Meet Our Team


Dez Hoare

Dez has a love of music and enjoys attending live concerts with her partner in her free time.

She is also a devoted step-mum to two lovely girls and dotes on her ‘fur babies’, Byron, her Golden Retriever and her two cats, Solomon and Hugo.


Rachel Tavella - Grange Family Dental

Rachel started her career as a dental assistant in 1999, gaining experience and skills while working with many different dentists over the past 18+ years.

She also holds a Certificate III in Dental Assisting.

Rachel is also a qualified chef, and when she is not working at GFD, she is busy baking cakes & cookies for her own business, CAKE HEART.

For the past 8 years Rachel has entered the annual RNA ‘Ekka’ show in both the Cake Decorating and Cooking categories, and has received many prizes for her entries.

As a mother of two daughters, Emily and Isabelle; Rachel is able to emphasize with, and comfort, anxious patients, both young and old; and always tries to help make each visit to GFD a pleasant and comfortable experience for EVERY patient!



Maeghan Dickenson - Grange Family DentalMaeghan joined Grange Family Dental in 2011 whilst completing her training to be a dentist through the University of Queensland, Dental School. Naturally she was a perfect fit and possesses in-depth knowledge of many day to day dental procedures. Now in her second last year of training, we will need to refer to her as Dr Dickenson sometime next year…

Outside of studying and working hard, Maeghan is a very active lady, participating in all kinds of sport including surfing, cycling, soccer and futsal.


Jenny Preimonas - Grange Family DentalJenny started her dental career in the late 70s as a school dental therapist. With her husband John an active air-force officer and 3 young daughters, she worked as a dental assistant in a variety of private dental practices all around Australia whilst being on the move due to John’s postings.

Jenny’s professional life also involved something few would ever experience, with her volunteering as a dental assistant in a refugee camp on the Thai/Burma border a few years back.

After some 27 years of clinical dentistry, Jenny now enjoys the role of Dental Receptionist and in-house barista at Grange Family Dental. Whenever she has a spare moment, she is always looking to lend a hand to her fellow colleagues.

Recently, Jenny became the proud grandmother of a third grandchild and spends much of her spare time helping to look after them. Jenny also enjoys shopping (who doesn’t??), coffee, travelling and spending time with her family.


Estee Hobbs - Grange Family DentalEstee graduated from Grace Lutheran College in 2011 and became a dental assistant shortly after. After joining GFD in 2013, Estee quickly blended in and developed an interest in endodontics and crown and bridge work. Being the youngest member of the team, Estee brought a vibrant energy with her to work every day. She has also been entrusted with the responsibility of organising team building activities for the whole practice.

Estee likes spending her private time catching up with friends and family and has a keen interest in fashion. She is also a big sports fan and loves watching rugby league and union on the weekends.


Maria is our newest member of the team. Bringing forward a positive attitude to GFD!

Since completing a Dual Diploma in Business & Business Administration she took an interest in providing exceptional patient care, & here we are! In her spare time Maria enjoys going camping, relaxing by the beach & catching up with family & friends.


We know a good fit for the Grange Family Dental team when we see one – We noticed  Kelee’s amazing attitude and exceptional service skills when trying to resolve an issue at her old workplace, we KNEW she fit our practice perfectly!  The next day, we took a bunch of flowers to Kelee’s work to thank her for her brilliant service and convince her to consider a career change.  Two weeks later, Kelee was gracing our front desk with her vibrant personality and rapidly learning everything she could about the dental industry.

Brightening someone’s day and multi-tasking  isn’t Kelee’s only talent  . . . Kelee is also an experienced AIN  (Assistant In Nursing) with a special interest in Aged Care, a busy mother of two gorgeous kids and two sausage dogs (Bella & Sophie). Kelee is our mother hen who will make you feel right at home from the moment you walk through our front door.


Jess became part of the Grange Family Dental team in early 2016, bringing with her 5 years of experience in the dental industry.  Jess completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting 2012, and has since gained a great deal of experience in all aspects of dental nursing.

Outside of work she loves spending time with friends and family, especially her nephews and niece. She has three cats; Theodore (chocolate Himalayan), Maximus (blue point rag doll) and Slappy (black and white domestic).  Jess is a Rugby Union, Marvel, Harry Potter and Star Wars fanatic, and wins hands-down when it comes to Hollywood trivia!