Halls Head Dental Centre

Meet The Team

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Lead Dentist

Dr Christopher Lang

After 16 years running his own practice in the UK, Dr Chris Lang made the move to Australia and joined the team at Falcon Dental Care.

Chris graduated from the University of London, UK with a Bachelor of Dental Science in 1989 fine-tuning his knowledge and skills at a specialist periodontal practice for four years. After 16 years running his own practice he moved to Australia and joined the Falcon Dental team where he is now one of our Lead Dentists.

Chris loves challenging himself and enjoys learning new techniques in the dental industry. He regularly attended seminars and courses…

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After 16 years running his own practice in the UK, Dr Chris Lang made the move to Australia and joined the team at Falcon Dental Care.

Chris graduated from the University of London, UK with a Bachelor of Dental Science in 1989 fine-tuning his knowledge and skills at a specialist periodontal practice for four years. After 16 years running his own practice he moved to Australia and joined the Falcon Dental team where he is now one of our Lead Dentists.

Chris loves challenging himself and enjoys learning new techniques in the dental industry. He regularly attended seminars and courses and constantly looks to learn from his peers at Falcon Dental Care. Chris has also completed a Master Clinician Program in Implant Dentistry at the Global Institute for Dental Education.

Dr Lang is passionate about oral surgery and dental implants. He enjoys seeing the improvements in his patients after completing advanced and complex cases.

Away from Falcon Dental Care you can find Chris out in the water on his sail boat.

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Lead Dentist

Dr Mahesh Thyagarajan

Originally from Bombay, Dr Mahesh joined Halls Head Dental Centre in 2009. He has advanced training in orthodontics for general dentists, along with a master’s degree in prosthodontics. He says that his aim is for people to feel happier and be better informed about their dental health. Dr Mahesh has worked in Russia, India, UAE and Australia.

When he isn’t at the practice, he’s spending time with his young son, swimming or reading.

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Lead Dentist

Dr Ruan Bezuidenhout

Dr Ruan Bezuidenhout received his dental degree in 2006. Following this he completed a diploma in oral surgery in 2007. Dr Bezuidenhout's has a keen interest in complex surgical cases like dental implants. When he is not at Halls Head Dental Centre performing oral surgeries, Dr Bezuidenhout spends much of his time with his family and friends.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Nicola Barnbrock

Originally from the UK Dr Nicola Barnbrock is an experienced dentist that enjoys seeing the change she can make to her patients’ lives.

Whilst working in a Genetics Laboratory in England Nicola completed a degree in Biomedical Science before applying to study dentistry. In 2006 she graduated from Liverpool University (UK) and moved to Australia 6 years later. She

Nicola is passionate about oral surgery and was awarded the oral surgery prize at her graduation. She also has a keen interest in endodontics, crown and bridge work, and dentures. Nicola is also committed to improving her knowledge and skills to ensure her patients get the best possible care.

Away from the practice Nicola loves spending time with her three kids. She also enjoys live music, reading and travelling the world.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Srinivas Bhandari

Originally from India, Dr Srinivas Bhandari joined the team at Halls Head Dental Group in early 2017. Dr Srinivas has over a decade of experience in the industry and enjoys helping anxious patients overcome their fear of the dentist.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in India, Dr Bhandari spent several years practicing in private dental clinics. He then made the move to Australia where he worked in public hospitals in Queensland before moving to WA and joining our Halls Head team.

Srinivas has a keen interest in oral surgery and enjoys being challenged with complex cases. He…

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Originally from India, Dr Srinivas Bhandari joined the team at Halls Head Dental Group in early 2017. Dr Srinivas has over a decade of experience in the industry and enjoys helping anxious patients overcome their fear of the dentist.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in India, Dr Bhandari spent several years practicing in private dental clinics. He then made the move to Australia where he worked in public hospitals in Queensland before moving to WA and joining our Halls Head team.

Srinivas has a keen interest in oral surgery and enjoys being challenged with complex cases. He enjoys treating children and teaching them about the importance of oral health. Dr Bhandari is very experienced in sedation dentistry and loves helping anxious patients overcome their fears of the dentist.

