Our team are here to help you love your smile.
Dr Fern White – Principal & Dental Surgeon
Dr Kim Trinh – General Dentist
Dr Bhavini Patel – General Dentist & Surgeon
Rebecca Cleeland – Hygienist / Therapist
Jacinta Aquilano – Hygienist / Therapist
Our female dentists, therapists and nursing staff are all highly qualified and experienced. We all share a gentle, caring and comprehensive approach to dentistry. We are members of the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and other specialised associations.
We welcome you to our unique practice and look forward to helping you achieve a confident smile and a healthy body.
Dr. Fern White
Principal Dentist & Dental Surgeon – B.D.Sc. Honours (Melbourne University), FICCDE, Certificate Masters Implant surgery (UCLA), Registered yoga teacher (RYT-200)
Dr. Fern White believes in the power of transformation through connecting authentically with people. She regards herself to be in a privileged position to make a positive change in the lives of her patients.
Fern enjoys the spectacular variety in general dentistry and always embraces new advancements. Her particular interests are reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry (including implant surgery) and pain management. Fern believes strongly in Biomimetic Dentistry – conserving what mother nature has given us and enhancing health, function and aesthetics in line with nature.
Having additionally completed numerous international certifications in Orthodontics and Implant surgery (UCLA), Fern integrates her holistic philosophy into her practice where she helps all patients from young children to mature-aged adults obtain beautiful, harmonised smiles. She is always undergoing continuous studies to further enhance her knowledge and skills to be the best that she is able to be. She loves to be at the forefront of dentistry, finding more advanced, conservative ways to help her patients choose their best treatment option.
In 2006, Fern volunteered as a dentist in Vietnam as part of the Rotary Australia-Vietnam Dental Health Project – to provide primary and emergency dental care to children in Vietnam. In 2009, she participated in a dental outreach program in Cairns, working alongside the indigenous Aboriginal community. BCD is also a strong supporter of Asylum Seekers, in particular, women and children in crisis. She endeavours to continue taking part and leading the team in such volunteer health programs, where satisfaction is gained through ensuring that all groups in society experience the rewards of quality and caring dentistry.
Fern has travelled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and South America and her fluency in English, French and Vietnamese has greatly enlightened her travels. To maintain health and wellbeing Fern enjoys canine companionship, music, singing and playing the guitar.
Apart from dentistry, Ferns other main passion in life is yoga – which she has practised and studied for more than 11 years. She has completed the 200-RYT with Yoga Alliance and is a qualified yoga and meditation teacher. She aims to align these skills to further connect to and nurture her patients.
Fern is passionate about continually integrating yoga philosophies into her daily interactions with people and bridging the gap between western medicine and eastern philosophy to create a fully balanced, body mind approach to dentistry.
Dr. Kim Trinh
General Dentist – B.D.Sc. (Adelaide University)
Kim graduated from the University of Adelaide and has spent the past few years working in Melbourne, Geelong and Warrnambool. Kim is a gentle dentist with a wide range of experience who focuses on ensuring perfect results.
Kim enjoys traveling, camping and is an avid long distance runner. She is hoping to complete a full marathon in the near future. Kim also speaks fluent French.
Dr. Bhavini Patel
General Dentist – B.D.Sc. (Royal London School of Medicine & Dentistry), Diploma Implantology
Bhavini graduated at The Royal London Dental Hospital in 2004. Her early years were spent in hospital posts of Oral Surgery, and Maxillofacial Surgery at Guy’s Hospital, St Thomas’s Hospital and King’s College Hospital in London. During this time she participated in numerous consultant clinics and taught undergraduate dental students.
After gaining valuable hospital based experience in all aspects of surgical dentistry, she went on to working in private practice, concentrating in aesthetic dentistry and full mouth rehabilitation.
Bhavini has a keen interest in the field of aesthetic adult orthodontics, and is a certified Six Month Smile practitioner.
She has attended numerous courses including “Mastering the Art of Smile Makeovers” at the Advanced Training Institute, and “Bonding in the Smile Frame” run by internationally acclaimed expert, Didier Dietschi in Geneva.
She has completed the year long “Aesthetic Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry” course run by the world renowned clinician, Dr Chris Orr, previous president of the British Academy for Cosmetic Dentists.
Currently Bhavini is completing a Masters degree in dental implantology.
Bhavini enjoys sculpture, learning about different cultures, and her favourite activity of all being diving!
Hygienist / Therapist – Diploma Oral Health (Melbourne University)
Rebecca graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2001 with a Diploma in Oral health Therapy (Dental Therapy). She worked for Dental Health Services Victoria in the School Dental service travelling around country Victoria treating children and adolescents. Rebecca is passionate about treating children and believes education and health promotion from a young age is important.
Rebecca returned to Melbourne in 2005 to study Dental Hygiene. Since then she has enjoyed treating people of all ages and believes in tailoring individualised treatment to patients needs so that they can maintain good oral health and leave with a bright smile.
Rebecca enjoys travelling and has plenty of stories after returning from a 10 month caravanning holiday in Australia.
Hygienist / Therapist – Diploma Oral Health (Latrobe University)
Jacinta finished her studies at La Trobe University in Bendigo in 2010. Since then Jacinta has been working as both a hygienist and dental therapist in private dental practice.
Jacinta enjoys working with all age groups and is focused on delivering detailed preventative care. Outside of work Jacinta’s biggest passion is traveling and particularly enjoyed her time in South Africa and snowboarding in Japan.
Co-Ordinators and Dental Assistants
Leanne moved to Perth from Victoria in 2002 where she caught the travel bug and ventured to Broome, Darwin, Indonesia and Rottnest Island. She has also worked for 14 months in the Torres Strait Islands.
In 2009, Leanne was given the opportunity to work in the dental industry where she found that she loved being part of a wonderful team that helps patients maintain their health and smile.
Having been with Beacon Cove Dental and Dr Fern White for the last 3 years, Leanne helps co-ordinate the practice to keep things tuned and efficient.
Tania and Maria have recently joined our team, both with many years of nursing experience behind them. They join our team in providing an authentically caring environment.
Born and raised in Melbourne with a Greek background, Tania became a qualified dental nurse in 2003 with the passion to care and assist for patients. With over 10 years experience, nursing has become a second nature and loves every aspect of it.
She has been at Beacon Cove Dental for a year now and enjoys singing, dancing and spending time with family and friends.
Maria studied at Sydney Dental Hospital, completing her certificate III and IV. She enjoys staying up to date with studies and plans towards her diploma.
“I enjoy helping people achieve the results they looking for and providing a great atmosphere during treatment, the most rewarding thing for me is to see your smile.”