Meet Our Team
Meet Our Team
Dr Nina Bambino has been providing outstanding dental treatment to the community of Ashgrove and surrounds for over 27 years. For the last 25 years, Dr Nina Bambino has been at our current location of 149 Waterworks Road. Many patients have seen how the Ashgrove Dentists practice has evolved from a one dentist practitioner to now a practice of 5 Dentists and an Oral Health Therapist.
Our renovated worker’s cottage creates a very homely and relaxed atmosphere, complimented by the highest quality dental equipment available to date. Our providers offer a range of services from general dentistry, implant restorations, cosmetic treatments, prevention of periodontal disease and children’s dental care. We encourage a preventive approach to dental care and maintenance.
Our individualised approach will ensure you receive the highest quality dental care in the most comfortable environment. Our team has worked very hard to create a positive and comfortable approach to dentistry and we are confident that we offer a very special individual experience to each patient and family we see.
Nina has been providing outstanding dental treatment to the community of Ashgrove for over twenty-eight years, 26 of those have been at our worker’s cottage.
Nina graduated with Honours from the University of Queensland and after a short stint with Queensland Health, established her Private Practice at Ashgrove. Nina was the first female dentist in the area. Her practice continues to evolve with the changing and growing demographics of the area. She has a great passion for promoting good preventive practices for everyone and loves to treat children and family groups.
Outside of dentistry, Nina enjoys good quality coffee, watching the rugby (especially The Wallabies) and spending quality family time with her husband Michael, adorable son Jimmy and their horse-sized German Shepherds, Harry and Bella.
Rachael graduated from the University of Queensland in 1994, first practicing general dentistry in Acacia Ridge and Toowoomba. She then joined a general practice in Beenleigh for 12 years. Rachael has been practicing at NB Dental for the past 5 years, working part-time around the demands of her family. Rachael’s particular interests are implants as well as crown and bridge work. A nervous patient herself Rachael prides herself on always providing a gentle experience for her patients.
Outside of dentistry, Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 beautiful teenagers who keep her very busy. Rachel and her family are locals living in the Ashgrove community for over 15 years now.
Amanda graduated from Charles Sturt University in Orange, NSW. Amanda has worked extensively in rural communities in NSW and has had experience in both public and private sectors of Dentistry. She has moved up north to Brisbane for the beautiful sunny weather and friendly smiles.
Amanda is passionate about patient care and has special interests in restorative dentistry as well as paediatric dentistry and loves to make a child’s dental visit memorable and fun. Her main priority is to listen to the individual needs of her patients and she firmly believes in making the experience as relaxed and comfortable as possible.
She prides herself in continuing education to keep up to date on new techniques by attending conferences, courses and study clubs regularly to maintain up to date with advances in oral health research.
Outside of dentistry, Amanda is also a radiographer at the Prince Charles Hospital on days when she is not wearing the dentist mask. Amanda grew up on a family farm in NSW and moved to Brisbane with her partner Lachlan to experience Brisbane City life. Amanda and her partner Lachlan have recently (November 2016) welcomed their first child into the world. Amanda is currently on maternity leave and will return to NB Dental in early 2017. We are all eagerly waiting her return and looking forward to having her back in the practice.
Dr Rachel Hoskins was a very exciting addition to our NB Dental team in 2015. Nina has known Rachel through family friends since she was a little girl growing up in Brisbane’s western suburbs. Fast forwarding 20+ years and we have a very grown up Rachel, a wife and mother to two adorable girls. Rachel completed her dental degree in Queensland and brings a wealth of knowledge and 7 years private practice experience, which makes her very suitably qualified to provide the competent, caring treatment all patients deserve and are familiar with at NB Dental. Rachel is very excited to be on board with our team and is looking forward to getting to know you and your family.
Outside of dentistry, Rachel and her husband Matt have two gorgeous daughters, Mia and Phoebe. Home to Rachel is on acreage in Brisbane’s western suburbs with plenty of space for the girls to run around.
Zoe studied dentistry at the University of Queensland, graduating in the year 2000 with Honours.
On completion of her degree, Zoe pursued her interest in paediatric dentistry working initially with Queensland Health on the Fraser Coast, then being promoted to a senior dentist role with the Sunshine Coast School Dental Service.
Zoe has worked with Nina and the NB Dental team since 2004. Through this family focused practice, Zoe has been able to continue treating children which she greatly enjoys and also expand her interest in all aspects of adult dental care.
Zoe had a break from the NB Dental team for 3 years when her husband, Brendan was accepted to study orthodontics at the University of Melbourne. During these three years, Zoe worked full time in a Melbourne CBD practice (QV Dental) The Principle Dentist was a wonderful mentor, particularly in the field of prosthodontics (crowns and bridges).
Zoe is now working part time with the NB Dental team around her family commitments.
Zoe is very committed to continuing education recently completing a Sydney based course on advanced endodontics and a ‘hands on’ prosthodontics course in Melbourne.
Outside of dentistry, Zoe is married to Brisbane Orthodontist, Brendan Fitzpatrick. They have two beautiful children together, who keep them very busy. Brendan and Zoe have a fabulous edible garden at home and enjoy spending time together with the children gardening on weekends.
Debbie is NB Dental’s first Oral Health Therapist. After graduating from the University of Queensland in 2001, Debbie spent the first two years of her professional career in rural Queensland. Here she met her husband Tom who she returned to Brisbane with in 2004 to settle in Alderley.
With fifteen years’ experience, Debbie is passionate about the dental care of children, focusing on providing a great dental experience for her little patients. Her dual degree in Hygiene enables her to also treat and maintain people affected by periodontal disease, the most preventable oral disease affecting our adult population.
Debbie has recently completed a four year commitment to the Dental Hygienist Association in Queensland, taking on the responsibility of vice the President. These roles allowed Debbie to work with a multitude of Allied Health disciplines throughout Australia.
Outside of dentistry, Debbie, and Tom enjoy a busy life with their daughter, Charlotte, furry friends Toby and Purby and the newest additions Henrietta, Penny and Amy (some funky chickens!)
Deb is passionate about health and fitness and enjoys cooking yummy, fresh meals at home with their home grown veggies, and keeping fit with her family.