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Meet The Team

At our practice, our dentists and staff members have undergone extensive training to become experts in their respective fields, specializing in the latest treatments and technologies. However, what truly sets us apart is our commitment to understanding your unique concerns, desires, and needs, all while upholding our integrity. We believe in empowering you to choose the type of dental healthcare that best suits you.

Unlike many other dental offices, we offer an array of advanced treatment options that go beyond the norm. Our primary goal is to ensure that you feel your absolute best and can fully enjoy life through excellent dental health. With the remarkable advancements in dentistry today, there are numerous choices available to help you embrace life with confidence and a radiant smile. Our dedicated staff will work diligently to find solutions that seamlessly align with your lifestyle and personal preferences.

Dr. Anju Prajapati Maharjan

Principal Dentist

Anju, the lead dentist at Village Dental Clinic, is a highly skilled professional. She obtained her qualification from Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu and relocated to Sydney in 2008. In 2010, she successfully completed her accreditation from the ADC. Anju is dedicated to delivering vital dental care services to the local community. When she’s not attending to patients, she finds joy in spending time with her daughters, Arisa & Amy. Anju also enjoys activities like cycling and cooking.

Dr. Mamata Maharjan


Dr. Mamata Maharjan, a compassionate and experienced general dentist, has dedicated the past decade to providing comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages at Village Dental Ryde. With a strong emphasis on preventative and conservative dentistry, she strives to maintain optimal oral health for her patients.

Dr. Mamata Maharjan’s expertise extends to specialized areas, including root canal treatments and clear aligner orthodontics. Her proficiency in these areas is well recognized.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Dr. Mamata Maharjan is renowned for her caring and amiable nature. She possesses a deep passion for helping patients overcome dental fears and is committed to providing a reassuring environment for nervous individuals.

Outside of her dental practice, Dr. Mamata Maharjan cherishes quality time spent with her family. She finds joy in reading and exploring new destinations through her love for travel.

Dr. Nael Malik


Introducing Dr. Malik, our esteemed senior dentist who contributes to our practice on a part-time basis. With an impressive track record spanning over 25 years in clinical dentistry, he brings a wealth of experience to our team. Dr. Malik completed his education at Adelaide University, establishing a solid foundation for his professional journey.

Dr. Malik possesses a special interest in the fields of surgery, prosthodontics, and implant dentistry. His expertise in these areas is highly regarded, allowing him to provide exceptional care to our patients.

We are privileged to have Dr. Malik as part of our team, as his extensive experience and specialized knowledge greatly enhance the range of services we offer.

Dr. Bandana Shakya


Meet Dr. Bandana Shakya, a highly accomplished dentist with an impressive background. Graduating from Manipal College of Dental Surgery in India in 2004, she embarked on a successful career in dentistry. For four years, she practiced in her home country of Nepal, gaining valuable experience in multi-disciplinary specialist practices as well as managing her own clinic.

In pursuit of further professional growth, Dr. Bandana Shakya successfully completed the Australian Dental Council exam, leading her to relocate to Australia in 2009. Since then, she has been dedicated to providing exceptional dental care as a general dentist in Australia. Continuously striving to expand her knowledge and skills, she actively participates in various continuing dental education courses to stay updated with the latest advancements in the field.

Dr. Bandana Shakya holds a special interest in oral surgery and orthodontics. Her commitment to excellence in orthodontics is exemplified by her completion of a comprehensive two-year training program in Orthodontics through internationally certified progressive orthodontic seminars based in the USA. Additionally, she is a proud member of the Australian Dental Association, demonstrating her commitment to professional excellence.

Dr. Bandana Shakya firmly believes in the transformative power of dentistry to improve people’s oral health and enhance their smiles. With her expertise and dedication, she is devoted to helping her patients achieve healthier and more beautiful smiles.

Dr. Sarita Adhikari


Dr. Sarita Adhikari, a dedicated dentist who earned her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree in 2004. Driven by a passion for creating a welcoming environment, Sarita strives to ensure that everyone who enters the practice feels comfortable and at ease. She strongly believes in the power of education as a preventive measure for dental issues, and thus takes the time to actively listen to her patients and provide them with valuable information.

