Kelmscott Dental is one of the larger dental teams in the local area and have over 70 years’ combined experience. Every member of our team is committed to providing you with a lifetime of high-quality dental care that you can afford.
Kelmscott Dental are your friendly local dentists offering gentle and affordable oral health care you can trust. From general check-ups, to smile makeovers to missing teeth solutions, we cater for even the most nervous patients. We offer free parking, TVs in surgery, ambient music and soft pillows on request. It’s our way of making you feel as comfortable as possible during your visit with us. Come and see why we’re the preferred local dentist in Kelmscott. We accept all major health funds and offer flexible payment plans to help you access treatment when you need it.
Kelmscott Dental holds QIP accreditation, which means it combines a set of National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards into everyday practice culture and patient safety. Accreditaton is voluntary and renewed each year, lean more about QIP accreditation.
Dr David Norcross
Dr David Norcross became the principal dentist at Kelmscott Dental in 2011. Prior to joining our practice, he spent five years in a general practice in England before eventually relocating to Australia. He has extensive experience in many areas of dentistry including surgical, advanced restorative, cosmetic and implant dentistry. Dr Norcross also has a keen interest in the safe removal of mercury amalgam fillings.
Dr Norcross graduated from Leeds University (England) in 2006, being awarded with a Bachelor of Dental Science. He remains up-to-date with the latest dental techniques, technologies and developments through post graduate education. In 2009, he completed an Advanced Restorative Course at the North of England Dental Academy. Following this, he completed a year-long modular course in Implant Dentistry accredited by the British Academy of Dental Implantology in 2010. More recently in 2013, Dr Norcross completed his Master Clinician in Implant Dentistry Programme gaining certificates from the Global Institute for Dental Education (gIDE) and UCLA.
Dr Norcross is a lecturer and mentor for MIS Implants and the Dental Implantology Academy (DIA). He delivers several dental implant training courses and live surgery demonstrations every year for new and emerging dentists, and places over 300 dental implants each year. His extensive training, skills and passion for implant dentistry, coupled with positive patient outcomes has earned Dr Norcross a favourable reputation as one of Perth’s best dentists placing implants.
Priding himself on his gentle approach and excellent patient manner, Dr Norcross is skilled with caring for even the most nervous dental patients. He wants to make coming to the dentist the most comfortable experience it can be, for every patient he sees. Dr Norcross and his associate dentists work closely with Dr Christine Troy offering various treatments under intravenous sedation. This includes simple and complex dental care for very nervous patients and the extraction of impacted wisdom teeth.
Dr. Norcross is available for cosmetic, surgical and dental implant consultations and treatments provided at Kelmscott Dental and sister clinics EVP Dental and Mount Lawley Dental. He also provides consultations for wisdom teeth removal and dental implants out of our dedicated implant clinic, Perth Dental Implant Centre.
Dr Abraham Thavamani
B. D. S. , PG CertPH., NZDREX
Dr Abraham Thavamani graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University in India in 2004, before moving to NZ and gaining a Post Graduate Certificate in Public Health from the University of Auckland. In 2005, he completed his New Zealand Dentist Registration Examination (NZDREX). He worked for nearly 10 years in dental practices in Auckland, NZ before moving to Perth in 2015.
Dr Abraham has completed several postgraduate training programmes in restorative dentistry, dental implants, dental lasers, orthodontics including Invisalign® and endodontics (root canal therapy). He performs all aspects of general dentistry and has a special interest in root canal treatments, tooth extractions, cosmetic dentistry, crowns & bridges and restorative dental care.
Abraham has written a number of articles and conducted lectures for Henry Schein, NZ with pioneering work in Diagnocam, a diagnostic tool used in dentistry.
A holistic approach to dentistry, along with a warm and caring nature makes Abraham an asset to the Kelmscott Dental team.
