Meet the TeamOur practices have been set up to meet all of your dental needs, with our staff striving to deliver high quality dental treatment for you.
Dr. Terry Rose
Dr. Terry Rose completed his Bachelor of Science (1981), and his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (1984) at the University of Otago in New Zealand. He moved to Australia in 1986 and opened Smile in Style in 1990, providing services to patients in the Sunbury, Moonee Ponds and nearby areas.
Dr. Rose is particularly interested in the areas of holistic, cosmetic and orthodontic dentistry. He uses treatments such as orthodontics, CEREC technology, the KöR teeth whitening system, and dental implants to help patients achieve the smile they have always dreamed of.
In addition to helping patients achieve a great smile, Dr. Rose also places great importance on the health of the mouth and the functionality of his patient’s teeth. The Smile in Style offices are armed with the most advanced dental technology. Dr Rose performs some of the newest dental procedures using the Dental Laser, CEREC Omnicam, digital radiographs that use low amounts of radiation, and the Diagnodent Laser for early decay detection. Dr. Rose also uses computer guided technology for dental implants and performs root canals using the Rotary NiTi.
Dr. Rose believes that continuing education is important. Therefore he helps to train other dentists through Progressive Orthodontic Seminars (POS) throughout New Zealand and Australia and is also involved with training general dentists in the use of CEREC technology for Sirona in Melbourne. Further, he ensures that he and his team stay up to date with the latest advances in dental technology by frequently attending professional seminars.
Dr. Rose believes in the power of holistic dentistry and that the health of the mouth is directly linked to the health of the patient. To that end he is an active member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and is committed to only using the safe amalgam removal protocols recommended by the organisation.
When he's not helping his patients, Dr. Rose spends his time doing Pilates, meditation, riding his bike, bodysurfing and traveling with his wife and three daughters.
Dr. Helen Luo
After growing up in Hong Kong, Dr. Helen Luo returned to her birth place of New Zealand to finish her education at the University of Otago, where she received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Luo has extensive experience in the use of CEREC for inlays, onlays and crowns; the dental laser and air abrasion for restorations, and teeth whitening. Her gentle approach is appreciated by not only the youngest patients at Smile in Style, but also by apprehensive adults who are able to receive dental treatment without feeling anxious.
When she's not working with patients, Dr. Luo enjoys exercising, cooking, and working in the garden. She has two daughters who also keep her very busy.
Dr. Rachel Yoo
Dr Rachel has been working in both rural and metropolitan areas since graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2012. She is passionate about dentistry and is committed to providing the best quality of care for her patients. Her particular interest is in cosmetic dentistry and rebuilding broken teeth. She was motivated to become a dentist after gaining confidence in her own smile through whitening. Her patients appreciate her gentle, caring nature and attention to detail.
Dr Rachel can speak both English and Korean. Apart from dentistry, she also enjoys being active with different exercises, cooking and learning about environmental health. .
Dr. Barbara O'Brien
Dr. Barbara O’Brien was born in Canada but grew up in Australia. She graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1979. She joined the Smile in Style practice in 1999 after working in both the private and hospital sectors.
Dr. O'Brien has deep experience in general dentistry and is committed to helping her patients by using innovative technologies. Some of her most frequently performed procedures include teeth whitening composite fillings, dentures and crowns. Dr. O’Brien uses tools such as the Dental Laser, the Diagnodent cavity-finding technology and CEREC for tooth restorations.
Dr. O’Brien understands that good dental care means getting to know each patient, therefore she takes the time to consult with each patient so that she truly understands their needs.
Dr. Meenakshi Rajcoomar
Dr. Rajcoomar was born in Mauritius but spent most of her childhood in the United States. In 2004, after graduating from the University of Melbourne, she worked mostly in private practice before joining the Smile in Style team in 2011.
Dr. Rajcoomar provides expert and gentle care to her patients. She is committed to continuing education and has completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Orthodontics with Progressive Orthodontic Seminars (POS) and the Oral Surgery course at the Royal Melbourne Dental Hospital in Melbourne. Having developed expert skills using the rotary NiTi, she enjoys the challenge of root canal treatment. She has also recently become a certified Invisalign practitioner. With a focus on cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Rajcoomar uses the CEREC technology to create beautiful biocompatible porcelain restorations. An avid learner, she always seeks out additional professional development seminars and training to learn more about advanced treatments and procedures that can improve her patients’ oral health
When not seeing patients, Dr. Rajcoomar enjoys cooking, gardening, and travelling.
