East Perth Dental Centre

Meet The Team

Dr Judy Westerhout
Principal Dentist

Dr Judy Westerhout

Dr Judy Westerhout is the principal dentist at East Perth Dental Centre, establishing it in 1999 alongside her son and associate dentist Dr Kieran Chew. Dr Westerhout completed her Bachelor of Dental Science in 1981 at the University of Western Australia and has since gained over 30 years experience practising family dentistry.

Within the practice, Dr Westerhout focuses on providing quality dental care and treatment to her patients. One of her goals is to assist nervous/anxious patients in overcoming their fear of visiting the dentist by providing a comfortable and supportive dental experience.

Committed to continuing her dental education, Dr…

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Dr Judy Westerhout is the principal dentist at East Perth Dental Centre, establishing it in 1999 alongside her son and associate dentist Dr Kieran Chew. Dr Westerhout completed her Bachelor of Dental Science in 1981 at the University of Western Australia and has since gained over 30 years experience practising family dentistry.

Within the practice, Dr Westerhout focuses on providing quality dental care and treatment to her patients. One of her goals is to assist nervous/anxious patients in overcoming their fear of visiting the dentist by providing a comfortable and supportive dental experience.

Committed to continuing her dental education, Dr Westerhout remains up to date with the latest advancements in dental technology and techniques by frequently attending courses and training - including travelling overseas to undertake a course in laser dentistry. Her career has also seen her receive the American Field Service Scholarship, receive the West Australian Government Scholarship for Dental Cadetship and hold the position as Former Head of Unit at Sir Charles Gairdner Clinic.

Outside of dentistry, Dr Westerhout spends her time travelling, enjoying walks outdoors, reading and taking part in church activities.

Kieran Chew
Associate Dentist

Dr Kieran Chew

Associate Dentist, Dr Kieran Chew, established the East Perth Dental Centre alongside his mum and principal dentist Dr Judy Westerhout in 1999. Dr Chew graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science and was the recipient of the GD Henderson prize in Oral Surgery.

Dr Chew is dedicated to offering his patients comprehensive dental care in a calm environment with the option of in-house sedation and relaxation techniques. He also continually pursues innovative training in Australia and overseas to ensure he provides the most advanced care possible to his patients. Some of his additional studies include:

  • Las Vegas Institute (LVI) of…
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Associate Dentist, Dr Kieran Chew, established the East Perth Dental Centre alongside his mum and principal dentist Dr Judy Westerhout in 1999. Dr Chew graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science and was the recipient of the GD Henderson prize in Oral Surgery.

Dr Chew is dedicated to offering his patients comprehensive dental care in a calm environment with the option of in-house sedation and relaxation techniques. He also continually pursues innovative training in Australia and overseas to ensure he provides the most advanced care possible to his patients. Some of his additional studies include:

  • Las Vegas Institute (LVI) of Advanced Dental Studies - Las Vegas, USA
  • Nobel Biocare, Straumann and Aesthetic Alliance dental implant program - Australia
  • Oral Sedation Dentistry - Washington, USA
  • Invisalign® courses and masterclasses - Australia
  • Progressive Orthodontics Seminars, Pain Management - Sydney
  • Sirona and CEREC training for indirect biomimetic restorations and ceramic inlays - Australia
  • Wrinkle Relaxers, Progressive Dentistry Pty Ltd - New South Wales
  • Hands-on implant course at Live Training Institute - Mexico

In his free time, Dr Chew takes part in mission work, providing underprivileged children with dental care. During 2012-2015 he was a mission leader and travelled frequently to Vietnam and Cambodia where he provided oral health services to the local communities. When he isn't partaking in volunteer work he enjoys surfing, playing the guitar, rock climbing and studying theology and philosophy.

 

Omelia Wan
Associate Dentist

Dr Omelia Wan

East Perth Dental Centre welcomed Associate Dentist, Dr Omelia Wan, to the practice in 2002. Dr Wan graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2000 with a Bachelor of Dental Science. Two years after graduating she joined the East Perth practice part-time before going full time in 2007.

Dr Wan enjoys the many facets of dentistry, with a particular interest in treating children. Her essay on preventative dentistry for children saw her receive an award from the Australian and New Zealand Paediatric Dental Society. Keeping up to date with the latest dental techniques and technologies, Dr Wan regularly attends…

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East Perth Dental Centre welcomed Associate Dentist, Dr Omelia Wan, to the practice in 2002. Dr Wan graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2000 with a Bachelor of Dental Science. Two years after graduating she joined the East Perth practice part-time before going full time in 2007.

