DentArana, our family owned Northside dental clinic, has provided you and your family with quality professional services around the Arana Hills area for 20 years.
At DentArana we want you and your family to maintain a beautiful, healthy smile, for life. It has been scientifically proven that inadequate oral health influences the severity of other medical conditions. Preventive care coupled with good oral hygiene and routine dental examinations will enable you to manage and maintain your teeth and gums for life. From a routine six month check-up through to advanced procedures, our extensive range of services mean that you can find all the professional dental care you need, right on your doorstep in Arana Hills.
Read more about DentArana’s history here.
introducing our team
Dr Alan Fitzpatrick
DR ALAN FITZPATRICK is the principal Dentist at DentArana, with qualifications at the University of Sheffield and the Royal College of Surgeons in the UK and has been practicing since 1991.
Prior to choosing Australia as his home, he worked in the UK and Spain both in private practice and University teaching hospitals. Alan is passionate about keeping up to date with the newest techniques in dentistry and travels all over the world to attend courses. He has keen interests in orthodontics, implant dentistry and tissue grafting techniques. He is a graduate of the gIDE Institute’s implant program Master Clinician Program in California. He is greatly interested in facial growth particularly in younger patients and early intervention to correct some irregularities. He enjoys mentoring the younger dentists within the practice.
He has travelled to Cambodia to teach at the university in Phnom Penh and provide dental treatment for patients who would not have the opportunity to benefit from dental treatment.
Dr Lo-An Vu
DR LO-AN VU graduated from University of Qld in 1993. She enjoys all areas of general dentistry and is a strong advocate for the early development of good oral and facial health.
Lo-An is a graduate of ACNEM (Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine) and has a passion for Veneers and Cosmetic Dentistry. She is also a member of the AADFA (Australasian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetic), and is trained and qualified in providing anti-wrinkle treatments.
Dr Ryan Liang
DR RYAN LIANG graduated from Griffith University with First Class Honours in 2014 and was awarded the Endodontic Group prize for Excellence in Endodontics (Root canals). He has also completed a Graduate Diploma of Clinical Dentistry in Conscious Sedation and Pain Control at the University of Sydney which allows him to perform Conscious “Twilight” Sedation to help patients by reducing pain and anxiety during dental procedures.
In 2021, he was awarded the prestigious Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. Furthermore he was also awarded a Diploma of Implantology and a Diploma of Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopaedics from University of Jaime II (UJI).
When Ryan is not studying, he enjoys spending time with his wife and friends, playing board games, walking the dogs, Latin dancing and hiking.
Awards and Affiliations:
- Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons – FRACDS (GDP)
- Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
- Member of the Australian Society of Dental Anaesthesiology (ASDA)
- Australian Dental Association Member
- International Association of Orthodontics (IAO) Member
Dr Hardi Desai
DR HARDI DESAI graduated from Griffith University with Academic Excellence. He has grown up in Brisbane and is excited to be back practicing in his home city.
Hardi is passionate about delivering quality health care, with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery and paediatrics.
Hardi likes to ensure all of his patients feel comfortable and relaxed at the dentist with his calming and caring nature.
He understands that most patients feel anxious and tailors his approach to their individual needs.
Outside of dentistry, Hardi enjoys almost all sports, food and spending time with his friends and family.
Dr Praveenaa Saravanamuthu
DR PRAVEENAA SARAVANAMUTHU graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide. She enjoys a wide range of dentistry with a particular love for restorative dentistry, endodontics, and oral surgery.
Praveenaa is passionate about getting to know her patients and delivering high-quality dental care in a gentle and calming manner. She prides herself in providing holistic care and tailoring treatment to each patients’ individual needs.
Outside of dentistry, Praveenaa enjoys spending time outdoors and keeping fit with sports like soccer and netball. As a new resident to the area, she also looks forward to discovering all that Brisbane has to offer.
Dr Maeve Flanagan
DR MAEVE FLANAGAN graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Sciences from The University of Manchester in 2017. She has recently relocated to Brisbane and has previously practiced in the UK for the past 6 years. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and has a keen interest in minimally invasive dentistry as well as cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
Dr Maeve has completed a yearlong course in Aesthetic and Restorative Cosmetic dentistry with Dr Chris Orr in London and has been practicing in a private practice in the UK to provide her patients with a range of treatments including short-term orthodontics and cosmetic solutions including ceramic and composite restorations to improve their smiles. She is passionate about delivering high quality dental care whilst ensuring that her patients feel comfortable during appointments and has been described as ‘the gentle dentist’ by many of her patients.
Outside of dentistry, Dr Maeve is keen to explore Australia and travel around the country. She enjoys going to the gym and eating out in the many fabulous restaurants Brisbane has to offer.
Melissa joined DentArana this year. She has over a decade of experience working in the Dental Industry and has gained a wealth of knowledge in her field. She is dedicated to running a professional practice and is passionate about anything dentally related. Melissa has the knowledge needed to answer your questions about treatment plans, pre and post-operative concerns and payment plans.
As well as managing the practice, Melissa also has her Certificate IV in Dental Assisting and Certificate IV in Leadership and Management.
In her time off, she enjoys spending time with her family, trying new restaurants and going to the beach.
New Patient Specials
New Patient Offer: $199* for the first general exam, clean and scale for new patients.
Pay No Gap: NO GAP for a general exam, clean and scale with any health insurance (under 17's)*
No Gap Mouthguards: or $99 without health insurance.
No Health Insurance: $99 for a general exam, clean and scale (under 17’s)*
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We are thrilled to share the fantastic news that we have achieved full accreditation from QIP (Quality Innovation Performance). This accomplishment affirms our commitment to delivering top-tier dental care and making a lasting positive impact on the oral health of families within our local community. QIP accreditation is a voluntary acknowledgment that underscores our dental practice's dedication to providing exceptional dental services while continuously elevating our patient care standards. The accreditation process revolves around seamlessly integrating the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS) into our daily operations, with an unyielding emphasis on patient safety. Working hand in hand with QIP, the Australian Dental Association developed this accreditation framework for dental practices, focusing on the six National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards relevant to the field of dentistry.