Dr Kyle Mervin
(B.Sc(Hons); PhD; B.Dent (Syd))

Dr. Kyle Mervin earned an honours degree in Science, a prestigious University Blue for sprinting and then a PhD in Neuroscience. Kyle commenced his career managing a research laboratory at the Garvan Institute in Sydney. He then went on to earn a degree in Dentistry from the University of Sydney. Dr. Mervin lives on the Central Coast and has worked in private practice here since 2009. He is committed to excellence and ensuring patients are comfortable in the care they receive.

Dr. Mervin has completed advanced training in several areas of dentistry including temperomandibular joint disorders, occlusion, bone grafting, and dento-facial aesthetics. This includes the highly acclaimed course from the Australasian Academy of Dento-facial Aesthetics (AADFA), for which he is now a clinical tutor. Dr Mervin enjoys this role of training dentists in facial injectables.

An attractive smile goes well beyond the teeth and the lips. With time, the skin loses collagen and support. The facial lines deepen and the facial features such as the brow and lips can change creating an aged appearance. It is Dr. Mervin’s passion to assess the entire face and work closely with the patient to attain a natural and youthful appearance through the painless use of injectables, and or dermal fillers.

Dr. Mervin is a member of the Australian Dental Association, and is a principle dentist of Riverside Dental Spa.

In Dr. Mervin’s down time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children, travelling, and watching cricket.

Dr Nicole Floyd
(B.Med.Sc(Hons); PhD; B.Dent (Hons)(Syd))

Dr Nicole Floyd completed her undergraduate degree in Medical Science and went on to receive a PhD in Neuroanatomy. Throughout her studies she supported herself working as a dental assistant and it is here that her interest in dentistry grew. She went on to be awarded an honours degree in Dentistry and worked in Sydney for several years before commencing work on the Central Coast in 2007.

Dr Floyd’s enthusiasm for education is evident not only by her holding three degrees but also by the fact that she spent several years as a Clinical Associate at the University of Sydney where she taught in the Department of Endodontics and Department of Restorative Dentistry.

Nicole has an eye for detail and a gentle touch. She combines the science of dentistry with the artistry and is committed to your dental experience being a positive one.

As a resident of the Central Coast and mother of three small children, Dr Floyd is committed to ensuring that our littlest patients enjoy their dental visits and are encouraged to commence a lifetime of good oral health.

Dr James Scott
(B.Sc (Hons); B.Dent (Syd))

Dr-James-ScottDr James Scott graduated with an honours degree in science and subsequently a Bachelor of Dentistry from the University of Sydney.

James is gentle, enthusiastic and motivated to perform optimum treatment with the help of the latest techniques.

He practices all aspects of general dentistry from building up broken down teeth to invisalign orthodontics.

Dr Scott’s calm and soothing approach make even the most anxious patients feel at ease.

Dr AJ Ambikairajah
(B.Dent (Syd), B.Sc (Syd), Grad Dip Dent Implantology (CSU))

Dr AJ Ambikairajah completed his Bachelor of Dentistry at the University of Sydney before going on to practice in Nowra for a year. After spending time in Nowra, Dr AJ shifted to the Central Coast and has been practising in this area for the past 6 years. He has developed a reputation of being a friendly dentist who puts the patients’ needs first. His passion for dentistry can be seen in his work and is reflected by his popular status on the Central Coast. He believes strongly in educating his patients on oral health issues, possible solutions and explains it in a way that is easy to understand.

Dr AJ is continually striving to be better and to further his education. It is this desire that saw him obtain a Graduate Diploma in Dental Implantology. Dr AJ also practices many other aspects of general dentistry with a special interest in Root Canal Therapy, Crown and Bridge work, Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry.

He is a member of the ADA, Australian Society of Endodontics, Australasian Osseointegration Society, Academy of Osseointegration and Australian Society of Implant Dentistry.

