Maven Dental Port Lincoln

Meet The Team

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Lead Dentist

Dr Gerard Meyer

Dr Gerard Meyer has more than 25 years experience in the dental industry. Graduating from the prestigious University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, Dr Meyer established successful practices in both the United Kingdom and South Africa. Gerard joined the team at Maven Dental Port Lincoln in 2015 and has now taken on the role of lead dentist.

Dr Meyer’s philosophy regarding dentistry is to make every patients visit educational and as positive as possible. Gerard is very experienced at helping nervous patients and believes in creating a comfortable environment so his patients are at ease when they visit.

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Dr Gerard Meyer has more than 25 years experience in the dental industry. Graduating from the prestigious University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, Dr Meyer established successful practices in both the United Kingdom and South Africa. Gerard joined the team at Maven Dental Port Lincoln in 2015 and has now taken on the role of lead dentist.

Dr Meyer’s philosophy regarding dentistry is to make every patients visit educational and as positive as possible. Gerard is very experienced at helping nervous patients and believes in creating a comfortable environment so his patients are at ease when they visit.

Dr Meyer is passionate about all things dentistry but has a keen interest in endodontics and cosmetic dentistry. Even with his experience he knows that there are always areas he can improve. He regularly attends courses and conferences across the country to further his knowledge and skills to continue providing high quality treatments for his patients.

Away from Maven Dental Port Lincoln Gerard loves spending time with his wife and three children. You can also find him keeping fit by cycling and paddle boarding, or in the great outdoors camping with his family. He also loves good food, good wine, and good company!

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Associate Dentists

Dr Garry Hibble

Dr Garry Hibble is the principal dentist at Maven Dental Port Lincoln and has been providing dental care and service to the Eyre Peninsula for over 37 years. Dr Hibble graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1977 with a Degree in Dentistry. He spent the first years of his dental career working with the School Dental Service treating students at Cowell, Cleve and Warramboo Area Schools and Wirrulla Primary School before entering private practice in 1979. In 1992 Dr Hibble bought an established practice, which he continues to practice at today, delivering the highest standard dental care to his…

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Dr Garry Hibble is the principal dentist at Maven Dental Port Lincoln and has been providing dental care and service to the Eyre Peninsula for over 37 years. Dr Hibble graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1977 with a Degree in Dentistry. He spent the first years of his dental career working with the School Dental Service treating students at Cowell, Cleve and Warramboo Area Schools and Wirrulla Primary School before entering private practice in 1979. In 1992 Dr Hibble bought an established practice, which he continues to practice at today, delivering the highest standard dental care to his patients (practice has relocated over the years and is now located at Napoleon St).

During the course of his dental career Dr Hibble has gained a wealth of experience working in remote and indigenous communities. In earlier years, he spent time volunteering at Cairns' Wuchopperen Dental Clinic (QLD) and in Coober Pedy (SA) working with indigenous communities to provide dental health services. Later on in 2013 and 2014, Dr Hibble travelled to the remote islands of Vanuatu where he provided volunteer dental treatment to the local communities.

Passionate about dentistry and delivering the highest level of care to his patients, Dr Hibble continues to further his professional development. Keeping up to date with the latest in dental techniques and technology, he regularly attends educational courses and training. In 2005 Dr Hibble went on to complete his Certificate in Clinical Dentistry.

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Dentist

Dr Mark Butt

Dr Mark Butt joined the team at Maven Dental Port Lincoln in October 2018. Dr Butt has over 30 year’s experience in the dental industry and has been practicing in Port Lincoln for the past 11 years.

Dr Butt completed his studies at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, graduating in 1985. Mark then spent 17 years successfully operating his own practice in South Africa before emigrating to South Australia in 2007.

Mark has a keen interest in the restoration of teeth, in particular ceramic restorations. His love of restoration is fuelled by his drive to improve his…

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Dr Mark Butt joined the team at Maven Dental Port Lincoln in October 2018. Dr Butt has over 30 year’s experience in the dental industry and has been practicing in Port Lincoln for the past 11 years.

Dr Butt completed his studies at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, graduating in 1985. Mark then spent 17 years successfully operating his own practice in South Africa before emigrating to South Australia in 2007.

Mark has a keen interest in the restoration of teeth, in particular ceramic restorations. His love of restoration is fuelled by his drive to improve his patients overall dental health and confidence in life.

Dr Butt is a member of the ADA and regularly seeks opportunities to learn. He has previously attended courses in the USA and UK as well as regular courses in Australia.

Away from Maven Dental Port Lincoln, Mark loves spending time with his wife Michelle. He also enjoys the occasional round of golf, fishing, and having a glass of wine with friends.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Lincoln Xu

Joining the team at Maven Dental Port Lincoln in 2020, Dr Lincoln Xu is a talented young dentist that is eager to continue his dentistry career with our team. Lincoln was born and raised in Adelaide before moving the Gold Coast to study. After completing his Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science in 2017 he continued to study and graduated with a Master of Dentistry in 2019 achieving academic excellence awards along the way.

