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Our Six Main Core Values

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1. COMPETENCE

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2. FAIRNESS

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3. INTEGRITY

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4. RESPONSIBILITY

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5. RESPECT

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6. SERVICE IN MIND

Dr Vanina Lescano
Dr Vanina Lescano

Dr Vanina Lescano - Lower North Shore Sydney Branch

BDS, MDS

Dr Vanina has been working for 15 years in clinical practice. She completed her orthodontic specialisation degree in Argentina at the prestigious University of Buenos Aires. She moved to Australia and completed her dental council examinations, and has since joined Full Face Orthodontics from 2020.

Her passion is Early Interceptive treatment, in children, with a main focus on airway and sleep. Dr Vanina has a very thorough understanding of airway problems and its impact on children's facial growth and development, and  behaviour and learning at school.

In her spare time, Dr Vanina enjoys spending time outdoors, cooking Argentinian food and spending time with her family.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Dr Isadora Barbisan
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Dr Isadora Barbisan - Lower North Shore Sydney Branch

Dr Isadora graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul- Brazil in 2006 and completed her specialization in Orthodontics in 2010. After working for 13 years in private practice in Brazil, she moved to Australia and completed the Australian Dental Council examinations.

Dr Isadora has comprehensive experience in Orthodontics, with both kids and adults, and is passionate about Early Interceptive Treatment. She loves treating kids and is known for her friendly and warm approach, ensuring that her patients feel welcome and relaxed.

Outside of dentistry, she loves to spend time with her family and friends and enjoys nature and reading.

Dr Andrea
Dr Andrea Westerhout
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Dr Andrea Westerhout - West Sydney Branch

BDSc (Hons) UWA

GradDip Ortho (City of London Dental School, UK)

Certified Invisalign Provider

Dr Andrea Westerhout graduated with Honours from the University of Western Australia in 2010. She moved to Sydney in 2016 and has trained under the guidance of Dr Derek Mahony. She completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopaedics through the City of London Dental School.

She is very passionate about improving the lives of her patients with airway-focused dentistry. she has an eye for detail and loves helping patients achieve their best smile. She has a very caring and gentle nature and loves treating children.

Dr Westerhout also works in family private practice in inner west Sydney where she carries out restorative and cosmetic work. Outside of work, she loves keeping fit and active and enjoys music, arts and the surf.  

Language Spoken: English

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Dr Lina Carrillo  - South Sydney Branch


Dr Lina Carrillo graduated from the Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal from Lima-Peru as a Dental Surgeon in 1999, then she did a diploma in orthodontics, moved to Australia and after passing her ADC she attended further studies in orthodontics with Dr Derek Mahony, she went to work at several private practices offering orthodontic treatment while also working at Full Face Orthodontics at Harris Park fo about 4 years. She sees the mouth as the entry point for the whole body and always try to find the why of the problem of what people have to help them fix their issues. She constantly attends to courses to improve her knowledge. In her free time she likes to knit and crochet and plays soccer on the weekends. She enjoys her love for soccer with her 2 kids and husband who also play.

Dr Lina Carrillo
Dr M Javeed Rouf
Dr Javeed Rouf

Dr M Javeed Rouf  - Upper North Shore Sydney Branch

BDS, MDS Orthodontics (India)
Certified Invisalign provider.
Member of Australian Dental Association,
Member of Indian Orthodontic Society
Member of American Association of Orthodontists

Member of World Federation of Orthodontists

“I love my job as I find it extremely rewarding. I believe working together with my patients is the best way to achieve optimal functional results and a beautiful smile. The best part of my job is getting to know my patients and then seeing their confidence grow as their treatment progresses.”

Dr Javeed Rouf completed his Master’s Degree in Orthodontics, from India.

He worked in the Northshore Auckland, NZ from 2002 to 2007.

He then moved to Sydney and commenced work in private practice in Orthodontics.

Outside of dentistry he loves playing cricket with his teenage son.

Dr Sara Youssefinia
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Dr Sara Youssefinia – West Sydney Branch

DDS, MS (Specialist Orthodontist)

Doctor of Dental Surgery 2002-2008

Master of Orthodontics 2010-2013
Associate Professor of Orthodontics 2014-2019

GradDip Ortho (City of London Dental School, UK) 2020-2023

Certified Invisalign/Spark Provider

Official MSE Technique Provider (Prof. Won Moon)

Dr Sara Youssefinia completed her dental education and orthodontic residency in Tehran, Iran. After graduation, she worked at orthodontic department of dental faculty for 5 years, where she enhanced her skills in orthodontic research and practical skills. She has been treating orthodontic patients since 2013.

