Dental on Main welcomes fresh faces

EXTENDED opening hours are not the only change at Dental on Main, with the practice recently welcoming the addition of two new dentists.

Operating as Glenorchy’s longest-serving dental practice, Dental on Main – located at 355 Main Road, Glenorchy – has built a proud history of service over the past 57 years.

Founded in 1963 by Dr Jim Allen, the practice welcomed the addition of Dr Andrew Westbrook in 1982.

Dr Westbrook has been treating the community for 38 years, providing gentle and personalised care across all aspects of general dentistry.

And now this patient-focused approach is set to continue as Dr Westbrook instils his experience and philosophy in the new generation.

Last year saw Dr Andrew Ryan join the practice and this year, both he and Dr Westbrook will be extending a warm welcome to Dr Michael Franco.

Dr Westbrook is devoted to the patient base he has built over his career and is keen to see Dr Ryan and Franco carry on the practice in a manner devoted to care.

Dr Westbrook said it could often be difficult to get a booking with a dentist you trusted at a time that was convenient.

“Dental on Main works to provide services that fit around home and work schedules by offering extra appointments on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings,” he said.

“This ensures you can get a time with your dentist that suits you.

“Our practice offers a full range of treatments for adult patients, as well as delivers Child Dental Benefit Scheme services under Medicare.

“We welcome anxious patients, as well as patients who haven’t visited the dentist for a while, in an open, calm and supportive environment.

“Our primary aim is to help patients reach their desired dental goals.”

Dr Ryan is joining the practice following a career in the Australian Army as a dental officer, and as a pharmacist before that.

Dr Franco said he was excited to be joining a like-minded and professional team.

Both doctors studied at the University of Sydney together and formed part of the first dentistry team to win the inter-faculty rugby competition in more than 20 years.

“I congratulate the boys on their victory in a league one step higher than tiddlywinks after a successful career with a proper rugby club at Hobart Harlequins,” Dr Westbrook said.

Dental on Main is open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm, Thursdays 8.30am to 8pm and Saturdays 8.30am to 12noon.

Bookings can be made over the phone or online.

Caption: Dental on Main’s dental team, from left, Dr Alex Ryan, Dr Michael Franco and Dr Andrew Westbook.

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