The team

Dr. Ajay Nanaiah

Dental Implantology. Smile Designing

Dr Ajay Nanaiah graduated in 2003 and has worked in both public and private dental  practices since then. His range of experience enables him to understand patient needs and offer personalised solutions. He has worked and lived in Sydney, Rockhampton and Albury before taking over Green Apple Dentistry from Dr Caroline Dalleh in 2019.

Ajay enjoys the various challenges in dentistry ranging from anxiety management to aesthetic demands. He has a special interest in implant dentistry, smile designing and reconstruction of worn out teeth.

When he is not working Ajay enjoys clay target shooting and travelling.

Dr. Glen Baker

Dental Implant Surgeon

Dr. Glen Baker was born and schooled in Wagga Wagga and graduated with honours from Sydney University in 1994. He has a keen interest in implant dentistry and has been placing and restoring dental implants for over 10 years. 

In September 2010 he graduated from an intensive Masters Certificate program on implants run by UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles). On graduation he was awarded 2 world class certificates and was placed 2nd out of 70 students. 

In his spare time Glen likes to spend time with his family and friends and is also a keen fisherman.

Dr. Rebecca Liu


Dr. Rebecca Liu completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Melbourne. During her training, she particularly enjoyed her placements in regional areas and moved to Green Apple Dentistry in Wagga Wagga to pursue her passion for delivering dentistry to regional patients.

A true generalist, Rebecca enjoys the breadth of general dentistry and prides herself on providing quality dental treatment and education to her patients. She received the Melbourne University “Edward Brooke Nicholls Prize” in recognition of academic excellence and consistently strives to develop her knowledge and techniques.

Outside of dentistry Rebecca enjoys travelling and is always on the lookout for the next great holiday destination. She also loves taking care of her succulents and has plans to re-learn piano in the near future.

Dr. Mary Jane Bateman


Dr Mary-Jane Bateman is delighted to be spending time in Wagga Wagga sharing her 35 years of dental experience with our Green Apple Dentistry patients. Mary-Jane has lived in Sydney and worked extensively with the University of Sydney Faculty of Dentistry. She has an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of general dentistry.

In recent years Mary-Jane has worked in dentistry for periods of time in regional and more remote areas and has come to love and appreciate all that the Australian countryside has to offer.

Her passion for dentistry and genuine concern for providing optimum care have endeared her to us and we welcome existing and new patients to experience her expertise.

Annabel Palmer

Oral Health Therapist (Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist)

Annabel Palmer is a passionate and caring Oral Health Therapist who graduated from Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga in 2011. Since graduating Annabel has practiced in Melbourne, Wagga Wagga and Orange as well as venturing to Edinburgh, Scotland. We welcome her breadth of experience back again at Green Apple Dentistry.

Committed to helping her patients achieve lifelong oral health, Annabel places a strong emphasis on oral health education and the importance it plays in everyday life. Annabel loves observing how both good oral health and cosmetic treatment can have a positive impact on her patients’ lives and also loves working with young children to help build their dental confidence.

Annabel takes pride in her professional development by regularly updating her knowledge & skills. Annabel’s leisure time is often spent with family and friends, travelling and playing netball.

Tessa Godbee

Merryn Buckmaster

Oral Health Therapist (Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist)

Merryn joined the professional team at Green Apple Dentistry as an Oral Health Therapist after completing her studies at CSU where she was awarded the ADOHTA prize for outstanding performance. She has volunteered her dental skills with time spent in Cambodia.

Merryn brings many years of experience with children through her time as a swimming instructor and is passionate about creating positive experiences in the dental setting for all her patients. She has a warm and nurturing demeanour which assists in making a dental visit much less daunting, particularly for younger children. Her focus is on preventative dental care and the promotion of optimum dental health for all ages.

Meryn grew up in Albury and is keen to provide oral health care in regional areas. Her interests include playing water polo and netball and spending time with her family, friends and her dogs Archie & Lulu.

Tessa Hamblin

Oral Health Therapist (Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist)

Tessa Hamblin completed a Bachelor of Oral Health at Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga, specialising in children’s dentistry and periodontal hygiene. 

Tessa was born and raised in Narrandera and worked at Green Apple Dentistry as a dental assistant prior to and during her university studies. Tessa commenced treating patients at Green Apple Dentistry on completion of her studies and has built many long standing relationships and an easy rapport with many of our patients over her many years here. 

Tessa has also volunteered her time to provide dental treatment for disadvantaged communities in Cambodia. 

Tessa has a strong focus on the oral cavity and its connection with the whole body, increasing the overall health outcomes of her patients. She is committed to working with children and promoting good oral health practices from a young age.