Dr Youssefinia is actively involved in continuing professional development to ensure that her skills and knowledge stay at the forefront of clinical dentistry. She is highly skilled in all fields of Orthodontics with special interest in Early Interceptive treatment, Growth modification and Nonextraction treatment plans. Dr Sara has a very thorough understanding of airway problems and its impact on children's facial growth and development. She loves helping patients achieve their best smile.

Language spoken: English and Farsi

Dr Carmen
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Dr Carmen Karadeniz – East Sydney Branch

DDS, PhD, Dip Ortho

Carmen is passionate for providing excellence in orthodontic clinical care utilising the latest technologies available for treating patients in both clear aligners and braces.

More than 15 years’ extensive orthodontic training and experience asClinician, Academic and Clinical Educator in Orthodontics which include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Dental Science in Medical and Dental Science (Orthodontics). Nagasaki University, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Japan. (2004-2009)

  • Graduate Diploma in Orthodontics. Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University. (2001-2004)

  • Published research in the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Australian Orthodontic Journal, The Angle Orthodontist, the European Journal of Orthodontics, Progress in Orthodontics, Turkish Orthodontic Journal; and Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society (APOS) Trends in Orthodontics.

  • Reviewer of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, The Angle Orthodontist journal, European Journal of Orthodontics, APOS Trends in Orthodontics, Turkish Journal of Orthodontics, Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research, Australasian Orthodontic Journal, International Orthodontics, Dental Press of Orthodontics, Bioactive Materials, Archives of Oral Biology and Progress of Orthodontics.

  • Senior Lecturer Orthodontics at the University of Sydney (2009-2012) training postgraduate students to become specialist Orthodontists in Australia.

  • Senior Lecturer and course coordinator of the Discipline of Orthodontics at James Cook University (2016-2021), sharing her expertise and skills with undergraduate and postgraduate students.

  • Member of the Australian Dental Association, World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO), American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), Turkish Orthodontic Society and Australasian Sleep Association (ASA).

  • Languages: Native Spanish speaker, fluent in Japanese and Turkish.

 

Outside of work, you will find Carmen spending time with family and friends or bike riding with her children Sami and Lara.

Carl Pan
Dr. Carl Pan

Dr Carl Pan – East Sydney Branch

BOHDSc, GDipDentl GDipOrtho (U.K), Fellow of FIADFE, FICCDE

Dr Carl was educated at Sydney Boys’ High, before moving to the Gold Coast where he completed both his Bachelors and Post-Graduate Diploma in Dentistry with distinction. Furthermore, he has completed a 3 year postgraduate orthodontic degree from the City of London Dental School.

Carl’s friendly and caring nature ensures that his patients always feel comfortable in the treatment that he provides.

Dr Alice
Dr Alice Shan

Dr Alice Shan

BMedSc UNSW, DDS Melb, GradDipClinDent (Clear Aligner) CoLDS

After obtaining a Bachelors in Medical Science from the University of New South Wales, Dr. Alice went on to complete her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Melbourne in 2014 with numerous awards in academic achievement.

Having undergone complex orthodontic treatment herself, Alice understands the life-changing impact a confident and healthy smile can have. Unsurprisingly, she has gravitated towards the area of orthodontics. Alice has completed a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Clear Aligner Orthodontics with the City of London Dental School, an Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedics program with the International Academy of Advanced Dentistry.

 

Alice believes in a holistic approach to Orthodontics, with emphasis on airway and childhood interceptive orthodontics. Her main focus is on creating beautiful, full smiles that enhance the facial profile, supported by healthy joints and airways. She believes that while surgery and tooth extractions still have a place in Orthodontics today, they can be avoided in many instances with good treatment planning and early intervention.

 

Outside of work, you will find Alice either outdoors with her dog Ollie, enjoying nature, or in the kitchen baking up a storm (with a dental podcast playing).

Mohammed
Dr Mohammed Al-Saeed

Dr Mohammed Al-Saeed - Geelong Branch

Invisalign Education Course by Southern Cross Dental. October 2016- November 2017

Invisalign Course by Invisalign (align). October 2018

Sleep Disordered Breathing by ODL Sleep Services

The Reality of TMD Through Pacific Smiles Dental Group

Cone Beam CT Radiation Licensing Theory Course and Examination. December 2018

Has completed 3 years of post-graduate Orthodontic training leading to a graduate Diploma in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedic from City of London Dental School.

MSE certified (Prof. Won Moon)

I have strong interest in Oral Surgery, Dental Cosmetics, and Orthodontics. Patient satisfaction is my priority and I invest the best knowledge and effort I can in every case I start. I also enjoy working in the academic sector. I worked as a clinical instructor at the School of Dentistry in Latrobe University, VIC and as a lecturer in One Dental Academy for preparing dentists sitting the Australian Dental Council examinations.

