Welcome to Orange Family Dental.
We are a private dental practice located in Orange NSW. Dr Patrick Rourke is the owner and principal dentist at Orange Family Dental. Dr Cheng Zhang and Dr Amy Calvin are the Associate Dentists.
First and foremost, we believe in detecting and preventing dental problems before they escalate to save you time and money. We strongly believe in patient education so you can manage your oral health at home and reduce the risk of developing dental complications.
Orange Family Dental offers a wide range of dental treatments and we pride ourselves on tailoring treatment plans to suit your specific needs.
Building a trusting relationship with our patients is very important to our team. We want you to feel comfortable with your dental care and about the decisions you make to keep your teeth and mouth healthy. It is important to us that you feel you are in excellent hands when under our care.
We enjoy meeting new patients and their families, and provide dental treatments for people of all ages.
We invite you to read through the biographies below to learn more about our team.
As always, if you have any questions or if you’d like to arrange an appointment, please contact us.
Dr Patrick Rourke, B. Science, B.Dentistry (USYD)
Owner and Principal Dentist
Dr. Patrick Rourke has been practicing Dentistry in Orange for the past twelve years.
Dr Rourke is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists which he achieved in 2019 and places dental implants using a full digital protocol. Dr Rourke has a focus on restorative and functional dentistry.
Prior to training as a Dentist, Patrick completed a Bachelor of Agricultural Science at the University of Sydney and had a career in Agribusiness. It is this connection to regional Australia that led to his move to Orange with his wife Sarah in 2008.
Dr. Patrick Rourke has 3 young boys of his own and has an excellent manner with children. He has many tools and tricks to help make their visit enjoyable.
Dr Cheng Zhang, B. Nursing, B.Dental Science (CSU)
Dr Cheng Zhang was born in China, but grew up in Sydney and has lived in Orange for over ten years. She earned her Bachelor of Dental Science and Bachelor of Nursing degrees from Charles Sturt University. Dr Zhang won the Dean’s Award for her study of Dentistry in 2010.
Dr Zhang has been an Associate Dentist with Orange Family Dental since 2017. Her caring and gentle nature ensures her patients are comfortable when they are in the dental chair and she loves helping patients feel confident with their smile.
When she is not treating patients, Dr Zhang enjoys cooking, travelling, hiking and spending time with her family.
To assist with the training of future dentists, Dr Zhang is a Clinical Associate at Charles Sturt University in Orange.
Dr Amy Calvin, B. Clinical Science, B. Dental Science (CSU)
Dr Amy Calvin is a native of the coastal town of Taree, NSW and sometimes still misses the beach. She holds a Bachelor of Dental Science Degree from Charles Strut University where she also earned a degree in Clinical Science. In both fields of study, she earned the prestigious Dean’s Award. She has lived in Orange, NSW since 2010, and began working as a dentist the day her registration came through in 2017.
Dr Calvin believes that dentistry is what she was born to do. “I love talking with people and helping them to get healthy, stay healthy or change their smile completely,” says Dr Calvin. “It is also wonderful changing people’s age-old perception of what a dentist does and bringing people into the exciting future of dentistry in the digital age.” She also loves watching families grow and seeing children have fun at the dental clinic.
Dr Calvin is currently completing further studies in Aesthetic Dentistry and has a focus on creating confident smiles for her patients.
When she is not seeing patients, Dr Calvin likes to teach at the university, spend time with her two mini-Dachshunds—Heinz and Otto—and her fiancé Matthew. Dr Calvin and Matthew like to cook up a storm and host dinner parties. She also enjoys exercising, CrossFit, half marathons, and she once competed in a Triathlon.
Clare is a qualified Oral Therapist and has been assisting patients with their oral hygiene in Sydney, Orange and the Central West for the last 20 years.
She is now using her extensive clinical and operational knowledge as the Practice Manager of Orange Family Dental.
Clare is also our Treatment Co-ordinator and will work closely with patients explaining the steps, especially with complex treatments and scheduling the appointments.
Clare is married with two young boys and dreams of travelling Australia with her vintage caravan that she has lovingly restored.
Our Dental Assistants
Our Dental Assistants are the backbone of our organisation and a crucial part of the treatment process.
Tegan is our Back Office Coordinator and oversees all operations including instrument sterilisation and organisation, ordering of materials and coordinating external lab work.
Katrina has worked in dental for over 15 years. You will see her both in the surgery and on our front desk. You may also recognise Katrina from the stage as she is a member of the Orange Theatre Company and is a regular in their performances. Katrina is also a singing teacher.
Karen joined the Orange Family Dental team after working as a Dental Assistant in Orange for many years. Her friendly smile and calm nature are a great asset to have in the surgery.
The Front Office Team
Whether it's over the phone or when you arrive in our practice, you will be greeted by the friendly voices of our Front Office Team. Meet;
Clare - Practice Manager
Linda - who you will find mostly on the front desk but also in the surgery. Linda has recently relocated to Orange from Sydney and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience. Linda has worked for numerous Dental Practices in Sydney and we are lucky to have her.
Katrina - You will find Katrina both in the surgery and on our front desk. She is the most versatile member of our team!