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The Team

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With over 60 years of collective expertise, our respected dentists, hygienists and wonderful team have had the pleasure of providing thousands of patients with superior quality dental care. We are committed to providing you with beautiful smiles both now and for years to come.  Mosman Fine Dental has become an internationally respected dental practice, leading the way in general dental treatments, special field dental treatments and dental hygiene.

Our dentists, hygienist and staff undergo regular further education and training to ensure our knowledge and skills are contemporary and best practice. Our use of highest quality Australian-based dental laboratories and investment in modern materials and technologies ensure the quality of your treatment at all times. Through ongoing staff development and regular practice reviews, we ensure our team continually operates to the highest standard possible.

We pride ourselves on creating a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere in our dental practice, so you can be comfortable in your surroundings and confident in the work that we do. The team at Mosman Fine Dental understand that some people are anxious about dental treatments, and we strive to make things as easy as possible in all situations.

You can find out more about the members of our team below, or contact us to book an appointment today.

Dentists and Hygienists

All our dentists are members of the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and our hygienists are members of the Dental Hygienists’ Association of Australia (DHAA). They are all extremely experienced practitioners, so you can be confident of receiving the best dental care available.

Meet Our Team

Dr Andrew Prideaux

BDSc (Hons), FPFA
General Dentist

Dr. Andrew Prideaux is the principal founding member of Mosman Fine Dental and went into partnership with Dr Aden Tran in 2012. Dr Prideaux graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1980 with second class Honours. He is a Fellow of the prestigious Pierre-Fauchard Academy and has a wealth of experience in all facets of clinical dentistry, as well as experience running successful dental practices. He is passionate about all fields of dentistry and has particular interests in the field of cosmetic and complex reconstructive dentistry. His spare time is divided between his other passions, which include sailing, golf, cerebral palsy charity work and his loving family.

Dr Aden Tran

General Dentist

Dr. Aden Tran is the joint principal partner and has worked in general dental practice and at specialist level in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is experienced in all aspects of dentistry and has particular interests in oral surgery, dental implants, root canal therapy, orthodontics and cosmetic anti-wrinkle and dermal filler therapy. He is a Member of the prestigious Faculty of Dental Surgery Royal College of Surgeons of England, and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons; whereby he also serves as college mentor, facilitator and examiner in the General Dental Practice stream. He is a self-confessed foodie, and also enjoys travel and scuba diving.

Dr Jon Taratoris

BDS (Syd), Hon Clin Assoc (Syd),
Accredited Dental Surgeon, Hunters Hill Hospital

Dr Jon Taratoris graduated from Sydney University in 1987 and was awarded the Dental Alumni Society Medal that year. Jon has worked in private practice and also held a part-time position as Clinical Associate at Sydney University’s Department of Restorative Dentistry for many years. His restorative interests led him to attend one of the earliest Dental Implant training courses in Sydney in 1989, followed by orthodontic training for general dentists in 1990. Jon moved to London to pursue his interests in Implants and Orthodontics internationally, where he also ran a highly successful dental practice in North London for 6 years. Jon eventually returned to private practice in Sydney and has been looking after his loyal patients in Neutral Bay for over 20 years. We are delighted to announce that Jon has now joined forces with Dr Andrew Prideaux and Dr Aden Tran at Mosman Fine Dental. We welcome his talent, care and dedication to both new Mosman Fine Dental patients, as well as his existing loyal clientele. Being an all-rounder, Jon’s passions outside of dentistry include playing tennis, watching cricket and cooking for family and friends.

Jessica Williams

General Manager

Jessica is our General Manager and has extensive experience in all facets of dental practice gained over 14 years in the dental profession. Along with a reputation for operations and quality management, Jessica’s dental career has taken her all over the globe, holding multiple management positions.  This international Dental experience and skillset is paramount in holding Mosman fine dental at the leading edge. She has a deep passion for delivering quality treatment and superior patient care. Jessica exudes a contagious for life, on her time off she loves to entertain her friends and family as well as enjoying nature, music and the arts.

Melody Tajalli

Dip Hyg, RDH

Melody has been a valued team member since 2003, bringing international experience from her years of work in specialist and orthodontic dentistry across Europe and Australia. Melody is experienced in all aspects of dental hygiene, particularly supremely skilled in the management of advanced gum disease, having worked for years with a specialist periodontist in managing and treating periodontal patients. Melody also has an eye for aesthetics and detail that allows her to help partner with patients to achieve their ultimate oral health. Her passionate personality is highly contagious and her level of care is exemplary.

Cathy Davis


Cathy joined our hygiene department in 2008. Cathy graduated as a Dental Therapist in Australia in 1989. She then attained an additional Dental Hygiene qualification in London 1996, and gained international experience working in the UK for 3 years. She has also held a tutoring position at the Adelaide Dental Hospital, Faculty of Dental Hygiene. Aside from educating patients on their oral health, Cathy also enjoys practicing dental cosmetic treatments such as Zoom laser and take home whitening. Cathy also enjoys visiting schools & providing dental eduction to children. On her days off she enjoys tennis and being very involved in her 4 children’s extra curricular activities.

Kristie Barrington-Case


It’s with sadness and excitement that I announce the end of my time at Mosman Fine Dental as my family and I are relocating back to Adelaide to be closer to family. I would like to thank all of the fabulous patients that I have had the pleasure of caring for over the past years, for helping to make my job so enjoyable and rewarding. Having been a hygienist for nearly 20 years I have worked in a number of practices across the country and throughout that time I have met and worked with some amazing dentists and the team at MFD are definitely at the top of the list. Cathy, Mel and Esther are the most gorgeous and skilled hygienists whilst Dr Andrew Prideaux , Dr Aden Tran and Dr Tirza Harley are at the forefront of the industry being true professionals of course MFD wouldn’t be the same without the wonderful admin and nursing staff. Thank you everyone, I will miss you all.

Ruth Palmer

NEBDN Dip (Lond)
Admin Manager

Ruth qualified in 1999 with a national dental nurse examination in England and brings to her role over 17 years of experience. Ruth joined MFD in 2009 and has shown exceptional organisational abilities and great levels of patient care. She has become a cherished member of our team and is very passionate in delivering a quality experience for our patients. Her clinical and front office experience is invaluable in helping support our patients and in keeping our dentists working efficiently. She is currently undertaking further studies in business administration and marketing to further her knowledge and our practice services.

Zoe Birks

IC Crt (ADA), T&T Crt (FCA)
Front Office Coordinator

Zoe holds a vast range of skills and experience over her 6 years in the dental industry and completed her ADA infection control certificate in 2003. Her love for people, communication and management took her into the tourism, events management and customer service industries for 5 years and saw the completion of her certificate III in travel and tourism in 2013. Zoe’s exceptional communication skills and experience greatly compliments our team, especially in the way of her infectious positive attitude and team spirit. Zoe has a keen interest in educating and partnering with patients to ensure only the highest in quality care. We are so grateful to have her tenacity for quality dentistry and professionalism in our team.

Luchsia Napier

DA Crt III (Syd)
Front Office Coordinator

Luchsia qualified for her ADA certification III in dental nursing in 2003 and has since gained a vast amount of experience in her 7 years in the dental industry; her most trusted roles being in dental assisting, oral hygiene coordination, reception and inventory management. Luchsia’s passion for interior design and the creative arts industry saw her through 10 years of operations management and small business management, adding further to her repertoire. Luchsia joined Mosman Fine Dental in 2015 and has since transformed our operations, especially so in staff training, quality patient care and efficiency in systems and protocols. With her infectious personality and professionalism, Luchsia is a treasured asset to our team.