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Meet the Team Mawson Lakes

Our team of professional dentists, dental hygienists and dental therapists are friendly, caring and highly experienced, so you can relax and enjoy top quality dental treatments that are carefully tailored to you.

Dr Peter Nguyen - Dentist

Dr Peter Nguyen

Lead Dentist

Dr Peter Nguyen studied locally, graduating from the University of Adelaide in 2015. Working in a rural setting has allowed him to increase his scope of practice and has fostered a strong focus on preventative dentistry. His caring and gentle manner is appreciated and respected by patients. In his spare time Peter enjoys golf, soccer and playing the guitar.

Dr Anu Singla - Dentist

Dr Anu Singla


Dr Anu Singla graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) Degree In 2006 and has been gaining extensive dental experience and knowledge since. She fulfilled her ambition by continuing studies to graduate with the Australian Dental council.

Dr Emma Freeman - Dentist

Dr Emma Freeman


Dr Emma Freeman graduated from the University of Adelaide with awards from the Australian Society of Orthodontists and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. She has since practiced on the Spencer Gulf before joining the team at National Dental Care, Mawson Lakes. She enjoys practising all fields of dentistry and gains satisfaction from providing patients with high quality care.

Dr Maree Bicopoulos - Dentist

Dr Maree Bicopoulos


I graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Dentistry and have worked in Canberra, Darwin and Wagga Wagga. I enjoy all aspects of dentistry and have special interests in oral surgery, cosmetic dentistry and treating nervous patients and children.

Dr Pamreet Kaur - Dentist

Dr Parmeet Kaur


Dr Parmeet Kaur is an experienced, passionate and hardworking general dentist with special interests in cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
She graduated from India in 2013 and has completed numerous continuing education programs to refine her skills as a dentist.

Dr Parmeet is an active member of the Australian Dental Association and is willing to learn new skills to deliver her patients the appropriate dental care. She performs a wide range of dental treatment and preventive care by motivating and educating patients.

Dr Parmeet loves to serve the patient community by providing a painless experience in a comfortable and relaxing environment. She puts the patient first and believes a ‘healthy smile needs good dental care which comes from strong patient trust and honest treatment planning'.

Dr Rafael Dance-Hooi - Dentist

Dr Rafael Dance-Hooi


Rafael was born and raised in Adelaide and graduated with his Bachelor Of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide in 2013. During his practicing career he has enjoyed many diverse working environments that have expanded his knowledge and skills. His time working in an Emergency Clinic has developed his ability to relieve his patients’ discomfort in a caring and timely manner. His role as a tutor at the University of Adelaide has kept his skills and knowledge up to date with current science.

Rafael also attends regular professional development seminars to build upon his clinical skills and keep up to date with advances in dental science and technology.
Rafael has particular interest in the areas of cosmetic and restorative dentistry, where he enjoys the satisfaction of rebuilding smiles and renewing confidence and comfort along the way. Outside of work Rafael enjoys soccer, hiking and spending time with family and friends.

Dr Ranu Acharya - Periodontist

Dr Ranu Acharya


Dr Ranu Acharya is an exceptional oral health care professional with over 15 years of experience in Australia and abroad. She has worked in public hospitals, private practices, and prestigious universities across Victoria, Queensland, and South Australia. After achieving her qualification of Primary Dental Sciences in 2018, she completed her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry with distinction in Periodontics from Griffith University in 2022, publishing groundbreaking research on dental implant survival rates in the International Journal of Biomedical and Advance Research (IJBAR). These achievements underscore her commitment to advancing dentistry and her expertise in periodontics. Dr Acharya is highly skilled in periodontics and has expertise in managing periodontal disease, soft tissue grafting, hard tissue augmentation procedures, and implant dentistry. She is a compassionate practitioner who utilises cutting-edge technologies to optimise periodontal health and provide personalised treatment. Dr Acharya is a distinguished achiever with numerous qualifications and memberships in esteemed dental associations, including the Australian Dental Association (ADA), Australian Society of Periodontology (ASP), Australia and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists (ANZAP), and International Team of Implantology (ITI). By selecting Dr Ranu Acharya, you are choosing a compassionate and highly skilled dental professional who is committed to improving your periodontal health and preserving your teeth for a lifetime.

Dr Ribia Riat - Dentist

Dr Ribia Riat


Dr Riat has worked in the dental field for 15 years. Ribia has a keen interest in promoting healthy dental habits. She believes in caring for every patient as family, providing comfort and trust alongside their treatment needs.

Elma Cancar - Oral Health Therapist

Elma Cancar

Oral Health Therapist

Elma Cancar graduated from The University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Oral Health Degree (OHT). She is dual qualified to work as a Dental Therapist which includes preventive and restorative work for children up to age of 18 and as a Hygienist for all ages.

Mai Nguyen - Oral Health Therapist

Mai Nguyen

Oral Health Therapist

Mai Nguyen completed her Bachelor in Oral Health in 2019 at the University of Adelaide. Mai has a gentle approach towards her patients and aims to provide a relaxed environment where patients of all ages feel comfortable and at ease.

Truc Lam - Oral Health Therapist

Truc Lam

Oral Health Therapist

Truc Lam completed a Bachelor of Oral health in 2010 from Adelaide University.

Rachel Vorakoumane

Oral Health Therapist

Dr Zahraa Albarki


Dr Zahraa Albarki completed a Master of Dentistry at Griffith University on the Gold Coast and made the move to Adelaide to continue her speciality training in Orthodontics, which she is currently undertaking.

Muyeser Tunc


Muyeser Tunc is a new addition to our team. She is a registered Dental Hygienist, having graduated from the Advanced Diploma of Oral Health at Tafe SA.

Dr Anushri Pillai


Dr Anushri Pillai completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences in India in 2012.

“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