Our Team

DENTISTS

Marcus O Meara - Dentist Byron Bay

Dr. Marcus O’Meara

Dr O’Meara is from County Cork in Ireland and is part of the fifth generation of dentists in his family. He graduated from the University of Dundee in 2000 and completed a post graduate vocational training year in Edinburgh where his interest in holistic dentistry began. He migrated to Australia in 2001 and settled in the northern rivers in 2003.

As a holistic dentist serving the northern rivers for the last 20 years, Dr Marcus O’Meara brings with him a great body of knowledge and experience in the field. He has embraced the technological advances in modern dentistry, using them to improve outcomes, reduce discomfort and chemical loads and to help the environment by reducing waste and energy.

Dr O’Meara is committed to providing the highest standard of care possible in a relaxing friendly environment. With a keen interest in implant and cosmetic dentistry his aim is to help you achieve and maintain your ideal aesthetic result whilst impacting positively on your health and well being.

He is a member of the Australian Dental Association and The Australian Society of Implant Dentistry

Outside of dentistry his interests are keeping fit, golfing,reading and spending time with his family. He lives with his partner Lisa and their three daughters Lola, Amelie and Chi Chi.

Dr. Louise Barr

Louise gained her dental degree in Dundee ( Scotland) in 2007 and went on to do a masters with the Royal college of surgeons Edinburgh in 2008.

After some time working in Scotland in general practice , Paediatric and maxillofacial dentistry along with volunteer work in Vietnam and Cambodia, she made the decision to move to Australia in 2009 and now calls this home.
Louise’s aim is to make the patient feel comfortable in the chair whilst tailoring treatment to patients needs and seeing there dentition as an integral part of their overall health.

She is committed to giving the upmost standard of care and her interests lie not only in the treatment of anxious patients but also in more complex dental work.
Seeing dentistry as a constantly evolving profession, she enjoys extending her skills and knowledge attending courses and is an active member of various dental associations.

Louise is passionate about the community and environment she lives in. When she’s not working, she loves to surf , ocean swim and ski when she can!

Dr. Nicky Hale

Nicky finished her training at the University of Otago in New Zealand in 2019. She then worked in the public health system in Northland, New Zealand where the dental need is high. She enjoyed working with the local community and helping people in pain, as well as working alongside the consultant maxillo-facial surgeon in the operating theatre.

After a year, Nicky joined a private practice in the rural but growing town of Mangawhai. She has taken a special interest in restorative dentistry, utilizing the vast range of digital equipment available, which enables her patients to experience pain-free and comfortable dental care. Nicky also holds a passion in periodontics, and believes healthy gums equals a healthy body. She works closely with the practice hygienists and several specialist periodontists to ensure her patients have all of their dental needs met.

Away from dentistry, Nicky takes every opportunity to get outside. She loves the ocean and being in or around it. She has been an active member of the local surf lifesaving club for the past 25 years. Nicky and her partner also enjoy snowboarding and hope to get their two year old son on his own board soon!

Dr Karl Batorski

Dr Batorski Graduated from Queen Mary Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2016. Having spent some years in the United Kingdom he felt it was time to move to Australia. That was 7 years ago and he has never looked back since!

He spent some time in Perth (around 3 years) where he found his passion for digital dentistry. Specifically same day crowns and smile makeovers. He moved to Byron Bay 4 years ago and began my journey in cosmetic dentistry.

“My enjoyment comes from treating anxious patients who have struggled with dentists in the past and who have a phobia.”

His hobbies are swimming, F45 and becoming involved in the local community that is establishing around Byron.

Hannah Grant Nilon - Dentist O Meara Dental

Dr Hannah Nilon-Grant

Hannah was born and raised in the Northern Rivers, moving away to complete her schooling and go on to attend Charles Sturt University in Orange NSW where she completed a Bachelor of Dental Science (2016). Here, she gained experience working in regional and rural communities in both the public and private sector.

Having grown up in a small community, Hannah appreciates the vital role played by health professionals and the impact they can have on one’s overall well being, with a focus of oral health education and preventative care for a lifelong healthy smile.

Hannah is a friendly, empathetic and caring individual who delivers a high standard of personalised care to all patients. She has developed a keen interest in all areas of dentistry, particularly restorative work, periodontics and working with children and anxious patients. She enjoys getting to know her patients, forming close, long term relationships with them, and making dental visits as relaxing and comfortable as possible. Hannah enjoys staying up to date with the latest research in the dental field and regularly attends continuing professional development courses. She is a member of the Australian Dental Association and the Indigenous Dental Association Australia.

In her spare time, Hannah enjoys engaging with the local community, spending time with family and friends, doing yoga, spending time at the beach, and going on bush walks with her dog.

Dr Roy Gamma Dentist - O Meara Dental

Dr. Roy Gamma

Originally from Cardiff, Wales, Dr. Roy Gamma qualified from Dental School at Newcastle Upon Tyne University, England in 1989. Following a year working at the same Dental Hospital and a few locum jobs in England, Wales and Australia he permanently relocated to Australia in 1993.

