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Meet the Team Darwin

Our experienced and diverse team includes a range of specialists and highly skilled practitioners - including an Orthodontist and an Implantologist - ready to assist with even the most complex of dental needs.

Dr Sanjay Hirekodi

Lead Dentist

Sanjay is the lead dentist at NDC here in Darwin. He qualified as a dentist in 1991 and has had over 30 years experience serving various communities.

Dr Aaron Tamayo - Dentist

Dr Aaron Tamayo


Obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in James Cook University in Cairns, Queensland in 2013. He then went on to work in both private and public dental clinics. He has undergone additional training on aesthetic dentistry, endodontics and implants.

Dr Abida Kausar - Dentist

Dr Abida Kausar


Dr Abida Kausar joined our team in Darwin after working as a dentist for over 13 years in England. After graduating from Mangalore university in India with distinction, she migrated to the UK. During her tenure as a dentist in UK her strong commitment to high quality dental care is reflected in her obtaining MJDF degree from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of England in 2008. The experience that she has gathered over the years is her key strength in delivering safe patient-centred dental care; ranging from prevention and early detection of oral and dental issues, to delivering high quality holistic comprehensive oral health care in a very calm and caring manner.

Dr Marcio Maia - Dentist

Dr Marcio Maia


Dr Marcio Maia has 17+ years of dental experience and a keen interest in research and teaching. He obtained a Bachelor of Dentistry in 2006 and pursued further studies in Endodontics and Implant Dentistry, becoming a specialist in both fields in Brazil.

Dr Nancy Saunders-Clay


Dr Peter Tobia


Peter completed his BDS degree in Oral Surgery and Dental Medicine in Egypt and then obtained his Australian Dental qualifications in July 2021.

Dr Priyanka Fernando


Dr Priyanka Fernando graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Dr Sven Jensen - Orthodontist

Dr Sven Jensen


Dr Sven is a Specialist Orthodontist from Adelaide with a passion for clear aligners such as Invisalign. After graduating from Dentistry in 2012 and working in Tasmania, he returned to Adelaide to specialise in Orthodontics. Along with working in private practice in Adelaide, Dr Sven works in the Craniofacial Unit at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital as well as holding a lecturing position at the University of Adelaide. He is proud to offer services to the greater Darwin area and as a keen hiker, he can’t wait to explore the top end.

Dr Twinkle Amin - Dentist

Dr Twinkle Amin


Dr Twinkle offers a complete range of dental treatments. She has a particular focus on preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. She enjoys treating the whole family – from kids to grandparents and everyone between. She believes that continuing education is vital to ensuring her patients receive the most contemporary and optimal dental care. Dr Twinkle began her journey as a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from India and then continued on to complete her Dentistry Accreditation with Australian Dental Council (ADC). She has been gaining experience in private practices since 2019 in New South Wales

Adelle MacMahon


Adelle is passionate about Oral Health and has been in the dental field for the past 14 years. She particularly likes dental hygiene as it's all about preventing problems, and she loves to give her patients the education and tips they need to maintain a healthy mouth at home and learn to love their teeth! In her spare time Adelle is interested in anything sailing related and the great outdoors in general. Adelle is looking forward to meeting you for your next dental appointment.

Gloria Vergara - Hygienist

Gloria Vergara


I was an overseas dental practitioner and moved to Adelaide in 2012 to complete my studies. I have been in the dental industry for over a decade. I am patient and understanding with all patients and their dental fears. I am very gentle and passionate in my job to educate patients about good oral health.

“We have put a lot of thought into how we can change the way Australians think about dental so we've developed our practices with you at the heart of everything we do. Our dentists, therapists, and hygienist are highly qualified and experienced, our practices are relaxed and professional, and our equipment and technology are state-of-the-art.”

Dr Antony Benedetto

Chair of the Clinical Advisory Committee