A Large Team of Multi-Lingual Male & Female Dentists Dedicated To Providing Excellence In Service
The Smileco team is a thriving and committed team of General Dentists, Oral Health Therapists and Hygienists who work in tandem to offer our patients the highest quality of care. We provide an unrivalled service through our experience, respect and care for our patients focusing on spending quality time on your treatment.
Our large team of both male and female providers are fluent in a range of languages including Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog and Vietnamese. When making a booking, let us know if you need assistance communicating with our staff.
Dr Phuong Tran
Dr Phuong Tran has over 15 years of general dental experience. After graduating from the University of Adelaide in 2000, she worked in Mildura for 4 years practicing all aspects of general dentistry on patients of all ages, then she moved back to Adelaide after getting married in 2004.
She enjoys practicing general dentistry on patients of all ages, with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry, in particular, tooth-coloured restorations, crowns and bridges, and implant restorations. She particularly enjoys treating children.
Phuong believes in providing professional and gentle dental care that is up to date and evidence based, in a cost-effective manner to achieve the best results for my patients.
When she is not working, she enjoys keeping fit and bike riding. She usually rides or jogs with her two children and husband on the weekend.
Dr Alex Dellamalva
Dr Alex Dellamalva was born and raised in Adelaide. He graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide in 2011 and has been practicing at Smileco since 2013. Alex enjoys practicing all aspects of general dentistry.
He takes pride in delivering high quality treatment in a gentle manner. He believes in the importance of spending time treating patients with anxiety to ensure that their individual needs are met. He particularly enjoys working with children to teach them important dental habits in a fun and relaxing environment.
Alex has taken a recent interest in custom made anti-snoring devices and believes in constantly learning new techniques. He regularly attends lectures and courses to ensure that dental work of the highest quality is provided.
Outside of work Alex plays amateur football, loves to travel and spend time with family and friends. He is blessed with three daughters which are his pride and joy.
Dr Caroline Petroff
Dr Caroline Petroff graduated with a Bachelor of Dental surgery and Honours in Dental science from Adelaide University. With experience gained in Tasmania, Noarlunga and at Gilles Plains, Caroline has spent the last four years working in Norwood.
This is where she has developed her interest and abilities in orthodontics and is adept at providing Invisalign® treatment. Caroline also has a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry such as veneers, crown and bridge and implants, in which fields she is constantly continuing professional development.
Dr Carl Maddern
Dr Carl Maddern graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide in 2012. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry, with a particular interest in cosmetic work and new treatments to help with receding gums. After spending two years in the Barossa Valley of South Australia Carl has returned to the city and found a new home in Norwood at Smileco.
Dr Maddern understands that dentistry can often feel intimidating and opaque, and will work hard to make you feel comfortable throughout your treatment. He has a keen interest in new dental techniques, and can regularly be found attending conferences and courses to help further his education.
Outside of dentistry, he enjoys travelling the globe with his wife Amanda and their two daughters, skiing, movies and playing with his spoodle Henry.
Dr Rafael Dance-Hooi
Dr Rafael (Raf) 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 skills and now enhance the dental care he offers at Smileco Norwood.
His time working in an Emergency Clinic has developed his ability to relieve his patients’ discomfort in a caring and timely manner. His continuing role as tutor at the University of Adelaide has kept his skills and knowledge up to date with current science. Dr Dance-Hooi also attends regular professional development seminars to maintain his knowledge of advances in dental 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.
Dr Shayda Mortal
Dr Shayda Mortal has been working for Smileco for a number of years. She has also worked as a clinical supervisor at University of Adelaide Dental School, training students in restorative techniques. Since the time she started here, Shayda has developed a great reputation as a family dentist.
With a daughter and son of her own, Shayda understands the importance of offering quality dental care to both adults and children.
Shayda regularly attends specialty-training courses and is experienced in various aspects of dentistry, including general and cosmetic dentistry, crown and bridge work, tooth whitening, and is a registered Invisalign provider. In her spare time, Shayda enjoys spending time with her husband Alex and their children.
Dr Moataz Elgammal
Dr Moataz (known as Taz) has been practicing dentistry for 12 years prior to joining Smileco Dental. He has extensive experience in all aspects of general dentistry and was tutoring dental students at Adelaide University.