Outside of his work, Dr AJ is a huge soccer and rugby league fan. He enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 young daughters and likes running.

Mr Robert Wegner
Dental Prosthetist

Mr-Robert-WegnerRob joined the Riverside Dental Spa team as the in-house denture specialist – making, adjusting and relining dentures. Rob has spent his career working as a dental technician joining the Australian Dental Prosthetist Association in 2007 and becoming a certified Prosthetist in 2009.

He brings a wealth of dental experience and knowledge from his family owned and operated denture clinic that has been established on the Central Coast for over 30 years. Rob produces the highest quality of denture work and his attention to detail ensures he creates the most aesthetic result for his patients.

In his spare time, Rob enjoys fishing, 4WD, and spending time with his wife and two young children.

Miss Jasmine Carter
Practice Manager

Miss-Jasmine-CarterJasmine has worked in the dental industry for the past 12 years as a Dental Assistant, Treatment-Coordinator and Assistant Practice Manager.

She worked on Sydney’s North Shore before joining the team at Riverside Dental Spa. Jasmine brings knowledge of all aspects of dentistry from general to cosmetic and implant dentistry.

Jasmine has completed Certificate III in Dental Assisting and a Diploma in Practice Management.

In her spare time Jasmine enjoys the outdoors, cooking and spending quality time with her 2 young sons.

Miss Jayde Mackie
Oral Health Therapist

Jayde started her career in Dentistry in 2006 as a dental assistant and has worked in various practices on the Central Coast and in Sydney. After completing her Certificate III in Dental Assisting and falling in love with Dentistry, she decided to further her studies, completing a Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Newcastle in 2015. From there, Jayde went on to complete a Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy at the University of Newcastle and is now our resident Oral Health Therapist!

Jayde is dual qualified in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy, allowing her to provide a greater range of preventive and restorative treatments to our patients. Her main areas of interest are Periodontics (gum diseases) and Paediatric Dentistry.

When Jayde isn’t in the clinic, you can find her at the beach with her two Boston Terriers, cooking up a storm, or planning her next getaway!

Miss Skye Swan
Dental Hygienist

Miss-Skye-SwanHas been working in the dental industry for the past eight years as a dental assistant.

During this time she has developed skills in both general and cosmetic dentistry, administration and in mentoring trainee Dental Assistants.

In 2013 Skye graduated from Bachelor of Oral Health pursing her career as a Dental Hygienist.

Skye is enthusiatic about oral health and preventative dentistry and her goal is to ensure that her patients are educated in oral hygiene and are able to enjoy “dental health” as a result.

Mrs Melissa Gambrill
Dental Hygienist

Mrs-Melissa-GambrillMel has worked in the Dental Industry for the past 8 years as a Dental Assistant. Over these years she has taken on many clinical roles including all aspects of chairside assisting as well as taking on the temporary role as Acting Centre Manager.

In 2012 Mel furthered her career and pursued her passion for Oral Health by completing her Degree in a Bachelor of Oral Health.  Mel brings to the Riverside team a broad knowledge of Oral Health and is enthusiastic about all aspects of preventative dentistry.

Miss Hayley O’Hara
Receptionist/Marketing & Advertisement Coordinator


Hayley begun working as a Dental Assistant on the Central Coast in January 2011 and has a wide range of assisting experience.

Since joining the Riverside Dental Spa team in 2013 she has taken on the roles of administration and marketing/advertisement manager.

Hayley has enjoyed all aspects of her new roles and has recently enrolled in a Diploma of Social Media Marketing to enhance her knowledge.

Hayley has compassion for all patients at Riverside Dental Spa and is passionate about continuing to further her knowledge in the marketing field.

Mrs Nichola Hextall
Receptionist/Facial Aesthetic Consultant

Nichola has been in the customer service/reception field for over 25 years.

Nichola has always had a passion for skin care, and since commencing work at Riverside Dental Spa she has completed numerous skin care/skin product courses with the Australisian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics and Clinic Care Australia to qualify herself in this field.

