Maven Dental Burwood

Meet The Team

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Dentist

Dr Celso Cardona

Joining the practice in February 2013, Dr. Celso Cardona is the skilled and passionate Lead Dentist at Maven Dental Burwood. Originally from Brazil, Dr. Cardona graduated from UFRGS (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul) in 2006 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and later, in 2008, obtained his Master's in Pain and Palliative Medicine. In 2023, he completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Oral Implants (ACDP).

Dr. Cardona discovered his love for dentistry at a young age, inspired by both his father and brother who are also dentists. After receiving his qualifications, he spent time working alongside them in Brazil…

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Joining the practice in February 2013, Dr. Celso Cardona is the skilled and passionate Lead Dentist at Maven Dental Burwood. Originally from Brazil, Dr. Cardona graduated from UFRGS (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul) in 2006 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and later, in 2008, obtained his Master's in Pain and Palliative Medicine. In 2023, he completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Oral Implants (ACDP).

Dr. Cardona discovered his love for dentistry at a young age, inspired by both his father and brother who are also dentists. After receiving his qualifications, he spent time working alongside them in Brazil until 2008 before moving to Australia the following year. He worked as a clinical educator at Sydney University in 2009 and then went on to work at two other dental surgeries before joining Maven Dental Group.

In his role, Dr. Cardona is passionate about helping his patients achieve a better understanding of dental health and providing them with exceptional dental care. With over 18 years of experience, he has gained extensive knowledge in all aspects of general dentistry, with a keen interest in root canals, full mouth reconstruction, implant surgery, and teeth alignment. Due to his expertise with complex dental cases, he also receives referrals from other dentists.

Dedicated to his professional growth, Dr. Cardona is one of only ten dentists in Australia to have completed the prestigious Kois Center curriculum in Seattle. Furthermore, he is the sole dentist in the country to have completed both the Kois Center curriculum and the curriculum at the esteemed Pankey Institute in Miami.

Away from the practice, Dr. Cardona enjoys meditating, rock climbing, playing video games, surfing, flying small planes, and traveling. He also has a love for yoga, practices daily, and is a qualified yoga teacher.

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Dentist

Dr Achilles Constantinidis

AHPRA Registered

Achilles has 38 years of experience as a general dentist. With a B.D.S (HONS) Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants) from Sydney University, he is passionate about helping those across the whole community. 

His clinical interests include crowns and bridges, implants, dentures, and oral surgery. Notably, he particularly enjoys meeting the community's needs dentally. 

He is a father of four, and a grandfather as well. In his spare time, he likes to fish, build and travel.

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Dentist

Dr Colin Sar

AHPRA Registered

Dr Colin Sar was born in Sydney and moved to Brisbane to study dentistry in 2014. After graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) from the University of Queensland in 2018, he was admitted into the HCF Graduate Program in Sydney. The program provided Dr Colin with invaluable, structured, and hands-on mentoring with various dental specialists.

Since then, Dr Colin has practised as a general dentist in Western Sydney, Sydney CBD locations and has joined Dr Celso at Maven Dental Burwood and Maven Dental Avalon Beach.

Dr Colin has a clinical interest in preventative dentistry. He believes…

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AHPRA Registered

Dr Colin Sar was born in Sydney and moved to Brisbane to study dentistry in 2014. After graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) from the University of Queensland in 2018, he was admitted into the HCF Graduate Program in Sydney. The program provided Dr Colin with invaluable, structured, and hands-on mentoring with various dental specialists.

Since then, Dr Colin has practised as a general dentist in Western Sydney, Sydney CBD locations and has joined Dr Celso at Maven Dental Burwood and Maven Dental Avalon Beach.

Dr Colin has a clinical interest in preventative dentistry. He believes that by educating his patients on the effects of diet on their oral health, he can help them make changes to keep their teeth for life. A primary goal for him is to transform patients who visit the dentist often for treatment into patients who only need to attend preventative routine check-ups and clean appointments.

Dr Colin also enjoys the sense of mastery and craftsmanship of creating beautiful smiles for his patients using crowns and veneers and seeing them smile freely and confidently once treatment is complete.

Passionate about helping those with dental anxieties, Dr Colin works to build rapport and trust with his patients. He has found that, in turn, this helps to alleviate their fear of the dentist.

