St Marys Dental Surgery NSW - Team

Dr Namik Abdulhak

Dr Abdulhak received a Bachelor of Biomedical Science with First Class Honours degree from the University of Technology Sydney in 2004, in the field of Molecular Biology and completed his Dentistry degree in 2010, at the University of Sydney.

He is highly skilled in practicing all aspects of general dentistry including Crown and Bridge work, Endodontics and Oral Surgery. He also specialises in cosmetic dentistry, including porcelain crowns, veneers, in office tooth whitening as well as cosmetic injectables such as muscle relaxants and dermal fillers. These techniques are done with care and precision in order to enhance an already beautiful smile.

Dr Abdulhak is up to date with the latest in dental innovations and practices. Through continuing professional development training and education, he strives to provide his patients with the most advanced treatments available. He is also very patient and approachable, and always aims to make his patients’ visits as enjoyable as possible.

Dr Michelle Chong

Having grown up with a doting grandmother who only has two teeth and many uncles and aunties who complain on occasion about their toothaches has led Michelle to wanting to become a dentist.

Michelle strives to do her best every day to help patients, whether it be to relieve pain, to be able to eat again, overcome their fear of dentists, or feel more confident about their own smile.

Michelle has a passion for making straighter teeth with braces and helping to improve smiles. Whether it’s your first time to the dentist or whether you are a seasoned dental goer, Michelle always tries to take a gentle approach to treat her patients, taking the time to listen and explain any treatment that is needed.

Michelle has two children of her own, who she says trains her for handling even the cheekiest of kids when they come to the dentist. Her gentle and firm approach helps kids ensures that kids enjoy their visits to the dentist but at the same time understand the importance of looking after their own teeth.

Dr Daniel Tan

Specialist Prosthodontist

Possessing an eye for intricate detail and a love for working with his hands and helping people, Dr Tan enjoys being a specialist prosthodontist.

For Dr Tan, the most fulfilling part of his work is being able to coordinate patients’ rehabilitation, often in collaboration with other specialists not only to restore patients’ function and smile but also their confidence and self-esteem. “It can be a very emotional journey for patients ending with tears of happiness!”

Dr Tan enjoys educating others about prosthodontics. “I am committed to generating, disseminating and preserving knowledge.” In addition to working at St Marys Dental & Periodontics, he remains active in academic teaching at the University of Sydney.

In 2010, Dr Tan received his Bachelor of Dental Science degree from the University of Queensland. He then completed the three-year, full-time Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics) specialty program at the University of Sydney in 2017. In 2018, he was admitted as a Member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

With a keen interest in dental implant rehabilitation and its association with mastication and cognitive health, Dr Tan has shared his research at various conferences. The manuscript is to be published in a peer-reviewed journal. He has presented at the Oral Rehabilitation Symposium by the University of Sydney 2018 (Sydney, Australia) and The Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists (AANZP) Biennial Conference 2016 (Sydney, Australia).

To maintain the highest standards of dental and general health, and to progress with clinical advancements, Dr Tan is a member of the following professional organisations:

  • Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists (AANZP)
  • Australian Dental Association (ADA)
  • Australasian Osseointegration Society (AOS)
  • Australian Prosthodontic Society (APS)
  • International College of Prosthodontists (ICP)

When not working or teaching Dr Tan loves food and trying new cafes. He also likes staying active and enjoys playing tennis, golfing and sailing.

Dr Nima Kianoush

Specialist Periodontist

Dr Nima Kianoush worked for 15 years as a dentist, before completing his Post-graduate studies in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry from the University of Sydney.

He has been involved in teaching at the University of Sydney since 2008, for postgraduate dental students. He has also been heavily involved in research and completed his PhD in Oral Life Sciences and Oral Microbiology at the Institute of Dental Research, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney.

Dr Kianoush’s research has been accepted in peer-reviewed journals for publications. He has received research grants from the Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF), International Scholarships, as well as grants from the Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Sydney.

Dr Kianoush has been a member of International Association for Dental Research (IADR) since 2010. He is also a member of International Team for Implantology (ITI), Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) and Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists (ANZAP). He is an active reviewer for a number of scientific journals in the field of oral biology and microbiology.
His past and current research interests have been on oral microbiology and peri-implant disease.

Due to his research and academic background, Dr Kianoush believes in scientifically supported, evidence-based approach in periodontal and implant treatment and does not consider experimental treatment as an option.

When not at clinical practice, besides enjoying family time with his wife (Dr Reihaneh Nassirian), Nima reviews scientific research literature and works on his lecture presentations.

Kelly Hobson

Practice Manager

Kelly has over 20 years’ experience in the dental field, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team.

She started her career as dental receptionist and has worked as a dental assistant, surgical assistant, sterilisation nurse, treatment coordinator and practice manager. She is passionate about her job and is dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients.

Kelly joined the team at St Marys Dental & Periodontics in August 2019 as our Practice Manager. She extends herself to ensure everything runs smoothly for staff and patients alike. Her friendly nature puts everyone at ease and she continually strives to provide our patients with the best possible care, giving patients detailed information on dental treatment options.

Hannah Bailey

Senior Dental Assistant

Hannah is the Senior Dental Assistant at St Marys Dental & Periodontics and joined the team in March 2017.

She was previously a Vet Nurse for many years but decided to challenge herself in a new field of work. Hannah enjoys every aspect of Dentistry but gains a deep sense of fulfilment working in Periodontics, oral health and surgical procedures.