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Meet the Team Newstead

Whether you’re located in Fortitude Valley, New Farm or the Newstead area, our experienced team has many years of collective experience and is proud to support our local community in achieving their oral health goals.

Dr Matt Pagliano - Lead Dentist

Dr Matt Pagliano

Lead Dentist

Dr Matt Pagliano is a very caring and attentive dentist. His two dental passions are aesthetics and oral hygiene; he wants you to have a beautiful healthy mouth and believes this is achievable for everyone regardless of past history. He feels no one should be embarrassed of their teeth when they come to see him, he can’t wait to make you feel happy about your smile. Matt is very thorough and will do his utmost to give you all the information you need to maintain your perfect teeth.

Dr Ala Michalewska - Dentist

Dr Ala Michalewska


Dr Ala Michalewska has rapidly built a reputation as a gentle and thoughtful clinician who endeavours to deliver the best possible dental care to her patients. She knows how important it is to listen and have knowledge of the patient’s concerns and previous experiences in order to understand your unique dental needs and to turn dental treatment into a positive experience.

Dr Ariel Shih - Dentist

Dr Ariel Shih


Dr Ariel Shih graduated from Bachelor of Dental Surgery at James Cook University with the Pierre Fauchard Award for academic excellence and leadership. She is fluent in Chinese Mandarin, Taiwanese as well as English.

Dr Ersan Karadeniz - Dentist

Dr Ersan Karadeniz


Dr Ersan Karadeniz completed his Bachelor of Dentistry at Hacettepe University, one of the most prestigious universities in Turkey before moving to Sydney to embark into a Doctor of Philosophy in Orthodontics at the University of Sydney where he was awarded a PhD in Orthodontics in 2011. In 2012, he returned to Turkey to fulfill clinical training in Orthodontics at Karadeniz Technical University where he also worked as Assistant Professor in Orthodontics until 2017.

Dr Daniel Leung - Dentist

Dr Daniel Leung


Dr Daniel dedicates himself to providing his patients the highest standard of care, delivered in a gentle and caring approach. He understands that dentistry is not just about teeth, but also about looking after his patients as a whole.

Dr Mayra Salvati - Dentist

Dr Mayra Salvati


Mayra completed her dentistry degree in 2008 in Brazil, her home country. She then moved to the UK where she concluded a Masters Program in Dental Public Health at UCL. Mayra is passionate about dentistry, and the time spent studying has given her a unique insight to dentistry, specifically how oral health can significantly improve the general quality of life of her patients. She believes in a holistic dental approach and is committed to developing an honest and friendly relationship with her patients to ultimately help them to achieve the smile they deserve and improve their quality of life. Following the completion of her studies in the UK, Mayra moved to Adelaide where she obtained an Advanced Diploma in Oral Health with the focus on Preventative Dentistry and treatment of gum disease. Mayra moved to the Brisbane in 2013 where she successfully passed the dental board exams and became fully qualified dentist and member of the Australian Dental Association.

Dr Laura Truong - Dentist

Dr Laura Truong


Dr Laura completed her studies at Griffith University, graduating with a Bachelor of Oral Health (Dental Science) and a Graduate Diploma of Dentistry. She has always had a passion for art and science, which is what inspired her to purse a career in dentistry.

Alice Nolland - Oral Health Therapist

Alice Nolland

Oral Health Therapist

Alice Nolland is a passionate Oral Health Therapist who uses the newest technology to deliver gentle and thorough dental treatment. Alice is enthusiastic about dental education for everyone of all ages and enjoys doing education demonstrations and answering dental questions. Alice is dual qualified with a Bachelor of Oral Health and Therapy from the University of Newcastle. Outside of work, Alice loves adventure, anime, gaming, and her Maine Coon cat, Milim.

Kylie Saint - Oral Health Therapist

Kylie Saint

Oral Health Therapist

Our Dental Hygienist Kylie has over 20 years dental experience. She has gained extensive dental experience in both the public sector as well as private practice. She is uniquely qualified to aid with the management of oral disease, focusing on periodontal health and education.

Zoe Shih - Oral Health Therapist

Zoe Shih

Oral Health Therapist

A gentle, approachable and caring Oral Health Therapist focused on preventive dentistry and helping you and your family maintain your smiles. Zoe graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Queensland dental school in 2014. Upon graduating, Zoe worked with Queensland Health School Dental Services in the Wide Bay region where she gained great experience in managing young children.

“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