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Meet Our Chatswood Dental Team

The Friendly Faces at Boutique Dental Care

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: divider-full
Dr Meng Quah, Dentist Chatswood

Dr Meng Quah-Shepherd — Principal Dentist

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.

Her team members say “her eyes light up” when she’s working on a cosmetic smile make over!
MEET DR. MENG

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Dr Cecilia So

Dr Cecilia So — Dental Surgeon

Dr Cecilia So is a Dental Surgeon with extensive experience in wisdom teeth and dental implant procedures, in both hospital based and private practice settings. After graduating with Honours with Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Sydney in 2003.

She trained in the Oral and Maxillofacial Department in Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in the United Kingdom, achieving her Membership with the Royal College of Surgeons (London) by examination. She returned to Sydney to continue working as a hospital dentist in the Special Care Dentistry Unit with special interest in Oral Surgery at Westmead Centre for Oral Health. She completed a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants), University of Sydney and is now a committee member, mentor and Clinical Associate Lecturer and examiner for the program. She is also an Executive committee member of the Australian Osseointegration Society and lectures in Surgical Dentistry for the General Dentist for the Australian Dental Association.

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Dr RutaDr Ruta Bhalero — Associate Dentist

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.

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Nyah — Practice Manager

Nyah Wu, Practice ManagerNyah joins the Boutique Dental Care team with a passion for witnessing the life changing power of a healthy, confident smile that people often achieve after visiting the dentist. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UIC in 2007, and more recently graduated with a Diploma of Social Media Marketing.

It’s her goal to help people overcome their fears of visiting the dentist and understanding the importance of oral hygiene.

Outside of the practice, Nyah enjoys playing piano, golf, reading and practicing Bikram Yoga. In her free time, she occasionally models. Get to know more about Nyah when you visit us for your next appointment.

Jen — Senior Dental Nurse

Jennifer Vegar Dental AssistantAs Dr Meng’s lead assistant, Jen thoroughly enjoys helping our patients achieve the smile and dental health that they’ve wanted for so long. Jen is responsible for ensuring we maintain high infection control standards in sterilisation. She says it’s great to work with such a ‘fun’ team. During her personal time, she likes dancing, wine tasting, walking and listening to classical music.

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Cecilia — Dental Nurse

Cecilia Zhang Dental NurseFluent in both English and Mandarin, Cecilia also holds a qualification in Beauty Therapy. She strives to help take patients’ experiences to the highest level and quality, looking after everyone like family. In her free time, she likes to read, exercise, catch up on beauty trends and listen to music.

Katherine — Dental Hygienist

Katherine Mackenzie dental hygienist Katherine received her BSc Honours degree in the UK and has over 20 years of experience in the dental industry. As our hygienist, she enjoys meeting new people every day and helping our patients achieve the best oral health possible. When she’s out of the office, she likes walking her dog, eating out, going to the cinema and keeping fit.

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Anna — Dental Hygienist

Anna - Dental HygienistIn her role at the practice, Anna likes that she can make a positive impact on the world one person at a time. She loves having the chance to change lives for the better. When Anna embarked on a career in dental hygiene, she knew she’d finally found her niche. She immediately felt a great sense of satisfaction in knowing that she was helping her patients keep their smiles for a lifetime.

Anna enjoys meeting people from many walks of life. She feels feel privileged to be a part of their lives. Empathetic and caring, Anna builds a foundation of trust. She helps nervous patients become more relaxed at the practice. For her, it’s fulfilling to focus on assisting patients to attain optimal oral health that everyone deserves.

In 2007, Anna earned a Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of South Australia. She also possesses an Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene). Anna stays abreast of the latest in dentistry through continuing professional development activities.

Outside of the practice, Anna likes to spend time with family and friends. She also enjoys reading, travelling and cooking. To stay fit, Anna loves Pilates, walking and dancing.

We Care About Your Experience

Talk to us about what is bothering you about your teeth, no matter how small it may seem. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment. We’re open late!

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