Dr Steve Ivett co-founded Mt Barker Dentists in 1978. With his renowned gentle and caring nature, he’s formed close patient bonds and now cares for the third generation of families he treated back in the 70s. Children are especially drawn to ‘Dr Steve’.
Steve enjoys all aspects of dentistry from routine restorations, CAD CAM technology, endodontics, crown and bridge services, dentures and children dentistry. When it comes to wisdom tooth removal Stephen is a leader in the field, having over 35 years experience. Steve is also accredited at Mt Barker District Hospital to treat our patients under a general anaesthetic. He also offers intravenous sedation in the hospital or in our Mt Barker dental surgery.
Steve’s other loves
While providing the highest quality of dental care, his patients are always at ease listening to stories of his family, beloved Port Adelaide football team, latest fishing trip to Streaky Bay or the latest hills community news. He enjoys a good chat and sometimes feels that dentistry gets in the way of them! Steve is a life member of Zodiacs basketball club and has lived in the hills community since 1980.
Dr Julie Monis-Ivett co-founded Mt Barker Dentists in 1978. A highly trusted and experienced dentist, she enjoys long-term relationships with many patients who have been with her for around 40 years. She always goes above and beyond to ensure her patients needs are met while her attentiveness and sense of humour always leaves them with a smile on their face.
While Julie enjoys all aspects of dentistry from whitening teeth, routine restorations, CAD CAM technology, endodontics, implants, crown and bridge solutions, full mouth rebuilds and children dentistry, her special area of interest and training is in implant dentistry. She has mastered this specialty over 27 years and is highly skilled in complex implant and restorative treatment plans, proudly enjoying a 99% success rate.
Julie’s other loves and amazing feats
Julie has devoted many years to voluntary service in the community including philanthropy work with the Birthing Kit Foundation Australian, Zonta Adelaide Hills club, and Mission in Health Care & Development Australian Support Association. For more information visit Birthing Kit Foundation Australia and Mission in Health Care & Development Australian Support Association or have chat with her next time you’re in.
Just last year, confirmation of Julie’s exceptional extraction skills was at the fore while in the Congo in Central Africa, when she removed over 60 teeth in 30 patients in one day - without power, dental lights, running water, suction or X-rays. Only her skills, good sterilisation and extraction tools, and a head light made for a successful day.
Dr Jonathan Choong joined our team in 2015 after previously practicing in Adelaide. He started his academic career in medicine and after 3 years study decided that was not for him. He then completed a degree in Health Sciences and from there decided to become a dentist. Dentistry is a career choice he loves and he revels in the relationships he builds with his patients and his responsibility of providing quality dental care in Mt Barker. His desire for knowledge is reflected in the many postgraduate courses he attends.
Jonathan is a very caring and dedicated dentist respected and liked by his patients. Always very gentle and in tune with his patient’s needs, he has fitted in well with our dental family. Jonathan enjoys all aspects of dentistry, including teeth whitening, routine restorations, crowns and bridges, CAD CAM technology, endodontics, snore guards, night guards and especially working with children. His relaxed and friendly demeanour is received well by his patients. He especially enjoys whitening teeth with the newest Zoom whitening light.
Jonathan’s other loves
Jonathan is into all aspects of fitness and often starts his day with a good yoga class. Eating is another passion.
The Bundaberg girl who graduated from Adelaide University in 2005, Dr Amanda Waldock joined Mt Barker Dentists in 2015. She graduated from Adelaide University in 2005 and moved back to Bundaberg with her new Adelaide-born husband, Anthony. After 10 years of dental practice she returned to Adelaide with Anthony and their two young children.
Amanda’s general dentistry expertise includes teeth whitening, restorations, endodontics, crown and bridge work, CAD CAM technology, snore guards and working with children. Her patients are treated with great dignity and find her caring and gentle nature reassuring. Amanda studies continuously to further her knowledge so she can provide her patients with the latest information and technology.
Amanda’s other loves
Amanda is a member of the Zonta club of Adelaide Hills and enjoys community service and engagement.
David is a third-generation dentist who graduated from Adelaide University in 1991. After practicing in NSW and Victoria with the defence force, he moved back to Adelaide to practice privately and as a clinical dentist with the SA Dental Service, with emphasis on medically compromised patients and dentoalveolar surgical procedures.
David comes with a wealth of knowledge in all facets of dentistry and an ability to treat even the most anxious of patients. He has been a Senior Dentist supervising 5th-year undergraduate students and bridging overseas students. He was also a visiting dentist to various country hospitals.
David is married to Ali and they have four adult children. He has been on various church Elderships and Boards over the past 10 years, including Glorify Church Mount Barker, and has been involved with various children and youth programs for over 20 years.
David is a member of the Australian Dental Association.
Ros joined Mt Barker Dentists in 1984 and has been a valued contributor and essential force in our practice for over 30 years. Her bubbly personality brightens the day for patients and staff, while her compassionate and caring demeanour makes our patients feel welcome and comfortable. Ros and her husband Kirk are now empty nesters after raising their daughters. They love living on Lake Alexandrina.
Lynda joined our practice in 1989 and together with Ros, makes an efficient and formidable team. Caring and thoughtful, when Lynda isn’t ensuring patients receive the best quality care, she works in the laboratory managing the stock and ordering of our supplies. Lynda, her husband Mark and their teenage twins have spent all of their lives in the hills and are very much part of the local community.
Mel joined us in 1994 after achieving dux in her DAA training program. The always bright and cheerful welcoming face of Mt Barker Dentists, Mel is highly efficient, knowledgeable and a computer whiz. Our patients love her understanding and friendliness. Along with her three children and husband Matthew, Mel lives in the hills and is a proud member of the local hills community.
Dental Assistant Team
Hollee, Shantelle and Kailah are essential team members. Our dentists simply wouldn’t be able to provide the highest standard of Hills dental care without the tireless efforts and dedication. All have years of experience in dentistry, and their efficiency and commitment, and their compassion and care for our patients and dentists is essential in allowing us to offer the best dental care in Mt Barker. Soon to resume work after having baby number three, Kailah will once again ably assist Steve while he shares his many stories with his patients.