Staff

Alice Springs Family Dental Team

Teamwork makes the dream work!

The friendly team at Alice Springs Family Dental is passionate about delivering excellent customer service to our patients, to assist in ensuring better outcomes for their dental health.

Our administration staff work together with our dentists to create a positive experience for every patient.

Our team of dentists can deliver a range of services to address dental concerns, using the latest technology and procedures.

Our Dentists, Hygienist & Specialists

At Alice Springs Family Dental, we are served by four qualified dentists and a hygienist, all of whom are passionate about improving health outcomes for their patients.

Dr. Aman Bhullar

Dentist

Availability

Monday – Friday

8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday

N/A

Sunday

N/A

Dr Aman obtained her BDS degree  in 2010, from the faculty of dentistry at BFH Dental University, Punjab, India. After moving to Australia in 2011, she successfully completed Australian Dental Council Examination in 2014 and worked both in public and private sectors before joining the team at Alice Springs Family Dental. Aman is dedicated to the education and comfort of her patients. Always striving to create a tranquil and friendly environment for the whole family combined with high quality dental care.

 

What is your favorite thing about being a dentist? 

I enjoy all aspects of general dentistry and the challenges of providing quality conservative family dentistry in a comfortable and
friendly environment.  I take particular time and attention in providing my patients with positive dental experiences.

What do you like to do on your day off? 

Outside my professional activities, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. 

What is your favorite food?

Authentic Punjabi food.

 

Dr. Joanne Richardson

Dentist

Availability

Monday – Friday

8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday

N/A

Sunday

N/A

Joanne graduated at the University of Sydney in 1978. She worked in her father’s clinic for 20 years, then opened up her own practice in Airlie Beach. After her children had grown up she started doing locum work in interesting places NZ, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Tasmania, RFDS, Margaret River, India and Nepal.

 

What is your favourite thing about being a dentist?

I enjoy the challenge of turning a nervous patient into a relaxed one and willing to attend regularly for check ups. Meeting new people from all different walks of life enriches my own life.

What do you like to do on your days off?

I am a keen bushwalker and sailor, and love exploring remote parts of this amazing planet.

What is your favourite food?

I love all types of seafood.

Dr. Shelby Armstrong

Dentist

Availability

Monday – Friday

8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday

N/A

Sunday

N/A

After growing up in Adelaide, Shelby completed her dentistry studies at James Cook University. She undertook clinical placements in Alice Springs, Launceston and Tasmania. Shelby enjoys an active lifestyle and loves playing netball. 

 

What is your favourite thing about being a dentist?

Improving a person’s quality of life by helping them smile with confidence.

What do you like to do on your days off?

Exploring the beautiful red centre with friends!

What is your favourite food?

Any spicy curry.

Dr. Dominique Pozzi

Dentist

Availability

Monday – Friday

8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday

N/A

Sunday

N/A

Queenslander born and bred, Dominique grew up in Brisbane and then moved to the Gold Coast to complete her dentistry degree at Griffith University. Dominique was itching to pursue a change of scene upon graduation, which drew her here to Alice Springs. Some of her hobbies include reading, learning Japanese, and long distance running – she’d love to complete her first half marathon at some point in the near future.

 

What is your favourite thing about being a dentist?

I love getting to know and building genuine relationships with my patients. It’s always so exciting to meet new people and hear everyone’s different stories.

 What do you like to do on your days off?

I’m very excited to enjoy everything that Alice Springs and the Northern Territory has to offer. On my days off, I’m looking forward to exploring the area through hiking and camping trips.

What is your favourite food?

Fresh mangoes.

Dr. Conor Harnischfeger

Dentist

Availability

Monday – Friday

8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday

Appointment Only

Sunday

N/A

Conor arrived in Alice Springs back in 2014 for his final dental internship and found his home here before joining the team at Alice Springs Family Dental in 2020.

He studied at James Cook University in Cairns and spent some years working in community outreach as well as a year working in the Torres Strait Islands.

 

What is your favourite thing about being a dentist?

Alleviating patients’ anxiety about the dentist and creating a positive experience, and giving patients their smile back.

What do you like to do on your days off?

Spend time with my daughters.

What is your favourite food?

Mum’s steak and kidney pie.

Dr. Ales Krecinic

Dentist

Availability

Monday – Friday

8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday

N/A

Sunday

N/A

Ales has more than three decades of experience working as a dentist, including stints in Bosnia Herzegovina, Sweden and Loxton, in South Australia’s Riverland.

He arrived at Alice Springs Family Dental in 2020 and has extensive experience in all aspects of dentistry.

 

What is your favourite thing about being a dentist?

Considering my experience in the field (including surgical extractions and insertion of implants), I enjoy the idea of passing my knowledge to future dentists.

What do you like to do on your days off?

Jogging, hiking, bushwalking and travelling.

What is your favourite food?

Everything with vegetables.

Hellen

Hygienist

Availability

Monday – Friday

8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday

N/A

Sunday

N/A

Hellen has wealth of knowledge and experience in dentistry, working in both the public and private sector for more than 34 years

She has completed the extensive tertiary study and volunteers her services regularly on working trips to Vietnam.

 

What is your favourite thing about being a hygienist?

I continue to enjoy working to provide the best care while motivating and working as a team with my colleagues to achieve optimum dental health for our patients.

What do you like to do on your days off?

I have a busy family life and I am active within the community. Also, I have a market stall and online business, selling sporting and leisure products aimed at keeping consumers hydrated in our harsh desert climate.

Dr. Arthur Drouganis

Periodontist

Availability

Visiting Monthly – Available 

Appointment Only

 

 

 

Visiting Periodontist

Dr Drouganis is a periodontist with over 35 years of experience. In the first half of his career, he practised as a general dentist and the second half as a specialist in the fields of Periodontics and Dental Implantology.

He holds undergraduate and post-graduate degrees from Adelaide University and has published papers in national and international journals on periodontics.

The Alice Springs community is privileged to have Dr Arthur Drouganis bring his experience and knowledge to the red centre.

We have 25+ years of experience

in the dental industry.