Meet the Dentists of Hawker Dental

At Hawker Dental, you’ll be treated by dentists who have served Hawker and Belconnen for decades. We look forward to giving you the one-on-one attention you need!

Dentists

Graham Shaw BDS (Syd)

Dentist

Dr Graham has provided dental and orthodontic services in the Belconnen area for over 35 years. In 1979 Dr Graham graduated dux in children’s dentistry (pedodontics) from Sydney University.

He has maintained his strong interest in children’s dentistry and orthodontics which make up a large part of his practice. Dr Graham’s gentle, caring and professional manner has made him very popular in Hawker, along with the Belconnen area, where he has lived for over 3 decades. He greatly enjoys seeing up to 3 generations of the same families.

Completing POS and advanced orthodontic courses by Dr Derek Mahoney, Dr Eric Lewanhauft and Dr Robert Ricketts, among many others, Dr Graham utilises the latest techniques including Twin Blocks, clear aligners, expansion and fixed braces with tooth-coloured brackets optimising the smile without extraction if possible.

The great outdoors is Dr Graham’s other passion, kayaking, skiing, and walking with family and friends and lately “sniffing” out truffles with his dog Truffle.

Des Storey BDS (Syd)

Dentist

Dr Des is passionate about helping patients experience optimal oral health and achieve beautiful smiles. “I love applying a broad array of skills to improve the wellbeing of the public.”

He obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.) from the University of Birmingham in the UK in 1980. After obtaining his dental degree, Dr Des has held various positions including five years in postgraduate Oral Surgery in the UK (1981-1985), Chief Dental Officer for ACT Health (1987-1988), served as a Visiting Dental Officer for ACT Health since 1987, a general dental practice in Canberra since 1988, member and Deputy Chair of the ACT Dental Board from 1999-2011 and served as Deputy Director Professional Services Review (Medicare) from 2012-2016.

To keep abreast of the latest in dentistry and to better serve his patients, Dr Des has completed numerous continuing education courses. He recently attended Australian Dental Association’s Congress, which was held in Melbourne. Dr Des is a member of the following organisations: Australian Dental Association, International Team Implantology (ITI), ACT Dental Group and Fellow International College Dentists (FICD).

When he’s not at the practice, he enjoys going to the theatre and playing Veterans Soccer.

Amber Halstead BDS

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Though she used to be scared of the dentist as a child, thanks to a positive experience in the dental chair, Dr Amber knew that she wanted to help other people feel safe and understood at the dentist’s office like she did.

Dr Amber also finds it fulfilling to give patients choices and help them decide what is best for them. She always aims to offer patients sensible treatment that lasts. Dr Amber earned a Bachelor of Dental Science (Hons) from the University of Western Australia in 2007. She also obtained a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne.

To stay abreast of the latest in the field, she regularly takes continuing professional development (CPD) courses every year. She is particularly interested in oral medicine, endodontics, prosthodontics and paediatric dentistry. She also has a keen interest in disease processes and helping people become healthy.

Outside the Practice When she’s not working, Dr Amber enjoys raising her children, baking, reading, walking and learning about her new hometown of Canberra.

Dr Jess Leung BDS (Syd)

Dentist

Dr Jess completed her Bachelor of Dentistry and Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Sydney. Dr Jess moved to Canberra after completing her Bachelor of Dentistry from the University of Sydney and commenced work in private practice. She has also spent time working for the Royal Flying Doctor Service serving rural and remote communities.

While Dr Jess enjoys all aspects of family dentistry, she has a particular interest in preventative dental care and a keen interest for paediatric dentistry. She feels that it is so important to instil positive experiences at the dentist early on for her littlest patients so that they can grow into confident adults with good dental health.

Dr Jess has always been passionate about the importance of using her skills, knowledge to help others and strives to deliver dentistry to her patients in a gentle and caring way and prides herself on being able to make the most anxious patients feel at ease.

As a part of her commitment to provide the best care to her patients, Dr Jess regularly attends continuing education and is committed to spending time with her patients and sharing the new and wonderful developments in dentistry.

Outside of dentistry, Dr Jess likes to spend time with her husband Mark cooking up a storm and exploring Canberra’s wide open spaces.

Serving Hawker For Decades

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