Maven Dental Maryborough

Meet The Team

Principal Dentist Dr Sanjay Hirekodi Maven Dental Maryborough
Lead Dentist

Dr Sanjay Hirekodi

Dr Sanjay is the Lead Dentist at Maven Dental Maryborough.

He grew up in London, UK and gained his degree from Kings' College, London in 1991. Dr Sanjay has a commitment to postgraduate education. Since getting his dental degree he progressed with his postgraduate education. After completing several diplomas and qualifications he achieved a Masters Degree in 'Prosthodontics'  - advance crown, bridge and denture work - from the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute, London in 2002. After completing several years of practice and teaching roles in the UK he owned and ran a busy practice in Ireland. He relocated to Australia…

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Dr Sanjay is the Lead Dentist at Maven Dental Maryborough.

He grew up in London, UK and gained his degree from Kings' College, London in 1991. Dr Sanjay has a commitment to postgraduate education. Since getting his dental degree he progressed with his postgraduate education. After completing several diplomas and qualifications he achieved a Masters Degree in 'Prosthodontics'  - advance crown, bridge and denture work - from the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute, London in 2002. After completing several years of practice and teaching roles in the UK he owned and ran a busy practice in Ireland. He relocated to Australia in 2013, following members of his family.

Dr Sanjay was first attracted to dentistry very early in life after he saw how his local dentist expertly rehabilitated his mother's mouth and teeth, giving her back her function, appearance and self esteem. Some years later, Dr Sanjay himself underwent corrective orthodontic treatment and discovered first-hand how dentistry changes someone's life. Choosing to be a health professional felt natural as his father was a doctor and mother a nurse. Now, Dr Sanjay's principal philosophy is that people should keep their natural teeth for as long as possible and is a keen advocate of comprehensive dental care.

He has embraced and is passionate about how modern technology in dentistry can assist in this philosophy and how it can benefit his patients. Keeping up to date with modern techniques allows him to confidently offer most forms of dentistry including implant treatment, cosmetic dentistry, root filling treatments, braces and other more complex treatments, should they be required along with general dental treatments. His goal is to provide optimal dental care to all his patients to allow them to experience how this can be of benefit to them. 

Dr Sanjay has an ardent devotion to working in regional practices and within the community. He also loves mentoring and teaching younger dentists.

In his spare time he loves watching movies, following soccer and playing bridge! He is married and has three grown up children as well as three dogs that keep him busy.

Associate Dentist Dr Jeremy Shang-Yao Sheng Maven Dental Marybrough
Associate Dentist

Dr Jeremy Shang-Yao Sheng

Dr Jeremy Shang-Yao Sheng was welcomed to the Maven Dental Marybrough team as an associate dentist. Dr Shang-Yao Sheng completed his Bachelor of Dental Science at the University of Queensland in 2015, graduating with honours. Prior to completing his studies he volunteered with the Tzu Chi International Medical Association in 2014 where he supported dentists in treating the homeless and refugees.

Dr Shang-Yao Sheng takes great pride in his work and enjoys being part of a talented team that helps patients achieve excellent oral health (even improving their quality of life). He is passionate about the field of dentistry and…

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Dr Jeremy Shang-Yao Sheng was welcomed to the Maven Dental Marybrough team as an associate dentist. Dr Shang-Yao Sheng completed his Bachelor of Dental Science at the University of Queensland in 2015, graduating with honours. Prior to completing his studies he volunteered with the Tzu Chi International Medical Association in 2014 where he supported dentists in treating the homeless and refugees.

Dr Shang-Yao Sheng takes great pride in his work and enjoys being part of a talented team that helps patients achieve excellent oral health (even improving their quality of life). He is passionate about the field of dentistry and is continually seeking to improve his knowledge and skills. In 2016, he completed a number of educational courses in the areas of oral surgery, dental implants and cone-beam certification.

