Welcome to The Good Dentist! I’m Garreth McBride the dentist and the owner of The Good Dentist in Newcastle NSW.
I’ve wanted to become a dentist since the age of 11. All because it was my dream to kiss as many dental nurses as possible by the age of 13. If you ask my wife she will tell you I failed. It must have been the accent!!
Born in Ireland, I moved to Manchester, England to go to University where I graduated in 2007.
I worked in a variety of public and mixed private practices in the UK before I realised another dream. In 2012 my wife and I took a chance and emigrated to Australia, directly to Newcastle. We haven’t looked back.
I am not your average dentist, and The Good Dentist is not your average dental practice. I believe that everything is connected, and that’s why at The Good Dentist we focus on optimising your overall health not just your dental health.
We won’t just treat your symptoms and give you pain medication for a toothache. We won’t fill a hole without first working out how it got there. Together, we work to eliminate the cause of your health issue.
We want to work with you, to create the healthiest version of you.
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.