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Meet the Team

The team at Melbourne St Dental Studio is dedicated to creating a one-of-a-kind experience for you. It’s our belief that going to the dentist’s office can and should be relaxing, comfortable and something to anticipate. We look forward to welcoming you!

Margot Kelly-Basford, Clinical Co-ordinator

Margot, Practice ManagerMargot joins the Melbourne St Dental Studio team with nearly 20 years of experience as a Dental Assistant, holding a Certificate III in Dental Assisting as well as a Certificate IV in Dental Radiography. In addition, Margot has completed volunteer work in West Timor working to provide dental care in remote villages to people in desperate need.

At our practice, Margot loves the ability to interact with new patients every single day while helping them to build trust in our team as we craft a beautiful smile.

Margot has a special interest in working with patients dealing with TMJ trouble as well as orthodontic patients. She’s currently studying to receive a Diploma of Remedial Massage and will specialize in the treatment of TMJ. As she puts it, she’s always learning something new every day.

Outside of the practice, Margot enjoys live music and cuddling her cat.

Ainsley, Dental AssistantAinsley, Dental Nurse/Receptionist

Ainsley has been in the dental industry for 6 years, originally obtaining a Diploma in Dental Technology before completing a Certificate III in Dental Assisting and Cert IV in Dental Radiography. She has always had an interest in oral hygiene and the healthcare industry from a young age.

The most fulfilling aspect of Ainsley’s job is helping patients thoroughly enjoy their experience at the dentist’s office and helping them to achieve their best smile.

In her spare time, Ainsley enjoys hiking, the ocean and cooking.

Hasan Konya, Front Desk CoordinatorHasan Konya – Systems Engineer

Hasan joins us as Front Office Coordinator with a background in Materials Engineering. Hasan has always been interested in medicine and enjoys reading about health and well-being. He likes dentistry because it can provide immediate health improvements as well as cosmetic benefits and is most fulfilled seeing patients leave with a smile.

“In our studio, the best part of my role is to listen to our patients and understand what is happening in their lives. It can be quite inspiring when I hear their stories and I also get to discover so many interesting things. “

Outside of the practice, Hasan enjoys reading books, solving mind puzzles, dancing and making new friends.

Want to Learn More?

Contact our South Brisbane practice today to make a booking! All health funds are accepted.


Melbourne St Dental Studio | (07) 3217 2900