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.


Dr Amisha Hindocha

Dr. Amisha’s approach to dentistry is centered on ensuring her patients feel truly happy and confident with their smiles, which she believes to be their greatest accessory. 

She obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2013 from King’s College London Dental Institute (UK) and continued her post-graduate study in the field of Orthodontics and Orthopaedics in Sydney at the International Academy of Advanced Dentistry (IAADENT). In 2021 she obtained her Diploma of Sleep Medicine and TMJD (jaw joint disorders) from the University of Jaume, Spain. 

She specializes in designing smiles using minimally invasive techniques, blending cosmetic smile design with orthodontic solutions such as Invisalign. Dr. Amisha provides personalized care to patients of all ages, with a particular emphasis on holistic health principles, ensuring each smile is unique and beautiful.

Dedicated to ongoing postgraduate training she has studied:

Orthopaedics –  focusing on early intervention strategies to reduce the need and where possible prevent tooth extractions in developing children.

Orthodontics – levelling and aligning teeth with both fixed braces and Invisalign.

Sleep Medicine – addressing issues such as sleep-disordered breathing, sleep apnea, and snoring in adults and children.

Staying up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry, allows her to offer patients a wide array of options to align with their individual goals and needs.

Dr. Amisha takes pride in empowering her patients to make informed decisions about their oral health journey, always approaching her practice with a gentle and caring demeanor.

In her free time Dr. Amisha’s is committed to a whirlwind of outdoor adventures, (amateur) culinary creations, and training her fluffy labradoodle, Chai, to do some pawsome tricks!

Oral Health Therapist

Daylan Carstens

Daylan, our Oral Health Therapist (OHT) embarked on his career in oral health care at La Trobe University Bendigo, earning his Bachelor of Oral Health Science with extended adult scope in 2010. This qualification enables him to provide a wide variety of treatments including examinations, tooth cleaning and fillings, for both children and adults. He has more than 10 years experience as an Oral Health Therapist in private dental practices in Melbourne. 

In his role as an OHT, Daylan has dedicated himself to delivering exceptional care to his patients. He works closely with the dentists at Portside Dental to ensure that each patient receives personalized care tailored to their dental health needs. This collaborative effort guarantees that our patients consistently receive the highest standard of care. Daylan’s warm demeanour creates an environment where patients feel comfortable and at ease.

Daylan recognises the critical role OHTs play in promoting oral health and providing preventive and therapeutic dental care for children. With a dedicated focus on early intervention and education, he works closely with children and their parents to achieve optimal oral health outcomes. 

Daylan is also a Hobsons Bay local and outside of work loves spending time with his wife and three children, as well as travelling and keeping fit.


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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