Dr Bhandari enjoys learning new and innovative techniques in the industry. He is constantly looking for opportunities to learn at conferences, courses and from his fellow clinicians at Halls Head Dental. Srinivas has just started his fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

When he is not being your local Halls Head dentist you can find Srinivas playing hockey for his local team or keeping fit swimming. He is also a bit of a movie buff who enjoys loves going to the cinemas.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Helene Belanger

Originally from Canada, Dr Helene Belanger joined us at the Halls Head Dental Centre in May 2018 as an Associate Dentist. Dr Belanger has a Bachelor of Arts & Science, Major Public Relations (2002) as well as a Doctorate of Dental Medicine (2016). Before moving to Australia, Dr Helene worked at Montreal General Hospital and a private practice in Canada.

Dr Helene loves to build strong relationships with her patients and making them feel more at ease during their appointments. She finds this to be so rewarding! She enjoys providing good general dentistry to restore health, function and aesthetics. Dr…

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Originally from Canada, Dr Helene Belanger joined us at the Halls Head Dental Centre in May 2018 as an Associate Dentist. Dr Belanger has a Bachelor of Arts & Science, Major Public Relations (2002) as well as a Doctorate of Dental Medicine (2016). Before moving to Australia, Dr Helene worked at Montreal General Hospital and a private practice in Canada.

Dr Helene loves to build strong relationships with her patients and making them feel more at ease during their appointments. She finds this to be so rewarding! She enjoys providing good general dentistry to restore health, function and aesthetics. Dr Helene is an enthusiastic and dynamic person that likes to challenge herself, especially in her roll. She loves having to find a solution and being creative.

Outside of work, Dr Helene is a crazy food lover! She likes to spend time outdoors, often for a run or walk or spin as well as spend time with her family and friends.

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Dental Hygienist

Jemma Rybarczyk

Jemma Rybarczyk joined the team at Halls Head Dental Group in 2017 as a Dental Hygienist and School Dental Therapist.

After graduating from Curtin University with an Associate Degree in School Dental Therapy and Dental Hygiene Jemma started her career with the School Dental Service. Jemma travelled through rural WA with the service before settling in Narrogin with where she met her husband. After giving birth to her two amazing sons she and her husband purchased a supermarket to start a new adventure. After a successful few years at the supermarket Jemma returned to what she loves and joined the…

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Jemma Rybarczyk joined the team at Halls Head Dental Group in 2017 as a Dental Hygienist and School Dental Therapist.

After graduating from Curtin University with an Associate Degree in School Dental Therapy and Dental Hygiene Jemma started her career with the School Dental Service. Jemma travelled through rural WA with the service before settling in Narrogin with where she met her husband. After giving birth to her two amazing sons she and her husband purchased a supermarket to start a new adventure. After a successful few years at the supermarket Jemma returned to what she loves and joined the team at Halls Head Dental Group.

Jemma is a talented and flexible member of the team who loves treating both adults and children. She loves doing hygiene work but is also trained to do fillings and extractions for younger patients. Even with her extensive experience, Jemma is committed to keeping her knowledge up to date with a Stainless Steel Crown and Ortho Course in her plans for the future.

With her background in school dental therapy, Jemma is passionate about children’s dentistry. “Dental Therapy is a challenge but very rewarding also. It’s great to be able to get on their level and help them through their treatment needs.”

Away from the practice Jemma’s sons keep her very busy! She is also very active playing women’s hockey in winter and mixed hockey in summer. Jemma recently completed a Biblimum Walk here in WA (that’s over 1000kms!).

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Dental Hygienist

Shauna McCormack Boyle

Graduating top of her class at Trinity College’s Dublin Dental School and Hospital, Shauna McCormack is just one of our talented hygienist’s at Halls Head Dental Group. She is a bubbly character in our Halls Head practice who enjoys meeting new patients and fostering comfortable relationships with them.

Shauna took the plunge and made the move to Australia in 2013 after 8 years practicing in Ireland and the UK. She joined our team at Halls Head Dental Group almost immediately and began working as a Dental Assistant before moving into the hygienist role once her Australian registration was approved.

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Graduating top of her class at Trinity College’s Dublin Dental School and Hospital, Shauna McCormack is just one of our talented hygienist’s at Halls Head Dental Group. She is a bubbly character in our Halls Head practice who enjoys meeting new patients and fostering comfortable relationships with them.

Shauna took the plunge and made the move to Australia in 2013 after 8 years practicing in Ireland and the UK. She joined our team at Halls Head Dental Group almost immediately and began working as a Dental Assistant before moving into the hygienist role once her Australian registration was approved.