Dr Colin participates in various hobbies outside of work, including hiking, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Basketball, and he loves to hang out at the park with his beloved Golden Retriever x Poodle, Charlie. Dr Colin is an avid fan of movies and books and loves to read about and keep up with all the latest technologies.

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Dentist

Dr Kanishko Das

AHPRA Registered

Dr Kanishko Das has always been passionate about health. After completing his undergraduate degree in Medical Science, majoring in Neuroscience, he went on to complete his Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2016. Upon graduating, he moved to Queensland to kickstart his career, working in a corporate private practice in the Sunshine Coast, while simultaneously serving the rural community in Mt Isa. In 2017, he returned to NSW where he operated as a loved and friendly local dentist in rural Dubbo and regional Illawarra. Recently, Dr Das decided that it was time to move back home, closer to his…

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Dr Kanishko Das has always been passionate about health. After completing his undergraduate degree in Medical Science, majoring in Neuroscience, he went on to complete his Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2016. Upon graduating, he moved to Queensland to kickstart his career, working in a corporate private practice in the Sunshine Coast, while simultaneously serving the rural community in Mt Isa. In 2017, he returned to NSW where he operated as a loved and friendly local dentist in rural Dubbo and regional Illawarra. Recently, Dr Das decided that it was time to move back home, closer to his loved ones, moving his practice to Maven Dental Burwood.

As a practitioner, Dr Das has a systematic, structured and patient-centric approach to treatment planning. He puts his patients’ needs first and works with them every step of the way, ensuring they feel comfortable from the moment they sit on the chair. He also spends time with anxious patients and kids to help them overcome their fears. He is trained in digital dentistry using intra-oral cameras and scanners for diagnosis, planning and treatment. His interests lie in aesthetic and functional restorative dentistry as well as root canal therapy. He has completed the Master Implant Program with the Brener Implant Institute in 2019, Dr Geoff Hall’s Clear Aligner Programme in 2021 as well as a host of other courses and programmes dealing with aesthetic dentistry, dental ceramics, biomaterials, endodontics, exodontia, jaw dysfunction and oral pathology over his working career.

In his free time, he enjoys the company of his loved ones, be it at home or outdoors. He loves to travel, explore, try new foods and go on hikes. He also enjoys cricket, tennis, motorsport, cooking, baking, photography and on the odd occasion, playing bridge.

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Oral Health Therapist

Suzanne Zerafa

AHPRA Registered

Suzanne (Suzie) Zerafa was welcomed to the Maven Dental Burwood practice as an experienced Dental Hygienist and Oral Health Therapist. Suzie holds a Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy, Diploma of Dental Therapy and Diploma of Reflexology having attended Westmead Dental in 2004 and Melbourne University in 2005.

Beginning her dental career at the age of 16, Suzie worked as a dental nurse for a number of years. At 21 she left Australia to travel and gain experience working in London, where she discovered her love for dental hygiene. Upon her return to Sydney, she studied dental therapy at the…

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Suzanne (Suzie) Zerafa was welcomed to the Maven Dental Burwood practice as an experienced Dental Hygienist and Oral Health Therapist. Suzie holds a Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy, Diploma of Dental Therapy and Diploma of Reflexology having attended Westmead Dental in 2004 and Melbourne University in 2005.

Beginning her dental career at the age of 16, Suzie worked as a dental nurse for a number of years. At 21 she left Australia to travel and gain experience working in London, where she discovered her love for dental hygiene. Upon her return to Sydney, she studied dental therapy at the Westmead Hospital and after graduating completed her dental hygienist studies at Melbourne University. She now offers 30 years' experience in the dental industry, 15 of which have been as a dental hygienist/therapist.

Within the practice, Suzie is passionate about developing strong relationships with her patients and loves being able to have a positive impact on their lives in regards to great oral health. While enjoying all aspects of her role, she holds clinical interests in treating periodontal disease, peri-implantitis, diet and nutrition issues of the mouth, sleep disorders and growth guidance issues in children.

Suzie is a member of the Dental Hygienist Association Australia and Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapist Association.

Away from the practice, Suzie loves spending quality time with family and friends and is often kept busy getting her daughter everywhere she needs to be. She also enjoys baking, entertaining, getting outdoors and riding motorbikes (currently doing offroad and motocross). When she finds the time, Suzie also loves taking part in Bikram yoga.