Dr Wan enjoys the many facets of dentistry, with a particular interest in treating children. Her essay on preventative dentistry for children saw her receive an award from the Australian and New Zealand Paediatric Dental Society. Keeping up to date with the latest dental techniques and technologies, Dr Wan regularly attends continuing professional development courses and hopes to complete further training in TMJ disorders.

Within the practice, Dr Wan has a vision for providing the highest quality of care to each and every patient and helping them to be free of dental diseases and regain their smile. She also welcomes international patients being fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese.

Away from the East Perth Dental Centre practice, Dr Wan enjoys travelling and volunteering at Princess Margaret Hospital.

Laura Macneil
Associate Dentist

Dr Laura Macneil

Dr Laura Macneil joins us early 2020 as an associate dentist. Dr Laura graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) at University of Dundee 2010 (UK). Since graduating she has worked as a general dentist in UK for 3 years, before moving to Perth where she has been at a private practice for the last 7 years. 

Originally from Scotland, Dr Laura moved to Australia for better weather and lifestyle in 2013 and became an Australian citizen this year. She loves working on cosmetic dentistry as it can quickly and effectively change a patient's smile and self-confidence. Other areas…

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Dr Laura Macneil joins us early 2020 as an associate dentist. Dr Laura graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) at University of Dundee 2010 (UK). Since graduating she has worked as a general dentist in UK for 3 years, before moving to Perth where she has been at a private practice for the last 7 years. 

Originally from Scotland, Dr Laura moved to Australia for better weather and lifestyle in 2013 and became an Australian citizen this year. She loves working on cosmetic dentistry as it can quickly and effectively change a patient's smile and self-confidence. Other areas she enjoys is TMD/Bruxism/Tooth Grinding as she has experienced symptoms herself and personally has experienced the benefits treatments have to offer. 

Dr Laura loves being able to make people smile, either with her silly jokes or by restoring teeth to their former glory. She enjoys working with anxious patients showing them that a visit to the dentist can be an enjoyable experience. 

Outside of work, Dr Laura fosters greyhounds looking for their forever homes. She also enjoys being in or on the water including sailing, kayaking, SUP and SUP yoga! Who doesn't love a good splash in the ocean. 

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Associate Dentist

Dr Lisa Tong

Dr Tong has a Bachelor of Science from Columbia University (New York) and a Bachelor of Dentistry from the University of Sydney. During dental school, she worked as a dental assistant on weekends at a private practice for two years.

For her clinical rotations, Lisa shadowed general dentists, oral surgeons, and specialists from Columbia University and NYU dental schools. After graduating, she worked for a few years in private practices, a public hospital, and in corporate sector in Sydney.

Lisa grew up in New York, living in the heart of the city for more than 20 years before moving to…

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Dr Tong has a Bachelor of Science from Columbia University (New York) and a Bachelor of Dentistry from the University of Sydney. During dental school, she worked as a dental assistant on weekends at a private practice for two years.

For her clinical rotations, Lisa shadowed general dentists, oral surgeons, and specialists from Columbia University and NYU dental schools. After graduating, she worked for a few years in private practices, a public hospital, and in corporate sector in Sydney.

Lisa grew up in New York, living in the heart of the city for more than 20 years before moving to Australia. After graduating college, she worked for a finance company before realising dentistry was her real passion.

With clinical interests in gum treatment, restoratives, crowns, and root canals, Dr Tong firmly believes that a patient should have a solid foundation of healthy gums before any teeth procedures. This ensures long-lasting, aesthetic, and functional results. She is a preventative, minimally invasive dentist who tries to save existing teeth and prevent problems from occurring or from getting worse. Having lots of dental procedures done herself when she was younger, Lisa knows how it feels to be in the chair and to experience different treatments.

Dr Tong enjoys seeing patients smiling at the end of the day. Making just a little improvement in their lives brings her joy. She likes being challenged with different problems and thinking outside of the box when devising up treatment plans for patients.

Lisa is a mother of two young sons, and she enjoys exploring new restaurants, parks, beaches, and farms with her family. When she gets the chance on weekends, she volunteers in the public hospital doing pro bono work for less fortunate people.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Giancarla Graneri

Dr Giancarla ‘Carla’ Graneri graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Western Australia in 2009. Since then, she has worked both in remote and rural areas, as well as in private practice before joining the East Perth Dental Centre team as an associate dentist in August 2020.

Dr Carla’s clinical interests include Dental Implants and full mouth rehab work where she is able to change the lives of her patients with restored smiles and increased functionality. She greatly enjoys the satisfaction of restorative dentistry and being able to get her patients out of discomfort and comfortable…

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Dr Giancarla ‘Carla’ Graneri graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Western Australia in 2009. Since then, she has worked both in remote and rural areas, as well as in private practice before joining the East Perth Dental Centre team as an associate dentist in August 2020.

