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, BDS Adel.


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 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.

Miss Abbey Young

Dental Assistant

Born in Melbourne and raised in the northern suburbs of Hobart, Abbey completed her year 12 studies in 2017 and joined Crotty Dental shortly after to commence her traineeship in dental nursing , which she completed in August 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 , BDs Adel.


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, BDs QLD


Dr Loh started at Crotty Dental fresh out of graduation and has been officially been working alongside our other dentists for 3 and a half years now! 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 $390 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.

Mrs Claire Wood

Dental Assistant

Claire has rejoined the Crotty Dental team. Originally from England

Claire moved to Tasmania in 1968 and  started her Dental Career in 1977 at the Dental Therapy School in Newtown.

Since then Claire has work for numerous dental practices and also trained as an enrolled Nurse.

Outside of work you will find Claire looking after her Puppies a Maltese Shitzu Belle and Pug Zu Bozwell.

Claire loves doing Craft. In particular knitting scarves and Beanies for people in need and Crocheting Octopi and Jelly Fish for Premy Babies in Tasmania.

Claire likes spending any spare time with Family including Husband Dave their 7 children and 14 Grand Children..

Miss Charlotte Rudd

Dental Assistant

Charlotte was born and raised on Hobart’s eastern shore. She completed her year 12 studies in 2019 and joined the Crotty Dental team in 2020. Charlotte has a background in mathematics and chemistry and has a passion for patient care. She says that dental assisting ticked all the boxes for her career wise. Charlotte is a tactile, hands-on learner and is very excited to continue learning on the job and complete her traineeship through Crotty Dental.

Outside of work, you won’t catch Charlotte without her beloved baritone saxophone. She has been a keen musician her whole life and would love to continue performing in her community ensembles well into the future.

Charlotte is very grateful to be a new member of the Crotty Dental team and is excited to discover what skills the team can help her develop.

Miss Chloe Hansson

Dental Assistant

Chloe was born in Hobart and has recently joined the Crotty Dental team in 2020 to commence a Dental Traineeship.
Chloe has a joy for music and has been singing her whole life.

Outside of work music and singing is what she loves to do,  along with spending time with friends and family.

"I feel I have already learned so many new things from Crotty Dental and I can't wait to learn even more".


Dr Olivia James, BDs Adel


Olivia joined the Crotty Dental team in 2020. Originally from Hobart, she has returned after completing her studies at the university of Adelaide in 2019. Olivia enjoys all aspects of general dentistry with an interest in endodontics. Olivia has a passion for helping patients overcome their dental anxiety and endeavours to make every patient experience positive and comfortable.

Outside of work you will catch Olivia spending time with her pet budgie Disco, hunting treasures at thrift shops and going out for too many brunches with her friends.

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