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Meet the Team at Keilor East Dental Smiles

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Dr George Gurguis, DDS

At Keilor East Dental Smiles, your dental health is in the highly skilled hands of Dr George Gurguis, a dedicated professional passionate about providing outstanding dental care to our Keilor East community.

Dr George always wanted to be a dentist. He was intrigued by the mix of science and artistry involved in dentistry. He enjoys creating smiles and using his artistic skills to achieve extraordinary cosmetic results.

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Dr Shannon De Silva, DDS

Shannon graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide before returning home to work in Melbourne. After graduating, she worked in both the public and private sectors.

Shannon enjoys general dentistry and is passionate about making your dental experience as stress-free as possible. It’s particularly gratifying to help anxious patients be more at ease so they can receive the care they need.

Outside the clinic, Shannon enjoys spending time with her family and friends, shopping, and spoiling her pet puggle!

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Dr Lisa Peng, BDSc, MD

Lisa graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Dentistry and a Master of Dentistry. As part of her program, she has provided care for a diverse patient base in regional Victoria. Her passion for improving community health involves outreach programs for local schools, kindergartens and aged-care facilities. Lisa takes pride in providing high-quality dental care for her patients. Her gentle and friendly demeanour helps alleviate any of the stress or anxiety often associated with dental care.

In her spare time, Lisa loves exploring new places to eat, reading and being a couch potato. Her spoken languages are English and conversational Mandarin.

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Dr Marianne Chua, DDS

Marianne is a distinguished graduate of the University of Melbourne, achieving excellence in the Doctor of Dental Surgery program in 2023 and the Bachelor of Science in 2020. Her educational journey fuelled a profound passion for the art and science of dentistry.

Dedicated to delivering superior patient care with great skill and compassion, Marianne is eager to contribute to the wellbeing of the Keilor East community and beyond as a general dentist.

When she’s not working, Marianne enjoys making and eating yummy food, practising yoga and lounging with her pet bunny.

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Lisa Tran, Dental Assistant

Lisa started her dental journey at Keilor East Dental Smiles in 2022 with a passion for dental care, delivering huge smiles to all the patients she interacts with. While working in our clinic, Lisa is continuing her Certificate III in Dental Assisting, with aspirations to become a dental hygienist/oral therapist.

Outside the clinic, Lisa is an adventurous foodie – she loves pasta – and adores her fur baby Mali.

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Emily Farrugia, Dental Assistant

Emily has worked at our clinic since 2022 as one of our dental assistants. She is currently working on completing her Bachelor in Nursing, at Australian Catholic University.

In her spare time, she likes to get together with her friends and family, explore new food places and play with her three dogs.

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Janelle Muscat, Dental Assistant

Janelle began working with Keilor East Dental Smiles in 2022. Currently studying for a Diploma in Nursing, her goals are to complete her Bachelor of Nursing and become a cosmetic nurse.

Outside the clinic, Janelle enjoys eating out with friends and hanging out with her puppy, Pyro.

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Brigid Nguyen, Dental Assistant

Driven by a passion for dental care and a genuine desire to bring smiles to every patient she encounters, Brigid began working at Keilor East Dental Smiles in 2022. She is pursuing her studies in tertiary education while continuing to work at our clinic, setting her sights on becoming a general dentist in the future.

Outside the clinic, Brigid dedicates her free time to reading and playing with her two dogs, Teggy and Shadow.

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Smarina Bhandari, Dental Assistant

Smarina is a dedicated dental assistant with a passion for working in the health industry and helping people. Her commitment to providing excellent patient care makes her a valued member of the Keilor East Dental Smiles team.

Smarina is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Nutrition Science at Latrobe University. She is dedicated to furthering her education to enhance her ability to support and educate patients on their health journeys.

Outside of work, Smarina enjoys a variety of activities that keep her creative and engaged. She loves reading books, experimenting with cooking different types of dishes, and expressing herself through painting.

Discover how Smarina’s passion and dedication can enhance your experience at Keilor East Dental Smiles. She looks forward to welcoming you into our care.

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Wennet Suniga, Dental Assistant

Wennet graduated from Lyceum Northwestern University in the Philippines in 2019 and finds it rewarding to be an integral part of our dental team. She enjoys having the opportunity to develop her professional identity and sense of responsibility in assisting dentists during procedures and delivering a quality experience in patient care.

For Wennet, the most rewarding aspect of being a dental nurse is having the ability to reduce patients’ anxiety, make them feel comfortable and be able to communicate with them effectively.

When she’s not at the practice, Wennet likes to spend most of her time with her family, cooking, going on park visits with her little one and reading books or listening to music.

Meet the Team at Keilor East Dental Smiles | (03) 7038 0612