Meet the Team
The team at Hastings Family Dental Care are highly skilled professionals who genuinely care about you and their standard of service. Our team of dentists, hygienists, therapists, front office and clinical coordinators, receive extensive, ongoing professional development and training to ensure they always deliver the highest standard of care.
Dr Shehan (Andrew) Abeysinghe
Andrew was born in London, but migrated to Melbourne in his infant years. He graduated from The School of Dental Science at Melbourne University in 2008 and during his five years of clinical practice there, he provided dental services for patients at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne and various community clinics in Melbourne, Shepparton and Darwin.
Andrew has been part of the Hastings Family Dental Care team since February 2009 and became the Principal Dentist in May 2015. He is a firm believer in preventative and conservative dentistry. He also enjoys aesthetic dentistry, with a special interest in restoring smiles and veneering.
In his spare time, Andrew is a keen sportsman especially with cricket, golf and AFL, and is a diehard West Coast fan.
Dr Tom Feehely
Tom was born and raised in Cork, Ireland. He gained his BDS from the
University College Cork in 1990. Having worked in the UK for a couple of years, Tom migrated to Australia in the early 90's. Having worked in northern NSW and country Victoria Tom settled on the Mornington Peninsula and he bought his first practice in Blairgowrie. Tom gained his graduate certificate in dentistry from the University of Adelaide in 2001.
Seeking new pastures, Tom sold his practice and with his family moved back to Ireland in 2002. They returned in 2005. Tom obtained his Fellowship from the International College of
Continuing Dental Education in May 2009. He is passionate about all aspects of dentistry and embraces new ideas and technology.
Tom has four young kids and they enjoy spending time at the local footy club and fishing.
Dr Alan Yeong
Alan was born and raised in Malaysia and completed his secondary schooling with a VCE in Melbourne. He went on to do his tertiary study at Sydney University from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1994.
Following his graduation, Alan moved to Singapore where he owned two dental practices, was involved with the Ethics Committee and completed post-graduate courses in orthodontics and implantology.
Alan obtained his fellowships from the International College of Continuing Dental Education in 1997 by examination in orthodontics and from the International College of Dentists in 2005 for his contribution as Chair in the Ethics Committee.
In 2005 Alan and his wife Ainee, decided to move to Melbourne to raise his young family of three children. He joined Hastings Family Dental Care in 2007.
In his spare time, he volunteers for The Royal Flying Doctors Service and currently, he is also involved with the ADA mentoring program for younger dentists.
Outside dentistry, he practices Aikido and also enjoys being a flight instructor at Peninsula Aero Club (Tyabb airfield).
Dr James Fernando
James was born in Melbourne and studied at the University of Melbourne. He graduated with Honours and was awarded the Mervyn Townsend Prize for Orthodontics.
Before joining the practice, James provided dental treatment at the Royal Dental Hospital Melbourne and at various community health centres across Victoria. He joined Hastings Family Dental Care in February 2010.
James has visited Cambodia twice as a volunteer providing dental treatment for disadvantaged children. He and his nurse Liz were granted this opportunity through the M'Lop Tapang organisation and found it to be a most rewarding experience. Toothbrushes and toothpastes were generously donated for the Cambodian children from a local school near Hastings Family Dental Care.
James has experience in all fields of dentistry, with a special interest in preventive dentistry. When he's not in the surgery, he enjoys playing the guitar and is a keen soccer fan.
James is currently completing a PhD at the University of Melbourne that focuses on tooth remineralisation and the prevention of tooth decay. Due to his study commitments he is working one day a week though very much enjoys being part of the Hastings Family Dental Care team.