Meet Our Team
Meet Our Team
Dr Nina Bambino has been providing outstanding dental treatment to the community of Ashgrove and surrounds for over 30 years. For the last 27 years, Nina has been at our current location of 149 Waterworks Road. Many patients have seen the practice evolve from a single dentist practice to now a practice of 6 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 thirty years, 27 of those have been at our beautiful 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 at that time. Her practice continued 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, son Jimmy and their pony-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 since 2009 working around the demands of her busy 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, Rachael enjoys spending time with her husband Dave and 3 beautiful children, Jameson, Caeley and Amelia along with their furry friend Minty the Moodle who all keep her very busy. Rachael 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. 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 (also from country NSW) to start their city life. Amanda and her partner Lachlan along with their adorable and charming son’s Saxon and Fergus enjoy quiet family time in Brisbane and getting back to the farm as often as possible to visit family.
Dr Rachel Hoskin 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 many years and we have a very grown up Rachel, a wife and mother to two adorable girls Mia and Phoebe. Rachel completed her dental degree in Queensland and brings a wealth of knowledge and 10 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. Outside of dentistry, Rachel focuses on her little family as well as her fitness. Recently (2019) Rach won the F45 challenge and lost over 25kg’s. She is loving the compliments from her beautiful patients!
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). She worked closely with the Principle Dentist particularly in the field of prosthodontics (crowns and bridges). 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 three beautiful children Rose, Angus and Maeve, 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 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. 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 Adults 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, along with her husband Tom enjoy a busy life with their two beautiful daughters, Charlotte and Penelope. Deb is passionate about health and fitness and loves to spoil the family by taking them to the snow once a year for the ski season.
Dr Caroline graduated from the University of Leeds in 2005, and has worked in both General Dental Practice and maxillofacial surgery, in both the UK and Dubai. While in England Caroline gained further qualifications from the Cambridge Academy of Implantology and the Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery. Caroline enjoys all aspects of dentistry with a special interest in cosmetic and oral surgery. She aims to ensure that her patients dental experience is both relaxing and pleasant each and everytime they visit. Caroline moved with her husband James to Brisbane in early 2013. They are kept very busy with their very gorgeous and energetic 6 year old twins Arthur and Isabella along with their new baby brother Charlie. Caroline enjoys running, skiing and reading for some well deserved me time.