Natural Dentistry, Gordon

Meet The Team

DR SAM GUIRGUIS | Dentist Gordon
Lead Dentist

Dr Sam Guirguis

Lead Dentist, Dr Sam Guirguis, was welcomed to the Natural Dentistry team in 2015. Dr Guirguis graduated in 1989 from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Driven by his passion and desire to aid others with their dental health, he went on to achieve his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

Dr Guirguis' extensive career has also seen him training and working across the UK, New Zealand and country New South Wales, owning his own practice, teaching undergraduate students as a part-time Clinical Instructor at Sydney University, and training at the Las Vegas Institute for…

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Lead Dentist, Dr Sam Guirguis, was welcomed to the Natural Dentistry team in 2015. Dr Guirguis graduated in 1989 from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Driven by his passion and desire to aid others with their dental health, he went on to achieve his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

Dr Guirguis' extensive career has also seen him training and working across the UK, New Zealand and country New South Wales, owning his own practice, teaching undergraduate students as a part-time Clinical Instructor at Sydney University, and training at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) for five years.

Although highly experienced and enjoying all aspects of general dentistry, Dr Guirguis particularly enjoys working in the areas of comprehensive full mouth rehabilitation, orthodontics (braces & Invisalign), facial aesthetics (injectables and fillers) and treatment for sleep-disordered breathing, snoring and sleep apnoea.

Dr Guirguis finds his role as a dentist particularly rewarding and enjoys assisting his patients in reaching their outcomes whether through optimal oral health or a cosmetic solution to something they have been challenged with. He additionally finds great joy in interacting with patients and working in a fun environment alongside a wonderful team of dental professionals.

Dedicated to his professional development, Dr Guirguis is continually keeping up to date with the latest orthodontic treatment and postgraduate education in dental sleep medicine. His commitment to the field of dentistry has also previously seen him complete post-graduate studies in orthodontics, implants and cosmetic full mouth rehabilitation - allowing him to achieve recognition as one of only four LVI clinical instructors in Australia.

Outside of dentistry, Dr Guirguis has a passion for travelling with his wife and kids, skiing, golf, tennis, good food and single malt whiskey.

Dr Sam Guirguis is part of the following associations:

  • Australian Dental Association
  • Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons
  • Australian Sleep Association
Dr Ross Mackay | Dentist Gordon
Associate Dentist

Dr Ross Mackay

Dr Ross graduated from Sydney University in 1979. He practised for a short time in Sydney then moved to London for 8 years. Having returned from London in 1987 he continued in private practice and set up Natural Dentistry in Gordon almost 15 years ago.

Over the last 20 years, Ross has written articles for medical journals and health magazines on the mercury issue in dentistry and on complementary approaches to dental treatment.​

Even on occasion has been a spokesman for complementary dentistry on the radio and in newspapers. His long term interest in Eastern philosophy and medicine has shaped…

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Dr Ross graduated from Sydney University in 1979. He practised for a short time in Sydney then moved to London for 8 years. Having returned from London in 1987 he continued in private practice and set up Natural Dentistry in Gordon almost 15 years ago.

Over the last 20 years, Ross has written articles for medical journals and health magazines on the mercury issue in dentistry and on complementary approaches to dental treatment.​

Even on occasion has been a spokesman for complementary dentistry on the radio and in newspapers. His long term interest in Eastern philosophy and medicine has shaped the way he now practices dentistry. From consideration and compassion for patients in the dental surgery to realising that our body’s function, wellness and disease are all interrelated.

​I have spent years developing ways to integrate these Eastern concepts and experience with the best modern dental practice.

The turning point for Ross was in 1988 when a patient asked him to remove her amalgam fillings because she thought they were affecting her health. He was sceptical but replaced her mercury fillings with composite resin. A couple of months after completing the treatment she wrote describing how much her health had improved and how thankful she was for the treatment.

Since then Ross has continued to study areas such as herbal medicine, vitamin and mineral therapies, and acupuncture along with keeping up to date with the advances in dental technologies and treatments. For Ross, there is an excitement and joy in learning and bringing these different areas into my daily practice.

General Dentist Dr Angela Rigo Natural Dentistry Gordon
Associate Dentist

Dr Angela Rigo

Before moving to Australia, Dr Angela Rigo completed a Bachelor of Dental Science at the Pontifical Catholic University in Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil and practiced as a general dentist for 7 years. During this time, she was mentored by some of the greatest names in dentistry which greatly contributed to the wealth of knowledge she brings to the team at Natural Dentistry in 2022.

Her extensive experience, clinical knowledge and continued education combined allows Dr Angela to offer exceptional oral care in all aspects of dentistry from improving aesthetics, to restoring natural function and providing pain relief.