Dr. Sarita Adhikari finds joy in practicing all aspects of general dentistry, catering to a wide range of dental needs. She is committed to continuous professional development, eagerly pursuing opportunities to expand her knowledge and refine her skills in order to stay up to date with the latest advancements in dental care.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Sarita finds solace in spending quality time with her family and embarking on memorable journeys through her love for travel. As a testament to her commitment to excellence, she proudly holds membership in the Australian Dental Association.

Dr. Sarita Adhikari’s unwavering dedication to patient care, combined with her ongoing pursuit of knowledge and her warm and friendly demeanor, make her a valued member of our dental team


Dr. Joshua Zheng


Dr. Joshua Zheng, a Sydney native, nurtured a childhood dream of becoming a dentist. His aspirations came to fruition at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, where he achieved his BDSc (Hons) degree. Driven by genuine enthusiasm, he takes great pleasure in building connections with his patients and ensuring their dental visits are as enjoyable for them as they are for him.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Dr. Joshua Zheng is deeply passionate about his Christian volunteering ministry, using his time and skills to make a positive impact in the community. He also finds joy in piano performance, continually refining his musical talents. Furthermore, he is dedicated to improving his Mandarin language skills.

Dr. Joshua Zheng’s unwavering dedication to patient care, coupled with his diverse range of interests and passions, make him an exceptional member of our team. His commitment to dentistry and his multifaceted approach to life contribute to creating a welcoming and enriching dental experience for his patients.

Dr. George Chen


Dr. George Chen, a highly motivated dentist who obtained his degree from the University of Adelaide, concurrently achieving Honours. Fluent in both English and Chinese (Mandarin), George takes immense pleasure in bringing smiles to his patients’ faces.

Beyond the realm of dentistry, George finds joy in traveling, exploring new destinations and cultures. He also enjoys participating in basketball competitions, showcasing his athletic side. Additionally, George possesses a musical talent, playing both the piano and the cello, which provide him with a creative outlet.

Dr. George Chen’s dedication to dentistry, combined with his diverse range of interests and linguistic skills, make him a valuable asset to our practice. His commitment to creating positive patient experiences and his multifaceted approach to life contribute to fostering an environment of excellence and care.

Dr. Maryam Varzeshi

Dental Surgeon

Dr. Varzeshi embarked on a career change after completing her Master of Medical Laboratory Sciences at RMIT University and working with Queensland Health Pathology for several years. Driven by her passion for patient care and the art of dentistry, she pursued her dental education at Griffith University.

During her training in Queensland, Dr. Varzeshi actively engaged in providing oral health care to diverse populations, particularly disadvantaged groups. This experience further fueled her commitment to improving oral health outcomes for all. Seeking new experiences, she relocated to Darwin after graduation, embracing the unique challenges and opportunities that the Top End has to offer.

Dr. Varzeshi finds fulfillment in all facets of dentistry, including restorative procedures, pediatric care, endodontics, and oral surgery. She possesses a deep enthusiasm for continuous professional development, always striving to expand her knowledge and refine her skills.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Dr. Varzeshi has an adventurous spirit and a passion for travel. She actively seeks opportunities for personal growth and positive changes in life. Additionally, she is fluent in Farsi, enabling her to communicate effectively with a broader range of patients.

Dr. Varzeshi’s unwavering dedication to patient care, her thirst for knowledge, and her zest for life make her an exceptional dentist. Her commitment to making a positive impact extends beyond the dental office, making her a valuable asset to the community she serves.

Dr. Pateer Mikael


Dr. Mikael completed his education at Griffith University (QLD) with a Master of Dentistry and a Bachelor of Dental Health Science. Dr Mikael has a genuine interest in providing a healthy smile and improving his patient’s overall wellbeing.