Taz is passionate about providing quality and up-to-date dental care to his patients. Therefore he pursues the latest technologies and techniques in dental care. He always believes that “prevention is better than cure” but when needed he tries to be as minimally invasive as possible.
With his professional commitments and two young sons, Taz is kept quite busy. On his time off he loves to travel, play tennis and watch soccer with his friends.
Dr Sharyn Borrett
Dr Sharyn Borrett graduated from Bachelor of Oral Health (Adel) in 2005 and worked in private general, a specialist periodontal practice and the South Australian Dental Service (SADS). Sharyn went on to further studies in Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Adel), graduating in 2011. She worked in the SADS Special Needs Unit of the Adelaide Dental Hospital part time for two years, whilst also working in private practice since graduating.
Her main areas of interest in general dentistry are gum health and special needs – including disability, anxiety and medically compromised patients as well as children.
She was on the Recent Graduates Committee of the Australian Dental Association for 5 years, and this will be her third year serving on the council of the Australian Dental Association – South Australian branch.
She has also been involved in the Rotary/Lions East Timor Dental Project since 2005, volunteering in East Timor on 5 occasions, and promoting the project through fundraising and presentations.
Sharyn regularly attends Australian Dental Association SA, Recent Graduate Committee and Dental Advancement Society Inc. events to maintain her professional development. She is a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency (AHPRA).
During her spare time, Sharyn enjoys cooking, attending sporting events and spending time with her young family.
Dr Renu Yadav
Dr Renu Yadav graduated from Kurukshetra University in India with a Bachelor of Dentistry and practiced dentistry for 4 years before moving to Australia in 2016. Further study was undertaken in Adelaide and now with Smileco a dedication to dentistry has been endorsed with a desire to assist patients in achieving optimal oral health.
Renu enjoys practicing all aspects of general dentistry with patients of varying ages and takes great enjoyment in getting to know patients under a relaxed environment. A strong belief that a good education is the key to preventing dental issues and in helping to maintain good general health. For this reason, time is spent in listening carefully to patients and providing feedback along with carefully constructed treatment plans.
Further commitment is given to ongoing professional development to ensure Renu remains abreast of latest improvements in dental care, technology, knowledge and skills.
Renu is fluent in both Hindi and English.
In her leisure time, Renu appreciates spending time with her children and husband, has an aspiration for travelling and delight with varying art forms – especially painting. Best of all, Renu greatly enjoys time at the beach, which is part of the reason why she ended up here in Australia.
Dr Sundeep Suaan
Dr Sundeep (Sunny) graduated in 2012 from Griffith University on the Gold Coast, and has since been working in the private and public sector within Adelaide.
He prides himself in providing conservative dentistry and preserving teeth for as long as possible.
Outside dentistry, he likes to spend time with his family, watch sport (particularly cricket and footy), travel and meeting up with friends.
Dr Wioletta Sobczuk
Dr Wioletta has close to 10 years of dental experience from Sweden and Australia, where she learned all aspects of conservative and minimally invasive dentistry. With passion for aesthetics and the cosmetic side of dentistry, she continually develops her dental skills and specialises in crown. bridge and veneer design, root canal therapy and dental surgery.
“I believe that a beautiful smile can work magic and always has a big impact on an individual’s personal appearance and self-esteem. What I love most about dentistry is seeing my patients smiling, regaining their confidence after having their smiles transformed with dental treatments that I provided for them.”
Dr Joshua Zheng
Dr Joshua Zheng grew up dreaming of becoming a dentist since childhood, graduating with BDSc (Hons) from the University of Queensland, Brisbane in 2016. He practices an empathetic and ethical style of dentistry and is enthusiastic about getting to know his patients and helping them enjoy their dental visits as much as he does.
Joshua has cultivated interest and experience in a wide range of areas, from ceramics to surgery to working with children. He takes his time to educate and guide patient decisions towards the pursuit of lasting oral health. He is also an avid bible student and pianist.
Dr Vivian Nguyen
Dr Vivian Nguyen was born and raised in Adelaide and graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery.
