Hallett Cove Dental Surgery

Meet The Team

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Lead Dentist

Dr Shane Johnstone

Dr Shane Johnstone joined the Hallett Cove Dental Surgery team as lead Clinician in May 2021.

Dr Shane was raised in Tasmania and graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Hons) from the University of Adelaide in 2005.

Along with his time in the private sector, he has spent time at both the University of Adelaide and Griffith University as a senior lecturer, and working as the Director of Gold Coast Oral Health Services for a number of years until 2015.

His clinical interests include all aspects of contemporary general dentistry, and he greatly enjoys being able to place patients…

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Dr Shane Johnstone joined the Hallett Cove Dental Surgery team as lead Clinician in May 2021.

Dr Shane was raised in Tasmania and graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Hons) from the University of Adelaide in 2005.

Along with his time in the private sector, he has spent time at both the University of Adelaide and Griffith University as a senior lecturer, and working as the Director of Gold Coast Oral Health Services for a number of years until 2015.

His clinical interests include all aspects of contemporary general dentistry, and he greatly enjoys being able to place patients at ease, especially those that are particularly nervous at first.

Outside of work, Dr Shane can be found spending quality time with his family. Some of his hobbies include bushwalking and playing the piano, and he eagerly awaits the time when travel is again an option.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Sofia Tsavtaridis

Dr Sofia Tsavtaridis graduated from he University of Adelaide in 1994 with aa Bachelor of Dental Surgery. She has been an integral part of the Hallett Cove Dental family for over 20 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. Dr Sofia enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, and it is her aim to provide high quality dental care to achieve optimum oral health for all her patients. Dr Sofia has a particular interest in cosmetic, restorative, and prosthetic dentistry.

Dr Lauren Gill
Associate Dentist

Dr Lauren Gill

Dr. Lauren Gill joined Hallett Cove Dental Surgery as an associate dentist in 2017. After graduating from the University of Adelaide in 2013, Dr. Gill worked in a very busy dental clinic for three years in Mount Gambier, South Australia. While she loved her time working in the country, she is now settled back home in Adelaide.

Dr. Gill relishes practicing a wide range of general family dentistry including check-ups, cleans, fillings and crowns. However, she has a particular interest in removing tricky teeth and dental implants.

She is devoted to attending a variety of dental courses. Whilst working full-time,…

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Dr. Lauren Gill joined Hallett Cove Dental Surgery as an associate dentist in 2017. After graduating from the University of Adelaide in 2013, Dr. Gill worked in a very busy dental clinic for three years in Mount Gambier, South Australia. While she loved her time working in the country, she is now settled back home in Adelaide.

Dr. Gill relishes practicing a wide range of general family dentistry including check-ups, cleans, fillings and crowns. However, she has a particular interest in removing tricky teeth and dental implants.

She is devoted to attending a variety of dental courses. Whilst working full-time, Dr. Gill gained her Diploma of Membership of the Joint Faculties at The Royal College of Surgeons of England. She has also earned a Graduate Diploma of Dental Implantology from James Cook University.

Preferring appointments to be as relaxed and enjoyable as possible, Dr. Gill very much enjoys working with patients and talking with them so that they understand the treatment involved and can make informed decisions. She enjoys a close working relationship with nurses, therapists and other dental professionals.

Dr. Gill is a member of the Australian Dental Association and the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry.

When Dr. Gill is not working or attending dental courses interstate or overseas, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Laura Asenstorfer
Associate Dentist

Dr Laura Asenstorfer

Joining the team at Hallett Cove Dental in 2016, Dr Laura Asenstorfer is a passionate dentist that loves creating positive dental experiences and helping her patients overcome their dental anxiety.

Dr Asenstorfer didn’t always want to be a dentist. Like many young girls, Laura had dreams of becoming a professional ballerina when she was younger. After finding out she had knee problems Laura dentistry became her focus when her family dentist encouraged her to do work experience in his practice.

As a dentist, Laura loves all aspects of general dentistry. She is passionate about helping her patients achieve and maintain…

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Joining the team at Hallett Cove Dental in 2016, Dr Laura Asenstorfer is a passionate dentist that loves creating positive dental experiences and helping her patients overcome their dental anxiety.

Dr Asenstorfer didn’t always want to be a dentist. Like many young girls, Laura had dreams of becoming a professional ballerina when she was younger. After finding out she had knee problems Laura dentistry became her focus when her family dentist encouraged her to do work experience in his practice.

As a dentist, Laura loves all aspects of general dentistry. She is passionate about helping her patients achieve and maintain healthy teeth and mouth. She has a keen interest in endodontics, preventing and managing gum disease in her patients.

Away from the practice, Laura teaches ballet locally. She also loves reading good books and tending to all her plants.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Ruby Song

Completing her Bachelor of Dental Surgery at University of Adelaide, Dr Ruby Song has joined the Hallet Cove Dental team as a friendly associate dentist in 2022.

Dr Ruby thoroughly enjoys building strong relationships with her patients and strives to ensure that each patient in her care has a positive dental experience. It is through her caring and gentle demeanor that she can settle nervous patients and reduce dental anxiety during appointments.

Dr Ruby enjoys all aspects of general dental surgery and is passionate in supporting her patients in achieving a happy, healthy, confident smile.

Outside of dentistry, Dr Ruby…

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Completing her Bachelor of Dental Surgery at University of Adelaide, Dr Ruby Song has joined the Hallet Cove Dental team as a friendly associate dentist in 2022.

Dr Ruby thoroughly enjoys building strong relationships with her patients and strives to ensure that each patient in her care has a positive dental experience. It is through her caring and gentle demeanor that she can settle nervous patients and reduce dental anxiety during appointments.

