Dentists

Dr. Barry Joukhador

Dr. Barry Joukhador

Barry is the Principal dentist in the practice. He took over a small practice from a retired dentist and turned it to the well respected and established practice that it is today. Barry graduated from The University of Sydney in 1996 with a Bachelor of Dentistry. He began working in private practice with two other dentists where he was able to improve on the knowledge attained during his university training. Barry bought this practice in January 2003, when it was a small shop front and relocated in 2007 to our current location where the new facility provides ample parking, a larger waiting room and more up-to-date chairs with on ceiling television to assist in making the patient as comfortable as possible. Barry enjoys his time at work but enjoys spending time with his young family and keeping up to date with all the sports happenings of the day. His obsession with Fantasy football is well known to all around him.

Dr. Alan Ghosn

Dr. Alan Ghosn

Alan graduated from The University of Sydney in 1997 and began working in private practice. Over the years, Alan has worked within a team of dentists as well as covering locums for months on end. He enjoys various aspects of dentistry including crown and bridges and general restorative. Alan has been a welcome addition to this practice, beginning as part time in 2005 to his current position of full time. Alan’s other loves include his wife and little boy but also his passion for his Canterbury Bulldogs Rugby League team. This is a sacred subject for Alan as most of the staff and patients have learnt.

Dr. Peter Salameh

Dr. Peter Salameh

Dr Peter Salameh obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Sydney in 1996. Peter returned to the University of Sydney to complete a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants). He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. Peter has been teaching at the University of Sydney, Faculty of Dentistry for several years. Peter brings an implant focus to the practice and is happy to discuss your implant dentistry needs whether this is a single missing or failing tooth up to replacing all your missing teeth. Peter works in close coordination with both Barry and Alan.

Hygienists

Amber Russo

Mrs Yung Starling

Mrs Yung Starling was born in Vietnam and graduated from Bachelor of Oral Health at The University of Newcastle in 2009. Before practicing as a Dental Hygienist, Yung had worked as a Chairside Dental Assistant in both private and public sectors for 10 years. Yung is a passionate, dedicated person and motivated to learn from and work with others; always striving to improve and increasing the awareness in oral health. She has particular interest in Periodontics and Orthodontics. She is gentle, and always a children friendly hygienist. In her spare time, Yung loves to spending time with her family and loves cooking.

Sarah Picciolini

Sarah Picciolini

Sarah is a qualified Dental Hygienist, having obtained her Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Newcastle. She works closely with our dentists to provide complete preventive care. Sarah has 10 years’ experience in the dental industry and is happy to share her knowledge and educate patients in ways they can improve their oral health and maintain a healthy smile. Sarah is friendly, approachable and continually striving to keep up to date with the latest techniques to ensure a pleasant experience for her patients. Sarah has worked in multi-disciplinary roles as a hygienist and is qualified in providing in chair teeth whitening.

Other Staff

Here at Thirroul Dental Care we have excellent support staff that have extensive dental experience. All our staff work closely with practitioners and their roles are essential in ensuring that our practice provides the best dental care to our patients. The dental staff at Thirroul Dental Care are committed to ensuring your visit is as comfortable and efficient as possible. They are focused on ensuring that sterilisation, presentation and patient care are maintained at a high standard. They play an important role in our team that provides a warm and friendly environment.