In the practice Dr Shang-Yao Sheng's interest lie in cosmetic dentistry, fixed prosthodontics and oral surgery. He also thrives off the various challenges that arise; enjoying the opportunity to learn and improve his skills. Dr Shang-Yao Sheng is also fluent in Chinese and welcomes any international patients.

Outside of dentistry, Dr Shang-Yao Sheng enjoys spending time with his cats and eating delicious food. When he gets the chance he loves being able to travel and gain new experiences and memories.

Dr Jeremy Shang-Yao Sheng is part of the following associations:

  • Australian Dental Association
Dental Hygienist Brigette Bygrave Maven Dental Maryborough
Hygienist

Brigette Bygrave

Maven Dental Maryborough welcomed Brigette Bygrave to the Maryborough practice as a dental hygienist in 2012. Brigette began her dental career back in 2002 as a dental assistant. After three years working in a local dentist she discovered her passion for oral hygiene education and preventative care and went on to complete her Bachelor of Oral Health through the University of Newcastle in 2009. Prior to joining Maven Dental Maryborough she spent three years gaining experience in both general and specialist practices.

Brigette is passionate about her role as a dental hygienist and takes great pride in her work. Her…

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Maven Dental Maryborough welcomed Brigette Bygrave to the Maryborough practice as a dental hygienist in 2012. Brigette began her dental career back in 2002 as a dental assistant. After three years working in a local dentist she discovered her passion for oral hygiene education and preventative care and went on to complete her Bachelor of Oral Health through the University of Newcastle in 2009. Prior to joining Maven Dental Maryborough she spent three years gaining experience in both general and specialist practices.

Brigette is passionate about her role as a dental hygienist and takes great pride in her work. Her clinical interests lie in the treatment of periodontal disease and understanding the effects our nose/breathing/gut health have on the development and health of our mouths and jaws as a whole. In addition to educating her patients of the importance of maintaining excellent oral health, Brigette is often found at local primary schools providing informative talks on preventative care and healthy dental habits. She additionally attends continued development courses to remain up to date with the latest in dental hygiene.

Away from the practice Brigette loves spending quality time with her friends and family, particularly her daughter. She also enjoys keeping herself active when she has the time.

Brigette Bygrave is part of the following associations:

  • Australian Dental Hygiene Association
Zelda Napier Practice Manager Maven Dental Maryborough
Practice Manager

Zelda Napier

Zelda Napier is the friendly and passionate practice manager at Maven Dental Maryborough. Zelda initially began her dental career as a dental assistant in Bundaberg 1996, completing her Certificate III the following year. Furthering her education she went on to obtain her Diploma in Practice Manager with a residential management course in Melbourne, through the University of New England.

After receiving her qualifications (with High Distinction), Zelda was offered a practice manager position at a local Bundaberg practice where she worked for 7 years. Taking a break from the workforce she welcomed the arrival of her son Blake, and made…

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Zelda Napier is the friendly and passionate practice manager at Maven Dental Maryborough. Zelda initially began her dental career as a dental assistant in Bundaberg 1996, completing her Certificate III the following year. Furthering her education she went on to obtain her Diploma in Practice Manager with a residential management course in Melbourne, through the University of New England.

After receiving her qualifications (with High Distinction), Zelda was offered a practice manager position at a local Bundaberg practice where she worked for 7 years. Taking a break from the workforce she welcomed the arrival of her son Blake, and made the move to Maryborough (2004) where her husband had been offered a transfer with work.

Once settled into the Maryborough lifestyle, Zelda returned to work managing another local practice within the community. After a few years, she joined Dr Noel Commins at Maven Dental Maryborough where she initially took on an administrator role. A year later, she progressed to her current position as practice manager, where she continues to embrace her love for dentistry and exceptional oral health.

Outside of the practice, Zelda enjoys spending quality time with her friends, family and bulldogs Mavis and Norma. When they aren't busy completing home renovations or building their 40ft Catamaran, she loves finding time to hit the gym, cook and go camping.