The team at Riviera Dental Care are your local accredited dentists in Bairnsdale, that meet the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.
‘Photo courtesy of East Gippsland Newspapers’
CURRENT RIVIERA DENTAL CARE STAFF
Dentists: Aaron Bazley, Kate Bailey, Tim Allen, and David McMahon.
Dental Therapist: Sharon Favaloro.
WHO ARE WE?
A Melbourne University graduate, Aaron has over 20 years clinical experience in all areas of dental practice. Before settling in Bairnsdale, Aaron worked both on the Mornington peninsula and in the Lake District of England.
Professionally Aaron enjoys the challenge of maintaining older teeth. As we age, teeth and the ways that they are maintained can change, especially with more complex medical conditions.
Aaron has a love of nature and the great outdoors, hence the attraction to East Gippsland. When not at work, he enjoys camping and hiking, as well as sports such as mountain biking or kayaking. Or just as happy to be digging sandcastles at the beach with his two young children.
Dr Kate Bailey was born in Brisbane, Queensland, and graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Queensland in 2003. Since graduation she worked as a Dental Officer in the Royal Australian Navy for 10 years before joining the team at Riviera Dental Care, Bairnsdale in 2015.
Kate is experienced in all facets of modern general dentistry with a particular interest in Sleep Apnoea. Kate is a member of the Australian Dental Association and Australian Sleep Association. She regularly attends continuing education courses to further her knowledge and skills.
In her spare time she is developing her garden on Raymond Island, keeps her two Siamese cats out of trouble, travels and goes skiing with her husband, Henri. After much moving around the country with the Navy they both intend to make East Gippsland their “forever” home.
Sharon has over 30 years of experience as a dental therapist ,of living and raising her family in East Gippsland.. She hence has a wealth of knowledge and experience of dealing with children and adolescents. Sharon believes very passionately that a child’s first dental visits have a large bearing on their future dental health, and as such, is very mindful to make sure that any treatment is age appropriate and children friendly. Sharon also enjoys working in more remote smaller communities such as Orbost and Omeo, and more recently with indigenous children in the Northern territory.
Away from work Sharon enjoys helping her daughters equestrian endeavours, waterskiing and more recently road biking. Sharon is also a member of Bairnsdale sunrise rotary group.
David has over 30 years clinical experience as dentist, including successfully running his own practice in Traralgon, in addition to raising four children. David also has strong links to the East Gippsland farming community . David has been involved in, and enjoys very much, the clinical mentoring of younger graduate dentists.
David has a passion for music, primarily expressed by playing guitar as part of a band. He also is a keen parachutist. As a farmer, he holds a special place in his heart for the Australian Bush.
For many of our patients , Tim is the most familiar face they have seen. Tim has spent over 30 years as a dentist in Bairnsdale , Orbost and Paynesville. Our dental clinic bore his name until changing to Riviera Dental care in 2011.
Tim has a proven track record of helping patients to achieve dental health. He has gained much satisfaction from being part of the East Gippsland community for such a long period.
Those patients who are most used to Tim are also aware that his great passion has always been sailing, including building his own boat.
These days Tim is spending more time on the boat, and less time at the surgery, working primarily in the summer months.
He is also looking forward to becoming a grandfather in 2016.
Looking for Dentists in Bairnsdale? Riviera Dental Care is a local accredited dentists that meet the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.
Come visit your local dentists at Riviera Dental Care 6a Service Street Bairnsdale 3875
or book an appointment by calling us on (03) 5152 4636