Our Team

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Dentist

Dr Eric Asis

Dr Eric Asis

Dr Eric completed his Dentistry degree BDS at the prestigious Sydney University in 2002. After successfully graduating, he worked in the public system in Bathurst, where he gained excellent hands on experience in a wide variety of dental procedures. He then moved his growing family to the beautiful shores of Newcastle to establish his business in an area he would like to raise his family. After working for a few practices in the region, Dr Eric decided to open his own clinic to provide the kind of dental care he was passionate about, delivering his high standard for all his patients.

Dentist by day and DJ by night, Dr Eric loves to mix party tunes as a DJafter hours! Don’t be surprised if you find him supporting his local children’s school, Charlestown South Public School at dances including the year 6 farewell. He also puts his DJ skills to good use with the local youth community, sometimes pumping the disco tracks so loud that the police are called for noise pollution!

Dr Eris is also a very dedicated family man and loves spending time with his wife and four children. His wife Rachel is also the Practice Manager of the clinic and the love of his life. They met each other working at McDonalds flipping burgers as young whipper snappers and have been working side by side together ever since. With the few spare hours he has left, he also loves going fishing in the early hours of the morning (sometimes the late nights too)!

Dr Hannah Gunson

Dr Hannah Gunson

Dr Hannah graduated from Dentistry at Griffith University in 2011. Not long after graduating Hannah returned to her home of Tasmania where she worked in a busy, family orientated practice, gaining experience in a wide variety of dental procedures. Dr Hannah loves running on time! Hannah is now happily calling Newcastle home. When not a work Hannah can be found playing a round of golf with her partner David or relaxing at yoga.

Dental Hygienist

Emily Smith

Emily Smith

Emily has recently joined out team as an Oral Health Therapist. With almost 10 years’ experience in the dental industry, she is confident in providing a good patient experience.

Emily started as a dental assistant in a small clinic in her home town of Taree, before relocating to a specialist orthodontic practice in Qld. It was here she decided to pursue her passion for dentistry and study the Bachelor of Oral Health and Graduate Diploma in Dental Therapy, graduating in 2013 and 2014 respectively from the University of Newcastle. During her study, Emily worked in both general and specialist practices on the Central Coast. In 2015, she spent a year practicing Oral Health Therapy at Westmead Centre for Oral Health while completing a graduate year program, where she gained valuable hands on experience.

She is now excited to be part of our team at Lake Mac Dental 2 days a week, and also working for another local dental practice. In her free time, you will find Emily reading any book she can get her hands on, or painting whatever she finds inspiring at the time.

Chloe Crampton

Chloe Crampton*

Chloe is a dental hygienist and has been in the dental industry for over 10 years, beginning her career as a dental assistant in hometown, Taree.

Relocating to Sydney, she continued as a dental assistant in Sydney’s North Shore. Chloe decided to further her career by studying ‘Bachelor of Oral Health’ at Newcastle University and graduated in 2013. Chloe has been working at a local specialist orthodontic practice since 2009 and is now excited to also be a part of the amazing team here at Lake Macquarie Dental. Chloe looks forward to meeting you and helping you to maintain good oral health.

*Chloe is currently on maternity leave.

Practice Manager

Rachel Asis

Rachel is the ‘driving force’ in the Asis family, a domestic engineer, a multi tasker, one of the hardest working mothers and business woman you will ever meet and Practice Manager at Lake Macquarie Dental Practice.

After spending 10 years of raising four beautiful babies as a devoted full time mum, Rachel hopped on board the Lake Macquarie Dental Practice team and brought her finance and organizational skills to the clinic. As a family run business, Rachel is an incredible support to her husband in the Practice Manager role and has embraced Eric’s ethos of treating patients like their own family.

Rachel loves whipping up delicious dishes in the kitchen and is also one crafty mama, just call her the Martha Stewart of Newcastle… She also has a green thumb and likes to get her hands dirty in the garden. Spending time with her kids and her ‘awesome’ hubby is Rachel’s most cherished past time.

Dental Assistants

Kasia

Hi my name is Kasia. I have been working as a Dental Assistant for 5 years. I started at LMDP in 2010. In 2011 I to moved to the UK to work in London and explore Europe. It was an amazing experience! On my return LMDP welcomed me back with open arms. I’m so happy to be back working here, Dr Asis and Rachel and the girls are great to work with. We have lots of fun together but we are also very professional when it comes to our patients care.

Krystal

Hi my name is Krystal; I have been working at LMDP as a dental assistant since November 2012 and have just completed my certificate 3 in dental assisting. I am also a student attending the University of Newcastle completing Newstep to gain entrance into a bachelor of Oral health in 2014. I have much enjoyed working as a dental assistant here at LMDP with Eric, Rachel and the girls. In my spare time when I’m not studying I love spending time with my family and friends!

Ashlea

Hi my name is Ashlea and I have been a part of Dr Eric’s team here at LMDP since February 2011. Dental Assisting was my first job out of school and I am glad I was given the opportunity to work here under Dr Eric’s guidance and have since then decided myself to pursue a career in dentistry. I have recently completed my Certificate 3 in Dental Assisting and will use this knowledge to gain entrance into University to one day graduate as a dentist. If I’m not at work you’ll find me dancing or practicing my Pointe work.

Gracie O'ConnorGracie

Hi my name is Gracie and I am a qualified Dental Assistant for over 4 years. I became a part of LMDP in March 2016 and it’s a pleasure to be working alongside Dr Eric, Rachel and the girls. When I’m not at work I’m usually laying on the beach finding new interesting place to go camping!