Our Dentists

Come and meet our friendly, professional team:


Our Prosthetist

Our Hygienists

Our Practice Manager

  • Laurie Gull

Our Receptionists

  • Gay, Kirsten, Michelle, Deb, Kerri

Our Dental Assistants

  • Amasha, Ana, Ash, Deb, Emily, Emma, Isabella, Keren, Kerri,
    Lisa, Mellinda, Melissa, Naomi, Tina, Tristan

Dentist Profiles

Dr Linda Chapman

Dr Linda Chapman

Dr Linda Chapman was born and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand. She graduated from The University of Otago in 1994, following which she worked in various practices in New Zealand and the United Kingdom before moving to Sydney. She joined our team in 2001.
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Dr Michael Chen

Dr Michael Chen

Dr Michael Chen graduated from The University of Sydney in 1993, obtaining a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Since then, Michael has worked in a variety of dental settings including public health, health fund centres and private practices. Early on, he limited his practice to the field of Oral Surgery and he still holds a staff position in the Oral Surgery Department of Sydney Dental Hospital.
Since 1995, Michael has been looking after our patients. His services include wisdom teeth removal, difficult extractions and minor soft tissue surgery. For anxious patients, procedures can be performed under intravenous sedation or general anaesthetic.
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Dr Lester Clifford

Dr Lester Clifford

Dr Lester Clifford graduated from Sydney University in 1982. After many years in teaching and private practice, he travelled to London to attain his masters degree in periodontics with distinction.
Lester now mainly focuses on implant dentistry and draws on his broad experience in the comprehensive management of patients. Over the last seventeen years he has gained extensive implant experience and he and Bez have worked as a surgical and restorative team since 1998. This close team approach ensures the best outcomes for our patients.
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Dr Su-lin de Souza

Dr Su-lin de Souza

Dr Su-lin de Souza graduated from The University of Sydney in 1992 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. For two years, she worked for the Hunter Area Health Service and then moved to private practice, joining us in 1999.
Su practises general dentistry and has a patient following from the Northern Beaches.
You can't help but notice her gentle and caring nature.

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Dr Behzad Habibi

Dr Behzhad Habibi

Dr Behzad Habibi grew up on the North Shore and after graduating in 1992 from Sydney University, started his career in community health, research and teaching. He initially joined the Group on a part time basis. He now looks after his long standing patients and focuses on more complex restorative cases. His philosophy centres on patient education, motivation and striving to satisfy patient needs while keeping treatment as simple as possible.
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Dr Mahshad Habibi

Dr Mahshad Habibi

A graduate of Sydney University, Dr Mahshad Habibi commenced her professional career in a modest single chair practice in 1992 which has now turned into this Group. Mahshad's caring nature, preventive and educative approach to dentistry has allowed her to retain patients from those early days and form bonds with them and their families.
Mahshad practises general dentistry with a special interest in root canal treatment.
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Dr Ramesh Harichandran

Dr Ramesh Harichandran

Dr Ramesh Harichandran completed his Bachelor degree in Advanced Science at The University of New South Wales and went on to complete his Bachelor of Dentistry with Honours at The University of Sydney in 2012.
Ramesh practises general dentistry and believes in evidence based dentistry.
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Dr Richard Toigo

Dr Richard Toigo

Dr Richard Toigo grew up in Rio Grande do Sul, the most southern state of Brazil, where he completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1999. After graduating, Richard spent his first few years developing his clinical skills and scientific knowledge by working as a dentist in the post graduate clinic at The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, with a focus in clinical research in the areas of restorative and cosmetic dentistry. After a few years in private practice, Richard moved to Australia in 2007. His impressive nature and skills immediately secured him a place in our Group as a full time dentist.
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prosthetist profile

Bernard McAlary

Bernard McAlary

Bernard McAlary graduated with Advanced Diplomas in Dental Technology and Dental Prosthetics. He was a lecturer at TAFE and has been providing services to some of the best Prosthodontists in Sydney.
For over fifteen years, Bernie has been taking care of our patients' denture needs. Treating the patient himself, he is able to control the quality and complete the work in a shorter period.
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Hygienist profiles

Fiona Walker

Fiona Walker

Fiona Walker joined the St Ives Dental Group team as a dental hygienist in May 2010. She graduated from The University of Newcastle in 2008 with a Bachelor of Oral Health, also receiving the "The Golden Scaler" award for professionalism and skills. Previously, she worked in the dental industry as a dental assistant and receptionist for over six years. Fiona is meticulous in all her endeavours.
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Michelle Kitcheman

Michelle Kitcheman

Michelle Kitcheman started as a dental assistant in 1999. She graduated from Newcastle University with a Bachelor of Oral Health and since 2007, Michelle has worked as a dental hygienist in both General Dentistry and Orthodontics. Michelle enjoys working with people and takes pride in all her work.
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Wendy Coleman

Wendy Coleman

Wendy is currently on extended leave.

In 1986 Wendy obtained her Enrolled Dental Hygienist and Enrolled Dental Therapist qualifications from The London Medical College, Whitechapel. Wendy has worked in private practices and public hospitals, including the Periodontics Department at Westmead Hospital, Sydney. She joined us in 2002. She has her faithful patients who appreciate her gentle nature.
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Brooke Gregory

Brooke Gregory

Brooke is currently on extended leave.

Brooke Gregory completed her Bachelor of Oral Health from The University of Newcastle in 2010 after many years of working with us as a dental assistant. She is passionate about providing the most thorough patient care possible. Brooke is attentive and enjoys nurturing her patient relationships. Her hours include Sundays and Thursday evenings.
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