Thorne Dental, Armidale

Meet The Team

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Principal Dentist

Dr Geoff Thorne

Dr Geoff Thorne is the principal dentist at Thorne Dental and is committed to servicing the dental needs of the Armidale and surrounding communities. Originally graduating from the University of Queensland in 1983 (awarded Queensland Health scholarship) Dr Thorne spent the earlier years of his career working across North Queensland and Tasmania. After 10 years of refining his clinical skills and knowledge, he and his family moved to Armidale where he has since established Thorne Dental.

Although passionate about all aspects of dentistry, Dr Thorne has special clinical interests in treating sleep apnoea and the role of interceptive (phased) orthodontic/orthopaedics…

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Dr Geoff Thorne is the principal dentist at Thorne Dental and is committed to servicing the dental needs of the Armidale and surrounding communities. Originally graduating from the University of Queensland in 1983 (awarded Queensland Health scholarship) Dr Thorne spent the earlier years of his career working across North Queensland and Tasmania. After 10 years of refining his clinical skills and knowledge, he and his family moved to Armidale where he has since established Thorne Dental.

Although passionate about all aspects of dentistry, Dr Thorne has special clinical interests in treating sleep apnoea and the role of interceptive (phased) orthodontic/orthopaedics in developing a beautiful, functional smile. Also interested in furthering his skills in comprehensive restorative work and implant dentistry, he is continually undertaking further training. Dr Thorne takes great pride in his professional development and is always seeking out new opportunities to improve his skills and knowledge.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Debbie Kung

Dr Debbie Kung graduated from the University of Sydney with a dental degree in 1988. Prior to joining the Thorne Dental practice in 2011, Dr Kung spent over 20 years practicing in Sydney where she gained extensive dental experience. In her role at the Armidale practice, she enjoys the unpredictable challenges that arise and connecting with patients from all walks of life. Dr Kung also takes great pride in her professional development and ensures she remains up to date with the latest developments within the field of dentistry.

Away from the practice Dr Kung enjoys spending quality time with her…

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Dr Debbie Kung graduated from the University of Sydney with a dental degree in 1988. Prior to joining the Thorne Dental practice in 2011, Dr Kung spent over 20 years practicing in Sydney where she gained extensive dental experience. In her role at the Armidale practice, she enjoys the unpredictable challenges that arise and connecting with patients from all walks of life. Dr Kung also takes great pride in her professional development and ensures she remains up to date with the latest developments within the field of dentistry.

Away from the practice Dr Kung enjoys spending quality time with her partner and his three boys, reading, cooking, eating, snow skiing and traveling. She also has a passion for animals and helps teach people how to train their dogs.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Cristy Norton

Dr Cristy Norton joined the Thorne Dental team in 2000 after graduating from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (receiving prizes in Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine). Dr Norton is an enthusiastic general dental practitioner and enjoys the opportunity to perform a wide range of dental procedures and treatments. She has particular interests in the areas of restorative dentistry, oral surgery and preventative dentistry.

Dr Norton focuses on building strong, long-lasting relationships with her patients, supporting them on their journey to achieving lifelong oral health. She also ensures she provides the best in dental care to…

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Dr Cristy Norton joined the Thorne Dental team in 2000 after graduating from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (receiving prizes in Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine). Dr Norton is an enthusiastic general dental practitioner and enjoys the opportunity to perform a wide range of dental procedures and treatments. She has particular interests in the areas of restorative dentistry, oral surgery and preventative dentistry.

Dr Norton focuses on building strong, long-lasting relationships with her patients, supporting them on their journey to achieving lifelong oral health. She also ensures she provides the best in dental care to her patients and regularly attends professional development courses and training to remain up to date with the latest advancements in dentistry.

Away from the practice, Dr Norton enjoys woodwork, textiles, travelling, gardening, cooking and learning about foods from around the world.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Peter Norton

Thorne Dental welcomed Dr Peter Norton to the team in 2005 as an associate dentist. Dr Norton graduated from the University of Adelaide with a dental degree in 2004 where he was admitted to the Dean's List and received academic prizes in Prosthodontics and Dental Clinical Practice.

When treating patients he adopts a no-nonsense approach and places great importance on preventative dentistry. Dr Norton ensures he takes the time to educate his patients on preventative care and the role it plays in achieving and maintaining lifelong oral health. In addition to preventative dentistry, he also has special interests in restorative…

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Thorne Dental welcomed Dr Peter Norton to the team in 2005 as an associate dentist. Dr Norton graduated from the University of Adelaide with a dental degree in 2004 where he was admitted to the Dean's List and received academic prizes in Prosthodontics and Dental Clinical Practice.

When treating patients he adopts a no-nonsense approach and places great importance on preventative dentistry. Dr Norton ensures he takes the time to educate his patients on preventative care and the role it plays in achieving and maintaining lifelong oral health. In addition to preventative dentistry, he also has special interests in restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Anubhav Verma

Dr Anubhav Verma joined the friendly team at Thorne Dental in 2016. Although growing up in Sydney, Dr Verma moved west to complete his dental qualifications at the University of Western Australia in 2015. While highly skilled in all facets of general dentistry, he has particular interests in anterior restorative treatment and smile aesthetics. Dr Verma also places great importance on patients' experience and ensures he leaves his patients feeling comfortable and at ease during their visits (especially anxious patients).

Outside of work Dr Verma has a passion for cooking and is an avid photographer with a keen interest in photographing nature and wildlife.

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Practice Manager

Sandra Marshall

Sandra (Sandy) Marshall is the friendly face you see as you walk through the doors of Thorne Dental, Armidale. Sandy joined the practice fresh out of school in 2005 and has since progressed through the ranks to become Thorne Dental’s practice manager.

Joining the Marsh Street practice after high-school, Sandy went from sterilising instruments to Dental Assistant in a matter of months. Realising she wanted to pursue a career in the dental industry, she completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting and Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Oral health Education) shortly after joining the practice. Sandy also filled the role…

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Sandra (Sandy) Marshall is the friendly face you see as you walk through the doors of Thorne Dental, Armidale. Sandy joined the practice fresh out of school in 2005 and has since progressed through the ranks to become Thorne Dental’s practice manager.

Joining the Marsh Street practice after high-school, Sandy went from sterilising instruments to Dental Assistant in a matter of months. Realising she wanted to pursue a career in the dental industry, she completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting and Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Oral health Education) shortly after joining the practice. Sandy also filled the role of receptionist in late 2017 before taking on the role of practice manager in early 2018.

Being a practice manager can be challenging at times, but Sandy has relished the chance to take on the added responsibilities the new role provides. She also loves interacting with all the patients at Throne Dental, Armidale. She believes the relationships they develop at Thorne Dental are important and she places great emphasis on developing and maintaining a good relationship with everyone who steps through the practice doors.

Away from Thorne Dental, Sandy is a competitive Dragonboat racer. She also loves travelling overseas and spending quality time with her ‘fur-babies’.