Meet The Team

Barwon Heads Dental is more than just a Dental Clinic — it’s a growing family! Brand new and in the heart of town, we have dedicated ourselves to providing a wide range of treatments to care for the growing needs of the Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove Dental and surf coast community. If you have Ocean Grove Dental, Armstrong Creek Dental or Ocean Grove Dentist questions or concerns, call or email us with your query and schedule an appointment today!

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Dr Jack B Milgate

Jack is an accomplished dentist originally  from country Victoria (Echuca-Moama) and is excited to formalise his dream of opening his own clinic in a place he loves.

As one of the leading general Invisalign® providers in Australia, Jack lectures as a Clinical speaker for Invisalign® to practitioners both in Australia and internationally on how to achieve the perfect smile! He is an expert in intra-oral scanning techniques and procedures and has provided case studies and advise regarding this modern treatment modality to companies and dentists from around the world.

 

Jack is passionate about modern, minimally invasive dentistry and believes no two treatments or patients are the same, offering all options and using common sense and ideal communication to achieve the ideal results. Jack is also involved in a digital mouthguard company (3DGuard) - providing cutting-edge technology to many AFL and NRL teams as well as international UFC competitors. 

Outside of dentistry, Jack enjoys the frustration of Golf, a hit of tennis and tinkering with old cars and motorcycles.

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Mr Martin Sinnett

Marty, an Oral Health Therapist, has extensive experience working with kids. An entire career worth in fact. One of his primary roles is to care for the general dental needs of children.

 

Additionally, Marty is responsible for providing the ongoing maintenance and hygiene needs for all of our patients. His goal is to provide a deeper understanding of what good oral hygiene is. Marty likes to make a point in educating patients on how to take the best care of their dental health. He has worked with specialist Orthodontists, Periodontists, Prosthodontists and general Dentists in Australia and abroad.

Living in London and working in a specialist Invisalign clinic whilst there, has given Marty some unique insights into the complexities faced by patients undertaking orthodontic treatment. Guiding people through the journey to a bright confident smile is one of his biggest pleasures.

More recently Marty was living on the Gold Coast where he completed his Bronze medallion and sparked his interest in surf life saving.

Chloe Barnes 

Head Assistant / Receptionist 

Laura Braaksma

Invisalign and Medicare Coordinator /Receptionist / Dental Assistant 

Laura is our Invisalign/Medicare Coordinator and one of our wonderful dental assistants at Barwon Heads Dental. Originally a country girl from Shepparton, she made the sea side change to Torquay with her family. Laura graduated from Notre Dame College in 2014. Since then she has worked as a Dental Assistant in Shepparton till she started with us in May of 2020. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her fur baby - Albie the Pug or playing netball for Anglesea netball club. You might see her on walks around Barwon Heads early before work or on her lunch breaks with Morris.

Katie Tweddle 

Receptionist/ Dental Assistant

Meet The Team

Barwon Heads Dental is more than just a Dental Clinic — it’s a growing family! Brand new and in the heart of town, we have dedicated ourselves to providing a wide range of treatments to care for the growing needs of the Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove and surf coast community. If you have questions or concerns, call or email us with your query and schedule an appointment today!

IMG-9588.jpg

Dr Jack B Milgate

Jack is an accomplished dentist originally  from country Victoria (Echuca-Moama) and is excited to formalise his dream of opening his own clinic in a place he loves.

As one of the leading general Invisalign® providers in Australia, Jack lectures as a Clinical speaker for Invisalign® to practitioners both in Australia and internationally on how to achieve the perfect smile! He is an expert in intra-oral scanning techniques and procedures and has provided case studies and advise regarding this modern treatment modality to companies and dentists from around the world.

 

Jack is passionate about modern, minimally invasive dentistry and believes no two treatments or patients are the same, offering all options and using common sense and ideal communication to achieve the ideal results. Jack is also involved in a digital mouthguard company (3DGuard) - providing cutting-edge technology to many AFL and NRL teams as well as international UFC competitors. 

