate I, II and III in Hospitality and worked across the country at various venues before joining Alstonville Family Dental. Krista has completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting with plans to complete her Certificate IV in the near future.

Away from the practice she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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Receptionist

Katrina Martin

Katrina Martin is the first face you see when you walk through the Alstonville Family Dental doors. Joining the team at the start of 2018, she loves meeting and greeting patients and helping with all their booking requirements.

Katrina’s previous positions with Woolworths, IGA and Sunnybrand has provided her with extensive customer service experience. At Alstonville Family Dental, she now loves the challenge of learning all about the clinical practices on offer at the practice.

Away from Alstonville Family Dental she enjoys spending quality time with her two children, family and friends. She also loves relaxing at the beach and adventuring in the outdoors.