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The team at our Central Coast dental practice is comprised entirely of friendly, knowledgeable and compassionate staff who are dedicated to the health and wellbeing of their patients. Patient care is at the forefront of everything we do, and we are committed to delivering personalised services that minimise discomfort and maximise long-term oral health.

Whether you need an implant, a root canal treatment, extraction for a damaged tooth, or just a regular check-up and clean, we are able to provide the service you require. You can count on receiving a warm welcome, and we will spare no effort to ensure your time with us is as comfortable as possible. Rest assured, we’ll do everything we can to keep you smiling with confidence.

Your road to better oral health begins at Dental at Lake Haven. Call to book an appointment with our friendly staff today.

Our Team

Here, you can see all team members currently at our Central Coast dental practice. We are a family practice with family values, and we will spare no effort to accommodate any specific requirements you may have. In addition to undertaking procedures, we offer an array of dental products – including implants, mouthguards, splints and more.

Dental Staff

Dr Jimmy Rao — Dental in Lake Heaven, NSW

Dr Jimmy Rao

Principal Dentist – BDS

Jimmy graduated as a general dentist (B.D.S) Mumbai, India 2002 and then undertook further training in orthodontics in Russia for 2 years. He gained his registration as a general dentist in Australia in 2012.

Jimmy is passionate about cosmetic treatments and braces undergoing regular continuing education courses to stay up to date with the latest in dentistry. He loves seeing his patients happy with the amazing smiles Jimmy creates. Jimmy speaks fluent in Russian, Hindi & English and has worked in diverse places including Lismore and Casino in the Northern Rivers of NSW but has now settled at his practices in Lake Haven, Kanwal and Cardiff.

Jimmy has a passion for music and whilst your in his surgery you will definitely hear some of his favourite music. Jimmy has a wonderful wife who is a passionate school teacher and two beautiful children. On the weekends you will find him riding my motorbike, stand up paddle boarding and learning how to fish.

Dr Nicolle Godfrey — Dental in Lake Heaven, NSW

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

Dr Anna Yip — Dental in Lake Heaven, NSW

Dr Anna Yip

Associate Dentist

Anna grew up in Hong Kong, completed her Bachelor of Science at University of California, Los Angeles. She came to Australia in 2010, worked as a dental assistant for 3.5 years before studying and receiving Graduate Diploma in Dentistry with Dr Godfrey at Griffith University.

Anna was a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society. She has experience working in both in public hospital and private practice.

Anna speaks fluent Cantonese, Mandarin and English, she has treated patients with diverse cultural backgrounds. Anna had dental anxiety when she was a child, she is passionate about providing a relaxing and painless environment for patients.

Anna enjoys reading, making bread, hiking and having a picnic with friends on the weekends.

Fran Clarke — Dental in Lake Heaven, NSW

Francesca Clarke

Principal Dental Hygienist – BOralHealth (UON)
Practice Manager

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 — Dental in Lake Heaven, NSW

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 17 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 has gained valuable experience in specialist periodontal services and general practice.

Dr Nick Kulkarni — Dental in Lake Heaven, NSW

Dr. Nick Kulkarni

Dr. Nick Kulkarni BDS Grad Dip Clin Dent (Oral Implants) University of Sydney

With over 20 years of experience in all fields of dentistry, Dr Nick has a keen interest in dental implants. He has undergone extensive implant training from Misch Implant Institute in Florida, USA, and Walpole Institute in London. He received his Fellowship from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in Vancouver, Canada. Nick completed the prestigious graduate diploma program from the University of Sydney, further enhancing his expertise in surgical grafting procedures. He is widely regarded as a key opinion leader in his field and conducts training and mentoring courses for other dentists. Nick has worked in India, Russia, Dubai, and Western Australia before calling Sydney his home. He is also a visiting implant surgeon at various practices in Sydney and the Northern Coast of NSW. Nick’s approach to dentistry is characterised by his wealth of experience and a sincere disposition. He takes pride in ethical treatment planning and adopts a gentle, calm approach to ensure the comfort of his patients. Outside of professional life, Nick cherishes his beautiful family and is a devoted father to his two little girls. He prioritises his physical well-being and enjoys keeping fit with regular workouts at the gym. Furthermore, his passion for history and quick-witted humour makes dental appointments with him and an engaging and enjoyable experience.

“I believe in offering evidence-based scientific treatment in the most relaxed and gentle manner. I encourage my patients to ask plenty of questions regarding their dental health and well-being. I am approachable like my patients to actively participate in their dental care so that they can make informed decisions about treatment choices. Together, we can achieve the best health and treatment outcomes”.

Adriana Glisic — Dental in Lake Heaven, NSW

Adriana Glisic

Oral Health Therapist - BOralHealthTherapy (UON)

Adriana has been a part of the dental industry for 11 years. She began her career in dental as a dental assistant. Originally from Illawarra, Adriana decided to make the move to Lake Macquarie to further her studies at The University of Newcastle. She graduated in 2017 with distinction and was awarded the Kathleen Cusack memorial award for her achievements. Adriana always strives to make clients experiences at their dental appointment as relaxed and comfortable as possible. She loves putting a smile on everyone’s faces. She looks forward to meeting and looking after you.

Karyn Gardner

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


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


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


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


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


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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To find out more about the dental services provided by our team, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Our prices are in a lower bracket than other practices, but we still uphold the highest standard of professionalism and care.