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Meet the Dentists of Hawker Dental

Your Choice for Gentle Care in Hawker

At Hawker Dental, you’ll be treated by dentists who have served Hawker and Belconnen for decades. We look forward to giving you the one-on-one attention you need!


Dr Graham Shaw BDS (Syd)


Dr Graham Shaw dentist HawkerGraham has provided dental and orthodontic services in the Belconnen area for over 31 years. In 1979 Graham graduated dux in children’s dentistry (pedodontics) from Sydney University. He has maintained his strong interest in children’s dentistry and orthodontics which make up a large part of his practice.

Graham’s gentle, caring and professional manner has made him very popular in Hawker where he has lived for over 3 decades. He greatly enjoys seeing up to 3 generations of the same families.
Completing POS and advanced orthodontic courses by Dr Eric Lewanhauft and Dr Robert Ricketts, among many others, Graham utilises the latest techniques including Twin Blocks, Invisalign, expansion and fixed braces with tooth coloured brackets optimising the smile without extraction if possible.

The great outdoors is Graham’s other passion, kayaking, skiing and walking with family and friends and lately “sniffing” out truffles with his dog Truffle.


Dr Des Storey BDS (Syd)


Dr Desmond Storey dentistDr Des is passionate about helping patients experience optimal oral health and achieve beautiful smiles. “I love applying a broad array of skills to improve the wellbeing of the public.”
He obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.) from the University of Birmingham in the UK in 1980.

After obtaining his dental degree, Dr Des has held various positions including five years in postgraduate Oral Surgery in the UK (1981-1985), Chief Dental Officer for ACT Health (1987-1988), served as a Visiting Dental Officer for ACT Health since 1987, a general dental practice in Canberra since 1988, member and Deputy Chair of the ACT Dental Board from 1999-2011 and served as Deputy Director Professional Services Review (Medicare) from 2012-2016. To keep abreast of the latest in dentistry and to better serve his patients, Dr Des has completed numerous continuing education courses. He recently attended Australian Dental Association’s Congress, which was held in Melbourne.

Dr Des is a member of the following organisations: Australian Dental Association, International Team Implantology (ITI), ACT Dental Group and Fellow International College Dentists (FICD).

When he’s not at the practice, he enjoys going to the theatre and playing Veterans Soccer.


Meet Sandra Lawry

Dental Hygienist

Sandra Lawry dental hygeinistSandra has always loved helping people and after spending some years nursing was attracted to dental assisting. In 1981 after working for a Canberra dentist for two years, Sandra was encouraged to study Dental Hygiene. She studied and obtained a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. As a dental hygienist, Sandra is passionate about oral health and general health. She believes her role is to encourage patients and help them modify their behaviors so they can focus on preventative maintenance on their teeth and gums to avoid disease in the future.

Sandra relishes the variety of her daily tasks; educating patients on the importance of good oral health, performing preventive dental treatment, taking pre & post treatment records, removing braces and applying fissure sealants.

When not at Hawker Dental she enjoys travelling and has recently had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout Europe and the Continent whilst living in the UK! Now back home Sandra is happy spending time at her Beach House on the South Coast with her family where she long walks on the beach reading and relaxing. She loves to entertain and cook for her family and friends and is known to be a passionate foodie preparing and cooking from scratch using fresh seasonal ingredients.

Serving Hawker for decades

Ample parking is available, free of charge. Most of our patients have been seeing us for years, but new patients are always welcome. Contact Hawker Dental today to book your new patient appointment.



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