Dr Ruby enjoys all aspects of general dental surgery and is passionate in supporting her patients in achieving a happy, healthy, confident smile.

Outside of dentistry, Dr Ruby enjoys cooking up a storm in the kitchen, baking sweet treats and spending quality time with her family and friends. She is also fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.

Dr Gurpreet Kaur Associate Dentist Hallet Cove Dental Surgery Adelaide
Associate Dentist

Dr Gurpreet Kaur

Dr Gurpreet Kaur perused her dream of being a dentist after graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences in India. After completing her studies, Dr Kaur practices as a general dentist in India for seven years before moving to Australia in 2015.

Once she settled in Australia, Dr Kaur undertook further studies so that her qualification as a dentist would be recognized in Australia.

Her real passion lies in providing the highest level of dental care for her patients in a warm and caring environment. She has a special knack for relaxing…

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Dr Gurpreet Kaur perused her dream of being a dentist after graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences in India. After completing her studies, Dr Kaur practices as a general dentist in India for seven years before moving to Australia in 2015.

Once she settled in Australia, Dr Kaur undertook further studies so that her qualification as a dentist would be recognized in Australia.

Her real passion lies in providing the highest level of dental care for her patients in a warm and caring environment. She has a special knack for relaxing nervous patients in the chair and finds changing the stigma around going to the dentist very fulfilling.

Dr Kaur provides dental care ranging from routine family checkups to more advanced treatments including root canals, crowns, and bridges. She particularly enjoys treating children and teaching them the importance of good dental habits, setting them up for a healthy mouth for life. Dr Kaur truly believes that there is nothing more satisfying than getting a patient out of pain and seeing a smile on their face 

Dr Kaur is committed to keeping up to date with continued professional development and regularly attends lectures and courses to ensure that her dental work is of the highest quality. She is also a member of the Australian Dental Association and is fluent in English, Hindi and Punjabi

Outside of the practice Dr Kaur enjoys spending quality time with her family, catching up with friends and traveling!

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Oral Health Therapist

Chloe Erasito

Chloe Erasito initially joined the team at Hallett Cove Dental as a dental assistant in 2008. Soon after, she developed a keen passion for dentistry which led her to pursue further studies and become an Oral Health Therapist (OHT).

Since graduating in 2015, she has been working alongside the Hallett Cove team as an OHT to ensure optimal care for all her patients, and greatly enjoys contributing to their overall health and wellness.

Chloe is passionate about motivating people to care about their teeth and mouth. Her goal is to build rapport with her patients, especially when they are nervous…

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Chloe Erasito initially joined the team at Hallett Cove Dental as a dental assistant in 2008. Soon after, she developed a keen passion for dentistry which led her to pursue further studies and become an Oral Health Therapist (OHT).

Since graduating in 2015, she has been working alongside the Hallett Cove team as an OHT to ensure optimal care for all her patients, and greatly enjoys contributing to their overall health and wellness.

Chloe is passionate about motivating people to care about their teeth and mouth. Her goal is to build rapport with her patients, especially when they are nervous so that they feel comfortable enough to attend regularly. She loves to see the difference in her patient’s oral health from initial visits to continued regular visits.

While she always enjoys treating patients of all ages, her leading clinical interests are in paediatric dentistry where she can teach good oral hygiene techniques and habits to children and adolescence.

Outside of work, Chloe loves spending quality time with her beloved husband and two young daughters.

Mai Nguyen
Oral Health Therapist

Mai Nguyen

Mai Nguyen joined Hallett Cove Dental as an Oral Health Therapist after graduating from the University of Adelaide in 2019. During her time as a student, Mai gained valuable experience working in both rural and public environments, where she quickly developed a passion for achieving optimal dental care through gentle yet thorough treatment techniques.

She finds great satisfaction in providing gentle and enjoyable patient experiences and enjoys working with both children and adults alike.

Outside of work, Mai can usually be found spending time with friends and family or attending various dental seminars and conferences to further develop her skills in the field.

Lauren Ellis Oral Health Therapist Hallet Cove Dental Surgery
Oral Health Therapist

Lauren Ellis

Lauren Ellis completed a Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Adelaide in 2018. Her experience working within the dental industry has allowed her to travel across Adelaide providing children from as young as 12 months old with dental care. Lauren has extensive experience working with special needs children and those who suffer from dental anxiety. Her aim is to create a warm and welcoming environment allowing her patients to feel comfortable in the dental chair, especially for those who are experiencing their first trip to the dentist. Lauren places a large focus on oral health education with her…

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Lauren Ellis completed a Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Adelaide in 2018. Her experience working within the dental industry has allowed her to travel across Adelaide providing children from as young as 12 months old with dental care. Lauren has extensive experience working with special needs children and those who suffer from dental anxiety. Her aim is to create a warm and welcoming environment allowing her patients to feel comfortable in the dental chair, especially for those who are experiencing their first trip to the dentist. Lauren places a large focus on oral health education with her patients as she strongly believes that prevention is better than intervention.

Although she enjoys all aspects as her job, orthodontic intervention holds a special place in Laurens’s heart. She has seen firsthand how orthodontic treatment can increase confidence and change someone’s life. Lauren’s aim is to ensure her patients are happy with the aesthetic of their smile while ensuring that the functionality of the mouth, jaw and teeth are working in harmony to support a child’s growth and development. She also enjoys supporting adults with their oral health and encouraging them to instil good oral health habits as a form of general health.

Outside of the practice Lauren is a member of the local Uniting church. She enjoys spending time with her husband and cavoodle, Nala at the beach, playing piano and singing!