Staff

Dr Alison Wissman

With over 20 years’ experience in Private Practice, Alison is a warm and friendly person who is committed to making a lasting positive difference to her patients. With years of dedicated further study she is proficient in all aspects of reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry with a special interest in Implant Dentistry. She uses modern technologies to facilitate her practice. She is a good communicator and practices with care and minimal intervention.

Alison graduated as a dentist from the University of Adelaide in 1992 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. In 1994 she was awarded a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry, also from the University of Adelaide. She attained Postgraduate Diploma in Aesthetic Dentistry with distinction from Kings College London in 2016. In 2014 she undertook a Dental Implant study tour in Spain with world leaders in digital planning of dental implants: the Avinent Implant company and Race Dental. She completed the Australian Society of Implant Dentistry Accreditation in 2015.

Alison is an active member and Fellow of the Australian Society of Implant dentistry; a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists; a member of the Australian Dental Association and the Australian Prosthodontic Society.

Alison has a 23 year relationship with Alice Dental Associates. She commenced practicing here in 1996. In 2001 she became a part owner of the practice. In 2013 she moved to Adelaide with her family and began “FIFO”  one week a month. When in Adelaide she practices at Andrew Murray Dental Care, Hampstead Gardens. PH (08) 8266 2100

Adults with missing, crooked, damaged or worn teeth often have more than one way to restore their dentition to full function and a confidant smile. I am able to provide options or a second opinion for complex dental care with common sense and the long term in mind. I believe a healthy mouth and smile is imperative for your overall well- being. I seek to develop trusting long term relationships…and care for your teeth…. for life.


Dr Nicholas Weightman - Full-time Dentist starting January 2020

Nick has over 20 years of experience in clinical dentistry and teaching since graduating from the University of Adelaide in 1996. 

After meeting his partner in the Netherlands during a holiday, Nick sold his share of his practice in Blackwood, Adelaide in 2016 to pursue a desire to live, work and teach in Europe. Nick passed the Dutch Dental Registration procedure and was offered a position as a part time teacher and lecturer at the Academic Centre of Dentistry in Amsterdam in the departments of Dental Radiology and Dental Hygiene. Alongside working in private practice in Amsterdam, Nick was able further his professional development in the areas of prevention and diagnostic (3D) imaging.  

Nick has always been open minded and the opportunity to live and work in Amsterdam, taught him to experience and respect several different cultures, philosophies and processes which broadened his horizons academically and personally.

Having said that, after 10 years of missing the Australian culture, He has just returned and has chosen Alice for friends, sunshine and a more relaxed lifestyle.

Patients have complimented him on his communication skills, empathy and patience to listen to and address their individual needs. He enjoys problem solving and thinking outside the box, whilst practicing preventive and minimum intervention philosophies. He also enjoys forming bonds with patients and it is very important for me have a good relationship with his work team and to look forward to his working day ahead.

Nick loves aspects of Dentistry such as periodontics, endodontics and simple oral surgery. He is fascinated by tooth wear, erosion and parafunctional changes to the teeth and how that affects oral function. 

Nick is looking forward to work together with Alison and the team.

Dr John Guirguis - Full-time Dentist starting June 2020

Dr John Guirguis completed his undergraduate studies in pharmacy at the University of Sydney. After graduation, he found his calling in dentistry and completed a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, also at the University of Sydney. During his studies, Dr John Guirguis completed various elective units in different fields of dentistry. His interests include restorative, surgical prosthetic and rehabilitative dentistry. Dr John strives to create a comfortable environment and has a passion for treating nervous patients. He believes in open communication and aims to educate his patients and work with them to achieve optimum dental care. Dr John looks forward to practicing dentistry in our beautiful part of the country and is keen to explore some of the stunning sites the Red Centre has to offer. In his spare time, Dr John enjoys taking photos of beautiful scenery, especially at night. He also is a self described movie fanatic and loves music.

Emillie Thomasz - Oral Health Therapist

Emillie is our Oral Health Therapist from Mornington Penninsula - South of Melbourne. She Graduated from Charles Stuart University in NSW in 2016 and has been here practicing at Alice Dental Associates since. 

As an Oral Health Therapist, Emillie treats our patients of all ages for their regular hygiene/scale and clean appointments and can treat general dental procedures on patients up to the age of 26. 

Emillie is fantastic with young children! She has the patience and great professional skills to make their dental experience here comfortable and fun!  

Aline - Dental Assistant

Aline has been with Alice Dental Associates since March 2019. She is originally from Brazil, but has lived in Australia since 2016.

Aline is a qualified dentist in Brazil since 2014. She has been working as a dental assistant in Australia for the past 3 years. We are very lucky to have her here with us on a 4 year working visa.

Aline has a lovely friendly manner with plenty of experience to help make your dental visits as comfortable as possible. 

Lilian - Dental Assistant

Lilian has been with Alice Dental Associates since January 2020. She is originally from Venezuela, but has lived in Australia since 2015.

Lilian is a qualified dentist in Venezuela since 2015. She has been working as a dental assistant in Australia for the past 4 years.

We are very happy to have Lilian here with us , she is a true asset to the team and has a friendly professional manner to help make your experience at Alice dental Associates a nice one. 

Natalie- Dental Assistant

Natalie has been with Alice Dental Associates since October 2019. She is originally from German, but has lived in Australia since March 2019.

Natalie is a qualified dental assistant with 8 years experience. 

We are happy to have Natalie in our professional team! She has the knowledge and a friendly manner to make sure our patients dental experience goes nice and smoothly.


Farah - Dental Assistant

Farah has been with Alice Dental Associates since February 2019. She is originally from India, but has lived in Australia since 2016.

Farah is a qualified dentist in India since 2014. She has been working as a dental assistant in Australia for the past 3 years. We are very lucky to have her here with us on a working visa for as long as we can keep her.


Farah does a fantastic job assisting the dentists. She has a lovely manner towards patients which helps them feel very comfortable and relaxed during their dental procedure.