Meet the Team

Our practices have been set up to meet all of your dental needs, with our staff striving to deliver high quality dental treatment for you and your family.

Dr. Terry Rose

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 comprehensive holistic dentistry to patients in the Sunbury, Moonee Ponds, and nearby areas.

Areas of Interest

Holistic dentistry
Laser Dentistry
Dental Implants
Orthodontics

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 has been awarded the title of an Accredited Biological Dentist by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and is SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) certified. Dr. Rose is committed to only using the safe amalgam removal protocols recommended by IAOMT in his practice for the safety of patients, his staff and the environment.

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.

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.  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 Diagnocam and Diagnodent Lasers for early decay detection. Dr. Rose also uses a Cone Beam CT unit and computer guided technology for accurate placement of Zirconia implants.  He performs root canals using the Rotary NiTi and Dental Laser using the PIPs and Sweeps techniques for improved root canal disinfection.

Dr Rose has more than 20 years of extensive experience and training in Orthodontics having been a Progressive Orthodontic Seminar (POS) Instructor and is skilled at improving smiles for patients using clear aligners and fixed braces.

Dr. Rose believes that continuing education is important. Dr Terry Rose has completed The Laser and Health Academy (LA&HA) Master’s Program in Laser Dentistry in May 2019. Dr Rose is involved with training general dentists in the use of Laser and CEREC technology in Melbourne.  In 2021 Dr Rose was internationally recognised for his experience and involvement in local education, by the educational board of LA&HA and granted the title of Advanced Instructor in the use of Dental Lasers.

Further, he ensures that he and his team stay up to date with the latest advances in dental technology by frequently attending professional seminars.

When he’s not helping his patients, Dr. Rose spends his time doing yoga, Pilates, meditation, cycling, and bodysurfing with his wife and three daughters.

Smile in Style with Dr. Terry Rose

Smile in Style with Dr. Terry Rose

When I graduated my aunt was diagnosed with a neurological disease. She had tests done and she had high levels of mercury in her system, at that time it was fairly contentions whether this contributed to neurological diseases.

I did a lot of study at the time and since and that was probably really what got me interested in holistic dentistry.

As the years went on there were lots of other different cases that puzzled me and I obviously tried to present the best products in the business and inventions.

One of the major attractions is we have a high-tech office and we offer a lot of treatments, including laser treatments, CEREC, orthodontics, guided implants surgeries, safe amalgam removals.
So, patients come to see us for those high-tech angles, holistic angles and probably because we have a fairly relax treatment atmosphere.

We are supported by a bright team of dentists, hygienists, nurses, receptionists who have been with us for many years which is a fair amount of continuity for people.

Our goal is to work together with you to achieve your healthiest, most attractive smile while ensuring your comfort and satisfaction. Call on +61-3-8400-4104 | +61-3-8001-6021


Dr. Helen Luo

Dr. Helen Luo

After growing up in Hong Kong, Dr. Helen Luo returned to her birthplace of New Zealand to finish her education at the University of Otago, where she received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery.  She received a prize in Paediatric Dentistry during her student years. She has been working at Smile In Style since 1998 and in that time has provided long-term comprehensive dental care to her patients and their families.

Special areas of interest

Children’s Dentistry
Anxious adult patients
CEREC restorations
Dental Laser
Teeth Whitening

Dr. Luo has extensive experience in the use of CEREC for inlays, onlays, and crowns; the Dental Laser for treating children and adults and teeth whitening using the Kör whitening system. She is also a SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) certified dentist from the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology.

Her gentle fun 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 in a comfortable, caring, state-of-the-art environment.

When she’s not working with patients, Dr. Luo enjoys going to the gym, participating in obstacle race events and running events, and spending time with her 2 teenage daughters. She also spent many years as the School Council President of her daughter’s Primary School.

Dr. Nashmie Cader

Dr. Nashmie Cader

Dr. Nashmie Cader joined Smile In Style in 2012.  She was born in Sri Lanka and grew up in New Zealand.  Dr Cader graduated from the University of Otago in New Zealand in 2009.

Areas of Interest

Dental Implants
Laser Dentistry
CEREC Dentistry

Since completing a Bachelor of Dental Science, Dr Cader has gone on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Implants) from the University of Melbourne in 2016.  Dr Cader enjoys treating adults and children for their general and restorative dental needs. She has a passion for designing beautiful CEREC crowns, inlays and onlays. She also enjoys improving smiles with the placement of implants and use of Dental Lasers.

Dr Cader is also fluent in Tamil and Sinhalese.


Looking to replace a missing tooth with a Dental Implant? Then Dr Nashmie Cader can help you.

Dr Nashmie Cader can help you to replace a missing tooth
Nashmie originally joined the Smile In Style team in 2012 and more recently has gone on to do further studies to complete a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry from the University of Melbourne in the area of Implants. Dr Nashmie Cader has always been interested in improving her patients’ smiles and could see that dental implants are the best possible way to replace lost teeth and prevent bone loss. During the 2 year Graduate Diploma course, Dr Nashmie Cader has furthered her knowledge in implant dentistry, oral medicine and oral surgery to enable her to place and restore implants for her patients at Smile In Style.

