Your Team - National Dental Care

Dr. Nasr Bachawaty

Dentist  |  B.D.S. A.D. Cert

I graduated from the University of St Joseph in Lebanon in 1998, with a Bachelor of Oral Surgery. In my career, I have worked in my own clinic, and private sector clinics. I relocated permanently to Australia in 2009, where I joined the National Dental Care team at Elite Dental. I enjoy all aspects of dentistry, and have a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery and sleep dentistry. I pride myself on my long track record of delivering successful outcomes to my patients, and work hard to communicate well with them and deliver all treatment with a gentle touch.

Dr. Ismail (Izzy) Azzam

Dentist  |  BHSc (Dent), MDent

Since graduating from the La Trobe University  in Bendigo, I have undertaken further training in Invisalign treatment and currently in the process of becoming a member of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons. I have practiced in various areas of rural Victoria, including Bendigo, Melton, Wodonga, Mildura and Ararat.

Coming from a family of health professionals, I have always endeavoured to be a hospitable as possible. Always interested in the health field, I chose dentistry and oral health as a career because I have always wanted to work one on one with people where I can directly make a positive difference to their lives. It is with this interest that I have also been involved with several organisations aimed at providing financial aid for orphans and medical aid globally to those who need  it most.

I enjoy all areas of general dentistry because I enjoy the variety and the opportunity to provide patients with a complete range of care. I am becoming very fond of aesthetic dentistry as I like seeing the immense satisfaction expressed by patients.

It is a pleasure to work with our visitors to Elite Dental and the supporting staff have made life incredibly easy – it’s a great team to work with. I value myself as someone who listens and cares, has a gentle touch whilst also maintaining a thorough knowledge in the latest dental research.

Outside of dentistry you will see that I am drawn to all kinds of sports, predominantly soccer (outdoor, indoor, futsal) but also swimming and tennis. I love to travel, but also enjoy the simple things in life like a nice cup of tea every morning (minimal sugar of course!) and meeting new people and different characters everyday.

Dr. Ryan Shiu

Dentist  |  BDS (Qld)

 

Originally Canadian born, Ryan completed his dentistry training at the University of Queensland in 2008. He commenced his career at a government hospital where he gained strong foundations in all aspects of general dental practice. From there he trained further in the areas of orthodontics at a specialist dental clinic. Ryan has worked full time in private practices at various locations around Brisbane, before relocating and joining National Dental Care Keilor.

Ryan brings with him a wealth of expertise in all aspects of general dentistry but has a special interest in making smiles and orthodontics (braces). It is also fortunate enough for Ryan to offer cosmetic injectables to his patients (dermal filler and anti-ageing injections), as there is truly more to the smile than just teeth.

Fluent in both Cantonese and English, Ryan is passionate towards building strong, trusting relationships with his patients. He believes effective communication and a gentle approach to dentistry is of utmost importance.

Dr Andrew Chan

Dentist

I graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Surgery (Hons). I have worked on the Sunshine Coast and in Hervey Bay in Queensland before relocating to Melbourne and joining the National Dental Care team at Elite dental. I enjoy meeting new patients every day and work hard to make every visit as comfortable as possible.

Dr Rangoli Agrawal

Dentist

Rangoli completed her dental education in Victoria and graduated with a Masters in Clinical Dentistry. Upon graduating, she was selected to partake in a year-long program, which focused on the development of her skills in advanced clinical techniques in general dentistry. Dentistry has allowed her the opportunity to combine her interest in both the arts and health sciences to provide dental solutions that are both beautiful and functional.

Before joining the team at National Dental Care, Rangoli has also spent time working in various private and public clinics across Victoria in association with the Dental Health Services of Victoria.

She understands that most patients may be apprehensive about dental treatment and is committed to ensuring all of her patients enjoy a pleasant dental experience in a relaxing, positive environment. She enjoys getting to know her patients on a personal level and achieves great satisfaction by the confidence that can be created with a beautiful smile. She works closely with each patient to educate and implement prevention and treatment regimes that are individually tailored, to maintain life-long optimal dental health.

Rangoli is passionate about all aspects of modern general dentistry and immensely enjoys providing patients with the satisfaction of quality dental treatment and care. Rangoli is also a certified provider of Invisalign – the leading clear aligner system in straightening teeth.

Dr Dona Nguyen

Dentist  |  BDS (Adel)

I graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. I have since worked in a number of clinics around rural SA and Melbourne before joining the team at Elite Dental. I enjoy practising all areas of general dentistry and being able to meet new faces every day. I get the most satisfaction by providing my patients with the best possible care to meet their expectations in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

I am also focused on keeping up to date on my knowledge and skills by attending continuing education courses in various areas of dentistry.

In my spare time, you can find me trying to improve my new badminton skills, exploring the bustling city and spending time with family &friends.

Hannah Trifunovic

Oral Health Therapist  |  BOH (Melb)

I graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Oral Health, and have worked in General Dental and Orthodontic practice.

I am also an Orofacial Myologist, trained to look beyond the teeth at things like airways, tongue & lip ties and speech issues. I treat a range of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders such as thumb sucking, tongue thrusts and other harmful oral habits.

As an Oral Health Therapist, I am dual qualified as a Dental Therapist and Hygienist. I complement the general dental team with refined skills in the area of gum health and children’s dentistry, and perform our popular in-chair Zoom whitening procedure.

I am passionate about building confidence in the dental setting from a young age and working with the muscles of the face and mouth to encourage ideal growth and development. My goal is to improve oral health through prevention, health promotion, and education to help my patients and their families develop the skills to maintain healthy mouths for life.

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