Trower Dental

About Us

Professional Dental Team

Trower dental is locally owned and operated. Our reputation as one of Darwin’s best dental centres has been built on over 20 years of being trusted to take care of Territorians and their families. Trower Dental prides itself in providing affordable, comprehensive, and innovative holistic dentistry.

Holistic dentistry is an approach to dentistry that encompasses both modern science and knowledge drawn from the world’s greatest traditions with natural healing. It acknowledges and gives attention to the mind, body, and spirit of the patient not just their teeth. A holistic approach is one that promotes health and wellness instead of the treatment of disease.

At Trower Dental we aim to provide caring, high quality holistic dentistry in a relaxed, welcoming and friendly environment.

Patient comfort combined with professional, state-of-the-art services are factors that set Trower Dental apart. Our centre is one of the most progressive and diverse dental centres in the Northern Territory. It is also one of the most welcoming and
comfortable. We combine the latest technology with the best people, and the most advanced techniques with the finest service and care.

We look forward to helping you with your dental wellness and caring for you with kindness, personal attention and dental excellence.

Our Team

Our Dentists:
Dr. Erna Melton — Trower Dental Dentists in Casuarina, NT

Dr Erna Melton

BDSc UQ

Dr Erna Melton graduated with a degree in dentistry from University of Queensland. Since 1996, she has been the owner and principal practitioner of Trower Dental, which now employs a staff of thirteen. Dr Melton is passionate about problem solving and applying a holistic approach to health. She strives to look past the obvious treatments, and then provides her patients with a choice of solutions that best suit.

Her current studies are in the field of Occlusal Design; restoring worn, eroded, or ground down teeth with conservative dentistry. Dr Melton likes to work in collaboration with other specialities, whether in the field of dentistry or alternative medicines.

Dr Melton has been a lifetime member of the ADA, an active member of the DBA and sits on a number of committees there.

Dr. Thea Tran — Trower Dental Dentists in Casuarina, NT

Dr Thea Tran

BDs (Hons) BDSc UQ

Dr Thea Tran graduated from The University of Queensland with both a Bachelor of Biomedical Science with honours and Dental Science.

Her holistic approach to patient treatment places special emphasis on minimal intervention dentistry and preventative oral health practise.

Thea prides herself on her gentle approach and aims to make every dental visit as stress-free as possible. Although interested in all aspects of dentistry, Thea finds most satisfaction in helping nervous patients overcome their dental anxiety.

Thea is personally committed to continuing education and has attended many courses to enable her capacity to offer the best and most up-to-date dental treatment for her patients.

She is currently studying orthodontics at the University of Sydney.

Dr. Emma Neibling — Trower Dental Dentists in Casuarina, NT

Dr Emma Neibling

BDS

Dr Emma Neibling graduated from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and an academic medal. Her dedication to the health profession has led her to be actively involved in the local dental community either promoting oral health or increasing her knowledge in the ever-growing field of dentistry. She is apart of the Australia Dental Association and is actively involved as the Secretary of the NT Branch.

Emma has a keen interest in paediatric and special needs dentistry and enjoys treating children. She volunteers her time annually teaching oral health to transition students at the Wulagi Primary School and other surrounding centres. She can offer treatment under inhalation sedation (happy gas) and general anaesthetics if necessary. However, Emma finds the most rewarding experience from treating patients who she can help overcome their dental anxieties in the chair.

Emma is passionate about providing her patients minimal intervention dentistry in a caring and friendly environment. Outside of the clinic, you can find Emma enjoying the Darwin lifestyle camping and photographing the scenery.

Dr. SHADMAN (Shad) HOSSAIN — Trower Dental Dentists in Casuarina, NT

Dr Shadman (Shad) Hossain

BDS

After graduating from James Cook University, Cairns in 2015, Shad went on to work in the public sector, working in correctional centres and travelling extensively in remote communities and worked also in private practise, gaining knowledge and experience in treating a wide variety of dental issues.

Shad enjoys all facets of general dentistry and his friendly, conversational nature will help the most ill at ease patient relax and understand their treatment. As a self-confessed “people person” he is passionate about explaining options and outcomes and providing personalised treatment plans, and is enjoying the opportunity at Trower Dental to explore new ways to expand his range as a clinician.

Being Darwin born and bred, Shad loves the outdoors and often spends his down time hiking, swimming or fishing. He is also an avid traveller and keen guitarist.

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DR Erna Melton

BDSC QLD

Dr Erna Melton graduated with a degree in dentistry from QLD university. Since 1996, she has been the owner and principal practitioner of Trower Dental, which now employs a staff of thirteen. Dr Melton is passionate about problem solving and applying a holistic approach to health. She strives to look past the obvious treatments, and then provides her patients with a choice of solutions that best suit.

Her current studies are in the field of Occlusal Design; restoring worn, eroded, or ground down teeth with conservative dentistry. Dr Melton likes to work in collaboration with other specialities, whether in the field of dentistry or alternative medicines.

Dr Melton has been a lifetime member of the ADA, an active member of the DBA and sits on a number of committees there.

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Dr Thea Tran

BDs (Hons) BDSc Qld

Dr Thea Tran graduated from The University of Queensland with both a Bachelor of Biomedical Science with honours and Dental Science.

Her holistic approach to patient treatment places special emphasis on minimal intervention dentistry and preventative oral health practise.

Thea prides herself on her gentle approach and aims to make every dental visit as stress-free as possible. Although interested in all aspects of dentistry, Thea finds most satisfaction in helping nervous patients overcome their dental anxiety.

Thea is personally committed to continuing education and has attended many courses to enable her capacity to offer the best and most up-to-date dental treatment for her patients.

She is currently studying orthodontics at the University of Sydney.

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Dr Emma Neibling

BDS

Dr Emma Neibling graduated from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and an academic medal.

Her dedication to the health profession has led her to be actively involved in the local dental community either promoting oral health or increasing her knowledge in the ever-growing field of dentistry.

Emma is passionate about providing her patients minimal intervention dentistry in a caring and friendly environment.