At Ashgrove West Dental, our experienced and skilled team are dedicated to providing the highest standard of personalised and comprehensive dental care in a gentle and friendly matter. We are passionate about making beautiful, healthy smiles and we aim to do this by building trusting relationships with our patients. We make every effort to ensure you feel at ease when you visit our practice.

Ashgrove West Dental is in the good hands of dentists John O’Hare, Keith Willis, Jacinta Seeto, William Zoan and Benay Samra, offering a wide range of services from family check-ups to complex cosmetic and restorative dentistry, crowns, implants, extractions, and emergency treatments. Our dentists keep updated with the latest technologies by regularly attending courses with numerous associations, so you can rely on us for all your oral care needs.

Our dental practice has a proud history in the area and we thank everyone for their support. We are always grateful and humbled by our patients, who have ensured our continued growth via word of mouth recommendations to their friends and family members. 

Ashgrove West Dental continues to support our local dental technicians, laboratories and dental representatives in Australia, to ensure the continued quality of our work. We guarantee to never outsource any dental work overseas, despite being a cheaper alternative with quick delivery times.

Our History

Ashgrove West Dental Practice is located at 463 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove. When the tramline was extended from Oleander Drive to the Ashgrove West "Terminus" in 1935, this became the catalyst for the successful commencement of the Ashgrove West Shopping Centre development.


Frank O'Hare established the current dental practice on January 23, 1953 and has proudly overseen its expansion combined with the excellent quality service it continues to maintain to the present.

The Ashgrove West Dental Practice has indeed stood the test of time and has become  one of the oldest surviving family businesses in Brisbane's western suburbs  and certainly appears as the oldest existing business in Ashgrove and its environs. Frank O'Hare's son, John O'Hare joined Frank in 1980 at 465 Waterworks Road and they remained in partnership until Frank's retirement in December 1993.

In December 1985, Frank and John relocated the dental practice to "next door" and this adjoining site at 463 Waterworks Road remains the current location of Ashgrove West Dental.

Since 1977 several assistant dentists have gained experience working in alliance with Frank and John. In May 2014, Keith Willis joined John O'Hare in partnership  and Jacinta Seeto linked with both dentists in early 2015 with three modern dental surgeries in operation.

Ashgrove West Dental has been fortunate throughout its entire existence to benefit from many capable Dental Nurses/ Receptionists who have graduated from the high quality local, city and distant schools to ensure excellent service and care is always maintained.

Ashgrove West Dental Practice continues to be an integral part of the flourishing Ashgrove West Shopping Centre and burgeoning residential district and looks forward to carrying on its tradition.

Over 50

Years of Experience


Skilled Dentists


Happy Staff 


Smiling Patients



Dr. John O'Hare | B.D.Sc (QLD), F.R.A.C.D.S


John O'Hare graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Dental Science in 1977, and has been a local dentist in the Ashgrove area since 1980 after initially working in a City practice for 2 1/2 years. John's passion for attaining excellence in dentistry, lead to his further study with the prestigious Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. After a series of gruelling examinations over several years, John obtained the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (F.R.A.C.D.S) in 1986, an achievement few general dentists have achieved.


While John enjoys the wide range of diagnosis and treatment procedures involved in being a general dentist, he has special interests in Restorative dentistry, Crowns and Bridges, Dentures and Dental Trauma cases. He also enjoys making high quality customised mouthguards for all ages to help prevent those nasty dental injuries.


John remains very enthusiastic about dentistry and was involved in the Scientific committee in organising the Australian Dental Association Congress in 2015; a national event held in Brisbane where dentists from around the country and overseas attended lectures and workshops to improve their skills and knowledge. He remains to this day a member of the Australian Dental Association and Vardiman  Dental Study Association, of which he was the founding Vice-President. John is also a member of the Australian Prosthodontic Society and past President of the UQ Dentistry Alumni and a past executive on the University of Queensland Dental Students Association (UQDSA).


John is committed to offering the best clinical work and personal  care he can for everyone. He is a well known local of Ashgrove and has associations with most local schools, kindergartens, sporting associations, historical societies and businesses.


John is a keen sportsman, loves all sport and remains a vocal Queensland Reds supporter. In his spare time, John enjoys his family time, being active on school committees, pursuing local history, meeting and helping people. John is very fortunate to have lived, been schooled and worked at Ashgrove.

