Halls Head Dental Centre

Meet The Team

Christopher Lang
Lead Dentist

Dr Christopher Lang

After 16 years running his own practice in the UK, Dr Chris Lang made the move to Australia and joined the team at Falcon Dental Care.

Chris graduated from the University of London, UK with a Bachelor of Dental Science in 1989 fine-tuning his knowledge and skills at a specialist periodontal practice for four years. After 16 years running his own practice he moved to Australia and joined the Falcon Dental team where he is now one of our Lead Dentists.

Chris loves challenging himself and enjoys learning new techniques in the dental industry. He regularly attended seminars and courses…

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After 16 years running his own practice in the UK, Dr Chris Lang made the move to Australia and joined the team at Falcon Dental Care.

Chris graduated from the University of London, UK with a Bachelor of Dental Science in 1989 fine-tuning his knowledge and skills at a specialist periodontal practice for four years. After 16 years running his own practice he moved to Australia and joined the Falcon Dental team where he is now one of our Lead Dentists.

Chris loves challenging himself and enjoys learning new techniques in the dental industry. He regularly attended seminars and courses and constantly looks to learn from his peers at Falcon Dental Care. Chris has also completed a Master Clinician Program in Implant Dentistry at the Global Institute for Dental Education.

Dr Lang is passionate about oral surgery and dental implants. He enjoys seeing the improvements in his patients after completing advanced and complex cases.

Away from Falcon Dental Care you can find Chris out in the water on his sail boat.

Mahesh Thyagarajan
Lead Dentist

Dr Mahesh Thyagarajan

Originally from Bombay, Dr Mahesh joined Halls Head Dental Centre in 2009. He has advanced training in orthodontics for general dentists, along with a master’s degree in prosthodontics. He says that his aim is for people to feel happier and be better informed about their dental health. Dr Mahesh has worked in Russia, India, UAE and Australia.

When he isn’t at the practice, he’s spending time with his young son, swimming or reading.

Ruan Bezuidenhout
Lead Dentist

Dr Ruan Bezuidenhout

Dr Ruan Bezuidenhout received his dental degree in 2006. Following this he completed a diploma in oral surgery in 2007. Dr Bezuidenhout's has a keen interest in complex surgical cases like dental implants. When he is not at Halls Head Dental Centre performing oral surgeries, Dr Bezuidenhout spends much of his time with his family and friends.

Helene Belanger
Associate Dentist

Dr Helene Belanger

Originally from Canada, Dr Helene Belanger joined us at the Halls Head Dental Centre in May 2018 as an Associate Dentist. Dr Belanger has a Bachelor of Arts & Science, Major Public Relations (2002) as well as a Doctorate of Dental Medicine (2016). Before moving to Australia, Dr Helene worked at Montreal General Hospital and a private practice in Canada.

Dr Helene loves to build strong relationships with her patients and making them feel more at ease during their appointments. She finds this to be so rewarding! She enjoys providing good general dentistry to restore health, function and aesthetics. Dr…

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Originally from Canada, Dr Helene Belanger joined us at the Halls Head Dental Centre in May 2018 as an Associate Dentist. Dr Belanger has a Bachelor of Arts & Science, Major Public Relations (2002) as well as a Doctorate of Dental Medicine (2016). Before moving to Australia, Dr Helene worked at Montreal General Hospital and a private practice in Canada.

Dr Helene loves to build strong relationships with her patients and making them feel more at ease during their appointments. She finds this to be so rewarding! She enjoys providing good general dentistry to restore health, function and aesthetics. Dr Helene is an enthusiastic and dynamic person that likes to challenge herself, especially in her roll. She loves having to find a solution and being creative.

Outside of work, Dr Helene is a crazy food lover! She likes to spend time outdoors, often for a run or walk or spin as well as spend time with her family and friends.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Jeff Nayeem

Originally from Bangladesh, Dr Jeff Nayeem has been working full time in private practices in metro Perth since graduating in 2018. With qualifications in Biomedicine as well as women and infant health, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the practice. Dr Nayeem studied in Sweden and later completed his dental training here in Perth.

His focus areas of the dental profession are preventative dentistry, restorative dentistry and aesthetic dentistry. Dr Jeff loves his job because: “Humans are interesting. I love Interacting with patients, hearing about their life stories. It's never a dull day at the surgery”.

He is a proud father of two children and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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Associate Dentist

Dr Jordan Behar

After graduating a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in the United Kingdom in 2008, Dr Jordan Behar completed 12 months of vocational training before immigrating to Australia. Dr Behar has been working within private practice in Rockingham and Mandurah before joining the Maven Dental team in 2021.

