Maven Dental Park Beach

Meet The Team

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Lead Dentist

Dr Tommie Strydom

Dr Tommie Strydom was born and raised on a farm in South Africa and attended school in Cape Town. He obtained his dental degree from the University of Stellenbosch in 1998, following which he worked in private practice from 1998 – 2007.

In 2007 Tommie immigrated to Australia and worked for the South Australian Dental Service as a District Dentist in Mount Gambier. In 2009 he moved to Coffs Harbour after completing his Australian Dental Council exam in Sydney in 2008.

As a father, he is extremely passionate about the oral health of children and enjoys educating and counselling children…

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Dr Tommie Strydom was born and raised on a farm in South Africa and attended school in Cape Town. He obtained his dental degree from the University of Stellenbosch in 1998, following which he worked in private practice from 1998 – 2007.

In 2007 Tommie immigrated to Australia and worked for the South Australian Dental Service as a District Dentist in Mount Gambier. In 2009 he moved to Coffs Harbour after completing his Australian Dental Council exam in Sydney in 2008.

As a father, he is extremely passionate about the oral health of children and enjoys educating and counselling children and adults on dental health, plaque control, oral hygiene and nutrition.

Away from the practice, Tommie enjoys kayak fishing, photography, wood working and spending time with his gorgeous daughter.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Julia Trajceuska

Joining the team at Maven Dental Park Beach in mid 2019, Dr Julia Trajceuska is a compassionate young dentist that enjoys building trusting relationships with her patients and improving their oral health. Dr Julia first completed a Bachelor of Science (Advanced)(Honours) in 2013, with a double major in Neuroscience and Immulogy. Shortly after this she was accepted into the Doctor of Dental medicine program at University of Sydney, graduating in 2018. Dr Julia began her career in dentistry at a private practice in Griffith, NSW before trading in the country air for the coastal life and joining us in Coffs…

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Joining the team at Maven Dental Park Beach in mid 2019, Dr Julia Trajceuska is a compassionate young dentist that enjoys building trusting relationships with her patients and improving their oral health. Dr Julia first completed a Bachelor of Science (Advanced)(Honours) in 2013, with a double major in Neuroscience and Immulogy. Shortly after this she was accepted into the Doctor of Dental medicine program at University of Sydney, graduating in 2018. Dr Julia began her career in dentistry at a private practice in Griffith, NSW before trading in the country air for the coastal life and joining us in Coffs Harbour at Maven Dental Park Beach.

Dr Julia has a warm and caring approach with every patient, as she strives to ensure her patients are comfortable and pain free throughout their entire treatment. Dr Julia has a strong passion in conservative/preventative dentistry, she works to educate her patients on how to prevent dental issues before they happen.

As an active member in community outreach programs, Julia is involved in volunteer work to promote good oral health. Outside of the practice, Julia is a very active person that enjoys hiking and running. She also enjoys travelling and table top games in her spare time.

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Associate Dentist

Dr William Ching

Dr William Ching joins the Maven Dental Park Beach team as an Associate Dentist. Dr William Ching is a warm, easy going person who likes to add a bit of humour to his appointments. Dr William first completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiation Science), Diagnostic Radiology (Honours), in 2013. Shortly after this he was accepted into the Doctor of Dental medicine program at University of Sydney, graduating in 2018.

Dr William enjoys providing quality care to each and every patient, as he strives to ensure his patients improve their oral health. Dr Ching enjoys all aspects of general…

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Dr William Ching joins the Maven Dental Park Beach team as an Associate Dentist. Dr William Ching is a warm, easy going person who likes to add a bit of humour to his appointments. Dr William first completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiation Science), Diagnostic Radiology (Honours), in 2013. Shortly after this he was accepted into the Doctor of Dental medicine program at University of Sydney, graduating in 2018.

Dr William enjoys providing quality care to each and every patient, as he strives to ensure his patients improve their oral health. Dr Ching enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, and working with each individual patient to assess and pursue their treatment plans.

Outside of the practice, William enjoys a game of Tennis. She also enjoys tabletop games and Art (Charcoal).

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Dental Hygienist

Estelle Venter

Dental hygienist, Estelle Venter, was welcomed to the Maven Dental Park Beach team in October 2017. Originally from South Africa, Estelle completed her Diploma in Dental Hygiene at the University of Stellenbosch in 1987.

Since graduating, Estelle has gone on to gain over 30 years’ experience. Her career has seen her live and work in Namibia (1994) where she was the president of the Dental Hygiene Association and gain extensive experience in general dentistry, periodontics (5 years) and Orthodontics (3 years).

As a hygienist, Estelle is passionate about making a difference to her patients’ oral health. She continuously strives to provide the…

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Dental hygienist, Estelle Venter, was welcomed to the Maven Dental Park Beach team in October 2017. Originally from South Africa, Estelle completed her Diploma in Dental Hygiene at the University of Stellenbosch in 1987.

