Dr Ashley Freeman graduated from Adelaide University in 2008 with first class honours and has worked in private practice in Darwin for over seven years. He was the dux for the final two years of his dental training.
He enjoys all aspects of dentistry with particular interests in replacement of missing teeth with dental implants, cosmetic dentistry and veneers. He is accredited to complete dental treatment at the Darwin Private Hospital.
He has postgraduate training in dental implants and has traveled extensively including to Europe for further training in this field.
Ashley is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (2012), having achieved the highest mark during examination for this qualification. He has also been awarded fellowship of the international college of dentists and pierre fauchard academy for services to dentistry.
Ashley is immediate past president of the Australian Dental Association (NT Branch). He is a regular volunteer on the East Timor Dental Project and enjoys running and camping across the top end.
Dr. Ashley Freeman
Dr. Yvonne Huijser van Reenen
Dentist Monday – Tuesday
On Thursday and Friday Dr. Yvonne Huijser van Reenen works in Humpty Doo at the Humpty Doo Dental Clinic.
Originally from the Netherlands, Dr Yvonne Huijser van Reenen studied dentistry at the University of Groningen qualifying in 2010. After working in the Netherlands for a couple of years, Yvonne travelled to Australia with her Australian husband. After getting her qualifications recognised in Australia and passing the ADC exams, she settled down in Darwin. Darwin is now home for her and her young family.
Yvonne enjoys treating all members of the family. She treats a lot of kids and anxious patients. She enjoys getting to know her patients and build those relationships. Yvonne likes all facets of general dentistry, from root canal treatments to cosmetic treatments. She is accredited to provide treatments under General Anesthetic in the Darwin Private Hospital.
On Monday and Tuesday Yvonne works in Smith Street Dental and on Thursday and Friday at Humpty Doo Dental. Outside of dentistry Yvonne enjoys the outdoor life Darwin has to offer. She loves camping, hiking and sailing. She tries to get her cold fix every now and then by returning home to Holland and going to the ski slopes.
Dr. Yvonne Huijser Van Reenen
Dr. Hannah Mcvinish
Dentist Monday – Saturday
Dr Hannah McVinish graduated from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2016. Since then, she had been working in Toowoomba and made the move to the Top End in July 2018.
Hannah is passionate about providing personalised, well-explained treatment plans to achieve optimal oral health. Her friendly nature and gentle hand helps to provide a comfortable, enjoyable dental experience. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry with special interests in restorative, preventative, dentures, and special needs care.
Outside of the dental surgery Hannah enjoys dancing, coffee, riding her dirt bike, and exploring all the wonders that the Top End has to offer
Dr. Hannah Mcvinish
Dr. Stephanie Shields
Wednesday – Friday
Dr Stephanie Shields is originally from Brisbane and moved to the Top End in January 2015 to work at both Smith Street Dental Practice and Humpty Doo Dental. She completed her dental training in 2012 at Griffith University Gold Coast and worked for two years at a family practice in Brisbane. Steph enthusiastically enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and is dedicated to helping patients achieve and maintain an optimal level of dental health. She finds it very fulfilling to improve a patient’s overall well-being through the application of modern dental concepts. Steph is keenly interested in contemporary treatment advances and has a commitment to life- long learning. She is currently the secretary of the Australian Dental Association NT branch. Steph thoroughly enjoys the tropical lifestyle in Darwin and loves yoga and camping.
Dr. Stephanie Shields
Dr. Sinead Ruane
Dentist Monday – Friday
Dr Sinead Ruane graduated, with honours from University of Dublin, Trinity College in 2002.
Thereafter she took on the role of House Officer at Dublin Dental Hospital, during which time she successfully completed her membership exams for the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland.
She then worked in a busy Private Practice outside Dublin for 3 years, after which she decided to spread her wings and do some travelling. This decision lead her to Darwin where she has been working in Private Dental Practice for the past 12 years.
Sinead enjoys every aspect of dentistry and loves treating all members of the family. She particularly enjoys helping anxious patients overcome their fears and achieving results which they never saw possible at the outset.
In her spare time, Sinead enjoys running, swimming, and frequenting the various beautiful outdoor spaces which Darwin has to offer, with her young family.
Ms Ronda Shaw
Monday – Thursday
Ms Ronda Shaw
Ms Leonie Brown
Leonie completed her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene at Curtin University in Perth in 2008.
She worked mostly with a private practice dentist who had a keen interest in dentally anxious patients.
Over this time there were multiple holidays to Darwin which led to her making the move to live here in 2015.
She loves being involved in the preventive side of dentistry and changing people’s perspectives on coming to the dentist.
Prevention is better than a cure as they say. With enthusiasm only a ‘dental nerd’ could have she has a passion for gum problems and is told she has a gentle touch and is very empathetic. She can often be found volunteering her time to the Dental Hygienist Association of Australia as well as furthering her dental knowledge.
Working Wednesday and Friday at Smith Street Dental and Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at Humpty Doo Dental she has the best of both worlds.
Having settled down in Humpty Doo you can find her outside of the dental surgery fishing, cooking, 4WDing, swimming and exploring.”