Your Team - National Dental Care

Dr Sarah Caruso

Lead Dentist  |  BDS (Adel)

Dr Sarah Caruso graduated from the Bachelor of dental surgery in Adelaide in 2009. Dr Caruso has wide ranging experience in all aspects of general dentistry with extensive further education and interests in cosmetics and smile makeovers including implants, veneers and  clear aligner orthodontics. She is also at the forefront and skilled in the latest advances in minor oral surgery (extractions), laser dentistry, root canal therapy and digital ceramic restorations and smile design.
Dr Caruso  is a member of the Australian Dental Association federal and SA branches and a past supervisor at the University of Adelaide dental school. She has also contributed to oral health programs and education in both Cambodia and Vanuatu as a volunteer dentist and educator. 

Sarah has a caring and approachable manner, she has lived and worked in the northern suburbs of Adelaide all her life. She is married to Adrian (a physiotherapist) and has a young daughter called April. In her spare time she loves exploring new places and nature with her family and her spaniel Stella.

Dr Peter Nguyen

Dentist  |  BDS (Adel)

Peter graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2015, having lived and studied locally. Working private practice since then in both rural and metropolitan settings has allowed him to increase his scope of practice and has allowed him to foster a strong focus on preventative dentistry. His caring and gentle manner is appreciated and respected by patients. In his spare time Peter enjoys playing golf, travelling and spending with friends and family.

His areas of interest are;

  • Root Canal Treatment to save your teeth
  • Nitrous Sedation to better help nervous patients relax
  • Diode Lasers for Soft Tissue and Cosmetic procedures
  • Tooth Coloured Porcelain Fillings using Cerec

Dr Maree Bicopoulos

Dentist  |  BDent (USYD)

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. In my spare time I enjoy doing Pilates, reading and spending time with my partner, our daughter and our dog.

Dr Emma Freeman

Dentist  |  BDS (Adel)


Emma 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.

Emma understands that a visit to the dentist can be daunting for some, and does everything in her power to make patients feel comfortable and relaxed.  She is passionate about building relationships with her patients, as well as practising and pursuing continuing education in all areas of dentistry to deliver lasting outcomes in function, comfort and aesthetics. ​


Dr Emilija Ports

Dentist  |  BDS (Adel), BSciDent (Hons)

Dr. Emilija Ports graduated from the University of Adelaide with First Class Honours and has joined the practice after a few years living and working in North West Tasmania. She works with a wide range of patients including those who are anxious about dental treatment.

Emilija is gentle and caring. She endeavors to explain procedures to help patients understand all possible options, to ensure that they have a clear understanding of what needs to be done. She is also a clinical tutor at the University of Adelaide and keeps up to date with continuing professional development.

Eddie Nashar

Dental Therapist  |  BOH (Adel) GCertOHSC

I have been a Dental Therapist with our practice since the start of 2007. I graduated from my Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) from the University of Adelaide in 2006. In my final year of study, I received a scholarship from the University of Adelaide to attend and present at the World Oral Health Week Seminars held at the INHolland University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

I am dedicated to maintaining the oral health of children, teenagers and young adults. In particular, I deal with many anxious patients and endeavour to create a relaxing and safe environment where my patients can feel at ease.

I have a special interest in;

– Single Visit Tooth Whitening using the SMARTBleach system.
– Children’s Dentistry,
– Sports Mouth Guards

Jenny Campbell

Dental Hygienist

I have worked in dentistry for over twenty years, joining Mawson Lakes Dental 10 years ago. Previously I worked for seven years as a Dental Therapist in the School Dental Service, then as a Hygienist in a general practice and also in an orthodontic practice.

I enjoy caring for the dental needs of my clients and helping people to improve their oral hygiene in order to prevent dental disease. I offer a personalised gentle care program to all, but especially to people who are nervous or anxious about treatment.

My aim is to provide my patients with information and treatment to help prevent gum disease and decay.

Kym Nguyen

Oral Health Therapist  |  BOH (Adel)

I graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Oral Health degree. My degree allows me to provide thorough hygiene treatment for all ages and also dental treatment for children up to the age of 18 years old. I especially love to see patients as young as 18 months old to give them a wonderful and positive first dental experience. My goal is to show patients, young and old, that dental visits can be enjoyable, or less daunting than you expect. One of the most rewards aspects in dentistry for me is to assist patients with dental anxiety/phobias help overcome their fears. I am passionate about motivating patients to maintain their oral health and to understand the importance of dental hygiene, while developing a friendly relationship.

I also have a special interest in tooth whitening and have been trained in multiple types of tooth whitening to deliver safe and comfortable treatment for every patient. When I am not working at the clinic, I like to bake and spend time with my dogs.

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