Dr Erna Melton is a University of Qld graduate who worked around Australia before settling in Darwin in 1991. Since 1996 she has been the owner and principal dentist of Trower Dental. Passionate about problem solving, from minor to major, she strives to look past the obvious treatments then provides a choice of solutions that best suits all.
Whether you are anxious and require other modalities to help, or whether your health has been on the back burner and now requires major rehabilitation, Erna has a wealth of experience and when appropriate likes to work in collaboration
with other specialties, dental or alternative, to make sure you find a result.
"It is a thrill to see people come through treatment then take control of their own health. I'm happiest when my role becomes largely redundant!"
Dr Thea Tran BDs (Hons) BDSc Qld
Dr Thea Tran graduated from The University of Queensland with both a Bachelor of Biomedical Science with honours and Dental Science.
Her holistic approach to patient treatment places special emphasis on minimal intervention dentistry and preventative oral health regimes.
Thea prides herself on a gentle approach and aims to make every dental visit as stress free as possible. Although interested in all aspects of dentistry, Thea finds most satisfaction in helping nervous patients overcome their anxiety of the dentist.
Thea is personally committed to continual education and has attended many courses to enable her capacity to offer the best and most up to date dental treatment for her patients.
She is currently studying her Masters of Aesthetic Dentistry at Kings College in London.
Dr Harry Kim BDSc (Hons)
Dr Harry Kim graduated from the University of Queensland in 2013 with a BDSc (Hons).
He is registered with the Australian Dental board and is a member of the Australian Dental Association. Enthusiasm for dentistry motivates Dr Kim to attend continuing education nationally and internationally on an ongoing basis.
Harry is an enthusiast for cutting edge technology in both equipment and materials. His particular area of interest is bonding techniques that now form the basis of his work in minimum intervention dentistry.
Outside of dentistry, Harry enjoys playing a good game of tennis.
Our Dental Assistants
Mahsa Orooji, Jade Ellison, Taralika Patel
Wendy Lewis. Practice Manager
As a massage therapist Wendy helps with both acute and chronic pain.
And as a qualified clinical hypnotherapist she successfully assists people overcome issues that make treatment difficult such as anxiety and stress, breathing difficulties and excessive gagging.
These surprisingly common issues can now be quickly and easily overcome with "in surgery" assistance... and an open mind!
"In short, I really enjoy helping people to be at ease with their dentist."
Toni Halliday. Financial Manager
Toni started working with Trower Dental in 1999 as a Dental Assistant.
She has since moved to her prime area of interest, book keeping and accounting. Toni enjoys the challenges this brings... particularly the opportunity to learn something new every day.
"We have a fantastic team at Trower Dental. I really can't imagine working anywhere else!"
Mandy Denton. Front Desk Manager
Our friendly and widely knowledgeable receptionist, Mandy, has been with us for many years. She trained as a dental assistant in the USA in the 1990's and has continued to work in the dental field ever since.
Her knowledge and understanding of dental conditions, payment options, health funds and procedures helps to ensure you are given an appropriate appointment to suit your current dental needs.