Lane Cove NSW 2066

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Our Team

Cassie WhartonCassie Wharton

Cassie grew up in Northern England but escaped to our sunnier and warmer climates in 2011. Cassie has worked within dentistry since 2009, originally as a Dental Assistant before joining us as Office Manager in 2012. She ensures our practice always runs smoothly which makes Cassie invaluable to Apple Dental. One of the things Cassie loves about dentistry is that every day is different and she always enjoys chatting to our patients, many of whom are originally from Britain and who appreciate hearing a familiar accent.

Away from Apple Dental, Cassie loves to go to the movies with her husband or taking her French Bulldog, Pepper to the beach. Cassie has been lucky to travel to many different countries including; The Maldives where she got married, America, Greece and loves to explore new places closer to home in Australia.

Janelle Hanna

Janelle grew up in Sydney and is one of our friendly receptionists here at Apple Dental and she loves greeting patients with a smile. Janelle has worked at Apple Dental since 2002, originally as a Dental Assistant before joining our reception team in 2004. While she enjoys working as part of such a friendly and supportive team, she always says it is her patients that make this a dream job and Janelle loves chatting with them throughout the year.

As a mum of a little girl, she really likes talking to patients about their children and families and having that close rapport that has developed over the years.  When not on our reception desk, Janelle loves nothing more than spending time with her family and friends and she likes to listen to music and travels whenever she can.

Aleica GreenAleica Green

Aleica grew up on the Central Coast but has lived locally since 2002. Aleica began her journey in the dental industry working as a dental assistant for 13 years before joining our reception team in 2014 and has been an integral part of the team ever since. As one of our receptionists, Aleica is the person who makes our patients feel welcome and over the years she has loved getting to know them.

As for many of us here, fitness is important to Aleica and she is registered to play Touch AFL locally and always takes part in any sporting event that we sponsor. An avid traveller, Aleica has explored many different countries, but thankfully she always loves coming back to us here at Lane Cove.

Gemma AshbyGemma Ashby

Gemma grew up in Lane Cove and loves being a part of the Apple Dental team because she gets the chance to speak to, and get to know, people in the local community. With a passion for the dental industry, Gemma recently graduated from the Dental Hospital in New South Wales and is especially interested in restorative dentistry and complex dentistry. 

Working with our dentists, she strives to make every dental experience a happy one, and is very good at helping even the most nervous patients feel calm and comfortable.

Julie Keyrouz Julie Keyrouz                                      

Originally from Ukraine, Julie graduated from the Dental Hospital in New South Wales in 2012 and she has lived locally since graduating. Julie is particularly interested in surgical procedures, tooth removals and in IV sedation, and understands that people often feel a little anxious when visiting the dentist. She is especially good at helping to reassure people, so they can relax more easily knowing they are in good hands.

Away from dentistry, Julie loves spending time with her little girl and she is an active member of our community here in Lane Cove. Julie can speak 4 languages fluently; English, Romanian, Russian and Spanish.

Mhairi Brannigan

Mhairi grew up in Scotland but has been enjoying our beautiful weather and beaches since 2009. She has been a valued member of our team since 2015. As a member of the Dental Assistants Professional Association, Mhairi is very experienced at helping people feel comfortable in the dental chair and ensuring every visit is as pleasant as possible.

Like everyone here at Apple Dental, Mhairi is passionate about great dental health and keeping fit is very important to her. Her other hobbies include sports, entertaining and taking part in local and national fun runs.

Katrina Yilmaz

Katrina grew up in Sydney and has been with Apple Dental since 2007. As one of our Senior Dental Assistants, Kat is an essential member of our team and her experience and skills are invaluable for ensuring patients always feel comfortable and cared for during treatment, especially during any surgical procedures.

When not assisting with Dr Casiglia, Kat likes to stay fit playing sports, especially tennis and she loves to relax watching sports and spending time with her two children. Kat also makes the most of any opportunity to travel and explore new places.

Minnie LeeMinnie Lee

Originally from South Korea, Minnie has worked with in dentistry since 2004, she has studied Dental technology graduated 2006 from Randwick TEFE. She loves that every day bring something different and is especially interested in surgical procedures. Minnie always ensure people have a positive experience with us.

When not at Apple Dental, Minnie likes to get out into the sunshine with her family. She also enjoys travel and exploring new places in Australia.

Donna BurnellDonna Burnell

Donna Burnell has worked for more than 10 years in the dental industry. She is an experienced and motivated dental nurse with an arrange of experience and commitment to provide the very best customer service. Donna has a strong work ethic, and enjoys a healthy work-life balance, of yoga, exercise and laughing. Recently Donna moved to our local community and enjoys all it has to offer.

Mina HakimMina Hakim

Mina moved recently to Australia after graduating from School of Dentistry, Alexandria University in Egypt.  As an overseas dentist, he believes that everyone deserves a beautiful healthy smile. Mina always goes that extra mile to ensure people have a better overall experience and loves nothing more than seeing our patients happy and satisfied.  When not in the surgery, Mina spends most of his time with his fiancée.

He loves travelling and has been to all 6 inhabited continents and is looking forward to exploring more of our beautiful country. Mina is fluent in both English and Arabic.