Dr. Jake Jang

Principal Dentist

Dr. Jake Jang graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Western Australia Dental School, Perth. Since then, he has worked with Australia’s leading dentists and specialists.

Dr. Jang has excelled in all aspects of dentistry in order to offer complete and comprehensive care at one location. His interests include cosmetic dentistry, root canal therapy, complex wisdom teeth extractions, and implant dentistry. He completed the Master Implant Program at the Brener Implant Institute (one of Australia’s leading prosthodontics and implant programs), which specialises in all aspects of bone grafting and dental implants.

Known for his calm and soothing manner, Dr. Jang is passionate about staying at the forefront of dentistry to ensure that his patients receive the best possible dental care and treatments.

Dr. Tommy Jang

Dental Surgeon

Dr. Tommy Jang graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and a Master of Dentistry. Over his career, Dr. Tommy has worked at prestigious dental practices in both regional and metropolitan areas.

With a gentle and caring approach, Dr. Tommy is dedicated to providing all his patients with a relaxed and comfortable dental experience. He enjoys providing high-quality care and seeing the impact that it has on patients’ oral health and in their lives.

Dr. Tommy enjoys all fields of general dentistry and has a particular passion for preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. He is committed to continuing professional education, keeping up with the latest developments in dentistry techniques to ensure that his patients receive the care they deserve.

Dr. Robert Turnbull

Principal Sedationist

Dr. Robert Turnbull has practiced dental sedation for more than 10 years. He believes that fear, phobia or anxiety should not interfere with excellent dental care, and his goal is to ensure that all patients have access to safe, stress-free, and quality dentistry.

As an endorsed dental sedationist, Dr. Turnbull completes annual re-endorsement training in the management of medical emergencies. He is on the council of The Australian Society of Dental Anaesthesiology and manages the annual scientific meeting and emergency management training provided by the society. Dr. Turnbull also teaches dental undergraduate and postgraduate students in the IV sedation department of the University of Sydney based at Westmead Hospital in Sydney.

Malina Phalome

Practice Manager

In more than 10 years of working in the dental industry, Malina Phalome has worked with leading dentists, specialists and professors, and mentored dental assistants. Her career began as a trainee dental assistant, and she has since gained numerous qualifications in specialist dental techniques and business administration.

When Malina joined Gosford Family Dentist she immediately fell in love with the role and the team. She thinks of the practice as one big happy family and enjoys meeting patients from different backgrounds and cultures.

Outside of work, Malina spends most of her time with family and friends, and especially likes doing fun things and enjoying delicious food with her nieces and nephews as the ‘Cool Aunty’.

Natalie Hughes

Dental Assistant

Natalie Hughes is a certified Dental Assistant who’s been working with patients at Gosford Family Dentist for more than three years. Having always dreamed of working in a dental practice, Natalie loves that her role provides her with the opportunity to help patients to achieve their dream smile and gain confidence.

Natalie is known for her hard working, caring, and gentle chair side manner and strives to make everyone feel welcome. She is especially known for helping patients to overcome their fears of the dentist by getting to know people on a personal level.

Natalie enjoys learning and, in her spare time, is currently completing a Certificate IV in Dental Assisting, specialising in oral health promotion and dental radiography.

Kim Maddaford

Receptionist / Dental Assistant

Kim Maddaford brings almost 30 years of dental industry experience to her role at Gosford Family Dentist. Over those years, Kim has worked in various roles in dental practices and has experience in orthodontics and oral surgery.

A dental practice needs a dynamic team to run smoothly, and Kim enjoys the challenge of making sure things go to plan. Kim loves that every day is different and that her role is hands-on. She loves interacting with patients and helping people in need. And she particularly enjoys seeing the transformations made through cosmetic dentistry.

Kim is a beach lover who enjoys spending time with her husband, kids, and their animals.

Ellie Jang

Dental Assistant

Ellie Jang was inspired to become a dental assistant because of her own experience as a patient at Gosford Family Dentist. She enjoys now being able to offer patients that same quality, caring experience from their first greeting to the end of their treatment.

Ellie enjoys working with patients of all ages and, as a mother of two sons, is especially good at supporting children during their visits.

Away from the practice, Ellie enjoys spending time with her family and heading to the park to walk.

Zoe Kinder

Trainee Dental Assistant

Zoe Kinder’s family had been patients at Gosford Family Dentist for over 15 years so, when she started, she felt right at home.

Zoe joined the practice from high school through the Big Picture Program. She loves the opportunity to learn new things and is now pursuing qualifications in dental assisting.

As an adventurer, Zoe enjoys camping all around Newcastle and the Central Coast in any kind of weather. And in good weather, she loves getting out on her boat with family and friends.