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. Renee Aitken

Dentist

Availability

Monday – Friday

8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday

N/A

Sunday

N/A

After finishing her tertiary studies at James Cook University in Cairns in 2019, Renee arrived at Alice Springs Family Dental as a fully qualified dentist in 2020.

During her time at university, she underwent clinical placement in Cairns, Mackay, Alice Springs and Fiji.

 

What’s your favourite thing about being a dentist?

Establishing rapport with my patients and getting to know them.

What do you like to do on your days off?

Cook. Or walk my dog.

What is your favourite food?

Any rustic Italian dishes.

Dr. Cameron Born

Dentist

Availability

Monday – Friday

8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday

N/A

Sunday

N/A

After growing up on a tomato farm in the Whitsundays, Cameron completed his dentistry studies at James Cook University in 2019.

He underwent clinical placement in both Alice Springs and Proserpine in Queensland before joining the team at Alice Springs Family Dental.

 

What is your favourite thing about being a dentist?

The ability to make significant improvements in peoples’ lives by restoring someone’s smile, self-confidence, and the ability to speak and eat properly.

What do you like to do on your days off?

Watching ANY sport, gardening, playing with my dog.

What is your favourite food?

BBQ ribs (ask me for cooking secrets).

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.