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 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!


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! 



Steph started her Dental journey in 2013, graduating with a cert III in dental assisting. She has been working as a Dental nurse since then. Steph’s favourite part about been a dental nurse is seeing the kids grow up so fast in between their dental appointments. Steph loves to educate the kids on their oral health as she knows how important this will be in the years to come.

Down the track Steph would like to further her studies and consider doing her Oral Health Therapy course to become a hygienist or become a dental technician. When Steph is not at GFD she spends most of her time with her little boy and her family. When she does get time to herself, shopping is a must! 


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.