OUR TEAM

Dr-Danushan(Dan)

Dr Danushan (Dan) Sampanthar

Principal Dentist

Born and raised in Australia, I have been living and practicing in Geelong since 2011, having graduated from Adelaide University with Honours.

Since my graduation I have taken great enjoyment seeing dentally anxious patients, both young and old, for the first time and having the leave saying that went well! or Im not sure what I was worried about!. I enjoy practicing and developing my skills in all aspects of dentistry with experience in pain free cosmetic and rehabilitative dentistry. Getting to know all my patients over time also provides me with great satisfaction.

Outside of work I enjoy cooking and eating with both friends and family. When not making the most of the stunning locations around Geelong on my bike or on my feet, I also enjoy travel. In this respect I have been fortunate to have participated in dental missions to Cambodia and Guatemala.

I look forward to meeting you and putting you at ease as we embark on your dental journey together. Contact us today!

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Dr Arumugam Punnia Moorthy

Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr Arum Punnia-Moorthy graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Hons) from the University of Sri Lanka in 1972. Since then Dr Punnia-Moorthy has had over 35 years of teaching experience in a number of University Dental Schools namely Peradeniya (Sri Lanka), University of Bristol (UK), University of Liverpool (UK), University College London, Eastman Dental Hospital (London) and University of Sydney and an impressive clinical training and practice of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at many affiliated University Hospitals in the United Kingdom and in Sydney.

He received a WHO scholarship to commence his postgraduate training at the Institute of Dental Surgery, Eastman Dental Hospital, University of London in 1976. He obtained his fellowships, FDSRCS (England) and FFDRCS Oral Surgery (Ireland) and completed his Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training in a number of University Teaching Hospitals affiliated to the Dental Schools in Bristol, Liverpool and University College London. He completed his Lecturer/Senior Registrar training and Ph.D in Oral Surgery (University of London) in 1986. In 1987 he was appointed as Senior Lecturer/Consultant in Oral Surgery and later the Head in the Discipline of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Sydney. He obtained a Masters Degree in Medical Education (MClinEd) from the University of New South Wales in 1999, a unique achievement of his long and illustrious teaching career. Dr Punnia-Moorthy moved to private practice in Burwood in 1996 whilst retaining a part-time position as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney. Since 2004 he has become full-time in private practice and is a visiting Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon to Westmead Private, Strathfield Private and Holroyd Private Hospitals.

Dr Punnia-Moorthy is a highly experienced Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon who is dedicated to continuing education, teaching (undergraduate/postgraduate) and clinical research. He currently spends his time between private practice in Sydney, education in Sri-Lanka, playing tennis is hoping to spend time getting to know Geelong and the Surfcoast.

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Marilia

Practice Coordinator

Born and raised in Brazil, I moved to Australia when I got married.

Having had braces myself, I will always remember the day I got my new smile and the change it made on my life. That is why I became a dentist in Brazil. I believe that dentistry is not only about cleaning your teeth or being healthy, which is very important, but also believe a healthy bright smile can help to give someone confidence, hope and strength to continue to smile through the years, no matter what lies ahead, just as it did for me.

Dentistry is very positive if you are with the right professional team who is able to communicate well, which is why I am happy to be part of Smile4U.

I am one of those people who believe in the power of help. Let us help YOU as much as we can. Let your happiness be our happiness!

I am looking forward to greeting you here at Smile4U as your Coordinator! You will have personalised, tailored treatment because we always endeavour to deliver the best treatment for you!

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Jade

Dental Assistant

My name is Jade and I was born and grew up in Geelong.

I have also lived in Melbourne and the Gold Coast however this made me realise Geelong will always be my home as I love the laid back, community vibe!

I have always had an interest in Dental assisting, ever since I had braces as a teenager and spent a lot of my time visiting the dentist! After 4 long years it was finally worth it once I got my braces off and saw my new smile and new found confidence!

I am extremely passionate about health and wellness and I believe it starts in the mouth! I also love cosmetics and making people feel confident and good about themselves; just as I did after my braces, which is why I chose to pursue a career in the Dental industry!

I am looking forward to learning as much as I can through my traineeship with Smile 4U, so that I can help create the best dental experience for our patients.

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Megan

Dental Assistant

My name is Megan and I am a born and bred Geelong girl. I grew up on the Bellarine Peninsula, in Clifton Springs. My favorite things to do when not at work and being a Mum, is cooking, mountain biking, photography and tennis. I completed Year 12 at Bellarine Secondary College (Drysdale). After leaving school, I entered into the Hospitality industry, which is where I learnt most of what I know today. Hospitality taught me how to engage with customers and make their experience a memorable one, which I have been able to use everywhere. I like to get to know people on a personal level, so they don’t just feel like a customer or number. I have also completed a Cert III in Business. After having a few problems with my own teeth in the past, I took a keen interest in the Dental industry and here I am today!! I am extremely excited to learn something new and totally out of my comfort zone, with my traineeship at Smile 4U.

So get the fear out of dentistry and Contact us today and organise a time to visit the place where professionalism meets FUN.