Maven Dental Plateau, Alstonville

Meet The Team

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Associate Dentist

Dr Tom Valmadre

Joining the team at Maven Dental Plateau in 2019, Dr Tom Valmadre believes in a holistic approach to dentistry and enjoys educating his patients about the difference a healthy mouth can make to their overall well-being. Dr Tom loves both the service and technical aspects of dentistry. He feels there are very few roles that allow such detail oriented work that also lead to a profound relief of pain and suffering in the lives of others.

Dr Valmadre is very grateful to have worked across the breadth of the dental profession. Tom graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Oral…

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Joining the team at Maven Dental Plateau in 2019, Dr Tom Valmadre believes in a holistic approach to dentistry and enjoys educating his patients about the difference a healthy mouth can make to their overall well-being. Dr Tom loves both the service and technical aspects of dentistry. He feels there are very few roles that allow such detail oriented work that also lead to a profound relief of pain and suffering in the lives of others.

Dr Valmadre is very grateful to have worked across the breadth of the dental profession. Tom graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2007 and a Graduate Diploma of Clinical Dentistry in 2009. Before making the move to Alstonville, he worked for private practice and spent several years working at the Royal Melbourne Dental Hospital. Dr Valmadre is also passionate about volunteer work and has spent time providing aide to communities in Timor Leste.

Tom's primary clinical interests are around surgical procedures, especially placing dental implants to replace teeth, as this allows a deeper connection to the experience of the natural beauty found within the human body. Along these same threads, Dr Valmadre also enjoys cosmetic procedures as this allows him the opportunity to work with nature’s own geometry to enhance the aesthetics of patients, often resulting in profound transformation in the way they enjoy life.

Away from Maven Dental Plateau, Tom leads a calm and health focused life. He spends most of his time enjoying the beauty of the natural world and developing his yoga and meditation practice. Dr Valmadre finds deep satisfaction in being of service to his community through compassionate care and is excited to be apart of such a beautiful community here in Northern NSW.

Keep up to date with Dr Tom Valmadre on Instagram - @thedavincidentist

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Associate Dentists

Dr Sean Nguyen

Born and bred in the heart of Sydney CBD, Dr Sean decided to move to the sunny Gold Coast to study dentistry after doing work experience for a dentist. He completed his studies at Griffith University, graduating with a Bachelor of Oral Health (Dental Science) and a Graduate Diploma of Dentistry.

Throughout the years of studying, he has worked in rural QLD and has decided to settle in the Northern Rivers area to further challenge himself to take on more difficult cases and enjoy the lifestyle.

Dr Sean has a particular interest in preventive dentistry, with an immense belief that…

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Born and bred in the heart of Sydney CBD, Dr Sean decided to move to the sunny Gold Coast to study dentistry after doing work experience for a dentist. He completed his studies at Griffith University, graduating with a Bachelor of Oral Health (Dental Science) and a Graduate Diploma of Dentistry.

Throughout the years of studying, he has worked in rural QLD and has decided to settle in the Northern Rivers area to further challenge himself to take on more difficult cases and enjoy the lifestyle.

Dr Sean has a particular interest in preventive dentistry, with an immense belief that early detection is vital in preventing decay and gum disease. Of particular note, Dr Sean has a keen interest in oral surgery and endodontics, as well as treating anxious patients as he is aware that attending the dentist can be quite daunting!

Outside of dentistry, Dr Sean enjoys his fitness and regularly hikes and goes to the gym, as well as enjoying all forms of sport including cricket and touch football. Other interests of his include spending time with family, friends and cooking as well as watching movies.

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Oral Health Therapist/Dental Hygienist

Rachel Terry

Rachel Terry graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy in 2004. Before joining the Plateau Dental Care team Rachel spent a number of years working in Brisbane and Sydney building her skills and knowledge. Passionate about dental hygiene and lifelong oral health, she focuses on building long standing relationships with her patients and delivering them exceptional dental care. Rachel also goes above and beyond to facilitate a friendly, comforting environment and positive dental experience.

Rachel is experienced in all areas of dental hygiene including local anaesthetics, teeth whitening and dental implants however has particular…

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Rachel Terry graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy in 2004. Before joining the Plateau Dental Care team Rachel spent a number of years working in Brisbane and Sydney building her skills and knowledge. Passionate about dental hygiene and lifelong oral health, she focuses on building long standing relationships with her patients and delivering them exceptional dental care. Rachel also goes above and beyond to facilitate a friendly, comforting environment and positive dental experience.

Rachel is experienced in all areas of dental hygiene including local anaesthetics, teeth whitening and dental implants however has particular interests in the holistic approach to maintaining a healthy mouth and treating periodontal (gum) disease. She also ensures she works alongside her patients to ensure she develops a customised treatment plan suited to their individual needs and concerns.

Outside of work Rachel enjoys traveling abroad, spending time with family and paddling in her OC1 (outrigger canoe).

Rachel Terry is part of the following associations:

  • Dental Hygienists Association of Australia
  • Dental Board of New South Wales
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Practice Manager

Amanda Hore

Amanda (Mandy) Hore was welcomed to the Maven Dental Plateau team in late 2019 as Practice Manager. Mandy began her career in dental by completing her NZDA Surgery Assistant Course in 2002 in Dunedin, Otago. After completing her qualifications, she spent a number of years working as an Office Manager for Gary Marks Gentle Dental and as a Practice Manager for Lumino Pitt St in Dunedin.

As practice manager, Mandy enjoys the many aspects of her role from being part of talented team and interacting with patients, to ensuring the efficient and successful operation of the practice. She strives to…

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Amanda (Mandy) Hore was welcomed to the Maven Dental Plateau team in late 2019 as Practice Manager. Mandy began her career in dental by completing her NZDA Surgery Assistant Course in 2002 in Dunedin, Otago. After completing her qualifications, she spent a number of years working as an Office Manager for Gary Marks Gentle Dental and as a Practice Manager for Lumino Pitt St in Dunedin.

As practice manager, Mandy enjoys the many aspects of her role from being part of talented team and interacting with patients, to ensuring the efficient and successful operation of the practice. She strives to uphold the highest level of care and service, and is committed to building strong relationships with each and every patient. With a passion for the industry, Mandy also demonstrates great interest in furthering her professional development with additional courses planned for the near future.

Away from the practice, Mandy takes great interest in gardening, cooking and painting (still life and landscapes using acrylic). She also enjoys taking her miniature dachshund, Izzy, for walks.