Crotty Dental

Meet the Team at Crotty Dental

Welcome to our dental clinic! The Crotty Dental team are caring and skilled professionals. We pride ourselves on delivering you the highest level of dental care in the heart of Hobart. 

Dr Janine Crotty

Dr Janine Crotty


Tasmanian-born Dr Crotty graduated from the University of Adelaide, then returned to establish her dental practice on Macquarie Street in 1982. Dr Crotty has since developed a loyal client base over her 35 years of practicing dentistry in the Hobart community. Her patients enjoy seeing her because of her honest and ethical approach to quality dentistry.

Between practicing dentistry and running a successful business, Dr Crotty enjoys challenging herself physically as well. Cycling is a great passion of hers, and she has embarked on many long bike rides in Australia and overseas too.

Dr Crotty has been an avid sailor for over 40 years. Many of her sailing trips are enjoyed with her family sailing within Tasmania, as well as venturing up the east coast of mainland Australia. She has spent a time exploring the Great Barrier Reef and far north Queensland - but prefers to stay south during cyclone season!


Ms Jasmine Hayers

Surgery Manager

Jasmine, our surgery manager grew up in the Hobart and has mostly worked within Hobart itself most of her working life as a hairdresser before becoming a Dental assistant. She earned her certificate III in dental assisting before joining the Crotty Dental team. Jasmine brings 5 years’ experience within the dental industry to the practice.

“I love being able to be part of the help that assists our patients with reaching their goals but most of all love being able to see visually what we help transform and create. It’s such a satisfying and rewarding feeling”.

In her free time, you will find Jasmine working out at the gym which she also works at on the weekends! Spending time with her family, friends and pet rabbits Lola & Oreo.

Ms Jasz Mullenger Rawiri

Dental Nurse

Jasz is the newest addition to the Crotty Dental team. Originally from Perth and raised in Sydney and South Australia, she eventually called Tasmania home in 2016. Since then Jasz took a liking to the dental profession from engaging with friends that also did nursing as a career and hearing about the things that may take place within the surgeries! Jasz is currently about to undertake her certificate III in Dental nursing.

“I find all aspects of dentistry very interesting from fillings to extractions as no case is the same and its constantly challenging me and helping me learn new things.”

Outside of work you will find Jasz at the beach and exploring new places with her friends.

Ms Angela King

Practice Manager

Originally from Launceston, our practice manager Angela completed her dental assistant certificate in 1992. She brings to the practice over 25 years’ experience in the dental industry.

“The secret to running a successful dental practice is a happy dental team. It is quite often a team effort to ensure a patient with a dental phobia has a positive dental experience.

Helping individuals to overcome their dental phobias and to achieve their personal goals is an extremely rewarding aspect of working in the dental industry.

Our philosophy of providing friendly, gentle and affordable dental care tailored to our patient’s wants and needs assists us in helping our clients to achieve these goals”.

Outside of the practice, you will find Angela catching up with friends and family, spending time in the garden or planning that next overseas holiday.

Ms Abbey Young

Dental Assistant

Born in Melbourne and raised in the northern suburbs of Hobart, Abbey completed her year 12 studies in 2017 and commenced her dental assistant traineeship in March 2018.

“I have enjoyed every aspect of my training so far and look forward to successfully completing my traineeship in 2019.

I really admire our dentists for the time and care they dedicate to each of our patients, and I find the technical aspects of instrument sterilising and processing interesting”.

With a passion for health and beauty and acting, outside the practice Abbey enjoys spending time with family and friends, participating in talent academy groups and perfecting her look for that special upcoming role.

Dr Willem Halm

Dr Willem Halm


Patients who have been with us for a while know Dr Halm, who has been with Crotty Dental for more than 15 years. Dr Halm is often called upon for complex wisdom teeth removal! And also holds the record for the most teeth pulled out in a record amount of time back when he use to work at the government dental clinic!  This procedure is normally carried out at in chair at our dental surgery. He is a favourite of many of our patients for his quirky yet caring personality and can make even the most nervous patients at ease with his jokes and relaxed nature.

Dr Halm is also the owner of the 1982 Honda Gold wing with the famous side cart normally parked outside our practice on the days he operates! He enjoys taking his grandchildren for a ride in his pride and joy as well as participating in charities such as the distinguished gentleman’s ride or the Myer Christmas toy run.

Dr Ka Sheng Loh

Dr Ka Sheng Loh


Dr Loh is one of our newer additions to the Crotty Dental team! And has now been working alongside our other dentists for close to 2 years. Dr Loh qualified from the University of Queensland and has proven to be a real hit with our patients and has been praised multiple times on his particularity with the procedures he performs and his gentle and calming approach towards his patients along the way.  Dr Loh is the go to man for all our in chair whitening cases and our famous 290 deal! And has received amazing results throughout performing this service!

Dr Loh on the weekends when he isn’t working enjoys trying to get out and explore what Tasmania has to offer with his close friends who also reside here and if he isn’t here in Tasmania, he will be in Melbourne visiting his family or even Malaysia visiting his partner.

Dr Harindra Herath


A Hobart local, Dr. Herath, attended James Cook University in Cairns to pursue a career in Dentistry and is the newest addition to join the Crotty Dental team.

She returned to Hobart following her graduation to serve the community she grew up in. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and takes pride in providing patient centered care to the highest quality. Her gentle, caring, positive nature puts the most anxious patients at ease

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Herath enjoys playing table tennis and spending time with family and friends.

Ms Anien Smit

Dental Assistant

Anien grew up in Pretoria, South Africa and feels she has been incredibly lucky to call beautiful Tasmania home since 2010.

“After travelling around this big wide world for a year, I decided to pursue my interest in healthcare. I finished my Dental Assistant traineeship within seven months and my passion for this career is forever growing. Although I immensely enjoy everything I do day in and day out, the aspect of dentistry I love the most is being a part of a team that improves patient confidence and self-esteem, simply through giving them their own bright and happy smile”. 

Outside of dentistry Anien absolutely loves spending time outdoors, camping and four wheel driving with friends as well as playing netball.

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