Nichola loves to help all patients achieve the beautiful skin they deserve.

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her three daughters.

Miss Jane Melton
Receptionist/Dental Assistant

Jane has been working in the dental industry since 2009 as a Dental Assistant. In 2014 Jane took break from the dental field to pursue a receptionist role.

She recently joined the Riverside Dental Team and takes on both roles as a Receptionist and Dental Assistant.

Jane enjoys surgical procedures and seeing the before and afters of cosmetic dental work.

Jane’s spare time is spent with her two horses Serenity & Lottie and she also enjoys candle making in which she sells at local markets.

Miss Ashleigh Williams
Receptionist/Dental Assistant

Ashleigh completed her certificate III in Dental Assisting in 2016. Here at Riverside Dental Spa Ashleigh takes on both roles as a front office coordinator and a dental assistant. She enjoys all aspects of her position though is thoroughly interested in assisting for dental implant treatments.

In Ashleigh’s spare time you will find her smashing out a DIY project or in the kitchen cooking healthy gluten free recipes!

Ashleigh Davoren
Dental Assistant

Ashleigh-DavorenAshleigh began her career as a dental assistant in early 2010. She has gained knowledge and experience in all aspects of dentistry such as general, cosmetic, orthodontics, endodontics and implant dentistry and has completed her certificate III in Dental Assisting. On weekends, Ashleigh enjoys checking out local markets and getting stuck into DIY projects.

Caitlin Thew
Dental Assistant

Caitlin is currently completing her certificate III in Dental Assisting as part of a traineeship. She enjoys the contact with patients and being a part of a friendly and helpful team. In addition to dentistry, she also enjoys time with her family and friends and reading a good book.

Miss Chloe Horton
Dental Assistant

Chloe has been working on the Central Coast as Dental Assistant since 2012. In 2014 she completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting.
She is experienced in assisting all dental produces though enjoys assisting for surgical procedures and Cerecs (same day crowns).

Chloe ensures that every patient feels comfortable and is as relaxed as possible.

Chloe is an identical twin and in her spare time she enjoys going to the gym and taking her German Shepherd, Banjo on walks.

Miss Laura Basford
Dental Assistant

Laura begun working as a Dental Assistant in 2016 and is currently completing her Certificate III in Dental Assisting. She is enjoying learning all aspects, though has taken an interest in cosmetic dental treatments she says, “I love seeing people so happy with their new smile”.

Laura enjoys ensuring that our littlest patients have a positive experience at the dentist, and takes the time to make their visit fun!

Laura is a huge animal lover and has many pets of her own including; 2 dogs, 1 lizard, 1 snake and fish.

Miss Jessica Norton
Dental Assistant

Jess completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting at Ourimbah TAFE and has been working in the industry as a Dental Assistant since 2012.

Jess has experience with all general dentistry procedures, though has great knowledge and a keen interest in Dental Implants and surgical extractions.

She is passionate about furthering her career and knowledge in the dental industry.

On the weekends Jess enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Miss Bailey Nielsen
Dental Assistant

Bailey is currently completing her Certificate III in Dental Assisting. Her interest in dental started from being intrigued by the diversity of the industry as well as being passionate about her own overall oral hygiene. Bailey loves ensuring that all of our patients enjoy their initial experience here at Riverside Dental Spa and that they are comfortable and satisfied with every visit. Bailey hopes to keep furthering her knowledge in dentistry and looks forward to an exciting career in this industry.

In her spare time Bailey enjoys living a health and active lifestyle and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Miss Jennifer Godfrey
Dental Assistant

Jen is currently studying her certificate III in dental assisting. Patients love Jen’s friendly and warm nature.

Jen is thankful to be working with such a positive and friendly team here.

In her spare time, she loves to dance, hang out with friends and attend the cheerleading gym for tumbling classes. Staying active is super important to her.