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Before moving to Australia, Dr Angela Rigo completed a Bachelor of Dental Science at the Pontifical Catholic University in Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil and practiced as a general dentist for 7 years. During this time, she was mentored by some of the greatest names in dentistry which greatly contributed to the wealth of knowledge she brings to the team at Natural Dentistry in 2022.

Her extensive experience, clinical knowledge and continued education combined allows Dr Angela to offer exceptional oral care in all aspects of dentistry from improving aesthetics, to restoring natural function and providing pain relief.

Though Dr Angela loves all things teeth, she is particularly fascinated in prosthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, oral rehabilitation and Invisalign. Dr Angela is passionate about connecting with people and one of her greatest strengths is her ability to establish a long-lasting rapport with her patients. Dr Angela takes the time to listen to her patients needs and circumstances and makes it a priority to ensure patients experiencing dental anxiety feel comfortable while under her care. Nothing brings Dr Angela greater professional satisfaction than witnessing the improvement her work can bring to patients’ confidence and overall lives.

Outside of the practice Dr Angela leads a very active lifestyle. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family playing sports such as tennis and hiking. She also loves delving into a good book, especially those that challenge her perspective.

Dr Tharani Kamalasuriya general Dentist Natural Dentistry Sydney
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, Dr Kamalasuriya 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…

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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, Dr Kamalasuriya 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.

Dr Kamalasuriya 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 Natural Dentistry in Gordon.

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. Dr Kamalasuriya 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.

Christine Zhang | Natural Dentistry, Gordon
Dental Hygienist

Christine Zhang

Christine is a passionate and dedicated dental hygienist. She helps her patients maintain a healthy mouth through effective preventative treatments, education, and personalised instructions for their oral care at home.

She believes “The best doctor is the one who can intervene before diseases start; so I love being a dental hygienist because I do my best to keep you from the dentist.”

Having teeth checked and cleaned can be unpleasant and scary. Yet they are necessary and important procedures to benefit your oral health and overall wellbeing. Christine is very gentle, patient and caring and will clean and polish your…

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Christine is a passionate and dedicated dental hygienist. She helps her patients maintain a healthy mouth through effective preventative treatments, education, and personalised instructions for their oral care at home.

She believes “The best doctor is the one who can intervene before diseases start; so I love being a dental hygienist because I do my best to keep you from the dentist.”

Having teeth checked and cleaned can be unpleasant and scary. Yet they are necessary and important procedures to benefit your oral health and overall wellbeing. Christine is very gentle, patient and caring and will clean and polish your teeth to let them shine again. 

“When I am doing this work, I am so concentrated in the details that I almost meditate. Patients are often involved in my tranquilising vibe and feel relaxed and often fall asleep.”

Her qualifications range from Bachelor of Oral Health, Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science, Master of International Public Health and Master of Interpreting & Translating. In 2010 she received a Dean’s Merit Award. She is a Registered Dental hygienist and member of DHAA.

Now also a busy mother with 3 young children, Asher, Chaya and Micah. “Children teach me so much and help me become a better person and give me the most wonderful joy and love; I do everything with them”. 

In her spare time, she likes to read, practice Chinese calligraphy and sing in a Christian choir. Her next goal is to study a bit more in traditional Chinese Medicine and use that to serve her dental patients better. 

Salik Faniad Dental hygienist Natural Dentistry Gordon
Hygienist

Salik Faniad

Salik Faniad graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Newcastle in 2013 and has joined the team at Natural Dentistry as a dental hygienist.

As a technically experienced hygienist in Sydney, Salik is well equipped in caring for the needs and queries of concerned patients. His ability to read verbal and non- verbal cues together with a friendly presence helps to establish clear communication with his patients. 

As an evidence-based practitioner and hygienist in Sydney, Salik is committed to delivering high quality dental care and connecting his patients' oral health with their general health.

Salik is…

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Salik Faniad graduated with a Bachelor of Oral Health at the University of Newcastle in 2013 and has joined the team at Natural Dentistry as a dental hygienist.

As a technically experienced hygienist in Sydney, Salik is well equipped in caring for the needs and queries of concerned patients. His ability to read verbal and non- verbal cues together with a friendly presence helps to establish clear communication with his patients. 

As an evidence-based practitioner and hygienist in Sydney, Salik is committed to delivering high quality dental care and connecting his patients' oral health with their general health.

Salik is committed to his continued learning and stays up to date with the latest dental technique and technology. He enjoys reading about contemporary research and attends continuous professional development courses. 

Outside of the practice, Salik is a soccer enthusiast and his favourite team is Manchester city. He loves travelling and spending time with his wife and baby daughter.