The Hub

The Hub

The D3 Group (D3G) is based in Melbourne and, until 2017, our "D3 family" officially spanned Australia and New Zealand, a region known by many as "the land Down Under". Spreading from this Antipodean hub, our efforts have become appreciated around the world and we now have many international friends keen to participate and help. So, in 2017 and eight years after D3G started, we introduced international membership hoping that this would provide a useful stepping stone for effective globalisation of "the D3 movement". With this pleasing expansion
of our D3 family, it became necessary to rebadge our Antipodean core as
"the hub" of a global effort – and what could be better for this purpose
than "D3G Down Under"?

D3G Down Under

D3G Down Under

D3G currently has more than 250 members and friends across Australia and New Zealand. A selection is listed below to illustrate the breadth of our "D3 family".

Basic laboratory research

  • Mike Hubbard, University of Melbourne
  • Jon Mangum, University of Melbourne
  • Joseph Palamara, University of Melbourne
  • Mike Swain, University of Sydney

Clinical & applied research

  • David Manton, University of Melbourne
  • Felicity Crombie, University of Melbourne
  • Aghareed Ghanim, University of Melbourne
  • Garry Nervo, University of Melbourne
  • Roger Hall, University of Melbourne
  • Mihiri Silva, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne
  • Kim Seow, University of Queensland
  • Robert Anthonappa, University of Western Australia
  • Erin Mahoney, Victoria University, Wellington
  • Mani Ekambaram, University of Otago

Community & public health

  • Mike Morgan, University of Melbourne
  • Rodrigo Marino, University of Melbourne
  • John Rogers, University of Melbourne
  • Hanny Calache, Deakin University, Melbourne
  • Chris Olsen, Royal Dental Hospital, Melbourne
  • Rachel Martin, North Richmond Community Health, Melbourne
  • Peter Arrow, Department of Health, Perth
  • Michelle Martin, Northland District Health Board, Whangarei
  • Satha Kanagaratnam, Waitemata District Health Board, Auckland
  • Charlotte Hurst, Hutt Valley District Health Board, Wellington
  • Tule Misa, Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch

Hospital dental practice

  • Kerrod Hallett, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne
  • Loch Ramalingam, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne
  • Richard Widmer, The Children's Hospital, Sydney
  • Sally Hibbert, The Children's Hospital, Sydney
  • Harleen Kumar, Dental Hospital, Sydney
  • Yaso Ramadas, Starship Hospital, Auckland
  • Michael Brosnan, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton
  • Erin Mahoney, Hutt Valley Hospital, Wellington
  • Arun Natarajan, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch
  • Tim Mackay, Southland Hospital, Invercargill

Paediatric dental specialists, private practice

  • Margarita Silva, Melbourne
  • Karen Kan, Melbourne
  • John Sheahan, Melbourne
  • Mala Desai, Melbourne
  • Charmaine Hall, Melbourne
  • Susan Hinckfuss, Melbourne
  • Marilyn Owen, Tasmania
  • Philippa Sawyer, Sydney
  • Juliette Scott, Sydney
  • Caroline Chung, Sydney
  • Kareen Mekertichian, Sydney
  • Nita Pai, Sydney
  • Soni Stephen, Sydney
  • Eduardo Alcaino, Sydney
  • Helen Cornwell, Newcastle
  • Jason Michael, Wollongong, New South Wales
  • Peter Wong, Canberra
  • Vicky Law, Brisbane
  • Nymphia Naik, Maroochydore, Queensland
  • Michael Chong, Benowa, Queensland
  • Wendy Cheung, Adelaide
  • Michael Malandris, Adelaide
  • Rebecca Williams, Perth
  • Tim Johnston, Perth
  • Justin Wong, Perth
  • Nina Vasan, Auckland
  • Katie Ayers, Hamilton
  • Heather Anderson, Christchurch
  • Dorothy Boyd, Dunedin

Orthodontists, private practice

  • Paul Schneider, Melbourne
  • Chris Theodosi, Melbourne
  • Alwyn Wong, Melbourne
  • Sean O'Callaghan, Melbourne
  • Igor Lavrin, Melbourne
  • Sarah Lawrence, Melbourne
  • Francis Wong, Melbourne
  • Emily Deen, Melbourne
  • Amanda Leen, Geelong
  • Bill and Patty Medland, Benowa, Queensland
  • Judith Hey, Auckland
  • Peter Barwick, Auckland
  • Shaz Macavoy, Auckland
  • Mark Ewing, Hamilton
  • Andrew Quick, Hamilton
  • Alan Isaac, Hamilton
  • Betty Keng, New Plymouth
  • Sax Dearing, Napier
  • Marguerite Crooks, Christchurch
  • John Perry, Christchurch
  • Peter Fowler, Christchurch

General Dentists

  • Felicity Wardlaw, Melbourne
  • Ruth Paluch, Melbourne
  • John Kosta, Bendigo, Victoria
  • Don Anderson, Ballarat, Victoria
  • Katina Routsios, Sydney
  • Briana Fang, Sydney
  • Mary Anne Slater, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
  • Louise Loughlin, Boonah, Queensland
  • Carmel Lloyd, Bunbury, Western Australia
  • MaryAnne Costelloe, Stratford
  • Joanna Pedlow, Christchurch
  • Craig Waterhouse, Dunedin
  • Milla Duchovni, Melbourne

Dental therapists and hygienists

  • Julie Satur, Melbourne Dental School
  • Christeen Adams, Melbourne
  • Tan Nguyen, Melbourne
  • Amanda Fennessy, Warrnambool, Victoria
  • Melanie Hayes, University of Sydney
  • Robyn Watson, University of Sydney
  • Julie Barker, Brisbane
  • Sowmya Ramakrishna, Brisbane
  • Allison Smallwood, Walkerston, Queensland
  • Kylie Innes, Darwin
  • Hellene Platelle, Perth
  • Penelope Hunstock, Christmas Island
  • Arish Naresh, Wellington

Medical Practitioners

  • Andrew Heggie, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne
  • Sharon Goldfeld, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne
  • Nigel Curtis, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne
  • Rebecca Goodman, General Practitioner, Melbourne
  • Barbora de Courten, Monash University, Melbourne
  • Graeme Wright, General Practitioner, Brisbane


  • Stephen Haynes, GC Corporation, Sydney
  • Susan Cartwright, Colgate Oral Care, Sydney
  • Tony Peacock, Dentsply Sirona Australia, Melbourne
  • Patrick Jones, A-dec, Sydney
  • Sophie Lodge, Wrigley, Sydney

D3 Families

  • Luke and the Ditcham family, Melbourne
  • Tudor family, Melbourne
  • Rainone family, Melbourne
  • King family, Melbourne
  • Dumaresq family, Melbourne
  • Guy family, Melbourne
  • Ferre family, Melbourne
  • Swift family, Melbourne
  • Steven family, Melbourne
  • Bennett family, Sydney
  • Boucher family, Sydney
  • Mullarkey family, Sydney
  • Eden family, Perth
  • Clippingdale family, Perth