Dr Jimmy Rao – Principal Dentist – BDS

I graduated as a general dentist (B.D.S) Mumbai, India 2002. I undertook further training in orthodontics in Russia for 2 years. I gained my registration as a general dentist in Australia in 2012.
I am passionate about cosmetic treatments and braces undergoing regluar continuing education courses to stay up to date with the latest in dentistry. I love seeing my patients happy with the amazing smiles I can create. I am fluent in Russian, Hindi & English. I have worked in diverse places including Lismore and Casino in the Northern Rivers of NSW and have now settled at Lake Haven.

I also have a passion for music. Whilst in the surgery you will definitely hear some of my favourite music. I have a wonderful wife who is a passionate school teacher and on the weekends you will find me riding my motorbike, stand up paddle boarding and learning how to fish.


Dr Kathrina Klinar – Associate Dentist - Med Sci (Hons), B. Dent.

Dr Kathrina Klinar completed her Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours in 2005 and Bachelor of Dentistry in 2009 at The University of Sydney. She was awarded the Rudolf Gunz University medal for her proficiency in knowledge and clinical work in dentistry. Kathrina worked in private practices in Bathurst, Lithgow and Orange. She was also involved as a clinical tutor at Charles Sturt University Bachelor of Dentistry program before moving to the Central Coast in 2012.
Dr. Klinar currently holds the position of Senior Dental Officer at Gosford Hospital. She is also one of the Associate Dentists of Dental at Lake Haven. Kathrina’s fields of interest in dentistry are cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery and dental management of medically compromised patients.
Her passion is in providing best care whilst achieving in delivering dental excellence helps Kathrina provide a great experience to her patients.
Kathrina is an active member of the Australian Dental Association New South Wales (ADANSW). She is a member of the ADANSW Advocacy Committee. Kathrina is a mentor and a professional support for Bachelor of Dental Surgery students from Adelaide University and Bachelor of Oral Health students from Newcastle University.
Kathrina enjoys spending quality time with her husband and three daughters. She loves raising her young family on the beautiful Central Coast.


Dr Nicolle Godfrey - Associate Dentist - BOralH (Dent Sc) GDipDent

Growing up in Lismore in Northern NSW, Nicolle made the move to the Gold Coast to study at Griffith University, where she graduated with a Graduate Diploma of Dentistry. Nicolle kept herself busy working as a dental assistant for the 5 years whilst she studied, where she got the pleasure of assisting Dr. Jimmy.
She had the very challenging but rewarding opportunity to work in Stanthorpe, which is a town located in rural QLD. She was there for 5 months on placement, where she was faced with a diverse range of dental experiences.
Nicolle has a very gentle, caring and calm nature, and strives to make every patient feel at ease in the dental chair. She believes that a trip to the dentist should be a comfortable and positive experience. In her spare time Nicolle enjoys travelling, hitting the slopes and spending time with friends and family.

Francesca Clarke – Principal Dental Hygienist – BOralHealth (UON)

Fran was among the first cohort of dental hygienists in NSW to graduate from the University of Newcastle Bachelor of Oral Health degree program in 2007. She offers expertise in her field with a passion for educating children on best Oral hygiene practices at home.Fran has two teenage children and understands the importance to motivate teens to take care of their personal oral hygiene.

Fran works alongside Jimmy in a team that provides full oral health care and more.

Stacey Ballard – Oral Health Therapist – Dip DT BOralHealth (UON) Ext Scope

Stacey was born & bred in Mudgee. She left the "bush" to pursue her career as an oral health therapist. Stacey is a highly experienced clinician and has been making smiles beautiful for approximately 15 years. She graduated top of her class in Dental therapy with a high distinction average and was presented with the Kathleen Cusack memorial award for recognition of academic achievement.

Since graduating Stacey has worked in a variety of rural and remote areas including Dubbo ,Mudgee and as far west as Cobar where she participated in the Royal Flying Doctors service.

Stacey is very passionate about Oral Health promotion and she has spent a large proportion of her career servicing disadvantaged children. After settling on the central coast, she she has gained valuable experience in specialist periodontal services and general practice.


Karyn Gardner – Dental Hygienist - BoralHealth (UON)

Karyn has worked in the dental industry since 1990. Beginning her career as a dental assistant and progressing to the University of Newcastles dental Hygiene program graduating with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2008.

Karyn has a passion for continuing education and is a qualified trainer for Hunter TAFE, training the next generation of Dental assistants.

Karyn has two children and enjoys spending her weekends entertaining friends and family.


Ashley – Dental Assistant

Ashley has worked in the dental industry for a couple of years now and has studied her Certificate III in dental assisting at TAFE.
She is passionate about helping others and making them feel comfortable whilst in the dental chair as she realizes it may be a daunting experience for some.

She loves to make people smile and you may hear her singing away sometimes without realizing as she loves music.

Ashley is an animal lover and on the weekends, you will find her at the beach with her dog Freddie or spending quality time with family and friends.


Hollie - Dental Assistant

Hollie has worked within the dental industry for over 10 years at various practices in Sydney and on the Central Coast, and has been part of the team at Dental at Lake Haven as a Dental assistant since January 2018.
Hollie is an artist and works on this passion in her spare time, as well as maintaining a healthy obsession with her dog, Chelsea.

She enjoys going out for breakfast, being at the beach, and spending time with her friends.


Jo – Dental Assistant

Jo came to us with 5 years experience working in orthodontics and has been a part of our team at Dental at Lake Haven since May 2018. She enjoys contact with our patients and fabricating orthodontic appliances and whitening trays in our lab.
Jo enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids. They are often adventuring on weekends away camping and having fun.

Lee - Dental Assistant

Lee has worked in the dental industry for over 30 years. Lee brings extensive knowledge of all aspects of dentistry from general to cosmetic, implants and orthodontics.

Before joining us at Dental at Lake Haven she worked as a dental assistant, treatment and clinic coordinator and dental practice manager and is very passionate about her job.
Lee is bright and bubbly with a kind and caring nature to welcome you  at the front desk when you attend for your appointment.
Lee is available to answer your dental questions when you call the practice.


Sharyn - Dental Assistant

Sharyn has worked in the dental industry for many years and loves what she does.
With her warm and caring nature she understands the importance of making people feel comfortable and at ease when coming into the dental atmosphere.

Outside of work Sharyn enjoys her family and friends, cooking, gardening and keeping active.


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