Since graduating, Estelle has gone on to gain over 30 years’ experience. Her career has seen her live and work in Namibia (1994) where she was the president of the Dental Hygiene Association and gain extensive experience in general dentistry, periodontics (5 years) and Orthodontics (3 years).

As a hygienist, Estelle is passionate about making a difference to her patients’ oral health. She continuously strives to provide the highest level of care and holds clinical interests in periodontics. Estelle is also a member of the Dental Hygiene Association of Australia.

Outside of the practice, Estelle enjoys spending her time reading, going to the gym and doing yoga.

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Dental Assistant

Helen Bennett

Helen has lived in Coffs Harbour for 30 years, where she raised her three lovely daughters. When the youngest started school she re-commenced her dental assisting career, after having put it on hold for 16 years.

With 20 years dental experience, 11 of them with the Park Beach team, Helen has witnessed first hand many positive changes in dental care and oral hygiene over this time, and is always excited to learn and implement new techniques and training methods.

She especially loves the family practice continuity, seeing small children grow into adulthood and then bringing in their own babies for…

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Helen has lived in Coffs Harbour for 30 years, where she raised her three lovely daughters. When the youngest started school she re-commenced her dental assisting career, after having put it on hold for 16 years.

With 20 years dental experience, 11 of them with the Park Beach team, Helen has witnessed first hand many positive changes in dental care and oral hygiene over this time, and is always excited to learn and implement new techniques and training methods.

She especially loves the family practice continuity, seeing small children grow into adulthood and then bringing in their own babies for check-ups, the most natural thing in the world and very special to all of our team.

Away from the practice, Helen enjoys spending valuable time bouncing around with her two precious grand-daughters. She also enjoys practicing yoga, walking her dogs, cooking, sewing and live music.

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Dental Assistant

Kate Mercer

Dental assistant, Kate Mercer, was welcomed to the Maven Dental Park Beach team in December 2016. Kate graduated from Coffs Harbour Senior College in 2014 and initially worked as a waitress and business manager at a Juice Bar before starting a career in dentistry.

Currently completing her Certificate III in Dental Assisting, Kate is passionate about working alongside a great team across all fields of dentistry and helping improve patients' smiles. She is also keen to further her career and one day hopes to undertake further studies to become an oral hygienist or general dentist.

Away from the practice, Kate loves being outdoors, scuba diving and taking her dogs for walks.

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Dental Assistant

Shelly Kay

Shelly was born and raised in Coffs Harbour and joined the Park Beach team in 2014 bringing with her 8 years experience in dental nursing.

Shelly has always welcomed the opportunity to expand her knowledge of the dental industry, having previously built on her understanding of oral surgery and cosmetic dentistry. With a keen interest in her ongoing professional development, Shelly embraces every new opportunity with enthusiasm and looks forward to sharing her learnings with patients.

Away from the practice, Shelly enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, exploring their local community and appreciating the beauty of the…

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Shelly was born and raised in Coffs Harbour and joined the Park Beach team in 2014 bringing with her 8 years experience in dental nursing.

Shelly has always welcomed the opportunity to expand her knowledge of the dental industry, having previously built on her understanding of oral surgery and cosmetic dentistry. With a keen interest in her ongoing professional development, Shelly embraces every new opportunity with enthusiasm and looks forward to sharing her learnings with patients.

Away from the practice, Shelly enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, exploring their local community and appreciating the beauty of the Coffs Coast. She makes the most of the summer weather by enjoying the outdoors, with regular visits to the beach and long walks with her family and their pet dog.

Practice Manager

Kylie Parcell

Originally from the Central Coast, Kylie has lived in Coffs Harbour now for eight years. With 23 years' experience in the dental industry, previously as a dental nurse and receptionist, she proudly accepted the position of Practice Manager with the Park Beach team 18 months ago.

Kylie’s service over the years has allowed her to experience her patients grow up, with some of them even starting their own families. There is nothing she enjoys more than the smiling faces of her patients, both young and old.

She lives with her three lovely children, aged 8, 13 and 16 who keep…

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Originally from the Central Coast, Kylie has lived in Coffs Harbour now for eight years. With 23 years' experience in the dental industry, previously as a dental nurse and receptionist, she proudly accepted the position of Practice Manager with the Park Beach team 18 months ago.

Kylie’s service over the years has allowed her to experience her patients grow up, with some of them even starting their own families. There is nothing she enjoys more than the smiling faces of her patients, both young and old.

She lives with her three lovely children, aged 8, 13 and 16 who keep her very busy outside of her full-time dental career, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. Outside of the practice she enjoys spending time at the beach, listening to music, playing netball and socialising with friends.