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Our Team

The Riverside No Gap Dental team is a thriving and committed team of General Dentists, Oral Health Therapists and Hygienists who work in tandem to offer our patients the highest quality of care. We provide an unrivalled service through our experience, respect and care for our patients focusing on spending quality time on your treatment.


Dr Etka DhudasiyaDr. Ekta Dhudasiya

Dr. Ekta brings with her a wealth of dental knowledge and skills accumulated in over a decade of experience that she has in her field.

Dr. Ekta has a special interest in Cosmetic dentistry, Oral surgery, Crown & Bridge and rebuilding worn dentition.

In addition to that, she loves treating children.


Dr Charl JacobsDr. Charl Jacobs BDS (JCU)

Dr. Jacob graduated from James Cook University, QLD with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Jacob also completed a Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University (Egypt) in 2003..

Dr. Jacob believes in the importance of patient education to ensure patient’s oral and general healthcare optimally maintained.

Dr. Jacob enjoys providing most aspects of general dentistry with particular interest in implant dentistry.


Dr Richard JackDr. Richard Jack

Dr. Richard Jack joined our Practice in September 2017. He graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2008  and brings with him his vast experiences from working privately and publicly in Auckland and Hobart before settling in Launceston with his young family. Richard has a keen interest in a wide range of restorative and cosmetic dental treatments. He’s always looking to acquire new skills to meet his patients needs.

Outside of work Richard attempts to play golf, attempts to play guitar, attempts to brew beer and attempts to raise his daughter.


Dr RuthyDr. Ruthy Hernandez

Dr. Ruthy is a general dentist with advance training in facial aesthetics and a true advocate for healthy beauty and wellness. Dr. Ruthy graduated as a dentist from James Cook University College Medicine and Dentistry; receiving medal coursework for her high academic achievement and furthered her career in advance non-surgical cosmetic injectables. As a dentist and cosmetic injector, Dr. Ruthy strive to empower her patients by creating beautiful smiles and bringing out their best features. She is well known for her “Natural Elegant Touch” which allows patient to achieve a healthier and best version of themselves. She is a compassionate dentist who strive to provide patients with the very best dental care experience. She invests her time understanding them and ensures that patients received the best quality results.

“She helps patients rediscover their smile and inspire total confidence in them”

She embraces lifelong learning and constantly challenging herself to learn more and expand her skills. She is committed to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in dento-facial aesthetics techniques and technology.

She is a goodwill ambassador, devoted to domestic and international global oral health awareness and education. She is also well known for her philanthropic work around Launceston.

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Dr James LiuDr. James Liu

Dr. James Liu is a graduate of James Cook University. Having grown up in Brisbane, he studied in Cairns. D Liu spent  many years working in Hervey Bay and most recently in Brisbane. He was attracted to Tasmania due to its beautiful landscape and natural environment

Dr. Liu is gentle, caring and thorough in his approach to looking after his patients.

He enjoys rebuilding smiles and giving people back their confidence.

Dr. Jatin ChavdraDr. Jatin Chavda

Dr. Jatin Chavda graduated from Rajiv Gandhi university in 2014 with bachelor of dental surgery and practiced dentistry about an year before moving to Australia in 2015. He is post graduate in Masters of public health and Health promotion from Deakin University in 2018.

In Jatin’s  eyes, dentistry has always been the perfect mix of medicine, science and art. He enjoys practicing all aspect of dentistry and more expert in surgical and cosmetic dentistry.

Apart from tailoring smile of one from good to great. He loves to travel and explore world and enjoy playing cricket on weekends.

Lauren OldhamLauren Oldham

Lauren Oldham BOHSc (Bendigo) is an Oral Health Therapist who graduated in 2013 after completing her Bachelor of Oral Health Science at La Trobe University in Bendigo Victoria. As an Oral Health Therapist Lauren is qualified in both the disciplines of dental therapy and dental hygiene. Her main role is in the prevention and treatment of dental decay and gum disease. Lauren grew up on the east coast of Tasmania before returning to Launceston after completing her degree.

Lauren is a keen traveller and enjoys spending time at the beach in her spare time.

Dental Support StaffThe Riverside No Gap Dental Support Staff

At the core of Riverside No Gap Dental is our highly skilled support staff. Each of them shares a common vision and a dedication to providing world class dental care.  

Our support team are well trained and highly skilled in all aspects of family, general and cosmetic dentistry.

Enjoy the courteous and professional way our support staff at Riverside No Gap Dental takes care of you, from the moment you walk in the door until the moment you leave.