Dr. Deborah Rea – General & Cosmetic Dentist
BDS (Adelaide), BSc. Nursing, Grad. Dip. ICU Nursing, Grad. Cert. Retrieval Nursing
The driving force behind Azura’s recent transformation, Deb is passionate about health and wellbeing.
Having spent time in nursing before taking up dentistry, Deb has a strong medical background and is particularly skilled in the treatment of medically compromised patients. Knowing that health is all interconnected, Deb works with GPs and specialists, searching for links between overall health and possible systematic causes for problems in the mouth. This means going the extra mile to achieve better outcomes for her patients.
Deb enjoys working with patients of any age from all walks of life.
With skills across all aspects of general dentistry, Deb has undergone further study to provide Invisalign treatment, cosmetic procedures such as wrinkle smoothing and dermal fillers, as well as treatments to help relieve those suffering from jaw pain.
Deb is excellent with highly anxious patients, often working with families who have children on the autism spectrum or with intellectual disabilities.
Dr. Lizzie Bhanderi – Dentist
BDS (Kings College, London), BSc. Nursing (Hons)
Originally from the UK, Lizzie recently emigrated to Australia and made the move over to South Australia from Queensland.
Lizzie specialises in general dentistry and is committed to providing the highest level of care for all her patients. She aims to make everyone feel totally at ease in a dental setting, working with patients and tailoring treatment on an individual basis to ensure the best oral health possible is achieved.
Prior to training and working as a dentist, Lizzie worked as an Accident and Emergency Department nurse in London.
Outside of dentistry, Lizzie loves spending time with her family and friends and exploring all that Australia has to offer.
Tasman – Hygienist & Sleep Coordinator
Tasman, affectionately known as Tas at Azura, followed in his family footsteps when he worked his way into the dental field. His grandfather was a dentist, and his passion for the industry sparked Tas’ interest. With his gentle approach and nature, along with a relaxed attitude, patient’s find a hygiene clean with Tas is a breeze. He will make you feel at ease, and almost forget you are in a dental surgery.
Tas plays a large role in coordinating our Sleep Disordered Breathing screening, and Sleep Studies at Azura. Well versed in this area he works closely with Dr Deb & Dr Lizzie in assisting our patients to get on top of their sleep needs.
Other than seeing patients for hygiene and sleep, Tas is also heavily involved in technology in the practice. He has an aptitude for all things tech! When Tas isn’t here with us at Azura, he is out in nature. He loves hiking, camping, kayaking, you name it.
Adele – Practice Manager
Adele is the life and soul, bringing a distinct sense of fun and a passion for people to Azura.
Having been with the practice for over 20 years, Adele has been an integral part of the Azura transformation, considering staff and patients part of her extended family. Friendly and understanding, Adele enjoys talking to patients and works to ensure that everyone’s individual needs are attended to. This includes arranging appointments, assisting patients with dentures and those who might be interested in cosmetic procedures.
Adele’s greatest joy is seeing her patients smiling and happy.
Adele lives by the Italian way of life – ”food, coffee, wine, fashion and best of all, shoes.”
Jenna – Practice Manager
Bubbly and bright, Jenna has prior experience in community and hospital pharmacy and is especially good with Azura’s more complex patients, particularly those who suffer with autism or intellectual disabilities.
Efficient and proactive, Jenna prides herself on a strong work ethic and excellent customer service. She is great with all Azura’s IT needs and oversees policies and procedures to ensure that the practice consistently meets and exceeds our mission to deliver top quality care for our patients.
Also a talented makeup artist, Jenna enjoys being part of someone’s special day and helping them feel their most beautiful.
A proud aunt, Jenna is big on family.
Dee – Receptionist & Dental Assistant
Working both at reception and in the dental surgery you will find Dee is bright, bubbly and super friendly no matter what role she is working in. Dee is always happy to help patients, and support their needs. She has worked in the Dental field for 11 years, and has a background working with Dental Implant Specialists. Outside of work Dee loves to hit the gym every chance she gets.
Kamilla – Dental Assistant
Kamilla has been part of the Azura family for 4 years.
In that time, Kamilla has demonstrated a strong work ethic, dedication and integrity. She is hugely compassionate and a keen listener which helps to put patients at ease. Organised, but flexible, Kamilla will always work hard to ensure that every patient’s visit to Azura is a pleasurable one.
Irene – Dental Assistant
Fun-loving and hardworking, Irene makes a great Dental Assistant. She puts patients at ease with her beautiful sense of humour, and allows the dentist to work effectively with her support. Having a child of her own, she is great when it comes to working with kids.
Coming from a Greek background, Irene is able to understand and speak Greek with our patients.