Meet The Team

Meet your friendly local dentist in Hawthorne

The close-knit team at Hawthorne Dental each bring their own unique set of skills to the role of ‘dentist’. Along with dental school qualifications, each member of our team is friendly, personable, and committed to providing a caring and comfortable experience for their patients. Our team all live locally in Brisbane.

Dr. Huy Tran

Dr. Huy Tran - Principal Dentist

Dr. Huy Tran graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Queensland in 2003 and has since worked predominantly in the South-East Queensland district. He has a pleasant and caring chair-side manner and ensures his patients feel as comfortable as possible whilst under his care. Huy enjoys practicing in all aspects of general dentistry but has special interests in children’s dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. He also likes to keep up to date with new developments in the dental industry through regular continuing education courses. In his spare time, you will either see Huy involved in some minor home renovating, traveling, or planning for his future travels.

Dr. Jenny Loi

Dr. Jenny Loi - Principal Dentist

Dr. Jenny Loi graduated from the University of Queensland in 2001 with a Bachelor of Dental Science. Since graduation, she has been working full time in private practice and continually attends lectures and seminars to advance her skills. Jenny has a very friendly and caring nature. She is gentle, a great listener and very family-orientated, having four kids of her own. She is committed to providing the highest standard of patient care. During her free time, she loves to spend time with her family, shopping and traveling.

Dr. Andy Pham Dentist at Hawthorne Dental

Dr. Andy Pham - Associate Dentist

Dr. Andrew Pham graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Dental Science. He is a member of the Australian Dental Association and regularly attends continuing education seminars and courses. Andrew has a passion for dentistry, taking special interest in treating your children and believes that a fun and positive first experience is paramount to keep them coming back. Most recently Andrew has completed extra study and broadened his expertise in the area of snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apneoa and the effects this severe medical condition has on people of all ages. Outside of dentistry, you might find Andrew traveling, playing golf, fishing or spending quality time with family and friends. Feel free to discuss treatment options with him at your next dental appointment.

Dr. David Duong Dentist at Hawthorne Dental

Dr. David Duong - Associate Dentist

Dr David Duong was born and raised in Sydney but has now made Brisbane his home. He graduated from Griffith University with a ‘Golden Key’ award for academic achievement in 2013, and has been working in private practice in regional and metro Queensland ever since. As a member of the Australian Dental Association, David stays up to date with the latest in dentistry through courses and training programs, and has a keen interest in prosthetic and surgical work. David is happiest when his patients have a comfortable experience, pristine long term oral health, and a glowing confident smile. Outside of work, David enjoys travelling, hiking, skating, yoga, and catching up with friends over dinner and wine, or BBQ and UFC.

Dr, Danika Tran

Dr Danika Tran - Associate Dentist

Dr. Danika Tran graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and a Master of Dentistry. She has since worked full-time in private practice in Greater Brisbane while regularly attending continuing education courses to keep her clinical skills up to date and provide the best quality care to her patients. Danika has a gentle, caring chair-side manner, and is passionate about helping patients who are fearful of the dentist to have a great experience. She enjoys all aspects of family dentistry with a particular interest in restorative and oral surgery. Outside of dentistry, you’ll find her spending quality time with friends and family or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

Hawthorne Dental dentist Dr. Rohit Khanna

Dr Rohit Khanna - Associate Dentist

Dr Rohit Khanna graduated with a Master of Dentistry and a Bachelor of Dental Health Science from Griffith University. Rohit is originally from Perth, however now calls Brisbane home. Dr Rohit enjoys taking the time to work with families to ensure they have an enjoyable and pain-free experience at the dentist. He loves helping patients to better understand the importance of dental health, and to create a comfortable environment for nervous and anxious patients. He is actively involved in dental research and delivers the most up to date and evidence-based care. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry with a particular interest in preventive dentistry and minor oral surgery. Dr Rohit is currently undertaking a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Queensland in order to gain a deeper understanding of the human body and to pursue his long-term goal of becoming an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon. Outside of dentistry Rohit is an avid cricket fan, you will find him using his downtime to hit the gym, going outdoors for long runs and spending quality time with friends and family. He is a coffee and food enthusiast and is forever searching for the best in QLD.

Esther Waldburger

Esther Waldburger - Practice Manager

Esther has been in the dental industry since 2003 and joined the Hawthorne Dental team in 2016. She has worked in all areas of dental, from dental assisting and clinical management to reception. Esther is highly experienced and has completed a Diploma in Practice Management as well as participating in continuing training and education programs. However, you will still regularly see Esther in the surgery, as she has a strong passion for hands on dental assisting and patient care. She is warm, caring and will do her very best to ensure your time with us goes gently, smoothly and efficiently. She welcomes any suggestions you may have to help us improve our services and is happy to assist all our patients in any way she can. Esther loves getting outdoors and keeping active, and when she is not as work, she is most likely at the beach, running a trail or trekking a mountain.