Casuarina Square Dental Care
At Casuarina Square Dental Care, our dentists have been serving patients in Darwin for over 25 years. Our reputation has been built on providing comfortable, high-quality dentistry that will fit into our patients' budgets. Our team is dedicated to helping patients achieve optimum oral health and meet their goals for their smiles.
Our four accomplished dentists have almost 100 years of experience between them! This allows us to offer comprehensive services and a level of care uncommon at most practices. We look forward to building a relationship with you and your family.
Take a look below to get to know our team a little better before you arrive.
Dr Jean Francois Cohen - Principal Dentist and Director
Dr Jean Francois Cohen is passionate about oral rehabilitation, using his knowledge of Prosthodontics and Implantology. Graduating with a DDS from the University of Marseilles, France, in 1992, Jean has been practising dentistry for over two decades. He is a partner of Casuarina Square Dental Care and is an integral part of our team.
Jean’s passion for his work recently lead him to travel to the US in 2015, to complete his Master Clinician in Implantology at Loma Linda University, allowing him to further his knowledge and practise some of the most modern dentistry in Darwin.
Jean looks forward to building relationships with his patients and the opportunities to improve not only their oral health, but also their overall health and well being.
Outside of dentistry, Jean’s interests are fitness, cooking, gardening and spending time with his family, friends and dogs.
Dr Karen Marshall - Principal Dentist and Director
Karen has been with Casuarina Square Dental Care since the practice began. She is passionate about making a difference to the dental health and general well being of her patients and works diligently to provide quality dental care to patients throughout the NT.
Encouraging patients to maintain healthy habits, which in turn leads to better dental health, is a particular highlight of her job. She also enjoys alleviating the dental fears of her patients so every patient can achieve a confident smile in a comfortable manner.
Outside the practice, Karen enjoys spending time with her family, reading, gardening and researching genealogy.
Dr Alejandra Nineham - Dentist
After graduating with distinction in 2010 from the University of the Andes in Santiago, Chile, Dr Nineham decided to further her studies, completing a postgraduate diploma in preventive and interceptive orthodontics in young children. Highly motivated to constantly continue her professional development, she spent her first two years working as a general dentist in a primary health care center in Chile before moving to Australia in 2012. As an ADC-certified dentist, Dr Nineham worked in Sydney for a large health care provider until she moved to Darwin.
Dr Nineham has been with our team for over two years, and she enjoys working with such a diverse and interesting population. She loves dentistry because it not only makes a great difference in a patient’s oral health, it can change a person’s life. One of her passions is being able to give back the beautiful aspects of life such as function and laughter.
In her free time, she plays volleyball, enjoys fishing and camping, and loves to spend time with her family.
Dr George Vlazny - Dental Surgeon
George graduated from Sydney University in 1976 and had his own private practice in NSW for over 30 years until deciding to move to Darwin to be with his partner, Patricia, and pursue his love of fishing.
Dr Vlazny has been with us for almost four years now and brings a wealth of dental knowledge and experience to our friendly team. With such a professional and caring practice, work is a pleasure, and he hopes to share his enjoyment and experience with the people under his care.
Outside of the surgery, Dr Vlazny can be found fishing and enjoying photography.