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Oral Health Therapist

Frohar Wais

AHPRA Registered

Frohar joined the Maven Burwood team as an Oral Heath Therapist after completing her degree at Charles Sturt University in 2019. While studying, Frohar practiced as a dental nurse to gain more knowledge in the industry. In doing this, Frohar has found that her passion lies within pediatrics’ as she loves working with children to ensure they have an enjoyable experience in the chair. Frohar brings a highly enthusiastic, ‘eager to learn’ attitude to the practice and is dedicated to providing the utmost care to her patients. Frohar also clinically enjoys being apart of the patient journey to…

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AHPRA Registered

Frohar joined the Maven Burwood team as an Oral Heath Therapist after completing her degree at Charles Sturt University in 2019. While studying, Frohar practiced as a dental nurse to gain more knowledge in the industry. In doing this, Frohar has found that her passion lies within pediatrics’ as she loves working with children to ensure they have an enjoyable experience in the chair. Frohar brings a highly enthusiastic, ‘eager to learn’ attitude to the practice and is dedicated to providing the utmost care to her patients. Frohar also clinically enjoys being apart of the patient journey to create a straight and more beautiful smile and teaching her patients good oral health habits.

When she’s not in the clinic, you’ll find Frohar spending quality time with friends and family and hitting gym.

Lindel Aquino
Practice Manager

Lindel Aquino

Practice Manager, Lindel Aquino, was welcomed to the caring and compassionate Maven Dental Burwood team in September 2013. Lindel completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 2014 through TAFE New South Wales. Prior to discovering her love for dental, she gained valuable experience working as an airfare and ticketing specialist for a wholesale travel company - holding a Diploma in Travel and Tourism (2004).

Within her roles, Lindel is passionate about working with an amazing team to provide patients with high-quality dental care and treatment. She loves being able to meet new people on a daily basis and enjoys…

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Practice Manager, Lindel Aquino, was welcomed to the caring and compassionate Maven Dental Burwood team in September 2013. Lindel completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting in 2014 through TAFE New South Wales. Prior to discovering her love for dental, she gained valuable experience working as an airfare and ticketing specialist for a wholesale travel company - holding a Diploma in Travel and Tourism (2004).

Within her roles, Lindel is passionate about working with an amazing team to provide patients with high-quality dental care and treatment. She loves being able to meet new people on a daily basis and enjoys the opportunity to continuously learn new skills and responsibilities.

In her spare time, Lindel enjoys spending quality time with family, going to the beach, heading out with friends and travelling.

Leanne Thurston
Head Dental Assistant

Leanne Thurston

Maven Dental Burwood welcomed Leanne Thurston to the team in 2012 as a friendly and skilled dental assistant. Leanne completed her Diploma in Dental Assisting in 2012 from the Australian Business College and has since gained more than five years' valuable experience within the practice. Prior to getting into the field of dentistry, she worked as a receptionist in Real Estate (holding a Certificate III in Real Estate).

As our Head Dental Assistant, Leanne is passionate about meeting new people and working with an amazing team to provide patients with exceptional dental care. When she isn't assisting chairside, she has a keen interest in lab work.

Away from the practice, Leanne spends her free time cooking and travelling.

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Dental Assistant

Peter Park

Peter Park has joined the team at Maven Dental Burwood as a friendly and passionate dental assistant. Following his dreams of becoming a dentist, Peter is currently studying a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Sydney and is due to graduate in 2025. As a new student, Peter is engrossed in all things teeth! He has yet to discover specific areas of interest in the dental field, however, with experience, he hopes to discover them one at a time!

Peter is passionate about providing the best possible service to his patients as he understands that a trip…

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Peter Park has joined the team at Maven Dental Burwood as a friendly and passionate dental assistant. Following his dreams of becoming a dentist, Peter is currently studying a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Sydney and is due to graduate in 2025. As a new student, Peter is engrossed in all things teeth! He has yet to discover specific areas of interest in the dental field, however, with experience, he hopes to discover them one at a time!

Peter is passionate about providing the best possible service to his patients as he understands that a trip to the dentist can be nerve-racking. He also loves working alongside such a tight-knit team of individuals who genuinely love their jobs.

Outside of the clinic, Peter spends most of his downtime studying. But, when his nose isn’t buried in a book, you will most certainly find him playing football and basketball. Peter is also quite the homebody, who uses any excuse to try and stay home and relax, and while people might find it very boring, he enjoys having slow-paced, stress-free weekends with a good (one too many) cups of coffee.