Our Team

In July 2013, Smith Street Dental opened its purpose-built surgery outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment, helping us to provide every service you need. We are proud to be owned, run and staffed by Territorian’s, delivering local’s comprehensive dental services at affordable prices.

We are committed to the safety and quality of care our patients receive and have undergone practice accreditation which is a process to meet a strict set of ongoing standards and gives you peace of mind.

Our professionals are here to attend to your general, cosmetic and children’s dental needs. From our warm and relaxed surgery, our friendly and approachable dentists and hygienist aim to help you achieve a healthy, happy smile. To book an appointment, call our friendly reception team.

Dr KERRY EUPENE

BDSc (Qld), FICD, FADI

Dr Kerry Eupene has two passions, fixing teeth and growing fruit. He has now been made a Member of the Order of Australia for both.
He came to Darwin in 1970 and spent decades travelling through the Territory helping Indigenous Australians with their oral health.
Dr Eupene also has a large operation cultivating Rambutan and Lychees, which are among some of the world’s sweetest fruit.

DR. SANIL KALYAN

BDSc Hons (UQ)

WORKS ON:

Monday – Thursday

Dr Sanil Kalyan joined our team from Albany, Western Australia after working there for 5 years.

His prior experiences included working in Geraldton and QLD. He graduated from the University of Queensland with Honours.

His desire for knowledge is reflected in the many continuing education courses he attends.

He recently graduated from a 1 year gIDE Master Clinician Program via the globally run gIDE institute in implant dentistry.

While Sanil enjoys all aspects of dentistry which includes, routine restorations, working with children, crowns and bridges, CAD CAM technology, endodontics, his special interest is in implant and aesthetic dentistry

Sanil understands the importance of empathy, patience and building trusting relationships as keys to instilling confidence for his patients and allowing them to regain pride in their oral health.

DR. MINA PILLAI

BDS (Otago, NZ)

WORKS ON:

Monday – Friday

Mina graduated from the University of Otago in New Zealand and brings with her over 20 years of experience working as a general dentist predominantly in Australia.

“I chose dentistry as a career as I liked the idea of growing from the consistent challenges that come from being in the dental profession. Whether it is a small impact or one that has a big change in my patient’s health, I am privileged to be able to participate in their life.”

Keeping up with continuing education has become a hobby, and Mina finds it exciting to put into practice new evidence based knowledge that would help her patients feel and look their best.

Outside of work she loves a bit of adventure and creative pursuits. She is a keen reader and enjoys spending time with her husband and friends especially over food and coffee.

DR. KRISTEN SCOTT

BDS (JCU)

Works on:
Monday-Friday
Kristen is an NT local, who grew up in Darwin and then relocated to Cairns to complete her Bachelor of Dental Surgery at James Cook University. During this time, she had the opportunity to work in Cambodia and the Tiwi Islands, which sparked her interest in oral surgery as well as rural and remote health. After finishing her degree, she returned home and joined the Smith St Dental team.
Kristen enjoys treating all members of the family, and does so in a gentle and relaxed manner. She strives to provide high quality dental treatment in an environment where patients feel comfortable and at ease. 

Outside of dentistry, she enjoys outdoor activities such as touch football, running, cycling, swimming, and travelling.

DR. GEORGINA SELLARS

Dr Georgina Sellars graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from James Cook University. She moved to Darwin for her final placement and loved it so much that she stayed.

Georgina is passionate about minimal intervention dentistry with a focus on patient education. She really enjoys working with anxious patients to ensure that they’re comfortable in a dental setting to achieve their optimum dental health. 

Georgina has special interests in Special Needs Dentistry and Oral Surgery. She is excited to continue developing her skills in all aspects of dentistry.

Outside of dentistry, Georgina enjoys exploring the Top End, camping, fishing and taking in the spectacular Darwin sunsets.

DR. YVONNE HUIJSER VAN REENEN

Dr Yvonne is currently on maternity leave and will return mid January 2022.

Yvonne enjoys treating all members of the family. She treats a lot of kids and anxious patients. She enjoys getting to know her patients and build those relationships. Yvonne likes all facets of general dentistry, from root canal treatments to cosmetic treatments. She is accredited to provide treatments under General Anesthetic at the Darwin Private Hospital.

Outside of dentistry Yvonne enjoys the outdoor life Darwin has to offer. She loves camping, hiking and sailing. She tries to get her cold fix every now and then by returning home to Holland and going to the ski slopes.

Outside of dentistry Yvonne enjoys the outdoor life Darwin has to offer. She loves camping, hiking and sailing. She tries to get her cold fix every now and then by returning home to Holland and going to the ski slopes.

Ms Ronda Shaw

Oral Health Therapist

WORKS ON:

Monday – Thursday

Zoey Zheng

Zoey graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy. Zoey enjoys practising all components of oral health therapy. She is a firm believer in preventive dentistry and is passionate about empowering her patients to improve their oral health via education.

Zoey strives to keep up with the latest advances in dentistry to provide her patients with the best possible care. As a result, she regularly undertakes continuing professional development courses. She is also a member of the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia and the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists Association.

Outside of work, Zoey enjoys running and spending time with family and friends.

MS AMELIA MUNN

Amelia graduated with the Advanced Diploma of Oral Health at Gilles Plains, TAFE SA. 

Amelia has over 16years of experience in the dental industry. She started as a dental assistant working in both South Australia and Queensland, where she gained a multitude of knowledge and skills working in both general and specialist dental practices. Amelia also became involved with the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia in 2013 taking on the role of membership officer for South Australia until she was employed as the National Membership officer in 2016 for 3 years.
For the past 10 years Amelia has been treating patients as an oral Hygienist in Adelaide. Amelia is now living and working full time with us here in the Northern Territory.
Her skills include:
• Completing a patient’s oral health assessment, including a health history review, recording of oral condition, oral cancer screening, and evaluation of periodontal disease (gum disease)
• Counselling  patients about plaque control and developing individualised at-home oral hygiene programs;
• Counselling patients on the importance of good nutrition for maintaining optimal oral health.
• Removing plaque and calculus (“tartar”) using dental instruments;
• Removing stains and polishing restorations/fillings
• Assessing and treating periodontal disease (gum disease)
• Taking radiographs (x-rays);
• In chair tooth whitening
• Applying cavity-preventive agents such as fluorides and sealants to the teeth;
• Administering local anaesthetic 
• Educating patients on proper oral hygiene techniques to maintain healthy teeth and gums;

Amelia is very committed to ensuring your experience within the dental practice is positive and motivating toward achieving your optimal oral health.