Roy worked in Wollongong and the Central Coast, before establishing his own dental practice in Drummoyne, Sydney in 1995. During his time there, he provided general dental care to his loyal patients for over 11 years, before moving with his family to the Northern Rivers region to successfully achieve a better work-life balance.

Roy joined Marcus O’Meara in 2007 at Brunswick Holistic Dental Centre,
where they formed a close working relationship before Marcus set up O’Meara Dental at Habitat, Byron Bay in 2019**. Roy continued on at Brunswick Heads providing dental care to that community for a continuous 17 years until the practice was unfortunately closed down by the corporate owners.

It was a natural progression for Roy to re-join with Marcus at O’Meara Dental and both are delighted to rekindle their working relationship in providing the best possible dental care to the community at large.

Roy offers a wide range of high quality general dental services for all ages including affordable aesthetic solutions.

In his leisure time, Roy enjoys practicing yoga and playing golf, although he no longer takes the latter too seriously these days. He lives with his partner in Currumbin QLD, and has two grown up children who live in Sydney, that he enjoys nothing more to reconnect with during his busy schedule.

ORAL HEALTH THERAPISTS

Rachel Andersson

Rachel Andersson graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy in 2009. Dual trained as a Dental Therapist & Dental Hygienist, Rachel works within the dental team to provide oral hygiene, preventive procedures and education to all patients and aspects of clinical dentistry to children aged 0-18 years.

Rachel strongly believes in creating a safe dental home for her patients and aims to make a close and positive relationship with them. Treating each patient like her own family.

Rachel has a caring, friendly and empathetic nature. She looks forward to helping you take care of your oral health needs.

Caitlin Wilkie

Caitlin graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2018. Since then she has been working full time as a Dental Therapist and Dental Hygienist. Sheis passionate about treating children and breaking down barriers of dental anxiety. Highlights of her dental experience so far include volunteering in the Northern Territory, participating in children’s dental therapy and oral health promotion services in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities of East Arnhem land.

Prior to working as an OHT she worked as a Dental Assistant for over eight years, which has essentially formed the foundation of her dental career.
Outside of work she loves spending time with family and friends. She enjoys staying active, being outdoors, travelling, snowboarding and spending quality time at the beach.

Cathy Elliott

Cathy is an experienced and dedicated oral health therapist, with a passion for promoting oral wellness and a commitment to enhancing the oral health of her patients. She strives to provide individualised care to people of all ages. With extensive expertise dental hygiene, children and adult preventative care and children restorative dentistry she is dedicated to helping her patients achieve and maintain optimal oral health.

She received her education as an oral health herapist at The University of QLD in 2003. Since then she has gained valuable experience working in various dental clinics, where she honed her skills and developed a deep understanding of oral health practices. She is also committed to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in oral health care by regularly attending continuing education courses and lectures.

Her services include
* Comprehensive dental assessments and examinations
* Professional dental cleanings and hygiene treatments
* Educating patients on proper oral hygiene techniques and preventive care
* Customized treatment plans for individual oral health needs of children
* Gentle Restorative dentistry procedures.

As an oral therapist Cathy believes that a healthy smile is the key to overall well-being.
She is dedicated to building a strong relationship with each of her patients, ensuring that they feel comfortable and confident in their smile.
“By providing personalised care and education, I strive to empower my patients to take control of their oral health and achieve long-lasting results.”

When she’s not at work Cathy likes to enjoy paddle boarding, cycling with my new ebike and lots of family time with her little grandchildren!

PRACTICE MANAGER

Shari East

Shari began her dental career as a trainee nurse in Brunswick Holistic Dental Centre in June 2004. Like a duck to water, Shari excelled in her new role and quickly became the practice principals nurse, then head nurse. However her ability to multi task, the care and affection she shows towards patients (and staff), her attention to detail and her infectious, magnetic personality meant it wasn’t long before she was running the place!

I was an associate dentist in BHDC at the time and was lucky enough to witness the rising star and decided there and then that whatever I did in dental, it was critical to have Shari involved! I am lucky enough to have worked with Shari ever since.

As well as running the business behind the scenes, Shari is especially in her element front of house, liaising with patients and staff, ensuring everyone is happy and well looked after. The beating heart of the practice, her deep sense of community and her passion for the job is evident in the warmth and affection she shows towards everyone.

Outside of work Shari is super social, maintaining strong connections with friends and family, plays (and coaches) hockey and touch footy, and enjoys spending time with her family.

Dentis Marcus O'Meara Byron BAy

Open Hours

Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm
Tuesday 8am to 8pm
Saturday by appointment
Sun: Closed

Contacts

19/5 Easy Street, Byron Bay, NSW, 2481
60 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby, NSW, 2482
Email: admin@omearadental.com.au
Telephone: 02 6694 3083

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