Meet your friendly local dentist
The close-knit team at Hawthorne Dental each bring their own unique set of skills to the role of ‘dentist’. Along with dental school qualifications, each member of our team is friendly, personable, and committed to providing a caring and comfortable experience for their patients. Our team all live locally in Brisbane.
Dr. Huy Tran - Principal Dentist
Dr. Huy Tran graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Queensland in 2003 and has since worked predominantly in the South-East Queensland district. He has a pleasant and caring chair-side manner and ensures his patients feel as comfortable as possible whilst under his care.
Huy enjoys practicing in all aspects of general dentistry but has special interests in the management of children and cosmetic dentistry. He also likes to keep up to date with new developments in the dental industry through regular continuing education courses. In his spare time, you will either see Huy involved in some minor home renovating, traveling, or planning for his future travels.
Dr. Jenny Loi - Principal Dentist
Dr. Jenny Loi graduated from the University of Queensland in 2001 with a Bachelor of Dental Science. Since graduation, she has been working full time in private practice and continually attends lectures and seminars to advance her skills.
Jenny has a very friendly and caring nature. She is gentle, a great listener and very family-orientated, having four kids of her own. She is committed to providing the highest standard of patient care. During her free time, she loves to spend time with her family, shopping and traveling.
Dr. Andy Pham - Associate Dentist
Dr. Andrew Pham graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Dental Science. He is a member of the Australian Dental Association and regularly attends continuing education seminars and courses. Andrew has a passion for dentistry, taking special interest in treating your children and believes that a fun and positive first experience is paramount to keep them coming back. Most recently Andrew has completed extra study and broadened his expertise in the area of snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apneoa and the effects this severe medical condition has on people of all ages. Outside of dentistry, you might find Andrew traveling, playing golf, fishing or spending quality time with family and friends. Feel free to discuss treatment options with him at your next dental appointment.
Dr. Snigdha Tata - Associate Dentist
Dr Snigdha is a fellow Kiwi who now calls Brisbane her home. She graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and a Graduate Diploma of Dentistry where she was awarded an award for Academic Excellence. Since graduation, she has gained experience working in rural Queensland as well as regional New South Wales.
Snigdha is passionate about oral health and continuing education, therefore regularly enjoys attending courses and seminars to advance her skills. Snigdha is an enthusiastic and gentle dentist who takes pride in ensuring a comfortable atmosphere for her patients so that they leave with a positive dental experience.
In her free time, Snigdha likes to spend time outdoors and travel with her family and friends as well as explore all the great food spots Brisbane has to offer.
Esther Waldburger - Practice Manager
Esther has been in the dental industry since 2003 and joined the Hawthorne Dental team in 2016. She has worked in all areas of dental, from dental assisting and clinical management to reception. Esther is highly experienced and has completed a Diploma in Practice Management as well as participating in continuing training and education programs. However, you will still regularly see Esther in the surgery, as she has a strong passion for hands on dental assisting and patient care.
She is warm, caring and will do her very best to ensure your time with us goes gently, smoothly and efficiently. She welcomes any suggestions you may have to help us improve our services and is happy to assist all our patients in any way she can. Esther loves getting outdoors and keeping active, and when she is not as work, she is most likely at the beach, running a trail or trekking a mountain.