Our Team

Connection, Growth, Wellness and Doing Good is at the heart of the Gentle Dental Culture

Connection is at the heart of the Gentle Dental community because we love building genuine connections with patients. It is just as vital that the Gentle Dental team fosters that same strong level of connectedness internally with each other. We have daily huddles and enjoy lunches and social outings together.

Education is at the centre of the Gentle Dental philosophy, with the belief that with the right knowledge team members and patients are empowered to grow and thrive into the best versions of themselves. Because of this Gentle Dental encourages growth at every opportunity and holds monthly education sessions for the team.

Gentle Dental puts the wellbeing of its’ people first, understanding that high performance only comes when people feel their best. In order to help patients, obtain and maintain the greatest levels of health, we must ensure our own health comes first. To support team members with their own self care we do weekly meditation and yoga together.

At Gentle Dental, our goal is to not only help patients, but also to have a direct impact on the community and the environment. We are involved in the Rebuilding Smiles program and we strive to be the most sustainable dental practice in Australia.

Dr. Lisa Brownfoot, Principal Dentist, BDS (Adel)

Dr. Lisa Brownfoot - Dentist Hawthorn

Dr. Lisa Brownfoot truly enjoys getting to know her patients and developing long term patient relationships. Her gentle, caring and understanding approach helps patients feel calm and at ease.

Dr. Lisa’s goal is to design effective treatment plans to suit individual patient needs. Dr. Lisa’s dedication to comprehensive dentistry ensures patients experience thorough on-going care and know how to maintain optimal oral health.

Dr. Lisa has a particular interest in aesthetics including composite resin veneers, clear aligners, and also full mouth rehabilitation cases where patients have lost function or would like to improve the look of their smiles.

In her free time Lisa loves staying active: playing soccer, yoga, running and surfing. She enjoys travelling and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Anthony Lay. Associate Dentist, DDS (Melb)

Dr. Anthony Lay - Hawthorn Dentist

Dr. Anthony Lay has a passion for helping people and fixing things, so dentistry was his natural calling. He has spent several years working in the regional Victorian town of Cobram before recently moving back home to Melbourne.

Dr. Anthony wants to ensure that everyone can visit the dentist without anxiety. He wants to provide everyone with the opportunity to smile and chew confidently. He has a keen interest in aesthetic dentistry including composite restorations and ceramic crowns. Dr Anthony’s gentle and friendly nature will put you at ease.

Outside of work he enjoys playing futsal, volleyball, and bouldering. He also loves to travel with friends and family and hopes to be able to visit every continent at least once.

Dr. Chris Farrelly

Dr Chris Farrelly graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Dundee. He worked in Glasgow for several years before deciding to move to Melbourne in 2008.

Dr Farrelly has completed a number of Post Graduate courses, including a highly regarded course in full mouth rehabilitation, in addition to courses in dental implantology and is currently in the second year of his Post Graduate Diploma in this field. This allows him access to the most up to date academic research and surgical techniques. Dr Farrelly’s scope of practice includes complex cosmetic dental treatments such as implant dentistry, porcelain crowns and veneers, cosmetic analysis, including Digital Smile Design.

Dr Farrelly has a strong focus on communication and says “The most crucial element in delivering complete and high-quality dental care is communication. The ability to properly diagnose and explain treatment options in terms each individual patient will understand is paramount.”

Dr Farrelly understands that dental treatment can sometimes be slightly stressful for patients, and he endeavours to create a relaxing environment where patients can feel both comfortable and informed. Patients warm to his affable manner and delightful sense of humour.

Judith, Pratice Manager

Judith - Practice manager

Judith is our amazing practice manager. She has been in the dental industry for over 30 years and is an absolute wealth of knowledge.

Judith is a superstar at finding appointment times that suit our patients so that we can provide the best possible care for patients in a timely manner.

Judith loves to help transform patients’ lives by improving their smiles.

Outside of the dental field Judith loves spending time with her family and pets and enjoys travelling overseas, particularly to Hawaii!

Claire Brownfoot, Front Office Coordinator

Claire Brownfoot

Patients love being greeted by Claire’s warm smile. Claire enjoys getting to know patients and is amazing with children.

When Claire is not at Gentle Dental she is looking after her granddaughters, Maddie and Millie. She also enjoys her morning walks and spending time with her family.

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