Maven Dental Castle Hill

Meet The Team

Dr Ivan Crnkovia
Lead Dentist

Dr Ivan Crnkovic

Dr Ivan Crnkovic is the lead dentist at Maven Dental Castle Hill. Dr Crnkovic graduated from the University of Sydney in 2010 with a Bachelor of Medical Science and Bachelor of Dentistry. After receiving his qualifications, he worked as a general dentist in Baulkham Hills and Nowra for two years before joining the Castle Hill team.

Passionate about providing expert care to his patients, Dr Crnkovic enjoys working within a state-of-the-art facility alongside a great team of motivated dental professionals. He is also highly experienced across all aspects of general dental care and strives to ensure his skills and knowledge…

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Dr Ivan Crnkovic is the lead dentist at Maven Dental Castle Hill. Dr Crnkovic graduated from the University of Sydney in 2010 with a Bachelor of Medical Science and Bachelor of Dentistry. After receiving his qualifications, he worked as a general dentist in Baulkham Hills and Nowra for two years before joining the Castle Hill team.

Passionate about providing expert care to his patients, Dr Crnkovic enjoys working within a state-of-the-art facility alongside a great team of motivated dental professionals. He is also highly experienced across all aspects of general dental care and strives to ensure his skills and knowledge remain up to date with the rapid changes in dentistry by attending continued education lectures/courses.

Away from the dental practice, Dr Crnkovic has hobbies and interests in the areas of gardening, yoga, reading, playing guitar and cooking.

Dr Ivan Crnkovic is part of the following associations:

  • Australian Dental Association
Dr David Jones
Dentist

Dr David Jones

Dr David Jones has 38 years experience working with dental implants and for the last 34 years he has worked closely with Nobel Biocare whilst using their implants. David's relationship with Nobel BioCare and his familiarity with their All-on-4® treatment concept has seen him lecture, tutor and conduct workshops for the organisation for a number of years. David works at two practice in Sydney and is available for dental implant procedures at Maven Dental Castle Hill and North Sydney Dental Implants

​After graduating from Sydney University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery, David opened his North Sydney Dental…

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Dr David Jones has 38 years experience working with dental implants and for the last 34 years he has worked closely with Nobel Biocare whilst using their implants. David's relationship with Nobel BioCare and his familiarity with their All-on-4® treatment concept has seen him lecture, tutor and conduct workshops for the organisation for a number of years. David works at two practice in Sydney and is available for dental implant procedures at Maven Dental Castle Hill and North Sydney Dental Implants

​After graduating from Sydney University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery, David opened his North Sydney Dental practice doors in 1983. As a young dentist, he was always passionate about restorative dentistry and developed a particular interest in dental implants.

David's drive and ambition have always kept him at the forefront of dental implantology, constantly seeking opportunities to further his knowledge of new techniques and advancements in the industry.​

He is also committed to passing on his knowledge to the next generation of dentists. David has been a long time mentor for the Sydney University Post-graduate diploma in Dental Implants and the Charles Sturt Implant program. David has taught many talented young dentists the art of dental implants over the years through his mentoring and training programs. ​

When he is not performing All-on-4® treatments you can usually find David lending a hand in the local community. He is a long-serving member of the North Curl Curl Surf Life Saving club where he still coaches and competes. David also enjoys cooking and entertaining for his family and friends. He loves fishing and regularly goes fly and beach fishing. In the winter he enjoys skiing and in summer you can find him out in the surf.

DR THARANI KAMALASURIYA | Dentist Newcastle
Associate Dentist

Dr Tharani Kamalasuriya

Dr Tharani Kamalasuriya is a compassionate and driven dentist that always strives to give her patients a positive experience at the dentist. As a dentist she enjoys being able to instill confidence in her patients to smile and actively participate in the care of their oral health and well-being.

Originally from Sri Lanka, Tharani moved to Australia with her family at a young age. Her drive and ambition as a dental professional comes from her family’s strong background in the medical and health industry.

Dr Kamalasuriya graduated from the University of Sydney with a Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2018.…

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Dr Tharani Kamalasuriya is a compassionate and driven dentist that always strives to give her patients a positive experience at the dentist. As a dentist she enjoys being able to instill confidence in her patients to smile and actively participate in the care of their oral health and well-being.

