Who is Albert Street Dental?

We’re locally owned and operated offering all aspects of dental services. Our aim is to maintain lasting relationships with our clients by continually providing a professional and high quality experience.
Our team is very flexible & we pride ourselves in understanding our customer’s needs. 

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We want to change your opinion of visiting the dentist!

Answers

Our patient-first approach means you will get your questions answered, fully understand your options, and be in complete control of your treatment plan. We don’t do anything unless you give us the thumbs up.

Anxiety

Everyone gets apprehensive about visiting the dentist, but our convenient options and in-office comforts will make you feel relaxed from the moment you contact us.

Trust

Our approachable team endeavors to spend time getting to know your wants and needs, this leads to a lasting, trusting relationship.

Meet the Team 

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Dr Nick Mills

Owner and Principal Dentist

Dr Nick Mills

Dr Nick and his wife Rachael opened Albert Street Dental Practice in 2005. They both arrived in Taree in 2002 together on a round the world travelling trip, opted to stay here for 3 months and never actually left.

Having now developed 2 sons, 2 dogs, a cat and several chickens. The Mid North Coast is their forever home.

Nick Qualified form Leeds University (UK) in 1999, spent 3 years working as a General Dentist in Yorkshire before working Full time as a General Dentist in Taree. His interests in Dentistry centre on providing lifetime care for patients he can grow old together with.

Nicks general interests are his family, almost every sport you can think of and good food.

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Dr Mark Steenson

Associate Dentist

Dr Mark Steenson

Mark qualified in Dentistry at Queen’s University Belfast in 2015.
Following graduation, Mark moved to Devon England for a year for further training in general practice including aesthetic dentistry and endodontics. He has a patient focused approach and strives to make appointments comfortable, stress free and has a huge Where’s Wally poster on his ceiling which is a must see (there are 4 to find!)

Mark worked on the North Coast of Northern Ireland until the pull of good weather and outdoor lifestyle in Australia was too tempting. He moved to the local area with his wife at the start of 2020 and is spending his weekends travelling, surfing (avoiding sharks!) and attempting to play soccer with the local team.

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Dr Lucia Leonard

Associate Dentist
BDS MFDS

Dr Lucia Leonard

Dr Lucia Leonard graduated from Queen University Belfast with a distinction in 2016. She has gained a wealth of knowledge working in General practice and hospital Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontic departments.

Lucia is committed to undertaking continuous postgraduate training to update her clinical knowledge and skills and has completed the MFDS exams in 2017/2018.

She has a family friendly approach and is passionate about working with patients to restore their smile and confidence.

After a holiday to the Mid North Coast, Lucia and her husband fell in love with the area and lifestyle and moved from Northern Ireland to join Albert Street Dental Practice at the start of 2020. She lives locally and enjoys travelling, socialising and most of all her french bulldog, Murphy.

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Dr Tom Lowry

Associate Dentist

Dr Tom Lowry

Gentle, kind and caring, Tom is a well known face in the local area having worked in Taree over the last 10 years. He is passionate about making your visit a pleasant experience, through excellent communication and gentle dentistry.

Tom particularly enjoys working with children and anxious patients, endeavoring to take any fear away. He is well regarded by his patients who enjoy his calm demeanor and good sense of humor. Tom Studied at the highly respected University of Dundee in Scotland and has worked in Scotland, Ireland, England and Tasmania before making his mark in Taree. He has an interest in Dental implantology and pediatric dentistry.

Away from the office, Tom enjoys camping, surfing and spending lots of time with his young family.

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Julie Lowman

Dental Nurse

Julie Lowman

Julie joined our team in 2008 with many years experience, originally working with John Stockard until his retirement.
Julie and her husband live on a property on the outskirts of wingham.She loves the outdoors and beach and will sometimes be out on her paddle board.
Julie also loves socializing with her family and friends.

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Katie Patchett

Dental Nurse/Receptionist

Katie Patchett

Kate has been at Albert Street Dental since 2018 after moving here from the South Coast. She started her career in 2005 when she was 17 years old giving her extensive experience in all aspects of dentistry.

Patient care is Kate's passion, making patients feel comfortable when visiting and ensuring kids have an enjoyable experience when visiting, ask Kate about her animal balloons next time you bring your kids in.
Kate along with her husband Aaron and daughter Ivy live at Hallidays point and spend their weekends fishing, surfing and catching up with friends and family.

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Emma Matthews

Dental Nurse

Emma Matthews

Looking for the tree change, Emma along with her husband James and daughter Nicola moved to their Hillville Hideaway in 2019.

Emma loves all things animals and works hard gardening in her veggie patch.

Having worked as a dental nurse since 1996, Emma has a wealth of experience in all facets of dentistry, and enjoys working with kids.
Emma loves to be involved in educating patients during visits about oral hygiene and strives to make the experience of a dental visit fun and enjoyable for everyone

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Sue Welch

Dental Assistant/Receptionist

Sue Welch

Sue and her husband John have been holidaying in Forster over the last few years, loved the area and relaxed lifestyle so much they decided to move to Forster in January 2020.

Sue has worked as a Dental Assistant and receptionist for more than 20 years in Sydney.
Sue and John are both dragon boaters and train with Great Lakes Pearl Dragons in Forster, they also enjoy fishing, gardening and spending time with their family.