Whilst Lincoln is a young dentist he has previously worked in some challenging environments. He spent time at the Gold Coast University Hospital before moving…

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Joining the team at Maven Dental Port Lincoln in 2020, Dr Lincoln Xu is a talented young dentist that is eager to continue his dentistry career with our team. Lincoln was born and raised in Adelaide before moving the Gold Coast to study. After completing his Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science in 2017 he continued to study and graduated with a Master of Dentistry in 2019 achieving academic excellence awards along the way.

Whilst Lincoln is a young dentist he has previously worked in some challenging environments. He spent time at the Gold Coast University Hospital before moving to the ‘Peanut Capital of Australia’, Kingaroy. Whilst in rural Queensland Lincoln gained valuable experience helping patients with complex dental cases start smiling again. Dr Xu still travels to rural Queensland volunteering his time to help remote and less fortunate communities.

Dr Xu is experienced in all aspects of dentistry but is passionate about preventative dental and education. He also enjoys oral surgery, restorative dentistry and helping anxious patients. He believes in a holistic approach to dentistry and developing treatment plans that will deliver the best outcomes for his patients overall wellbeing.

Away from Maven Dental Port Lincoln Dr Xu is a huge sports fan. You’ll find him catching up on AFL, NBA & NFL on his days off. He also loves cooking and keeping fit at the gym.

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Oral Health Therapist

Leticia Masters

After graduating from the University of Adelaide in 2010 with a Bachelor of Oral Heath Leticia Masters joined the Maven Dental Port Lincoln team as a Dental Hygienist. Passionate about preventative and children's dentistry Leticia is heavily involved in a number of Oral Health Promotion programs outside of the practice. In addition to her role within the practice, she is also the President of the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapist Association (South Australia and Northern Territory branch).

Leticia is part of the following associations:

  • Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapist Association (SA/NT branch)
  • The Public Health Association of Australia
  • Health Workforce Australia
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Oral Health Therapist

Tina Tsui

Tina Tsui joined the team at Maven Dental Port Lincoln in 2019. As an Oral Health Therapist she is passionate about preventative dentistry and believes educating her patients to prevent oral health disease is the key to a beautiful, healthy smile.

Tina graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2018. During her studies she received the Executive Dean’s certificate of Merit and the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists’ Association Prize (SA/NT Branch). She also gained vital experience in the public sector learning from talented clinicians during her clinical placements at university.

With a keen interest in preventative dentistry,…

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Tina Tsui joined the team at Maven Dental Port Lincoln in 2019. As an Oral Health Therapist she is passionate about preventative dentistry and believes educating her patients to prevent oral health disease is the key to a beautiful, healthy smile.

Tina graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2018. During her studies she received the Executive Dean’s certificate of Merit and the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists’ Association Prize (SA/NT Branch). She also gained vital experience in the public sector learning from talented clinicians during her clinical placements at university.

With a keen interest in preventative dentistry, Tina enjoys finding unique ways to educate and treat her patients. She also has a keen interest in periodontal health and the relationship between periodontium and general health. Patient comfort is important to Tina she loves helping her anxious and nervous patients overcome their fear of the dentist and have positive experience when they visit Maven Dental Port Lincoln.

Away from the practice Tina enjoys keeping fit by swimming and practicing yoga. She is also an avid animal lover who loves taking her dog Ani for long walks. She is also looking to volunteer at animal rescues in her spare time.

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Practice Manager

Erica Harbottle

Erica Harbottle started at Maven Dental Port Lincoln and Tumby Bay in 2001 as a dental assistant before taking on her current role as Practice Manager.

She enjoys working closely with the team at Maven Dental Port Lincoln and Tumby Bay to create positive experiences for their patients. Managing two practices is a challenge that Erica finds incredibly rewarding.

Away from Maven Dental Port Lincoln and Tumby Bay Erica loves spending time with her friends and family, and getting lost in a good book.

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Practice Administrator

Sharna Whittle

Joining Maven Dental Port Lincoln straight out of school Sharna Whittle fell in love with the dental industry and is planning a long career in dentistry.

After graduating from Navigator College in 2014 Sharna jumped straight into full-time work with the team at Maven Dental Port Lincoln. She completed her Certificate III in dental assisting a year later and has been helping patients improve their overall dental care as our practice administrator.

Sharna loves getting to know Maven Dental Port Lincoln’s patients and helping them achieve their dental health goals. She has a keen interest in oral hygiene and loves…

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Joining Maven Dental Port Lincoln straight out of school Sharna Whittle fell in love with the dental industry and is planning a long career in dentistry.

After graduating from Navigator College in 2014 Sharna jumped straight into full-time work with the team at Maven Dental Port Lincoln. She completed her Certificate III in dental assisting a year later and has been helping patients improve their overall dental care as our practice administrator.

Sharna loves getting to know Maven Dental Port Lincoln’s patients and helping them achieve their dental health goals. She has a keen interest in oral hygiene and loves seeing the difference in patients as they leave with a brand new smile.

When she is not at the practice you can find Sharna playing netball, walking her dog, and spending quality time with her family and friends.