Originally from Sri Lanka, Tharani moved to Australia with her family at a young age. Her drive and ambition as a dental professional comes from her family’s strong background in the medical and health industry.

Dr Kamalasuriya graduated from the University of Sydney with a Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2018. She has experience working in major clinics including the Sydney Dental Hospital, the Westmead Centre for Oral Health, and Nepean Hospital. During her studies she also enjoyed a placement in the rural NSW town of Ballina.

Tharani is an active member of the ADA and places high importance on furthering her skills and knowledge as a clinician. She is constantly seeking opportunities to learn and develop her skills through courses, conferences and her fellow clinicians at Maven Dental Castle Hill.

She is passionate about caring for people and enjoys combining the science and art inherent within dentistry to help her patients create a beautiful, healthy smile. Tharani has a keen interest in restorative dentistry and fixed prosthodontics. She also enjoys treating and educating children to ensure they have good oral health behaviours from a young age.

She spends her spare time catching up with family and friends, relaxing with a good book, and keeping fit at the gym.

Dr Hemalatha Andavan Associate Dentist Maven Dental Castle Hill
Associate Dentist

Dr Hemalatha Andavan

Dr Hemalatha Andavan was born and raised in India where she graduated with a Bachelor of Dental surgery from the MGR Medical University in 2012. Following graduation, Dr Hema practiced as a general dentist for before immigrating to Australia. She worked as a dental assistant for four years in Adelaide and during this time gained extensive experience, knowledge, and confidence to sit the Australian Dental Council exams, in which she passed in 2021.

Passionate about her job as a dentist, Dr Hema has a calm and patient nature and aims to provide all her patients with the highest level of…

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Dr Hemalatha Andavan was born and raised in India where she graduated with a Bachelor of Dental surgery from the MGR Medical University in 2012. Following graduation, Dr Hema practiced as a general dentist for before immigrating to Australia. She worked as a dental assistant for four years in Adelaide and during this time gained extensive experience, knowledge, and confidence to sit the Australian Dental Council exams, in which she passed in 2021.

Passionate about her job as a dentist, Dr Hema has a calm and patient nature and aims to provide all her patients with the highest level of dental care. She always takes the time to explain treatment in detail as she understands each patient has individual needs and concerns.

Although she enjoys all aspects of general dentistry including aesthetic/cosmetic dentistry as well as preventative and cosmetic dentistry. Dr Hema hold herself at a high standard and places heavy focus on expanding her clinical knowledge and experience so she can continue to provide optimum service and the best patient care.

Dr Hema believes dentistry is more than filling and drilling. She loves that she can exercise her brain with knowledge and techniques, as well as using her artistic skills to create great looking teeth and brilliant smiles. Dr Hema strives to ensure people of all ages comfortable in the dental chair even though most patients claim to have dental anxiety.

Outside of the clinic, Dr Hema can be found attending continuing education courses and seminars and spending time with her husband and two young children.

Natalie Atkinson
Oral Health Therapist

Natalie Atkinson

Natalie Atkinson is the Oral Health Therapist at Maven Dental Castle Hill. She graduated from the University of Sydney in 2013 with a Bachelor of Oral Health and went on to work at a busy cosmetic dental practice that specialises in dental implants and veneers. Natalie’s experience extends into the orthodontic field after spending 5 years working in a practice that specialised in this field.

Natalie is incredibly passionate working in the field of dentistry and specifically enjoys the opportunity it brings to meet new people and create long-lasting relationships with her patients and educate them about maintaining good oral…

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Natalie Atkinson is the Oral Health Therapist at Maven Dental Castle Hill. She graduated from the University of Sydney in 2013 with a Bachelor of Oral Health and went on to work at a busy cosmetic dental practice that specialises in dental implants and veneers. Natalie’s experience extends into the orthodontic field after spending 5 years working in a practice that specialised in this field.

Natalie is incredibly passionate working in the field of dentistry and specifically enjoys the opportunity it brings to meet new people and create long-lasting relationships with her patients and educate them about maintaining good oral hygiene and how to prevent tooth decay from developing.

Natalie is an active member of the community, assisting in teaching at the University of Sydney and remaining up to date within the in the field by attending regular training programs. She is a member of the DHAA, ADDHTA and the University of Sydney Alumni.

When she is not at work Natalie enjoys being social, trying new activities and travelling.