New faces to drive dental practice
VU Ngo and Adam Bradshaw want to let Rockhampton know their philosophy on dentistry.
The two young dentists have a big task to fulfil, having stepped into PVB Dental after the tragic loss of Dr Phil Barton.
Sadly Dr Barton was diagnosed with leukemia in November 2009 and passed away in December that year.
The business was established in October 2007 by the late Dr Barton and his wife Val, a former school teacher.
Mrs Barton continued to manage the practice and after a few difficult months Dr Ngo joined the practice in April last year, followed soon afterwards by Dr Bradshaw.
The practice is now moving forward again as they are joined by Dr Lesley Short, visiting specialist orthodontist.
Dr Ngo and Dr Bradshaw have stepped in with a down-to-earth approach and they’re focused on preventive dentistry and educating their patients.
“A lot of people wait until there is a problem before they come to the dentist, but if you get regular check-ups you could save yourself thousands of dollars,” Dr Ngo said.
The good mates, who studied dentistry together in Brisbane, said it had been tough building up a rapport with the people of Rockhampton after the loss of Dr Barton.
“The first couple of months were tough. Some people would come in not knowing about Phil’s passing, it was hard at first,” Dr Ngo said.
Away from work Dr Ngo is trying his hand out at playing golf, while Dr Bradshaw an avid jam maker and cook.
“I am trying to learn how to play golf and I love my coffee,” Dr Ngo said.
Dr Ngo said PVB Dental was welcoming new patients.
- Dr Vu Ngo and Dr Adam Bradshaw are the new faces of PVB Dental following the tragic death of Dr Phil Barton;
- The business was established in October 2007 by the late Dr Barton and his wife Val;
- PVB is welcoming new patients.