Dr Carla’s clinical interests include Dental Implants and full mouth rehab work where she is able to change the lives of her patients with restored smiles and increased functionality. She greatly enjoys the satisfaction of restorative dentistry and being able to get her patients out of discomfort and comfortable in their smiles again.

Outside of work, Dr Carla likes to do yoga and spend time with family and friends as much as possible. A true creative at heart, you will likely be able to find her in her spare time busy crafting, baking, sewing, or painting.

Narys Siriwoot
Oral Health Therapist

Narys Yee

Oral Health Therapist, Narys Yee, joined the welcoming team at East Perth Dental Centre in February 2017. Narys began her career in dentistry working as a dental assistant in 2009 before following her passion and completing her Bachelor of Science in Oral Health Therapy at Curtin University in 2016.

Narys offers valuable experience within the practice having previously worked for other busy practices over the years and holds clinical interests in treating dental diseases in children, managing periodontal disease and oral hygiene. She is highly passionate about her role as an oral health therapist and finds it extremely rewarding to…

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Oral Health Therapist, Narys Yee, joined the welcoming team at East Perth Dental Centre in February 2017. Narys began her career in dentistry working as a dental assistant in 2009 before following her passion and completing her Bachelor of Science in Oral Health Therapy at Curtin University in 2016.

Narys offers valuable experience within the practice having previously worked for other busy practices over the years and holds clinical interests in treating dental diseases in children, managing periodontal disease and oral hygiene. She is highly passionate about her role as an oral health therapist and finds it extremely rewarding to be able to help and heal patients on a daily basis.

Continuing to expand her knowledge in the broad range of dentistry, Narys regularly attends a variety of continuing professional development courses and training. She is also planning to travel with other dentists to complete mission dental work overseas. Additionally, she is a member of the Australia Dental and Oral Health Therapist Association.

Away from the practice, Narys has interests in travelling, caring for animals and exploring new places to eat.

Jenny Liu
Practice Manager

Jenny Liu

Jenny Liu is the welcoming and compassionate Practice Manager at East Perth Dental Centre. Originally from Malaysia, Jenny completed her Diploma in Business Management from the Tunku Abdul Rahman College in Kuala Lumpur and Company Secretarial Practice course from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Before moving to Australia and entering the dental industry she gained experience working as a Claims and Underwriting Executive for CGU Insurance (1994-2003).

In November 2006, Jenny joined the friendly East Perth Dental Centre team. Initially joining as a DCA, her passion has seen her take on various roles within the practice including Assistant…

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Jenny Liu is the welcoming and compassionate Practice Manager at East Perth Dental Centre. Originally from Malaysia, Jenny completed her Diploma in Business Management from the Tunku Abdul Rahman College in Kuala Lumpur and Company Secretarial Practice course from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Before moving to Australia and entering the dental industry she gained experience working as a Claims and Underwriting Executive for CGU Insurance (1994-2003).

In November 2006, Jenny joined the friendly East Perth Dental Centre team. Initially joining as a DCA, her passion has seen her take on various roles within the practice including Assistant to Accounts Manager (2009-2012), Operations Manager (2012-2017) and Practice Manager.

Within her role, Jenny enjoys developing positive relationships with patients by always seeking to improve their patient experience outside of the treatment room and being the 'glue' that keeps the whole operation of the practice together.

Away from the practice, Jenny is often found spending quality time with her family and serving her local church community.

Associate Dentist

Dr Ranjitta Murari M

Dr Ranjitta Murari M has been working as a general dentist since 2000 and joined the East Perth Dental Centre team in October 2020.

After working public sector for several years, she transitioned to the private sector in Sydney where she was fortunate to have been provided with continued hands-on training in many aspects of general dentistry. To this day, she ensures to keep up to date with the latest dental techniques by attending regular courses. 

Her clinical interests are in general dentistry, as it involves getting someone out of dental pain - an aspect of dentistry that she find…

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Dr Ranjitta Murari M has been working as a general dentist since 2000 and joined the East Perth Dental Centre team in October 2020.

After working public sector for several years, she transitioned to the private sector in Sydney where she was fortunate to have been provided with continued hands-on training in many aspects of general dentistry. To this day, she ensures to keep up to date with the latest dental techniques by attending regular courses. 

Her clinical interests are in general dentistry, as it involves getting someone out of dental pain - an aspect of dentistry that she find extremely rewarding. She also has a great interest in restorative dentistry and helping her patients improve their smiles and consequently, helping to provide a better quality of life due to improved function and aesthetics.

Dr Ranjitta enjoys the opportunity to interact with different people who often have amazing life stories to share. 

Outside of dentistry, she enjoys cooking and trying different recipes, long walks-especially bushwalking, and photography.