Experienced Dental Professionals In Ballina.

The team at Ballina Coast Dental is dedicated to meeting all your dental needs in a relaxing, professional and caring environment. With years of experience, each and every member of our team follows the highest standard of quality procedures. When you choose Ballina Coast Dental, you can expect highly skilled and quality service each and every time.

Please continue reading below to meet the members of our dental team.


Steve Htay

BDS (University of Manchester)


Steve enjoys general family dentistry and gets great satisfaction from working with the patients at Ballina Coast Dental to provide a bespoke, oral health treatment plan.


Steve qualified in 2000 as a Dentist in the UK where he grew up, working in both private and NHS practices. After working in both Australia and New Zealand, Steve decided to move permanently to Australia in 2009.


Steve worked as a Dentist in Sydney for six years, until relocating up the coast to Ballina in 2016 when he purchased the practice from Steve Shelton. In Australia, Steve has enjoyed exciting and varied assignments with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Northern Queensland, two assignments as Dentist for the Australian Defence Force in the Solomon Islands, and tutoring dental students at the University of Sydney School of Dentistry.


When not at work, or on a course to learn new dental techniques, Steve enjoys exploring the Northern Rivers region with his wife and daughter.

Marnie Hannon

Oral Health Therapist


Marnie has recently joined the practice as an Oral Health Therapist and has jumped right in with helping the community by holding fun, educational sessions for local preschools. Marnie graduated from the University of Sydney in 2016, with a Bachelor of Oral Health degree.