Dr Peter Etcell and Associates
Our entire team enjoys getting to know our patients and doing a great job when looking after their smiles. When we have the opportunity to get to know you and your family, we can better help you achieve your goals for your smile and your health.
Our friendly and experienced team looks forward to making your dental visits comfortable and an experience that you actually look forward to.
You can get to know our team by reading our biographies below. We look forward to welcoming you to our Fairfield dental practice.
Meet Our Team
Dr Peter Etcell - Principal Dentist
After I graduated from Sydney University in 1980, I spent a few years practising in Queensland before moving on to Nambucca Heads for a while. In 1984, I took over this practice from Dr Albert Melocco. Dr Melocco was a beloved and respected local figure who had owned the practice since 1956.
These rooms have been used as a dental surgery since 1942!
I have enjoyed serving the wonderful people of Fairfield and the surrounding suburbs for all of these years and have made many great friends. I hope to be involved with Fairfield for many years to come!
Alice Zhou - Dental Hygienist/Oral Therapist
I have been working as a registered dental hygienist since December 2006. I have been in the dental profession since 2000.
I was a dental assistant for two years, and then I did further study to become a dental therapist. In 2006, I decided to broaden my skills to become a dental hygienist.
I love my job and enjoy working with Dr Etcell along with my friendly colleagues.
Belinda Tuong - Dental Hygienist/Oral Therapist
I graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Sydney. I have a vested interest in preventative dentistry and oral hygiene.
My enthusiasm and friendly attitude make me very popular with children. Helping people gain confidence in their smile gives me great satisfaction.
Rebecca De Silveira - Practice Manager
I started working in dentistry in 1998. During my years at a dental surgery in Orange, I was involved in assisting general dentistry, sleep dentistry and office management.
Since starting with Dr Etcell in 2001, I have gained the knowledge to ensure that this practice runs to the highest levels every day! Every year, I love this line of work more and more. Helping people is very rewarding!
Merinda Hill - Front Office Coordinator
I started working in dentistry in 2014. After a few years, I decided to focus my career on orthodontics. After spending a year doing orthodontics, I chose to come back to general dentistry.
I enjoy working chairside with the dentist as well as the front office coordinating duties. What I love most about the dental industry is meeting new patients and working closely with my team to ensure each patient leaves with a smile!
Kristal Poutai - Clinical Coordinator
I graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science from the University of Auckland. I have a genuine interest and strong passion for working in the medical field. The ability to help improve the health and well-being of others is inspirational and highly satisfying.
I thoroughly enjoy my role in this practice!