Dr. Barbara O’Brien

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.

Areas of Interest

Emergency dentistry
Holistic Dentistry
Laser Dentistry
CEREC Restorations
Teeth Whitening

Dr. O’Brien has extensive experience in general dentistry and is committed to helping her patients by using innovative technologies. She is a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and has recently become certified in the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART). Some of her most frequently performed procedures include teeth whitening, composite fillings, crowns, and dentures. Dr. O’Brien uses tools such as the Dental Laser for restorations, CEREC for larger tooth restorations using biocompatible ceramic material, and the Diagnodent cavity-finding technology.

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. 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.

Areas of Interest

Orthodontics, including Clear Aligners and early orthodontic intervention in children
Cosmetic dentistry using CEREC technology
Extractions
Root Canal Therapy
Sleep apnoea and sleep disorders
Jaw pain

Dr. Rajcoomar provides expert and gentle care to her patients while also taking a Holistic approach to her dentistry. She has recently completed a residency in craniofacial pain and functional breathing to better help patients with jaw pain, snoring, sleep apnoea and sleep disorders. In addition to this, Dr. Rajcoomar understands the improvements that she can make for her patients’ smiles by straightening their teeth through Orthodontics. She has completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Orthodontics with Progressive Orthodontic Seminars (POS) and is also a Certified Clear Aligner Practitioner.

Dr. Rajcoomar’ s commitment to holistic dentistry is demonstrated by her membership of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and she is also SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) certified. She is committed to only using the safe amalgam removal protocols recommended by IAOMT for the safety of patients, staff and the environment.

Dr Rajcoomar has completed the Oral Surgery course run by the University of Melbourne and is the main dentist in the practice that does tooth extractions due to her gentle techniques. Having developed her skills using the rotary NiTi, she enjoys the challenge of root canal treatment.

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. To assist her patients, Meenakshi is also fluent in French.

When not seeing patients, Dr. Rajcoomar enjoys cooking, gardening, and travelling.

 

Peta Bevan – Practice Manager Moonee Ponds

Peta Bevan – Practice Manager Moonee Ponds

Peta has worked as a dental assistant in private practice since 1986 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 as a dental assistant and in 2014, moved into the role of Treatment Coordinator. More recently Peta completed a Diploma of Leadership and Management at RMIT and in 2021, Peta was promoted to the role of Practice Manager at the Moonee Ponds site.

Areas of Interest

Holistic Dentistry
Exceptional customer service
Patient education

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 or concerns that they may have about improving their smiles and their dental treatment.

Outside of work, Peta values quality family time, cuddling her fur babies and traveling. A trip to Africa in 2017, where she sat side by side with the Mountain Gorillas in the Rwandan jungle remains an absolute highlight and dream come true.

Kathleen Colton – Oral Health Therapist

Kathleen Colton – Oral Health Therapist

Kathleen Colton completed her Oral Health education at the University of Melbourne and has been working at Smile in Style since 1998. More recently Kathleen has completed the Biological Dental Hygiene Accreditation course in March 2022 with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and is the first Dental Hygienist to have completed this course in Australia.

Areas of Interest

Holistic Dentistry
Periodontal disease prevention
Hygiene dentistry

As a skilled Biological Hygienist, Kathleen understands the importance of the connection between oral health and overall health. She believes that through dental education, she is able to help Smile in Style patients prevent and improve oral disease by providing easy-to-understand information, demonstrating cleaning techniques, and the use of various products. Kathleen is able to help individuals recognize early warning signs of oral disease 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 also uses the Diagnocam and Diagnodent Laser decay detector to assist with the early diagnosis of decay.

Kathleen provides various treatments including plaque removal through routine cleaning appointments and deep cleaning in order to control gum disease. Keeping her patients calm and comfortable is a top priority for Kathleen; therefore, she uses local anesthetic either in the form of a mouth rinse or injection when required. Kathleen also assists Dr. Rose by taking dental radiographs, and impressions and preparing teeth for orthodontic treatment.

Outside of work Kathleen enjoys going to the movies, traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with her husband, young son, and dog.

Stami Tsantes – Dental Therapist/Hygienist

Stami Tsantes – Dental Therapist/Hygienist

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.

Areas of Interest

Hygiene dentistry
Periodontal disease prevention
Holistic Dentistry
Children’s Dentistry
Oral myofunctional therapy

Stami is interested in continuing education and most recently obtained a Certificate in Oral Myofunctional Therapy. 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, both children and adults alike.  Stami is also fluent in Greek.

Renata Hemphill – Dental Hygienist

Renata Hemphill – Dental Hygienist

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. More recently Renata has completed further studies and is now a Certified Oral Myofunctional Therapist.

