Humpty Doo Dental Team

our professionals are here to attend to your general, cosmetic and children’s dental needs. 

our team

At Humpty Doo Dental, our professionals are here to attend to your general, cosmetic and children’s dental needs. From our warm and relaxed surgery, our friendly and approachable dentists aim to help you achieve a healthy, happy smile. Our professional dental hygienists take a special interest in both gum disease (periodontitis) and preventative dentistry. To book an appointment with our Humpty Doo dentists, call our friendly reception team today.



BDSc (Sydney)  


Monday to Friday

Dr John Tesarik completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (majoring in Human Physiology) at the University of Queensland and then went on to complete a Bachelor of Dentistry at the University of Sydney in 2005. Since then he has worked in private practice, firstly in Sydney and then in Darwin. John has also completed interstate training in dental implants.

John finished his schooling in Darwin, and despite moving away for a few years to complete his education, always intended to move back home to the Territory to live. He loves the rural lifestyle and is very proud to work and live within the Humpty Doo community. John finds the challenges and variety that come with general dental practice very fulfilling and really enjoys getting to know his patients.
Outside of work, he is a keen gardener and enjoys fishing, archery, keeping fit and spending time with his young family.



Ma of Dentistry Groningen The Netherlands.
ADC Certified Clinical accreditation for GAS at Darwin Private Hospital


Thursday to Friday

She also works at Smith Street Dental Monday and Tuesday. 

Yvonne is currently on maternity leave and will be returning in October 2019

Originally from the Netherlands, Dr Yvonne Huijser Van Reenen studied dentistry at the University of Groningen qualifying in 2010. After working in the Netherlands for a couple of years, Yvonne travelled to Australia with her Australian husband. After getting her qualifications recognised in Australia and passing the ADC exams, she settled down in Darwin. Darwin is now home for her and her young family.  


Yvonne enjoys treating all members of the family. She treats a lot of kids and anxious patients. She enjoys getting to know her patients and build those relationships. Yvonne likes all facets of general dentistry, from root canal treatments to cosmetic treatments. She is accredited to provide treatments under General Anesthetic at the Darwin Private Hospital.

Outside of dentistry Yvonne enjoys the outdoor life Darwin has to offer. She loves camping, hiking and sailing. She tries to get her cold fix every now and then by returning home to Holland and going to the ski slopes.



BDSc (Sydney)  


Monday and Tuesday

She also works at Smith Street Dental Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Dr Stephanie Shields is originally from Brisbane and moved to the Top End in January 2015 to work at both Smith Street Dental and Humpty Doo Dental. She completed her dental training in 2012 at Griffith University Gold Coast and worked for two years at a family practice in Brisbane.


Steph enthusiastically enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and is dedicated to helping patients achieve and maintain an optimal level of dental health. She finds it very fulfilling to improve a patient’s overall well-being through the application of modern dental concepts and help anxious patients overcome their fear. Steph is keenly interested in contemporary treatment advances and has a commitment to life-long learning. She is accredited to provide treatments under General Anesthetic in the Darwin Private Hospital

Steph is currently the secretary of the Australian Dental Association NT branch and a regular volunteer for the East Timor Dental Project. She enjoys the tropical lifestyle in Darwin and loves yoga and camping.

Dr Hannah Mcvinish




Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

She also works at Smith Street Dental on Mondays and Tuesdays

Dr Hannah McVinish graduated from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2016. Since then, she had been working at Toowoomba and made the move to the Top End in July 2018.


Hannah is passionate about providing personalised, well-explained treatment plans to achieve optimal oral health. Her friendly nature and gentle hand helps to provide a comfortable, enjoyable dental experience. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry with special interests in restorative, preventative, dentures and special needs care.

Outside of the dental surgery, Hannah enjoys dancing, coffee, riding her dirt bike and exploring all the wonders that the Top End has to offer.



Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

She also works at Smith Street Dental on Wednesday and Friday

Leonie completed her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene at Curtin University in Perth in 2008. She worked mostly with a private practice dentist who had a keen interest in dentally anxious patients. Over this time there were multiple holidays to Darwin which led to her making the move to live here in 2015.


She loves being involved in the preventive side of dentistry and changing people’s perspectives on coming to the dentist. Prevention is better than a cure as they say. With enthusiasm only a ‘dental nerd’ could have she has a passion for gum problems and is told she has a gentle touch and is very empathetic. She can often be found volunteering her time to the Dental Hygienist Association of Australia as well as furthering her dental knowledge.

Working Wednesday and Friday at Smith Street Dental and Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at Humpty Doo Dental she has the best of both worlds.

Having settled down in Humpty Doo you can find her outside of the dental surgery fishing, cooking, 4WDing, swimming and exploring.


ph. 08 8988 5050


M-F: 8am - 5pm


17 Vereker St, Humpty Doo NT 0836

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