The Friendly Faces at Boutique Dental Care
Meet Our Dental Team
Our practice is a Chatswood family of its own. Each of our team members work closely with one another to enhance the experience for every patient who steps through our front door. Every one of our staff are hand selected for their unique skillset and empathetic personalities. We don’t just work well together, we enjoy being around each other. Here are a few of the friendly smiles that you’ll meet when you visit us.
Dr Meng Quah-Shepherd
Growing up, Dr Meng Quah-Shepherd (Dentist) dreamed of being an architect. Her passion for creativity and artistic design morphed into designing beautiful smiles and facial profiles. She received her dental degree in London in 1984 and has been focusing on general and cosmetic dental services for the last 30 years.
Dr Ruta Bhalerao
Dr Ruta attended University in Pune, India. She earned a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1999. She then took the Australian dental council exams in Sydney to register in Australia. Dr Ruta stays abreast of the latest in dentistry by regularly taking professional development courses.
For Dr Ruta, the most fulfilling aspect of being a dentist is helping people feel their best. She believes that dentistry changes the way they approach life and hopes to give patients a bit of extra confidence. When she’s not working, Dr Ruta stays busy with her two children. She also loves to cook, travel and read.
Oral Health Therapist / Hygienist
Cindy spent most of her life in New Zealand. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Oral Health at the Auckland University of Technology. She relocated to Sydney in early 2022 to pursue further development and challenges to her career.
Cindy focuses on providing gentle but high-quality treatments in areas such as hygiene, whitening and prevention and restoration procedures for children and adolescents. Cindy strongly believes that prevention is better than cure. Therefore, she also places great emphasis on education for the prevention of gum diseases and to promote healthy oral behaviours to patients of all age groups.
Cindy is very passionate about what she does and possesses a great sense of empathy and cultural awareness, where she is able to understand and tailor her treatments and services to each individual. Cindy feels that the most amazing part of her job is when she engages and works closely with the patient for a better and healthier smile! Especially when the patient comes out of the treatment feeling relieved and says, “that was nothing at all. I feel amazing!”
In her spare days from work, Cindy plays badminton as a way to keep fit and socialise. She is also a fluent Mandarin and Cantonese speaker.
Client Experience Manager
Tharuna joins the Boutique Dental Care team with a Certificate III in Business as well as a Certificate III in Dental Assisting. We couldn’t be happier to have her working in the practice!
Tharuna enjoys all aspects of her work, but is especially prideful when it comes to helping patients experience the best possible care and seeing them leave happy and smiling.
When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending her time cooking, travelling and reading. Get to know more about Tharuna when you visit us for your next appointment. She looks forward to welcoming you to our practice.
Dorsa is the very energetic, enthusiastic and smiley member of our team who immigrated to Australia with her family in 2017 from Iran (Tehran).
She formerly worked as a stylist and sales manager in a large department store as well as has experience in dental nursing. Dorsa studied design & interior architecture at UTS but has decided to pursue a career in Dentistry and is gaining crucial experience working as part of the Boutique Dental Care. She hopes to study Dental Hygiene at university in the future. She enjoys helping patients achieve beautiful and healthy smiles. As she mentioned working at Boutique Dental care is so fun and peerless, and she likes that she got this opportunity to gain lots of new skills every day here.
Dorsa’s hobbies outside of work include videography and editing. She likes to spend time looking after her plants and flowers and enjoying her favourite sports, such as tennis, cycling, swimming and badminton.