Peta has worked in private practice since 1986 as a dental assistant and during her career she has gained extensive experience in all areas of dentistry. She joined the team at Smile in Style in the year 2000. During her time with Smile In Style, Peta has primarily worked as a dental assistant until 2014 when she moved into the Treatment Coordinator role.
Peta is passionate about providing high quality care to her patients in conjunction with dentists and other team members at Smile In Style. In particular, she enjoys the close interaction with patients and being available to help them with any questions that they may have about their dental treatment and improving their smile.
Brenda is our newest team member at Smile in Style. After completing her training in 2012 at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Brenda has gained extensive experience in all aspects of dentistry as a Dental Assistant. With a strong interest in customer service , Brenda has transitioned to front office manager and enjoys being able to help both patients and team members. She has a keen in health and fitness and is goal oriented.
Kathleen Colton completed her Oral Health education at the University of Melbourne, and has been working at Smile in Style since 1998. As a skilled hygienist, Kathleen understands the importance of dental education and helps the Smile in Style patients prevent oral disease through education, information, and demonstration. She helps individuals recognise early warning signs and properly care for their mouth, which in turn benefits their overall health and wellness. In addition, Kathleen can perform saliva and caries testing for individuals who frequently get cavities in order to help prevent future occurrences.
Kathleen provides various treatments including plaque removal through routine cleaning appointments and deep cleaning in order to control gum disease. Keeping her patient’s calm and comfortable is a top priority for Kathleen; therefore she uses local anesthetic when required. Kathleen also assists Dr. Rose by taking dental impressions and preparing teeth for orthodontic treatment.
Outside of work Kathleen enjoys going to the movies, cooking and spending time with her husband and young son.
Stami graduated from a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2007. Since then she has worked as a dental therapist for the South Australian School Dental Service and as a Hygienist in private practices in Adelaide, Melbourne and in London. She joined the Smile in Style team in 2013.
Stami is interested in continuing education and most recently obtained a certificate in Orofacial myology. Stami has a passion for holistic dentistry where the whole body is taken into consideration; not just the teeth. These qualifications have enabled Stami to use the knowledge and take a more holistic approach when caring for her patients.
Renata Hemphill completed her training as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist at King's College in London in 2009. Prior to joining the Smile in Style team in January of 2012, she worked in the private sector in London and Melbourne, earning valuable experience.
Renata understands that a patient’s overall health and wellness is directly impacted by the health of their mouth. Therefore, she educates and informs each patient about the benefits of proper oral health care and prevention of tooth decay and gum disease. Renata believes patients’ health will improve when they understand both how these conditions develop and how to properly care for their teeth and gums.
Because she has been trained to identify cavities and gum disease, Renata will examine each patients’ mouth for areas of concern. She will also perform dental x-rays and provide a professional cleaning. The young patients at Smile in Style especially love working with Renata because of her calm and gentle manner.
Renata’s personal interests include cooking, reading, and making dresses. She also loves traveling the world, and is fluent in Polish, German and English.
Robyn is the Treatment Coordinator at our Sunbury Practice.
In the 30 years Robyn Allen has worked as a dental assistant, she has gained significant experience from a variety of fields within dentistry. In her career, she worked for six years with the School Dental Service, where she and a team of dentists and therapists visited primary schools throughout the Western region of Melbourne. Her career path has also included work with an Endodontic specialist, as well as many years working in general dentistry practice.
Robyn has been a part of our team since 1997, and works closely with all of our dentists. She finds work at Smile in Style is always interesting; with the various types of dentistry we offer our patients. She enjoys developing relationships with our patients and assisting them with all of their dental treatment needs.
Salli is the newest staff member to join the team at Smile in Style as a Treatment Coordinator in the Sunbury practice. She is friendly and approachable and has been working in the dental field for last 20 years as a dental assistant and receptionist. Salli has had extensive experience working in general dental and also in the specialist field of endodontics. In particular, Salli enjoys working with her patients to present treatment plans in an easy to understand format, be available for any questions and ultimately to help them achieve their dental goals.