Dr. Keith Willis commenced his Bachelor of Dental Science at the University of Queensland in 2008, during which he won the esteemed Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Prize, awarded to one person from each Australian institution who has demonstrated outstanding excellence in general dentistry. He was also awarded the Dean's Commendation List for High Achievement. 


Keith has provided dental care in several different locations including Brisbane City, Gold Coast and Darwin and was subsequently chosen by Dr. John O'Hare to join Ashgrove West Dental. Our patients enjoy Keith's genuinely caring nature, and his gentle and relaxed approach to dentistry. He is thorough with his work and is always willing to answer any questions you might have. Keith enjoys all areas of general dentistry and takes a conservative approach where possible. He has a special interest in Root Canal Therapy, restoring Dental Implants, Cosmetic Dentistry and restoring teeth with white fillings.

Keith's passion for dentistry led him to complete further study and is now placing dental implants. His education and training was undertaken through the Global Institute for Dental Education and Loma Linda University, California. He has also recently completed the year-long Endodontic Mini-Residency in Sydney with the Australian Dental Association New South Wales, which allows him to look after patients with root canal issues with more confidence.


Following in John's footsteps,  Keith decided to embark on further intense training. After several years of study and many examinations, Keith was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (F.R.A.C.D.S) in 2016.  He is the current president of the Cadmus Dental Society, member of the Australian Prosthodontic Society, Australian Endodontic Society, the Southside Dental Study Club and has been involved in a few committees associated with the Australian Dental Association Queensland Branch.


Keith enjoys playing basketball for a social team and follows several sports including Rugby, Cricket, Basketball and Soccer. 


Dr. Jacinta Seeto was born and bred in Brisbane; the third generation from her family. She attended Brisbane Girls Grammar School and commenced the Bachelor of Dental Science at the University of Queensland in 2007. Since the outset, Jacinta has consistently demonstrated a natural flair for dentistry and is exceptionally thorough with her work.


Jacinta has special interests which include Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, White Fillings, Crowns and Bridges and Orthodontics. She has undertaken a 2 year program with Progressive Orthodontics, an institute founded in the USA, to provide quality orthodontic services to our patients.


Jacinta regularly attends courses and seminars to stay updated with the latest techniques and technologies. Jacinta is a member of the Australian Dental Association, Australian Prosthodontic Society, Australian Endodontic Society, Risus Study Club, Southside Dental Study Club, a foundation member of The Dental Book Club and current Vice-President of the Cadmus Dental Society


Jacinta has a quiet but very kind nature. She always has the best interests of her patients at heart, and takes her time to ensure she is being as gentle as possible. We are fortunate to have had Jacinta at our practice since 2014.


William graduated from the University of Queensland Dental School and is passionate about all aspects of general dentistry. He has a special interest in sleep apnoea and anti-snoring oral appliances, and loves working with children.

He is a member of the Australian Dental Association Queensland and regularly attends meetings from the Australian Prosthodontic Society Queensland and the Australian Society of Endodontology. He is also the current vice-president of the Cadmus Society dental study club.

Patients have complimented William on his professionalism and gentle chair-side manner.

When he's not practicing dentistry; William enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing basketball, and playing his guitar. William also serves at his local Presbyterian church. 

Benay completed his undergraduate studies from The University of Queensland, before attending Charles Sturt University in New South Wales to undertake his dental training. Benay is a caring and compassionate dentist who loves to get to know his patients and endeavours to make dental visits a relaxing and pain-free experience for all. He understands that each patient is unique and believes in providing personalised treatment for each individual.


Benay has gained clinical experience across many areas of rural NSW as well as in the city of Brisbane. He has also been fortunate enough to spend time with the Royal Flying Doctor Service, providing dental care in remote areas of New South Wales and Queensland. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry but has a special interest in aesthetics and fixed prosthodontics.


Benay grew up in London before moving to Brisbane to complete his schooling at John Paul College. Outside of dentistry, Benay enjoys playing soccer and spending quality time with friends and family.

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Dr. Keith Willis| B.D.Sc (QLD), F.R.A.C.D.S
Dr. Jacinta Seeto | B.D.Sc (QLD)
Dr. William Zoan | B.D.Sc (Hons)
Dr. Benay Samra| B.D.Sc (NSW)