Our Team

Dentists

Dr. Adelyn Yeo

Principal Dentist

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

Principal Dentist

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.

Visiting Consultants

Dr. Ryan Cornish

Dentoalveolar Surgeon

Ryan has a strong interest and significant clinical experience in both Oral Surgery (extractions), Oral Pathology and Implants.

After initially undertaking a Medical Science and subsequent First Class Honours Degree from The University of Adelaide between 1995-1998, he then also graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2003 (awarded the University Medal), followed by a Masters Degree in Oral Pathology in 2005.

Ryan has also undertaken additional formal training in Oral Surgery both in Adelaide and the United Kingdom. In addition to private practice in Adelaide, he has also enjoyed positions teaching Dental Students as a Senior Lecturer for the University of Adelaide, and acted as Clinical Director for the Tasmanian Oral Health Service.

Ryan can undertake procedures both under local anaesthetic, Oral and IV sedation, as well as day surgery at Ashford Private Hospital and Tennyson Centre Day Hospital.

Currently he is consulting on alternate Thursdays at Goodwood Dental.

Outside of work Ryan enjoys travelling (including undertaking volunteering in Cambodia/Vietnam), gardening, collecting fine Australian wines, lawn bowls and enjoys a mental challenge with card games and quizzes.

Hygienists / Oral Health Therapists

Fiona Watson

Dental Hygienist

Fiona has been involved in the dental industry since 1977. Her initial training was in Dental Therapy working in Sydney and country NSW. She then spent twelve months working in London in various practices and specialist clinics developing a greater understanding of orthodontics and oral surgery. She graduated as a Dental Hygienist in 1988.

Fiona is a clinical tutor for the Bachelor of Oral Health and Bachelor of Dental Surgery at Adelaide University as well as for the Advanced Diploma of Dental Hygiene at TAFE SA. Fiona has also held positions as an examiner for the BOH and ADOH courses as well as the ADC registration examination for overseas trained hygienists.

Fiona has developed a holistic approach to her profession which has had a strong emphasis on prevention and education. She believes in listening to her patient’s needs and developing good relationships to have successful long term outcomes for her patient’s oral health..

Steven Ho

Oral Health Therapist

Steven Ho is an oral health therapist with advanced experience and training in the management of dental diseases. Closely mentored by clinicians with a collective experience of over 50 years, he possesses the invaluable experience, skill and knowledge managing both adult and children’s teeth.
 
Graduating the Bachelor of Oral Health, Steven is committed to clinical excellence providing not just the maintenance and preservation of natural teeth, cosmetic and re-constructive dental work but a beautiful smile in a friendly and caring manner. Returning to university in 2019, Steven has completed a Graduate Certificate in Oral Health Science.
 
Attending professional seminars and conferences regularly, he continually broadens his skills and knowledge to provide quality care to his patients. Steven is also a proud member of a number of professional dental societies.

Support Team

Pia

Front Office Manager

Monica

Clinical Coordinator

With over 15 years of experience as a dental assistant and in managing sterilisation protocols, Monica is an important member of the Goodwood Dental team. Monica’s skills ensure that patients have a safe visit, and that our surgeries run efficiently and smoothly.
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!

Narges

Dental Assistant

Karla

Trainee Dental Assistant

Karla is currently completing a Certificate III in Dental Assisting at TAFE as well as learning the practical skills of being a great DA under Monica’s expert guidance.