Dr Clare Hoy B.D.S. - Dentist

Dr Clare grew up in Scotland where she obtained her BSc Biomedical Science Degree (Hons) in 2012. She then went on to gain her Bachelor of Dentistry in 2017 at Glasgow University. The passion for dentistry is shared among Dr Clare’s family with her mother and sister, like her, both dentists. Leaving her hometown, Dr Clare moved to Australia and joined us at the Wattle Grove practice in 2020.

Educating patients about proper oral health and helping those in pain are two of Dr Clare’s favourite aspects of her work. Seeing returning patients and noticing improvements in their oral health reinforces how valued and trusted she is among our local community.

Outside of the practice, Dr Clare is an avid runner and enjoys taking time outdoors to exercise. By nature, she is very social and loves to spend time with friends. Having moved to Australia all the way from Scotland, Dr Clare loves to travel and experience the world.

Dr Biljana Taleski - Dentist

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Dr Biljana Taleski graduated from the Methodius University of Skopje, North Macedonia in 2013 and attained a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Ss. Cyril. Dr Biljana can speak five different languages including Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian and English.

Growing up, Dr Biljana always wanted to work in healthcare and found herself in the Dental industry. She thoroughly enjoys having the opportunity to form long term relationship with such diverse and loyal patients. Dr Biljana loves the variety this creates on a day-to-day basis.

In her role at Dr Smile, she is passionate about the preventative nature of dentistry and educating her patients so they can enjoy the highest standard of oral health possible in the long term. Dr Biljana strives to always make her patients happy and to spread more smiles to the world.

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.

Nathalie Mendoza – Dental Receptionist and Assistant

Nathalie (Nat) grew up locally in Sydney’s inner west and gained her Certificate III in Dental Assisting and Certificate III in Pathology at TAFE in New South Wales. She took initial interest in dentistry and orthodontics having bi-maxillofacial surgery and orthodontic treatment as a child and therefore gained first-hand experience of its transformational positive impact on her life.

Having joined the Gymea practice at the start of 2020, Nat loves the way our patients rave about our services and always leave with a smile. Outside of dentistry, Nat is an enthusiastic and talented Latin dancer. She also loves to hike, attend sports games and travel.

Balsam Girgis – Dental Assistant

Balsam (Bella) grew up in Sudan and graduated with a Bachelor of Dentistry at the University of Ibn Sina in Khartoum, Sudan. After relocating to Adelaide in 2000, in 2016 Bella moved to Sydney and joined the Gymea practice by 2019. Bella loves the emphasis on teamwork at Dr Smile and her ability to meet new people daily.

For Bella, dentistry has always run in the family. She found a passion for helping patients to relieve pain and ensure they walk out with a smile. If our patients are anxious about their visit, Bella is the go-to when it comes to making them feel comfortable.

Outside of dentistry, Bella is a talented tennis player and also loves to walk. She hopes to eventually own a dog to keep her company on her walks. Bella is also religious and likes to attend Church. She regularly volunteers to serve others which is very important to her.