About Booragoon Dental Clinic

At Booragoon Dental Clinic, our staff provide complete dental care with the highest standard of treatment, tailored specifically to each individual client. We will strive to understand your needs and exceed your expectations.

Our technical service providers are, we believe, the best in Perth.

We understand how important your smile and your teeth are for your self esteem. It is a responsibility we all take very seriously.


Dr Russell Fine BSc BDSc (WA)

Russell is the owner and head dentist here at Booragoon Dental Clinic. He was born in Cardiff, Wales and moved out to Australia as a child. He graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Sciences (BSc) in 1991. He subsequently decided to pursue a degree in dentistry and graduated with his Bachelor of Dental Sciences (BDSc) in 1996. He is registered with the Dental Board of Australia as a General Dentist only and not a specialist orthodontist.

For the last 15 years Russell has been consolidating this degree by furthering his career and gaining qualifications in various aspects within dentistry including Implant Dentistry, Snoring and Sleep Dentistry, and Invisalign. Russell is very proactive in keeping his practice up to date with the most recent dental advancements. He is an active member of the ADA (Australian Dental Association). He is a State and Federal executive council officer for the AOS (Australasian Osseointegration Society). He is also a member of the ASID (Australian Society of Implant Dentistry), the ASP (Australian Society of Periodontology) and the ASA (Australian Sleep Association).

Russell has a keen interest in Sedation Dentistry and treating phobic patients. His other main interests include implant and reconstructive dentistry, and various cosmetic procedures to enhance patient’s smiles.

Outside of work Russell enjoys spending time with his family. He is happily married to Jennifer and they have two young sons. Russell is also an avid gardener.


Dr David O’Dowling BDS NUI (Hons)

David moved to Australia from Ireland in 2006 after graduating with honors in the BDS (Bachelor Dental Surgery) degree from the National University of Ireland (University College of Cork). Of note, in his final year, David also was awarded the Noel Hayes Award for Oral Surgery and the award from the British Undergraduate Society for Restorative Dentistry. In 2005 David was also accepted as a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association for project work on molar/incisor hypomineralisation.

David has been with this practice since early 2008 and has proven himself to be an excellent addition to this clinic. Whilst being here David has actively taken steps to further his career by qualifying in both Implant placement and Invisalign. He has a keen interest in surgical procedures, including implant placement and wisdom teeth extractions. He also enjoys the cosmetic aspect of dentistry, including veneers, crowns and bridges.

Outside of work, David is a keen sportsman. In his youth, he has represented Ireland on an international level in swimming having attended the European Youth Olympics. Today he has a keen interest in Crossfit and in 2011 participated in the world games as part of a team.


Dr Alma Creaven BDS NUI (Hons)

Alma moved to Australia from Ireland in August 2012. She graduated with honours in the BDS (Bachelor Dental Surgery) from the National University of Ireland (University College Cork). Alma achieved results that placed her within the top 5% of her year.

Alma joined the practice in September 2012. Her plans for the future include furthering her dental education by completing examinations to be accepted into the Royal College of Surgeons, participating in the gIDE international implant course and undertaking training to provide Invisalign to patients.

Alma is from a family of 4, all of whom have and are studying dentistry. Alma is an avid sport enthusiast having completed a large number of road races. She also enjoys reading, volunteering at a dog shelter and spending time at the beach.