She is passionate in helping young and old patients regain confidence with their smile, eliminate dental ache and gum issues, and rebuild confidence in their own dental care.
Vivian believes in providing comprehensive dental treatment where she will listen to her patient’s needs, provide a full range of treatment options and professional guidance to help her patients choose the treatment option that is best suited to their needs.
Her passion is in cosmetic dentistry, such as direct or ceramic veneers, to help patients improve the shape of their teeth, their smile and thus their confidence in themselves.
Outside of work, Vivian loves to spend time with friends and family and is an avid baker.
Dr Isabella Allen
Dr Isabella (Bella) graduated with a Master of Dentistry and Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science from Griffith University, Queensland and has been part of the Smileco team for eight years.
With her patient-centered approach, she aims to make the dental experience a comfortable and positive one, to help her patients feel confident in their smile and oral health. Her passion for general dentistry also drives her to continually enhance her knowledge through regular professional development courses.
In her free time, she loves the outdoors, music, traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Dr Hyun Sun Park
Dr Hyun Sun Park is our recent addition to the Smileco team. She prefers to be call Dr Sun by her patients which matches her sunny disposition. Sun graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery.
During her time at studying, Sun demonstrated exceptional skill and dedication, earning recognition through several prestigious awards, including the South Australian Dental Service Prize, the Sir Joseph Verco Memorial Prize, and the Australian Dental Association Prize upon graduation. These accolades reflect her commitment to delivering high-quality dental care.
In addition to her academic achievements, Dr. Sun embarked on a rural placement in Whyalla, where she practiced general dentistry and served the oral health needs of individuals in underserved areas. Sun understands that every patient is unique, and your oral health needs may vary.
In addition to English, Sun is fluent in Korean, which allows her to provide personalised care to our Korean-speaking patients.
Dr Harmeet Dhillon
Our newest addition to Smileco, Dr Harmeet Dhillon graduated in 1999 from the Bangalore University in India. He has extensive experience across all facets of general dentistry with special area of expertise including cosmetic dentistry and oral surgery.
He regularly attends numerous courses and conferences to ensure his patients receive the best care and is passionate about keeping himself up to date. He is committed to provide compassionate care to the patients especially who are extremely anxious to dental clinics.
In his downtime, Harmeet spends time with his family and has a love of music and movies.
Dr Cherine Lit
Dr Cherine Lit graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Before that she had obtained a BSc in Melbourne. She has had experience in both Metropolitan Adelaide and Country areas in South Australia working for the public sector. She focuses on patient care and delivers dental treatment in a warm and caring manner.
Cherine believes in the importance of patient education to achieve ones best Oral Health. She takes the time and effort to carefully listen to patient’s needs. Her philosophy is to practice Preventative and Conservative Dentistry where possible. Outside of Dentistry, Cherine loves to spend quality time playing with her dog Temby, eating delicious food with good friends, and hopes to travel the world with her partner.
Dr Arya Rao
Dr Arya Rao graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Honours. He was awarded the Eustace Travelling Award for his thesis centred on the management of patients with facial deformity and has since worked at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne, Royal Adelaide Hospital and Adelaide Dental Hospital.
He has sat the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Primary Examinations, achieving the dux of histology along with commendations in anatomy, physiology, cell biology and biochemistry.
Dr Rao is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Adelaide in order to pursue his long-term goal of becoming an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon.
In his spare time, Arya enjoys long distance running and listening to his record collection.
Dr Ashish Verma
OUR ORAL HEALTH THERAPIST (OHT) AND HYGIENISTS
Julie Le (OHT)
Born and raised in Adelaide, Julie Le completed her Bachelor in Oral Health at the University of Adelaide in 2012. Her philosophy towards work is to build good professional operator-patient rapport by being caring, and providing patient comfort.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and family, going to the gym, reading and travelling the world.
Julie has been with SmileCo since April 2013 and thoroughly enjoys working as an Oral Health Therapist especially working with children and providing education on the importance of good oral health.
She is currently on maternity leave until early 2024.