Areas of Interest

Hygiene dentistry
Periodontal disease prevention
Holistic Dentistry
Children’s Dentistry
Oral myofunctional therapy

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.

Jessica Holland – Oral Health Therapist

Jessica Holland – Oral Health Therapist

Jessica is an enthusiastic, passionate, and professional Oral Health Therapist. She has recently graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy and Hygiene).
She joined the team at Smile In Style in 2021 and has a high level of knowledge in the dental industry, with over 10 years of experience as a dental assistant. She has also worked as a dental receptionist, providing administration for a range of different companies. As a result, Jessica has an excellent understanding of her patient’s needs and is able to communicate openly with her patients about their dental concerns.

Areas of Interest

Children’s Dentistry
Hygiene dentistry
Periodontal disease prevention

Jessica is extremely passionate about all aspects of oral health and the importance of patient education with a focus on empowering patients with knowledge in conjunction with dental therapy. Her aim is to provide her patients with the necessary tools to improve their oral health.

Outside of work, Jessica is a keen netballer and enjoys being involved in her local community

Caroline Turewicz – Business Manager

Caroline Turewicz – Business Manager

Caroline has a background in medical nursing and has achieved qualifications in Critical Care and Midwifery. She worked for a number of year as an associate nurse unit manager at Monash Medical Centre in the Operating Theatre before moving into medical sales with Fisher & Paykel Healthcare. She was so interested in Business that she returned to university to complete a Master of Business Administration. Caroline joined Smile in Style in 1999. Caroline manages the Human Resources, financial and marketing side of the business. She enjoys working with staff to improve clinical outcomes and with patients to improve their dental health using a holistic approach.

Outside of work, Caroline likes to keep fit with cycling, swimming and pilates. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband Dr Terry Rose and their three daughters.

Robyn Allen – Treatment Coordinator

Robyn Allen – Treatment Coordinator

Robyn Allen has worked in the dental industry for more than 30 years. 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.

Areas of Interest

Holistic Dentistry
Exceptional customer service
Patient education

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. Robyn enjoys developing relationships with our patients and families and assisting them with all of their dental treatment needs.

Salli Graham – Treatment Coordinator

Salli Graham – Treatment Coordinator

Salli Graham joined the team at Smile In Style in 2016. She is friendly and approachable and has been working in the dental field for the last 20 years as a dental assistant and receptionist.

Areas of Interest

Holistic Dentistry
Exceptional customer service
Patient education

As Salli has had extensive experience working in general dental and also in the specialist field of endodontics, she understands many of the concerns that patients may have. As a result, Salli is able to work closely 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.

Manali Mehta – Front Office Coordinator

Manali Mehta – Front Office Coordinator

Manali joined the Management team at Smile in Style in June 2022 as the Front Office Coordinator in our Moonee Ponds rooms. She began her career in Australia in 2015 by completing the Dental Assistant program with Dental Health Services Victoria. Manali completed placements at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne in the Dental teaching clinics and Specialty clinics. She has also worked as a dental assistant at the Merri Community Health Service in Brunswick. Since this time, Manali has worked in many dental practices over Melbourne as a Dental Assistant and Receptionist. She is pleased to bring this comprehensive knowledge and experience to Smile In Style where she is able to provide exceptional customer care to our patients.

Outside of work Manali likes to spend time with family. She is fluent in English, Hindi and Gujarati languages and enjoys reading and meeting friends in her free time.

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Throughout our site, you will find valuable information about our services that will help you get to know us better. It is our mission to create beautiful white healthy smiles using the latest technologies. Our experienced Dentists and staff aim for lifelong relationships with our patients, providing relevant dental education and continual care throughout life. Here, you can learn more about the various dental conditions that may develop and the ways in which we treat them.
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Safe Amalgam Removal Protocol

  • Chlorella drink prior is given prior to treatment and a mouth rinse post-treatment. Chlorella can help bind and prevent mercury absorption.
  • Physical protective barriers - Masks, protective coverings, eyewear, in-mouth non-latex dental dams, and other steps are taken to prevent physical contact with mercury for the patient and staff.
  • Oral evacuation - Generous amounts of water are used to continuously rinse particulate matter from the mouth while suctioning it away. Combined with protective dental dams, this prevents patients from swallowing dental amalgam particles during treatment. Additionally, the rinsing helps lower the temperature of the filling, reducing the amount of mercury vapour released.
  • External air - A continuous supply of non-contaminated air or oxygen is delivered via a mask or similar apparatus, preventing inhalation of mercury vapour or particles.
  • "Chunk it out" method - Rather than using a drill to grind the filling down, it is carefully removed in the largest possible pieces, minimising friction, vaporisation.
  • High Volume Evacuation Suction is used by the dental assistant to remove amalgam particles in the mouth.
  • High Volume Air suction and Air Purifiers are used in the clinical room that is able to remove mercury vapour from the room.
  • Amalgam separator use - This device collects mercury-contaminated waste before it can enter the sewage system, allowing us to dispose of it safely.