Dr Alison Wissman
With over 20 years’ experience in Private Practice, Alison is a warm and friendly person who is committed to making a lasting positive difference to her patients. With years of dedicated further study she is proficient in all aspects of reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry with a special interest in Implant Dentistry. She uses modern technologies to facilitate her practice. She is a good communicator and practices with care and minimal intervention.
Alison graduated as a dentist from the University of Adelaide in 1992 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. In 1994 she was awarded a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry, also from the University of Adelaide. She attained Postgraduate Diploma in Aesthetic Dentistry with distinction from Kings College London in 2016. In 2014 she undertook a Dental Implant study tour in Spain with world leaders in digital planning of dental implants: the Avinent Implant company and Race Dental. She completed the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry Accreditation in 2015.
Alison is an active member and Fellow of the Australian Society of Implant dentistry; a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists; a member of the Australian Dental Association and the Australian Prosthodontic Society.
Alison has a 23 year relationship with Alice Dental Associates. She commenced practicing here in 1996. In 2001 she became a part owner of the practice. In 2013 she moved to Adelaide with her family and began “FIFO” one week a month. When in Adelaide she practices at Andrew Murray Dental Care, Hampstead Gardens. PH (08) 8266 2100
Adults with missing, crooked, damaged or worn teeth often have more than one way to restore their dentition to full function and a confidant smile. I am able to provide options or a second opinion for complex dental care with common sense and the long term in mind. I believe a healthy mouth and smile is imperative for your overall well- being. I seek to develop trusting long term relationships…and care for your teeth…. for life.
Dr Nicholas Weightman - Full-time Dentist starting January 2020
Nick has over 20 years of experience in clinical dentistry and teaching since graduating from the University of Adelaide in 1996.
After meeting his partner in the Netherlands during a holiday, Nick sold his share of his practice in Blackwood, Adelaide in 2016 to pursue a desire to live, work and teach in Europe. Nick passed the Dutch Dental Registration procedure and was offered a position as a part time teacher and lecturer at the Academic Centre of Dentistry in Amsterdam in the departments of Dental Radiology and Dental Hygiene. Alongside working in private practice in Amsterdam, Nick was able further his professional development in the areas of prevention and diagnostic (3D) imaging.
Nick has always been open minded and the opportunity to live and work in Amsterdam, taught him to experience and respect several different cultures, philosophies and processes which broadened his horizons academically and personally.
Having said that, after 10 years of missing the Australian culture, He has just returned and has chosen Alice for friends, sunshine and a more relaxed lifestyle.
Patients have complimented him on his communication skills, empathy and patience to listen to and address their individual needs. He enjoys problem solving and thinking outside the box, whilst practicing preventive and minimum intervention philosophies. He also enjoys forming bonds with patients and it is very important for me have a good relationship with his work team and to look forward to his working day ahead.
Nick loves aspects of Dentistry such as periodontics, endodontics and simple oral surgery. He is fascinated by tooth wear, erosion and parafunctional changes to the teeth and how that affects oral function.
Nick is looking forward to work together with Alison and the team.
Dr Maurice Trotter
After graduating from Bristol University in 1987 and spending 3 years in general practice in Norwich, Suffolk, Maurice, his wife Nicki and 2 year old daughter Alex made the big move to Australia. After initially working in private practice in Ballarat, whilst on a temporary work visa, they were lucky enough to be granted permanent residency. In 1990 they welcomed their son, Josh who was born in Ballarat. Their family complete and having made Australia their home, they became Australian citizens in 1997.
They made the move to country Victoria in 1992 where they took over a family practice. The main focus was on preventative care and they prided themselves on providing excellent dental care in a caring, friendly environment. Being part of a small community provided a wonderful opportunity to care for multiple generations of the same family.
Maurice has always enjoyed keeping up to date with changes in the profession, by attending regular dental meetings and conferences in Australia and overseas. He particularly enjoys the use of composite resin cosmetically. It is very rewarding for him to see the happy looks on patients faces when they see their smiles transformed.
After selling their practice of 25 years, they made the move to warmer climes on the Gold Coast in 2014. Alice Dental Associates has since been lucky enough to add Maurice to the team, first on a locum and now on a permanent part time basis. Maurice has a love of music, movies and sport.
Werner - Practice Manager
Werner arrived in Australia in March last year to visit his husband Dr Nick. When they decided to move from Amsterdam to Australia, Werner was supposed to go back and forth as he was still managing his retail business there. When the international borders closed Nick and Werner decided that Werner should stay in Australia and manage his business remotely.
Werner used to come into Alice Dental Associates when the country was first dealing with Covid, organising coffees and just keep staff and Dr Nick company during these stressful months. So when the position of Practice Manager became available, it was an easy decision for him to accept.
Since then he has sold his flower business and Nick and Werner purchased a small townhouse in Alice Springs. He thoroughly enjoys the outback lifestyle, which is very different to what he was used to in Amsterdam. Nick and him love to go out for a mountain bike ride or taking the Hilux for a drive!
He enjoys the contact with patients in the small community of Alice Springs. He is also very grateful for everything he has learned in the early stages of his new position and enjous being a part of the amazing team at Alice Dental Associates!
Aline - Dental Assistant
Aline has been with Alice Dental Associates since March 2019. She is originally from Brazil, but has lived in Australia since 2016.
Aline is a qualified dentist in Brazil since 2014. She has been working as a dental assistant in Australia for the past 3 years. We are very lucky to have her here with us on a 4 year working visa.
Aline has a lovely friendly manner with plenty of experience to help make your dental visits as comfortable as possible.
Lilian - Dental Assistant
Lilian has been with Alice Dental Associates since January 2020. She is originally from Venezuela, but has lived in Australia since 2015.
Lilian is a qualified dentist in Venezuela since 2015. She has been working as a dental assistant in Australia for the past 4 years.
We are very happy to have Lilian here with us , she is a true asset to the team and has a friendly professional manner to help make your experience at Alice dental Associates a nice one.
Charmi - Dental Assistant
Charmi joined Alice Dental Associates in March 2020. She was born in Mumbai and lived in New Zealand for 8 years, but now moved to Australia with her husband.
In India Charmi qualified as a dentist, so we are very grateful that she chose to join the team of Alice Dental Associates. Her bright smile and positive attitude are a great contribution to the team.
Charmi enjoys reading, puzzles, word games and cooking.
Farah - Dental Assistant
Farah has been with Alice Dental Associates since February 2019. She is originally from India, but has lived in Australia since 2016.
Farah is a qualified dentist in India since 2014. She has been working as a dental assistant in Australia for the past 3 years. We are very lucky to have her here with us on a working visa for as long as we can keep her.
Farah does a fantastic job assisting the dentists. She has a lovely manner towards patients which helps them feel very comfortable and relaxed during their dental procedure.
Deise - Steri Assistant
Deise has helped out at Alice Dental Associates since 2019, but joined the team as Steri Assistant on a more regular basis from September 2020.
She was born in Brazil, but moved to Australia in 2016. She first lived in Melbourne, where she met her Brazilian husband. They moved to the Gold Coast before arriving here in Alice Springs for his work in 2019.
In Brazil Deise completed a Bachelor in Social Work and a Bachelor in Law while working as a Public Servant. Deise loves to entertain and cook. She also loves music, dancing and going out with her friends.