nevell dental

Theresa Nevell

We have exciting news!

John and Theresa are proud to announce that Nevell Family Dental will be entering a new stage with Dr Kate Amos, and Dr Sam Rosehill joining Theresa, and our beautiful practice undergoing a complete renovation.




A letter from John and Theresa

Theresa and I are very pleased to advise that the legacy of our practice will soon be continued by Dr Kate Amos and Dr Sam Rosehill. Our practice has been a family practice in the truest sense of the word, and one of the great pleasures of having a family practice has been to treat the children, grand-children and even great grand-children of original patients. One such example is Kate. Her family has lived locally for many generations and have been patients at the practice as well as family friends. As a child, Kate attended the practice and impressed us all with her challenging and intelligent questions about the working of various components and treatments. Little did we know that Kate had already decided to become a dentist, just like us!

We watched her progress through university with Honours and were not surprised when she was recently awarded the title of Australian Young Professional of the Year.

There are considerable benefits to be had for a dentist married to another dentist, and we are thrilled that our patients will still get to enjoy the family atmosphere that this brings. Kate’s husband, Dr Sam Rosehill also graduated with Honours and is acclaimed in his own right, with prior roles lecturing nationally and internationally. The two share a passion for ethical, family dentistry and are determined to continue our legacy of non-corporate, individualised care. We are also thrilled that Theresa will continue to work with Kate and Sam. She is very much looking forward to the injection of youthful enthusiasm.

We wish to thank you, our patients, for your loyalty over the years. It has been our pleasure to be your family dentists, and we hope you will continue to support us as the practice embarks on the next chapter of its history. As part of this transition, we will be updating some of the facilities during August and September and we value your patience while we do this. We intend to host a welcoming event in October to mark the occasion, and an invitation will be forthcoming. In the meantime, we wish to openly invite you to come and visit, see the renovation plans and meet Kate and Sam.

Thank you again for your loyalty and company over the years. We hope you will be as excited about this new adventure as we all are.

With many thanks and warm regards,

Dr John and Theresa Nevell

To learn more about Sam and Kate, or to get reacquainted with Theresa, you can see their profiles here;




Nevell Family Dental is also changing our name to Ethical Dental and Orthodontics.

You can still find us at our usual location of 166 Edinburgh Street, Coffs Harbour Jetty, and our phone number is unchanged on (02) 6652 3185.

To see our new website, Click Here.



theresa nevellAfter Theresa graduated BDS from Sydney University in 1983, she moved to Mudgee and worked in John Nevell's larger dental practice. In partnership with John Nevell, she purchased Ian Nevell's Coffs Harbour practice and she and John married. They have 2 teenage daughters, Helen & Lizzie.

Theresa's main philosophy is to allow the time needed to provide the best and kindest treatments she can. She enjoys treating patients of all ages with a wide range of problems but emphasizes the need for prevention of dental disease. One of her greatest pleasures is getting to know and treat each generation within families.

Theresa has a special interest in jaw joint problems, sleep apnoea & bruxing(grinding)

A great interest in treating children led Theresa to post-graduate study of orthodontics. This is an ongoing passion. One of the delights of orthodontics is to treat young children with poorly developed jaws, so that by the time they are teenagers, the need for extraction of permanent teeth is often avoided.

A really enjoyable aspect of practice at 166 Edinburgh St is to be able to look up & see yachts sailing past, waves rolling in and the occasional whale. It is a great part of the family oriented practice which has existed since 1947.

Theresa has taken over Ian's role of body-surfing challenger to John in the surf.