Sylvia Nguyen (OHT)
Born and raised in Adelaide, Sylvia Nguyen graduated from the Bachelor of Oral Health in 2013 at the University of Adelaide. Initially working at SmileCo as a Dental assistant, Sylvia thus moved onto working as an Oral Health Therapist once graduating…
Sylvia aims to provide optimal care to her patients through the emphasis of prevention and perfecting regimes and techniques at home for good oral hygiene. Sylvia values patient experiences and thus provides a very gentle, yet thorough approach to hygiene appointments to ensure that her patients are comfortable. Sylvia particularly enjoys working with children and is continually thinking of ways to make appointments fun and innovative. As each patient is different, she ensures that appointments are tailored to each individual focusing on their chief concerns to ensure the patient leaves informed and happy.
In Sylvia’s spare time she enjoys getting together with friends and finding new restaurants and eateries to indulge at. When she isn’t thinking of new places to try out you will most likely find her thinking of new destinations to travel to with her husband and friends having caught the travel bug in 2013 after her first trip overseas volunteering.
She is currently on maternity leave until early 2024.
Sofia Allen (OHT)
Sofia, born and raised in Adelaide, graduated from The University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Oral health. Sofia is a dedicated oral health therapist who is committed to crafting tailor-made oral care plans to ensure every patient receives a customised roadmap to a healthier, more vibrant smile. Her approach is not only thorough but also gentle, prioritizing patient comfort throughout every step.
In her spare time, she loves to spend time with family and friends, and enjoys taking her cavoodle Chino for a walk.
Hong Hua (OHT)
Kym Nguyen (OHT)
Kym is a graduate of the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Oral Health degree. She is a gentle and caring oral health therapist who especially loves to treat children with a smile. Her goal is to show people, young and old, that dental visits can be enjoyable…
…One of the things she finds most rewarding is assisting patients with a dental phobia to overcome their fears.
She is passionate about motivating patients to maintain their oral health and understand the importance of dental hygiene. Kym is highly enthusiastic about delivering holistic dental treatment with a strong emphasis on patient management.
With a kind and gentle touch, Kym aims to make your dental visit memorable for all the right reasons. In her spare time, she likes baking and taking her dog on walks.
Wade Tran (Hygienist)
Lyn Peregrino (Hygienist)
Misagh Nicholson (Hygienist)
Misagh has been working in the dental industry since 2005 and is really passionate about oral health and educating people on its importance. After completing her Advanced Diploma of Oral Health, she began working in the dental field as a Hygienist.
In her spare time she loves to cook, go camping and take photos. She has a daughter who is nearly two and cherishes her time with her and her husband.
Anna Harmer (Hygienist)
Working in the dental industry since 2015 as a dental assistant Anna pursued her passion and completed an Advanced Diploma in Oral Health. Anna enjoys the opportunity that being a hygienist provides to educate patients on their oral health status and providing tailored treatment in an environment where patient comfort is a focus. “It is my goal to build rapport with each of my patients so that attendance of regular dental visits is not a stressful experience.”
In Anna’s personal time she is busy keeping up with her young son and daughter. “Being a mum is the hardest but most rewarding job in the world.” In the little time she has after work and family life Anna also plays soccer in the women’s state league, she has played her whole life. She enjoys keeping fit and also the social aspect of the game.
Jesse Kourakis (Hygienist)
Jesse joined our team early 2023 after graduating from the Advanced Diploma in Dental Hygiene in 2022. He has a friendly and positive nature and loves to work with patients in providing quality dental hygiene therapy and tailored oral health care. Jesse made the move to Adelaide in 2018 to begin a new journey in the Dental field, starting with Dental Assisting which he worked in for 4 years whilst completing his Dental Hygiene studies. Jesse will ensure your hygiene treatment is conducted in a professional and caring manner encouraging you to return for regular maintenance and help with sustaining your smile.
Jesse has a colourful work history working in the Fitness and Tourism areas and has travelled extensively and loves sharing in patients’ stories of travels and adventures.
Maggie Tran (Hygienist)
Maggie is a qualified dental hygienist with an advanced diploma of dental hygiene. Her key interests are gum disease and tooth whitening.
In her spare time she enjoys running and spending time with her dogs Riley and Bentley.
*She is one of our relief hygienists so she isn’t here every week*