Get To Know Us

Meet our team of qualified and highly experienced male and female dentists as well as our Oral Health Therapist. We work as a team to bring you high quality dental care at affordable prices.

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Dr Abdul Gaffar

Principle Dental Surgeon

Dr. Gaffar completed his Bachelor of Dental Science in New Zealand at Otago University before moving to Australia. In 2002, he opened Bonnyrigg Dental Surgery and relocated to a nearby larger property in 2012.  He has a passion for surgical wisdom extractions and particularly complex cases. Dr Gaffar can speak Hindi.

Dr Maliha Pradhan

Dental Surgeon

Dr. Pradhan completed a Bachelor of Medical Science (Pharmacology) at the University of New South Wales, where she then continued with a Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Melbourne. She has gained experience in rural Victoria, working with Indigenous Australian communities and has also spent time volunteering in Cambodia, providing dental treatment and oral health promotion to children. Dr Pradhan is also able to speak Bengali. 

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Dr Alex Aguilar

Dental Surgeon

Dr. Aguilar graduated from the University of Sydney with a degree in B. Science (Anatomy and Histology) and went on to his postgraduate dental studies at the University of Sydney. He is known for his gentle and caring nature, and his ability to give his patients the smile they have always wanted. Outside of Dentistry, Dr Alex enjoys playing basketball and spending time with his family.

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Shida Taheri

Oral Health Therapist

Shida has been a part of our team for over 12 years, she worked as a dental assistant at Bonnyrigg Dental Surgery whilst studying a Bachelor of Oral Health – Dental Hygiene and since finishing, she has been our much loved dental hygienist. She continued her studies as an Oral Heath Therapist with a passion for providing treatment to children with her vibrant and caring nature. Shida can also speak Farsi (Persian).


Dr. Brian Tran

Dental Surgeon

Dr. Tran completed a Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science and continued with a Graduate Diploma of Dentistry at Griffith University. He has developed his experience by working in regional Queensland, providing gentle oral health care to patients. Dr Tran can speak Vietnamese and regularly attends professional development courses to keep up to date with the rapidly changing world of modern Dentistry. 



Jennifer & Rebekah

Our surgery would not be complete without our great reception staff. They provide a friendly attitude to all patients, whether it be on the phone or in person.

Dental Nurses

Sarah, Ria, Zaina & Alyssa

Being highly trained and competent with infection control, our efficient team of dental nurses provide a positive and safe environment for both patients and other staff members

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