About Us


Dr Roger Higgins (BDS, Adel)


Dr Roger Higgins completed a Bachelor of Dental Surgery at University of Adelaide in 1970. He has been in continuous practice since graduation and has extensive experience in a variety of locations. He initially lived and worked in rural South Australia and spent a number of years practicing abroad in Hong Kong. Upon returning to Australia, he has worked in private practice in Adelaide, Karratha and Darwin.

Roger has always had a yearning to live in Western Australia and to operate his own purpose built surgery in the Pilbara. His Dream came to fruition in 2012, when he designed and began practicing in our Port Hedland based surgery on Edgar Street. Roger is community minded and since moving to the Pilbara, he has become a member of the Seafarer’s Board, The Chamber of Commerce and attends St Matthew’s Anglican Church. His interests include vintage cars and real estate and he loves discussing his favourite TV show, ‘The Biggest Loser’.

Dr Kenneth Doochew (BDS, Syd)

KenKen grew up in Sydney. He graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 1997. After graduating, Ken worked in Bundaberg and Proserpine in rural Queensland; he then went on to work in Sydney before spending 8 years working in Karratha. Ken started working at Hedland Dental Care in March 2013. He is an avid skier and enjoys travelling. He has spent time overseas as a volunteer dentist in Cambodia and Laos.





Melissa ADOH (Dental Hygiene)

MelissaMelissa has been working in the dental industry since 2003, she is a qualified dental assistant and decided to become a dental Hygienist by completing the Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene) in Adelaide. Melissa is a keen Basketballer and is a proud Hedland Eagles team member. She loves hanging out with her friends, family and her two dogs Ruby and Ruffles.





Katrina ADOH (Dental Hygiene)

KatrinaSince 2006, Katrina worked as a dental assistant in general practice as well as working in orthodontics. She obtained an Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene) in Adelaide. She joined us at Hedland Dental Care in January 2013. Katrina loves to travel overseas and is a passionate Adelaide Crows supporter.





 Clinical Coordinators


SamSam is from Adelaide. She had more than 6 years experience in the dental industry before joining our practice in June 2012. She has undertaken extra study in dental radiography and also has dental laboratory experience. In her spare time, Sam enjoys working out at the gym, camping, fishing and walking her dog Winnie.






AlisaAlisa has worked as a Dental Assistant in Western Australia and Queensland for over six years.  She moved to Port Hedland from Perth in 2010. She enjoys keeping fit and spending time with her young family and her friends.






ChantelChantel is from the mid-north coast of New South Wales. She has lived in Port Hedland since 2012 and previously studied nursing. Chantel enjoys having a beer with friends, dog-sitting Ruby and Ruffles and watching Kim shout at the TV during cricket season..





Practice Manager


KimKim grew up in Adelaide and has a Bachelor of Education from the University of South Australia. She worked as a primary school teacher for ten years in Darwin before moving to Port Hedland with her young family in March of 2012. She is a die-hard cricket fan and enjoys travel and a good murder mystery.





Office Coordinator


CherylCheryl has worked for many years as a Dental Therapist for the South Australian School Dental Service and has acquired a vast knowledge of all things dental. She was employed by Dr Higgins for ten years in his McLaren Vale practice as a receptionist as well as assisting chair-side. Cheryl arrived in Port Hedland in February 2012 and has a keen interest in the stock market, loves to travel and relaxing with a cuppa and a good book.