Meet the Team

Our staff are here for one purpose only – to ensure your visit to Fresh Start Dental is as comfortable and stress-free as it can possibly be.  Now an established team, we have trained hard to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible, from your first phone call, to the completion of your treatment.  These are the dentists:

 

Dr. Stephen Mace – Principal Dentist & Practice Owner0G6A0781

Bachelor of Dental Surgery, 2004.  MSc (Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry) 2012.

After graduating in 2004 from Bristol (England), Dr. Mace worked in the UK for 3 years before emigrating to Australia. After working for several years as a general dentist, he then completed a postgraduate degree in Aesthetic Dentistry over a 2 year part time masters program at The University of Manchester (UK) whilst still living in Melbourne. This further study has given him a much greater depth of knowledge of complex dental treatment planning and greater ability to meet the cosmetic dental needs of today’s patients.

Experienced in all areas of dental treatment, Dr Mace has been developing his technique and expertise in dental implant placement over the last 2 years and now treats implant patients on a daily basis. He also performs surgery under general anaesthetic one day each month at St Vincent’s Hospital in Launceston.

Fresh Start Dental was just that, a new start in a new area. Over the last two years Dr Mace has begun to create a real centre of excellence in the region, a place that people can rely on, and a permanent part of the fabric of the local community.

The most important things in his life away from Fresh Start are of course his wife – who also works at the practice – and their two young sons. Beyond that, he is a keen triathlete (when the weather is good!), a sports fan (especially of Arsenal Football Club) and is enjoying the change of pace and outdoors lifestyle compared to inner Melbourne.

 

Dr Sophia Jones, Associate Dentist0G6A0803

Bachelor of Dental Surgery, 2006.  MSc (Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry) 2012.

Dr Jones graduated from dental school a decade ago, though this might make her feel old!  4 years ago she completed an MSc in advanced restorative dentistry, and excels in all aspects of both simple and complex general dentistry.

Sophia is committed to getting the basics right first: good oral hygiene, sensible diet and healthy gums, before working on the more complex treatments where her passion really lies – crown and bridgework, and endodontics (root canal therapy).

Though she still practises under her maiden name, Sophia is married to Dr Steve Mace, and together they have two children. Until August 2016 they lived in Melbourne while Steve commuted back and forth, but now the family have settled in Tassie and are happy living on a rural property between Launceston and Deloraine.

 

Dr. Brandon Krapf, Associate Dentist0G6A0796

Dr Krapf completed an undergraduate degree in Marketing and International Business in 2003.

Serendipity led Brandon to a career as a dental implant sales consultant.  This position exposed Dr Krapf to all aspects of general dentistry and catalysed an enduring passion for the field.  With time, he realized that he was not content to be a spectator, but wanted to become a dentist and treat patients himself.  In 2009 he and his wife emigrated to Australia, and he later completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Melbourne.  Dr. Krapf has practiced on the prestigious Collins Street in Melbourne and consulted nib insurance group for patients with complex treatment needs. He joined Fresh Start in January 2016 and he enjoyed Tasmania so much that he and his family relocated to Launceston.

Brandon enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and provides holistic treatment options that help patients meet their individual goals.  He believes that continuing education is essential to delivering optimal patient care, and he frequently attends dental courses covering a broad range of topics.  Dr. Krapf is active in the International Team for Implantology – the world’s largest dental implant study club – and in 2013 he lectured in Melbourne on dental implant biomaterials.

Dr. Krapf’s greatest joy comes from spending time with his family, and he is blessed to have three vivacious young daughters.  He loves the slower pace of life and friendly people of Tasmania.  In his spare time, Dr. Krapf plays basketball and competes in triathlons.

And these are our hygienists:

Trish Parry, Full-Time Hygienist0G6A9036

Trish initially trained as a dental therapist and began working for the Tasmanian government carrying out examinations, restorations and extractions of deciduous (baby) teeth for school-age children.

In 1991 Trish moved to the UK. While living in England Trish furthered her studies and completed her Diploma of Dental Hygiene at Kings College London in 1995. She worked in London until 2000 when she moved back to Tasmania, her home state.

Trish feels her primary tasks are to recognise and treat periodontal disease, as well as deliver patient education. She also undertakes teeth whitening, fissure sealants, taking radiographs, as well as dental impressions. She sees patients regularly on a mostly 3-6 monthly recall system, building a professional, trusting relationship with her patients.

Trish loves her job and is greatly motivated by seeing amazing changes from dental and periodontal disease to health, as patients gain education and knowledge of the importance of good oral health. She always emphasises the importance of the link between oral health and general health.

Trish is married with a wonderful family and four children. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as reading, yoga, cooking and entertaining – when she gets time!!