Dr Josh Wyper B.D.S - Dentist
After growing up in Gladstone, Queensland Dr Josh Wyper came to live in our community in 2019. He graduated from Charles Sturt University with his Bachelor of Dentistry. Dr Josh has considerable interest in paediatric and special needs dentistry and oral surgery and is looking forward to expanding his skills in these areas. He loves being able to improve people’s dental health and to influence their general health through dental treatment and education.
Dr Josh aims to ensure every patient enjoys a positive and pleasant experience. He likes getting to know each of his patients to understand their needs and expectations better so he can provide an optimal level of care. Dr Josh is still finding his feet in our community but has previously completed volunteer dental work in Malaysia and Cambodia.
When not helping patients, Dr Josh enjoys keeping fit, music and travel, and he loves to read. Favourite subjects to chat about include world events and movies and TV shows.
Dr Jasper Wand - Dentist
Growing up in Newcastle, Dr Jasper Wand’s passion for Dentistry and oral health began in high school, as during routine visits he was fascinated by the many different instruments and procedures a Dentist could use to improve someone's smile. This passion grew throughout studying a Bachelor of Dental Science at Charles Sturt University in Orange and continues through his practice today. Having joined our Eagle Vale practice just this year, he is already enjoying meeting with new patients and hasn’t looked back.
Jasper gets great satisfaction from helping treat and educate all of his patients on proper oral hygiene and helping them improve their oral health everyday. He strives to inform his patients on all the information they should know when coming to the dentist, so they feel comfortable and safe during treatment.
Jasper is interested in all aspects of dentistry and aims to improve his skills working in the community. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, snowboarding and playing the Oboe in an orchestra.
Sura Goriel - Dental Assistant
After growing up in Iraq, Sura started working as a Dental Assistant in Jordan in 2015. She fell in love with the industry and saw how happy she made her patients so decided to continue her career in Sydney. In 2019, Sura obtained her Certificate IIII in Dental Assisting and joined our team in 2020. Sura is very proud to work at Dr Smile with such a caring and professional team who share her love for their fantastic patients. For Sura, the best part about being a Dental Assistant at Dr Smile is the busy days, incredible team work and the impact quality dentistry has on her patient’s happiness and confidence.
In her spare time, Sura loves shopping and socialising with friends. Family time means a lot to her and she loves spending time with her younger brother who lives with motor neuron disease. Sura also loves to explore and travel having previously lived in Southwest Asia and now Australia.
Laura Burgers - Dental Assistant - Dental Assistant
Laura was born and raised in Melbourne, Victoria and graduated from Sandringham Tec. She originally worked in Melbourne for six years as a Dental Assistant, before meeting her husband and moving to Sydney. Laura has worked with us since 2015 and loves her job at our Eagle Vale practice. She particularly enjoys interacting with our patients, getting to know them a little better and ensuring they feel and ease and leave the practice with a smile. Laura is especially good at reassuring more nervous patients and wants to make sure everyone has a positive experience at Dr Smile.
Away from dentistry, Laura likes spending time with her husband and family, and their dog a Maltese x Shih Tzu, Hutchi. She enjoys spending time at the beach, and Hutchi loves Centennial Park. Laura’s other interests include keeping fit, travelling, music and entertainment and just curling up with a good book.
Dr Christopher Sammut B.D.S. - Dentist
Dr Christopher Sammut grew up in Sydney and has lived here his entire life. Dr Chris graduated from the University of Sydney with an honours degree in science before gaining his Doctor of Dental Medicine. His clinical interests include periodontal, orthodontics, prosthodontics and restorative dentistry. Dr Chris became interested in dentistry while still a child, finding dental visits fun and interesting. He is well aware of the close connection between oral health and overall health, and its association with quality-of-life and general well-being. Nothing with him greater pleasure than seeing people smile and talk confidently, knowing their teeth look good.
When not here at Dr Smile, you’ll often find Dr Chris helping at his parish church. Dr Chris actively participates in a ministry called the Capuchin Friars’ Van and which helps the homeless. He is always interested in hearing about other cultures and loves a lively discussion about rugby, cricket or soccer.
Pamela Hanley - Practice Coordinator/HR Manager
Pamela (Pam) grew up in Geores Hall, Sydney with an ongoing interest in nursing from a very young age. The moment she entered into dental nursing, she was hooked! Pam has been coordinating our Eagle Vale practice since 2017 in conjunction with managing all dental assistant training and rosters. Pam achieved proficiency in Dental Assisting in 1992 and since then has completed continued education in Dental Assisting, Infection Control, First Aid and Medical Emergencies.
Pam’s favourite part of working at Dr Smile is the drastic changes she sees in our patients when they gain beautiful and confident smiles. She builds lifelong relationships with our patients and loves to see them come back, time and time again. Pam is fantastic at supporting scared or worried patients and assisting them to overcome any nerves or fears they may have about dentistry.
In her personal life, Pam loves to spend time with her family and, of course, her dog Bronson. Being very handy, she also loves to challenge herself with multiple DIY projects around the house.
Taylor McLister - Dental Receptionist/Assistant
Taylor (Tay) grew up in Camden, New South Wales and has been working in the dental industry since 2018. She has a particular love for children’s dentistry and loves to provide them a positive dental experience. Having achieved a Diploma in Childcare at the Australian Institute of Childcare Training, Tay understands the fear that can occur for children at the dentist and has a natural ability to make them feel comfortable.
Tay joined our Eagle Vale team in 2020 and her favourite part of the job is helping people when they’re experiencing pain and seeing their relief and happiness upon leaving the practice. Outside of her role at Dr Smile, Tay is very multifaceted being a talented soccer player and jazz dancer. She also enjoys painting and spending time with her dog.