Dr Ryan Heggie 


Originally from Adelaide, Ryan graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Adelaide University) in 2001. In addition, he also holds two postgraduate diplomas in general dentistry and oral implants.

Ryan is no stranger to the west, having served the area for more than 15 years in Cobar, Nyngan and more recently Dubbo. During this time he has acquired a broad range of skills and experience. As a dentist Ryan considers himself to be gentle, genuine, pragmatic and committed to providing quality outcomes - first time, every time.

Ryan's particular areas of interest are orthodontics and implants, though he has experience with wisdom teeth removal, cosmetic procedures, and all other aspects of dentistry. He enjoys attending CPD courses around the country to keep in touch with recent developments in dentistry.

In his spare time, Ryan loves to fly, listen to music, and of course spend time with his young family. He and his wife Michelle have  three young children who attend Macquarie Anglican Grammar School in Dubbo. He holds a Commercial Pilot Licence with Instrument Rating and is a volunteer pilot for Angel Flight. As a musician he has travelled Australia, New Zealand and the USA playing concerts on the Theatre Pipe Organ and is an associate of the AMEB. 

Dr Charles Thompson


Hailing from Brewarrina, Charlie graduated with a Bachelor of Dentistry (Honours) from the University of Sydney in 2014. He moved to Cobar with his wife Caroline, who is also a dentist, in 2015 who also wanted to escape the city and service Western New South Wales. They have loved every day since.

Given the vast distances to the nearest dental specialists Charlie has acquired a skill set rapidly to be able to solve problems for his patients to save them the long travel times. Charlie considers himself patient, kind and caring and always willing to lend an ear to his patients presenting problems.

Charlie enjoys restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, endodontics and orthodontics and has a broad range of skills in all other areas of dentistry. He is a member of the Australian Dental Association and frequently attends meetings and courses to stay abreast of the exciting changes in the dental world.

In his spare time Charlie enjoys spending time with his two young children, gardening and raising money for various charitable organisations he is involved with in Cobar.

Dr Elizabeth Armitage


Dr. Elizabeth Armitage was born and bred in Dubbo and studied at CSU graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Science. In addition she also holds Bachelors in Oral Hygiene and Health Science 

After initially practicing elsewhere in the western region Liz took on a position at Nyngan Dental’s sister surgery Dubbo Dental. While Liz was very keen to get back in her hometown of Dubbo she is also excited to have the opportunity to offer our patients of Nyngan Dental and the greater western region the best possible dental care she can. Dr. Armitage will be the first ever female dentist to practice in Nyngan and Dr. Ryan Heggie is thrilled to be the one to provide this opportunity to not only Liz but also to the community itself.


Liz is passionate about oral health promotion and prevention and strives to ensure her patients understand the important association between oral health and general health. Liz enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and is constantly looking to improve her skills with continued education.Liz believes developing long term relationships with her patients is of utmost importance to facilitate optimum outcomes and the best possible smiles. She strives to maintain a relaxing environment for all patients both young and old to ensure a comfortable stress free experience every time.


On a personal note, Liz is looking forward to being closer to home and getting to spend more time with family and friends. She has a love for horses, country music, good coffee and has a passion for adventure and the outdoors.

Narelle Spears

Practice Manager

Jessica Bennett

Assistant Practice Manager

Carly Rose

Dental Assistant