Dr Joanne Lee, Principal Dentist.
Joanne graduated in dentistry at the University of Sydney in 1989. Three years later she moved to Orange, where she has practised ever since.
Joanne says ongoing education is a priority.
‘Dentistry is continually changing. New treatments, updates, better ways of doing things. For me it’s so important to have the confidence that I’m giving patients the most up to date treatment options available. Even when a visit is routine, it’s nice for everyone to know that what we’re doing is best practice, this year, right now.’
Joanne is married with two teenage boys she is devoted to!
Dr Lindsay Mahlo, Associate Dentist
Lindsay grew up in Orange and completed his Bachelor of Dental Science degree at Charles Sturt University, Orange. He travelled around NSW treating patients on placement and is very excited to start working in his home town.
“For me, dentistry is as much about forming a trusting relationship with my patients as it is about science. The most rewarding part of the job is to meet a new patient who may be a little nervous & seeing that by the end of the appointment, their outlook has totally changed. This is so important, especially for kids. My goal is to provide a broad range of high quality dental care in a safe and ethical manner.” says Lindsay.
In his spare time, Lindsay is a keen squash player, snow skier and loves to race go-karts. He is also planning to get his pilot’s licence
Dr Robert Hochstadt, Associate Dentist
Rob graduated in dentistry at the University of Sydney in 1977. He worked in Newcastle, Tennant Creek (NT) and London (UK) before establishing his own practice on the Sunshine Coast (Qld) in 1983. In 2007 he sold his practice to allow himself more time to devote to his wife, Faye, and his now grown-up and recently married daughters, Ilana and Tahlia. He and Faye are looking forward to becoming grandparents in the not too distant future!
Rob works at our practice for three months each year, generally over summer and autumn, as he prefers to spend his winters in Queensland or travelling with Faye and friends. Every few years Rob volunteers his dental skills on projects in third world countries such as Madagascar, Cambodia and Thailand. He has also been involved in providing dental care in remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory.
Rob has a reputation as a gentle and caring dentist and has always devoted a good part of his practice life to attending continuing education courses in an attempt to keep his skill levels at a point where his patients can be assured that they are receiving high-quality, up-to-date dental care.
When he’s not at the surgery Rob can often be seen treading the boards in an Orange Theatre Company production, playing tennis, ten-pin bowling or playing Words With Friends on his iPhone.
‘I have only one problem with living here in Orange,’ says Rob. ‘At the end of my six month stint here each year, I’ve invariably put on 4 or 5 kilos. The food and wine here are too good to resist!’