Our team are here to help you love your smile.
Dr Fern White – Principal & Dental Surgeon
Dr Kim Trinh – General Dentist
Rebecca Cleeland – Hygienist / Therapist
Emma Cubis – 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.
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 (Melbourne University)
Following a passion for the health sector and subsequently oral health, Emma graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2013 with a Bachelor of Oral Health with experience as both a therapist and hygienist in private dental practice.
Emma takes great pride in providing gentle, comfortable and holistic treatment to all her mirroring Beacon Cove’s practice philosophy.
Emma’s strong emphasis on preventive dentistry is reflected in her desire to see all her patients empowered in their oral health. Alongside this, she enjoys assisting patients in making informed decisions about their treatment to effectively improve their dental and general health. She particularly loves making your children’s dental experience a fun one!
Outside of work, Emma enjoys a fit and healthy lifestyle and is a keen traveller having also recently returned from the beautiful Vietnam and 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.
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.”
I have been a dental assistant for the past 6 years now. I love working in a team environment and working closely with patients to make there dental journey as comfortable as possible.
Its very rewarding being able to help people overcome their fears and achieve their dental goals. Every person deserves to be able to smile! I have an outgoing and bubbly personality, I love to laugh it cures a multitude of ills and I think it is my favourite thing to do.
I enjoy spending time with friends and family and my beautiful cocker spaniel Poppy.