Dentists

Dr Niran Pathmaperuma

One of our more senior dentists is Dr Pradeepa Niranjara Pathmaperuma – but you can call him Niran (we do). Always ready with a smile…

Dr Niran Pathmaperuma

One of our more senior dentists is Dr Pradeepa Niranjara Pathmaperuma – but you can call him Niran (we do).

Always ready with a smile for his patients (and anyone else in the vicinity), you’ll find Niran to be an exceptionally gentle dentist – in personality as well as technique.

Niran’s well trained as a dentist. He’s completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Sri Lanka in 1997, and followed it up with a Bachelor of Dentistry from the University of Queensland in 2001. Niran then went on to work in Stanhope and Goondiwindi in Queensland for two years, before relocating to Canberra in late 2003, eventually becoming a partner here at Curtin Dental in 2005.

Niran’s special interests are Dentoalveolar Surgery and Implant Dentistry. But it goes without saying that he excels in every area of general dentistry, from root canal treatment through to crowns, bridges and more.

He looks forward to provide gentle and caring treatment for all his patients.

What makes Niran smile?
‘I love spending time with my family. By beautiful wife, my gorgeous daughter and two handsome sons! I also love seeing my patients smile – they’re happy, and I get to admire my handiwork. :-)’

Dr Tiffany Tam

Dr Tiffany Tam grew up in Canberra and obtained her Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) from the University of Melbourne in 2001. She has over…

Dr Tiffany Tam

Dr Tiffany Tam grew up in Canberra and obtained her Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) from the University of Melbourne in 2001. She has over 10 years of experience working in Albury, Singapore and Melbourne in both public and private dentistry. She recently moved back to Canberra with her husband and two young daughters. She is a caring and compassionate dentist with an interest in preventive and minimal intervention dentistry. Tiffany is fluent in Cantonese.

What makes Tiffany smile?
‘Feeling the crunch of snow under my snowboard, watching old James Bond movies, playing with my cat and spending time with my husband and daughters.’

Dr Nitin Pandey

Dr Nitin Pandey isn’t just good at his job – he loves it. It’s that combination of skill and passion that makes him such a…

Dr Nitin Pandey

Dr Nitin Pandey isn’t just good at his job – he loves it. It’s that combination of skill and passion that makes him such a perfect fit as a dentist – and partner – at Curtin Dental.

As your dentist, Nitin takes the time to get to know you, so he can give you the kind of dental care that’s just right for you.

Nitin’s nothing if not experienced. Since graduating in 2001, he’s spent the last 15 years practicing as a dentist here in Australia and overseas. He never stops pushing his boundaries, having completed extensive post-graduate training at La Trobe University, Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne and lastly Charles Sturt University, where he was awarded the Dean’s Award of Academic Excellence in his Post Graduate Diploma of Dental Implantology.

PHD Restorative Dentistry at the University of Manchester.

He’s proud of his expertise across all aspects of general dentistry including dental implants, root canal treatment, crowns and bridges, minor oral surgery and restorative dentistry.

What makes Nitin smile?
‘I love nothing more than cruising the open road on my Triumph, or when I’m at home, hanging out with my Labrador, Marley.’

Dr Jason La

Born and raised in Canberra, Dr Jason La received his Masters of Dentistry from La Trobe University in 2012. Don’t let his youthful appearance deceive…

Dr Jason La

Born and raised in Canberra, Dr Jason La received his Masters of Dentistry from La Trobe University in 2012.

Don’t let his youthful appearance deceive you. Jason has the rock-solid skills and unwavering confidence of a dentist many years his senior – it’s why we hired him. Add to the mix his calming, relaxed personality and you start to see why Jason’s patients rate him so highly.

Adept in all areas of general dentistry, Jason worked in both public and private practices in Canberra and Airlie Beach before he joined Curtin Dental.

What makes Jason smile?
‘I’m happy when I’m hitting the gym, enjoying good food, and remembering to floss every day!’

Dr Naomi Kottege

After growing up in Canberra, Dr Naomi Kottege only left her hometown for long enough to gain her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University…

Dr Naomi Kottege

After growing up in Canberra, Dr Naomi Kottege only left her hometown for long enough to gain her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide. Fortunately for Canberra, she came right back after graduating, and ultimately found her way here to Curtin Dental.

Naomi’s great with kids. Whether it’s comforting words, or the use of happy gas for more anxious kids, she’ll do whatever it takes to ensure your little one has a positive dental experience. Her ultimate goal is to make your child – and indeed, you – as comfortable as possible during their trip to the dentist.

Naomi’s high level of technical skill, combined with her gentle and compassionate manner, is what makes her so popular with her patients.

What makes Naomi smile?
‘Spending time with my dogs – be it dishing out belly rubs or walks around the neighbourhood. I also enjoy running around Lake Burley Griffin, curling up with a good book, and whipping up a batch of sweet treats every now and then!’

Dr Veronica Adam

Bio Coming soon

Dr Veronica Adam

Bio Coming soon

Bec Henderson – Hygienist

Bec has a passion and love for dentistry, she has worked and studied in the field since leaving school, completing her qualification as a dental hygienist…

Bec Henderson – Hygienist

Bec has a passion and love for dentistry, she has worked and studied in the field since leaving school, completing her qualification as a dental hygienist in Wales in 2010. 

Since joining the Curtin Dental team in January 2016 we have had nothing but positive feedback from patients who have seen great results clinically.

Bec’s gentle approach and comprehensive knowledge in the field of dental hygiene allows patients to be put at ease knowing they are receiving the highest quality of care in a controlled yet relaxed manner.

Her drive and passion is very contagious and along with her fun and friendly personality she is able to motivate and inspire patients and colleagues alike.

Why not book an appointment with Bec next time you book your regular dental check up and leave with an even bigger smile.

Lisa Vu – Hygienist

Originally from Sydney, Lisa moved to Canberra after graduating with a Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Sydney in 2012. Having lived in…

Lisa Vu – Hygienist

Originally from Sydney, Lisa moved to Canberra after graduating with a Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Sydney in 2012. Having lived in Sydney all her life, Canberra was a welcomed change of pace and environment.

Before joining the team at Curtin Dental, Lisa worked in both the public and private sectors in Sydney and Canberra, which has given her an abundance of knowledge and experience in her field of Dental Hygiene, Dental Therapy and Orthodontics.

Lisa’s passion dwells in helping patients achieve a beautiful smile and feel confident inside and out. She quotes Aristotle “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work” as her philosophy for her work.

Committed to continuing professional development, Lisa attends a variety of courses interstate to keep up to date with the latest advances in dental technology in order to deliver high quality care to all of her patients.