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 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 and two assignments as Dentist for the Australian Defence Force in the Solomon Islands.


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.

Stephen J Shelton

BDS (University of Sydney)


Stephen graduated Sydney University in 1979. He moved to Ballina to be closer to the beach and fell in love with the place. For Stephen, living here is like being on a permanent holiday. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry, but especially cosmetic procedures that improve a patient’s self-confidence.


Stephen enjoys keeping up to date and using high tech dentistry, but most of all just enjoys helping patients to improve their dental health. His gauge of success is seeing his patients returning for their regular check ups with no dental problems!


Outside of dentistry, Stephen enjoys travelling, most sports but especially golf, snow skiing and surfing. He enjoys keeping fit by jogging or going to the gym most days.

Kylie Winney



Kylie joined the practice as a Hygienist in 2015 after moving to the Northern Rivers region from Yeppoon, Queensland.


Kylie has over 19 years experience in dentistry. She started in Oral Health Therapy, working in the School Dental Service in both NSW & QLD. Kylie then found her passion in dental hygiene, and returned to study in Adelaide in 2002. Her extensive experience ranges from working in specialist practices with Periodontists & Orthodontists, as well as servicing nursing homes & general dentistry.


Kylie’s sense of compassion and gentle nature is evident in her work, ensuring a positive experience for people in all phases of life.


Kylie and her husband have two school aged boys, and they are kept very busy outside of work with soccer, football, water polo & surf club. Kylie is a keen distance runner and is also starting to take an interest in triathlons and cycling. She does enjoy time out at the beach with her husband and the boys, or camping as well.