Meet Our Team:
Our team consists of 11 dedicated and caring people…
Dr Matthew White – Principal Dentist
Dr Matthew White graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1983 from the University of Sydney. He sold his first practice in Wetherill Park and bought his second practice in a small Campbelltown dental surgery in 1993. Dr White has a current senior first aid/medical emergencies certificate and regularly refreshes his knowledge with a variety of dental courses including forensics. In 2012-2013 he became a peer reviewer for the NSW Dental Board (now called AHPRA). He lives in Campbelltown with his wife and children. Dr White also finds time to volunteer with a local charity – MDSI, and participates in Dental Health Week and Dental Rescue Day – all helping local people in need.
“Dentistry has changed so much over the years and I’ve gained lots of techniques that really make the patient experience comfortable. I also really enjoy having the time to catch up with my patients when they visit me”
Dr Sawsan Shiyab – Dentist
Dr Sawsan Shiyab graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) and a Bachelor of Dentistry (Honours) in 2008 from the University of Sydney. She currently tutors endodontics at Sydney University. Dr Shiyab has a current senior first aid/medical emergencies certificate and regularly refreshes her knowledge with a variety of dental courses and volunteers for Dental Health Week and Dental Rescue Day.
“Working with such a great team is a blessing. It allows me to get to know our patients well and they can relax. Together, we can have a chat and a laugh. I always say that there is no such thing as asking me a ‘dumb’ question. I encourage open communication with my patients and I will talk them through treatment, step by step”
Dr Sukhpreet Kaur – Dentist
Dr Sukhpreet Kaur first studied at the University of Rajiv Gandhi in India, then moved to Australia in 2009. She graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2014 from ADC in Melbourne. Dr Kaur has a current senior first aid/medical emergencies certificate and regularly refreshes her knowledge with a variety of dental courses and volunteers for Dental Health Week and Dental Rescue Day.
“I enjoy taking the time to explain dentistry to my patients. They really appreciate it and together we can make decisions about their dental needs and their goals. I want to help my patients feel welcomed, empowered and relaxed when they come to visit me.”
Jody -Practice Manager
Jody first started dental assisting in 1988. She is a trained secretary and in 2003 earned the Certificate III in dental assisting. She won the Marie Wells prize for infection control and become National Dux. In 2007 she completed the Smiles for Life Programme at the Westmead Centre for Oral Health, Special Care Unit. She is trained in WHS and has a certificate in small business, dental assistant level & dentist level forensics and first aid.
Jody organises all aspects of the business and ensures the laws and regulations are followed. She has worked tirelessly to improve the surgery and keep up with technology. She ensures those with a disability or that have a dental phobia have a place they feel cares for them. Her team are kind, gentle and giving.
“We have a happy and thriving workplace that considers the needs of the community. I have helped to create a welcoming and caring practice for both patients and staff and have guided the team to achieve the highest clinical Standards and infection control possible. Also, we share lots of laughter with our patients. When I think about it, laughing with the dentist/assistant; doesn’t that say a lot about how our patients feel”
Kelly – Receptionist
Kelly first started dental assisting in 1996 and from 1999 she became our full time receptionist. She completed the course in dental assistant forensic dentistry in 2003 and again in 2015 and holds a current first aid certificate. Kelly has a phenomenal memory when it comes to remembering patients and their families. She has a happy, bubbly personality and is always ready to laugh and smile. Kelly enjoys everything about her job, especially catching up with our patients.
“I look forward to coming to work each day and helping people feel welcomed and relaxed!”
Jenny – Dental Assistant
Jenny first started dental assisting in 2005 and received a certificate in dental assistant forensic dentistry in 2008 and again in 2015 and holds a current first aid certificate. Jenny is friendly and down to earth. She is particularly good at helping nervous patients feel relaxed and cared for during treatment. In 2016, she won the NSW DAPA ‘Loyalty & Long Service’ Award.
“I’m sensitive to patient’s feelings and hope that at the end of the appointment I’ve helped them to genuinely feel glad they visited us. Also, I’m absolutely thrilled to win this prestigious award! ”
Sam – Dental Assistant/Receptionist
Sam first started dental assisting in 2006 and received her Certificate III in dental assisting in 2008. She completed the course in dental assistant forensic dentistry in 2008 and again in 2015 and holds a current first aid certificate. Sam also works on the reception desk each week. She is great with technology and has been instrumental in helping to update our staff training manuals. In 2013 a member of the public collapsed on the street and she performed CPR until the ambulance arrived, saving his life. Sam is bubbly, friendly and super organised. She likes meeting new and interesting people and feels that her job is never boring, because every patient’s dental needs are different.
“I really admire parents when they encourage their children to visit us, because it can be a difficult thing to do, especially for the first visit. I love to make this childhood experience gentle, fun and enjoyable.”
Jesse – Dental Assistant/Assistant Practice Manager
Jesse first started working with us in 2008 as assistant practice manager. She has training in accounting and in 2010 received her Certificate III in dental assisting. She completed the course in dental assistant forensic dentistry 2015 and holds a current first aid certificate. She is absolutely indispensable to the business side of the practice.
Jesse is also our tooth fairy helper. She is gentle and softly spoken, and cares a lot about our patients. She helped create our personalised Tooth Fairy Letters for our younger patients and she makes special visits to the surgery. These visits are always shown on our Facebook page a week or two before she arrives, allowing Mums & Dads to know when to come in and say ‘Hi’.
“I like to help people feel safe and comfortable when they come to our practice. I think it’s especially wonderful to help children believe in the Tooth Fairy and magic!”
Audrey – Dental Assistant
Audrey started working with us in 2010. She had previous dental assisting experience working at Westmead Dental Hospital in 1990 and later, at a specialist periodontist practice. She received her Certificate III in dental assisting in 2013 and completed the course in dental assistant forensic dentistry in 2015. She also holds a current first aid certificate. Audrey is quiet and very thoughtful. Her many years of dental assisting has honed her skills and increased her knowledge, making her a very experienced dental assistant.
“I like the friendly atmosphere in our workplace, learning new things and getting to know patients and their families”
Janeen – Dental Assistant
Janeen started dental assisting in January 2015 and also completed a course in forensic dentistry for the dental assistants. She holds a current first aid certificate for managing medical emergencies. Janeen is a qualified Aid/Assistant in Nursing (AIN), she has 10 years’ experience working in nursing homes. Janeen loves talking to patients and always greets them with a smile. She enjoys learning new things and working with our friendly group. In August 2015 she won the NSW DAPA “New Employee of the Year” Award.
“I’m so proud to win this prestigious award after only working as a dental assistant for the past 7 months. I love dental assisting and laughing with our patients. I try hard every day to make seeing us, a gentle and supportive experience. I can’t believe that every patient says ‘thank you’ to me when they are leaving.”
Louise – Dental Assistant
Louise started working with Family Dental Care in November 2015. She is a recent school leaver and has taken to dental assisting very quickly. She is reliable, hard working and has a great memory. She holds a current first aid certificate and has formal training in child care. We know she will be welcomed by our patients when she finishes her dental assisting training.
“There is so much to learn, but I really like it. It’s a responsible job and it feels so good to part of a team that looks after me and to be around patients that welcome and encourage me.”