Dr Behar is passionate about all aspects of general family dentistry, especially the maintenance of oral health from young children to the elderly.

He also has a keen interest in implants, Invisalign, crown and bridge as well as endodontics as he enjoys the challenge these aspects of dentistry bring. Dr Jordan Behar is an…

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After graduating a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in the United Kingdom in 2008, Dr Jordan Behar completed 12 months of vocational training before immigrating to Australia. Dr Behar has been working within private practice in Rockingham and Mandurah before joining the Maven Dental team in 2021.

Dr Behar is passionate about all aspects of general family dentistry, especially the maintenance of oral health from young children to the elderly.

He also has a keen interest in implants, Invisalign, crown and bridge as well as endodontics as he enjoys the challenge these aspects of dentistry bring. Dr Jordan Behar is an active member of the community and in addition to working within private practice, he works as a clinical tutor at the University of Western Australia for the School of Dentistry.

In his spare time, Dr Behar enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and two children as well as playing for a local soccer team.

Shauna McCormack Boyle
Dental Hygienist

Shauna McCormack Boyle

Graduating top of her class at Trinity College’s Dublin Dental School and Hospital, Shauna McCormack is just one of our talented hygienist’s at Halls Head Dental Group. She is a bubbly character in our Halls Head practice who enjoys meeting new patients and fostering comfortable relationships with them.

Shauna took the plunge and made the move to Australia in 2013 after 8 years practicing in Ireland and the UK. She joined our team at Halls Head Dental Group almost immediately and began working as a Dental Assistant before moving into the hygienist role once her Australian registration was approved.

Shauna…

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Graduating top of her class at Trinity College’s Dublin Dental School and Hospital, Shauna McCormack is just one of our talented hygienist’s at Halls Head Dental Group. She is a bubbly character in our Halls Head practice who enjoys meeting new patients and fostering comfortable relationships with them.

Shauna took the plunge and made the move to Australia in 2013 after 8 years practicing in Ireland and the UK. She joined our team at Halls Head Dental Group almost immediately and began working as a Dental Assistant before moving into the hygienist role once her Australian registration was approved.

Shauna loves being a hygienist and finds everything about dentistry fascinating. She enjoys keeping up to date with all the latest concepts and treatments in dentistry to ensure she provides her patients with the best care possible. She also has a keen interest in periodontal disease and treating anxious or nervous patients.

Away from Halls Head Dental Group, Shauna loves spending her spare time going on adventures with her young family and keeping fit at yoga. She also loves travelling and is always planning her next trip away.

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Oral Health Therapist

Farai Chiatare

Joining the team at Halls Head Dental Group in 2020, Farai Chiatare is a passionate Oral Health Therapist that loves seeing the change that she can make to her patients’ teeth, their confidence and courage with a scale and clean.

Farai started her career in the dental industry as a chair-side assistant in the UK. She fell in love with dental work and in 2016 she decided to advance her career by becoming an Oral Health Therapy. In 2018 Farai graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Health Science (Oral Health Therapy) and began a new stage in her…

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Joining the team at Halls Head Dental Group in 2020, Farai Chiatare is a passionate Oral Health Therapist that loves seeing the change that she can make to her patients’ teeth, their confidence and courage with a scale and clean.

Farai started her career in the dental industry as a chair-side assistant in the UK. She fell in love with dental work and in 2016 she decided to advance her career by becoming an Oral Health Therapy. In 2018 Farai graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Health Science (Oral Health Therapy) and began a new stage in her career.

Farai is passionate about preventative and restorative dentistry. She prides herself on her gentle approach to sedation dental. She enjoys child specific dental as she gets to help educate from an early age to instill good oral health habits early. Farai also loves working on cosmetic dental treatments including teeth whitening and orthodontics.

Away from the practice Farai loves spending time with her family and friends often taking her two kids to the local parks. She also loves travelling and is always looking to plan her next family adventure.

Oral Health Therapist

Silvia Mejia-Aquino

Oral Health Therapist, Silvia Mejia-Aquino, graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Oral Health) from Curtin University and has worked in the dental industry since 2017.

Silvia was born in El Salvador and moved to Australia in 1992. From a very young age, she developed a passion for helping people, which subsequently led her to pursue oral health.

Her clinical interests include periodontal health and the importance of ongoing patient education surrounding overall dental health.