Dr. Peter Hell
Dr Peter Hell is passionate about his work and the PH Prosthodontics philosophy of assisting patients to achieve functional teeth and smiles for as long as required no matter what challenges the past might have brought. An instigator of routine assessment of dental anxiety, Dr Hell believes strongly in making patients as comfortable as they would like to achieve their desired outcomes.
With broad international experience, Dr Hell has been in dental practice for nearly 30 years. He has practiced in the UK, where he undertook postgraduate restorative training at the renowned Eastman Dental Hospital, then worked in Vietnam and New Zealand before emigrating to Australia in 2004 to train as a specialist prosthodontist in Sydney.
Dr Hell has developed a rare understanding of both the potential of traditional prosthodontic techniques and the value of the latest methods and materials. Treatment may involve a range of modalities from minimal intervention preventative strategies to enable long-term function through to high-end cosmetically optimal reconstructions. Beautifully restored teeth display the teamwork of clinical excellence and the artistry of talented ceramists with whom Dr’s Hell and Hotinski have strong relationships.
Dr Hell has a particular interest in dental implant surgery, with a focus on surgery planned and executed to provide predictable, maintainable foundations for beautiful, functional replacement teeth. With a research interest in long term outcomes on full jaw implant supported teeth Dr Hell has an excellent understanding of risk factors and how to help his patients achieve success.
Dr Hell is active in the dental profession and is a regular invited speaker at dental meetings both locally and interstate. He is a former President of the Australian Prosthodontic Society (South Australian Branch) and has current membership with the International Team for Implantology, Australian Dental Association, Australasian Osseointegration Society, and the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Prosthodontists. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
Dr Hell is married and enjoys spending his time out with his wife Gretchen, daughter Mirella and four sons Max, Sebastian, Harry, and Freddie. Peter’s interests apart from his family and prosthodontics include cycling, photography and travel.
Dr. Elena Hotinski
Dr Hotinski grew up in Perth and originally graduated from The University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Dental Science. After working in private practice in Perth, she then relocated to Adelaide. It was here she completed a further three years of training, receiving her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry from The University of Adelaide to qualify as a specialist prosthodontist.
Dr Hotinski enjoys working together with her patients to deliver optimal dental care, which is individualised to best suit their particular needs. She has interest in all aspects of prosthodontics, including the replacement of missing teeth with dental implants, complex restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and challenging denture cases. She is also well equipped and experienced in treating the highly anxious patient.
Dr Hotinski is the current president of the Australian Prosthodontic Society (South Australian branch), and a member of the Australian Dental Association, the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Prosthodontists, and the Australasian Osseointegration Society. She keeps up to date with the latest in dental research, and is a published author herself, being awarded the APS Education & Research Grant during her postgraduate studies. As well as research, Dr Hotinski regularly attends ongoing clinical education lectures, conferences and workshops to be up to date with the latest techniques and advancements in dentistry. She is regularly invited to give lectures to both general dentists and fellow specialists, and is extensively involved in the teaching of undergraduate dental students at The University of Adelaide.
Dr Hotinski is recently married and is mother to her spoodle puppy Rupert. Ellie’s other interests apart from her family and prosthodontics include travel, beach walks, and snow skiing.
Kaleigh commenced her career as a dental assistant in general practice in Broken Hill in 2010. She made the move to specialist practice in 2013 working alongside Dr Peter Hell. During her career, she briefly relocated to Perth for 18 months during which time she gained further experience assisting alongside another specialist prosthodontist.
Kaleigh returned to PH Pros in 2017 and hasn’t looked back! She loves genuinely getting to know our patients and how involved she gets to be in their often life changing dental transformations. Her boundless energy and enthusiasm for her work is guaranteed to put even the most anxious patients at ease.
Outside work she loves spending time with her partner and beloved dog Brian. She is very much looking forward to becoming a first-time mother later this year and of course returning to work with our PH Pros team!
Thao was born and bred in Adelaide, completing her Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Adelaide in 2010. She began her career in a general dental practice in Darwin where she gained extensive experience in both general practice hygiene and dental therapy before returning home to Adelaide in 2015.
She commenced work in specialist practice alongside Dr Peter Hell in 2016 and since then has had a very active role in educating and maintaining our dental implant patients. She also has a very involved behind-the-scenes role, handling all patient communication matters and coordinating appointment scheduling.
Outside of work Thao loves spending time with her partner and adopted pup BMO. She has a keen interest in food and cooking, and also has quite the green thumb when it comes to her indoor plants and succulents.
Briana was born and raised in the Adelaide Hills and is one of our more recent staff additions, joining the PH Pros team in 2018 where she very quickly fell in love with our amazing passion for dentistry.
In 2019, she completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting and has since been working side by side with Dr Hotinski to provide patients with detail-oriented care of the highest quality. She loves interacting with people on a daily basis in both a clinical and administrative role, offering care and support wherever she can to ensure every visit is as comfortable as possible.
Outside of work she is a busy and active mum to her gorgeous daughter. They love their nature walks around the Adelaide Hills and tending to their pet chickens.
As our newest team member and with over 35 years of experience in the dental industry, Heidi brings a wealth of knowledge to PH Pros. With a career beginning as a dental assistant in both general and specialist practice, for the last 20 years Heidi has had a focus on prosthodontics and implant surgery, serving as a clinical, implant, and surgical coordinator.
Having previously worked with Dr Hell, Dr Hotinski and Kaleigh, we are excited to welcome her back to the team! Communication and care are key values that she brings to assist clinicians, auxiliary staff and patients alike. She is a versatile team member with a caring, understanding, and professional attitude.
Born and raised in South Australia, living by the beach in her early years has given her a love of the outdoors and its beauty. Family life includes her husband, two adult children and some mischievous spoodles. Heidi also has a love of cooking and baking, concerts, listening to music, yoga and travel.