National Dental Care · NSW


Suite 4, 175 Rusden Street Armidale NSW 2350

Preferred Providers

defence health

We accept all major health funds!

Payment Plans

0% interest for 24 months

Opening Hours

monday 8.00am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 8.00am - 5.30pm
Wednesday 8.00am - 5.30pm
Thursday 8.00am - 5.30pm
friday 8.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 8.00am - 1.00pm
sunday Closed

Languages Spoken

English Persian Punjabi Hindi Urdu

More Information

  • Parking Available (on site)
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Meet the Team

Our highly trained team of dentists and therapists at National Dental Care, Armidale, are not only passionate about your oral health, but your total body health and wellbeing. We are committed to making sure that your long term dental health is maintained at an optimum level.


Our Dental Providers & Assistants

Alison Nguyen

Alison Nguyen

Oral Health Therapist ● BOH
Carol Chambers

Carol Chambers

Oral Health Therapist ● Grad Dip Dent TH, Grad Dip OHP
Faraz Hedayat Seresht

Dr Faraz Hedayat Seresht

Dentist ● DDS
Ricky Sandhu

Dr Ricky Sandhu

Lead Dentist ● BDS
Teresa Mao

Dr Teresa Mao

Dentist ● BDS
Alison Nguyen

Alison Nguyen

Oral Health Therapist  |  BOH

My name is Alison and I graduated from the University of Sydney from the Bachelor of Oral Health in 2016. Upon graduating, I was selected to participate in a program that worked to provide dental treatment and oral health education to Aboriginal communities in Inverell and the surrounding areas. Not yet wanting to return to Sydney (to the dismay of my parents), I then joined NDC Armidale. I strive to provide my patients with the best and most tailored dental experience, and enjoy working with them to improve and maintain their oral health. Outside of dental I enjoy watching tv shows, spending time with family and friends, playing with other people’s pets and my newfound interest in photography.

Carol Chambers

Carol Chambers

Oral Health Therapist  |  Grad Dip Dent TH, Grad Dip OHP

I have been working as a Dental Therapist since 1980, and have enjoyed every part. I worked in the Hunter New England Area Health Service and Aboriginal Medical Service in Armidale, before joining the National Dental Care team at Dewhurst Dental Practice in 2008. Since then, I have flourished in my role as their Dental Therapist and am heavily involved in the treatment of early orthodontic intervention. I am highly trained in the specialty of Oral Facial Myology, and have been seeing amazing results with my unique and gentle treatments. I really enjoy managing children’s fears of dentistry and successfully turning them into happy cooperative patients. I love my sports, especially when my daughter and son play. I also love to read, but spending time with my family is definitely my favourite hobby!

Faraz Hedayat Seresht

Faraz Hedayat Seresht

Dentist  |  DDS

I have completed many post graduate courses and have wide experience in general dentistry with a particular interest in oral surgery and implants. Before migrating to Australia and completing my Australian registration requirements, I worked in my own practice for 14 years. I have an interest in soccer and have two children. I look forward to meeting new patients and experiencing my first Armidale winter!

Ricky Sandhu

Ricky Sandhu

Lead Dentist  |  BDS

Dr Ricky Sandhu joins the Armidale community with a skilled background and education in Endodontics and surgical dentistry. He is proficient in all aspects of general dentistry and his drive to give his patients the very best health outcomes has motivated him to continue his education into areas of specialisation. He is currently in the process of attaining a Masters of Science (MSc) in Oral Implantology from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. He values giving patients an experience that is gentle and restores their smiles. This includes providing major reconstruction such as implants, including all-on-4 implants, He has lived and studied across the world, joining us directly from Perth. Beyond his dedication to his patients, Dr Ricky enjoys spending his time with his family. His wife is a registered nurse, and they have two wonderful children who are 6 and 4 years old.

Teresa Mao

Teresa Mao

Dentist  |  BDS

Hey there! I’m Teresa and I’m so excited to have joined the team at NDC Armidale. Having lived most of my life in India, a chance visit to Australia made me fall in love with the place. After graduating as the Best Outgoing Student from Saveetha University (India) in 2014, I successfully passed the Australian Dental Council Exams and there’s been no looking back ever since. When it comes to dentistry, I enjoy every bit of it. I’m extremely passionate about the aesthetic quotient and I take pride in bringing back a smile to my patients faces. Experiencing what it’s like to be both on and off the dental chair, I understand the importance of gentle dental treatment and being at ease throughout procedures. When I’m not at work you will find me outside trying new restaurants or at home, binge-watching detective shows. Or not in town at all, as I love travelling to new places!

About Us

With more than three decades devoted to the New England community, National Dental Care Armidale has established a reputation for providing exceptional dental care to its patients. Our team of dentists and therapists at National Dental Care, Armidale are not only passionate about your oral health, but your total body health and wellbeing, and is committed to making sure that your long-term dental health is maintained at an optimum level. We welcome all members of the family and our caring and professional staff have extensive experience in working with children and the elderly. Our services are reflective of this, and we are pleased to offer a diverse range of solutions including major restorative, implants - including "All on 4" crowns and bridges. Our focus is on encouraging the prevention of dental disease and we consider ourselves your partner in developing the best long-term results possible. At all times we strive to ensure your visit to National Dental Care, Armidale, is fun and friendly. Parking is available at the rear of the building.


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