Dr. Adelyn Yeo
Adelyn grew up in Singapore and after completing high school, moved to Adelaide to pursue a University education. She graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide in 2001, and loved it here so much that soon after decided to make Adelaide her permanent home.
Since graduating she has worked primarily in private general practice. She has been actively involved in the Australian Dental Association, raising the profile of younger dentists as the chairman of the Recent Graduates Committee for two years. She has also spent time as a Clinical Tutor at the University of Adelaide Dental School.
Adelyn was inspired to pursue dentistry as a profession by her love for art and science. Consequently, the aspect of dentistry that she enjoys most is cosmetic dentistry, where she receives extreme satisfaction from positively changing people’s smiles and lives. She loves to see the joy on the faces of her happy patients. Adelyn has also pursued her love of art academically, and in 2010 obtained a Graduate Diploma in Art History from the University of Adelaide.
Adelyn is a firm believer that no one should be afraid of coming to the dentist. With patience, good communication and a gentle approach, she is able to calm even the most anxious patient. Adelyn firmly believes in treating the patient rather than just the teeth.
In 2012, her passion for baking led her to pursue a Professional Certificate in French Pâtisserie from the École Nationale Supérieur de Pâtisserie (ENSP) in the south of France.
Adelyn is a dedicated foodie and enjoys cooking and hosting dinner parties in her spare time. She loves to travel and spend time in France, New York and Singapore where she visits family. She also enjoys oil painting and crafts although she finds little time for them now while juggling a husband and two young children!
Adelyn speaks French and welcomes the opportunity to practice with any French speaking patients who may be seeking a dentist!
Dr. Dilan Patel
Dilan was born in South Africa, where his interest in dentistry was sparked at a young age by spending time at his father’s dental practice. In 2006, Dilan graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Dilan has since completed a post-graduate degree on dental development and growth at the University of Adelaide, where he graduated with first class honours.
Dilan enjoys both the technical side of dentistry, as well as the chance to build ongoing personal relationships with his patients through his clinical skills, gentle nature and dedication to patient satisfaction.
Dilan has a passion for learning and has been a clinical tutor in dentistry at the University of Adelaide since 2012, where he enjoys mentoring and developing students in their clinical abilities. Dilan has an academic interest in paediatric dentistry and orthodontics, and is currently involved in post-graduate research at the University of Adelaide. He is also pursuing additional clinical qualifications with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
Dilan works in both private and public practice, and in particular has a passion for community healthcare. Since 2012 he has worked at the Adelaide Dental Hospital, where he treats patients with a wide range of conditions which are both dentally and medically complex. He is actively involved in promoting healthy living through social organisations and events. He has assisted in fundraising activities for the Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Fund, Diabetes SA and most recently the Womens and Childrens Hospital Foundation.
Prior to making Adelaide his home, Dilan lived in the USA and the UK. In early 2018, Dilan and his wife became parents to a beautiful baby girl, and the three of them are proud to be part of the local Goodwood community.
In his down time, Dilan enjoys travelling and spending time with his family, either overseas or exploring all that South Australia has to offer.
Front Office Manager
Day to day, you’ll find Andriana tending to the front office where she always provides a welcoming face or voice as a first point of patient contact. She enjoys contributing behind the scenes and making sure that Goodwood Dental is running smoothly and is staying connected with our patients.
When Andriana isn’t in the office, she’s spending time with her husband and young daughters. She also enjoys live music, wining and dining and spending time with family and friends!
Monica has a great chair-side manner and strives to make our patients feel calm and comfortable during their visits. Monica has completed a Certificate III in Dental Assisting and a Certificate IV Dental Radiography. Monica is also mentoring Melanie and helping her to complete her DA qualifications.
When Monica isn’t at work, she is spending time with her husband and two sons. Monica enjoys Park Run and socializing with family and friends over a glass of bubbles!
Melanie’s passion is to help, empathise with and understand people from all walks of life. Her role as a Dental Assistant provides her with the opportunity to explore this passion while continuously expanding her knowledge and capability in the field of oral health.
In between the time spent working at Goodwood Dental and studying at University, she enjoys keeping active at the gym as well as occasional hikes to explore the natural beauty that South Australia has to offer.