Our Team

Photo Dr In Hee Choi DDS Dr In Hee Choi DDS (Melbourne) graduated from University of Melbourne with Australia’s first masters-level qualification for training general dental practitioners. She was a registered secondary school teacher in New Zealand and is still inspired by education. In Hee holds special interest in restorative dentistry and is motivated to provide oral health care for patients with special needs.

In Hee can speak fluent Korean and enjoys learning Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. She enjoys playing music through instruments, travelling and nature walks.

Keith_Tong2 Dr Keith Tong graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Dental Science with academic honours in 2013 and has since practiced in both public and private sectors in Brisbane.  Keith has recently joined the team at Riverside Family Dental after relocating to Launceston last year.  Clinically, Keith has an interest in treating patients as a whole and is currently doing further study in dental sleep medicine and orthodontics.

In his spare time, Keith enjoys traveling and sampling the good food Tasmania has to offer.

Dr Timothy O'Connell-Maritz

Dr Timothy O’Connell-Maritz (South Africa). A graduate with a Bachelor of Dentistry from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in June 2000. After working in several practices and owning a practice, he discovered his love for helping people in pain. Dr Timothy moved to Australia in 2010 and worked in Cairns QLD for the public sector for 2 1/2years. During this time he was a senior dentist for both the Edmonton Dental Clinic and the School Clinics.

He passed the Australian Dental Council registration exam in 2011.

In 2012 he accepted an employment opportunity in Launceston. He is our Principle Dentist at the Riverside Dental team , and loves helping those in need of help. His line of thinking is to help the client understand all possible options and that they have a clear understanding of what needs to be done. He has the clients’ best interests at heart.  He takes much prided in the work he gives.

Timothy is kept very busy with his 3 young girls, a Scottie, a miniature schnauzer, 3 guinea pigs and 2 chickens. He loves spending time with his wife and family at home working on his house and garden. He is waiting for his forest garden to mature.

His plans, for the years to come, is to stay and work in Launceston and finish renovating  his home  which he believes will take about 28 years to complete.

Lauren 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.