Having completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2004, Dr Mohammed has gone on to complete his Post graduate Diploma in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the City of London Dental School, under the guidance of Dr. Derek Mahony. In addition, he has completed many courses in various aspects of General Dentistry, especially Oral Surgery and Implantology at University of Melbourne.

Outside of dentistry, Dr Mohammed enjoys playing Tennis and Basketball.

Language Spoken: English, Arabic

Dr Vinita Dsouza
Dr Vinita Dsouza

Dr. Vinita Dsouza – Melbourne Branch

BDS, MDS, India

Australian Dental Council Certified

Dr. Vinita pursued her Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Masters in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics in one of the most prestigious universities in India following which she then taught at before calling Australia Home.

She is known for her friendly and caring chair side manner which makes one feel at ease during their orthodontic visits.

Vinita loves to talk, and by doing so, she builds strong and trusted relationships with her patients. She believes in providing Optimal Dental care to each Patient catering to their individual needs and in their best interest. As a mum of two, she’s very patient and kind with children and makes it a fun and pain free experience for them.

She believes that Orthodontics is not only about aligning the teeth, but also the harmony of the whole face and airway to improve overall function and aesthetics. She treats each patient with dedication and detail, and helps them achieve a beautiful and healthy smile.

Outside of work she enjoys to travel, meet new people of different cultures and loves spending time with her family and friends.

Language spoken: English and Hindi

Dr Vivienne Tran
Dr Vivienne Tran

Dr Vivienne Tran - Melbourne Branch

Bachelor of Dental Science, Honours (Uni of Melb) 

Graduate of The Comprehensive but Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedics program by the International Academy of Advanced Dentistry.

Orthodontic Mini Residency by EODO

Certified Invisalign and Angel Align Provider

Vivienne graduated from The University Of Melbourne with A Bachelor Of Dental Science (Honours) in 2009.

Vivienne is a gentle and caring dentist who works thoroughly to help patients improve their smile and overall health. She is friendly and enjoys making genuine connections with all of her patients and their family. Her special interests include aesthetic dentistry and orthodontic treatment for children.

Having two young children, Vivienne understands how important these formatives years are for optimal growth and development. She advocates for early orthodontic intervention where needed, to guide children’s jaw development and smile to its full potential. Creating healthy faces and beautiful smiles are Dr Vivienne’s greatest passions in Dentistry.

Outside of dentistry, Vivienne enjoys calligraphy, graphic design, exploring good food around Melbourne and travelling. Her young family also enjoy the outdoors and hiking adventures. One of her monumental achievements was reaching the summit of Half Dome, Yosemite in the USA.

Language spoken: English and Vietnamese

Dr. Karim Farag
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Dr Karim Farag - Melbourne Branch

Dr. Karim graduated from Cairo University, Egypt in 2005, He obtained his Masters degree in Prosthodontics in 2010.

In 2014, Dr. Karim resided in Melbourne, and has been working in private practice since then. He is passionate about dentistry and always keen to upgrade his dental knowledge and skills.

Dr Karim is well known for his kind, caring, gentle approach and attention to detail.

Languages spoken: English and Arabic

Dr. Joyce Lin
Dr Joyce Lin

Dr Joyce Lin - Melbourne Branch

BDSc Hons (QLD)

Dedicated dentist with a passion for orthodontics and early intervention, particularly drawn to its minimally invasive and preventive nature.

Graduated in 2015 with a solid foundation in general dentistry, Dr Joyce is committed to providing exceptional care and lifelong learning, constantly seeking to enhance her skills and knowledge in various fields of dentistry. She thrives on learning from well-renowned leaders in the field to deliver the highest quality treatment to my patients.

 

Languages spoken: English and Mandarin

Dr. Mary Phan
Dr Mary Phan

Dr Mary Phan - Melbourne Branch

 

After graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2005, Dr Mary Phan has established herself in private practice, managing to develop great rapport with all her patients. She truly enjoys coming to work every day, and loves to engage with our team of exceptional nurses to provide a fun and light environment, ensuring patients feel relaxed and comfortable while they receive the highest level of care. Dr Phan is particularly skilled in the management of children and especially those with special needs as well as highly anxious adult patients. In a short period of time, through her gentle, passionate and efficient nature of working, she is highly successful at converting these patients into calm and enthusiastic ones. Away from dentistry she enjoys cooking, squash and fencing.

Languages spoken: English and Vietnamese

Dr. Linda Steinberg
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Dr Linda Steinberg - Melbourne Branch

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