Village Dental and Implant Centre, Burnside

Meet The Team

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Principal Dentist

Dr Terence Yuen

Dr Terence Yuen is the principal dentist and co-founder of Village Dental & Implant Centre alongside Dr Andrew Kow. Dr Yuen initially completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Adelaide, before going on to become a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

In addition to his role as a general dentist, Dr Yuen is a senior dental consultant to the Australian Craniofacial Unit of the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Women's and Children's Hospitals. He holds a keen interest in minor oral surgery and implant dentistry, and…

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Dr Terence Yuen is the principal dentist and co-founder of Village Dental & Implant Centre alongside Dr Andrew Kow. Dr Yuen initially completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Adelaide, before going on to become a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

In addition to his role as a general dentist, Dr Yuen is a senior dental consultant to the Australian Craniofacial Unit of the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Women's and Children's Hospitals. He holds a keen interest in minor oral surgery and implant dentistry, and regularly travels to Sydney to perform implant surgery. Dr Yuen additionally spends time mentoring other dentists in the field of implant dentistry.

Dr Yuen's passion for providing quality dental care saw him establish the Lions East Timor Dental Project in 2001 where he travels twice a year to East Timor, providing free dental treatment to local communities in need. His work in the field of dentistry also saw him receive the Professional of the Year award in 2008.

Outside of dentistry, Dr Yuen enjoys spending his time fishing, hiking and growing orchids.

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Principal Dentist

Dr Andrew Kow

Dr Andrew Kow, alongside Dr Terence Yuen, is the principal dentist and co-founder of the Village Dental and Implant Centre practice. Dr Kow holds a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and has been practicing in Glenside (Burnside) for more than 30 years.

Passionate about dentistry, Dr Kow has worked with a dental colleagues in a mentor relationship. He holds special interests in cosmetic dentistry, non-amalgam restorations, implant dentistry and minor oral surgery.

Away from the practice, Dr Kow enjoys a number of hobbies including golf, tennis, cave diving and scuba diving instructing. He additionally has been the past president of the Adelaide Chinese Lions Club for 11 years.

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Dental Hygienist

Louise Edwards

Louise Edwards is the enthusiastic and compassionate dental hygienist at Village Dental and Implant Centre, joining the team in 2012. Louise completed her Advanced Diploma of Oral Health in 2011 and has since gained experience working in specialist practices including orthodontics, periodontics and paedodontics.

Within the practice, Louise is passionate about engaging with and treating her patients. Over the years she has also gotten to know her patients well and has developed strong, long-lasting relationships. While enjoying all aspects of her role, she holds particular interests in the areas of children's dentistry, periodontics and orthodontics.

Louise plays an active role…

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Louise Edwards is the enthusiastic and compassionate dental hygienist at Village Dental and Implant Centre, joining the team in 2012. Louise completed her Advanced Diploma of Oral Health in 2011 and has since gained experience working in specialist practices including orthodontics, periodontics and paedodontics.

Within the practice, Louise is passionate about engaging with and treating her patients. Over the years she has also gotten to know her patients well and has developed strong, long-lasting relationships. While enjoying all aspects of her role, she holds particular interests in the areas of children's dentistry, periodontics and orthodontics.

Louise plays an active role in the field of dentistry and has previously been the Vice President or the Dental Hygienist Association. She is also furthering her professional development by currently completing her Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Adelaide.

In her spare time, Louise spends quality time with her husband and daughter, and when she has the chance enjoys going to the gym and dining out with friends.

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Dental Hygienist

Thanh Dam

Village Dental and Implant Centre welcomed Thanh Dam to the practice in 2008 as a Dental Hygienist. Thanh initially began her career in dentistry in 2002 working as a dental assistant and completing her Certificate III and Certificate IV in Dental Assisting. Following her passion for the industry she went on to complete her Advanced Diploma of Oral Health and after graduating joined the Glenside (Burnside) practice.

Throughout her career, Thanh has been fortunate enough to visit East Timor with Dr Terence Yuen to do volunteer dentistry. She has since developed a keen interest in community health and regularly visits…

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Village Dental and Implant Centre welcomed Thanh Dam to the practice in 2008 as a Dental Hygienist. Thanh initially began her career in dentistry in 2002 working as a dental assistant and completing her Certificate III and Certificate IV in Dental Assisting. Following her passion for the industry she went on to complete her Advanced Diploma of Oral Health and after graduating joined the Glenside (Burnside) practice.

Throughout her career, Thanh has been fortunate enough to visit East Timor with Dr Terence Yuen to do volunteer dentistry. She has since developed a keen interest in community health and regularly visits the nearby child care centre to run Oral Health Education sessions.

In her spare time, Thanh enjoys cooking and trying new foods, and is a keen reader.

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Practice Manager

Alyssa Vowles

Village Dental and Implant Centre welcomed Alyssa Vowles to the Adelaide team in 2007. Alyssa initially joined the practice as a sterilisation nurse before going on to work as a Dental Assistant, completing her Certificate III in Dental Assisting. In 2009, she was given the opportunity to become the Front Office Coordinator and by 2017 was promoted to Practice Manager having completed her Diploma of Practice Management in 2016.

As Practice Manager, Alyssa loves building strong relationships with patients and assisting them with their treatment plans and dental goals. She also thoroughly enjoys working alongside highly experienced dentists and being…

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Village Dental and Implant Centre welcomed Alyssa Vowles to the Adelaide team in 2007. Alyssa initially joined the practice as a sterilisation nurse before going on to work as a Dental Assistant, completing her Certificate III in Dental Assisting. In 2009, she was given the opportunity to become the Front Office Coordinator and by 2017 was promoted to Practice Manager having completed her Diploma of Practice Management in 2016.

As Practice Manager, Alyssa loves building strong relationships with patients and assisting them with their treatment plans and dental goals. She also thoroughly enjoys working alongside highly experienced dentists and being part of a close-knit team.

Alyssa is part of the Australian Dental Association South Australia Practice Manager's Network. Committed to her professional development she has a keen interest in completing further studies in business management.

Outside of the practice, Alyssa likes keeping fit and healthy and has a love for animals and music.