Shauna loves being a hygienist and finds everything about dentistry fascinating. She enjoys keeping up to date with all the latest concepts and treatments in dentistry to ensure she provides her patients with the best care possible. She also has a keen interest in periodontal disease and treating anxious or nervous patients.

Away from Halls Head Dental Group, Shauna loves spending her spare time going on adventures with her young family and keeping fit at yoga. She also loves travelling and is always planning her next trip away.

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Dental Hygienist

Kiran Mellacheruvu

Kiran Mellacheruvu joined our hygiene team at Halls Head Dental Centre in May 2016 after a year and a half working in Griffith, NSW. Kiran moved to Australia from his home country of India, where he is a qualified dentist, over 13 years ago. With 15 years of experience in the dental industry Kiran loves providing high-quality care that positively impacts their overall health & wellbeing.

After moving to Australia Kiran completed a Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management (2007) and a Bachelor of Nursing (2008) at the University of South Australia. Before joining our team at Halls Head he…

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Kiran Mellacheruvu joined our hygiene team at Halls Head Dental Centre in May 2016 after a year and a half working in Griffith, NSW. Kiran moved to Australia from his home country of India, where he is a qualified dentist, over 13 years ago. With 15 years of experience in the dental industry Kiran loves providing high-quality care that positively impacts their overall health & wellbeing.

After moving to Australia Kiran completed a Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management (2007) and a Bachelor of Nursing (2008) at the University of South Australia. Before joining our team at Halls Head he worked as a registered nurse and in a private dental practice.

As a hygienist, Kiran is passionate about preventative dentistry and believes this is a key area for improving patients oral and general health. He enjoys actively involving patients in the management of their oral health plans. Kiran also enjoys the diversity and patient outcomes involved in orthodontics and implant dentistry.

Away from Halls Head Dental Centre Kiran is a keen cricketer and loves spending time with his 8 year old son.

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Dental Hygienist/Oral Health Therapist

Kevin Canoy

Kevin Canoy joined the team at Halls Head Dental as our Oral Health Therapist in early 2017. Originally from the Philippines he completed a Bachelor of Oral Health at Charles Sturt University in NSW before making the move to WA to be part of our Mandurah based team.

Kevin is passionate about preventative dentistry and teaching his patients about the best oral health care practices. He is a trained hygienist and therapist that can provide oral health therapy to patients of all ages but enjoys helping young patients improve their overall oral health.

When he isn’t at Halls Head Dental, Kevin loves being in the great outdoors camping, fishing and crabbing.

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Oral Health Therapist

Ryan Stallard

Ryan Stallard joined the team at Halls Head Dental Centre in early 2020 as an Oral Health Therapist. Ryan graduated from Curtain University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science (OHT). 

Ryan loves to see patients leave their appointment with a smiling and happy expression on their face. He really enjoys working with children to improve their oral health.

Outside of work, Ryan enjoys riding motorbikes, gardening, painting, gaming and reading. 

Practice Manager

Charlotte Weir

Charlotte Weir has over 20 year’s experience in the Dental Industry, joining Halls Head Dental Centre in early 2017 as Practice Manager. Charlotte has worked in many different roles such as Dental Assistant and Receptionist, before moving into practice management over the last 14 years including 3 years in a specialist orthodontic practice before moving to Australia in late 2016.

She loves the Halls Head based practice and can fulfil many roles if needed. With a National Certificate for Dental Nurses (UK) and Advanced Diploma in Management (UK), Charlotte loves working with the wonderful team and providing an excellent standard…

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Charlotte Weir has over 20 year’s experience in the Dental Industry, joining Halls Head Dental Centre in early 2017 as Practice Manager. Charlotte has worked in many different roles such as Dental Assistant and Receptionist, before moving into practice management over the last 14 years including 3 years in a specialist orthodontic practice before moving to Australia in late 2016.

She loves the Halls Head based practice and can fulfil many roles if needed. With a National Certificate for Dental Nurses (UK) and Advanced Diploma in Management (UK), Charlotte loves working with the wonderful team and providing an excellent standard of care to their patients.

As practice manager she is committed to delivering outstanding customer service and overseeing the daily operations of the practice. Additionally attends regular continuing professional development courses in Western Australia and webinars to ensure she remains up to date with the latest in the field of dentistry. Charlotte aspires to one day, pursue further education by completing a degree in Human Resources.

Away from the practice, Charlotte loves to keep fit by walking and cycling. She also enjoys going to music and comedy gigs.