Abraham is happily married to his lovely wife Ane and has two sons, Ammiel & Zuriel and two daughters, Kefira & Shifra. Outside of work, Abraham enjoys reading books, riding his bike and playing cricket. Abraham is also a Pastor and teaches bible studies to younger generations at his Church.
Dr Adam White
B.ch.D MJDF RCS (UK)
Dr Adam White graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from University of Leeds 2013.
Adam completed his membership of the joint dental faculties Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2015, showing commitment to post graduate education.
He completed a year-long oral surgery training appointment at York Hospital UK, concentrating on the removal of impacted wisdom teeth before moving to Australia in 2015. Since then, he has been working in private practice and furthering his skills as a dentist.
Adam has completed a prosthodontic mini-residency programme with world-renowned dentists Dr Tony Rotondo and Dr Micheal Mandikos, where he learnt how to perform complex aesthetic and functional full mouth rehabilitations.
Adam is currently undertaking a double masters in Prosthodontics based at Kings College in London, where he returns to annually. He has completed three of the four-year programme which involves complex cosmetic rehabilitations, functional rehabilitations and implant procedures. He has also completed implant surgery training with MIS implants and currently works with Dr David Norcross placing dental implants.
Adam also has a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry, providing smile makeovers using ceramic and composite veneers. He is also a certified Invisalign® provider and with these skills can plan the best route to your smile. You can follow Adam’s smile makeovers on Instagram here.
Outside of workm he is a keen traveller, cross-fitter, skier (and level 1 CSIA qualified instructor) and a certified PADI rescue diver.
Dr Mohamed Soliman
Dr Mohamed Soliman joined the team here at Kelmscott Dental in 2017.
After graduating from Cairo University in Egypt with a Bachelor of Dental Science in 2004, he received his Australian qualification in Sydney in 2015 and has completed mini residency in prosthodontics in 2019.
He has general dentistry experience dating back to 2005 and special interests in prosthodontics, endodontics, smile makeovers and Invisalign®.
He thrives to make dental visits as pleasant as possible for all patients, he is extremely passionate about providing gentle, caring and pain free dentistry. He knows the value and importance of good communication, honesty and empathy with patients, so that they can make informed choices in order to achieve exceptional results.
He speaks two languages, English and Arabic.
When away from dentistry, he likes to maintain his well-being through spending time with family, going to the gym and watching movies.
Dr Vanessa Cho
Vanessa was born and raised here in Perth, she studied dentistry at UWA and graduated in 2012. Since then Vanessa has been working in private practice and also tutoring at the university acting as a mentor for the students.
Her favourite part of dentistry is giving people confidence to smile again and helping people conquer their fear of the dentist! And of course, meeting their families.
On the weekends Vanessa likes catching up with friends, finding new eateries around Perth and baking.
Dr Emilia Bonfanti
BDS (UK) Emilia graduated from the University of Glasgow. After practicing dentistry in Scotland, she made the move to Australia four years ago in search of a warmer climate. Prior to joining Kelmscott Dental, Emilia worked at Melbourne Dental Hospital providing emergency care and also at a private practice in Perth. Emilia enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, especially cosmetic dentistry and is an Invisalign® provider. In her spare time, Emilia can be found keeping fit, socialising with friends and travelling to new places.
Dr Rainer Anderson
BSc (Melb), DMD (UWA) Dr Rainer completed his undergraduate in Melbourne and went on to complete post graduate studies in Perth at the University of Western Australia. Rainer has been practising dentistry for several years, expanding his experience across various fields of dentistry including dental trauma, wisdom tooth removal surgery and other surgical procedures. He has a keen interest in implant dentistry and is spending time expanding his skills under Dr Norcross. In his spare time, Rainer enjoys playing water polo and all things music.
Dr Christine Troy
Dr Christine Troy has more than 25 years’ experience as a Doctor. She received her Bachelor Degree in Medicine (MBBS) in Melbourne in 1994 and Post Graduate Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners FRACGP in 2010.
