Maven Dental Belconnen

Meet The Team

DR RUCHIRA SINGHI
Lead Dentist

Dr Ruchira Singhi

Dr Ruchira Singhi joined Maven Dental Belconnen as Lead Dentist in 2011 when she decided to settle in Canberra after working in Sydney and rural New South Wales. Ruchira has over 14 years’ experience as a dentist, and her passion for dentistry and her patients is clear as soon as you enter her surgery.

Ruchira enjoys all aspects of dentistry and holds a special interest in cosmetic dentistry, working with children and nervous patients. Her positive energy and contagious laugh radiates through our Belconnen practice every day, helping her patients to feel comfortable and at ease. Ruchira loves taking the…

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Dr Ruchira Singhi joined Maven Dental Belconnen as Lead Dentist in 2011 when she decided to settle in Canberra after working in Sydney and rural New South Wales. Ruchira has over 14 years’ experience as a dentist, and her passion for dentistry and her patients is clear as soon as you enter her surgery.

Ruchira enjoys all aspects of dentistry and holds a special interest in cosmetic dentistry, working with children and nervous patients. Her positive energy and contagious laugh radiates through our Belconnen practice every day, helping her patients to feel comfortable and at ease. Ruchira loves taking the time to get to know her patients, and believes that a great patient-clinician relationship is key to overcoming dental anxiety.

Outside of dentistry, Ruchira enjoys travelling, participating in extreme sports and reading a good book. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially her son and her spoodle puppy.

DR TARA MCANDREW
Associate Dentist

Dr Tara McAndrew

Dr McAndrew graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide in 2008. After receiving her qualifications, she made the move to Canberra and joined the Maven Dental Belconnen team in 2009. During her first three years in Australia's capital, she also worked part-time with ACT Health. Dr McAndrew's career has also seen her join Rotary in 2008 to provide dental aid to rural children in South Vietnam and taking part in the 2016 Dental Global Relief in Ladakh, India.

Dr McAndrew is a scientist at heart and is passionate about evidence based dentistry and the evidence…

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Dr McAndrew graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide in 2008. After receiving her qualifications, she made the move to Canberra and joined the Maven Dental Belconnen team in 2009. During her first three years in Australia's capital, she also worked part-time with ACT Health. Dr McAndrew's career has also seen her join Rotary in 2008 to provide dental aid to rural children in South Vietnam and taking part in the 2016 Dental Global Relief in Ladakh, India.

Dr McAndrew is a scientist at heart and is passionate about evidence based dentistry and the evidence pyramid, Cochrane reviews and water fluoridation. In her role as an associate dentist, although highly experienced across all areas of general dentistry, Dr McAndrew is particularly skilled at extractions, and holds special interests in treating nervous patients, geriatric dentistry, paediatric dentistry, preventative dentistry and TMD.

She continually strives to further her professional development by attending practical workshops/dental lectures, and reading the latest in dental literature. With the assistance of a caring, dedicated team, and state-of-the-art facilities, Dr McAndrew endeavours to provide patients with the best quality dental care and experience.

Away from the practice, Dr McAndrew loves adventure travel, staying active and napping in the sun.

Dr Tara McAndrew is part of the following associations:

  • Australian Dental Association
  • International Team for Implantology
DR MEGAN O'MALLEY
Associate Dentist

Dr Megan O'Malley

Maven Dental Belconnen welcomed Dr Megan O'Malley to the practice as an associate dentist in June 2017. Although a Canberra local, Dr O'Malley graduated from Griffith University (Queensland) in 2012 and holds a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and Graduate Diploma of Dentistry. After receiving her qualifications she spent three years working in private practice in Toowoomba.

Before returning to Canberra and joining the Belconnen practice, Dr O'Malley spent a year travelling and volunteering as a dentist in remote clinics in Uganda and Papua New Guinea. She also worked as a carer at a camp for special needs…

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Maven Dental Belconnen welcomed Dr Megan O'Malley to the practice as an associate dentist in June 2017. Although a Canberra local, Dr O'Malley graduated from Griffith University (Queensland) in 2012 and holds a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and Graduate Diploma of Dentistry. After receiving her qualifications she spent three years working in private practice in Toowoomba.

Before returning to Canberra and joining the Belconnen practice, Dr O'Malley spent a year travelling and volunteering as a dentist in remote clinics in Uganda and Papua New Guinea. She also worked as a carer at a camp for special needs children in Canada.

As a dentist, Dr O'Malley enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and embodies a preventative-focused style of dentistry. She holds particular interests in paediatrics and special care, and receives great satisfaction in being able to help make positive changes to patients' lives - whether by restoring confidence to their smile or assisting them in overcoming their dental anxiety.

Dr O'Malley regularly undertakes continuing professional development courses to ensure she remains abreast of new developments within the field of dentistry. Most recently, she has completed courses on the use of Nitrous Oxide sedation, and clinical paediatric care.

Away from the practice, Dr O'Malley enjoys keeping fit by playing netball and hiking. She also has interests in reading, listening to podcasts, baking (and of course eating her baked goods), and watching science fiction movies. She also has a love for cats and considers herself to be dangerously close to becoming a crazy cat lady.

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Oral Health Therapist

Sally Moore

Sally Moore joined the Maven Belconnen team in January 2021 as an Oral Health Therapist. Originally from Gundagai, NSW, she started her career as a dental assistant in both Wagga Wagga and Canberra. She completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 2008, and Certificate IV in Oral Hygiene in 2010. After 10 years as an assistant, she decided to further her career and study a Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy/Hygiene) at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, where she graduated in 2019.

She has a special interest in periodontics and enjoys spending the time educating and encouraging patients on…

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Sally Moore joined the Maven Belconnen team in January 2021 as an Oral Health Therapist. Originally from Gundagai, NSW, she started her career as a dental assistant in both Wagga Wagga and Canberra. She completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 2008, and Certificate IV in Oral Hygiene in 2010. After 10 years as an assistant, she decided to further her career and study a Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy/Hygiene) at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, where she graduated in 2019.

She has a special interest in periodontics and enjoys spending the time educating and encouraging patients on how to maintain good periodontal health. She likes to put patients at ease with her calming and caring nature, and provide an atmosphere to help nervous patients overcome any anxieties.

Outside of work Sally enjoys cycling, boxing classes and spending time with family and friends.