Outside of dentistry, Jack enjoys the frustration of Golf, a hit of tennis and tinkering with old cars and motorcycles.

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Mr Martin Sinnett

Marty, an Oral Health Therapist, has extensive experience working with kids. An entire career worth in fact. One of his primary roles is to care for the general dental needs of children.

 

Additionally, Marty is responsible for providing the ongoing maintenance and hygiene needs for all of our patients. His goal is to provide a deeper understanding of what good oral hygiene is. Marty likes to make a point in educating patients on how to take the best care of their dental health. He has worked with specialist Orthodontists, Periodontists, Prosthodontists and general Dentists in Australia and abroad.

Living in London and working in a specialist Invisalign clinic whilst there, has given Marty some unique insights into the complexities faced by patients undertaking orthodontic treatment. Guiding people through the journey to a bright confident smile is one of his biggest pleasures.

More recently Marty was living on the Gold Coast where he completed his Bronze medallion and sparked his interest in surf life saving.

Chloe Barnes 

Head Assistant / Receptionist / In House Laboratory Coordinator 

Laura Braaksma

Invisalign and Medicare Coordinator / Receptionist / Dental Assistant 

Chloe is the Head Dental Assistant at Barwon Heads Dental. A lifelong Geelong Local. She graduated from Sacred Heart College in 2016. She started her career as a dental assistant in 2018 in Geelong. Chloe obtained her certificate 3 in Dental Assisting & most recently her certificate 4 in Radiology & Oral Health Promotions Specialisation. You may have Chloe taking your x-rays or intraoral scan during your appointment with either Jack or Marty. Along with Laura, Chloe helps make all our in-house lab work. Outside of work Chloe likes to Roller Skate, surf and hang out with her Eclectus Parrot Ezekiel and her Husky, Kesha. Chloe has a passion for design & creativity. Recently Chloe has been making clothes and learning how to knit a blanket. Fun Fact - Chloe’s comes from a family of dental assistants!

Morris Milgate

Clinical Training Therapy Dog 

Morris is our resident, soon to be a therapy dog in training. He may only be a pup but he is of the most well-behaved Labradors you’ll ever meet. He will either greet you at the door or sit next to you on the couch while you're in the waiting room. His favorite trick is downward dog!

Laura is our Invisalign and Medicare Coordinator she is also one of our wonderful dental assistants. Originally a country girl from Shepparton, she recently made the sea change to Torquay with her family. Laura graduated from Notre Dame College in 2014. She has worked as a Dental Assistant in Shepparton and later she started with us in May of 2020. Laura boasts a certificate 3 in Dental assisting. Along with Chloe, Laura helps make all of our in-house lab work. Don’t be afraid to bring your babies into the clinic as Laura has a motherly instinct and loves to entertain the kids while you’re getting treatment done. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her fur baby, Albie the Pug, or playing netball for Anglesea netball club. You might see her on walks around Barwon Heads early before work or on her lunch breaks with Morris.

Katie Tweddle 

Receptionist / Dental Assistant

Katie has spent most of 2020 living in Byron Bay with her family. She recently moved back to Ocean Grove. Katie is the newest member of the BHD team. Katie is a qualified dental assistant but you will mainly see her smiling face greeting you at reception. She is a passionate yogi, loves to cook and when she’s not at the beach with the kiddies, she’s out in the surf!

Eva Lewis 
Trainee Dental Assistant 

Eva has joined our Barwon Heads Dental Team in June 2021. She finished year 10 in 2020 and is now starting her Certificate III in Dental Assisting. You may see her in the room with Marty assisting with hygiene, fillings and fissure sealants for children. She loves to make your kids experience here more enjoyable and handing out stickers at the end of their appointment. Outside of work she likes going to the movies to see scary movies and helping her Mum bake, as well as cooking her own food like pasta and tacos, she’s always up for a chat about anything food. She would like to get a Staffy in the near future to join her on her daily walks.