Dr Troy has worked exclusively in dental sedations since 2010. She provides intravenous sedation that allows patients to be able to have treatment in a safe and pain-free manner. Dr Troy monitors essential medical signs during patient procedures, including brain wave monitoring, to achieve a comfortable dental experience.
Since 2010, she has worked collaboratively with Dr Dave Norcross and his team of associate dentists. The Magic Sedations team includes Catherine (secretary and patient liaison), and Registered Nurses; Karine, Di and Kylie. Dr Troy also has an extensive range of experience including 10 years as a VMO in an emergency department, two years in hospital anaesthesia as part of the accredited Specialist Anaesthetist Training Program with ANZCA and has completed the requirements of the Joint Consultative Committees of ANZCA/RACGP/ACRRM to work as a GP Anaesthetist. In addition, she has been a generalist GP and worked in Palliative Care. She is a current educator for the training of doctors to becoP’s at WAGPET and is a Fellowshi Examiner for the RACGP.
Dr Troy’s technique allows deep sedation and pain relief tailored to each individual and dentist. She likes to work in collaboration with her patients, helping them to overcome past or present dental trauma, in the hopes of providing a pleasant and relaxed experience throughout treatment.
Oral Health Therapist, BSc OHT (Curtin)
Charity graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy and joined Kelmscott Dental in 2020. Charity has previously worked as Student Clinician for Dental Health Services, Mount Henry and for Oral Health Centre of WA. Charity has a keen passion in oral health education and showing patients how to look after their oral health.
Outside of work, Charity enjoys live music performance and dance choreography. She has previously graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (WAAPA) and speaks Malay.
Hygienist, BSc OHT (Curtin)
Mwelwa graduated from Curtin University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Oral Health Therapy. Mwelwa has worked in hygiene and therapy roles in both general and orthodontic settings in a number of clinics in Perth.
Mwelwa has a particular interest in preventative dentistry and periodontal care, as well as providing dental care for people living with special needs in a general dental setting.
Mwelwa is an advocate for individuals living with sickle cell disease and the need for better education and awareness of its management in emergency medicine. Outside of work, Mwelwa enjoys all aspects of interior design and home organisation and spends her spare time helping people to declutter their homes and create functional organised spaces.
Practice Manager Jess began with Kelmscott Dental in 2011 as a receptionist. Having completed tertiary studies in business, community development and frontline management over the years, Jess operated across various capacities including dental nursing, before working her way up to management, commencing in the practice manager role in November 2021. Jess’s organisational skills and warm patient-focused approach has earned her a favourable reputation amongst her peers. In Jess’ personal life, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young kids. As a family they love caravanning and discovering new places. She also loves catching up with friends and family. During footy season you’ll find her in front of the TV watching her beloved Western Bulldogs.
Sara began working as Head Nurse at Kelmscott Dental in 2017, before being promoted to Clinical Coordinator and then Clinical Manager across our three practices.
Gaining industry experience since 2012, Sara has extensive knowledge in the fields of implant and oral surgery. She works alongside Dr David Norcross, heading up dental photography and managing all clinical needs including the coordination and management of all stock and surgical equipment.
Sara runs the clinical training and development of staff in assisting with surgical procedures, ensuring the teams operate within QIP accreditation guidelines and protocols and provides ongoing mentoring and training to staff.
Sara lectures, coordinates and assists across MIS implant training courses run by Dr David Norcross for the Dental Implantology Academy (DIA).
Out of surgery, Sara works closely with the management team to develop and implement new clinical policies and procedures. She is also the Assistant Project Manager when it comes to the group’s surgery expansions and relocations.
Our Dental Nurses
Our team of dental nurses assist the dentists and care for you throughout your treatment, ensuring you are as comfortable as possible.
Our Reception Team
Our team of receptionists and coordinators are dedicated to assisting you with your oral health care needs from the moment you walk into our practice.