About Us

The Dental Centre in Broken Hill is a family dental practice that has been operating for almost 30 years. Our aim is to provide the highest in dental care to the surrounding area, offering services that range from preventive check ups & orthodontics to dental implants.

 

St-AnnesAt The Dental Centre, we have a great community spirit and believe in giving back to our community and beyond. We have developed a strong relationship with the Aged Care Facilities in the area, owned by Southern Cross, and have a small dental surgery within the Facilities to treat residents.

 

Dr Cocks has also led a group to Bali in 2005 to provide dental care to disadvantaged children and their carers at the Islands Orphanage in the Gianyar mountain region. Seeing 402 patients, the team were able to treat every child, teacher, caregiver, cook and domestic staff.

 

Our Practitioners:

Dr Gregory C Cocks

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General Dentist

Gender: Male

Personal Email: gcocks@thedentalcentre.com.au

 

Qualifications: Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Adelaide University) 1981
Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Adelaide University) 2005

 

Greg is a highly trained Dental Surgeon with postgraduate accreditation in Orthodontics, Periodontics, and Dental Implantology. He is interested in all areas of contemporary dental practice and is a regular attender of post graduate training courses. Greg is actively involved in community and sporting associations and is a fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (course 13).

 

Greg is the chairman of Senyum, a dental humanitarian aid program to provide dental care for disadvantaged children in rural/remote areas of Australia and Indonesia.

 

Greg is a member of the following organizations:

    • Australian Dental Association
    • Australian Association of Orofacial Orthopedics
    • World Federation of Orthodontics
    • Australian Rural Leadership Foundation

 

As a qualified pilot – Greg also enjoys flying planes in his spare time.

 

 

Ms Anne M Campbell

Practice Manager & Dental Hygienist

Gender: Female

Personal Email: acampbell@thedentalcentre.com.au

Anne Graduated from Tafe SA, Adelaide in 1982 as a Dental Hygienist and commenced work at The Dental Centre in 1989. In 2014 Anne also became Practice Manager.

Anne regularly attends practice management courses in Sydney to successfully manage a happy and cohesive workplace for all staff and patients. She also works closely with Dr Cocks and plays an important role with our preventive care and orthodontic programs.

Anne frequently attends education programs in Dental Hygiene and Periodontics to update her education and knowledge to provide an optimum service for our patients.

 

Ms Corinne Wilkins

Dental Hygienist

Gender: Female

Personal Email: cwilkins@thedentalcentre.com.au

Corinne Commenced work at The Dental Centre in 2002. While working at The Dental Centre she has obtained her certificate as a Dental Assistant and completed Radiography. She the continued her education and completed an Advanced Diploma of Dental Hygiene in 2006. Corinne has continued to remain up to date with Continuing Education programs in Dental Hygiene, Periodontics, Infection Control and Practice management. She also completed a course in 3D Cone Beam Radiography.

 

Our Team:

Ann Garrick 

Financial Co-ordinator

Personal email: agarrick@thedentalcentre.com.au

Ann has been working in the dental industry as a Dental Assistant since 1977. She successfully completed her Certificate lll in Dental Assisting through correspondence with Queensland University and her Radiography Certificate lV with the Australian Dental Association (ADA).

Since joining the team at The Dental Centre in 2002, Ann has continued her education by completing courses in OPG Radiography, 3D Cone Beam Radiography and Cerec Fabrication of Porcelain Restoration Work incorporating staining and glazing.

Ann constantly produces high standards of laboratory work for our patients.

Outside of work, Ann is actively involved in the softball community and is a very family orientated lady.

 

Brylee Tracey 

Front Office Co-ordinator

Personal email: btracey@thedentalcentre.com.au

 

Brylee has been working as a Dental Assistant since 2005. Whilst living in Broken Hill, Brylee studied her Certificate lll in Dental Assisting and Certificate lV in Dental Assisting and Radiography whilst living in Adelaide, SA.

Brylee started work at The Dental Centre in 2012. She is currently employed as our Front Office Coordinator. This role involves focusing on reception duties which allows patient scheduling to run smoothly. In September 2014, Brylee was responsible for implementing and coordinating Dental Practice Accreditation and for this hard work she received a Dental Corporation Star Performer Award.

After returning from maternity leave in 2016, Brylee is now working part time at The Dental Centre and spends her days off with her beautiful daughter.

 

Narelle Crabb 

Chair Side Dental Assistant

Personal email: ncrabb@thedentalcentre.com.au

Narelle has been working as a Dental Assistant since 1995. During that time she has completed her certificates in Dental Assisting, Radiography and Disinfection and Sterilisation.

Narelle commenced work at The Dental Centre in the year 2000. She has furthered her training and education by completing courses in 3D Cone Beam Radiography and Cerec Fabrication incorporating Staining and Glazing.
Narelle now works part time at The Dental Centre after having two children and works extra days when required. Narelle is an enthusiastic and hard working member of our team.

 

Shae McQuillan 

Chair Side Dental Assistant

Personal email: smcquillan@thedentalcentre.com.au

Shae commenced employment at The Dental Centre in January 2014. Since her time with us she has successfully completed her Certificate lll in Dental Assisting and her Certificate IV in Radiography through OTEN NSW. Her job primarily consists of chair side assisting with Dr Cocks however is interested about Cerec fabrication and other laboratory work which she is currently doing as ongoing training.

Shae is very motivated and committed to her work at The Dental Centre and has a great rapport with our patients. She one day hopes to further her education in the Dental Industry with a focus on Dental Hygiene and Technician work.

 

Montana Shorrock

Chair Side Dental Assistant

Personal email: mshorrock@thedentalcentre.com.au

Montana started work at The Dental Centre in January 2014 as a school based Trainee Dental Assistant. After completing her Higher School Certificate (HSC) and Certificate lll in Dental Assisting she now works part time at The Dental Centre and is enrolled in Certificate lll in Radiography with OTEN NSW.

Her primary role at The Dental Centre is chair side assisting with our dentist Dr Greg Cocks and providing education about treatment to our patients. She is a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable member of our team.

Montana hopes to one day travel the world and further pursue her career in the dental industry.

HannahHannah Nicholls

Trainee Dental Assistant

Hannah is one of the newsest additions to the team at The Dental Centre, starting her traineeship in November 2016.
Hannah graduated from Broken Hill High School also in 2016 and started her Certificate lll in Dental Assisting through Oten NSW.

Her role as a trainee Dental Assistant includes chair side assistance to principal dentist Dr Cocks, participating in sterilisation procedures and more recently, reception duties.
Hannah has been working under the supervision of Montana, Shae and Narelle and has taken every challenge in her stride.
She is a well-driven and enthusiastic member of our team and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for her.

 

Chelsea Talbot  

Chair Side Dental Assistant

Chelsea commenced work at The Dental Centre in February 2012. Since then she has successfully completed Certificates lll and IV in Dental Assisting and Radiography through Tafe SA.

In February 2016, Chelsea moved to Adelaide, SA to study Occupational Therapy at the University of South Australia. When she is in Broken Hill, Chelsea works with the team at The Dental Centre as a chair side assistant with Dr Greg Cocks.

Chelsea has a strong work ethic and a friendly personality which makes her an invaluable member of our team.