Dr Garreth McBride

Dr Garreth McBride
Dental Practice Owner & Dentist

Welcome to The Good Dentist! I’m Garreth McBride, the owner and founder of The Good Dentist in Newcastle NSW.

I have always been one to set myself a challenge, so at 18 I left Ireland to see if I could handle the moaning Pommies of Manchester. I bagged myself a dental degree in 2007 and an English wife into the bargain (she came with the degree!) but I soon realised that NHS dentistry didn’t fulfil my WHY as a dentist. In 2012 we went all-in on the Australian dream, and have proudly called Newcastle home ever since.

Armed with vision and determination, I established The Good Dentist along side my wife Katie in 2017. For me, dentistry is about more than just teeth. It’s about connections. The connection you feel with your own smile, and also with the people that help you maintain it. I chose to be a dentist with the hope of making people feel comfortable and relaxed in an environment that can induce anxiety. The Good Dentist was designed to make you feel at home away from home, surrounded by people who genuinely want to make your experience an enjoyable one. Fundamentally the patients that come to us are ‘The Good’ because without them there would be no ‘Dentist’.

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Dr Amy Calvin
Associate Dentist

Dentistry is part of my DNA. I have always been drawn to helping others and have a strong sense of community. I enjoy getting to know people, understanding their oral hygiene goals, and promoting an overall healthy lifestyle, so that their smile starts from within.

Orange, NSW, has been my base for over the past decade, where I studied, graduated, and worked as a dentist. I completed my science degree followed by dentistry at Charles Sturt University. Both degrees saw me awarded the Dean’s Award for academic excellence, and the very day my registration was official (2017), I began working.

Life long learning is paramount to me and I’m proud my achievements in dentistry have been recognised. I was on the cover of the Dental Association magazine in 2020 and a guest on a prominent dental podcast in 2021. I’m currently undertaking a postgraduate diploma study in restorative and aesthetic dentistry that is taking my knowledge to the next level.

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Kacie Dragojlovic

Kacie Dragojlovic
Oral Health Therapist

I’m Kacie Dragojlovic, the most recent addition to the team. I am an Oral Health Therapist that graduated from the University of Newcastle.

I was born and raised in southern California, in sunny Los Angeles. I moved to Australia a few years ago and have been settled in Newcastle ever since.

I originally set out for a career in the arts, either working in a museum, owning a gallery, or being a famous photographer. I came as close as acquiring a Bachelor of Art History degree before I decided to change direction.

Although my attraction to the dental field came later in my life compared to others, I am very passionate about helping everyone achieve a happy and heathy smile. Whether it’s just a check-up and clean, a simple filling or anything in between, I’m your gal! I will always look out for your best interest and make it a point to address the root of the problem.

Outside of work you will usually find me buried in a book, at the beach, or both. I also spend quite a bit of time in the kitchen as I love to cook and bake.

Melissa Pantalone

Melissa Pantalone, Dental Assistant

“When you come to The Good Dentist it’s more then just a dentist appointment, it’s an experience. The Good Dentist family go out of their way to give top quality service from the moment you walk in the front door, with the aim of providing the best dental care possible”

Johanna C

Johanna C, Dental Assistant / Receptionist

“The Good Dentist is not your usual dental practice. Working amongst the team feels more like a lifestyle choice, meeting great patients and helping to provide honest and exceptional treatment. From the moment you step through the door and when you leave, you will be feeling happier and more positive then you did before. In my free time you will find me soaking up the sun at the beach of surfing or off-road tripping somewhere.”


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