Maven Dental Sydney CBD

Meet the Team

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Lead Dentist

Dr Celso Cardona

Dr Celso Cardona is the skilled and passionate Lead Dentist at Maven Dental Sydney CBD, Maven Dental Inner West Sydney & Maven Dental Avalon Beach. 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 Masters in Pain and Palliative Medicine.

Dr Cardona discovered his love for dentistry at a young age, with both his dad and brother working as dentists. After receiving his qualifications he spent time working alongside them in Brazil until 2008 before moving to Australia the following year.…

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Dr Celso Cardona is the skilled and passionate Lead Dentist at Maven Dental Sydney CBD, Maven Dental Inner West Sydney & Maven Dental Avalon Beach. 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 Masters in Pain and Palliative Medicine.

Dr Cardona discovered his love for dentistry at a young age, with both his dad and brother working as 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.

Within his role, Dr Cardona is passionate about helping his patients achieve a better understanding of dental health and providing them with exceptional dental care. Holding over 15 years' experience, he has gained extensive knowledge in all aspects of general dentistry with a keen interest in root canals, full mouth reconstruction and teeth alignment. Due to his expertise with complex dental cases, he also receives referrals from other dentists.

Committed to his professional development, Dr Cardona has completed the curriculum of additional education at the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dentistry in Miami. Currently, Dr Cardona is furthering his studies at the Kois Center in Seattle.

Away from the practice, Dr Cardona enjoys meditating, rock climbing, playing video games and travelling. He also has a love for yoga and practices every day of the week and is also a qualified yoga teacher.

Dr Colin Sar Associate Dentist Maven Dental Sydney Inner West
Associate Dentist

Dr Colin Sar

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 got 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 worked in the Western Sydney and Sydney CBD areas and joined Dr Celso at Maven Dental Inner West Sydney in 2021. Dr Colin is excited to be back working with patients in Sydney's CBD at our new location…

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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 got 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 worked in the Western Sydney and Sydney CBD areas and joined Dr Celso at Maven Dental Inner West Sydney in 2021. Dr Colin is excited to be back working with patients in Sydney's CBD at our new location on Macquarie Street. 

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 that visit the dentist often for treatment into patients who only need to attend preventative routine check-up 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

Dr Nova Hassain Dentist Maven Dental Sydney Inner West and maven Dental Sydney CBD
Associate Dentist

Dr Nova Hossain

Dr Nova Hossain first started her dental journey while working at Maven Dental Inner West Sydney as an Oral Health Therapist in 2016. It was here where she discovered her love for teeth and was inspired to pursue a career in dentistry. Dr Nova graduated from the University of Sydney in 2021 with a Doctor of Dental Medicine and received multiple academic merit scholarships including the BOH (University of Sydney Merit Scholarship) and the DMD (H J V Cusack Memorial Prize) along the way.

Since graduating, Dr Nova has joined our Maven Dental Sydney CBD and Inner West Sydney teams…

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Dr Nova Hossain first started her dental journey while working at Maven Dental Inner West Sydney as an Oral Health Therapist in 2016. It was here where she discovered her love for teeth and was inspired to pursue a career in dentistry. Dr Nova graduated from the University of Sydney in 2021 with a Doctor of Dental Medicine and received multiple academic merit scholarships including the BOH (University of Sydney Merit Scholarship) and the DMD (H J V Cusack Memorial Prize) along the way.

Since graduating, Dr Nova has joined our Maven Dental Sydney CBD and Inner West Sydney teams as a friendly and compassionate associate dentist. She brings an easy-going, cheerful nature to the practice, and you’ll always find her with a happy smile on her face. Dr Nova loves creating relationships with her patients and prides herself on providing a unique and positive experience to all patients while under her care. Her bubbly personality has even been known to put patients with dental anxiety at ease while in the dental chair.

Though Dr Nova enjoys all aspects of dentistry, she is particularly fascinated with oral surgery and treating TMJ disorders, as getting her patients out of pain and supporting their dental needs brings her great joy.

Outside of the practice, Dr Nova is a massive foodie! She loves getting amongst the restaurant scene in Sydney and can always give you a good recommendation, no matter which suburb you live in!

Lindel Aquino
Practice Manager

Lindel Aquino

Dental Assistant/Receptionist, Lindel Aquino, was welcomed to the caring and compassionate Maven Dental Inner West Sydney 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…

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Dental Assistant/Receptionist, Lindel Aquino, was welcomed to the caring and compassionate Maven Dental Inner West Sydney 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
Dental Assistant

Leanne Thurston

Leanne Thurston began working at Maven Dental Inner West Sydney in 2012 as a friendly and skilled dental assistant. In 2022, Leanne also joined the team at Maven Dental Sydney CBD assisting Dr Celso & Dr Colin create beautiful smiles in our Macquarie Street dental practice.

Leanne completed her Diploma in Dental Assisting in 2012 from the Australian Business College and has since gained over 5 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 a Dental Assistant, Leanne…

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Leanne Thurston began working at Maven Dental Inner West Sydney in 2012 as a friendly and skilled dental assistant. In 2022, Leanne also joined the team at Maven Dental Sydney CBD assisting Dr Celso & Dr Colin create beautiful smiles in our Macquarie Street dental practice.

Leanne completed her Diploma in Dental Assisting in 2012 from the Australian Business College and has since gained over 5 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 a 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.