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Our Team

At Riverside No Gap Dental, we are privileged to have such devoted staff that all share the same amount of passion for the dental industry.



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 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 Rony Gandhi graduated from Gujarat University in 2006. Dr Gandhi then worked as a primary dentist in a hospital in India for 14 years, then worked as a principle dentist in his own dental clinic for almost 12 years.

Dr Gandhi is interested in all aspects of general dentistry and throughout his dental career, he has completed over that 5000 root canal treatments. Dr Gandhi has just completed certification to be able to offer our patients Invisalign treatment.

Apart from dentistry, Dr Gandhi likes playing and watching cricket. He is also a member of Riverside Cricket Club. He enjoys trips with his family and spending time with friends.


Dr. Ruthy graduated as a dentist from James Cook University College Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Ruthy is a general dentist with advance training in facial aesthetics and an advocate for healthy beauty and wellness.

She is committed to keeping 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.


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.


Karen is an Oral Health Therapist (OHT) with over 10 years of experience. She graduated from the University of Adelaide School of Dentistry in 2012 with a Bachelor of Oral Health and a final year prize. Karen has additional qualifications for in-office tooth whitening and stainless steel crown placement for kids.

Karen has a strong passion for preventive dentistry and promoting oral health wellness. She is a highly empathetic clinician and has worked as a volunteer OHT for refugee, homeless and other disadvantaged patients in WA and rural remote Qld. She helps patients feel at ease with her calm and gentle manner and is committed to providing the most up to date and best standard of care for her patients. Karen is a life long learner and continues her professional development by attending courses and conferences.

Outside of oral health, Karen is a nature and animal lover who appreciates music, art and exploring new places.


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.


Tassiana is an exceptional and compassionate Registered Nurse with a background in primary health care and age care. Her dedication to patient well-being extends beyond traditional nursing roles, as evidenced by her involvement in various professional associations, including the Cosmetic Nurse Association (CNA), Australian Dermatology Nurses Association, Aesthetic & Beauty Industry Council.

One of Tassiana’s true passions lies in holistic skin health, where she believes in enhancing her clients’ natural beauty and features. Her approach to aesthetics centres around empowering clients to embrace their authentic selves, which has a profound impact on their overall health and well-being.

Tassiana is committed to staying updated with the latest advancements and evidence-based practices in the beauty and cosmetic industry. She values ongoing learning and seeks out the best tools and techniques available to ensure her clients receive the highest quality of care.

In the hands of Tassiana, clients can rest assured that they will receive personalized and expert care, tailored to their unique needs. Her ultimate goal is to help her clients look and feel their best, embracing their natural selves with confidence.