We are passionate about providing first class dental care which starts with our amazing dentists. Read on to find out more about our experienced and professional dentists at Pacific Smiles Dental, Gladesville.
Dr Aoife McDonnell, originally from Ireland, obtained her honours degree in Dental Science from Trinity College Dublin in 2011. Since then she has gained valuable experience in the UK and Australia, both in private practice and hospital dentistry.
In 2013 she received Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Dr McDonnell likes to keep up to date with current evidence based practice by attending regular courses.
Aoife has been working with Pacific Smiles Dental since 2015 and more recently at our centre in Gladesville. She has a preventative and conservative approach to dentistry. Her special interests lie in restorative dentistry, root canal treatment and she is also great with anxious patients and children.
In her free time, Aoife enjoys travelling, going to the beach and running. Her most recent achievement was completing the Blackmores Sydney Marathon 2017.
Dr Andrew Dean graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2010. He spent 2 years in General Dental Practice in Stirling, Scotland, where he also carried out his Vocational Dental Training Certificate. During his time there, he was proud to receive the ‘Herd Medal’ for best patient case presentation in the region, as well as co-authoring a number of international journal papers in paediatric (kids) dentistry.
Andrew is now enjoying his 6th year as part of the team at Pacific Smiles Dental Gladesville. He is enthusiastic about providing good quality general dental care to patients of all ages and dental backgrounds. In particular, he loves to work with nervous patients and those who may have special care needs. He also enjoys collaborating with local specialists on both simple and complex cases involving dental implants.
Over the years he has made four very fulfilling trips to Southern Africa with the UK charity Bridge2Aid, spending 2 weeks each time training rural healthcare workers in dental extraction techniques in areas of desperate need. On his last trip he carried out the role of Assistant Site Clinical Lead Dentist. He is currently planning his next trip.
Other than teeth, Andrews’s passion in life is wine. He is a fully qualified wine sommelier (WSET Level 3 with Distinction, August 2016) and is particularly passionate about the Australian wine landscape and wine education.
Dr Tina Sangha BDS
Dr Tina Sangha is Sydney born and raised and a University of Adelaide graduate. She has spent time working in the public sector in both Adelaide and Sydney before joining the team at Pacific Smiles Dental Gladesville. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and prides herself in making her patients' dental experience as relaxed and pleasurable as possible.
Tina strongly believes that dental treatment should focus on the effects it will have on a patient’s entire wellbeing and strives to treat her patients with the care and comfort that she would provide to her own family.
In her spare time, Tina enjoys group fitness classes, baking and spending time with her family, friends and boisterous Labrador!
Dr Shweta Gulvady was raised in Sydney, and moved to South Australia where she obtained a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide. She is registered with the Australian Dental Board and is a member of the Australian Dental Association. After graduating, Shweta has spent time working in both rural and metro NSW as a general dentist.
Shweta enjoys practising all aspects of dentistry, and particularly enjoys working with children and nervous patients. She takes time to get to know all her patients and does her best to make the experience individualised, comfortable and stress-free!
In her spare time, Shweta enjoys reading, rock climbing and is an enthusiastic foodie who is always keen to try new things.
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