Meet Our Team

Friendly, caring and attentive.

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Dr Britt Hakim

BDent (USyd) BAppSci. (UBC) BBiochem (UVic)

Affectionately known to her patients as the “Canadian Dentist”, Dr Britt completed her studies in dentistry at the University of Sydney. Since that time, she has earned herself a reputation as one of north west Sydney’s leading dentists with her honest, skilled and compassionate approach to dental care. She adores kids (and they adore her!) and she has a particular interest in orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry and full mouth rehabilitation. Dr Britt strongly believes in preventative dentistry and empowering her patients by proactively educating them about their oral health.

Prior to pursing her career in dentistry, Dr Britt completed degrees in Biochemistry (University of Victoria, BC, Canada) and Applied Science (University of British Columbia, BC, Canada) and during this time she was actively engaged at the forefront of cancer and HIV/AIDS research at some of Canada’s leading research institutes. Her research gave her the opportunity to volunteer with some of the poorest and most marginalised communities in the world, including delivering health care in mud huts in Africa and working with homeless and indigenous groups on the roughest streets of Vancouver, where the rates of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis are comparable to that in developing countries. These experiences have shaped Dr Britt to be an empathetic, attentive and caring practitioner who listens to her patients and seeks to provide personalised care in a comfortable and trusted environment.

Dr Britt and her family are local residents who value giving back to the community. Her husband Dr Jono is also a valued member of The Grove Dental family.  And of course, she wouldn’t be complete without her two sons, her human son Noah and her canine cavoodle son Gus – who is by far the most popular member of our team.

Australian Dental Association Member
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Augustus “Gus” Horatio Hakim

Puppy Pre-School (USyd) Puppy High-School (USyd)

Big name. Tiny dog. Gus is the star member of The Grove Dental Rouse Hill team. Having also graduated with honours from The University of Sydney, Gus has a special way of melting hearts within seconds (it’s called being ‘Cavoodled’!). When he’s around the clinic, Gus is the best little greeter there is and puts nervous or anxious patients immediately at ease. He hangs out at reception or in the kids play room, and what he doesn’t have in size and stature, he makes up for in love, kisses and cuddles. Gus was Dr Britt’s first canine patient and if you look carefully, you’ll find Gus’ puppy teeth on display. Yep, all carefully extracted by Dr Britt herself. Being the son of a dentist, Gus has picked up a few of his own dental party tricks and can conduct dental check ups on command.

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Stephanie has almost ten years experience as a dental assistant and clinical coordinator. As a local herself, she is passionate about educating our local community about their oral health and ensuring that our patients understand every step of their dental treatment. Stephanie possesses a wonderful calm and warmth that puts our patients completely at ease, and she goes the extra mile to ensure our patients feel welcome and comfortable at every visit.  During her time away from work she enjoys spending time with her two young children and partner.

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Kailey is a vibrant member of our team and loved by all of our patients – both young and old. Having worked at a number of dental clinics in Sydney and Perth prior to joining us at The Grove Dental Rouse Hill, she finds satisfaction in helping our patients achieve their best oral health and hygiene. With her bright and positive attitude, Kailey makes our patients feel valued, respected and confident in their own skin. In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit and active, and her interests include beauty and makeup.

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Amanda has been a member of The Grove Dental Rouse Hill team since the very first day we opened. Our patients absolutely love her cheerful and friendly presence. Amanda’s extensive experience as a youth social worker means that she possesses a caring and compassionate nature and our patients always feel well-looked after. When she’s not in the clinic, she enjoys every opportunity to spend time with her family and friends.

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Dr Jono Hakim

BSc Adv Hons (USyd) PhD (USyd)

Although he’s not a dentist (and certainly doesn’t pretend to be!), Dr Jono has joined forces with his wife, our principal dentist Dr Britt, on a mission to bring modern, high quality dentistry to our local community in north west Sydney. Having completed a PhD in pain neurobiology and behavioural neuroscience, Dr Jono understands the debilitating effects that pain (especially tooth pain!) and anxiety can have on one’s quality of life. This motivates Dr Jono to ensure that The Grove Dental offers a comfortable, relaxing and family-friendly environment for our patients of all ages. Dr Jono lectures in the School of Medicine at the University of Sydney and is an accomplished, award-winning photographer.