The Friendly Faces at Boutique Dental Care

Meet Our Chatswood 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.

Boutique Dental Team

Principal Dentist

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.

Associate Dentist

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


Jinous graduated from Newcastle University with a bachelor degree in Dental Hygiene. Her passion in working with children led her to study further and be one of the first cohorts undertaking a Graduate Diploma of Dental Therapy. Furthermore; she expanded her scope of practice in dentistry and once again she was one of the first cohort studying post graduate certificate in Adult Dental Therapy at University of Sydney. As an Oral Health Therapist, Jinous provides both dental hygiene and therapy services to both children and adults.

Jinous has worked in different settings: public hospital, private dental practices and cooperate sectors. She is also a clinical educator at the University of Sydney.

She is a member of the Australian Dental Hygiene Association and to strive for excellence she attends conferences and seminars on a regular basis.

Her passion for oral hygiene, combined with her professional and friendly demeanour, ensure her patients feel relaxed and well looked after while receiving highest quality of care. Jinous believes that mouth is a window to the overall body and sh elites to improve every patient’s quality of life through individualised tailored plan for their oral health.

Outside of dentistry, Jinous is a Mum of two and enjoys exploring nature’s beauty, travel and experiencing new cultures.

Oral Health Therapist


Victoria graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2015 as a dual trained Oral Health Therapist and was practicing in Melbourne for several years before making the move back home to Sydney. She recently completed a post graduate degree in Advanced Clinical Practice at the University of Melbourne and has also previously undertaken additional training with The Australian Dental Association to be able to complete in-office whitening procedures.

Victoria is especially passionate about preventative dentistry, the management and maintenance of periodontal disease and the treatment and management of TMD through orofacial myofunctional therapy.
She is fluent in Spanish and also has a moderate understanding of the Portuguese language.

In her spare time Victoria enjoys working out and being outdoors. She has traveled extensively and particularly enjoys experiencing the many different cultures and cuisines the world has to offer.

Senior Dental Nurse


With her friendly demeanour and gentle manner, she has been an invaluable addition to the BDC team.

Our Mandarin-speaking patients will be pleased to know that Rachel is also fluent, and is more than happy to translate for patients who require it.

Dental Nurse


Nisha is happy to help our most anxious patients calm down and enjoy our Team’s services. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry. She speaks Thai, so she loves helping our Thai patients with their dental needs!

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.




I’ve joined the practice for 3 months and have learned a lot since my first day. I enjoy helping our patients with their scheduling and assisting with the payments. Some of the positive experiences I have had with the patients include getting to know them and listening to their story. It is also very rewarding to see the transformation of their teeth and how much more confident they are with their new smile. A good day at work for me is when we get to help as many patients as possible and they thoroughly enjoy their experience here with us and kindly give us positive feedbacks.



Rina graduated from High School in 2020, and she is in her 2nd year in Uni studying Nursing and International Studies, majoring in German. She loves the joy on patients’ faces after getting veneers or finishing Invisalign. She used to coach children for swimming in beginner and intermediate levels, so she is always happy to welcome children in our clinic! She is interested in all aspects of dentistry, with a special focus on cosmetic dentistry as she has seen many times how much patients’ confidence is boosted after cosmetic treatments.

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!