During his time at Griffith University, Dr Mikael showcased a profound commitment to patient care by actively participating in research focused on minimizing dental anxiety. This reflects his passion for patient comfort and demonstrates his dedication to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry. Pateer thoroughly enjoys all aspects of dentistry with particular interest in oral surgery, endodontics, and prosthodontics.
Outside of the field of dentistry, Dr Mikael enjoys travel, the mental stimulation of solving puzzles and spending time cooking with his family.

Mrs. Durga Malla Gurung

Dental Technician

Durga Malla Gurung is a skilled Dental Technician who completed her training at TAFE in Sydney. With a diverse background in the health sector, including experience as a nurse, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her current role. Durga immigrated to Australia in 2008 and has since been dedicated to her work as a Dental Technician.

In addition to her professional pursuits, Durga has a passion for dance and finds joy in expressing herself through movement. She also possesses a love for travel, embracing opportunities to explore new destinations and immerse herself in different cultures.

Durga Malla Gurung’s commitment to dental technology, combined with her creative outlets and wanderlust, make her a valued member of our team. Her dedication to providing high-quality dental solutions, coupled with her diverse range of interests, contributes to her well-rounded approach to life and work.

Miss. Tripti Gurung

Dental Assistant

Tripti, our dental assistant and the welcoming presence at our Ryde practice, takes great pride in her role. Ensuring the highest standards of infection control, she prioritizes the well-being of our patients on a daily basis. Tripti’s genuine passion for dentistry shines through when discussing her love for the field and the diverse range of patients she encounters each day. With her friendly and calming personality, she excels at creating a comfortable and relaxed environment, putting everyone at ease.

During her downtime, Tripti indulges in her love for movies and travel. As a self-proclaimed movie buff, she enjoys immersing herself in cinematic experiences and is always eager to engage in conversations about her favorite films. Exploring new destinations is another pursuit that brings her joy and fulfillment.

Tripti’s dedication to providing exceptional patient care, coupled with her vibrant personality and wide range of interests, make her an invaluable member of our team. Her commitment to creating a positive and comfortable dental experience extends beyond the clinic, allowing patients to feel welcomed and at ease throughout their visit.

Mrs. Abha Shrestha

Dental Assistant

Abha, originally a dentist from Nepal, embarked on a new chapter in her career when she arrived in Australia in 2016. With a vision for a long-term commitment to the dental field, she brings her expertise and passion to our practice. Abha’s warm and welcoming nature ensures that all patients feel at ease and comfortable under her care.

In addition to her dedication to patient well-being, Abha places a strong emphasis on maintaining high infection control standards, particularly in sterilization protocols. This commitment ensures the safety and health of our patients.

During her leisure time, Abha finds solace in activities that connect her with nature and her loved ones. She enjoys gardening, nurturing plants and creating beauty in her surroundings. Exploring the great outdoors through hiking is another passion that rejuvenates her spirit. Above all, spending quality time with her loved ones brings her immense joy and fulfillment.

Abha’s commitment to delivering exceptional dental care, along with her nurturing hobbies and cherished relationships, make her an invaluable member of our team. Her dedication to creating a welcoming environment and prioritizing patient safety aligns perfectly with our practice’s values.

Mr. Amar Maharjan

Practice Manager

Amar, Anju’s husband, takes on the role of Practice Manager. He holds a degree in IT from Charles Sturt University, which he completed in 2007. Amar initially worked in Sydney for four years in the IT field. However, when Anju completed her qualifications from ADC and established their first dental clinic in 2011, Amar made a career change to support her venture as the Practice Manager.

Starting part-time, Amar soon transitioned to full-time involvement in managing their dental clinic. Alongside his professional duties, he finds joy in spending quality time with their daughters, Arisa and Amy. Additionally, Amar nurtures his passion for photography, capturing moments that bring beauty and inspiration to his life. Cycling is another activity he enjoys during his spare time, embracing the outdoors and maintaining an active lifestyle.

Amar’s dedication to managing the practice and his commitment to family, hobbies, and personal well-being demonstrate his multifaceted nature. His support and expertise contribute to the success and smooth operation of the dental clinic, ensuring patients receive the highest level of care and service.