Meet Us

Co-Founder and Principal Dentist

Dr Meredith Metin

Dr Meredith Metin is a highly experienced, skilful and compassionate dentist with over 25 years of clinical experience. She graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Dental Science in 1996 and has since dedicated her career to providing high quality, comprehensive dentistry to her patients.

What sets Dr Metin apart is her gentle and caring nature which puts patients at ease, making them feel comfortable throughout their dental procedures. Her excellent diagnostic and treatment planning skills enable her to deliver personalized care that meets the unique needs of each patient.

As well as focussing on all aspects of traditional dentistry, Dr Metin has a special interest in dento-facial aesthetics and that truly sets her apart. She is fully trained in the provision of anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers, which means that she can help her patients achieve their desired look with minimal downtime or discomfort.

Dr Meredith Metin is not just an exceptional dentist, but she is also a Hobsons Bay local who is deeply invested in her community. She shares her life with her tradie husband and two boys, and you might even spot her walking her adorable dog Lenny the Shihtzu along the Strand or Williamstown beach.

Co-Founder and Practice Manager

Rachael Jones

Rachael’s impressive journey from dental assistant to practice manager is a testament to her dedication and hard work. Throughout her 30 year career in the dental industry, she has prioritised creating a welcoming and comfortable environment for patients, as well as fostering a positive work culture for her staff.

Rachael’s passion for patient care is evident in her management of Portside Dental, where she works tirelessly to ensure that every patient feels welcomed and cared for. And by creating a happy and supportive work environment, she ensures that her staff are equally invested in providing the highest quality care to their patients.

In addition to her wealth of experience, Rachael’s qualifications in dental assisting and practice management are a testament to her commitment to professional development. She has completed the Australian Dental Association’s Dental Assisting program, as well as her Certificate 4 in Practice Management with the University of New England, which demonstrates her ongoing dedication to improving her skills and knowledge.

Rachael’s expertise in practice management software is another asset to her professional toolkit. As a trainer for the Victorian and Tasmanian region with Centaur Software, she was responsible for teaching dental staff and professionals how to effectively use the Dental 4 Windows software program, which can help to streamline and improve the efficiency of dental practices. Needless to say this is an invaluable benefit for Portside Dental.

Rachael lives locally in the inner west with her husband, daughter and pooch, Sonny! – Outside of work, Rachael enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring new places and eating at all the fabulous restaurants around the inner west. She is actively involved in social and fundraising events at her daughter’s school.

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